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Adorable Cottage 35-40 Minutes from Ann Arbor

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Last updated: 05/18/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

I will consider stays of less than seven days but only on relatively short notice.
I've been told that my old-school cottage ranks pretty high on the charm factor. I've certainly tried to capture the spirit of a 1940's era cottage. The cottage sits on 245 acre all-sports North Lake. Also nearby is the Potawatomi Trail which is popular for both mountain bikers and hikers alike. The cottage will sleep six people comfortably. The upper level features a spacious bathroom with washer and dryer, a proper bedroom, and a sleeping porch which is probably the best place to sleep and enjoy a fresh breeze off the lake. The lower level is essentially one large room equipped with a generous sized kitchen/eating area and a cozy living space for conversation, a book, or possibly a DVD. This lower level has a futon that will sleep two people. Off this lower level is another porch that is often used for dining, playing cards, and gazing at the lake. A metal fire-pit is available in the back yard to provide fire-side warmth on a chilly evening. The rental of this cottage includes the use of a row-boat. I have a pontoon boat that can be leased for an additional fee.

The cottage is about 35 minutes from Ann Arbor and a short drive from Dexter and Chelsea which both offer simple and fine dining. Chelsea has the popular Purple Rose Theater if you enjoy live theater put on by professional actors.

Keywords: cottage, charming, adorable, lake front, boat

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    I recently had a renter's dog bite my neighbor. While the dog was small, the bite broke the skin and has created enough turmoil that I'm not keen on any more dogs staying at my cottage. Simply too much risk involved....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 2-6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Modest collection of books....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Modest collection of board games and puzzles....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Interesting collection of old 33 lps and a vintage record player....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Swimming off my shore is not the greatest. There is a nice sandbar out in the lake that is popular with swimmers and this can be accessed via a short ride on the pontoon boat....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    There is a table for four in the kitchen. There is a table for four on the lower screened porch. There is a table for four on the pontoon boat....moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Window...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance:

    Anywhere in the continental U.S....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    Parking for two or three cars....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Cell-coverage at my cottage is sketchy (Verizon seems to come in OK). For this reason I have installed a land-line to ensure that telephone service is always reliable. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully stocked kitchen...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked kitchen...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    The dishwasher sits beneath the drain outlet of the cottage. As a result, a pump must be manually turned on when the dishwasher goes into it's drain mode....moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster:

    Big enough to handle bagels....moreless

Outside

  • Boat:

    A row boat comes with the renal. The pontoon boat is available for an additional fee. The pontoon boat is NOT suitable for towing skiers, wake-boards, inner-tubes, or the like....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    4'x30' deck that covers the seawall....moreless

  • Golf:

    There are a few local golf courses to choose from....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Cottage with Pontoon Boat
Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,200 $4,500

Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$900 $3,600

Changeover Day: Saturday

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

When the pontoon boat is included the refundable damage/security deposit increases from $300.00 to $500.00.

If you contact me far enough in advance, payment can be forwarded via mail by writing me a check. If you contact me on relatively short notice, you will have to provide cash upon arrival.


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Last updated: 05/18/2015
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Location

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2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Inverness Inn
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hudson Mills, Pierce Lake, Reddeman Farms
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Inverness Inn
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Halfmoon Lake
 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: My name is Steve and I purchased this cottage as my own personal retreat and never planned to rent it but like any asset, I think it needs to earn it's keep. That said, I will say that I've set the place up according to my somewhat quirky tastes. I like old stuff and the cottage reflects that characteristic. An example of this is the refrigerator and stove which are vintage 1952/53 appliances. They're clean and they work fine but I know some people just want new stuff. If you want a cute old-school cottage, then this is the place for you.

Why the Owner Chose Chelsea:
I chose to purchase this cottage because it's only 35 minutes from my home in Ann Arbor. I'm a landlord in the Ann Arbor area and it's difficult for me to leave town. This cottage allows me to 'get away' while still being within easy reach of all the problems that arise from housing college kids.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This cottage provides me and others with the opportunity to relax and unwind.


Contact us

Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • View of the Lake

    View of the Lake

  • View from the street.

    View from the street.

  • Sleeping porch looking West.

    Sleeping porch looking West.

  • Spacious shower on the left. Washer and dryer reside behind the french doors.

    Spacious shower on the left. Washer and dryer reside behind the french doors.

  • Laundry located in the bathroom.

    Laundry located in the bathroom.

  • This gas-fired "wood stove" provides plenty of heat for the lower floor.

    This gas-fired "wood stove" provides plenty of heat for the lower floor.

  • Vintage GE appliances.

    Vintage GE appliances.

  • Lower porch looking West.

    Lower porch looking West.

  • West side of water-front

    West side of water-front

  • Area that separates the cottage from the water-front.

    Area that separates the cottage from the water-front.

  • View from the Lake

    View from the Lake

  • Bedroom looking into bathroom and onto sleeping porch

    Bedroom looking into bathroom and onto sleeping porch

  • Sleeping porch look in East. This chaise lounge overlooks the lake.

    Sleeping porch look in East. This chaise lounge overlooks the lake.

  • Bath looking North. Edge of shower is on right side of frame.

    Bath looking North. Edge of shower is on right side of frame.

  • Lower Level Living Area

    Lower Level Living Area

  • The kitchen is fully stocked. You need only bring your food.

    The kitchen is fully stocked. You need only bring your food.

  • Lower porch looking East.

    Lower porch looking East.

  • Available pontoon boat.

    Available pontoon boat.

  • This row-boat comes with the cottage rental.

    This row-boat comes with the cottage rental.

  • East side of the boardwalk. See dog ramp off the main dock.

    East side of the boardwalk. See dog ramp off the main dock.

VRBO #245786

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Date last modified - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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Minimum stay: 7 nights
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 2 days
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/18/2015
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