|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
Relax, Get Away, Be Romantic, Family Fun: While there are 100's of activities close by for all members of the family. You may want to choose a nice quiet get away from your everyday busy lives. This property is located on a nearly 100 acre lake with canals for canoeing, kayaking, pontoon boating, water skiing, tubing, wake boarding, parasailing, fishing, diving... any water activity that you can think of on an All-Sports Lake. The lake also features a very large sand bar for spending entire days of leisure and/or fun. The sand bar offers all sorts of activities, including water volleyball, if you wish. The lake is Private, so you may even have it all to yourself on some days. Or you can choose to stay on your own private beach and have sunset drinks by you own bonfire. Perfect for relaxation, romantic get away, or family fun.
Location, Location, Location!!!: Whether you are visiting for a family reunion, attending the concert of the year at DTE, or just want to get away for a few nights of gambling at one of many nearby casinos, this property is conveniently located from anything. Situated 30 miles from downtown Detroit. Which offers casinos, Comerica Park, Fox theater, Ford Field, Joe Louis Arena, Cobo Hall, The Detroit Opera House, the Auto Show... to name a few. The property is also only 30 minutes from Ann Arbor and University of Michigan. Michigan State University is only 50 miles to the East. DTE Energy Music Theater (Pine Knob) & The Palace of Auburn Hills are only 10-15 miles away. Golf dozens of beautiful courses- just minutes away. Golf Packages available. Ski Alpine Valley ski Resort, just 5 miles up the road. Shop and Dine at World Class malls and Restaurants. This property offers almost anything that you are looking for, just minutes away.
Dozens of Courses nearby. Golf Packages available. Alpine Valley Ski Resort only 10
SANDBAR!: Swim, Boat, Float, Snorkel, etc to a huge SANDBAR for all day fun!!!
The upper deck overlooking the lake has chairs, table, umbrella, benches, and a grill. The lower deck has lounges, chairs and tables overlooking the beach and lake as well! Fire pit near the beach and chairs by the lake. Special discounts for all area lift tickets at Alpine Valley Ski Resort, as well as ski and snowboard rentals. Special discounts for golfers at many area courses. Inquire when booking for specifics. This is a great place for a ladies week or weekend away. It is also a wonderful place to stay when visiting friends or family. Close drive to both U-M, OCC, and MSU. Stay here and attend the home football games. A great place to stay and attend all major college, and professional sports events. There are many festivals in the area, as well as music concerts. It is a close drive to all of these events. There are lots of things to do close by, but the home is located in a very private setting.
My wife and I purchsed this property to prepare for our 3 young childrens college education. MIke, Tia, Michael, Peyton, Maxwell
TIA purchased this house in 2011
I decided at the last minute (less than 2 weeks) to visit family in Michigan for a long weekend vacation. This property was available and I booked it because of the good reviews it received. My family and I had a great time. Tia was very responsive and accommodating, and we had a fun, relaxing stay.
The home has a beautiful view of the lake; having 3 decks was nice also because we had a couple of children with us and two kids from my family visiting so they were able to play in the yard and on the lower deck while the adults were barbequing, playing cards, and relaxing on the mid-deck. It was certainly a plus to have a paddle boat and two kayaks included--we used them several times each day during our 5-day stay. We also had bonfires each night, roasting marshmallows and watching the fireflies.
The home is equipped with lots of nice-to-have items also, such as puzzles, games, and a high chair and bassinet for my 7-month old nephew, and extra floaties which my 3-year old and visiting family used. We didn't swim in the water near the home dock (too much debris and algae) but we paddle-boated/kayaked out to the center of the lake to swim and play in the water. We had a great time.
Our family needed a place to stay for our vacation while enjoying my son's wedding. We found our home away from home in this lakefront home. We enjoyed our stay. Another bathroom would have been nice and it would seem Tia and Mike are in the process of putting a third bathroom in. The broken water pipe the day before we left was fixed within a few hours. Very quick response to an unusual emergency.
