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Cozy Vacation House On All Sports Lake Chemung

Bedrooms 1
Space 840 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Lakefront House With 1 Bedroom, boat dock and huge, beautiful yard.

The 'Market House' is the former owner's residence attached to the back of the historic Lake Chemung Market. It opens to an expansive and grassy backyard and the lake. The residence is completely separated from the market side of the building, and is exceptionally peaceful. The house offers beautiful views, lake/dock access, proximity to nearby activities like Mt. Brighton Ski Resort, golf clubs, antique stores, farmers markets, and the bustling historic towns of Brighton and Howell.

Lake Chemung is a deep, spring fed lake of 313 acres. Our location is one of the best spots for fishing on Lake Chemung in winter or summer.

The recently refurbished house offers a large living room great for entertaining, a huge bedroom and is fully outfitted for your stay on the lake.

The parklike yard and house are perfect for a memorable lakeside wedding or other event. Please call us for information on events.

More Details

Diana Rencsak
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017


Howell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 840 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Large bathroom and walk-in shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Large master bedroom with queen bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Cozy Vacation House On All Sports Lake Chemung
average rating of 4.142857 based on 7 reviews

Great experience

  • 5 of 5

A very good rental experience. We had some concern in advance due to the proximity of the party store, but were pleasantly surprised at the privacy and convenience. This is a good unit for entertaining family due to the large living room and fully equipped kitchen.

We would certainly rent this unit again. There is a small daybed as well for overnight guests.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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the property was very smelly.

  • 1 of 5

On opening the door I was assaulted by terrible cigar smell. I had come to Michigan to host my family at this lake ,as I do every year.

When I called the property manager she said her cleaning person had told her this smell was there and had attempted to clean it out. Unfortunately, the smell was throughout all the fabric and carpeting. the manager said she would have a cleaning crew the next day. I asked to be moved to another property. It did not happen, she said she could not contact the property owner. I spent a smell ridden night with the windows open but even the curtains were smelly above the bed. The carpet cleaners arrived, I was expecting a disaster cleaning company with high powered fans, no just Stanley steamer. I left and when I returned they were finishing up, the water was being dispensed into the toilet. It was the color of strong coffee! It apparently had not been cleaned in quite awhile! Now the carpet was wet and the furniture was wet! And it smelled like wet cigars and wet dogs. Oh yes, the previous person had dogs too! I again asked to be moved and was put off again,.by the fact that the property owner could not be reached. the fans turned out to be 2 plastic very mediocre, flimsy fans. I opened all the windows,half did not have screens and put the fans on and went down to the lake.

There were fishhooks, One was a small fish, with 6 hooks on it! and debris on the very small sand area and in the water. There was goose debris on the dock. I washed off the dock myself several times. I asked for a rake for the water and sand and they said they would have a boy do it. The boy raked a little patch of the sand and never touched the shallow water where my little grandchildren were coming to play.i

As soon as she said she would move me, I repacked my clothes, but because of the cigar bar smell in the house, I had to re-wash all my clean clothes!

The entrance door was off a parking lot, where the liquor store customers and the boaters coming from the lake come for their liquor. It was noisy all day and early in the morning there was a lot of banging at the wall the separated the house from the store.

I told her the curtains really smelled and she provided me with laundry soap! fortunately my oldest granddaughter is tall and she removed all the curtains and washed them and she rehung them.

The only reason I stayed was she kept telling me she had a larger nicer house for me. Only men cigars would like this . NOT GOOD FOR FAMILY

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Darling place in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. The apartment is beautifully finished, comfortable, spacious & was ideally located just a $5 Uber ride to downtown or the River Arts District. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Pleasant

  • 4 of 5

The Market cottage was a very pleasant place to stay. Loved the Lake and the views. We spent five weeks there and would recommend to others. However, being there 5 weeks the furniture wasn't comfortable. I would need new living room furniture for an extended stay. The cottage did need updating inside but the furniture was mostly needed. Diana was very pleasant and attended too our needs. The store was great being so close for a ice cream or beverage for the evening. The Market cottage would be a great weekend get away.

Keith and Dave

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vacation House on Lake Chemung

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was wonderful. The rooms were spacious and the view of the lake were wonderful. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location on Lk Chemung

  • 4 of 5

House was very comfortable. Kitchen storage is unbelieveable, kitchen has everything we needed.

Property was awesome! Picnic table, chairs close to house to sit outside and have coffee and watch the lake.

Great firepit near the lake with chairs to sit around and watch the fire and the lake. Shallow, clear water

to wade in, great for little ones to swim. A dock to fish off of.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Detroit Metro
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Faulkwood Shores Golf Club, Chemung Hills G.C.
Nearest Train
24 Miles
Ann Arbor Amtrak Depot
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Numerous eateries in nearby Brighton and Howell
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Mt. Brighton Ski Area
Car: necessary

Beautiful location on lake Chemung, located between Howell and Brighton, MI. House opens up to large, grassy yard on the lake with boat dock access. The area is central to Detroit, Ann Arbor and Lansing, local universities (MSU, UM, Central) and offers a peaceful retreat from the city.


Rates & Availability

Howell House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 25 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $90
Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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