Beautiful Lakefront Cottage for Rent
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Sanford cottage description
Welcome to our beautiful home-away-from-home lakefront cottage. We welcome families that will enjoy it as much as we do. There is a dock for a boat or jet skis. Fish right from the dock! Sanford is great for Bass, Northern Pike, Muskie, Walleye, Bluegill & Perch.
We have 70' of Lake Frontage adjacent to 70’ beach property on an empty lot with sandy beach area for kids to play. Sanford Lake is an all-sports, 2,000 acre lake great for kicking back and relaxing. The marina is only about 3 miles from our home that is accessible from the lake to get gas, food, or fishing needs. Sanford Bar and Grill is also accessible from the lake and offers a dock for you to park while stopping for a bite to eat.
There are 3 bedrooms in our approximately 1,600 square foot ranch and back yard is very level for easy walking to the dock and lake. The main bedroom features the master bedroom with king size oak sleigh bed, TV, full private bathroom with shower, and laundry facility. The second bedroom is more like a dorm room that sleeps 8 with a queen bed and two bunk beds with the lower bunks having a double mattress. The third bedroom is a single bed that will sleep one. Just a short step away from these two bedrooms is a full bathroom with shower. There is a full size kitchen with utensils, plates, glasses, bowls and cookware right off the living room which has a gas fireplace.
- 1600 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11
- King size beds (1) Master Bedroom- King Size oak sleigh bed, with private bathroom with shower and laundry facility, Queen size Beds (1) 1 queen bed in dorm room., Double Beds (1) 2 Double beds in dorm room, Twin or Single Beds (3) 2 twins in upper bunk in dorm room and 1 twin in 3rd bedroom....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Towels Provided
- Gas Fireplace
- Parking Off Street
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Lake View
- Fly Fishing
- Medical Services
- Basketball Court
- Hunting Small Game
- Water Tubing
- Water Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Ice Skating
- Pier Fishing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Water Parks
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Scenic Drives
- Gambling Casinos
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Bird Watching
- Midland County Parks. Sanford Lake Park w/ Turtle Tides Spray Playground & half acre lake frontage w/ 1000 ft of sand. Great place for a family picnic or family reunions. Pine Haven Park with trails, great for cross country skiing and all terrain biking. Pere Marquette Rail-Trail 30 miles of black top trail. For your enjoyment of biking, skating running or walking. Dow Diamond- Home of the Great Lakes Loons, Minor League Baseball Nearby Colleges (Parental stay only), Northwood University, Central Michigan University, Saginaw Valley University and Delta College. ...moreless
ReviewsWrite a review
Very nice and clean. Everything you need. We will be back. Thank you
- Guest Great week (Bay City MI)
- Date of stay 07/08/13
- Review Submitted 07/18/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Thank you so much for the beautiful home! Our families enjoyed the comfortable setting, beautiful views and the amenities that helped in our stay - for a new family wedding. We really are grateful you opened your home to us.
- Guest Dow Gardens Wedding (California, India & Midland)
- Date of stay 05/30/13
- Review Submitted 06/04/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Lovely and relaxing time at Sanford Lake cottage
Lovely and relaxing time at Sanford Lake cottage
Our family absolutely LOVED staying in this clean, updated, comfortable family home on Sanford Lake during our visit to Midland this past July. Our family of five had plenty of room and we still felt quite comfortable when my parents came to visit for part of the time. The location is quite nice being about a 15-20 min drive from Midland's main shopping district (major mall, restaurants, etc.). There are quite a few shopping options close by as well, including a gas station with local market, and a larger grocery store further down the road by the highway. About a ten minute drive north is Wixom Lake which has a large boat marina which rents pontoon boats (for Wixom Lake use only), along with a bait shop and store for lake "toys". Be sure to call and rent your boat in advance and make sure you get there early to claim your boat as unfortunately we were the last to get there and our boat was having trouble. We never did get to use it. We didn't swim at the house although the young kids liked to frolic on the shore and play in the sandy area next to the house. There is a nice picnic table there as well. The swim area has lilly pads and such that, although doesn't lend itself to pristine swimming conditions, adds to the natural beauty of the lake. Sanford Lake Beach is close by, however, and has a large beach, spray park, picnic areas, clean bathrooms, food, etc. The dock is perfect for fishing off of and you will catch a variety of fish including cat fish. The kids also loved finding frogs in the marshy area enticing them with worms tied to the end of fishing line. There are plenty of things to do to entertain a variety of ages. For swimming, there is a small boat launch less than a block away that has a picnic table. The lovely and large hammock is terrific for early risers to enjoy the sunrise or perfect for that lazy afternoon snooze. The windows allow a nice breeze to come through the house but there is air if you need it. The TV has basic cable so if you need it, it's there but we never had it on. There is no wireless internet so you need to either run to Starbucks in Midland for checking e-mail or simply buy a mobile device for your computer that will give you wireless. Cell phone service worked just fine in the house. It's evident Jodi and Keith put a lot of work and care into their lake home. Should the opportunity present itself we look forward to staying in this house again.
- Guest FamofFive (From Midland but currently in Switzerland)
- Date of stay 07/08/12
- Review Submitted 08/06/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.
I stayed at the cottage for a scrapbooking weekend in the Fall 2011. The location is beautiful and peaceful. The view overlooking the lake is so tranquil. The cottage is clean and has all the amenities that one would want. It is a great escape from the city. I would definitely love to stay there again.
- Guest One of the Peeps (Detroit Metro Area)
- Date of stay 10/28/11
- Review Submitted 05/11/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Fall of 2011
Fall of 2011
Had the pleasure of staying at this cottage, sparkling clean, roomy, comfortable, gorgeous scenery! Would highly recommend for a family or group getaway. Many activities in area, Pictures are good but I think that the actual cottage looks even better in person!
- Guest Drea (Clinton Township, MI)
- Date of stay 10/28/11
- Review Submitted 05/09/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Peak Season ....$1,700.00/week (Memorial Day - Labor Day) Peak Season.....$300.00/Night (Minimum 3 night stay.) Off Season .....$1,200.00/week (April,May,Sept,Oct) Off Season......$250.00/night (Minimum 3 night stay.) Inquire for availability (Nov,Dec,Jan,Feb,Mar) Property Damage Protection Insurance $89.00 on all rentals. Cleaning fee included in all weekly rentals;3-5 night rentals $150.00 charge.
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Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: My wife and I have been married for 24 years and have 3 wonderful sons. We bought this home to make family memories and it has far exceeded our expectations. This home is north of the tension zone and a place where worries fade away.
Why the Owner Chose Sanford:
We spent a whole summer looking for the perfect place for our family to get away. We found it here. A place that our family could reconnect and enjoy an all-sports lake, bonfires, wiffle ball and board games we just don't do back home.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The first thing we do in the morning is have breakfast looking over the lake on our large deck. Enjoying the quiet time watching wild life like eagles, swans and lake otters.
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Full-size eat in kitchen
Hall way leading to dorm room.
2nd full size bathroom with shower.
Bon-fire for smores.
Full kitchen with all the amenities.
Master bedroom with king-size bed.
Master bathroom shower.
Dorm room. 1 queen bed, 2 full size beds and 2 upper bunk twin beds.
3rd bedroom with twin bed.
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