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Scenic Cedar Retreat Central Location

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Howell House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Sleeps 10

Located NE of Howell, NW of Hartland, Dalleyview is a cedar-sided retreat ideal for family or school reunions, business retreats, sporting or special events lodging, or simply a quiet escape with all the comforts of home. Forty-five minutes from Ann Arbor and Lansing and an hour drive from Detroit, it is centrally located for attractions throughout Southeast Michigan.

This property has plenty of space, inside and out. Enjoy deer, birds, and other wildlife or the tranquil view of wetlands from the bright, spacious great room or the wraparound porch. Play games, go for a walk, enjoy a campfire, settle down with a book, and revel in the peacefulness of this retreat.

Dalleyview is within driving distance of several major cities and attractions in Southeast Michigan. Detroit Metro airport, Greenfield Village, the Detroit Zoo, Tiger Stadium, and the Detroit Institute of Arts are all within an hour’s drive. Ann Arbor, home to the University of Michigan, is a quick forty minutes south, and East Lansing’s Michigan State University is only 45 minutes west. This home is within 30 minutes of major hospitals, the Tanger outlet mall, several metro parks, and Mt. Brighton ski area. Visit nearby Fenton, Howell, and Brighton for fun shops and a variety of unique restaurants. Ask us about our favorites!

This is truly a beautiful home in a lovely setting, and we trust you will enjoy your stay!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Yvonne Harmon Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 5, 2016

About Yvonne Harmon Owner/Property Manager

Greg and Yvonne have lived in Howell since 1991, purchased Dalleyview in 2008, and with their youngest daughter, Karyn, began renovating the home and grounds. Greg has worked in the auto industry for over twenty-five years and reads Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel on the weekends to anyone who will listen (usually takers are under 7 years old!) Yvonne has been busy raising three kids and perfecting their home and now plays with, bakes and reads to her grandsons whenever she gets the chance. Karyn is in college part of the time but is always up for getting involved in the next “big idea.”

Yvonne Harmon Owner/Property Manager purchased this house in 2008

Why Yvonne Harmon Owner/Property Manager chose Michigan

This well cared for home, Dalleyview, is nestled in a quiet, natural setting though centrally located close to interesting things to do in Southeast Michigan. The home has lovely views of natural beauty from every window and is a relaxing, comfortable place to get away, or spring from to enjoy sites and events of the area. The clean, granite countered kitchen is fully stocked with all you need to cook as much as you choose during your stay. With four bedrooms (ceiling fans in each), three full bathrooms and additional sleeping options for more, your family, work or reunion group can enjoy common spaces, yet privacy and comfort for rest.

What makes this house unique

The cedar sided interior of the great room, looking out the cathedral windows to the southwest gives a cozy, natural feeling to this home. It is almost like you are in an outdoor room. The cattails outside are ironized in the stair gate and railing, the large wrap-around porch lets you enjoy your coffee, book, or nap right among the trees and birds.


based on 32 traveler reviews

Scenic Cedar Retreat Central Location
average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews

Wonderful Family Reunion House

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy that we chose this property. It was a beautiful setting with a wrap around deck that overlooked wooded areas with a manicured lawn for the kids to play. We had a BBQ the first night , using both the charcoal and the gas grill, ate outside at the 2 tables on the deck, and then we had a fire in the fire pit and made s'mores. There were also some yard games that the owners had for guests to use.

It was so nice to be able to have breakfast with everyone and decide what we would do for the day. There was a large dining table that could sit all 8 of us, and could have added a few more people. All of the conveniences were available in the kitchen--very nice appliances that were up to date. All of the house was updated--nice bathrooms, good queen mattresses, nice linens. We liked the Cedar wood walls in the Dining room and the Great room--really went well with the view outside.

I would definitely stay here again. The owners were very nice and helpful and could tell they take pride in there property.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind feedback regarding your stay last month. We are so glad the accommodations fit the needs of your family while you visited in our area. It is so nice to know that the home worked out well for your family.
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Lititz PA

Wonderful accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

Dalleyview was all that we had hoped for. The house was spacious, comfortable and immaculate. The beds were incredibly comfortable, as we have stayed in some houses that were not. The kitchen was easy to work in, the wrap around patio was delightful, and the view across the marsh was lovely. Two in our group love to do jig saw puzzles, so the dining room table was perfect! There were even extra puzzles available in the cupboard! The combination of the central AC and the ceiling fans kept us more than comfortable. We traveled from this home to see the sites and wildlife of lower Michigan. These were all accessible and fun to see. Thanks for a great week!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you found our guest home accommodating for your group for your summer visit to Michigan. We are glad you were able to enjoy and take advantage of some of the outdoor connections (porch, deck and views) the home offers. Thanks again!
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North Newton, Kansas

Perfect place for our family.

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a place where 10 people from our extended family could spend relaxed time together during the weekend of a wedding in the area. Dalleyview was perfect: clean, quiet, beautiful, enough bedrooms and bathrooms. Communication with the owners was timely and helpful. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad Dalleyview worked well for your family - thanks for letting us know!
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Great Family Reunion at Dalleyview!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great! The house was clean and in great condition with all the amenities you would expect. The thorough information provided by the owner upfront, let us know exactly what we needed to bring to make our gathering special. Location is good; 10 minutes from shopping and restaurant areas including a large outlet mall. We would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We came in on a Thursday for a Sisters 20th anniversary. The house far exceeded our expectations. The website pictures do not do this house justice. The view from the great room windows is just beautiful. We saw deer on our last day there. We have never had a house so clean, one of my sisters cleans houses for a living and she couldn't find a bit of dust. The owners were so wonderful. While we were there the area had a power outage, they had a generator going when we returned from a day of shopping. I would recommend this home for a getaway, there is lots of shopping and restaurants within 20 minutes of this house. We would definitely go back and recommend it to our friends and family.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Darlene. It was a pleasure to host you and your sisters! We hope you can return sometime!!
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Beautiful home with everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

Girls weekend was a total success. It is always special to get together every year. We have all worked together for 30 years and some even live out of state, Your home provided a perfect place to get together and relive old times. We will be booking next years weekend with you. Thank You soooo much for a memorable weekend.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Peggy - I am so glad your group had a memorable time. We'll look forward to hosting you again.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Irish Pub
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Majestic, Tyrone Hills, Chemung Hills, Ironwood
Nearest Train
21 Miles
Durand, Ann Arbor
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
U.S. 23
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Black Rock Bar/Grill, The Laundry, TW & Friends
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Mt. Brighton
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Howell House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 6.0%

Four week (28 day) rate above applies to rentals November through March. Please inquire regarding availability in other months.

Holidays and Special Event Rates vary. Please inquire.

Rates are actually based on ten guests. The site did not allow the option of selecting ten guests. Any over ten guests will incur an additional fee of $15.00 per person.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Howell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , two sinks
    Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub
    Master Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , ceiling fan, & closet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Hardwood floor, ceiling fan, closet
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Daylight lower level
    Master Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Sitting area, private bath w/ jacuzzi shwr/tub, ceiling fan
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Hardwood floor, private bath w/step-in shower, ceiling fan
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
In August 2013 we added high-speed satellite internet service for general internet use (email, Facebook, browsing, etc.) guests are limited to 2 gig per week. If a guest would like to stream movies or participate in internet gaming, additional data package can be purchased. This must be requested prior to your stay.

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