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Beautiful Blue Turtle Cottage on Patterson Chain of Lakes

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,175 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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2018

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 Pinckney

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:
  • 1175 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
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Come relax and enjoy the lake setting in a private fenced in property.


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Beautiful Blue Turtle Cottage on Patterson Chain of Lakes
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Great Place to Make Wonderful Family Memories

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations at the Blue Turtle cottage are amazing! Melissa has thought of everything. Her warm hospitality is demonstrated by the attention to detail evident throughout the cottage. The home is clean and well-maintained. The decorations are tasteful. The beds and living room furniture are all very comfortable. The kitchen is beautiful and well-appointed. The dock is new and there are plenty of water toys to make the lake fun for everyone.

We stayed for 5 days and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our stay. From kayaking to paddle boarding, from hiking to roasting marshmallows over a campfire, from watching lovely sunsets over the lake to star-gazing, we created wonderful memories we will cherish for a lifetime. Thank you, Melissa, for sharing this precious gem with us!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so thoughtful and considerate to share you reviews with me. I'm so pleased knowing you had such a wonderful time at the Blue Turtle. We hope to hear from you for next season! Thank you.
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Clean, new/remodeled and convenient.

  • 5 of 5

7 of us met for a weekend of Michigan sporting activities -- only 20 minutes from Ann Arbor. Out of the way, but super nice cottage on a beautiful lake. We missed the fall leaves, but still beautiful. Inviting lake (sandy bottom), and a very nicely appointed kitchen, TV, bathroom, and bedrooms. Owner was very responsive, yet we had no needs that weren't already taken care of. I would recommend this property to family and friends and stay here again for sure.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. I am happy you all enjoyed your stay. Perhaps you can visit again in the summer so you can enjoy the lake too.
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, spacious cabin right on lake Patterson. Owner thought of everything for your comfort. Not too far from shops and dining, but still away from the hustle and bustle. We rented a boat for the week from N &K marine and explored the chain of lakes. We had a great time and would love to come back again! Thank you for sharing your beautiful cabin with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. I am so glad you had a fun and relaxing stay! I hope you decide to book my cottage next summer too!
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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: August 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: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I'm so glad you had an enjoyable time at the Blue Turtle! You are welcome back anytime! 😎�
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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: July 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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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Hell Saloon
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Hell Saloon
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
My Brighton
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 6.0%

3 night minimum, $250 per night. Weekly rate (7 nights) is $1700 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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