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  • Excellent choice for vacation.

    "This was a great cottage to have my family over for cookout and visit. Lots of room. Perfect for going to Michigan International Speedway. 10 minutes. Lots of great restaurants. Enjoyed Hidden Lake Gardens. Will stay again."
    Guest: virginia b. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 23, 2014
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  • A place to slow down and decompress

    "The minute I walked into this lovely vintage cottage I was in love. I felt the stress just melt away as it seemed like we walked into a slower quieter time. We've rented many a cottages through the years and were usually disappointed by tacky decor and an overall junky look. In this one each piece of furniture and artwork seemed well-loved and purposeful to provide an overall comfortable and stylish atmosphere. My favorite spot was the comfy wicker chaise on the upstairs screened in porch overlooking the water. Each evening we played Scrabble at the country table on the downstairs screened-in porch to the sound of records on the vintage record player. Even on a Sunday in July the lake was peaceful with only a few boats on the water. My husband and son had a great time reeling in bass and snorkeling around the lake. The surrounding area has so much to offer. I took long walks along the country roads and picked gorgeous bouquets of wildflowers. Two darling victorian-like towns are nearby for shopping and lunch, Chelsea and Stockbridge. And the Potawatami Trail is great for hiking. If you want to get away from stress I would definitely recommend this place."
    Guest: Beth Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 26, 2014
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  • Wonderful week, bedding could be improved

    "This is a lovely spot, and the hosts are genuine, helpful and personable. Plusses: great swimming, beautiful sunsets, kayak, paddleboat and canoe use, impeccably clean house, lots of outdoor seating that overlooks the lake, small private beach, fireplace indoors and firepit on the lake. The cabin itself is very charming, and the layout is great. Convenient location -- close to amenities/nearby cities and towns, but still in a scenic and quiet. Though this is not a particularly private spot - there are neighbours next-door, and the owners are just a few houses down -- it was very peaceful during the weekdays in particular. Drawbacks: Bedding -- We found the double/full bed in the main bedroom was too firm for a good / pain-free nights's sleep -- we had to use additional camping mattresses on it. The other 2 beds are singles, and are not both in the same room (though they are comfortable). The convertible futon in the living room was not a feasible sleeping spot for 2 adults -- it was quite warped from time and use. In order to get a comfortable night's sleep, my spouse and I found ourselves sleeping separately in the two single beds, which was far from ideal on a romantic getaway. The amenities could also be improved by the addition of a few more lamps in the living room, as the overhead lighting is a bit bright for a cozy evening at the cabin."
    Guest: TO Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 24, 2014
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  • 18th Birthday Celebration

    "The owners were very nice and easy to work with. Our family rented the home for a week on the lake to celebrate my daughters 18th birthday. She loved the home and time on the lake. Lake Chemung is a great lake because of the public access and sand bars with water volleyball nets set up for public use. This made it very easy to entertain ourselves. We appreciate the special memories we now have!"
    Guest: I_LUV_VRBO Date of Stay: July 2013 Review Submitted: July 22, 2013
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Southeast Travel Tips

Overlooking Canada With Southeast Michigan Vacation Rentals

When one speaks of southeast Michigan, you may conjure up Detroit in your mind. The home of the largest auto companies is what one associates most often with the southeast region but it is much more than a huge city. Southeast Michigan sits on the lower peninsula of the state with a high concentration of tourism on the Lake Erie coast. For those interested in traveling to a pretty part of Michigan State, there are a number of southeast Michigan vacation rentals. These rentals are spread throughout several little coastal towns, just minutes from the Canadian border.

Locations Near Southeast Michigan Lake Houses

Southeast Michigan Lake houses can be found in over 15 towns and cities of the region. Southeast Michigan is made up of Ann Arbor, Brighton, Brooklyn, Chelsea, Detroit, Hillsdale, Holly, Howell, and Jackson. Lansing, Milford, Pickney, Pleasant Lake, Reading, Round Lake, Walled Lake, Waterford, West Bloomfield, and Whitmore Lake are also considered part of the southeast region of Michigan. Any one of these cities or towns will have attractions for an enjoyable holiday, though some have more than others. For example, Ann Arbor is definitely a college town with nightlife, attractions, and entertainment for all ages. Waterford is a different type of city with less population and more focused on nature and conservation.

Southeast Michigan Cottages Along the Lake Coast

If you want to find some quaint little southeast Michigan cottages, you will need to find some of the towns along Lake Erie’s border. Monroe is one of the larger cities on the coast with Luna Pier, Temperance, Erie, Estral Beach, and Newport as a few of the other stops. From any of these stops, you can move up the coast towards Highway 3 which takes you into Canada. You can also choose a more secluded location with Whitmore Lake. Whitmore is inland of Detroit near Ann Arbor. Instead of a Great Lake, you have a smaller lake with forest land and recreational nature parks.

Parks and Museums of Southeast Michigan

In almost every city you visit in southeast Michigan, you will find some parks, museums, or other attractions to keep the entire family occupied. Chelsea is just one of the locations near southeast Michigan vacation rentals where you will find a plethora of attractions. You might start with the Purple Rose Theater or Chelsea Historical Museum before moving on to Jiffy Mix. Jiffy Mix is actually the Chelsea Milling Company but many recognize it by the brand name. During your stay, the Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center and Waterloo Farm Museum might also be on your stop. Southeast Michigan is known for its farmers’ markets where it is possible to get fresh produce, meats, and other products to cook at your southeast Michigan cottages. Even if you are not going to buy something, they are a sight to behold on your sightseeing outings.

'"Gaining Ground in Southeast Michigan"'

We have discussed numerous locations in southeast Michigan you might enjoy visiting but getting there is something you will require knowledge about. Detroit is obviously the largest city which means you will want to fly into their airport and rent a car to traipse around southeast Michigan. It is possible to rent a few southeast Michigan lake houses if you want to see more than one area. You could start by going south along the coast on Interstate 75 or head out on Interstate 94 to go west towards Ann Arbor. If you elect to drive, 75 is your best highway to get you into the northern state from Illinois, while Interstate 94 can bring you in from the western side of the U.S. to southeast Michigan. It is fairly easy to drive around Michigan with your own vehicle, especially a motor home. Michigan, especially in the southeast, can be a haven for budget vacations in beautiful lakeside cabins. The recreation, restaurants, and other fun available make it even more exciting.

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