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Lakefront Home On Private Lake

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12 (has fold down couch also)

Cottage located on a chain of 4 Lakes, 3 of the 4 lakes, are private lakes. Excellent for those wishing to kayak and canoe. .3 bedroom cottage/home each containing a double or queen bed with 2 twin beds. All bed linens provided. Living room with 2 sofas that convert to double beds, TV with limited cable and DVD player. Library of books for quests to read as well as fireplace in living room. 2 full bathrooms, one with shower, one with tub/shower unit. Washer/dryer available to use. Kitchen with gas stove, refrigerator and microwave. Dining area with table and 8 chairs/ additional folding chairs available. Front porch with view of Lake, private road surrounding lake for walks. Paddle boat, aluminum fishing boat/oars, dock, floating raft, patio furniture at lake and on deck for quest use. Great fishing lake with no wake times on lake. The house has a wheelchair accessible ramp to the back door, and the first level is wheelchair accessible to a bedroom and bathroom.

Mary Gavlek
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018


Newaygo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • One full bath has tub/shower, the other has a walk in shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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Lakefront Home On Private Lake
average rating of 4.25 based on 8 reviews

Comfortable and Relaxing with a Wonderful View of the Lake.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is very cute and is supplied with everything you need. It's a little out dated but then it's a cottage. The musty odor mentioned in previous reviews was detectable. My family had not been back to Emerald/Sylvan Lakes in 24 years so it was a homecoming. We had spent our summers on Sylvan Lake where we owned a cottage for 27 years. We enjoyed the beach and took full advantage of the paddle boat. Having both bathrooms downstairs was inconvenient but we made it work. We walked around Sylvan Lake most early evenings which was a tradition of ours. The selection of movies available was great. Something for everyone. We had "Movie Night" every evening after dinner. Each morning we would have coffee on the deck and just take in the spectacular view of the lake. Great way to start the day. We enjoyed our week there and will consider returning.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great fun.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 12 had a wonderful time. Room for all. Grandchildren had so much fun catching turtles, fishing, swimming, kayaking and canoeing. Clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful experience!

  • 4 of 5

We found the cottage very roomy, extremely clean, beds were comfy and overall a very nice stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect For Our Family

  • 5 of 5

This rental cottage was a perfect fit for our family. We needed something large enough to fit and sleep our extended family of 10, and this worked great. The beds were very comfortable. There was a large table in the dining area that fit us all. The cottage was cute and not too fancy, which was exactly what we wanted. The only downside for us was that the water edge area was down a somewhat steep hill that was not easy for our mom to navigate up and down, but other than that we felt right at home and will be staying there again next year. Grocery store was close just in town, the cottage was clean and neat, the owner was easy to get a hold of and easy to work with and we would recommend this to our friends and family. Thank you for sharing your cottage with us! We loved our time there!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful cottage for the whole family. We spent a week here last year and this year. My grandkids had a blast. The beach is probably the best on the lake for young families because you have to cross the road and walk down the hill to the water. The beach area is large with a fire pit and plenty of room to beach our kayaks. Fish can be caught from the dock by the little ones. Plenty of sleep poo ing area and the cottage has everything and more for a fun relaxing week. The kitchen is well equipped and there are games and books aplenty. I think my sister laughed through 4 Evanovich novels. Hope to go again in 2017.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This House needs serious attention

  • 1 of 5

Upon arrival, before opening door the smell of mildew was overpowering. It got worse inside, the smell of mold and mildew in the house was unbearable.

We opened all the windows, put all the fans on, but the smell did not cease.

In the back of the laundry room were a heap of damp towels on a card table, green mold is growing all over the house, inside and out.

I have a home on Lake St. Clair so I understand what moisture from the lake can do to a house, but this house has issues that need to be addressed.

Ants, ants everywhere.

Thankfully we brought a large cooler, we emptied cold items to fridge and put dry items in cooler to prevent an ant attack. 2 days after arriving back home we have found ants in the garage (some made it into my house) where I made everyone leave their bags so I can launder everything.

Although the owner informed us that the deck furniture may not be out, as it was out and splintering and corroding we did bring our own chairs and tables which was where we spent most of our stay due to the smell of the house.

It's a shame because the layout (other then house tipping to one side) is pretty cool for renters. It has plenty of beds and 2 bathrooms.

The lake is about 200' from the front door.

We did not venture far from area, my daughters wedding was at Camp Newaygo, we did visit the Old Dam Inn, which is at the entrance of Emerald Drive.

The Inn is stunning, clean and updated.

When we first started searching homes in the area for this wedding it was a tedious task, 1st home sold 31 days before our arrival, I found this one and was excited to get there, but after the Ants and mold we cut our stay short.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400

Check in is on Friday at/after 5:00pm, departure the next Friday by 12:00pm. A cleaning service will clean between 12 and 5 for the next renters. We ask that all beds that were used be stripped of bedding and garbage placed out for pickup in container (specifics in folder in cottage)

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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