Lakefront Home in Clarkston/Winter Ski Destination
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- Wheel chair accessible:No
Waterford house description
If it's fishing, skiing or just relaxing our cottage is for you. This A frame cottage is located on- LAKE OAKLAND- one of the nicest lakes in Oakland County. If it's winter time we are minutes from Pine Knob Ski. Home provides 3 bedrooms two bedrooms on the main floor which host a queen size bed and twin bed, third bedroom located in the loft which provides a queen size bed this is also a pull out located in the living room on the main floor. Fully stocked kitchen with everything you need to cook a meal. If you do not feel like cooking we have many restaurants within the area. Walkout basement provides two door walls which lead to the lake, basement has couch and TV for the kids to watch TV or play video games. Nice sandy beach with dock where you can fish or dock your pontoon. Fire pit near lake for a nice evening fire. Great fishing just steps away from the house. Home is located within a bay so it is on very quiet lakefront. There is a public access so you can bring your own boat.
THINGS TO DO: FAMILY FUN
Oakland County Waterpark (Waterford Oaks) only 15 minutes away from the property. You are close to Great Lakes Crossing which provides you with many stores and a movie theatre. Oakland County is known for their parks here you will find bike trails, horseback riding, cross country skiing, picnic areas and beaches.
DTE music theatre is only 2 miles away; this theatre provides live summer concerts during the week and weekends. Meadowbrook music theatre and the Palace of Auburn Hills just down I-75. Home is located 30 minutes north of downtown Detroit.
In the winter you can enjoy Pine Knob ski only 2 miles away or travel North 10 minutes to Mt Holly.
INDEPENDENCE OAKS: FAMILY FUN ONLY 10 MINS AWAY
Enjoy year-round recreation in this naturally-maintained 1,088-acre park near Clarkston.
More than 14 miles of marked nature and ski trails, including the paved River Loop Trail, All-Visitors Trail and Hawk's View Trail, a 2.5 mile paved hike, bike and blade pathway
Daily pass or annual vehicle permit required
Picnicking, hiking, fishing, swimming, nature study and youth group camping
Picnic areas and rental shelters for group rental include ball field, sand volleyball courts, playground equipment, horseshoes pits
Picturesque Tony Filippis Memorial Garden and wheelchair-accessible gazebo shelter adjacent to Twin Chimneys area with view of Crooked Lake; ideal for outdoor wedding ceremonies
Boat launch (non-motorized boats) and seasonal rowboat, canoe, kayak and pedalboat rentals on 68-acre Crooked Lake
Nature Center with interactive exhibits and interpretive programs
Camp Wilderness, youth group overnight camping area.
DOWNTOWN CLARKSTON: FARMERS MARKET OPEN EVERY SATURDAY 8AM TO 12PM STARTING IN JUNE
The Clarkston Downtown Farmer’s Market is an open-air market where people can meet, shop and enjoy a day in Clarkston. Come and see all the items that will be available from different vendors. There will be fruits, produce, herbs, baked goods, cut flowers, wood furniture, handmade jewelry, quilting, homemade soaps and bath salts. No one is allowed to resale anything. There’s something for everyone!
ALIVE AFTER FIVE
Join us for Clarkston’s Alive After Five on the first Thursday of each month. Mark you calendars: May 6, June 3, July 1, Aug. 5, Sept. 2, and Oct. 7. We will have vendor booths, musicians, food, and fantastic local entertainment for your enjoyment along 6th Street in downtown Clarkston. Chamber members are encouraged to attend this event and promote your business in this new, fun and exciting atmosphere! Come on out and join us for Alive After Five.
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1.25 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- DVD Player
- Video Games
- Video Game Console
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Lake View
- Water Skiing
- Clarkston, Waterford, Oxford, Lake Orion. Downtown Clarkston, DTE Music Theatre, Meadowbrook Music. Live Entertainment: Hamlins Pub not only has great food and service but they have live entertainment on Fridays/Saturdays. Fountains Golf/Banquet: Serves dinner plus provides live entertainment throughout the week. FOUNTAINS GOLF AND BANQUET PHONE NO. (248) 625.3731 FEES AS OF January 3, 2012 9 holes w/cart 18holes w/cart Weekday $17 $27 $26 $42 Morning special 18 holes w/cart before 1pm $32 Seniors* morning special 6:30am - 1pm $10 $20 $20 $26 Walking juniors ** $10 $20 Twilight special 6pm to dusk $14 $22 PINE KNOB GOLF COURSE PH. NO. (248) 625.0700 AS OF Jan 3, 2012...moreless
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We had a small family reunion at this cottage on Lake Oakland. My wife said the cottage is nicer than the pictures describe. The cottage is set up with all the amenities of a fun home, with no reason to be bored. Easily accessible with good information provided for local fun. I would recommend to a family or friend. We had choices for grocery shopping or dining out that made it easy to be entertained. We also enjoyed sitting out in the back with the lake view and it's activities. My son was able to fish daily, if not from the paddle boat provided then from our own motorized row boat. The DTE theater was just Down the road, with lawn ticket coupons available at local stores. All in all a good experience with needed relaxation time. Mike K.
