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Crooked Lake Log Cabin - Lakefront (Chelsea - Ann Arbor Area)

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Crooked Lake Log Cabin

Crooked Lake Log Cabin Frontage view - benches and fire pit. Frontage - boat dock View of the cabin from the west side (Summer) Second patio with gas and charcoal grill Patio View from patio Lakeside view Living room Field stone fireplace Living room with convertible log sofa Living Room- built-in twin bed facing lake Front bedroom with full size bed 2nd bedroom with built in twin log bed Kitchen- with stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, dishes, utensils Dining area Updated bath View of Crooked Lake from the dock Fall colors at Crooked Lake- Fall 2012 Fall foliage Fall Colors Fall 2012 at Crooked Lake Winter scene-see you next summer!

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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Chelsea cabin description

This original lakefront log cabin was built in 1930 as a fishing camp. It has a private dock and a spectacular view of Crooked Lake. This lake is a beautiful 110 acre all sports lake adjacent to the Waterloo Recreation Area. The recreation area encompasses 20,000 acres, has 47 miles of hiking trails, fishing lakes, nature and equestrian trails.

The cabin is approximately 950 sq. ft., with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. It still maintains the rustic ambiance but has been updated with modern conveniences. The front bedroom has a full bed and there are 2 built in log twin beds. Ideal as a private retreat for a couple or 4 people, but is capable of sleeping 6. The log sofa in the living room can be converted to a full size futon bed.

The lake has a public boat launch and you may bring your own boat. We provide a paddle boat, canoe and a couple of kayaks for your use.

Property Type

      • Cabin

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                Please tell us about your pets in advance for approval. Dogs must be house trained and leashed when outdoors....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                No smoking indoors please....moreless

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

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave

              Amenities

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer

              Other Amenities

                  • Portable air conditioner.

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player
                  • CD Player
                  • VCR

                  Communications

                      • Wireless Internet

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Location & View

                          Activities

                          • Fishing
                          • Freshwater Fishing
                          • Golf
                          • Jet Skiing
                          • Kayaking
                          • Cycling
                          • Hiking
                          • Swimming
                          • Water Skiing
                          • Water Tubing
                          • Pier Fishing
                          • Sailing
                          • Snorkeling
                          • Restaurants
                          • Shopping
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Library
                          • Live Theater
                          • Playground
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Walking
                          • Boating
                          • Horseshoes
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Paddle Boating
                          • Scenic Drives

                          Other Activities

                              • The log cabin is located 6 miles from the village of Chelsea and 22 miles from Ann Arbor. It is only 3 miles from the expressway (I-94), yet secluded and away from all the bustle once you arrive at this lakeside sanctuary. ...moreless
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • New family tradition!

                                New family tradition!

                                • Guest SJA & AKA
                                • Date of stay 06/18/13
                                • Review Submitted 03/18/14
                                My husband and I got married last June, and with all the hustle and bustle we just let it slip our mind to plan a honeymoon till last minute! So the day after our wedding we decided to search around online for somewhere to go, & we found the crooked lake cabin! We loved it here, it was more than perfect for us! Doreen & Dominie are the sweetest! They left stuff for s'mores & even a bottle of wine on our table, for when we got in! Still haven't opened it yet! Plan on saving it as a 'wedding memory' but we thought it was the sweetest thing! Very clean, love that you don't have to bring barley anything! The lake was great, and we LOVE the fishing out there- we didn't even need live bait, tackle was fine! With that said, we CANNOT WAIT to come back this summer, with our nine month old, and for many summers after that! We recommend this cabin to everyone!

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+.

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                              • Crooked Lake Log Cabin

                                Crooked Lake Log Cabin

                                • Guest Anne (Commerce)
                                • Date of stay 10/10/13
                                • Review Submitted 10/12/13
                                This cabin turned out to be the perfect weekend getaway. The owners were gracious and eager to make our stay memorable. We will definitely be back.

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, pet owners, girls getaway, age 55+.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Wonderful retreat!

                                Wonderful retreat!

                                • Guest Pam and Dave (NE Ohio)
                                • Date of stay 07/07/13
                                • Review Submitted 07/14/13
                                Our family of four found the cabin on Crooked Lake to be the perfect get away, out done only by the hosts! D and D were friendly, accommodating and prepared a perfectly clean, restful place for our vacation. The lake is a dream, with a pair of swans that entertained us and fish that cooperated with the fishermen. The fire pit lakeside and a pleasant breeze through the cabin made for relaxing evenings and days. Kayaks were a great way to explore the lake and the trunk full of games were a great way to chill with our kids. Every inch of the cabin was clean, very clean which means a great deal to us when living in another person's home for a week. As for the surrounding area, we loved the town of Chelea, enjoyed a quick visit to Ann Arbor and Jackson and found wonderful placed to bike nearby. We'll be back for sure!

