Darling Lakefront Cottage Hour and a Half North of Detroit
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Lapeer cottage description
Start your day with breakfast on the wrap-around deck overlooking this quiet lake, then slip into matching kayaks for a peaceful tour of the shoreline, much of it undeveloped. Pop into downtown Lapeer for lunch at one of the quaint restaurants, then spend the afternoon swimming and fishing. Fry up that bass and bluegill for dinner on the outdoor grill, then finish up the day watching the sunset from the dock. This is the perfect place for families and couples looking for a quiet vacation, but one that allows motorized water sports. The location - about 40 minutes north of Auburn Hills, makes it handy for those folks who may want to take the week, but still commute into town to work. Also a great haven for golfers. Sugarbush Golf course is on this lake, and there are several fabulous courses nearby. Fall weekends are available too for color tours. Ice fishing is fabulous, as is cross country skiing. The cottage is immaculate, open and airy, with high ceilings in the large kitchen and living area overlooking the lake.. Master bedroom has its own bath. Two other bedrooms share a smaller bath. We've owned this home for ten years and created many wonderful memories here. Come create some of your own.
Keywords: Charming year round cottage with 100 feet of shoreline on quiet all sports lake. Pristine water perfect for swimming, fishing and boating. Golf course across the lake.
- Vacation Rental
- Limited Accessibility
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Pets Considered
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Parking Off Street
- Satellite / Cable
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Golf Course View
- Cross Country Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Wildlife Viewing
- Fitness Center
- Day spa, fitness centers in nearby Davison and Lapeer.
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Lynda (Ontario, Canada)
Lynda (Ontario, Canada)
We have just returned from a 2 week family vacation at this beautiful cottage. There were 5 adults and 3 children and never once felt the space was too small. This place is great for families with young children. The sandy beach out front is hours of fun. We all loved the paddle boat and kayaks it was a beautiful way to get up close to the swans and see the lake. The cottage has everything you need to be comfortable - tv with the Disney channel for the times everyone needs a break and of course Olympic updates, a dish washer so no one has to miss the beautiful sun set, and air conditioning to ensure a good night sleep is had on the comfortable beds! The front porch is where we spent most of our time when not in the water. It is the best place to watch the fun on the lake or the fish being caught off the dock. Many books were enjoyed there also. I would definately recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a relaxing family vacation. It was the first time I had booked off VRBO and this experience has me hooked!!!! The owners Lori and Micheal were great host before we even arrived at their cottage - promptly answering all of my questions. They greeted us upon our arrival and ensured we knew the basics. It was greatly appreciated! Thank you for sharing your special cottage with us. A very memorable vacation was had by all!
- Guest Lynda (Ontario , Canada)
- Date of stay 07/21/12
- Review Submitted 08/05/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway.
A Hidden Gem
A Hidden Gem
I just returned from staying at this lovely home. It is a perfect vacation home. Its very comfortable inside with 3 bedrooms, large kitchen, comfortable living room and wonderful wrap around patio. The pictures don't do it justice. The lake is wonderful and peaceful. Great for paddle boating and kayaking (which are both provided) but a little green for swimming although you can certainly swim (just a bit of seaweed). Also did some excellent fishing off the dock and caught 6 fish in about 90 minutes. I highly recommend this home. I spent most mornings and evening enjoying the wrap around patio. Its also used by the owner regularly so very comfy and has the wonderful lived in feeling. I will certainly stay here again on my next trip to lapeer!
- Guest Dan (New York)
- Date of stay 06/02/11
- Review Submitted 06/07/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Note: All of the homeowners on the lake pay for lake weed removal services, beginning Jun. 15 each year, continuing through the fall..
Perfect Family Vacation
Perfect Family Vacation
The family and I have stayed here on several occasions and have had a great time. From the living room you can see what the kids are doing and having the open concept in the kitchen area you can look right through the living room at the lake. From sitting on the porch to playing in the lake, there is plenty to make the week relaxing and fun. The cottage is clean and bright and will make your stay comfortable. We hope to stay here soon again.
