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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
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
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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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The Jackal and Oak Pointe Country Club (Club Corp)
I-96 and 23
Brighton and Howell
On our Lake
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.
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.