About the property
- House1800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 6-8
Lake Columbia is a PRIVATE all-sports lake about 1.5 hrs from Detroit and 1 hr or less from Ann Arbor and Lansing.
Boat rental is not available and there is no public launch site but we do have a canoe for your enjoyment.
The house is about 1800 square feet featuring 8 door walls that provide nice views of the main lake. It has an open layout with newer refrigerator and quiet dishwasher with a rather unique vaulted ceiling in the connected kitchen / living room. We generally get a nice breeze but in those instances when there is no breeze or it's very hot the house does have central air and fans in each room.
The house itself is only about 25 feet from the shore and the lake floor has a fairly gradual slope.
There is a deck that wraps around the house on the main level and the basement has a walkout onto a cement patio for those who want more shade yet still be close to the water. Often times the kids play ping pong, ladder ball, video games at the lower level while the adults soak up the views (and their favorite beverage) from the main level.
Picturesque sunsets, main lake views (not on canal), and country feeling yet grocery stores, restaurants and 2 golf courses are nearby.
The 4th of July fireworks are shot off directly in front of the house - is a pretty cool sight and you'll have front row seats!!!
This house is special to us. Please treat it and our neighbors as you would your own.
About 5-6 people can sleep in the beds and a few more can sleep on the couch or cots that we've provided. We don't want more than 9-10 people staying here out of respect to our neighbors.
We have a 50' tv with basic cable and NO WIFI (who needs it as you're at the lake trying to get away)!! The house is furnished with all of the basic necessities.
Enjoy it and never forget that the water should always be respected.
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- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
We purchased our lake house about 11 years ago and absolutely love it. We won't be able to use it much for the next several years and decided to rent it to others.
Diane purchased this House in 2003
What makes this House unique
The house is on a culdesac and a very small nature park (just some land with a picnic table next to the water) is about 30 yards away from house for those who want to step away for more tranquility. Please stay to the left of the wooden fence as the land between the 2 wooden fences is private property.
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Average stay; value not equal to the pricing
First, the owner Diana was wonderful to communicate with and regularly communicated back. Unfortunately, out experience was negatively impacted by the fact that we arrived, during the dead of summer, to a broken A/C unit. The temperature in the house was over 85 degrees (especially unbearable for a newborn and a toddler). This is something which should have been caught prior to our check-in, as it was obvious the unit stopped working before our check-in. We reported the broken unit on July 3rd and the until was not repaired until July 5th (in all, 4 days without A/C). No offer of compensation was made (even after requesting).
Again, the owner was very nice in her communication but the guest experience overall was poor.
I am sincerely sorry for the inconvenience. We did follow-up with our staff and were told that the a/c was functioning when they were there cleaning the day prior to your arrival . We responded promptly after receiving your email. we made an immediate phone call to the local heating and cooling. With it being the 4th of july holiday they still gave us an appointment that worked with your availability.We proceeded as stated in our rental agreement when these circumstances arise. Unfortunately, they are out of our control as it is with any other household owner. On the bright side, I'm glad to hear your had a week of beautiful
weather to enjoy the lake. *
Loved this property!
Beautiful Lake front home! Clean, comfortable and a fantastic location, a great view from every room! The kitchen is fully equipped with plenty of storage space. The deck and lower porch are great. We spent all of our time outside. Diane is wonderful to rent from and we will be renting here again. We were here over the 4th of July and the view of the fireworks were amazing. Oh and the sunsets!!! Can't say enough about this property...we really enjoyed our stay here. Thank you for sharing your home.
Kay, thank you for such a kind review. very happy to have you stay again. look forward to working with you in the future.
Amazing! Great property!
This property is a gem. Clean, comfortable, very well maintained. The house is spacious and beautiful, offers everything one could need for a great vacation. Water sports, dining, golfing, tennis courts. It could accommodate a family or be a romantic getaway. Fully equipped kitchen if you wanted to cook or great places to eat nearby. The golf course is only 5 min from the property and is simply stellar. Everything exceeded our expectations and we wish we could stay longer. We absolutely loved everything about it.The sunsets from the beautiful deck were stunning. Will rent this property as soon as we could!
Relaxing and Peaceful
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The Home is well maintained, beautiful view of the lake, close to town and many antique shops, as well as MIS! comfortable furnishings, games and ping pong table for game night was a big plus! peaceful lake during the week, busier on weekend but so much fun watching the boats pull tubers around the lake. Charcoal Grill available for s'mores in the evening, propane grill on the deck for bbq-ing, microwave also available. Big plus was full kitchen of pots and pans, dishes and utensils! Washer and dryer too. Would definitely rent again and have already recommended to others. Marco's Pizza was quite good and will deliver! Randy's BBQ on US 12 is to die for! in fact we drove back up this weekend just to get Randys! The owner is super easy to work with and very personable. Property manager was very helpful as well Highly recommend this rental you will not be disappointed!!
Thank you for your detailed responds. Your review really touched on how we have enjoyed our cottage for several years. It was a pleasure working with you and I think this will certainly help future renters visualise the lake house and all the comforts of home it offers . Have a good rest of your summer. Diane
We were to take posession at noon on Sunday but they forgot we were coming so they were there till 3:30. I realize they were leaving for a very long trip later that day but they should have rented it out on Monday then. There is not a table so we took turns sitting at the counter.
Thank you for your response . We will take that into consideration and find a solution for the table. We general sit on the deck with our meals as often as we can with the spectacular view. Then use the counter top for breakfast and rainy days. A long trip consisted of relocating my family to London for 3 years. Not an easy task. Please forgive me for mixing up the times as I was quite overwhelmed with the move and was still trying to make the lake house the best it could be even when our flight left Detroit that evening. Hope you still had a relaxing stay after we left. It was nice meeting you. Diane
Relaxing and quiet.
Quiet and relaxed in this clean home. Windows are large and plentiful, providing a great lake view. Beautiful sunsets 3 nights out of the 4 we stayed. Negatives are no microwave or hair dryer. Grill is charcoal not gas. Still waiting for deposit return after leaving the rental in excellent condition.
thank you for your response. Good advice. We have since placed a microwave in kitchen. Yes , you did leave the cottage in wonderful shape, thank you so much for treating it like your own.
Just a reminder-The deposit was taken care of the day after you left per our conversation. Have a good summer.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Event stay (e.g. 4th of July and race weeks) duration is 6 nights not 7 as indicated in the rates above.