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Diana Rencsak

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Cozy Vacation Cottage on All Sports Lake Chemung

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Howell House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

'Sleepy Hollow', our family cottage on Lake Chemung, provides the perfect lake getaway. Close to Detroit, Ann Arbor and Lansing.

The neighborhood is very private and quiet.

Beautiful sandy beach. Watch the sun set from the dock or from the master suite perched overlooking the yard and lake. Private Deck located off kitchen is perfect for reading the paper at breakfast.

New interior finishes, new furnishings and appliances, hardwood floors, cozy Swedish pine paneling, completely outfitted for your vacation. Sleeps eight comfortably on 2 double beds, one queen bed and 2 singles. Airbed also available. Bring your beach towels, bathing suits and water toys (and snow toys in winter) and relax.

This sunny 1,900 square foot home is tucked away on an idyllic, private road on the quiet, sunny side of the deep, spring-fed lake. Parking is limited; no on-road parking is possible. If you wish to hold a memorable outdoor event on Lake Chemung, please review our other property: vrbo 616955

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Keywords: lake house, lake cottage, lake front

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Diana Rencsak (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)
Cozy Vacation Cottage on All Sports Lake Chemung
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 23 reviews
5

Clean updated and very nice

  • 5 of 5

We loved it here! Communication is important to me and the owners always were available for anything. The kitchen is awesome and the large yard perfect for playing games all day. Loved the home. Great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful week on Lake Chemung!

  • 5 of 5

We had several family groups in and out during our week at the "Sleepy Hollow" cottage. I was there the entire week, but depending on the day we had as few as two of us and as many as 8, including teenagers. We also brought my dog. We all had a wonderful week! Diana has everything provided. We brought some bedding based on other rentals we have had but we didn't need it. She even has beach towels for your use. The kitchen and downstairs bath are completely new and redone. There are lots of things provided in the kitchen including roasting skewers and a coffee pot. There were a couple of hot days and the AC worked great. We used the fire pit several nights, buying firewood at the Lake Chemung market. 5 or 6 chairs are provided for the backyard so don't feel you need to bring a bunch of chairs. We also used the grill provided. The sunsets here are absolutely beautiful! We were there over the week of summer solstice so it was light pretty late. We had the master bedroom which has a HUGE window to look out at the lake! The only thing we wished we had was a boat. The local marina does not rent them and on the weekend days it was a busy boating lake. But during the week it was pretty calm. We brought a couple of big floats ($20 on amazon) we tied to the dock (and btw, even at the end of the dock the water is only thigh high on an adult; the drop-off is way past that point). If you do have a boat there is a public access area across the lake where you can put it in, and the dock is plenty long enough. There is also a sandy shore area for little ones.

To make a long story short, Diana takes great care of you if you rent this cottage and we highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Robin: Thank you for your comments. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Sleepy Hollow, and we hope to see you again. --Jeff and Diana
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4

Very nice property on an all sports lake

  • 4 of 5

If you are a boating/skier/boarding person this is your lake. We enjoyed campfires and lovely sunsets. Cottage is large and very nice.

If you are a fisherman this is a tough lake as it is very clear and very busy. Early morning is your only chance. We enjoyed our week there.😎🇺🇸

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at sleepy hollow and we're already trying to plan a date next year. Diana and Jeff are excellent renters always making sure your stay is perfect. The cottage is clean and well equipped. The lot is large and situated so that there is privacy. The water is shallow for quite ways out for kids which is nice. A few rocks in the water, so I'd recommend water shoes for kids even though I didn't use any. Close to tons of stores and food, but still has that up north feel. Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay again at Sleepy Hollow! Thanks very much for choosing to stay at the cottage--we hope to see you next year!
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4

Wonderful lakeside property.

  • 4 of 5

Very much enjoyable experience at a comfortable lakeside house. The owner was very accommodating. The water supply is quite brackish but is suitable for bathing. We would definitely book again.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're happy you enjoyed your stay at Sleepy Hollow. We discovered that after the kitchen remodel was finished, our water treatment system was not operating properly. So we apologize for the water quality during your stay. It is back to normal now.
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5

Wonderful Thanksgiving holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed a fun and comfortable vacation in your lovely cottage! We especially enjoyed the fire place, excellent TV reception for Thanksgiving football viewing, and cooking a full turkey dinner in the well stocked kitchen. Everything was great - thanks again. N.C.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Detroit Metro
Nearest Golf
0.6 Miles
Faulkwood Shores Golf Club,Chemung Hills Golf Club
Nearest Train
24 Miles
Ann Arbor Amtrak Depot
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-96
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Mt. Brighton Ski Area
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Howell House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Season 2016
May 27 2016 - Sep 6 2016
5 night minimum stay
$210
 
 
Winter/Spring Season 2016
Sep 7 2016 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$160
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$210
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Howell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Tub/shower is located on first floor. Master bathroom has soaking tub but no shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , Huge window overlooking Lake Chemung.
    Middle bedroom - 1 queen , Private, cozy room with view of the lake.
    Rear bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Huge room with double bed and daybed.
    Sun porch - 1 twin/ single , Daybed on ground floor, all season sun porch, view of lake
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1). One of the singles is a day bed in the first floor sun room facing the lake.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Dock installed in summer months. Please note that this cottage is located on what was once a gravel road that wound through the forest. As such, parking can be a challenge. If you wish to entertain a large party or hold an event, please let us know as we can provide an alternate space on the lake which is just as idyllic and has plenty of parking and services to accommodate you and your guests. Thank you!

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