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Beautiful Strawberry Lake is Waiting for You!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Modern Lakefront Ranch Home, 3 Bedrooms , 2.5 Baths, great escape!

You will love the beauty and calm of of this amazing lakefront vacation home. The deck is a perfect spot to watch the boats go by. Or sit out by the lake and bask in the warm sun. A perfect location, close to Ann Arbor, Lansing, Detroit, and Chelsea- each area offering something for every traveler. September is still warm, fishing and boating is even more relaxing! October is a great time for campfires and fishing. The lake is quiet Our kayaks are available and a trip down the gentle Huron River is the perfect way to see the fall foliage. Our convenient location makes our home a great central meeting place for family to enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner.

Campfires with som'mores for the cool nights is the best way to end the day. It is like being up North and away from it all. The holiday season is coming, if you want a beautiful private place to stay, make your reservation now! We have parking spots for the entire family ! Please read the notes about the Fall and Winter below.

Lakefront living: Our home is fully equipped to provide a wonderful vacation for you and your family or friends. In the early morning get up to enjoy the sun rising over the lake. It's beautiful. Later sit out by the dock to watch boats go by, if you get too hot take a dip in the lake. In the evening, a campfire is a must, roast hotdogs and sing songs. After,go for late night ride to experience the starry night and the full moon, its so relaxing...

Our home features three private spacious bedrooms, and 2 1/2 baths. The main bedroom has a private full bath with a wirlpool tub, nice way to end the day! Our kitchen and living room are open and face the lake, giving you beautiful views at all times. The deck has large comfy chairs, great for reading or just relaxing. The converstation room has a gas fireplace, and is perfect for those who want to read or just have a quiet conversation. It is also a favorite place to set up our queen sized air mattress for extra guests. It has a half bath very close by. We have full internet services for your convenience. (Cable HD TV included)

Children love our home for the swimming, fishing and large sand area in which to build sand castles. We now have a pontoon boat that is larger and very comfortable and is included for your summer rental.(Summer rentals also include the kayaks too!) If you want to explore all of the lakes, we have maps of each lake and directions for you. If you have GPS on your phone, this will work on the river and is quite interesting to use. The Huron River is beautiful and it is an experience you shouldn't miss. Call us today and book your summer vaction now! Your family will have a great time!

What to do, when you're not on the lake???: For your dining pleasure, you can boat to Zukey Lake Tavern. It is appropriate for the entire family, and has a vast menu. Go on a Wednesday night for their delicious large specialty pizza and receive a free Zukey Lake Tavern Tee Shirt. There are many wonderful other dining experiences within a 5 mile radius, just head to M-36 and go in either direction.

For the Golfer, there are ten public courses within ten miles, My favorite places are the Links At Whitmore Lake and Whispering Pines Golf Course. The Links is very reasonable and offers an unique golfing experience.

For the shopper or movie buff, head into Ann Arbor or Brighton there are malls and resale shops everywhere!

For the those who enjoy walking and riding bikes, the Lakeland Trail is less than 1/2 mile away. You can ride all the way to downtown Pickney and Beyond! (20 mile path)

Fall and Winter on the Chain: The Huron River Chain of Lakes in the fall is beautiful. The abundant wildlife is easier to see, and the flocks of birds heading north overhead is amazing. In November (late fall) the river is a popular duck hunting spot.

Football fans travel here to attend the nearby football games at the University of Michigan, they enjoy the peace and quiet at the end of the day!

We like to decorate the house for the holidays, so your family photos will be complete with a decorated tree. The holiday dishes are available for your use, and your Christmas table will be beautiful! After dinner relax around the gas fireplace for coffee and conversation with those you love. Please call if you have any special needs to make your holiday special and complete!

Keywords: Waterfront, Strawberry Lake, fishing, swimming, clean, comfortable, spacious, Home rental, Vacation, Get a way. Beach, sand, Beautiful, family vacation, romance, honeymoon, modern,non-smokings only,boating,kayaking,family reunion,company retreats, church get-a-way, small weddings. ample parking

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Robert

Robert and I bought the home in 2010, we quickly discovered we were not using it much, due to work and family demands. We saw a need for a vacation home on Strawberry lake, for families like ours , that needed an occasional place to meet and reconnect with each other. With this thought in mind, we began to share our home, this has been a gratifying experience for us. We appreciate our guests and love to meet them when ever we are able.

Why Robert chose Pinckney

We chose to buy on Strawberry Lake because we liked the adventure of exploring the Huron River and visiting 6 other lakes. We thought it would be a place our adult children would also enjoy for years to come. Now, they are so busy and 4 of the 5 live out of state, it's wonderful to have such a special place for them to visit when they come home.

What makes this house unique

We love the large yard with the expansive view of the lake.

We love our main bedroom, for it's size and huge spa type shower. Convenient to shopping, yet you feel like you are away from it all.


