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Lakefront Cottage With Beautiful View

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Seclusion, peaceful, grandeur

This is a beautiful cottage with secluded location on very large lot and expansive lake front. It sits on the smallest of three lakes that interconnect by channels. There is a dock, rowboat, floating dock for swimming. Firepit allows campfires. There are three bedrooms on the first floor, one of which doubles as a sunroom. One and a half bath's on first floor. The house faces the lake with large picture windows on an acre lot, bordered on one side by woods. The location provides beautiful sunset views. No high speed boating is allowed on Carpenter Lake, therefore it is very peaceful. However, a 5 minute motor through an adjacent channel gets one to Hemlock Lake where waterskiing, sailing,and jet skiing is abundant

Kevin Carr
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2018

About Kevin Carr

I own an adjacent property and am available for any questions or concerns

Kevin Carr purchased this house in 1972

Why Kevin Carr chose Reading

This particular location provides a peaceful, serene lakefront, cottage experience on a smaller lake(Carpenter Lake)with access to all the opportunities provided by a much larger lake(Hemlock Lake), which is directly connected by channel

What makes this house unique

This house is decorated in a rustic fashion, with wide open views of Carpenter through large picture windows. The westerly breezes provide continuous 'coolness' within the cottage. The large lake front lawn allows for volleyball, croquet, badminton, horseshoes,etc.


Reading House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Lakefront Cottage With Beautiful View
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage, beautiful lake, beautiful area!! Nicest owner of the cottage! Loved our vacation :)

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lambertville Mi

Excellant place to get away

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I truly enjoyed our getaway at the CarrBarns. The cabin was clean and very roomy, we were able to find everything we needed. The waterfront yard was very large and private. We went fishing everyday, biking, walking, bird watching, paddle boat, row boat. The clear starry nights were perfect for a campfire and just relaxing. Id recommend this cabin for anyone looking for a quiet private getaway. Thanks is all you said it was.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful big yard... a few updates would be nice

  • 2 of 5

The property is so nice, grandsons caught 15-16” largemouth bass, perch and huge blue gills right off the dock & raft. The swings, fire pit and shade trees complete the large relaxing yard. The ad does need some updating though.

There are 2 real bedrooms; 1 one has twin beds and a futon. They’ve been built up w/ foam rubber pads underneath the mattresses. The second has a double bed w/ a super soft spring type mattress. The third is actually a sunroom/tv room w/ queen sofa sleeper in bad condition. There’s a queen sofa sleeper & loveseat sleeper in the living room. We didn’t even deal with them.

“Linens provided” does not mean sheets, it does however mean towels. so now you know what sizes to bring . imagine our surprise to get there and find out it meant towels :(

The lily pads are closing the beach area off big time. It’s not so enjoyable to try and swim out to the raft for diving off the deep side. The kids rowed the boat to it .

Another reviewer said “fully stocked kitchen”. Not so much...

We found ourselves needing sharp knives; it’s hard to cut that juicy steak off the grill, with a butter or dull carving knife.

A few mixing bowls and baking sheets would have been helpful, and a frying pan or two.(there was a elec. skillet and griddle that had seen better days) I went and bought a frying pan to fry up all that fish. And it was so good.

All and all, beds and lily pads aside, it was not a bad house.

Bring drinking water its typical well water with a smell.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Union City, Michigan

Nice cabin with beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cottage for a family getaway that included mainly adults but also a few children, one as young as five. The lake is peaceful and the large backyard is private. The large backyard provides opportunities for spread out family games and included a seating area around a campfire as well. Kevin, the owner, was very attentive to our needs and was pleasant to rent from. The kitchen came with all needed appliances (coffee maker, microwave, oven, stove, fridge) and came with a grill out on the side deck. We would be happy to rent this cottage again.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This cabin has all you need

  • 5 of 5

I rented this cabin as I had family coming to the hillsdale area for a family reunion. We really enjoyed the cabin as it has all you need for an enjoyable stay. Fully stocked kitchen that meets all your cooking needs. Very nice deck off the kitchen. The back yard is very spacious with a beautiful view of the lake and nice fire pit and swings. Easy to get to and close to towns if you choose to leave. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a great getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice and has everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

We used this cabin as we had a family reunion in Hillsdale Mi. and I had family come in from Illinois. The cabin is very comfortable and has everything you need to make your stay very enjoyable. The back yard is very spacious with a great view of the lake. Has nice swings and fire pit that we enjoyed with family on the beautiful nights. I would recomend this cabin if you are looking for an enjoyable time. Thank you CARRBARNS.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

residential area with access to a chain of three lakes


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

Payment must be received at least 1 week prior to arrival. Payment can be sent as personal check, money order or cashiers check to home address, which will provided upon rental agreement signing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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