- Guest William K.
- Date of stay 07/14/12
- Review Submitted 07/29/12
Great Property but not Baby/Toddler Friendly
Great Property but not Baby/Toddler Friendly
We had a wonderful fime. It was a beautiful lake. Overall, we were pretty happy with the accomodations. The owner was quick to respond to my emails, but was not local. I loved the log cabin feel and we enjoyed sleeping in the loft bedroom with the ceiling fan. A couple of notes for both the owner and future guests. Although the property had a " sandy beach," the lake bottom in front of the house was pretty mucky and weedy, so our little ones were not able to play in the water in front of the house as we had hoped. We had rented a pontoon boat, so we just anchored out in the lake and spent the days swimming. It was a beautiful, clear lake - but also had lots of traffic. We were suprised by the bad boating etiquette from other boaters. Boats drove too close - way under the 100 yds as stated by law - and went by way too fast - even though we were anchored and swimming with a toddler. The bedrooms were pretty nice, but the mattress on the twin bed could use an upgrade. It was fine for a child, but an adult would sink in it. The house had obviously been cleaned before we got there, but the floors, corners and shelves could have used a better cleaning. We live by a river, so I am used to spiders, but the cobwebs needed to be knocked down more. Especially with a toddler that gets into everything. The kitchen was small but worked. However, it only had some basic pots and pans, no soup pan and I couldn't find a knife sharp enough to slice raw potatoes. As far as spices/seasonings - there was salt, pepper, and Ms. Dash.. Luckily I brought along Garlic salt and some other seasonings. We ended up eating out more than expected. For renters with toddlers, bring lots of extra-wide baby gates. Because of the "open" design, there were no doors to the stairways and they were very wide openings. The half-wall around the stairs only had the frame of a wall, no actual wall, so there were foot-wide spaces between beams, and our toddler could have fallen right through to the lower level. We had to keep our empty suitcases in front of the wall to block it off. The main bathroom has been upgraded and it was nice, but very small and no tub. There was no lid on the toilet seat, so we also had to keep that room closed off to the baby. There was a toilet downstairs, but the seat was cracked. The location was great, minutes to everything you needed. I loved the design of the house, it just wasn't a good fit for a family with a toddler.
- Guest Cindy F.
- Date of stay 06/30/12
- Review Submitted 07/24/12
Owner response: As I have stated to anyone who is interested in renting my cottage is that we add at least 3 yards of beach sandy to our lake front every year. As you know this summer has been very warm in Michigan so this may be the reason for the additional growth in the bay (where our cottage is located). We have nieces and nephews from the age of 1 to 8 who have not had a problem swimming in front of cottage; again we provide a paddle boat for those guests who choose to visit the island to swim. In regards to the house layout it is an open A frame home which has two sets of stairs and there are gates located within the house there is also a high chair and playpen that accommodates families with children we have had several return guest with small children and have never had an issue with the layout. Regarding Lake Oakland it is the finest lake in Oakland County please note this guest visited on the weekend of the fourth of July celebration so I would guess that all the lakes in the area were just as busy. This is a vacation home not a five star resort so if you expect to eat in then yes you will need to provide your own food.
Moving to MIGuest comment entered by owner
Moving to MI
Thank you for allowing us to have a "short term" home for our transition from OH to Clarkston. We enjoyed the beautiful view from the deck, most of all we will recommend your home to our friends when they come to visit.
- Guest Patti and Dan
- Date of stay 06/03/11
- Review Submitted 07/12/11
Winter WonderlandGuest comment entered by owner
Our family had a wonderful time here at Coopers Cottage. We spent 10 days here over Christmas and loved looking at the winter wonderland surrounding us. It is a big difference from Houston, TX. I have 2 boys and they really enjoyed Pine Knob and Alpine Valley. We were able to have friends and family come visit. The cottage is such a warm and cozy place.