We came from Hawaii to vacation here and we were happy with virtually everything. The house is very charming right from the start because Tia and Mike left us a welcome card and a bottle of wine! We appreciated their hospitality and communication all the way along. The spacious kitchen was great for entertaining our family that lives in the area. (Seems everyone always migrates to the kitchen) The master bedroom is very, very spacious and overlooks the lake. The other homes around here are also very nice as we look at our lake view. The other bedrooms are also very nice and plenty spacious. The living area was very big with nice wide open views of the lake. We loved the knotty pine walls. Even though we were there in March, Mike brought the canoes and paddle-boat over for us to use. We loved going out on the lake even though we had to wear jackets. The sun warmed us up and the lake is very clean. We had a bonfire in the fire ring in the back yard one night. The properties are all on well water but that was not an issue for us. Here are some of the activities we did: Snow skiing at Caberfae Peaks (3 hours north), Detroit Zoo, Ice skating, Mission Science Center, IMAX theater, SkyZone trampoline park in Brighton, Zap Zone (laser tag etc.) in Farmington, Yates Cider Mill (even though it wasn't apple season they were still open), Franklin Cider mill (Fall only) and Greektown in Detroit. We will stay here again when we come back to visit our family. As we say in Hawaii, 'Mahalo' (thank you) Tia and Mike.
When we arrived at the property we were greeted with a bottle of wine and very comfortable beds. The house slept 8 people and 1 child verry comfortably. It was probably by far the most relaxing vacation I've had. The view in the morning was phenomenal and everything we needed was on hand.
Overall, the experience was relaxing, however the home itself could have use a few extra touches to improve the quality of our stay. Furniture is nice and home is well decorated. Half way through owners were able to provide for us (for a reasonable extra fee) a pontoon boat, which greatly improved our stay. When we first arrived, we found pots and pans that were dirty and beat up, some had grease in them from prior tenants. Dishes were not very clean (prior tenant using cheap detergent likely the cause). Upon arrival we had to go out and buy dish soap, automatic dishwasher detergent, toilet paper, a clean dish sponge, paper towel, trash bags, etc..basics you would expect to find provided... the bed pillows were all very old and flat, need to be replaced. The master bedroom has morning sun and very thin covering over patio door that wakes you up at 6AM, could use a thicker, room darkening drape/cover over the upstairs patio door. Kids refused to sleep in the basement due to some very loud ongoing noise. Not sure what that was but it scared our kids so no one used that part of the house. Landscape is in need of some work. Many of the lawn chairs or outdoor furniture were either broken or covered in dirt, but owners quickly brought out new chairs to replace the broken ones for us thankfully. Yard had many weeds and very little added landscape material, though grass was freshly cut so it was ok, just not what we expected.
If you are looking for a clean, quiet, well appointed home that will accommodate a large group, this is your rental. After the home that we've rented for some time was sold, we had to find a new "homeaway". So glad we found this lovely home to relax in. Our adult children and grandkids came and went all week and there was always room for all. While we never met the owners, just emailed, Tia was quick to respond to any queries I had previous to renting and wonderful to work with. No problems during our stay whatsoever, and we arrived to find a bottle of wine and welcome note. We found the interior to be very nice and easy to keep clean. The beds were nice and we slept well. Plenty of towels and bedding. Only downside was the water, which was way over the top with algae and the g-kids couldn't get in and get wet . The logistics to take the kids to the sandbar was difficult with just a paddle boat so unfortunately, they only got to play in the water 2 times. and it was nearly impossible to fish from the dock for the same reason.The sand was a hit though and there were new beach toys for us on our arrival!! All in all this was a lovely week and the speed with which we got our deposit back was the cherry on top! Thank you! thank you!!
HUGE SAND BAR FOR ALL DAY FUN!
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Cleaning||$125 + Tax|
Security Deposit or Protection Plan required for ALL STAYS
$300-$500 MINIMUM FULLY REUNDABLE SECURITY DEPOSIT for ALL STAYS.
PONTOON BOAT AVAILABLE FOR RENT (ADDITONAL SEC DEP FOR PONTOON BOAT)
Holiday nights and the night before AND after that Holiday are charged as weekend nights
One month is equal to 4 weeks, or 28 days.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.