About the property
- Estate4500 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
4 bedroom, 4 bath, with inground pool on River.
This three story dream home with atrium is the perfect oasis for a family gathering, group retreat,romantic getaway, or just a place to get away. 4500 square feet on over 3 acres of property. Featuring a gourmet kitchen, family room, informal and formal dining room. Reading room, sunroom, full lower level, plus a three level atrium. Grand player piano. Deck overlooking panoramic views of the river. Breathtaking views from all rooms. Gazebo, walkways, and bridge add to the beautiful picturesque grounds. Plenty of room for indoor and outdoor activities.
Family Setting -NO PARTYING OR EVENT RENTALS- This is NOT an event center.
I want to make sure all my guests are aware that the main house DOES NOT have air conditioning. The house has attic fans and several portable fans. Our guests have not complained in the past. The house is in a wooded area on the water so it stays comfortable. If the weather got into the 90's then it could be uncomfortable but that is usually not the case it our part of Michigan.
The pool is not heated but gets direct sunlight all day. Pool is open Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Check-In time is 3:00 PM on day of arrival. Check-Out time is 1:00 PM on day of departure.
Please do not contact me and ask for a reduced rate. Our prices are set and I don't want to negotiate with guests. Thank you for understanding.
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
I am a school librarian and teacher that fell in love with this house as a child. I am so fortunate to now be the owner and be able to share it with the world. It is a very unique home.
Samantha purchased this Estate in 2011
Why Samantha chose Shiawassee County
This property is the perfect place to gather with your extended family or get away to reflect and spend time relaxing on your own. Breathtaking views of nature with wildlife all around you. A very peaceful setting with extraordinary views.
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Very unique layout. Great for groups
Very responsive owner was very helpful and responsive. Highly recommend
Castle of memories
Our family of 10 ( 6 adults and 4 children) had an awesome weekend making memories at the Castle! Everything was clean and well stocked with everything we needed in the kitchen, bedrooms and baths. The grounds are beautiful and the pool was a big hit with the kids young and old! We were a little concerned with not having air conditioning but found the exhaust fans and room fans worked just fine.....might be an issue if the weather had been in the upper 80's and humid for several days in a row. There are also some repairs needed on the deck and railings but overall the property looks to be well maintained. A new roof had just been installed before we arrived. We give this one a thumbs up!
The Smith Family
Beautiful, peaceful. Great accommodations.
7 kids, 2 adults. Plenty of space. Very clean. No a/c but plenty of windows and fans. Great experience.
Good place for a large group
Enjoyed a family reunion for 10. Plenty of room for both group discussions and private 'get-away' spaces. A very unusual house apparently built for the house and property to provide multiple settings for 'staging' wedding photos. Beautiful grounds. Very nice swimming pool. Without air conditioning can get warm by the end of the day if the two powerful roof fans are not kept active. Cools down at night. Thanks for providing us a very enjoyable week!
Grounds were lovely
Really enjoyed our stay
Great Stay on the River
We had a great time by the river! This was a very large and unique property with a lot of character. The house was very comfortable with great river views! The beds were very comfortable and there was plenty of seating room through out the house. It was stocked with almost anything you could need such as pots, pans, cooking oil, spices, towels, silverware, dishes, coffee pots, a BBQ, etc (maybe bring your own personal soap, and folding chairs for outside or by the river). The kitchen had plenty of room to cook and serve food for a large group. The land itself was very beautiful with an amazing garden and pond behind the house. The pool was also a lot of fun (but a little cold) with a nice deep end, slide, and diving board. They even had a nice washer and dryer for the towels or suits after swimming. This house has a lot of stairs both inside and outside of the property so be ready for a workout! The house does not have air conditioning but it was never really a problem, we founds fans in every bedroom and throughout the house. We also had a nice breeze through the house when we opened the windows. The house is well water so if you don't want to drink that make sure to bring bottled water. Overall I would definitely recommend this house, especially if you are a large group or family because you will have plenty of room to be comfortable.
Steam Railroad Institute
Shiawassee Arts Center
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Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Check-In time is 3:00 PM on day of arrival. Check-Out time is 1:00 PM on day of departure. Please do not contact me and ask for a reduced rate. Our prices are set and I don't want to get into negotiations with guests. Thank you for understanding.