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Sunny front porch on summer morning overlooking the lake

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Start your day with breakfast on the wrap-around deck overlooking this quiet lake, then slip into matching kayaks for a peaceful tour of the shoreline, much of it undeveloped. Pop into downtown Lapeer for lunch at one of the quaint restaurants, then spend the afternoon swimming and fishing. Fry up that bass and bluegill for dinner on the outdoor grill, then finish up the day watching the sunset from the dock. This is the perfect place for families and couples looking for a quiet vacation, but one that allows motorized water sports. The location - about 40 minutes north of Auburn Hills, makes it handy for those folks who may want to take the week, but still commute into town to work. (The neighborhood is quiet, so the property is not suitable for large family reunions.) Also a great haven for golfers. Sugarbush Golf course is on this lake, and there are several fabulous courses nearby. Fall weekends are available too for color tours. Ice fishing is fabulous, as is cross country skiing. The cottage is immaculate, open and airy, with high ceilings in the large kitchen and living area overlooking the lake.. Master bedroom has its own bath. Two other bedrooms share a smaller bath. We've owned this home for ten years and created many wonderful memories here. Come create some of your own.

Keywords: Charming year round cottage with 100 feet of shoreline on quiet all sports lake. Pristine water perfect for swimming, fishing and boating. Golf course across the lake.

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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 10/21/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Rental includes free use of two kayaks, sailboat, paddle boat and small fishing boat with electric motor. Fishing guide available for beginners at hourly rate. Boat ramp available for those who want to bring pontoons, jet skis, etc.....moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Golf Course View
  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, towels provided for $50 linen fee....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Sep 18 - May 20, 2017
7 night min stay

$850

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Discounts for extended stays. Surcharge for holidays. $100 refundable security deposit required at time of rental.


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Location

Day spa, fitness centers in nearby Davison and Lapeer.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: I am a journalist, a staff writer at the Detroit Free Press. We love to travel and our cottage is decorated with things we've bought from around the world, Jamaica, Guatemala, Barbados, Costa Rica, Italy, St. Lucia, Tulum Mexico. Writer Joyce Maynard, author of To Die For, the Nicole Kidman movie, stayed in our cottage for a summer, and wrote about it in her book Internal Combustion. The book is one of many available for summer reading at the cottage. We've designed the cottage for maximum fun and comfort, a place where you want to kick off your shoes and settle in with a good book and a glass of wine. Everyone tends to gather on the wide wrap-around porch that overlooks the lake, if they're not sunning on the dock.

Why the Owner Chose Lapeer, MI, USA:
My husband is a licensed contractor and we bought the cottage as an investment, with the intention of making renovations and then selling it. But within weeks, we'd fallen in love with the lake, and ten years later we still own it. Since many of the homes on the lake are owned by weekenders, it tends to be very quiet during the week. And it is family kind of lake, so there are not a lot of hotdoggers on jet skis. Because it is only forty minutes north of Auburn Hills, it is particularly handy for families where one of the parents plans to commute to work in metro-Detroit while the rest of the family vacations. It also makes for nice weekend getaways because there is not a long commute time out of the city.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
My favorite time is early morning, when I kayak, sometimes alone, and watch the birds. You can usually spot deer along the shoreline, and sometimes a turtle will swim along side the kayak. My husband and children like the late afternoons, swimming and fishing. There is a small fire pit near the water's edge, and late at night, the adults often gather there for drinks and kid-free time. The location is very convenient, half way between Lapeer and Davison. Davison has a fabulous day spa, and Lapeer has a new community fitness center, with a water park, and indoor track. There are great antique stores throughout the region, and some of the best golfing around.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 10/21/2016

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Photos

  • Sunny front porch on summer morning overlooking the lake

    Sunny front porch on summer morning overlooking the lake

  • A summer day looking toward house from shore.

    A summer day looking toward house from shore.

  • Springtime Tulips at lakefront cottage

    Springtime Tulips at lakefront cottage

  • Herb garden. Rosemary, basil and chives for the cook

    Herb garden. Rosemary, basil and chives for the cook

  • View from the porch. Yard has 80 foot of lake frontage

    View from the porch. Yard has 80 foot of lake frontage

  • Master bedroom with private master bath

    Master bedroom with private master bath

  • Herb garden overlooking the lake

    Herb garden overlooking the lake

  • Charming living room overlooking lake. Light, charming, cozy

    Charming living room overlooking lake. Light, charming, cozy

  • Open kitchen, fully stocked, overlooking living room, lake.

    Open kitchen, fully stocked, overlooking living room, lake.

  • Gorgeous sunsets at no extra charge! View from the porch overlooking lake

    Gorgeous sunsets at no extra charge! View from the porch overlooking lake

  • Lillies and hummingbird feeders

    Lillies and hummingbird feeders

  • July sunset from the front porch

    July sunset from the front porch

  • second bedroom with double bed

    second bedroom with double bed

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Sunday, December 04, 2016

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Darling Lakefront Cottage Hour and a Half North of Detroit

Lapeer #351885

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