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Quaint Cottage on Wamplers Lake 'Gold Coast' Shoreline

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 5 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 13-15)

Five-bedroom cottage on all-sports Wamplers Lake in the Irish Hills. We are on the eastern shore, which means sandy bottom and spectacular sunsets. Eight-hundred-acre lake is all-sports, ideal for swimming, waterskiing, jetskiing, or just cruising on your pontoon boat. Perfect for kids--water is knee-high on adults even 50 feet out, and the bottom is total sand. Great (stocked) fishing, too, including large and smallmouth bass, pike, and pan fish.

Watch the sun set every evening from our sun porch. At night, roast marshmallows around the firepit as the stars come out over the placid water.

Jerry's Restaurant--famous for its quality and variety--is located on the south shore, a five-minute car ride or two minutes by water. They have evening entertainment many nights during the summer. The cottage is also close to MIS, MSU's Hidden Gardens, Hayes State Park, a handful of antique stores, and several golf and putt-putt courses.

As far as the layout of the house, there are four bedrooms and a half-bath upstairs. Three of the bedrooms have double beds, and the kids room has a twin, a double, and bunks. The fifth bedroom is downstairs (a queen), with extra sleeping available on the sunporch futon. Also downstairs is the main bath with toilet, sink, and shower stall. There is also a living room looking out on the lake, with a gas fireplace.

Bring your own boat or use our pedal boat. Lake access is at Hayes State Park -- just one mile from the cottage.

Keywords: Cottage, cabin, lakefront, waterfront, beachfront, Irish Hills

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Dave

This is our family cottage -- which we dearly love -- and which we're happy to be able to share with other families who enjoy the water and spending time together. We live about an hour from the lake, and spend several weeks here a year. We have two small children (and many nieces and nephews) who have learned to swim and waterski here since we bought the place in 2005. Every year, we try to add something new and better, and every year we have some of the same families come back and stay with us. We're happy to help create wonderful memories for so many!

Dave purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Dave chose Brooklyn

Wamplers Lake is ideal for watersports -- there is almost always a calm spot for skiing. The fishing is plentiful. It is very social and friendly, with people walking up and down Shoreline Drive all day. Jerry's is a great restaurant so close you could almost swim to it. The sunsets are spectacular. The water is clean and warm, and the bottom has no muck. As lake living goes, it has just about everything one could want.

What makes this cottage unique

People love our sunporch. It is large, has a 180 degree view of the lake, and is brightly lit all day long. The cottage itself is vintage, with plenty of character, and we've also recently repainted and wallpapered every surface in the whole place, plus new carpet, new furniture, etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

As our families grow we needed a bigger place and this is perfect. The kids appreciated the toys and we all had a wonderful cozy time.
Oct 2009
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Brooklyn Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs Bath - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bath - toilet
  • The downstairs bath was remodeled in 2017 to include a full-size shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Willow Bedroom - 1 queen , Downstairs
    Oak Bedroom - 1 double , Upstairs
    Pine Bedroom - 1 double , Upstairs
    Sycamore Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Upstairs
    Maple Bedroom - 1 double , Upstairs
    Sunroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Downstairs
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Quaint Cottage on Wamplers Lake 'Gold Coast' Shoreline
average rating of 4.611111 based on 25 reviews

Beautiful sunsets

  • 5 of 5

Thank you McCreedy Family for sharing you great cottage with us. We had a relaxing and wonderful time! Cottage was in a beautiful location and clean! Thank you again! Ted and Peg

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Cute and well kept with lots of room.

  • 5 of 5

We rent a cottage somewhere in Irish Hills every year. All my children and grandchildren agree, this was the best place yet.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phenomenal location for family reunion.

  • 4 of 5

Cottage was clean with inviting rooms to a safe, kid friendly beach. Outdoor living at it's finest. Great patio area, fire pit, bar b que and outdoor games. Huge refrigerator for beverages by the sunroom.

Owner was very conscientious of accommodating us.

Cottage was a little funky but that added to the casual ambiance for our get together. We would have liked a better shower facility-even an enclosed outside shower for guests to clean-up before they went home. We were disappointed that the paddle boat and shuffle board were inoperative.

I am very happy that we were able to get this cottage for our family reunion. Thank you David and Missy.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great ice fishing trip.

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage , very comfortable cabin had plenty of room for 11 guys ice fishing. Plan on coming back during summer months and next year for another I e fishing trip.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

This house is spectacularly located right on a beautiful lake. The house is well appointed and was very clean when we arrived. The host was responsive and helpful, going out of his way to help us late at night with a question we had on the first night of our stay.

One item of information that I think would be of use to potential renters: the four bedrooms on the top floor have walls that are about seven feet high, but the ceiling peaks at about ten feet, so noise definitely carries between the bedrooms.

Overall a great place!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Comfortable and very accommodating!

  • 5 of 5

Ten friends in town for a wedding and every one of us were so impressed with Wamplers Lake and the beauty of it all. We are already talking about our next visit. Thank you for such a great first time experience!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Within 10 miles of Michigan International Speedway (MIS), Hayes State Park, and MSU's Hidden Gardens.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Deposit $50
Refundable damage deposit $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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