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Thisisit Lakefront Cottage Includes 24' Pontoon Boat and Sandy Swimming!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9-10)

Treat your family to a wonderful affordable lakefront vacation. Our cottage is furnished and decorated to the fullest and also includes your very own exclusive use of our 24' pontoon boat with a new 2013 Mercury 4 stroke motor to fish and explore the lake for your entire stay!

It would be our pleasure to have you as guests at our cottage. We hope you will come and enjoy a stay at the lake. We will do everything in our power to make your stay fun and enjoyable.

Our smoke-free cottage is on beautiful West Londo Lake in Hale MI. The lake is an all sports lake that you can enjoy water-skiing, fishing, swimming, relaxing on the water and beautiful sunsets.

The main floor features a large living room that adjoins to a full kitchen. The living room exits onto a large deck that overlooks the lake.

The deck has a picnic table and ample seating to enjoy dinners overlooking the water. The main floor also has a large master suite that overlooks the lake. The master suite has its own TV, with cable.

Across the hall is the bunk room that sleeps three and is decorated in a fishing motif, great for the kids. In between the master suite and bunk room is a full bathroom.

The kitchen is a fully equipped with everything you will need. The kitchen also has a breakfast bar for morning cereal or you can use the dining table that overlooks the lake.

The upstairs features two bedrooms and a half bath, one room has a lake view with twin beds. The other room has a trundle bed that can be use as two single beds or made into a king bed with its own personal TV with cable. Plan to bring your own towels and sheets. Pillows, speads, blankets and mattress covers provided. The upstairs half bath is done in a nautical theme and peeks out over the lake.




The weekly rental includes the cottage, pontoon boat, paddle boat, kayaks and a fire pit with firewood supplied.

Reservation/security deposit: We will hold your reservation with a $600 deposit, this will also be a security deposit. The security deposit will be refunded to you within two weeks from your departure minus the cleaning fee. ($100 for reasonable cleaning, if more extensive cleaning needed, cost will reflect)

Our cancellation policy: If a reservation is cancelled, you will forfeit your reservation/security deposit if under 30 days before scheduled vacation. If over 30 days there is two exceptions. If we are able to rent the week for which you have cancelled we will refund your money in full or you may transfer your deposit to another available week within the same year. If a cancellation is made within the 3 week period after you have paid week's rental amount, only $600 security deposit will be refunded.

Pontoon boat: We do everything in our power to keep our boat in good running order, However, if the boat is disabled and not usable for reasons out of our control during the week of your stay we will give you a credit of $40 per day up to a full credit of $300 for the week. This credit does not apply to lack of usage due to improper use or lack of operating knowledge by the renter. If a service person is sent to the cottage to help or service an issue that is deemed to be no fault of the owners a service fee of $40 may be deducted from your security deposit.

The pontoon boat is not to be on the lake after dark.

Please know that if cable or electric outages occur out of our control we will do our best to accommodate and rectify but no refunds will be issued.

Thank you for your consideration.

We are located two and a half hours north of Pontiac Mi., 50 minutes north of Standish or 25 minutes west of Tawas.

Keywords: Lakefront cottage, chalet, cabin, waterfront, pontoon boat included

More Details

Melody & Randy Hulten
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Melody & Randy Hulten

We are Randy and Melody Hulten. We have been married since 1998. We are a blended family with 1 daughter and 3 sons. They range in age from 24 to 31 years of age. Because of our blended family we have 2 sons named Joshua. As if that wasn't enough our daughter married one as well! Our 2 youngest boys are 4 months a part in age and just finishing college. In July of 2013 we were blessed with our first grandson and in January of 2017 a sweet granddaughter, they are a blast and love cottage life! We recently lost our welsh terrier, Annie, that had us all wrapped around her paw, she always loved the cottage and we miss her so much! Randy is an engineer in the auto industry and Melody has been blessed to be a stay at home Mom but is kept very busy with watching our grand babies and managing our two vacation rentals. We enjoy doing projects around our home and cottages too. We very much enjoy seeing the excitement in our guests as they arrive. We also love to hear or read their guestbook comments of how they enjoyed the lake and cottage.

Melody & Randy Hulten purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Melody & Randy Hulten chose Hale

Our cottage has been in our family for over 30 years. We acquired it from Melody's parents when they became to old to take care of it themselves. We have always loved the location because of it only being 2 1/2 hours north of our home in Auburn Hills. All our children grew up vacationing at 'Thisisit' cottage and still enjoy going (except for the work weekends of course)

What makes this cottage unique

All our guests that stay at our cottage very much get to enjoy the lake experience because of the pontoon boat included. It is a great feature for families with kids of all ages. The pontoon makes fishing with kids much more enjoyable (we know from experience.) The reason why we include the pontoon is to give our guests the ability to enjoy the lake to the fullest instead of just looking at it. We often have beautiful sunsets to enjoy at the water's edge or on a sunset cruise. After sunset it is time for a campfire and smores down by the water. Our boat also allows you to get more up close to the wildlfe on the lake. We have a small island that nests our loons that often have 2 babies each spring. Hearing them call and sing to each other in the evening or early morning is breathtaking. As of 2007 we have bald eagles as well! We have watched them swoop down and fish themselves. They often perch at the top of our neighbor's pine tree. Randy has taken many photos of them, he has been labeled 'obsessed' ! Both the loons and eagles are such beautiful creations. We desire for all our guests to enjoy our cottage as we have been blessed to do for so many years.


