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Cozy Vacation Cottage on All Sports Lake Chemung

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights


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

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Diana Rencsak
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016
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based on 25 traveler reviews

Cozy Vacation Cottage on All Sports Lake Chemung
average rating of 4.76 based on 25 reviews

Great fishing, lovely house, beautiful big yard!

  • 4 of 5

We loved our time here! Lake Chemung has some awesome fishing. The yard is beautiful complete with a fire pit and several chairs. The master bedroom has a great view of the lake from its floor to ceiling wall to wall Windows. The only thing we noticed that was a slight disappointment was the traffic noise from nearby highways. Certainly not the owners fault, but something to be aware of if you are wanting to only hear the sounds of nature. However, having the property so close to "civilization" has its perks too! Howell is fun to peruse the shops and Brighton has one of the best Italian restaurants that we've ever dined: Chao Amici.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great memories were made here!

  • 5 of 5

Overall well equipped house with plenty of towels and good hot water supply. The lake was clean and almost like bath water. We had two boats tied to the dock where the water is sandy and shallow. Plenty of room for our two kayaks and blow up floats. Parking can be a challenge when having guests but Diane is very gracious by offering parking at the Chemung market. The market was close and convenient to pick up ice and other supplies. There is a Meijers grocery not too far for your major grocery runs. The kitchen is brand new with new appliances too. It just needs a couple more items to have it fully equipped (such as a cookie sheet, 9x13 baking pan, Tupperware). Also if you're used to a softer mattress you should bring a foam topper as the bed's are very firm. The entire home has beautiful wood floors but could use more rugs at the doors to wipe of wet bare feet.

We had a couple of babies visit and was surprised to find a crib and high chair to use. Also a supply of games and even Legos were available.

We will definetly be back again as it was so close to our family and friends who live near by. The only thing I would have changed about our trip was to have had a little warmer weather!

Thank you!

Dave and Rosemarie Sicheneder

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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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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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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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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
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Mt. Brighton Ski Area
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Howell House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter/Spring Season 2016
Sep 7 2016 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

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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Howell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Tub/shower is located on first floor. Master bathroom has soaking tub but no shower.
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • 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
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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