- Guest JB (Allen Park)
- Date of stay 06/09/07
- Review Submitted 05/11/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Tanned and rested
Tanned and rested
spent a long weekend here a couple of years ago and it was a delight. Loved kayaking and exploring the lake in the morning and evening when the water was like glass. Spent many relaxing hours floating on tubes in the (very swimmable) lake. The cottage is really comfortable and nicely stocked and we didn't have to worry about bringing much of anything with us, except for our own food/wine, of course. And since it's so close to metro Detroit, it was a nice getaway that didn't take forever to get to. Definitely worth the trip.
- Guest kathy (Pontiac)
- Date of stay 07/20/05
- Review Submitted 04/14/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Charming, perfect getaway
Charming, perfect getaway
We spent a couple of weeks here last summer and it was absolutely lovely. The house has everything you could possibly want, and it was lovely to wake up with the sun streaming in the windows, make breakfast and enjoy quiet mornings on the porch. The lake is perfect for swimming (not too cold), boating and kayaking. The beds/bedrooms are very comfortable and the cottage was very clean. We've rented a lot of cottages over the years and this was definitely the best. We will be back again this year.
- Guest LL (Oakland County)
- Date of stay 06/06/10
- Review Submitted 04/09/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway.
Sept. 15 through June 1 $770 weekly. Three day minimum stay $110 nightly. June 1 - Sept 15 $1,050 weekly. One week minumum Call for holiday rates. CAll for discount information on longer stays, including multiple weeks and month Deposit of 50 percent required at booking time, non-refundable. A $100 refundable deposit for pets and a $100 refundable cleaning fee due at time of rental. Rents from Saturday at 3 p.m to Saturday at 11 a.m. Call for daily or monthly rates,
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Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: I am a journalist, a staff writer at the Detroit Free Press. We love to travel and our cottage is decorated with things we've bought from around the world, Jamaica, Guatemala, Barbados, Costa Rica. St. Lucia. Writer Joyce Maynard, author of To Die For, the Nicole Kidman movie, stayed in our cottage for a summer, and wrote about it in her book Internal Combustion. The book is one of many available for summer reading at the cottage. We've designed the cottage for maximum fun and comfort, a place where you want to kick off your shoes and settle in with a good book and a glass of wine. Everyone tends to gather on the wide wrap-around porch that overlooks the lake, if they're not sunning on the dock.
Why the Owner Chose Lapeer:
My husband is a licensed contractor and we bought the cottage as an investment, with the intention of making renovations and then selling it. But within weeks, we'd fallen in love with the lake, and ten years later we still own it. Since many of the homes on the lake are owned by weekenders, it tends to be very quiet during the week. And it is family kind of lake, so there are not a lot of hotdoggers on jet skis. Because it is only forty minutes north of Auburn Hills, it is particularly handy for families where one of the parents plans to commute to work in metro-Detroit while the rest of the family vacations. It also makes for nice weekend getaways because there is not a long commute time out of the city.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
My favorite time is early morning, when I kayak, sometimes alone, and watch the birds. You can usually spot deer along the shoreline, and sometimes a turtle will swim along side the kayak. My husband and children like the late afternoons, swimming and fishing. There is a small fire pit near the water's edge, and late at night, the adults often gather there for drinks and kid-free time. The location is very convenient, half way between Lapeer and Davison. Davison has a fabulous day spa, and Lapeer has a new community fitness center, with a water park, and indoor track. There are great antique stores throughout the region, and some of the best golfing around.
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Summer afternoon at the cottage, overlooking the peaceful lake
Light and airy, cozy and charming. A perfect vacation get-away
Open kitchen, fully stocked, overlooking living room, lake.
Gorgeous sunsets at no extra charge! View from the porch overlooking lake
A summer day looking out toward the lake.
Sunset on an early Spring evening
Springtime Tulips at lakefront cottage
Herb garden next to the shed. Basil and Rosemary for the cook!
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3 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
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