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Beautiful Blue Turtle Cottage on Patterson Chain of Lakes

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Newer 2003 cottage house on Patterson Lake, MI Sleeps 7

Lovely 3BR 1 BA cottage house. Sleeps 7 plus one Pack n Play. 55' flat screen IF you want to stay inside! :o) 140' of lake front on the beautiful Halfmoon-Patterson Chain of Lakes. Which is located near Pinckney Recreation Area, including Woodburn, Patterson, Watson, Bruin, Halfmoon, Blind and Hi-Land lakes plus various coves and waterways connecting the lakes. This entire area is naturally scenic along with miles of hiking and biking trails that run along/through the chain and connecting recreation areas. Patterson Lake is all sports. Our home is fully furnished with all modern appliances. 2 Kayaks to use. New 60' dock (4/17). New patio (9/16). All Hardwood flooring. Fire pit with plenty of outside seating. Boat launch nearby for your OWN boat that you can tie at our dock. Come spend your summer vacation here!

Melissa Stolz
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2017

About Melissa Stolz

I live 30 minutes near the Blue Turtle cottage with my family. We love our new cottage and would like to occasionally share it with people looking to get away to a cute water front cottage, (perhaps) not too far away. I am a Michigan Licensed Professional Realtor specializing in buyer and seller needs.

Melissa Stolz purchased this house in 2016

Why Melissa Stolz chose Southeast Michigan

I love our cottage! I have been looking for over 2 years for something like this. We don't have the time to travel "up North" to the "cottage". So I kept my search local. This home is only 13 years old and very up to date with everything you could need.

What makes this house unique

Many other cottages have about 40 ft of water frontage. Our cottage has a whopping 140'! The water is shallow for a ways out, which makes it fun for playing in the water. We are connected to 6 other lakes by boat or kayak/canoe. One is a no wake lake that makes for awesome fishing! We have a western exposure giving us an awesome sunset every evening!


Pinckney House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom Vanity sink, toilet and bathtub/shower. Currently there is also a handicap access shower with seat. However that will likely be remodeled sometime soon into another (half) bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , 2 twin beds and 1 twin trundle
    Master BR - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • All bedding is included. Including extra pillows
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Blue Turtle Cottage on Patterson Chain of Lakes
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
New York

Great Family Cottage

  • 5 of 5

I spent a week at the cottage in August with my father and two children ages 9 and 12. The lake was perfect for the kids - not to big and the water was shallow near the cottage. The owners left plenty of things for us to use in the water including kayaks, paddle boards, floats, etc. The cottage has been recently remodeled and it is modern and very well kept with all the amenities we needed and more. The location is rural and out of the way, but if you are interested in taking day trips, there are lots of things to do in the surrounding towns and cities. We are from New York and this was our first time in Michigan - it is a beautiful state and we had a great trip. I would definitely recommend the Blue Turtle Cottage for families looking for a fun and relaxing lake vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review. I love it that my guests love the Blue Turtle. I strive to make it as welcoming as possible.
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Picture perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect, including the weather!!! We had such a wonderful time and Melissa was great to work with. This lovely cottage is clean and has everything you need for a great vacation 😍?😎?

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy & clean

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay at the Blue Turtle! It had everything we needed. Comfy beds and a clean cottage. The owner even let us use the paddle board, kayaks & paddle boat. Nice, quiet lake with beautiful sunsets. We enjoyed most of our days outside and nights by the bonfire.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. And thank you for taking the time to let me (and future renters) know that the Blue Turtle is a great place to vacation.
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Brighton MI

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful cottage/home. Our weekend was great...we were able to relax, sit outside and enjoy the beautiful view of the lake. The home was roomy and comfortable with all the amenities we needed. I am looking forward to returning in the summer to be able to swim and kayak.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mike A for your kind review of the Blue Turtle. Yes, you will have to come back for a summer visit!
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Ft. Knox/Elizabethtown Kentucky

One word..... AWESOME!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The moment we walked into the Blue Turtle cottage we felt right at home, it was so comfy and cozy! The cottage was stocked with everything one would need! The lake was so gorgeous and literally right out the back door! Melissa let us know that we had use of their paddle boat, kayak, fishing poles as well as lake toys and they had life jackets to use too. We sat out every morning and drank coffee and watched the ducks, swans and the fishing boats. (if it rained, not to worry as the rain moved quick over the lake and clear skies came out). Fishing off their new dock every morning and evening was so much fun, we caught some blue gill and sun fish as the ducks watched us! We wanted a nice relaxing vacation and the Blue Turtle delivered and then some! Thanks Melissa for always being just a text away if we had any questions or concerns, we would so definitely return to your lovely lake front cottage! The Skoog Family, Ft.Knox/Elizabethtown Kentucky

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michele for the wonderful review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay! I hope to see your reservation for next summer too! Thanks again!
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Chris D.

  • 5 of 5

Had an awesome girls night and sleep over at the Blue Turtle. The cottage is well appointed and a perfect open concept between the kitchen, dining and living rooms to socialize and not feel crowded. Can't wait for warmer weather to return and try out the lake!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you barman c for the kind review of the Blue Turtle. I hope you can come back soon!
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $150
Damage Insurance $79

3 night minimum, $225 per night. Weekly rate (7 nights) is $1500 Please leave home in the same tidy condition as when you arrived.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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