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270 degree waterfront! Newly renovated cottage on the chain of lakes

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3BR/2BA Home on with water access on all sides!

Watch the sun rise up the river from your riverside screened in porch. Then watch the sunset on your lake side deck/porch. What could be more ideal than a full day spent enjoying nature at its finest!

This is a special property. The land has been in our family since the turn of the century and was chosen for it's absolute perfect placement. And for the first time we want to share it with you!

We have just completed (May 2015) an entire home renovation including new bathrooms with Carrera Marble, completely new kitchen including all new appliances, new flooring, paint, etc... it is beautiful!

There is a canoe available for use - and the option to rent a pontoon. There is plenty of room for docking your own boat, renting one from a local marina and parking for cars and trailers.

While sipping your morning coffee you'll likely exchange pleasantries with the local fisherman as this property is known for housing large bass! During the day you and your families can enjoy rope-swinging into the river, boating or generally playing in the water.

This home is what you imagine when you dream of a summer vacation with your family!

More Details

Jennifer Zuklie
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2017

About Jennifer Zuklie

My brother, sister and I grew up in Lansing, MI - and would visit our grandparents cottage on the lake throughout our lives. We are all grown and living around the country now, but want to keep our ties to this area and the fond memories it brings us.

Jennifer Zuklie purchased this house in 2014

Why Jennifer Zuklie chose Michigan

This property has been in our family for over 100 years. It was originally bought by our great grandparents, handed down to our great aunt, then her daughter - whom we bought it from this year --- our parents spend the summer in the cottage next door.

What makes this house unique

The fabulous craftsman style home is special for so many reasons. It seamlessly blends the old and new - you'll see original beams from the first cottage as well as a brand new kitchen installed in 2015!

The beauty of the property and it's location on the Huron River Chain of Lakes is really why it gets so much attention by the river traffic. Boaters are always in awe of the magnificent sight of seeing the lake as they drive down the river. Something once you experience once you will have in your bones forever.


Dexter House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1st floor Bath - toilet , shower , Brand New!!! from tile to fixtures
    2nd floor Bath - toilet , shower , Brand New from tile to fixtures
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 1st Floor Master - 1 king , (sleeps 2)
    2nd Floor Bunk - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , (sleeps 4)
    2nd Floor Master - 1 king , Deck & sliding glass door; sleeps 2
    Porch - 1 queen , Hanging bed - located on the porch; sleeps 2
  • note: the Porch is not a "bedroom", but has a queen-sized bed on it -- arguably THE bed to have!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

270 degree waterfront! Newly renovated cottage on the chain of lakes
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Idyllic Three Generation Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Lyon’s Point on Leach Lane is an idyllic location for a three-generation family get-away vacation and celebration, even more so if you live nearby as we do. Being able to duck back to Ann Arbor in just about 30 minutes, if necessary, and then be back having fun and relaxing with our children and grandchildren was wonderful.

We had near perfect weather, which made the large variety of available water activity on both the lake out the front door and the river from the back door really fun. The kids and most of the adults truly enjoyed the rope swing into the river from the overhanging tree, and we made good use of the pontoon boat, canoe, kayaks, tubes and paddleboat.

The ground floor is ideally laid out, providing both the chance to all be together or in small groups or to find one’s own space. The well-designed and equipped kitchen plus large grill on the deck allowed us to comfortably prepare all of our meals at the cottage plus even invite friends to join us on some evenings.

We hope to return next summer.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Second Consecutive Year at Lyons Point Vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

For the second consecutive year we had a tremendus vacation at this prime location on the chain of lakes with the Huron River off the back deck and Baseline lake in front of the property. The renovation of the property has turned out to be a big hit. The pontoon boat, kayaks, paddle boat provide the activities to enjoy the lake. The addition of air conditioning to two of the bedrooms was a good improvement. We had people from age 1 to 91 when the entire family congregated at the lake house and there was a relaxing environment and yet activities for the young and young at heart.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Return renter, this time even more satisfied...

