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Mike Jacobs

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

35 Min South of Lansing

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Southeast Michigan Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

This cottage is located in a quiet neighborhood in Napoleon, Michigan and is accessible by M-50, I-94 and US-127. It has an open kitchen/ livingroom, knotty pine walls & cabinets. You have all the modern amenities of home, all your towels, bedding and cookware are included. Don't worry about steps down to the lake here, the lawn slopes gently to the lake making it enjoyable for all.

The use of two kayaks and one canoe are provided free. Or, You have your own dock so bring your boat. There is a firepit facing the lake and firewood in the garage for a nominal fee.

If you like to fish you will love Olcott, Little Wolf and Michigan Center Lakes where bass, pike and bluegill are an everyday occurrence and they stock walleye in big wolf lake just one lake over plus the gills bed right in front of the cottage in early June.

If its water sports you're after, then the 400 acre sandy bottom Wolf Lake is for you. Ski, tube, board, sail or just sit back and watch on the sand bar. Or if its total relaxation you're after, take a backwoods cruise over to Price Lake. It is truly one of the most beautiful lakes I have ever seen.

No matter what your pleasure this 1500 acre chain of lakes has something for everyone.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Mike Jacobs (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

About Mike Jacobs

Hello my name is Mike and this is my daughter Kaily. She is the reason I own this cottage. Her great great grandfather built this cottage back in the 1930s and it has been passed down through the years and generations to me to hold and maintain until she is ready for home ownership.

I own a home improvement company so it is very important to me that when you arrive you find an impecably maintained property. It is also important to me that when you stay with us you are able to enjoy the lake as much as possible. This is why we have two kayaks and a canoe free of charge. We have also taken the time and expense to furnish the cottage with quality linens, just because youre at a cottage doesnt mean you shouldn't feel like your on vacation. I have tried to think of everything you might need or forget like coolers, fishing poles and tackle, yard games, board games, books, video games, portable awnings, party tents, two gas grills, coozies, dozens of life preservers in mscelaneous sizes, extra blakets, throws and pillows and more. But if you do seem to miss something please let me know so I can have it there for the next person.

This has been a fun way to hold onto a house this long in hopes Kaily will appriciate what those before her have worked so hard to provide for her. I'm not sure when she will be ready but I sure will mis all the friends we have made over the years.

Mike Jacobs purchased this cottage in 1995


based on 7 traveler reviews

35 Min South of Lansing
average rating of 4.142857 based on 7 reviews
Jackson, MI

Perfect cabin

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was exactly what we were looking for. Plenty of yard for bonfire and enjoying the lake peacefully. We were very lucky with the weather. Even on the day that it rained there were plenty of amenities at the cabin from games, dvd, and even a super nintendo! We tried to pack everything we needed for the week- not knowing how equipped the cabin was, and I think that there was everything that we needed there. We have no complaints from our stay. It was everything we expected, and the updated bathroom was a plus. We would recommend this cabin to anyone.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sarasota, Florida


  • 3 of 5

The cottage was on a beautiful lot on the lake. Access to the lake was easy. We enjoyed the kayaks and canoes which allowed us to explore the chain of lakes. The cottage was cozy and contained everything we needed included cookware, towels, sheets, grill, washer and dryer, dishwasher and games. The beds are okay. We unfortunately had a major problem with little to no water pressure and lack of hot water in the bathroom and washer for the first 3 and a half days. When taking showers, we had 45 seconds of dripping warm water before it turned stone cold. Mike answers his phone when called and is friendly, but we were disappointed with his response to this issue. He initially said he was out of town and asked us to look at the manual in the drawer to see if we could fix the problem (which we could not). He then didn't even follow up to ask if things were working okay. We had to call three times before he finally sent someone out who discovered the filter in the well was full of rust and minerals which caused the problem and had to be replaced. Cold showers were not fun. We feel he could have sent someone the first time we called rather than allow us to go over three days with no water pressure and hot water. After the problem was fixed, we had water pressure and warm water for the last three days of the stay. We understand that things can go wrong, but there is really no excuse for making someone wait three days to call someone to fix the problem. Mike did agree to refund a small portion of our rent when we expressed our frustration with his delayed response.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tammy b

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice stay. Very cozy. Lake is very relaxing. Mike is very nice to work with.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hamilton Ohio, USA

Michigan Lake Cottage

  • 4 of 5

This was a very nice Cottage with the Lake as the Back yard back drop. We had discussed fishing during the visit but put our time in side trips into Jackson where the majority of the family was attending the Graduation of our nephew.

The cottage was comfortable and the ammenities were up to par except the Stove top. This was difficult to operate.

Having the lake as the back drop made up for all the pleasure we anticipated.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and feedback. I will take a look at the stove and consider a replacement.
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Cozy cottage on the lake

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful cozy cottage right on the lake and we enjoyed the lake view and the area surrounding the cottage. The owner was very responsive, especially when we had some hiccups with the shower and internet service. One disappointment was that the coffee pot quit on us about halfway through our stay but we managed to still make coffee on the stove. The location was definitely out in the country but we enjoyed our stay and having family from nearby areas to visit us for the day. We even had a bit of successful fishing and used the fire pit with wood generously supplied by one of our neighbors. We enjoyed the use of the BBQ and the ability to cook most of our meals with a good stock of kitchen utensils, etc. The bed was very comfortable and the BR was uniquely cozy but worked well for us and our dog, Shorty.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your four star review. We just installed a new custom shower and purchased a new coffee pot as well. We also have a back up in the garage. Thanks for the feedback.
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  • 4 of 5

Nice location, easy to get to. Really nice access to the water. Nice view of the lake from the kitchen and living room. Everything we needed was in the cottage. Bathroom was nicely remodeled but an alert for older folks regarding climbing up into the shower would be nice. Could have used a comfortable recliner or easy chair in the living room. Had issues with the boat running; owner was accomodating.

Really, really great fishing.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your four star review. We have remodeled the bathroom and now have an easy access shower and have also added a comfortable leather lounge chair. Thanks for the feedback.
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Rates & Availability

Jackson Cottage Rental Rates

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May 28 2016 - Sep 9 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 29 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $50

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Southeast Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Sleep Number bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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