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Cozy Year Round Cottage in the Pinckney Recreation Area

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 540 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Master Suite, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4. Perfect Couples Getaway or Small Group

Perched high on the East shore of Halfmoon Lake in the heart of the Pickney recreation area, Harper's Guest House is the perfect getaway for those looking to explore the many lakes, woods, trails and nature this area has to offer. The cottage sits within 1/8 mile of Halfmoon State Park, offering a beautiful swimming beach and boat launch.

Halfmoon Lake is an all sports lake connected to six other lakes by navigable channels. Connected lakes include Bruin Lake which hosts a state park camp ground, Patterson Lake and Highland Lake located in Hell, MI. The deep lakes offer wonderful swimming, boating and fishing opportunities.

The Waterloo/Pinckney recreation areas encompasses thousands of acres of pristine forest land and many trails open to the public including the Potawatomi Trail and the Waterloo–Pinckney Trail. Trails pass through oak and pine forests and glacial features such as eskers and kettle lakes and through swamps and open meadows remaining from fallow farms. The trails offer some of the best hiking, cross country skiing, mountain biking and hunting in the State of Michigan.

Enjoy the beautiful lake sunsets as you relax on the patio or enjoy a warm campfire as you gaze at the stars. Visit a local pub or explore the City of Ann Arbor just 25 miles to the Southeast. The towns of Chelsea, Dexter and Pinckney are all within 15 minutes.

This property is the perfect couples get-a-way. Cottage includes free Wi-Fi, flat screen satellite TV, full size kitchen with dishwasher and ice maker. Master suite has a quality Queen size bed and a private bath entrance. Additional sleeping space provided by pull out bed in couch.

Access to the lake is through the State Park, overnight docking of your personal boat is not available. The cottage has plenty of parking to accommodate your boat/trailer and the State boat launch is in sight of the property. For a lakefront cottage with a private dock and boat parking, check out our sister property on this same chain of lakes (Homeaway #3929327)

More Details

Owner
Bill Harper
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Bill Harper

My wife were both raised in Farmington, Mi. We moved to the Pickney Recreation Area about 27 years ago.

Bill Harper purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Bill Harper chose Southeast Michigan

The cottage property borders the property of our fulltime home. We purchased this cottage to gain access to the lake and to keep a boat in the water.

What makes this cottage unique

Some of the best sunsets anywhere. Lots of room around cottage, easy access to main roads in the area.

Amenities

Gregory Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 540 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

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Cozy Year Round Cottage in the Pinckney Recreation Area
average rating of 4.888889 based on 36 reviews
4

Cute Cozy Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Very quiet and near beach. Enjoyable stay with all the modern conveniences included. Would return to stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Indianapolis, IN
5

Cozy convenient relaxing family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time here. I traveled with my husband and 2 year old to this little lake house. The pictures don't capture how warm and cozy it felt. The hosts were very friendly and accommodating (they provided us with some fun stuff for my little guy and had several thoughtful little amenities in the house). The beach was convenient and not over crowded even on 4th of July weekend. We went for a 2 mile hike just down the road and spent a rainy afternoon in Ann Arbor. Loved having on site laundry and a full kitchen.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Everything was perfect. Well equipped kitchen; everything was in fine working order.

  • 5 of 5

Cute little place. Heads up on the "very small hot water tank." Carefully orchestrate your showers and enjoy your stay as we did!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dearborn mi
5

Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

Short walk to the beach. Secluded. Fire pit. We loved it even though it rained.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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5

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

This quaint little cabin was very well appointed and comfortable. It quickly felt like our home away from home. The lake view was wonderful and the lakefront was just a short walk away. It was the perfect size for my wife and me and our 2 year old son. Would and will stay again!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Quiet and very clean. Great rental for couple. Great hiking & swiming at nearby Pickeral Lake. Friendly owners too! What's not to love!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Detroit Metro (DTW)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Inverness Inn
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Inverness
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
US23 & I-94
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Inverness Inn
Nearest Ski
0.01 Miles
Waterski
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Halfmoon State Park Beach
Car: necessary

Thousands of acres of State land surrounding a chain of 7 lakes. Because so much of the land around the lakes is owned by the State, the lakes are much less developed than most other lakes in southern Michigan. Wildlife abounds and some of the natural scenery rivals the beautiful lakes of northern Michigan. Come see for yourself, you'll be glad you did.

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Rates & Availability

Gregory Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$1,000
$3,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

Sorry, pets are not allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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