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • A week at the cottage on Crooked Lake

                                A week at the cottage on Crooked Lake

                                • Guest Geoff (Middleton Township, Ohio)
                                • Date of stay 10/21/12
                                • Review Submitted 11/05/12
                                I enjoyed a very relaxing stay at this cottage on Crooked Lake in late October. The place has a great rustic look but has all the modern ammenities you would expect. I think the photos on this site do it justice, but it is even more attractive once you arrive. Everything was very clean and well organized. The owners are very friendly and stopped by to make sure that everything was to my liking. Due to the time of year I was there, overnight lows were in the low 40's. Several portable electric heaters were provided, and there's also a large, permanent electric heater built in to a wall of the main room. It was easy to keep the bedrooms, bathroom, and main room warm enough. Of course a fire was burning in the fireplace most of the time I was in the cottage. (Seasoned firewood was provided and burned very readily.) I enjoyed walking on several of the trails in the adjoining Waterloo Recreation Area, and rode a bike trail there as well. It was a bit cold for much time on the water, but I did enjoy travelling around the perimeter of Crooked Lake in a kayak one sunny afternoon. (Two kayaks, a canoe, and two paddlewheel boats are provided.) While in the kayak, I was able to observe a group of Sandhill Cranes from perhaps 15ft away; they are majestic birds! Neighboring Chelsea is only about five miles away and features some nice dining and shopping. If you like drama, try to make it to a performance a the Purple Rose Theater Theatre Company. The acting is excellent and the venue is a small "theatre in the round" style theatre with a capacity of 168. This provides an intimate setting, which is great for both the actors and the audience. The balance of my time was spent simply reading by the fire or enjoying the falling leaves, crisp Fall breeze, and watching birds on the lake. The cottage provided a perfect place to unwind and put everything behind me for a while. This time of year, the sunrise illuminates the trees along the Northwest edge of the lake. The combination of the autumn leaves and the early orange light results in a dramatic scene which greets you first thing in the morning. It's beautiful show that sets the tone of the day to come.

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                              • Relax, Renew and enjoy What a great vacation spot!

                                Relax, Renew and enjoy What a great vacation spot!

                                • Guest Edward (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
                                • Date of stay 08/12/12
                                • Review Submitted 09/10/12
                                Coming to this original log cabin on the lake made us feel like we were in northern Michigan. We were actually only 45 minutes from home! The lake was beautiful with great fishing. We brought our own boat since there was a dock in front of the cabin. The owners provided us with a paddle boat, canoe and kayaks’. With fishing license’s in hand, we were all set to go! When we arrived one of the owners greeted us at the door to show us around. Questions were answered and we were given area information in case we wanted to go out to dinner, etc. We wanted only to be in a peaceful setting to clear our minds from our stressful everyday lives and to spend time together. We did not go any where. It was perfect! The owners allowed us to bring our pet which was a big plus. Key Key is part of our family and we don’t like to leave her. Every thing was exactly as stated on VRBO only better. The cabin was spotless and beautifully furnished keeping to the log cabin theme. The owners had fresh flowers on the table that they had grown themselves and a beautiful bag filled with snacks and all of the ingredients for S’mores for our campfire. Did I mention the great fire pit and benches on the lake? There were even treats for our pet! These owners go above and beyond what is expected for a vacation rental and make you feel very welcome. We would highly recommend this cabin to our friends and family. We loved it so much that we have already booked another week for next summer.

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, pet owners, girls getaway, age 55+.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                              • Enchanting cabin

                                Enchanting cabin

                                • Guest tamron (Louisville, KY)
                                • Date of stay 08/28/12
                                • Review Submitted 08/31/12
                                What a fabulous place to spend three enchanting days! To have our pups welcomed made this mini vacation extra special! The cabin is spotless, very comfortable, and well maintained. We especially enjoyed the special gift bag with thoughtful treats for both human and canine guests. We can't wait to plan our next visit!

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, pet owners, girls getaway.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Crooked Lake log cabin

                                Crooked Lake log cabin

                                • Guest Major Tom (Beecher, IL)
                                • Date of stay 07/23/12
                                • Review Submitted 08/21/12
                                Everything was as discribed, the owners were more than accomodating, and we even had a beautiful welcome basket upon our arrival. If youir looing for a rustic, getaway romantic weekend, this is the place. The weather was a little hot, but swimming in the lake, all to ourselves, made up for it. We will definetly visit there again.