- Guest Teresa A
- Date of stay 12/20/10
- Review Submitted 07/12/11
A perfect Girls weekend away
A perfect Girls weekend away
We wanted a girls weekend away and we got just that ! We drove from around London Ontario Canada ,about a 2 hour drive. We were all very impressed with the Coopers Cottage from the minute we walked in the door. I think I may have said" This is soooo cute "a hundred times!. It was the perfect setting for a girls weekend away to do some shopping at the outlets (Birch Run and Great Lakes crossings). It was cozy and clean . We would recommend this location for families and friends . Karen was fantastic to deal with and always answered any questions. The lake was gorgeous and we were lucky enough to have about 50 swans greet us in the morning. I don't think there is a thing you would need besides clothes and groceries, everything was there. It slept 6 of us ladies comfortably and there were no complaints. Looking forward to making this an annual event. Tammy , Teresa, Jen, Erin ,Jane, and Tracey
- Guest The get-along gang (Strathroy Ontario)
- Date of stay 11/12/10
- Review Submitted 11/15/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Labor Day GetawayGuest comment entered by owner
Labor Day Getaway
We also had a wonderful visit to your lovely home. We really enjoyed the view and sitting out by the lake. We came to town from Toronto Canada to see a few concerts and we hope to be back next year. We also recommend Guidos Pizza and Hamilin Pub. Thanks Coopers for sharing your home. The Dustans
- Guest Dustans
- Date of stay 09/02/10
- Review Submitted 10/07/10
Enjoyed our stay at the Cooper's home. The house was clean and also ,with everything you need in a kitchen ,was stocked with paper goods and cleaning items. Karen was very helpful with any questions and was quick to reply. Our grandson enjoyed the game cube and the sand toys. We cooked out on the gas grill and had fires by the water at night. We spent a day at Independence Park where we did some fishing and our grandson caught his first fish. I Would recommend this house to friends and relatives.
- Guest Pat (Lincoln Park,MI)
- Date of stay 08/21/10
- Review Submitted 08/30/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Evening moonlightGuest comment entered by owner
My wife, son, and myself had a great time at your home. We went to a Tiger game, to the mall, and played golf a couple of times. My son was grateful for all of the taped ICarly's you had on the DVR and my wife was thankful that you had the Food Network. Your home was all that was described and we would not hesitate to stay there again if we were to return. One night a full moon rose over the lake that was beautiful. Thanks again for the nice vacation.
- Guest Mark
- Date of stay 07/24/10
- Review Submitted 08/18/10
Homey with a northern feelGuest comment entered by owner
Homey with a northern feel
Well, where do I begin?? We had such a fabulous time there. We all miss it so much already. It was so roomy, but not fancy so that we had to worry about the kids messing it up or breaking anything. The basement was perfect with the toys and TV. It had tons of eating room which was great. The beach was awesome with all of the toys, as well as the pedal boat. It was so homey and has such a northern feel about it. We enjoyed the fire pit as well. We were thankful that you left the book with all of the info in it. That was helpful and we did visit a few of the parks. But mostly, we just stayed there and enjoyed ourselves. My family is originally from MI, but my own immediate family has grown so much that we can no longer stay at my mom's, so your cottage will be our new place to stay. In fact, we want to stay there the same week next year if you're still renting it out at that time. We just loved it. The kids fished like crazy too.
- Guest Glenda
- Date of stay 06/17/10
- Review Submitted 08/03/10
$150/nt - $250/nt $975/wk - $1200/wk (Special rates for holidays contact owner We Accept Paypal Payments, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. We will consider payment plans, please contact owner. $300 Security Deposit. 2 Nights Minimum. $100 Cleaning Fee. Please note monthly rental will be considered please contact owner
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Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: Born and raised in Michigan however our careers took us out of state. We love traveling back to see friends and family. We always wanted to own a A frame home in Northern Michigan so when we found this one close to family we fell in love with it.
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First floor Master with door wall to deck and lake
Enclosed porch which leads to deck
Loft with queensize bed
Having fun on the beach
Map of Lake Oakland with boat launch. Bring your boat and dock it at the house
Fully equipped kitchen
View from the loft-bedroom with queen size bed
Living room with pull out couch
Eat in kitchen
View from first floor master bedroom
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3 Bedroom / 1.25 Bathroom
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