'Tumble Down' Amazing Waterfront Sunsets, Best Lake in the Area(26 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)
Historic waterfront cottage known as 'Tumble Down' with stunning sunsets. Originally built in 1923 by a well known gentleman who built many field stone cottages in the area, several of which are on West Crooked Lake. Tumble Down is located on low boat traffic, West Crooked Lake with water access to East Crooked Lake. Both are all sports lakes. Relax and barbecue on your private deck overlooking the lake, swing on the porch swing, enjoy the hot tub or roast marshmallows over the campfire. Sunbathing on the shore, deck or dock. Paddle around the lake in the 16' canoe, pair of kayaks, pair of ATX Stand Up Paddle Boards or the paddle boat all provided, bring your own boat or rent our pontoon boat for $150 per day (gas included). Boat launch 1/2 mile away. Great fishing. Property has extensive gardens and was featured on the LACASA garden tour in 2010. Be sure to explore the secret gnome garden and courtyard with fountain.
Tumble Down has much to offer year round. Enjoy foliage color in the fall, cross-country skiing and ice fishing in the winter. We look forward to sharing our slice of paradise with you.
Keywords: Waterfront, all sports lake, boat rental, fishing, dock, paddle boat, pontoon, stand up paddle board, hot tub, firepit, sunsets, historic, canoe, kayak, memorable
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Member since: 2012
- 1000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
- Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen, Bunk Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Waterfront Cottage with amazing sunsets. On low traffic, West Crooked Lake with access to East Crooked Lake. Both are all sports lakes. Property has much to offer year round. Relax and barbecue on your private deck overlooking the lake, swing on the porch swing, enjoy the hot tub or roast marshmallows over the campfire. Sunbathing on the private beach, deck or dock. Paddle around the lake in the canon, kayaks, stand up paddle boards or paddle boat provided, bring your own boat or access to pontoon boat for an additional fee. Private beach for all the sunbathing you want. Boat launch 1/2 mile away. Property has extensive gardens and was featured on the LACASA garden tour in 2010. Courtyard with fountain....moreless
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning
- Gas Fireplace
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 21 - Jul 1, 2017
7 night min stay
Jul 8 - Sep 4, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Cleaning Fee $100
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Tax Rate 6%
Seven day minimum rental from Memorial Day through Labor Day weeks. Saturday or Sunday check-in/check-out preferred. Check-in is 4 pm and Check-out is 11 am. Pontoon Rental available for $150.00 per day.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Enjoy cross-county skiing and ice fishing on the lake during the winter. Magnificent fall colors on property as well as several state parks in the area, Kensington Metro Park and Island Lake.
3 mile drive to Mt Brighton for skiing/snowboarding in the winter and golf at the Jackal in the summer. Many additional golf courses, restaurants, shopping, antiquing, etc are very close by. Travel adviser book provided in the cottage for recommendations.
Downtown Brighton (4 miles) and Howell (6 miles) offer many events in the summer including concerts, sidewalk sales, holiday parades, farmers markets, Howell Balloon Festival, Ann Arbor Art Fairs, Brighton Art Festival, Howell Melon Festival, Brighton's Smokin' Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival, etc.
A close drive to U-M (30 minutes), MSU (30 minutes) and Detroit (45 minutes), a great place to stay for all college and professional sporting events.
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: We love to travel, spend time with friends and family, garden, enjoy good food and wine, host parties, and of course spend time on our lake!
Why the Owner Chose Brighton, MI, USA:
We have lived in this community for almost 20 years. Living on West Crooked Lake is like living 'on vacation' all of the time. We looked at every lake in Brighton and settled on West Crooked Lake based on sunsets, quality of water, visual interest, boat traffic, wildlife and quality of residence development.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We love watching the circle of life on our lake year round. We have multiple bird families that make West Crooked Lake their home; Multiple Swan families, Canada Geese, Wood Ducks, Blue Herons, Egrets, Sandhill Cranes, Hawks, a pair of Morning Doves that nest in our garden and a mischievous Muskrat that lives in our neighbor's wood pile.
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Lake view from the shaded porch swing.
Fire pit for nightly bonfires.
16' Fiberglass canoe to paddle around the lake or fish from.
Secondary deck with umbrella.
Living room with Gas fireplace. Couch converts to queen bed.
Bedroom Two - Custom made log bunk beds.
Second living area with TV.
Breakfast bar, TV with cable, DVD and DVD library.
Bathroom with pine beadboard.
View of the hot tub and patio setting overlooking the lake.
Fourth of July on Crooked Lake
Amazing sunsets from the shore on Little Crooked Lake
Tumble Down view from the lakefront.
Porch swing and secondary seating area.
Enjoy a nice paddle around the lake on our aqua cycle.
Tumble Down living room and field stone gas fireplace.
Bedroom One - Double Bed.
Living area and dining area, table with six chairs and youth chair.
Kitchen with vintage farmhouse sink.
Bathroom, towels provided.
Deck dining for six over looking the lake.
22' Bennington pontoon available for rent. $150 per day.
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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