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Perfect Tranquility--where nature and wildlife are your only neighbors!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

Our cottage has a beautiful view of the lake from the dining room and wrap around deck on the front. We also have a deck off the upstairs bedroom where you can view deer and wildlife in the fields behind. The kitchen is totally furnished with microwave above the electric stove and oven, dishwasher, toaster, coffee pot, mixer, and blender. Pots and pans and dishes are also furnished. We have 3 bedrooms, with 2 queens and one double, with a foam mattress under one bed for extra person. There is a leather sofa, 3 comfortable chairs, and a flat screened TV, DVD player and Dish Network. We also have WiFi for you to connect to the internet. There is a charcoal grill on the front deck, a swing and picnic table in the yard area, with an open pit for campfires. We furnish two row boats, a dock, and a raft. The dining room table seats 6-8. There is one bath with shower/tub combo.

Reuel & Sara Detweiler
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

About Reuel & Sara Detweiler

We moved on the family farm in 1965. The Chalet was built in 1976 on the 30 acres of woods on our farm. Reuel and I are now retired, but his last 10 years of employment were spent building log homes in the county and surrounding areas. Sara spent 20 years employed by the AuSable Valley Nursing Home in Fairview. We have 3 sons who helped us with the mowing and cleaning as they were growing up. They now live in Goshen, IN, and Columbus, OH. Over the years, it has been our pleasure to meet many people, from many walks of life. Just this week, one of our renters said they have been coming here since our children were small (30 years). Our cottage has been updated each year and many return to see what is going to be new this year.

Reuel & Sara Detweiler purchased this cottage in 1976


Fairview Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , mirror, sink & vanity, cupboard over the stool
  • One bathroom with shower & tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Three bedrooms with 2 Queens and one Double plus a single mattress
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Guests need to provide their own sheets and towels


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Perfect Tranquility--where nature and wildlife are your only neighbors!
average rating of 4.9 based on 40 reviews

Peaceful & Pleasant

  • 5 of 5

We both enjoyed our stay very much. It was Very Comfortable & had a Very Beautiful setting! We enjoyed sitting on the deck in the morning drinking our coffee & looking at the lake which was like a mirror reflecting the trees! In the early evening we had a campfire eating our dinner or having snacks! Wish we would have stayed at least one more night. We have already talked about going back with our friends!!! Can't Wait! What can I say ... but "Pleasant & Peaceful". Thank You

Janis & Mike

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so good to have you! Thanks for sharing about your time at the cottage. Please come back soon. Each season has new beauty! Reuel & Sara
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Excellent house!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th time staying here for a week-end and we love it. The house is clean and has everything you need. We love the pond and the trails. Great and affordable place to get away. It's nice that they accept pets, too!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So great to have you back for the 4th time! And thank you for sharing what you liked about the property with those who are considering a time away. Look forward to having you return! Your hosts, Reuel and Sara Detweiler
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Great Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a bad ice fishing weekend, but the accommodations were great. Very quiet and restful area. Would recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Leroy for your review. Sorry the weather didn’t cooperate this time but glad your weekend went well. Hope you can come again soon! Reuel & Sara Detweiler
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Charming cottage, clean, nicely maintained. Quiet, perfect place to recharge.

  • 5 of 5

I spent a winter weekend with my dog at the Detweiler Cottage, and had a great time walking the trails around the pond. Found fantastic cross-country ski trails in the Huron National Forest, including the Silver Loop Trail which I highly recommend, scenic, with great varieties of terrain. If you are looking for a relaxing place to stay away from it all, this place is a winner! I will return again.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A blessing

  • 4 of 5

Quiet peaceful retreat. Just what we needed for our marriage weekend. Time and presence in the Lord Jesus Christ praying for our marriage and our children.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were touched by your review. Thanks for sharing. So glad to hear it was the kind of weekend you were looking for. Please come back again! Your hosts, Reuel and Sara
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Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a great little cabin! We stayed 3 days and 3 nights right after Christmas and it was perfect. The kitchen is well stocked with supplies, the beds are very comfortable and having a woodburning stove was wonderful. It was cold enough to ice skate on the pond plus we took walks around their property when it wasn't sub zero temps. Such a great place to find.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Sue. We sure appreciate your great review and are happy to hear you liked the cottage. We hope to have you back soon! Reuel and Sara
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Dennis Kauffman Memorial Airport, Mio
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Wild Turkey
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Fairview Hills
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Fairview Coffee Shop
Car: necessary

We live in Amish country. They provide the area with unique places of business including a bulk food store with items you don't find in your grocery store, Pioneer Place (unique hardware), Amish furniture, & Health food store.

Deer, Turkey and other wildife can be seen in the woodland and surrounding area and many species of birds make Lori Lane their home.

Field glasses will make bird watching and hiking the mowed trails more interesting.

Nearby are two golf courses, a Pioneer Museum, The AuSable Valley Railroad, horseback riding and canoeing on the AuSable River.

Groomed snowmobile trails, downhill and cross country skiing, elk viewing and more, are only a short drive away.

In the SPRING, melting snow brings maple syrup, wild flowers, and mushrooms. Spring is also the best time for viewing deer, turkey and migrating birds.

SUMMER is family time for hiking, fishing, swimming or basking in the Michigan sun. There is time for day trips to Mackinaw Island, or Light Houses along the shore.

FALL brings Autumn colors (one of the most

colorful spots is right here in Oscoda County), and campfires or quiet frosty mornings to refresh one's spirits after the nonstop rush of summer.

WINTER snow and frozen lakes bring joy to skiers, snowmobilers, and ice fisherman. The young at heart can enjoy a romp in the snow or a good book by the crackling fireplace.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $45

Security deposit refundable up to 45 days before date of arrival.
Children under 2 are free.
Rates include up to 4 people.
Extra children 12 and under- 7.50 per day
Extra adults-$15.00 per day

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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