Pinckney House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • There is no parking on the grass, or on the road behind our house.
  • Use only linens in the bedroom closets. Extra towels are in the bathrooms are for your use.
  • Relax, have fun, enjoy your family and friends.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Located in Main bedroom, updated the shower, 5 spa sprays!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    air mattress (queen) - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Located in the fireplace room
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) A
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Books, books adult, books kids, games adult, games kids, garden, barbeque, bike, boat, canoe, sand box, walkway to water, binoculars, boat+paddles, cooler large, beach chairs, cooler small, beach towels, central heating ducted cooling, firewood, jacuzzi, local maps, restaurant dining guide, soaps basic, ducted heating, laundry soap, split type AC, toilet paper, alarm clock, events allowed, gas heating, split type heating, towels provided, hair dryer, living area, paper towels, ceiling fans, local activities guide. Kitchen has dining area, with two dining tables, four at each table, total of eight eatting spaces. Please call if you have additional questions. Lakefront home with large sand area for children. Home has cable and internet service. Let us know if you have any questions!


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Beautiful Strawberry Lake is Waiting for You!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

The property was beautiful! The early morning view of the lake was spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

The home was cozy and inviting, my favorite was the awesome view of the lake from the kitchen table! The home was well stocked with lots of cooking utensils and all sorts of supplies. My family really enjoyed their stay, we will be back again! Thank you Robert and Marian for extending your beautiful home to us!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jacqueline, we look forward to your next visit! Hopefully it will be warmer and we can take you and the family for a boat ride. Robert & Marian
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Great winter getaway

  • 5 of 5

I took my granddaughters, age 8 and 11, to see snow for the first time. This was the PERFECT spot. Big back yard to play in, close to a grocery store and a number of recreation spots nearby. Ski resort less than 10 miles away and a perfect hill to sled on was nearby. Great view of the lake (frozen this time of year) and a perfect spot to watch the snow fall. The house was large and well stocked with all the comforts of home. (Had more kitchen gear than we have at home). Robert was great, he called the day before we arrived with a snow update and called to check on us the first evening. Could not have been a better stay and I know the girls will remember this trip for the rest of their lives.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your visit! Hope to see you again, maybe in the summer when it’s in the 90’s in Florida. Robert & Marian
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Great accommodations for family gathering

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, comfortable, warm & welcoming home that accommodated our family for Christmas week. Owners were responsive to all inquiries. Thank you for holiday decorating! Great open space w lots of windows w lake view. Kitchen conveniences and supplies galore for cooking for a crowd while they visit at the large dining table. Seats 10+. All you need to bring are your clothes & groceries. Plenty of toys, games, books and dvd for all ages. Comfy beds, loads of towels & linens. Baby equipment includes high chair, booster seat, pack&play, plenty of kid dinner ware. Washer & dryer too! 3 bedrooms sleeps 7. 4 more spots if you use sofa bed and air mattress. Plenty of parking. Loved the fireplace room. Will recommend to family and friends. Looks like a great summer rental too.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, hope to see you again in2018! Robert & Marian
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A perfect weekend on Strawberry Lake!

  • 5 of 5

This home is at an ideal location for easy access to Detroit airport, as well as Ann Arbor. Home is much larger than anticipated, and fully stocked for any basic need. Unbelievable view of Strawberry Lake! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home! Laid out perfectly for a couple guests or many! Beautiful view of the lake and a big deck to watch the birds. Everything you need is provided! Slept good in the comfy bed.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place! Great Time! The pictures do not do it justice!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of this rental do NOT do it justice! It is a beautiful place on a great chain of serene inlets and lakes. It is at the end of a quiet street in a quaint area. The entire place has high ceilings for an airy atmosphere. The master bedroom was very comfortable and the bathroom shower is newly remodeled and the one of the best showers I've ever been in. We rented the cabin to celebrate our 10 year anniversary, but we would love to come back and bring our family for vacation. We rented this place the day before our check-in date. The owners were very responsive to our inquiries and readily available to help get us checked in on time. They were very accommodating, warm, and organized. The place has many amenities including a pontoon (separate fee, but the price was fair and totally worth it...cruising through the lakes and inlets was true R&R), kayaks, life jackets in all sizes, fire pit by the water, huge spanning backyard, nice patio furniture, jetted tub...Lastly, the location was a perfect drive to Ann Arbor, where we took in a U of M football game. We enjoyed taking the back roads into the city to miss the traffic...very scenic drive and about 30 minutes. This place really made our weekend special and we will definitely consider coming back! Thank you Robert and Marian!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Detroit Wayne County
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Zuckey Lake Travern
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Wispering Pines
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Ann Arbor Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Mount Brighton
Car: necessary

Relaxing Lakefront vacation home, located on beautiful Strawberry Lake, part of the Huron Chain of Lakes. Spend your days cruising the nine lakes and your nights around the campfire. Great location for those who want a unique vacation experience that is not too far from home. Our home is not a cottage, it is a modern beautiful year around get a way home. Close to Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Brighton and Metro Detroit. Winter is here, time for ice fishing and relaxing! Please note our home is Lakefront and our view is amazing. The location map does not show our actual location, due to current technology available by the site.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Property Damage Protection $79

Summer rentals are weekly only. The cost of the Summer 2018 season is 2800 for a week. The cleaning fee is included in the summer rental. All other seasons, the cost is $150.00/ over 8 people cleaning fee increases to 200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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