This is my first summer using VRBO. I am learning as we go. The summer cottage Is a perfect larger group-family getaway that is close to some premium resort towns in the thumb of Michigan centered between Frankenmuth, Caseville, Lapeer, Marlett, and Caro opened from Memorial day to Labor day, It has 4 bedrooms on the main floor 3 of the rooms have double beds and a twin bunk in the fourth room, The Living room has a fold out couch and room for air mattresses if needed. The loft above the iron spiral staircase can oversee the main room and sleeps another 6-8. The back porch is ready for lunches and cooking with two large grilles. The lake is great for fishing, pike, bass, bluegill, crappie, sunfish, catfish, and carp. Cruising in a pontoon (rental available) and all sports with one direction (counter clockwise) boating that is opened for fisherman before 10:00 a.m and again after 8:00 p.m. From 10:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. it is all sports. At 8:00 p.m. it becomes no wake for the evening pontoon cruisers and fishermen. No public access to the lake. All private 65-acre lake. A mid week wake boarding dream come true due to no wakes from other boat's midweek. The Northwest 1/4 of the lake has 2 sandbars that are marked with yellow floating balls. The lake is barely used mid week. It will appear to be your own private lake all week. The weekends get a bit more traffic but never overwhelming. The association has a boat ramp for guests. The key is available. The home is on four lots. We have a volleyball set for the side west lot. 2 lots on the lakeside and 2 lots on the other side of Lake View Drive. There is enough parking for 10 cars. Firewood can be dropped off by Ron (at base of hill). Hunting is 3 miles north is the Tuscola state game area. 55 square mile for hiking, hunting, and primitively camping. Mid-week will be a lake lovers dream come true. It will feel like it is your own private lake. There are 2 fun golf courses within 10 minutes Green Brier and Vasser. Both are fun Vasser is a bit tougher. You should call ahead only to make sure there is not a tournament that day. We always play without a tee time. The best food and dining are in Caro 16 miles north on M24. We have only been out to eat 3 times in ten years. The barbecue sauce and sunset is too nice to go out for dinner in the evening. Plus why risk a DUI for a glass of wine or beer somewhere else. Mayville is just SW of the cottage. Wingerts has groceries beer wine, ice cream, and hardware. It's like a mid-size Meijer. Pizza is really good and a soft serve ice cream cone is a steal. I own 40 acres 1/4 mile away. The 40acres is a 1/4 mile x 1/4 mile lot. Great for berry picking morel searching, hiking and shooting clay pigeons. This is not included in the fee but access can be requested. Please do no. 2's in the full bath it is a straight shot to the septic field. The single bath is best for tinkles only.
- Cottage2300 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay4 nights
Sleeps 18 , 16 in double beds and 2 in twins. tents, campers, air mattresses
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 14, 2018
About Sean Halpin
I purchased the property that is one hour from my home. I wanted to avoid the nightmare Friday night and Sunday drive on I-75. I wanted my kids to have the memories of the family summers here. I am born and raised in Troy MI. I own a design and engineering company in Rochester Hills. see halpinsolution dot com also see my Breast cancer involvment at proudmaryprosthetics dot com. I am an engineer, inventor, and entrepreneur. I have work for myself since 1995. My memories at Cat Lake are amazing. I am so glad I bought it. Now it is time to share it.
Sean Halpin purchased this Cottage in 2007
Why Sean Halpin chose Mayville
When I started searching for Properties in the thumb area that slept 18 people they just didn't exist. It seemed like good timing to offer it to you all. Lots of room around the house on the lawn and east side creek easement. Largest lake lot on the lake. My kids will have memories and stories of their experiences here for life. Notice the white PVC stakes on the corners of the lot.
What makes this Cottage unique
Lot's of parking, You can use all four lots. 2 lots on the north lake side or the road and 2 lots on the south side of the road. The empty beach lot is the perfect place for a volleyball net or kickball game. The township sprays for misquotes so sitting around the fire at night has never been a problem. Many great ghost stories told there. The back yard faces the sunsets so the evenings can be a constantly evolving painting unraveling.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Serene location on a private, beautiful lake.
The location was exactly what we were looking for and within a 2h drive from Detroit! From the incredible fishing off of the dock to the ability to take the pontoon out on the lake, we had a great time at Sean's cottage/lake house. There was lots of space in the house for when the weather got a little rainy, but when the sun was out everything was perfect. The deck is spacious and yard has a great fire pit to enjoy the long summer evenings.
What a beautiful property! The lake is wonderful
We had a great experience and loved the location!
You have a great group! Thank you for being respectful of my paradise and neighbors. Please come again!
We really enjoyed our time renting this house! The lake is very clean and the house is very spacious! We didn't have the best weather and weren't able to use the boat but we enjoyed every second. I highly recommend this house
Thank you for respecting our house. You are welcome back anytime you can make it. Most important I hope you found peace and felt peace there. We have so much tension in our world. Being peace is a choice and that is the perfect place to do it.
Friends Vacation - August 2017
We had a great time! We had a group of 5 families (10 adults and 11 kids) that stayed for 4 nights. Our kids played in the lake, searched for frogs and minnows in the creek and had enough space to run and play in the yard. The owner was very responsive and easy to work with. The house was clean and provided enough space for our group. We laughed all weekend and made a lot of memories! :)
Great group! Nice to see couples with young families vacationing in our home building so many good memories. I hope they come back again next summer. They left the home in respectful condition.
******** When you key in the address to your GPS it takes you to the North side of the lake to a location with no house only woods. The cottage is on the south side. "2247" address next to the front door. the name "Halpin" in gray letters by the address.*****************
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