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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,250 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 5

Relax and unwind in this charming totally renovated 40's style cottage on 7 private and 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. You might even catch a glimpse of our stealthy 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. Think of Heron Pointe not just as a "rental; " it's your home away from home!

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!

More Details

Property Manager
Carol Ewing
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2018

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!

Since then we have continually added and upgraded the property and its amenities. We invite you to check us out! It would be our honor and pleasure to have you as our guests.

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!


White Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • 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
  • Immaculately clean and functional, we offer lots of hot water, fluffy towels, spa robes and a nice rain head shower with optional hand held sprayer too.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Portacrib available
  • Beautiful luxury mattresses, memory foam toppers and luxurious 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
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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. Well-behaved pets will be considered. so please inquire. A separate fee and damage deposit will be required.


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Heron Pointe..where nature and luxury combine for an unforgettable experience
average rating of 4.980392 based on 51 reviews

Excellent hospitality ! Carol treated us like family ... we will definitely make plans to return !

  • 5 of 5

We were pleasantly surprised upon our arrival to see University of Michigan graduation balloons outside in the yard , champagne in the house with a welcome note, and "Go Blue" decorations thoughout the house.! After a long drive from Delaware to attend & celebrate our son graduation, this special welcome added more excitement !! Carol treated us like family & made our stay so comfortable. We enjoyed the peaceful environment , beautiful home & outdoor surroundings. We took several pictures of wildlife animals & birds, and truly enjoyed the lake fishing ..this was one of the best get aways ever!!!

Bill & Sheila Thomas

USAF, Retired ... Aim High!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sheila and Bill, it was such a joy to have your lovely family and your smart son as our guests!! While we always try to be as perfect as possible, you have inspired us to "aim" even "higher!" All best wishes, ~ Carol & Pete
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Outstanding, Carol is the best!! Great attention to detail

  • 5 of 5

My best VRBO experience so far. Beautiful property, all the details for your comfort

The grounds and landscaping were beautifully designed, the lake, the small bridge over the water leading to the nature path. We had a wonderful stay here. We would definitely come back again!!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place Heron Pointe is! We cannot say enough good things about it. From the moment you arrive you feel special & very much at home. The guest house is charming, beautifully decorated and well prepared for guest. Not to mention the awesome grounds with an up north feel plus beautiful flowers and an amazing garden. The location is perfect, close to shopping and multiple parks for walking, biking or enjoying a picnic. Heron Pointe is the perfect oasis for anyone looking for a special place to stay. Your host Carol & Pete are there to take care of any needs you have and soon feel like special friends. We love that place!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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White Lake., MI (Near Union Lake)

Heron Pointe - Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Carol and Peter have done a wonderful job of creating a guest house that feels like "Home". My wife and I rented for a month while visiting friends and family in Michigan. Heron Pointe has everything you would expect in a vacation home plus many things/features you would not. We were exceptionally comfortable during our stay, and in fact have reserved Heron Pointe again next July.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful, Clean & Relaxing ..

  • 5 of 5

We have been and will continue to return to Heron Pointe, perfect location and nice people .. best Home & Away spot we have found ..

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely place to get away

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home with everything one needs for a few days away. The deck and huge yard (with trees, trails, and pond) in particular, are great places to relax. In the past three days we've seen deer, groundhogs, a possum, and a variety of birds. And Carol is a charming, thoughtful host. Loved it.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

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...

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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