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Heron Pointe..where nature and luxury combine for an unforgettable experience

39 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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3 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 5

Relax and unwind in this charming totally renovated 40's style cottage on 7 secluded wooded acres. Stroll the grounds, try a cast or two from the bridge overlooking our peaceful private stocked pond...or take a serene walk through the woods to 3 flowing waterfalls. You might even catch a glimpse of our steathy blue heron.

Luxuriously comfortable furnishings, a wood burning stove, and a nicely appointed kitchen create a welcome retreat to let the cares of everyday life melt away.

Sun or have coffee on the back deck in total privacy with just the squirrels and the songbirds to keep you company. After sunset, star gaze with the one you love or cozy up to the fire pit's all here for you to enjoy!

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Carol Ewing
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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About Carol Ewing

Pete and I bought the cottage and land that is contiguous to our home and other property in 2007 and did extensive renovations to make it a super comfy and relaxing retreat. Originally planned as over-flow lodging for our family and friends, we realized that the guest house was truly a unique place, that we were blessed to be the stewards of this land and that we wanted to share it with others. And ta-da ...Heron Pointe was established and opened for business in 2009!

Carol Ewing purchased this cottage in 2007

What makes this cottage unique

With about 7 1/2 acres of woods, gardens, lawn, wetlands, meadow lands, a huge organic garden open to our guests and the pond, Heron Pointe offers a bio-diverse and super private natural setting that offers luxury, comfort, restorative sanctuary and fun!


based on 39 traveler reviews

Heron Pointe..where nature and luxury combine for an unforgettable experience
average rating of 4.974359 based on 39 reviews

Delightfully secluded with beautiful landscaping.

  • 5 of 5

The tranquil and beautiful setting set the tone for the entire stay. The warm living room was extremely comfortable and the entire house was well appointed. Upon arrival we were greeted with fresh cut roses, wine on ice and a refrigerator stocked for a continental breakfast. The house was fully stocked with paper products and cleaning supplies for the entire month as well as a garden we were encourage to enjoy. The proprietors were readily available for questions which were few. The location was handy to the Detroit area. A totally delightful experience and if returning to Michigan, I would stay again at Heron Point.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Happy Return Guests

  • 5 of 5

Once again, we found Heron Pointe just what we had hoped for as a place to welcome family and friends. It's just a delightful setting for our Michigan getaway. Spotless, nicely-decorated, and perfectly equipped. Carol went out of her way to see that everything was just right. Of the places we have rented for our Michigan vacation, this was the first we chose to return to and are looking forward to returning next summer.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Summer vacation-Michigan

  • 5 of 5

Our rental by Carol at Heron Pointe was a highlight to our already amazing vacation in Michigan. We were greeted by Carol and welcomed by her and her husband. The house was clean and very well equipped. Carol definitely goes above and beyond to make you feel comfortable. She had a pack-n-play ready for us with equipment and toys for the kids. The grounds of the house are beautiful and the kids absolutely loved exploring the various activities the house has to offer. Great location near many grocery stores and restaurants. As a frequent user of VRBO, this house was a true gem! Thanks Carol!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Beauty in nature

  • 5 of 5

Coming from themchicagoland area we were looking for peace and quiet where we could connect with nature and also where we could have access our teenage/young adult children would enjoy. Everything was even more beautiful than expected. Carol has done an amazing job of thinking of everything. She truly treats her guests like family. We loved the back deck lounging, fishing in the pond and using the paddle boat. We saw lots of little creatures that added to the beauty. This place is and these hosts are a special treasure!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Home Away From Home!!!!!

  • 4 of 5

I rented Heron Pointe for part of April and the month of May. I am a small business owner and rented Heron Pointe for my men instead of them staying in a motel for a long period of time. The men were very pleased with the accomodations, one even said "they thought of everything." Carol even went out of here way to buy a very nice blow up mattress for one of the men, that was greatly appreciated. After a long day at work it was very nice to sit on the back deck and just unwind without having everyone on top of each other. Thank You so much for letting my men stay at your beautiful place, most people wouldn't do that with there being 4 working men. You took them in with know problem and made them feel very welcomed!!!! Thank-You!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Beautiful! Relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

We rented Heron Pointe for our daughter and her family to stay near us for the Holidays. It was just perfect! The home really has everything you would need. Very clean, Comfortable bedrooms, a relaxing living room.

The owner even had coffee and brunch there for the next morning!

There are several great restaurants in the area as well as shopping.

Beautiful home. We'll definitely rent Heron Pointe in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Oakland County International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Brentwood Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
8.5 Miles
M-5 & Pontiac Trail
Nearest Restaurant
1.3 Miles
The Root
Nearest Ski
1.2 Miles
Alpine Valley Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Brendel Beach
Car: recommended

Enjoy all the fun of an 'up north' vacation without the drive or the hassles. Located about 45 minutes (or less) from downtown Detroit, Metro Airport, Ann Arbor, Flint/Saginaw (just a little farther to East Lansing!) or just about any metro Detroit suburb, Heron Pointe Guest House offers you total privacy in a luxurious natural setting.

A great rental for football weekends for Michigan State or U of M Big House games!

Elegant shopping at The Somerset Collection and Twelve Oaks Mall. Great outlet shopping too in Brighton or Birch Run.

Other Detroit attractions include the Henry Ford Museum/Greenfield Village, the Motown Museum, The incomparable Detroit Institute of Arts, MGM Grand, Motor City and Greektown Casinos, The Detroit Science Center, The Charles Wright Museum of African American Art and the Detroit Historical Museum.

We're located in White Lake, Michigan on 7 wooded acres complete with a 2 acre pond, 2 waterfalls and all the nature you can handle! Unlike a B & B where you simply get a room, at Heron Pointe Guest House, you'll have the full run of the property...all to yourself!

We're also less than five minutes from Alpine Valley Ski Resort, two all-sports lakes (with beach and boating privileges)and the Highland State Recreation Area. Shopping, golf, quaint towns and fine dining are also close by. Heron Pointe offers a nice balance between fun things to do and the opportunity just to cozy up and relax in an immaculate, comfortable home away from home.


Rates & Availability

White Lake Cottage Rental Rates

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Sep 7 2016 - Nov 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $85
Tax Rate 6.0%

While we love the convenience of "book it now" we also like to chat with our potential guests (Carol @ 248 420-1877) to make sure we can meet your needs and assure your comfort! Please note well behaved pets will be considered too. There is a $50 refundable pet security deposit per animal and a $50 fee per pet. Thank you for your interest in Heron Pointe Guest House. Please call for more info...

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White Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Clean and functional, we offer lots of hot water, fluffy robes and a nice rain head shower with optional hand held too.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Portacrib available
  • Beautiful luxury bedding for a restful night's sleep!
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
We have a private 2 acre pond on the property with wooded walking trails, water falls, fishing (catch & release only ) from the bridge, and a peddle boat . The guest house also includes full privileges on 2 all-sports lakes which features a boat launch, large sandy beach, swim raft, volley ball and basket ball and a small children's playground. A mellow sunset cruise aboard a pontoon boat and water skiing with optional lessons and tubing are available for an additional fee. We can also arrange for a couples massage and catered romantic dinner with advanced notice. Small well-behaved pets will be considered. so please inquire. A separate damage deposit will be required.

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