  • 5 of 5

We had a short stay last year, and just now finished our 2nd stay, a full week. The property was perfect for our young family and our sister's young families (incl. canines) who joined us. Highlights were the rope swing into the river, the peddle/paddle boat rides, kayaking, dockside fishing, towing the tubes around the lake and a pontoon cruise up to Zukey for lunch. The house stayed comfortable despite the 90's+ temps thanks to the split unit A/C in the lower & upper bedrooms on the south side of the house. The newer side deck was great for BBQ, and newer landscaping made more enjoyable the few hours we spent on land taking a break from the water. The location is really hard to beat, both for waterways and roadways, allowing full enjoyment of the entire Huron River Chain of Lakes. Just like last year the house was clean and very well appointed, we essentially showed up with only coolers full of food and drink and our swimsuits. I'd recommend this property to anybody, especially young families with group size 8-10.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible accommodations with everything you'd need and more

  • 5 of 5

My newly wed husband and I stayed here for our wedding and honeymoon. We originally booked this to have some friends and family stay with us the weekend of our wedding and then stay for our honeymoon the rest of the week alone. We ended up utilizing this spacious, beautiful, fully equipped rental for our actual wedding! The owners were so so accommodating with all our inquires and needs. (just so you know it was a very small wedding of 20 people) so no big parties here. Though, when a few extra visitors came over to celebrate after; they were very nice about it. We respected the property and put everything back as we found it after we made a few additions with decor (flowers, lights, tiki torches, yard games etc.)The place looked so beautiful and we couldn't have imagined a better place for us to marry. The area boaters were even excited to celebrate and wish many congratulations during our day. The owners parents were super helpful and friendly. The weekend here was very busy on the water and the week is very very quiet and peaceful. We utilized any one of the many boats available to us on a daily basis spending the day on the lakes and spent the evenings by a fire. The house was comfortable, clean, fully stocked with anything you could possibly need. We had the best time here and look forward to the possibility of coming back with friends in the future because it was so delightful. The owner was always available for inquires and never tired of my many many questions. Top notch business!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congratulations to you two! We were glad to share a place that is special to our family with a new family in the making!!! Cheers to many more memories throughout your lives.
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Top Notch. Very clean, Very spacious and surrounded by water on 3 sides.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for our annual fishing trip. 8 of us split the cost so wasn't that bad at all for a weeks stay. Very clean spacious and comfortable cabin with no expenses spared to make this cabin one of the best we have stayed. Fishing was great as we all cought our limits with no problems. Blue gills were huge and our biggest was over 11 inches. It was very hot after fishing all day and the cabin was cool even though we didnt have the air on but just for a few hours. The parents live next door and are some of the nicest people and did everything they could to make sure our stay was top notch. We have never come back to the same place but since this area is a chain of lakes we are considering another stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Tim. I'm thrilled you had a great stay - and it is some of the best fishing on the Chain! You guys are welcome back anytime!!
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome stay and wonderful owners who were very responsive throughout the entire process, highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Erin! We are glad you had a great vacation.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Detroit (DTW)
Car: necessary

This is a water sports fantasy! There is some of the best bass fishing in the area off your own dock! Canoe and paddle boat available for use. Bring your own boat or rent one from a local marina - plenty of place to dock. The University of Michigan Sailing Club is located on the Lake - perfect for the hobby sailor. Waterskiing, Tubing and even a rope swing are steps from your front door.

Zukey Lake Tavern is a local favorite bar/restaurant you can access by car or BOAT! Catching fish, turtles (and subsequent turtle races) are some of our favorite activities.


Rates & Availability

Dexter House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
June 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
4th of July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
July & Aug 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pontoon Rental/week $600
Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Housekeeping $135

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
25% deposit at booking is Non-Refundable
Damage Deposit ($1000) due upon final payment (30 days from check in)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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