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Classic Pure Michigan Lakefront Cottage - Pet Friendly!

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Little Fish Cottage and lakeview terrace with fire pit.

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Last updated: 03/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 10, Maximum 4 adults, Min 4 nights

Enjoy everything Pure Michigan at classic lakefront, beautifully updated Little Fish Cottage. Massive beamed wood ceilings and a wall of glass overlook a stunning terrace and the beautiful blues of Big Fish Lake. Enjoy a separate master with a changing room. The bunk room boasts two bunk beds and a pull-out sofa, with another pull-out sofa in the living room. Steps down to the lake, enjoy a sandy beach, the relaxing shaded two-person cushioned hammock and your own little fishing dock. With a paved, easy in/out cement boat launch just down the shore of Big Fish Lake, bring your watercraft with you to anchor at shore. No-wake hours are in effect before 11 a.m. and after 7:30 p.m. to enjoy peaceful sunrises and sunsets kayaking, paddle boating or enjoying a peaceful beverage from the terrace overlooking the water. Fire rings are situated both on the terrace and at the beach, with a hillside stairway connecting both areas. The cottage also has a small fenced yard. Available for guests' pleasure is a gas grill, paddleboat, beach chairs and various water toys. Ortonville State Recreation Area offers various trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, snowmobiling and hunting. Ortonville is home to an A&W Drive-In and other awesome eateries. Stop at nearby Cook's Farm Dairy, a working dairy that sells homemade ice cream by the scoop. Or enjoy day trips to Detroit for a Tigers baseball game, a visit downtown or a stop at the world-renowned Detroit Institute of Arts; Greenfield Village; the Detroit Zoo; the Christmas village of Frankenmuth; Birch Run Factory Outlets; Great Lakes Crossings Outlet Center, or other fun stops an hour or less away.

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Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age for rental is 25 years old....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Well-behaved pets considered. Must be leashed at all times outside fenced yard. Fenced yard is perfectly suited to dogs. Pet fee is $50 total/max two dogs....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Cozy upstairs master with large closets...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Living room sofa folds out into double bed....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 sleep sofa /futon, 2 bunk bed

    Large bunk room with two bunk beds and sleeper sofa....moreless

  • Bedroom 4

    spare room; guests can bring up to queen air mattress...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games:

    Various board games, chess, checkers and cards are available....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite/Cable is not available, except wifi through guests' personal devices....moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen, Roku television does not have cable or local reception. But guests can use their own accounts (Netflix, Amazon, etc) through the TV. Wii with games also available....moreless

  • Video Games:

    A Wii gaming system is hooked to the television....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View:

    Enjoy beautiful views from the dining room, living room, kitchen and island of this classic Michigan lake cottage....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Relax on your lakefront terrace with spectacular views over Big Fish Lake. Or enjoy the sandy shore and grassy expanse just steps down to the water of this natural, spring-fed, all-sports lake....moreless

  • Rural:

    Just over an hour north of downtown Detroit, enjoy the peace and tranquility of classic Michigan lake cottage surrounded by Ortonville State Recreation Area....moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining table has three chairs and a bench that seats 4-5. There is room for two more chairs (if you bring folding chairs)....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    A window air conditioner is available in the master bedroom only....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Guests provide their own dryer supplies....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Propane heat....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi is available on site....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linens provided....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    On-site parking is available for up to three cars. Street parking is available. No RV parking....moreless

  • Telephone:

    No landline is available. You will need to provide your own cell phone for service....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    20 bath towels are provided. Washer and dryer is available if needed. Please bring own beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Guests provide their own soap....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen has plates, pots and prep utensils. Island stove, fridge, dishwasher, toaster, microwave, coffee maker, electric griddle, smoothie/drink blender and hot dog toaster available....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Electric stove and oven....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat:

    Paddleboat for guest use. Boat ramp is accessible with Michigan Recreation Pass. Big Fish Lake is no wake before 11 a.m. and after 7:30 p.m., a perfect time for paddle boating or pontoon cruising....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Multiple golf courses available nearby....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane grill is available for guest use....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Cross country skiing available through Ortonville State Recreation Area. Mt. Holly and Pine Knob ski areas are within 30 minutes. Snowmobiling in Ortonville State Recreation Area, weather permitting....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Various floats and limited water toys are available....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off-peak Season
Sep 11 - May 19, 2017
4 night min stay
$150
$900
Peak Summer Season
May 20 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,150

Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$150

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning for 4 or 5 nts $75
  • Pet Fee $50

Notes:

Saturday to Saturday rentals during peak season, unless other arrangements are confirmed. Feel free to inquire about availability during other days. $75 Cleaning Fee on rentals of Four or Five Nights. Refund only if cancellation is 90 days prior to scheduled arrival. Signed contract and waiver required for booking.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bishop International Airport, Flint, MI

Car: Recommended

The perfect spot to enjoy a classic Pure Michigan, all-sports lake house vacation, accented with big-city adventures like a Detroit Tigers baseball game, the Detroit Zoo, the Christmas village Frankenmuth, or the Detroit Institute of Arts, all about an hour or less away. Minimum 4-night rental

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Jim and Tammy have been enjoying the beach life together for more than 20 years, and are now excited to share their refurbished Pure Michigan cottage with others.

Why the Owner Chose Goodrich, MI, USA:
Little Fish Cottage is the perfect combination of a Pure Michigan lakefront vacation with big city entertainment nearby. Perfect for commuting to nearby Detroit or metro Detroit suburbs while the rest of the family enjoys the fun of lakefront living. Or just relax at your pseudo-Up North getaway, with all the peace, fun and experiences of a Michigan vacation minus the hours-long drive.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
About two-thirds of Big Fish Lake is surrounded by Ortonville State Recreation area, ensuring this all-natural, spring-fed, all-sports lake remains mostly undeveloped. Enjoy the peace and quite of a lakefront vacation, plus the beautiful amenities available through the state park and big city offerings of metro Detroit.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

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Photos

  • Little Fish Cottage and lakeview terrace with fire pit.

    Little Fish Cottage and lakeview terrace with fire pit.

  • Little Fish Cottage, with front and side porch (location of grill).

    Little Fish Cottage, with front and side porch (location of grill).

  • Hot air balloons float over the lake in summer.

    Hot air balloons float over the lake in summer.

  • Beach area (Last summer, the water was very high, over the sand to the grass)

    Beach area (Last summer, the water was very high, over the sand to the grass)

  • Kitchen and island view from living room.

    Kitchen and island view from living room.

  • Kitchen view of terrace and lake.

    Kitchen view of terrace and lake.

  • Living area view from kitchen, including pull-out couch, TV and Wii.

    Living area view from kitchen, including pull-out couch, TV and Wii.

  • Cozy second-floor master has four-post bed, comfy mattress and large closets.

    Cozy second-floor master has four-post bed, comfy mattress and large closets.

  • Sofa bed in bunk room

    Sofa bed in bunk room

  • Read a book or relax in the padded, two-person shaded hammock near the shore.

    Read a book or relax in the padded, two-person shaded hammock near the shore.

  • Wintertime hockey on the lake.

    Wintertime hockey on the lake.

  • The Ortonville State Recreation Area boat ramp is maintained by the state.

    The Ortonville State Recreation Area boat ramp is maintained by the state.

  • View from the cottage over the terrace and Little Fish Lake.

    View from the cottage over the terrace and Little Fish Lake.

  • Street view of Little Fish Cottage.

    Street view of Little Fish Cottage.

  • Big Fish Lake wildlife includes fish, swans, beaver, Blue Heron and others.

    Big Fish Lake wildlife includes fish, swans, beaver, Blue Heron and others.

  • View from the dining table. Window summer lake breezes keep the cottage cool.

    View from the dining table. Window summer lake breezes keep the cottage cool.

  • Kitchen island with stove and dishwasher. Large pantry is opposite side door.

    Kitchen island with stove and dishwasher. Large pantry is opposite side door.

  • Dining area view from kitchen.

    Dining area view from kitchen.

  • Pull-out couch in living room.

    Pull-out couch in living room.

  • Bunk room has two bunks, a sofa bed and massive closets.

    Bunk room has two bunks, a sofa bed and massive closets.

  • Paddle boat is available.

    Paddle boat is available.

  • Sunset fishing from the dock.

    Sunset fishing from the dock.

  • Winter ice fishing at Big Fish Lake.

    Winter ice fishing at Big Fish Lake.

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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