House, 5 Bedrooms , 4 Baths, (Beds for 14)
Jim & Carol Minehart
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
For the weeks between Memorial Day and Labor Day, we only rent by the week, from Saturday to Saturday, for a rate of $2900 beginning in 2019.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great place for a long weekend
The home was just as advertised. Accommodated our group of 16 very well. Though we did not take advantage of the lake, still had a great time.
All we needed and more!
Our extended family stayed at the Hemlock Lake House to celebrate our son's graduation from Hillsdale College. The house is so much bigger than it looks on the outside. We all had our own beds and with 4 full baths everyone had plenty of room to get ready for the commencement ceremony. Afterwards, we all celebrated with a cookout . There was plenty of seating both inside and outside and everyone was so appreciative to have a nice place to relax and celebrate after traveling so far. Much better than a hotel room! The house was nice and clean and the kitchen was stocked well with plenty of dishes, cookware, and even some large bowls for all our food. It turned out to be a pretty weekend so we were able to enjoy the kayaks (they have 6!) - such a pretty lake. You do have to bring your own linens & towels but it wasn't a big deal. Each family brought their own so it wasn't too much for anyone. I brought a plastic tub so we could bring them back home easily for washing. Also, you need to clean to get your deposit back, but the owners have instructions and supplies so that wasn't a big deal either. Our family all helped and we had it done in no time. The rate for this huge house is much better than reserving 4 hotel rooms which is what we would have needed, and the bonus is we had so much more room and didn't have to eat at expensive restaurants. It was such a blessing to spend our time here celebrating with family.
We are thrilled that our home met your needs for graduation weekend! It truly is a very special place. Thank you so much for this wonderful review.
Relaxing Vacation with our Large Family.
Our large family, of up to 18 at times, enjoyed a week at the Hemlock Lake House. We came prepared with all our own linens as necessary for the rental. We used the washer and dryer multiple times every day and they worked great. The kitchen was stocked wonderfully for a large group with plenty of everything. There was a good variety of cooking pots large and small, large bowls, and plenty of utensils. Your pancake griddle was very useful and worked wonderfully. The house came with a nice supply of indoor and outdoor games and puzzles. We were also very excited by the supply of kayaks large and small and other boats that were at the house for our use. Your pier for the boats was just right and we enjoyed swimming in the water in front of the house and floating on our rafts. The lake was great with the time in the morning and evening for calmer waters. We spent a lot of time exploring the lake at all hours. I think my favorite was at 10 pm just staring up at the stars. The selection of life preservers was much more thorough then I expected with adult and youth jackets. There was also plenty of outdoor chairs on upper and lower deck areas. I would be happy to share your property info with any of my friends who are interested in renting your house.
My husband and I, and our boys on their sleeping bags, enjoyed the master bedroom. The view was great and my husband had a very good pair of noise cancelling headphones that let him go to bed at 10:00 and not be bothered by the games and talk that were going on below. We used all the types of beds except for the pull out couch and they were good.
Your house is beautiful and we enjoyed reading your families history that is framed by the door. What a blessed story.
Beautiful house. Very comfortable, had everything we needed. We really enjoyed the lake and ability to use kayaks.
The only issue was that the house wasn't very clean when we arrived. Not a big deal. Besides that a great property and location!
Wonderful home for large gathering.
I recently rented this wonderful lake house for a girls weekend. When we arrived we were so pleased with the comfort, cleanliness, and decor of this beautiful home. It looks just like the photos on VRBO. It had every feature of home, with a wonderful view and a lot of space for large groups. We were a group of 10 women celebrating life, marriage and lifetime of friendships. Unfortunately the weather was not so great, but we plan to go back for a summer trip and utilize the outdoor activies. The house has kayaks, and we really wanted to spend time on the lake. Next time, as we are planning to go back.
The owners were very responsive to my questions, calls and refunded my deposit right away. I highly recommend this home for anyone wanting to relax and enjoy a quiet place.
Thank you so much for your great review of our lake home! We are really happy that you had such an enjoyable experience with your friends, in spite of the weather, and are glad you want to come back in the summer for some kayaking fun!
Greet Family Vacation!
My mother recently retired and had her 60th B-day. As a gift us kids wanted to give her what she always asks us for, but can be difficult to give/coordinate, our time as a family. With very little background we decided to rent the Hemlock Lake House. The Minehart family was so very accommodating and kind start to finish. The house was beautiful, clean, and very well thought out. Having the canoe and kayaks for the lake was so much fun as well! The entire family was able to relax and enjoy. We hope to visit again next summer!
We are within 1 hour of Michigan International Speedway (MIS), 1 hour from Shipshewana, 2 hours from Southwestern Michigan wine country, nearby Amish country and Hillsdale College. Blueberry picking in July is great!