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Cozy Vineyard Lake Cottage - Beautiful Irish Hills - Brooklyn, MI

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2 - 4)

Looking for an affordable getaway for your family? You can call/text directly to the owners for availability and quote, 517-673-5353 (Lisa). Our adorable lake access cottage is located in the beautiful Irish Hills area of Brooklyn, Michigan on 505-acre all-sport Vineyard Lake. Easy one hour drive from Ann Arbor, Lansing or Toledo areas. Five miles from Michigan International Speedway. Cottage is recently renovated, cozy, and clean. Lake is nearby and convenient with a shallow, sandy swim area. Great for a romantic getaway, girls weekend, or a memorable trip for a small family. Use of a canoe, two kayaks, and a paddleboat are included. Our cottage has one bedroom (queen bed), a pull-out couch, and a sleeping loft (get the "Tiny House" experience!). The kitchen is fully equipped. Air conditioners in living room and bedroom. Internet/wifi and Netflix are provided. Back yard features a fire pit with plenty of wood, gas grill, and lawn chairs. The quaint town of Brooklyn is only a five minute drive and has many restaurants, shops, wineries, ice cream parlors, churches, etc. Quiet, responsible & respectful renters only, and no smoking or pets. Limit of 4 people and 2 cars at all times unless exceptions are approved by the owners in advance of your stay.

MIS Races & Events (Faster Horses, SAE Formula Race, etc) and Holiday weekend rates are slightly higher than normal rate and four night minimum. Discounts offered in Spring & Fall -- $100 per night. Rates are subject to availability & subject to change.

Keywords: Lake, Family, Relaxation, Affordable, Getaway, Quiet, Retreat, Couples, Girl's Weekend, Swimming, Kayaking, MIS Nearby

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2018

About Lisa

We own two cottages at Vineyard Lake, and have enjoyed the lake for many years. Our two grown children have many fond family memories at the lake. We call it our "little piece of heaven"!

Lisa purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Lisa chose Brooklyn

The cottage has been a convenient & relaxing family retreat. The lake is shallow & clean - perfect for all ages! It's a great place for swimming and plenty of quality family time!

What makes this cottage unique

Other than just relaxing at the lake, one of the things we enjoy most are the beautiful sunsets and relaxing by the fire at night. Roasting marshmallows & making smores have become a tradition. Children love climbing the ladder up to to the sleeping loft. It's a great area where they can watch movies and play cards or board games - like their own "clubhouse"! Overall this is a fun family get-away!


Brooklyn Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No more than 2 cars at all times.
  • No more than 4 people (including children) at all times - any exceptions must be approved by the owners.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Basic bathroom with shower stall
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Loft - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Two futon mattresses in a sleeping loft area. See photos.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen bed (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Additional sleeping in loft area (see photo)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • swimming
Lawn chairs & outdoor fire-pit with wood provided.


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Cozy Vineyard Lake Cottage - Beautiful Irish Hills - Brooklyn, MI
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews

Beautiful area, Charming cottage, best week ever !

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is a cute as cute can be. Lisa and Doug have thought of everything you might want or need during your stay. You need only your towels, cloths and food. The lake is beautiful. This was our 2nd year. We bring our 9 year old grand daughter with us, and she has a ball. From swimming or using the paddle boat, to diving for sea shells, and of course a bon fire to end the day! The peacefulness, and nature is what I love. Coming from the city, I truly love it. Lisa and Doug are wonderful people, that go out of their way to make sure you have a great time. Best week ever, and will go back next year :)

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A. Armstrong

  • 5 of 5

This rental was AWESOME! Doug and Lisa's hospitality is top-notch. They are incredibly nice people. Their level of communication and concern that you have a nice stay is impressive. This cottage is clean and very inviting. It seems that no amenity or accommodation was unthought of. We are looking forward to booking this rental again! Thank you Doug and Lisa!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My Super Soul Week!!

  • 5 of 5

I could not have asked for a better place to stay at this time in my life. This cottage was peaceful, clean, calming, and absolutely beautiful. Lisa and Doug are the nicest people in the world. I never actually met Lisa but had communication through texting. They were very generous with the use of their cottage, dock, and all the amenities... I came to this place looking for quiet space, alone time, and to just relax. This is exactly what I got. I would recommend this place to absolutely everyone and anyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely time at the lake

  • 5 of 5

My family of four really enjoyed our time at the cottage over the three day weekend. The cottage was immaculate and very comfortable. I liked the homey lake-style decorations, too. My kids, 13 and 10, loved sleeping in the loft. (My 13yo is 5'6" and had plenty of room up there.) We took full advantage of the amenities: we used the grill, the fire pit, Netflix, the kayaks, the life vests, the basketball hoop, and the paddle boat. We brought our fishing gear, although they have some you can use, and caught sunfish, blue gill and bass right off the dock. The kids liked the sandy bottom and swimming near the shore. We would return!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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They thought of EVERYTHING!

  • 5 of 5

This was an unplanned trip from Florida due to a death in the family with my mom & sister. We had to be in Tecumseh and in Brooklyn and this was the perfect location. Lisa and Doug did everything they could to make our stay enjoyable... even leaving a sympathy card and a bottle of wine. I've stayed in many AirBnB's and have yet to come across any that provided this many little essentials! There was everything from a spare toothbrush to full-size shampoo, even some coffee in the kitchen (which mom was very happy about in the wet, cold weather). There are not enough adequate words to express what a place of respite this ended up being for us. It was quiet, cozy and comfortable. THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love this cottage - quiet & cozy

  • 5 of 5

2nd time we have stayed at this cottage - this time was for 10th wedding anniversary. Did the driving tour of Irish Hills and the Pioneer Wine Trail which was quite enjoyable. Went to Gran River Brewery in Jackson for dinner - food & atmosphere was excellent. Lisa & Doug made it extra special for use and will most certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 12
Car: necessary

We have a canoe, two kayaks, and a paddleboat available for use at no extra fee.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $25

MIS Races, Faster Horses & July 4th Holiday - Slightly higher rates & 4 night minimum. Discounts offered in May and September. Check in - 4pm, Check out - 12pm. Times gladly extended if available. Please email owner for a price quote.

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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