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'Tumble Down' Waterfront Sunset Wonder, All Sports Lake, Fishing

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Last updated: 07/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Brighton cottage description

Historic waterfront cottage known as 'Tumble Down' with amazing sunsets. Originally built in 1923 by a well known gentleman who built many field stone cottages in the area, several of which are on West Crooked Lake. Tumble Down is located on low boat traffic, West Crooked Lake with water access to East Crooked Lake. Both are all sports lakes. Relax and barbecue on your private deck overlooking the lake, swing on the porch swing, enjoy the hot tub or roast marshmallows over the campfire. Sunbathing on the shore, deck or dock. Paddle around the lake in the 16' canoe or paddle boat both provided, bring your own boat or rent our 25 foot Bennington pontoon boat for $100 per day (gas included). Boat launch 1/2 mile away. Great fishing. Property has extensive gardens and was featured on the LACASA garden tour in 2010. Be sure to explore the secret gnome garden. Courtyard with fountain.

Tumble Down has much to offer year round. Enjoy foliage color in the fall, cross-country skiing and ice fishing in the winter. We look forward to sharing our slice of paradise with you.

Keywords: Waterfront, all sports lake, boat rental, fishing, dock, paddle boat, hot tub, firepit, sunsets, historic

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Table seats six, plus a youth chair and breakfast bar seats two....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            foil, wraps, salt&pepper, sugar, coffee filters provided...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Kitchen
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room seats 6:

            Two living areas, both with a couch and a chair. One with TV and the other with gas fireplace....moreless

          • Parking:

            Off street parking ...moreless

          • Gas Fireplace
          • Parking Off Street
          • Air Conditioning
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Towels Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Waterfront Cottage with amazing sunsets. On low traffic, West Crooked Lake with access to East Crooked Lake. Both are all sports lakes. Property has much to offer year round. Relax and barbecue on your private deck overlooking the lake, swing on the porch swing, enjoy the hot tub or roast marshmallows over the campfire. Sunbathing on the private beach, deck or dock. Paddle around the lake in the paddle boat provided, bring your own boat or access to pontoon boat for an additional fee. Private beach for all the sunbathing you want. Boat launch 1/2 mile away. Property has extensive gardens and was featured on the LACASA garden tour in 2010. Shared courtyard with fountain....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Toys:

                Let us know your children's ages and we will have some fun things ready....moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Games
              • Video Library
              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable

              Communications

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Hot Tub

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Boat:

                        25' Bennington Pontoon Boat available for additional charge of $100 per day (includes gas)....moreless

                      • Porch / Veranda:

                        With porch swing and Adirondack chairs...moreless

                      • Bicycles:

                        Available upon request....moreless

                      • Beach Chairs:

                        2...moreless

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Balcony
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Theme

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

                      Location & View

                      • Beachfront
                      • Golf Course View

                      Activities

                      • Live Theater
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Skiing
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Sailing
                      • Hiking
                      • Swimming
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Laundromat
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Fishing
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Cycling
                      • Golf
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Ice Skating
                      • Hospital
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Restaurants
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Cinemas
                      • Churches
                      • Library
                      • Playground
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Groceries
                      • Boating
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Walking
                      • Sledding
                      • Shopping
                      • Antiquing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Hunting
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.6
                      from 17 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Fall-Winter-Spring
                      Sep 1 - May 21, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $200
                      $1,200 $3,600
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $200
                      $1,350 $4,000
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Cleaning Fee $100
                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Tax Rate 6%

                      Notes:

                      Seven day minimum rental from Memorial Day through Labor Day weeks. Friday, Saturday or Sunday check-in/check-out preferred. Check-in is 4 pm and Check-out is 11 am.


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                      Location

                      50 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Detroit Metro Airport
                      25 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Ann Arbor
                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      I-96 and 23
                      500 Metres
                      Nearest Beach
                      On our Lake
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Brighton and Howell
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Mt. Brighton
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      The Jackal and Oak Pointe Country Club (Club Corp)
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Brighton and Howell

                      Car: Necessary

                      Enjoy cross-county skiing and ice fishing on the lake during the winter. Magnificent fall colors on property as well as several state parks in the area, Kensington Metro Park and Island Lake.

