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Cozy Vineyard Lake Cottage - Beautiful Irish Hills - Brooklyn, MI

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2 - 4)

Looking for an affordable getaway for your family? We offer nightly, weekend and weekly rental of our summer lake access cottage, based on availability. Located in the beautiful Irish Hills area of Michigan on 505-acre all-sport Vineyard Lake. Easy one hour drive from Ann Arbor, Lansing or Toledo areas. Five miles from Michigan International Speedway. Cottage is recently renovated, cozy, clean and adorable. Lake is nearby and convenient with a shallow, sandy swim area. Great for a romantic getaway, girls weekend, or a memorable trip for a small family. Use of a canoe, two kayaks, and a paddleboat are included. Our cottage has one bedroom (double bed), a pull-out couch, and a sleeping loft (get the "Tiny House" experience!). The kitchen is fully equipped. Air conditioners in living room and bedroom. Internet/wifi and Netflix are provided. Back yard features a fire pit with plenty of wood, gas grill, lawn chairs and hammock. The quaint town of Brooklyn is only a five minute drive and has many restaurants, shops, wineries, ice cream parlors, churches, etc. Quiet, responsible & respectful renters only, and no smoking or pets. Limit of 4 people and 2 cars at all times unless exceptions are approved by the owners in advance of your stay. MIS NASCAR weekends maximum of 2 people.

Please read the following rate information:

Normal Rates: $150 per night for the first two nights, then $100 for each additional night. MIS Races & Events (Faster Horses, SAE Formula Race, etc) and Holiday weekend rates are slightly higher than normal rate and four night minimum. Discount offered in September -- $100 per night after Labor Day. . Rates are subject to availability & subject to change. *Please email, call or text owner for availability and quote - (517)673-5353*

Keywords: Lake, Family, Relaxation, Affordable, Getaway, Quiet, Retreat, Couples, Girl's Weekend, Swimming, Kayaking, MIS Nearby

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Lisa

We own two cottages at Vineyard Lake, and have enjoyed the lake for many years. Our two grown children have many fond family memories at the lake. We call it our "little piece of heaven"!

Lisa purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Lisa chose Southeast Michigan

The cottage has been a convenient & relaxing family retreat. The lake is shallow & clean - perfect for all ages! It's a great place for swimming and plenty of quality family time!

What makes this cottage unique

Other than just relaxing at the lake, one of the things we enjoy most are the beautiful sunsets and relaxing by the fire at night. Roasting marshmallows & making smores have become a tradition. Children love climbing the ladder up to to the sleeping loft. It's a great area where they can watch movies and play cards or board games - like their own "clubhouse"! Overall this is a fun family get-away!


Brooklyn Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Basic bathroom with shower stall
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Additional sleeping in loft area (see photo)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • swimming
Lawn chairs & outdoor fire-pit with wood provided.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Cozy Vineyard Lake Cottage - Beautiful Irish Hills - Brooklyn, MI
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

Love this cottage - quiet & cozy

  • 5 of 5

2nd time we have stayed at this cottage - this time was for 10th wedding anniversary. Did the driving tour of Irish Hills and the Pioneer Wine Trail which was quite enjoyable. Went to Gran River Brewery in Jackson for dinner - food & atmosphere was excellent. Lisa & Doug made it extra special for use and will most certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Port Hope, MI

Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this charming little cottage for a girls weekend getaway. What a wonderful property, everything you could ever need/want and more. The owners were great right from the get go, so attentive, they went above and beyond for us. We stayed there for the Tough Mudder in Brooklyn, it was a quick drive to the speedway. The sunset is beautiful and the lake is gorgeous. We enjoyed a nice swim after the Tough Mudder. The neighbors were nice and it was quiet. It was PERFECT!!!! We will definitely be reserving it for next years Tough Mudder!! Thanks again for opening up your home to us. We had a GREAT time!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Irish Hils Cottage - We loved it!!!

  • 5 of 5

Charming cottage - just two houses from Vineyard lake (clean with a nice, sandy bottom) and a deck with benches for lovely sunsets. The warm, knotty pine interior felt cozy and the high wood ceiling w/loft gave it an airy feel. We found it spotless and well very well appointed. Nice quality, fresh sheets on the comfortable bed. Lovely outside space: flowers, tall oaks, furniture and a great fire pit (wood provided.) It was surprisingly quiet for it being a holiday weekend and there were some great restaurants in the area. The most outstanding thing was the kindness of Lisa and Doug who were so friendly and genuine about wanting to make our stay wonderful - it truly was! Thank you so much :-)

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful lakeside retreat

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is on beautiful Vineyard Lake, perfect for a quiet getaway. With access right to the lake, you don't really need to go anywhere to enjoy this place! There are a few restaurants nearby, but I prefer to bring food and cook when I go to the lake! We kayaked and used the paddle boat, both were great fun! The decor of the cottage is so cute and surprisingly spacious. The owners are so attentive and are there to help or answer any questions you may have. They go above and beyond to make your stay special!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, AZ

We had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

This was perfect for us and our grandchildren. They cottage was everything we hoped for. Well cared for, well equipped. Had wifi which was a blue to us and the kids. The waterfront was sandy, basketball hoop in the water was a big hit with the kids. They loved the paddle boat and kayaks. The lake was shallow enough that the kids could play several of shore befor it was over their heads. It really was perfect for us. I would guess will will visit again. Thanks again Lisa and Doug you are gets hosts!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wayne, Michigan

Perfect Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This Cottage is absolutely Charming! It has most everything you would need. And the lake was wonderful to just play around in for the day. Doug and Lisa are wonderful people, we felt right at home ! And we plan on going back !

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 12
Car: necessary

We have a canoe, two kayaks, and a paddleboat available for use at no extra fee.


Rates & Availability

Brooklyn Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
MIS SAE Formula Racing
May 10 2017 - May 13 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Early season
May 13 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Nightly rate: $150 per night for the first two nights, then $100 each additional night. MIS Races, Faster Horses & July 4th Holiday - Slightly higher rates & 4 night minimum. Discounts offered in May and September. Check in - 4pm, Check out - 12pm. Times gladly extended if available. Please email owner for a price quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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