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Beautiful Blue Turtle Cottage on Patterson Chain of Lakes

Pinckney, MI, USA
  • House1175 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps7
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

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 less than a mile from Pinckney Recreation Area. The chain of lakes include 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 and 2 paddle boards, one pedal boat to use. New 60' dock (4/17). New patio (9/16). All Hardwood flooring. Fire pit with plenty of outside seating. We even supply firewood! 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
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018
About Melissa Stolz

My family and I live in Brighton, MI. Which is 30 minutes from the Blue Turtle cottage. We love our Lake front house 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 also a Michigan Licensed Professional Realtor specializing in buyer and seller needs.

Melissa Stolz purchased this House in 2016

Why Melissa Stolz chose Putnam Township

I love our cottage! I had been looking for over 3 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 is a newer home compared to many lake front home/cottages. It was built in 2003 and is 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!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
      • Bedroom 2
        3 twin/ single, 2 twin beds and 1 twin trundle
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib, baby crib is a pack and play style
      • Master Bedroom
        1 queen
      • All bedding is included. Including extra pillows


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathtub/shower, toilet and sink. Currently there is also a handicap access shower with seat. However that will likely be remodeled sometime soon into another (half) bathroom.

      Location Type

        • Lake View
          140' of lake front
        • Lakefront
          140' of lake front
        • Water View
          Wide open view of Patterson Lake
        • Waterfront
          60' dock with sitting area at the end


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                      Central Air
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Forced Air
                    • Internet
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      driveway space for 3-4 cars
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                          regular coffee pot and kruig as well.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          All dishware is included.
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          seating for 8
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Some pantry items may be in the house for your use. However if you use the last of something, kindly restock it.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Ice maker in freezer
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              For 8
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                  a handful of recent magazines
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Many board games to use
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                  Cable TV and WiFi
                                • Toys
                                  Many water toys are accessible for your use plus Corn-hole!
                                • Video Library
                                  Video library is ever growing


                                    • Boat
                                      Bring your own and tie at our dock. Or rent a pontoon from N&K Marine for a day or for your whole stay.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      New brick paver patio as of 9/16
                                    • Golf
                                      Golf courses near by.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      2 Kayaks with paddles, 2 paddle boards, and pedal boat. Various floats.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      gas grill outside for your use. Please pull it away from the house before starting it.
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Mt Brighton is 20 Minutes away.
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Some life jackets available


                                        • marina
                                        • restaurants

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • bird watching
                                            • boating
                                            • miniature golf
                                            • paddle boating
                                            • photography
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking
                                            • wildlife viewing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • groceries

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • snorkeling
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • water skiing
                                                    • water tubing


                                                        • Come enjoy the serene lake life. Please no smoking , no loud music, no parties or large gatherings. We ask this out of respect for the neighbors. This is a quiet, tranquil retreat. :o) The Blue Turtle cottage is located very close to Pinckney Recreation Area. We have 140' of lake front, two patio tables/umbrellas, chairs, a campfire pit. The lake has shallow frontage out past the end of the beautiful new dock. Bring your boat and tie it to our dock or rent a boat from the local, nearby N&K Marina. Brighton and Ann Arbor (And Hell) are close offering an assortment of restaurants, shopping, movie theater, seasonal snow skiing. We suggest you venture into Hell, Michigan, only 5 minutes away, it is a "scream to visit!" The Hell Post Office will burn the edges of your postcard and stamp it...Hell Michigan! Its a tiny, cute town, with miniature golf, wedding chapel, gift shop, a dam, nature trails. And 2 Restaurants, The Hell Hole Bar and the Hell Saloon.

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          10 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Great Place to Make Wonderful Family Memories

                                                          Jill D.

                                                          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!

                                                          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.

                                                          Clean, new/remodeled and convenient.

                                                          Bob A.

                                                          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.

                                                          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.


                                                          Nicole A.

                                                          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!

                                                          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!

                                                          Great Family Cottage

                                                          lisa s.New York

                                                          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.

                                                          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.

                                                          Picture perfect!!!

                                                          Dianne H.

                                                          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 😍�😎�

                                                          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! 😎�

                                                          Cozy & clean

                                                          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.

                                                          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.


                                                          Pinckney, MI, USA

                                                          Rates & Availability

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                                                          Pet Fee
                                                          Damage Insurance
                                                          Tax Rate

                                                          3 night minimum, $250 per night. Weekly rate (7 nights) is $1700 Please leave home in the same tidy condition as when you arrived.

                                                          10 Reviews
                                                          Exceptional 5/5
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