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Quiet Paradise: Beautiful Little Stoney Lake-Front Home -- Winter Season Rates

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

A charming, beautiful home in the Irish Hills area of southeastern Michigan. The home is in an extremely quiet and private location on Little Stoney Lake. With beautiful architecture and an idyllic natural setting next to a state preserve area, this two story house is ideal for relaxing and rejuvenation for families and small groups. All rooms have stunning views of the lake or woods nearby and the landscaped lawn, gardens and deck lend themselves to observing herons, swans, goldfinches and other birds and wildlife and enjoying the changes that the seasons bring to the lake the adjacent woods. The beach and dock are steps from the deck and are perfect for swimming, fishing, or just taking in the sun on lazy summer days. Take the kayak or rowboat out on the lake to explore the shoreline or get friendly with turtles on the branches in the shallows. Or, step out the front door and discover the hiking trails that traverse the state reserve for long walks, finding morel mushrooms, and exploring the woods.

So quiet and secluded but still only a very short drive to all that the Irish Hills and the quaint village of Brooklyn have to offer: Hidden Lake Gardens; golf courses; Michigan International Speedway; wineries; shops and restaurants; and much, much more. Or take slightly longer trips to enjoy the many attractions offered by the nearby cities of Jackson, Adrian, and Ann Arbor.

Great place to stay over during University of Michigan or Michigan State University football game weekends. Easy access to both Ann Arbor and East Lansing.

House features:

Three bedrooms plus a loft room for reading or sleeping, two bathrooms, laundry facilities, gourmet kitchen with dish ware; charcoal grill, two car garage. Indoor and outdoor entertainment available: large lawn with gardens, 2 kayaks, row boat, fishing poles, fire pit; two televisions with cable, DVD player (note: TVs are in bedrooms, not common room). Master bedroom has sliding glass door on to deck.

Additional beautiful home on a hill adjacent to the property is also potentially available for rent for large groups.

Available for rental on monthly basis between January 1 and April 30.

Keywords: Vacation, woods, water, swimming, Michigan football weekends

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 8, 2018


Brooklyn House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) One in loft room, one in living room
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • swimming


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Quiet Paradise: Beautiful Little Stoney Lake-Front Home -- Winter Season Rates
average rating of 4.7 based on 20 reviews

Quiet and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

From arrival to departure, everything went perfectly. House was well stocked with towels, dishes, pans, and water toys. And best of all they were well maintained and clean. Nice outside patio with fire pit to sit and look at the lake. Small lake so very quiet. Can't say enough good things. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything a Michigan Lake Cottage Should Be!

  • 5 of 5

Even before walking through the front door, this property felt like putting on my most comfortable sweats and slippers -- comfortable, welcoming and relaxed. It brought back all those warm childhood memories of vacationing at a lake cottage in the Irish Hills. We loved that this is not an all-sports lake, meaning no whining jet skis or speedboats disturbing the peace -- just kayaks, canoes and pontoon boats.

Furnishings are more than adequate, comfortable and eclectic. It's flattering to be trusted to be in a space with so many personal mementos collected from what seems like years of world travel and an inspiring book collection. We loved sitting on the Adirondack chairs in sunshine dappled by old growth trees and talking with old friends who came to visit us during the week of our stay.

This property is literally at the end of the road, so if it's peace and relaxation you're looking for, this is the place!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location location location +++

  • 5 of 5

Perfect , quiet ,safe lovation

Well equiped place


Comunication with owner very profesional

Only one thing water in the taps have wired smell and taste

But you can survive it


  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and a very comfortable house.

  • 4 of 5

Our second year staying at this property. We love the location and the house is very comfortable and well equipped. Our suggestions for improvements would be curtains / drapes on all windows in the master bedroom to block out light for sleeping in. Would also like to see the fishing boats upgraded as they are both fairly well used and it would be a bt more enjoyable fishing from a better boat.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place to stay😎🇺🇸

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. Good swimming, nice fire pit for evenings. House has all the amenities you would need. Located close enough to a great local grocery and family sporting goods store for anything you might need. Larry and Donna are available and very nice folks too. I did not fish much but did catch some nice bluegill which I ate🎣 If you forget to bring something to read there is a wide variety in the house to choose from.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very quaint

  • 3 of 5

Overall enjoyed the property. The water had a foul smell, but the owner did try to get it fixed during our stay but because it was over the weekend couldn't get it done. There is no dish washer and the air conditioning upstairs is just ok. The tv has no HD and has the lowest basic cable package. I did mention it to the owner, hopefully they will upgrade it. With that said I would rent it again. They were very nice people and seemed to care.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and thank you for your help and patience during your stay. The water problem has been resolved with a new water heater. We do hope you will return in 2017.
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Adjacent to a beautiful state park with trails.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Cleaning fee of $150 per stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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