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Quaint Cottage on Wamplers Lake 'Gold Coast' Shoreline

(16 Reviews)

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Dock, beach, and front of house


Last updated: 05/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:15
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 5 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 13-15)

Five-bedroom cottage on all-sports Wamplers Lake in the Irish Hills. We are on the eastern shore, which means sandy bottom and spectacular sunsets. Eight-hundred-acre lake is all-sports, ideal for swimming, waterskiing, jetskiing, or just cruising on your pontoon boat. Perfect for kids--water is knee-high on adults even 50 feet out, and the bottom is total sand. Great (stocked) fishing, too, including large and smallmouth bass, pike, and pan fish.

Watch the sun set every evening from our sun porch. At night, roast marshmallows around the firepit as the stars come out over the placid water.

Jerry's Restaurant--famous for its quality and variety--is located on the south shore, a five-minute car ride or two minutes by water. They have evening entertainment many nights during the summer. The cottage is also close to MIS, MSU's Hidden Gardens, Hayes State Park, a handful of antique stores, and several golf and putt-putt courses.

As far as the layout of the house, there are four bedrooms and a half-bath upstairs. Three of the bedrooms have double beds, and the kids room has a twin, a double, and bunks. The fifth bedroom is downstairs (a queen), with extra sleeping available on the sunporch futon. Also downstairs is the main bath with toilet, sink, and shower stall. There is also a living room looking out on the lake, with a gas fireplace.

Bring your own boat or use our pedal boat. Lake access is at Hayes State Park -- just one mile from the cottage.

Keywords: Cottage, cabin, lakefront, waterfront, beachfront, Irish Hills
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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/19/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 15
  • Children Welcome:

    Beach and swimming area perfect for children; Kids room includes double, twin, and bunks....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 13-15

  • Willow Bedroom: 1 queen


  • Oak Bedroom: 1 double


  • Pine Bedroom: 1 double


  • Sycamore Bedroom: 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed


  • Maple Bedroom: 1 double


  • Sunroom: 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Downstairs Bath: toilet, shower


  • Upstairs Bath: toilet


  • As has been mentioned in some of the comments, the shower in the downstairs bathroom is small. ...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Connection for all MP3 players and iPods...moreless

  • Television:

    Televisions in living room and downstairs bedroom....moreless


  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    with dock, beach, and sandy bottom...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    There are two dining spaces during the warmer months: seating for up to 10 at the patio table, and for up to 6 at the sun room table. Additionally, we have 4 fold-out trays for use in the sun room....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Gas Fireplace:

    The gas fireplace is available during the fall, winter, and spring, but not June, July, or August....moreless

  • Heating:

    Forced-air furnace...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    We provide all bed linens, but ask that each guest re-makes their bed (again, with fresh linens that we provide) before departure....moreless

  • Living Room:

    There is a small living room with a couch and two stuffed chairs, and a TV and fireplace. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Enough for at least 6 cars....moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available:

    Jerry's Pub (on the lake) offers catering services...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully furnished kitchen with utensils, pots, pans, cutlery, and coffee maker...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Convection oven (which can also operate on normal baking mode)...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Spice kit, salt and pepper, other basic baking supplies...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    A food fridge in the kitchen and a beverage fridge in the sunroom....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered 10x10 pergola with sun shade, on a 600 square foot paver-stone patio....moreless



from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Jul 1 - Jul 29, 2017
7 night min stay

Jul 30 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 5 - Nov 30, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$300 $350
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Cleaning Deposit $50
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 05/19/2017
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Within 10 miles of Michigan International Speedway (MIS), Hayes State Park, and MSU's Hidden Gardens.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: This is our family cottage -- which we dearly love -- and which we're happy to be able to share with other families who enjoy the water and spending time together. We live about an hour from the lake, and spend several weeks here a year. We have two small children (and many nieces and nephews) who have learned to swim and waterski here since we bought the place in 2005. Every year, we try to add something new and better, and every year we have some of the same families come back and stay with us. We're happy to help create wonderful memories for so many!

Why the Owner Chose Brooklyn, MI, USA:
Wamplers Lake is ideal for watersports -- there is almost always a calm spot for skiing. The fishing is plentiful. It is very social and friendly, with people walking up and down Shoreline Drive all day. Jerry's is a great restaurant so close you could almost swim to it. The sunsets are spectacular. The water is clean and warm, and the bottom has no muck. As lake living goes, it has just about everything one could want.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
People love our sunporch. It is large, has a 180 degree view of the lake, and is brightly lit all day long. The cottage itself is vintage, with plenty of character, and we've also recently repainted and wallpapered every surface in the whole place, plus new carpet, new furniture, etc.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/19/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Dock, beach, and front of house

    Dock, beach, and front of house

  • Sun room looking northwest out to lake

    Sun room looking northwest out to lake

  • The sunroom

    The sunroom

  • Kitchen


  • Sycamore room (upstairs)

    Sycamore room (upstairs)

  • The Willow bedroom (downstairs)

    The Willow bedroom (downstairs)

  • The Pine room (upstairs)

    The Pine room (upstairs)

  • The back yard

    The back yard

  • The front patio (now has wisteria growing on the pergola)

    The front patio (now has wisteria growing on the pergola)

  • Sun room looking southwest out to lake

    Sun room looking southwest out to lake

  • Kitchen


  • The Sycamore bedroom (upstairs)

    The Sycamore bedroom (upstairs)

  • The Living Room

    The Living Room

  • The Maple room (upstairs)

    The Maple room (upstairs)

  • The Oak room (upstairs)

    The Oak room (upstairs)

  • Beautiful sunsets every night

    Beautiful sunsets every night

  • Welcome to Wamplers Lake in the Irish Hills!

    Welcome to Wamplers Lake in the Irish Hills!

VRBO #111659

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 27, 2017

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