Darling Lakefront Cottage Hour and a Half North of Detroit
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
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
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
- Pets Considered
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- Queen size Beds (1), Full size bed (1), two twins.(1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Satellite / Cable
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Golf Course View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Cooking Utensils
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Sep 18 - May 20, 2017
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Discounts for extended stays. Surcharge for holidays. $100 refundable security deposit required at time of rental.
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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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Sunny front porch on summer morning overlooking the lake
A summer day looking toward house from shore.
Springtime Tulips at lakefront cottage
Herb garden. Rosemary, basil and chives for the cook
View from the porch. Yard has 80 foot of lake frontage
Master bedroom with private master bath
Herb garden overlooking the lake
Charming living room overlooking lake. Light, charming, cozy
Open kitchen, fully stocked, overlooking living room, lake.
Gorgeous sunsets at no extra charge! View from the porch overlooking lake
Lillies and hummingbird feeders
July sunset from the front porch
second bedroom with double bed
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Sunday, December 04, 2016
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