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Cozy Vacation House On All Sports Lake Chemung

Bedrooms 1
Space 840 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018


Howell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 840 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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! 4/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

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Cozy Vacation House On All Sports Lake Chemung
average rating of 4.0 based on 9 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: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very much enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this little house on the lake. Our girls loved being able to walk to the dock and wade in the water and try to catch a fish. We had a great stay and the owners were very accommodating for our family. Thank you for letting us stay and we hope to stay next time we visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fine and clean...

  • 2 of 5

Nice place. A little odd, location, but would be great for someone who brings kayaks or a boat. Nice clean place with new shower and good kitchen. Some hiccups but nice people, low maintenance. Clear ahead exactly what is there and what you need/want. Quiet town, nice lake.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mel, thank you for your feedback. I hope you will email us additional comments regarding what you would have wanted in the house so that we can improve the cottage for future guests. Thanks for staying at the Market House this summer!
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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: September 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: August 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: June 2016
  • 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $350

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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