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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Designers Home on All Sports North Lake Near Ann Arbor

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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3 Bedrooms 3 Baths (Sleeps 6)

This 2500-square-foot, custom lakefront home on North Lake has been featured on HGTV and Fine Living Network! Watch 'What you get for the Money' by High Noon Productions. Complete interior photos are available. This interior designers summer home features sweeping views and the best sunsets on all three levels. The master suite features a queen bed, vaulted ceiling, soaking tub, and private opera balcony overlooking the lake. The laundry and child's bedroom with 2 twin beds round out the top floor. The main living level features include hickory hardwood floors throughout, a well equipped kitchen with huge island, convection oven, dishwasher, great room with gas fireplace, guest room with a queen bed, and full bath. The house has a spacious deck off the main living level. There is a high performance stainless natural gas grill that produces excellent results!

The walk-out lower level features full bath, wet bar, full window wall with gorgeous views of lake, gas fireplace, HD TV and 10' wide projection home theater with Dolby 5.1 surround sound. The lanai beneath the deck is perfect for a quiet nap or reading out of the bright sun. There is a vintage paddle-boat and 2 new kayaks available for your use.

The house is centrally air conditioned and the lower level has radiant floors for winter comfort. The main living level is iPod ready and the house is equipped with Wireless Internet and wireless printing.

We're close to Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan and Michigan International Speedway. Chelsea, the home of Jiffy Mix, is just a few minutes away. It's downtown boasts the fabulous Common Grill restaurant, art galleries, The Purple Rose Theatre, antiques, home furnishings boutiques, and more.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

About Owner

Interior design, bargin shopping, travel, and fine wine are my passions. My business is staging homes and preparing them to sell. I offer a wide range of services including furnishing models and rental properties.

Why Owner chose Southeast Michigan

I grew up next door (and in the lake) and love this area, my neighbors, and community. Can't imagine being anywhere else. I live close by and enjoy meeting my guests, some have become friends.


based on 19 traveler reviews

Designers Home on All Sports North Lake Near Ann Arbor
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Fabulous Property

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the property was perfect. Thank you to the extremely thoughtful homeowner. We are hoping to be back again next year!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Couldn't have been better!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the location immensely. Beautiful and cozy house. All the comforts of home, and more. Even decorated meticulously for Christmas. Thank you Val for opening your wonderful home to us!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We can't wait to go back!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had an incredible time at this gorgeous lake home. The house is well stocked and organized for family fun. Sleds, movies and books were some of the things we enjoyed. Our family of six slept comfortably and there was ample space to enjoy. The home is not far from Ann Arbor and there are fun towns nearby to explore. We were so thankful that we had the chance to stay at this beautiful North Lake home.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Sitting here in this beautiful home I thought what better time to write a review! This lake house is pure perfection! Everything down to the last detail is beautiful. As historical contractors in St Pete, Fl, we appreciate fine craftmanship and this home has it all. The decor is beautiful, let's say Lake house vintage chic. Scattered throughout the home are small collections of vintage items such as cameras and flashlights which are really cool and in exquisite taste. All of the furnishing are high end and oh so comfortable. Each floor of the home facing the lake is flanked in glass allowing expansive views of North Lake. There is plenty of outside seating with comfortable cushions where you can enjoy your morning coffee or a glass of wine while watching the sunset. The kayaks were a big hit with our family. I would recommend this home to anyone looking to enjoy beautiful surroundings both inside and out. Valerie the owner is wonderful. We had a large Labor Day cookout for our family and she accommodated us in every way. We will certainly be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We want to come back!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time that we have visited Valerie and her gorgeous home right on one of the the most peaceful, scenic lakes in Michigan. It's the perfect setting to gather with friends and family from near and far, all coming back to our roots in Michigan. The house has everything you could need or want, just wish we could have stayed longer. So much to do in the area, swimming, boating, golf, visiting surrounding towns or best of all, just relaxing one of the three decks. Great having the kayaks and paddle boat to guide the swimmers across the lake. We will be back! Thanks Valerie!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing lakefront home!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I took a 2 week vacation traveling several states and renting Valerie's home for the last week was absolutely perfect to end our trip! The home was beautiful and the sunsets were gorgeous! The home and location had everything available that we needed for our stay and Valerie was very quick to respond and accommodating to our needs. We went visit towns close by - Dexter, Chelsea, and Ann Arbor and got to enjoy the festival and live music. The kids really enjoyed swimming in the lake and we went kayaking almost everyday. We would watch the sunset together on the back porch every evening and then go the theatre room at night and watch movies. I loved the peacefulness of the Lakehouse and hiking at the nearby Pickney State park. The people in town and the neighbors were very friendly. We look forward to enjoying many more vacations here. I definitely highly recommend renting this home for the perfect retreat! We have created precious memories forever as a family that is priceless. Thank you so much for everything Valerie and for sharing your beautiful home to us!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure to host you and your family. I'm so glad you enjoyed our community, outdoors and especially the lake. I look forward to seeing you on a return visit! Valerie
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Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Inverness Golf Course
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Pinckney House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 4 2016 - Sep 3 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 5.0%

Add 5% tax
May thru Aug ...... $2800/week only
September thru April .. $2200/week -weekends available 3 night minimum
Holiday weeks including Thanksgiving/X-mas week $2800

Parking for 3 cars maximum
Boat trailer storage avail for extra fee

*Security deposit required
1 week minimum for summer
2 night minimum off season
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Southeast Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • * 2 Queen Beds * Twin/Single Bed (2)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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