Hale Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Shower is good size with built in bench.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Adorable bath with nautical decor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Main floor, the bunkroom has full on bottom, twin on top.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs, a daybed w/ trundle-2 twins can become king.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Upstairs, overlooking the lake, also has a toddler bed.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main floor with a flat screen wall mounted TV.
  • A pac-n-play is available in the closet at top of the stairs. Bedroom 2 has TV for playing video games only, Bedroom 3 has TV. PLEASE NOTE: PLAN TO BRING SHEETS FOR ALL BEDS BEING USED. WE SUPPLY ALL COMFORTERS, BLANKETS, PILLOWS W/COVERS AND MATTRESS PADS. ALSO BRING YOUR OWN BATH, KITCHEN AND BEACH TOWELS
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Pontoon boat, paddle boat, canoe, 2 kayaks, 2 paddle boards, fire pit with firewood included, DVD player


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Thisisit Lakefront Cottage Includes 24' Pontoon Boat and Sandy Swimming!
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Jason W

  • 5 of 5

Our family rented this cottage last weekend in August. I cannot say enough great things about this place. We had 4 kids ages 3 to 12 and they all had a blast. This cottage has every amenity possible for the whole family to enjoy. The owner Melody was amazing to deal with. Informative and helpful on all matters. This lake is beautiful and great for swimming and boating. The pontoon boat was awesome and a ton of fun. Cottage itself is well kept and clean upon arrival. We will definitely be returning next summer. Thanks for the great family memories!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review Jason! Randy and I work hard and do our best to provide a place for families like yours to make wonderful memories. We are always thankful and blessed to have guests like you at our cottage. We look forward to having you back next year. FYI- If you are wanting a specific week you may want to reserve soon since we have already filled 5 weeks between our two places for summer 2017.
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ThisIsIt-June 2016

  • 5 of 5

This is the first year my family decided to vacation somewhere north of our home, and the change of location was well worth it. ThisIsIt features a roomy cottage, which easily housed 8 of us (5 adults and 3 kids) as well as a pet, and includes all the amenities you can think of. The beach area with the fire pit was a great way to end our days making smores and enjoying the beautiful sunsets.

Having a pontoon to use was a fun addition to our vacation that isn't available at most rentals. We would use it to fish, drive out to the sandbar where the water is waste deep to swim, or just cruise around the quaint lake to enjoy the weather.

I would highly recommend staying at ThisIsIt for a relaxing get away. Thanks for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Romeo MI

Our Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family gathered here for some long overdue time together. This cottage had it all. We all loved it so much! So many amenities & little touches that made us all feel so cozy, comfortable and happy! The view of the sunsets from the amazing bonfire pit was priceless! We had an unforgettable time and made lots of family memories! Thank you so much for such a great week!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you and your family had such a great time at Thisisit Cottage. We try our best to provide all we can for our guests to enjoy their precious vacation and family time together, then the rest is up to them! Looks like we all succeeded! Thanks for taking such good care of our place, we really appreciate it!
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Hazel Park,MI

June 2015

  • 5 of 5

We hadn't been on vacation in years and this was just what we needed! The cottage was beautiful, both inside and out, and the sunsets were stunning! It was an added bonus that this cabin is pet friendly and we were able to bring our 2 Labradors along to play in the lake and enjoy the pontoon boat! We have also stayed at "This Is It Too!" You truly can 't go wrong with either one! Melody and Randy, you have got this down! Thanks for sharing your homes so that others can enjoy beautiful Londo Lake! Hope to see you again next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled you and your labs had such a great time at our place on the lake. We do everything we can to accommodate and since we have our own dog as well we can appreciate the desire to have them be a part of vacation memories! Thanks for taking such good care and leaving our cottage so nice. Guests like you are a pleasure!
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Rochester, MI

West Londo Lake Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

ThisIsIt Cottage is your destination for fun and relaxation. The tranquil sunsets, early morning sun rise, Eagle flying overhead, Loons singing in the distant is the perfect recipe for a calm and rejuvenating vacation week. Your cottage is clean, tastefully decorated and the newly remodeled kitchen is great. Evenings were filled with sitting around the beach themed fire pit with benches, eating s'mores and enjoying the peaceful moonlit night. The Pontoon boat is wonderful for cruising, fishing and the kids really enjoyed tubing (daily!), the lake is crystal clear with enjoyable areas for swimming and great for Kayaking. Tawas is only 25 minutes away for shopping, dining and additional activities. We have rented several cottages in different locations throughout Michigan this is the best one. Thank you for the memories

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bay City, MI

Pure Fun!

  • 5 of 5

Our growing family rents a cabin every year for summer fun and relaxation. This year's choice, This Is It cabin in Hale, MI, is by far the very best we have experienced. The cabin is so very clean and looks as if it has been decorated by a professional! It has everything you need including games, movies, kayaks, and a pontoon. We spent so much time on the beach front enjoying the sandy fire pit with the beautiful design and craftsmanship of the built in bench that seats many. The grand kids, aged 4 and 6, spent countless hours playing in the sand and water. The adults could not get enough of the lake with kayaking, peddle boating, fishing, and pontooning. The inside was so inviting, especially the first floor master bedroom. Thank you, Melody, so very much for the blessing of your cabin! I highly recommend this cabin. You will not be disappointed!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600
Fee for normal cleaning $100
Pet Fee $45

All rental weeks come with the exclusive use of our 24' pontoon boat, paddleboat & 2 kayaks.
We are pet friendly, up to 2 pets, with a pet fee of $45 per pet. We will email you a pet form, you need to fill it out showing that vaccinations are up to date and there's no bite history. Since we value the relationship with our neighbors, pets will need to be leashed and contained to our property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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