Lakefront cottage newly remodeled with one bedroom, sofa bed and full bath. The fully equipped kitchen includes dishes, cookware, utensils, range/oven, microwave, coffeemaker and refrigerator. Other amenities include cable TV, wifi, heat/AC and washer/dryer. Located on chain of all sports lakes and outfitted with a floating dock and fire pit. Access to property is a private road. Weekends are busy on the lakes and weekdays and mornings allow for nature watching and quiet water activities. A canoe, paddleboat and rowboat are included and a pontoon boat is available for an additional fee. Wildlife includes sandhill cranes, swans, herons, kingfishers and an occasional loon. Fishing consists of bass, bluegill, pike and carp. Local attractions include the Irish Hills, Michigan International Speedway, 4th of July fireworks and local festivals. Property includes trailer hookup and space for tent camping.
- Cabin600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 30 nights
One Bedroom, Sofa Bed, Full Bath And Full Kitchen
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 2, 2018
About Oliver Lindsay
Oliver Lindsay and Mindy McClain have been in the Jackson area for the last tent years and purchased this cottage next to the permanent residence. They would like to share the lake living experience that they have come to love.
Oliver Lindsay purchased this Cabin in 2013
Why Oliver Lindsay chose Napoleon Township
This property is special because it is located on a chain of lakes and allows for all types of water activities from paddle sports to ski boats.
What makes this Cabin unique
The cottage is accessed via a private road and has a large lot unlike many lakefront properties that tend to be close together and have a lack of privacy.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect cottage, helpful owner, good location.
Cottage was in awesome shape, updated, clean, comfortable. We brought an air mattress to get 5 people in there. More than that would have been tight. Washer and dryer, all basic amneneties we're included. Only thing advertised that might be worrisome for some was WiFi. It was a bit spotty. As someone who had 3 teens (14, 17, 17) with us, they were a bit annoyed, but they got by.
The property is nice. There is a huge, flat yard (100+ft!!) From the cottage to the lake. For some this might make you feel disconnected from the lake, as you cant really walk our the front door and be right on the water. With a bunch of teens , many times they ended up way up by the cabin, and coaxing them out the door to come down to the water was at times difficult. So this could be looked at as a negative by some. But that said if you like throwing frisbees or playing yard games it's perfect.
Since I had never been on this lake before and would have liked to see a review like this before we booked, here are a few things that didn't affect my rating of the cottage:
This side of the lake is very mucky/weedy. To get to sandy bottom swimming areas you really will have to travel east up the channel to big wolf lake, where there is a solid 1/2 mile of sandbar 50 yards from the north shore. Awesome swimming, waist high water, tons of partying out there too.
We rented the pontoon from the owners and it is adequate. It's a bit dated but the price was reasonable. Had a 25hp outboard on it that started every time without any issues. Supplied all life vests and even took us out for 5 mins just to make sure we felt comfortable with the controls.
Fishing on the lakes wasn't what I would consider good. We fished for 4 hours or so and caught about 10 <5" bluegill around shallows and one 13.5" largemouth bass in big wolf lake about 200 yards west of the east coast inlet. Don't expect to catch your dinner on this lake.
Kayaks and paddle boat were included. Me and my son took a 3 hour kayak ride west, it was awesome. The string of small lakes west can't be accessed by large boats so it's quiet and relaxing. Long Lily pad channels connect all the way up to center lake. After 1.5+ hours one way we gave up trying to get all the way there and turned back. It was some of the nicest lakes we have kayaked on.
Summary of this lake:
Awesome kayaking, will need a boat to get to swim spots, tough fishing.
Thanks for a great few nights!
Regarding the wifi, it seems to be intermittent during some periods and strong at other times. We plan to engage a professional service to provide us additional options so that this will not be an issue in the future.
Regarding location to lake, it is what is it is. However as the guest indicates, it’s only 100 plus feet to the water. The large yard space has provided much enjoyment for many guests that like the area for outdoor activities such as badminton, volley ball, cornball, or just playing catch… to each their own. We recently had guests who had family members staying at other rentals on Wolf Lake that were very close to the lake but spent their time at our cottage due to the yard space we are able to provide.
Regarding lake topography, the guest is correct there are weeds in the lake and ideal swimming would be achieved by boat. There is only one sandbar for wading that can be accessed with the “free” non-motorized boats or the pontoon can access many deep swimming holes where the lake vegetation is to deep too reach with diving gear.
Regarding the pontoon boat, it is our intention to have a motorized boat available for rent at the lowest price on the market for our guest. However, the marina on the lake will rent a newer and perhaps more adequate boat at three times the cost. There is also a service that rents watercraft of various types but will easily cost the same or more than the cottage rental. It really depends on what your needs and budget are.
Regarding the fishing, as most fisherpeople know, some days you fish and some days you catch. Frankly, 11 fish in four hours is pretty good for this habitat. The previous week’s guest caught a 2 1/2 foot pike, so the fishing catch depends on several factors such as skill, time spent, rigging, and, of course, patience.
It sounds like it was still fun and we appreciate the 5 star review.
Amazing week on the Lake!
My family and I just spent the past week at this well kept cabin! Oliver and Mindy were wonderful hosts and Judy's cabin was the perfect place for a nice, relaxing week taking in the beautiful lake and scenery! We would highly recommend purchasing the pontoon with your stay to better see the chain of lakes Olcott is connected with. There are plenty of good fishing spots on the lakes and several sandbars where we spent many hours swimming and making wonderful memories. We will definitely be back next summer!!
- The Mahl/Bogart family
Exactly as depicted!
Great stay.. perfect place for a family gathering!
Rented the cabin for the weekend with some friends. It was super clean when we arrived and the owners (and their pups) are the greatest! They both came over and introduced themselves and reassured us if we needed anything to let them know. Beautiful view of the water and lots of yard room for different activities. I would definitely stay here again!
This cabin was super clean. Our family had a wonderful time playing in the yard and sitting by the fire. We loved playing on the lakes for the holiday!!
Definitely one of the best places to stay for a vacation
The cabin and the view are incredible, the owners are very nice and responsive, you have everything to have fun there. Overall I highly recommend it!