                      3 mile drive to Mt Brighton for skiing/snowboarding in the winter and golf at the Jackal in the summer. Many additional golf courses, restaurants, shopping, antiquing, etc are very close by. Travel adviser book provided in the cottage for recommendations.

                      Downtown Brighton (4 miles) and Howell (6 miles) offer many events in the summer including concerts, sidewalk sales, holiday parades, farmers markets, Howell Balloon Festival, Ann Arbor Art Fairs, Brighton Art Festival, Howell Melon Festival, Brighton's Smokin' Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival, etc.

                      A close drive to U-M (30 minutes), MSU (30 minutes) and Detroit (45 minutes), a great place to stay for all college and professional sporting events.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2005

                      About the owner: We love to travel, spend time with friends and family, garden, enjoy good food and wine, host parties, and of course spend time on our lake!

                      Why the Owner Chose Brighton:
                      We have lived in this community for almost 20 years. Living on West Crooked Lake is like living 'on vacation' all of the time. We looked at every lake in Brighton and settled on West Crooked Lake based on sunsets, quality of water, visual interest, boat traffic, wildlife and quality of residence development.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      We love watching the circle of life on our lake year round. We have multiple bird families that make West Crooked Lake their home; Multiple Swan families, Canada Geese, Wood Ducks, Blue Herons, Egrets, Sandhill Cranes, Hawks, a pair of Morning Doves that nest in our garden and a mischievous Muskrat that lives in our neighbor's wood pile.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Lake view from the shaded porch swing.

                        Lake view from the shaded porch swing.

                      • Perennial Gardens.

                        Perennial Gardens.

                      • Fire pit for nightly bonfires.

                        Fire pit for nightly bonfires.

                      • Pontoon boat for rent.  $100 per day, includes gas.

                        Pontoon boat for rent. $100 per day, includes gas.

                      • Enjoy a nice paddle around the lake on our aqua cycle.

                        Enjoy a nice paddle around the lake on our aqua cycle.

                      • Tumble Down living room and field stone gas fireplace.

                        Tumble Down living room and field stone gas fireplace.

                      • Bedroom One - Double Bed.

                        Bedroom One - Double Bed.

                      • Bedroom Two.

                        Bedroom Two.

                      • Living area and dining area, table with six chairs and youth chair.

                        Living area and dining area, table with six chairs and youth chair.

                      • Kitchen with vintage farmhouse sink and fridge.

                        Kitchen with vintage farmhouse sink and fridge.

                      • Bathroom.

                        Bathroom.

                      • Deck dining for six over looking the lake.

                        Deck dining for six over looking the lake.

                      • Amazing sunsets from the shore on Little Crooked Lake

                        Amazing sunsets from the shore on Little Crooked Lake

                      • Tumble Down view from the lakefront.

                        Tumble Down view from the lakefront.

                      • Porch swing and secondary seating area.

                        Porch swing and secondary seating area.

                      • 16' Fiberglass canoe to paddle around the lake or fish from.

                        16' Fiberglass canoe to paddle around the lake or fish from.

                      • Secondary deck with umbrella.

                        Secondary deck with umbrella.

                      • Living room with Gas fireplace.  Couch converts to queen bed.

                        Living room with Gas fireplace. Couch converts to queen bed.

                      • Bedroom Two - Custom made log bunk beds.

                        Bedroom Two - Custom made log bunk beds.

                      • Second living area with TV.

                        Second living area with TV.

                      • Breakfast bar, TV with cable, DVD and DVD library.

                        Breakfast bar, TV with cable, DVD and DVD library.

                      • Bathroom with pine beadboard.

                        Bathroom with pine beadboard.

                      • View of the hot tub and patio setting overlooking the lake.

                        View of the hot tub and patio setting overlooking the lake.

                      • Fourth of July on Crooked Lake

                        Fourth of July on Crooked Lake

                      VRBO #411061

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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Friday, June 06, 2014

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                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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