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, girls getaway, age 55+.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Magnificent

                                Magnificent

                                • Guest Cathy (Redford)
                                • Date of stay 08/09/12
                                • Review Submitted 08/16/12
                                The pictures and description were spot on........the charm of the cabin, the lake just a few feet away, the amenities and family made it a perfect weekend. Would recommend for a long weekend or a whole week.

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, pet owners, girls getaway, age 55+.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Picture perfect place!

                                Picture perfect place!

                                • Guest Monique (Northville, MI)
                                • Date of stay 07/19/12
                                • Review Submitted 08/15/12
                                This cabin is nothing short of amazing. We spent a few days there in July and absolutely loved it. Our son still talks about "our" Chelsea cabin (I wish!) and I miss the peaceful, fun days our family spent there. The place is cozy, very clean and neat and entirely true to the beautiful pictures. It is right on the lake and there is a serenity feeling to it. We went fishing, kayaking, both our son and dog loved swimming, we had bonfires, BBQ, lots of reading. The cabin has a rustic feel, with all the amenities you need and an up-north feel without the drive. The owners are lovely people, very sweet and helpful. This cabin is so great, our only concern is that it will be always booked! We will definitely be back. BTW, the local grocery store in Chelsea, Polly's Country Market has the best croissants :-)

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, pet owners, girls getaway, age 55+.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                              • Charming and Caring

                                Charming and Caring

                                • Guest Matt (NYC)
                                • Date of stay 08/03/12
                                • Review Submitted 08/09/12
                                I have used VRBO several times now and am continually impressed. This particular property was nothing short of amazing! First of all, the description and pictures are spot on. It is SO well kept, so well cared for and the owners are absolutely lovely people. It is a wonderful cottage directly on the lake with an adorable paddle boat and canoes. The inside is so beautiful and true to character. Very clean, charming and has everything you could think of; obviously, we very much enjoyed ourselves and are definitely coming back. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful place!!!!!

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children, pet owners, girls getaway, age 55+.

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Summer
                              Jun 1 - Sep 7, 2014
                              4 night min stay
                              $220
                              $1,320
                              Fall
                              Sep 8 - Nov 3, 2014
                              2 night min stay
                              $190
                              $1,120
                              My Standard Rate
                              3 night min stay
                              $220
                              $1,320

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                              • Taxes Included

                              Notes:

                              Security deposit required.

                              We are currently accepting weekly reservations.

                              Summer: 4 night minimum applies only to stays over a weekend. Please contact us for availability for shorter stays.


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                              Last updated: 04/20/2014
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                              • Crooked Lake Log Cabin

                                Crooked Lake Log Cabin

                              • Frontage - boat dock

                                Frontage - boat dock

                              • Second patio with gas and charcoal grill

                                Second patio with gas and charcoal grill

                              • View from patio

                                View from patio

                              • Living room

                                Living room

                              • Living room with convertible log sofa

                                Living room with convertible log sofa

                              • Front bedroom with full size bed

                                Front bedroom with full size bed

                              • Kitchen- with stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, dishes, utensils

                                Kitchen- with stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, dishes, utensils

                              • Updated bath

                                Updated bath

                              • Fall colors at Crooked Lake- Fall 2012

                                Fall colors at Crooked Lake- Fall 2012

                              • Fall 2012 at Crooked Lake

                                Fall 2012 at Crooked Lake

                              • Frontage view - benches and fire pit.

                                Frontage view - benches and fire pit.

                              • View of the cabin from the west side (Summer)

                                View of the cabin from the west side (Summer)

                              • Patio

                                Patio

                              • Lakeside view

                                Lakeside view

                              • Field stone fireplace

                                Field stone fireplace

                              • Living Room- built-in twin bed facing lake

                                Living Room- built-in twin bed facing lake

                              • 2nd bedroom with built in twin log bed

                                2nd bedroom with built in twin log bed

                              • Dining area

                                Dining area

                              • View of Crooked Lake from the dock

                                View of Crooked Lake from the dock

                              • Fall foliage

                                Fall foliage

                              • Fall Colors

                                Fall Colors

                              • Winter scene-see you next summer!

                                Winter scene-see you next summer!

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                              This listing was first published here in 2012.

                              Date last modified - Tuesday, January 14, 2014

                              $190 - $220 per night (USD)
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                              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 6

                              View calendar: Updated 04/20/14
                              Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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