Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon

Comfortable Lakehouse, Private Sand Beach, Water Sports, Fishing and Boating

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Gorgeous lakeview, sunrise/sunset, incredible wildlife, 4 bedrooms, 1 bath

This smoke-free lake house includes 3 upstairs bedrooms two single beds each, 1 master bedroom downstairs with a queen bed, sofa sleeper in living room, fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances including microwave and toaster, living room with great fireplace, spacious dining area with excellent table for card players, full size bathroom, utility room with washer and dryer.


Reservation/security deposit: We will hold your reservation with a $600 deposit. This will also be a security deposit. The security deposit will be refunded to you within 21 days from your departure minus the cleaning fee ($100) for reasonable cleaning, if more extensive cleaning needed, cost will reflect).

Our cancellation policy: If a reservation is canceled, you will forfeit your reservation/security deposit if under 30 days before scheduled vacation. If over 30 days there is one exception to forfeiture of reservation/security deposit: If we are able to rent the week for which you have canceled we will refund your money in full.

Lake front fire pit for sunsets, smores, and campfire sing-a-longs! Trees to hang your hammock, and dock for boats! Row boat, and paddle-boat included. Weber charcoal grill. We ask that you leave the property in the same condition as when you arrived.

More Details


Hale Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa Sleeper, sleeps two
  • All bedrooms have ceiling fans and windows.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Comfortable Lakehouse, Private Sand Beach, Water Sports, Fishing and Boating
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Everything you need for a great adventure.

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean, roomy and comfortable. The kids had a blast swimming, fishing and playing with the paddle boat. No complains for a great week with family.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful lake.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Raleigh, NC

A Slice of Lake Side Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six stayed here and had a great week! We would first like to say that we believe the owners really cared that we enjoy their cottage. Located off a quiet dirt/gravel road amongst kind neighbors. We were able to bring our dog (and no, the house didn't smell like dogs). The inside of the house was clean. The pictures showed a red shag? carpeting but we were pleasantly surprised to find new carpeting when we arrived. The property is flat and there is no descent from the deck to the lake- it is actually very close! It was nice to be able to sit on the deck and watch our kids play in the sand beach and swim. The lake bottom is sandy for about 7 feet into the water and shallow. There was a row boat and a paddle boat for us to use. There is a charcoal grill there to use, some nice lounge chairs and a table and chairs with umbrella on the deck. We were really happy to have a washer and dryer in the house. The kitchen was nice, plenty of space to cook with updated stainless steel fridge, oven-stove and microwave. The furniture is older but comfortable. Overall, we had a wonderful week. The lake is beautiful! I think the only things we would like to see were a higher shower head (if you are taller than 5'7" you will have to contort a bit), and there is one bathroom so if you are having quite a few people stay it could get a little tricky. Also had a nice firepit!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Absolutely fantastic stay on Long Lake

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed the week leading up to the 4th of July. We have friends on the lake and love long lake so much we decided to rent a place this year for the 4th. Our stay was wonderful, from the cleanliness and comfort of the cottage to the great beach front to the wonderful neighbors. The cottage itself is down a dead end street and off the main road which is great for privacy. The cottage sleeps 10 comfortably with 2 rooms having a trundle bed in each, 1 room having 2 single beds, 1 room with a queen bed and a pull out in the family room. The cottage had everything we needed to survive for the week even a game closet. The great beach front on this property is rare on the lake and is great for families with little kids, my three year old niece had a blast and there were plenty of inside and outside toys for her to play with. The property is also very flat along the lake which is also rare giving you ample space for washers, horseshoes, bocci ball, etc. while still being able to enjoy the company of the lake. There is also a great fire pit right off the beach where we were able to enjoy some s'mores and fireworks with it being the 4th of July. During the day all the boats on the lake gathered at the "shallows" which was a blast. The LLB better known as the long lake bar is right down the street and a great place to hang out after a day on the water. Town is a five minute drive where there is a grocery store and a couple gas stations. If you love golf, plenty of great courses within a 40 minute drive. Dave and Michele we can not thank you enough for sharing your place with our family, we had a wonderful time and we will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Michele Sabourin
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2017

About Michele Sabourin

David and Michele are Michigan natives. Raised in Bay City. Both graduates of the University of Michigan. Married 38 years with 2 sons; one a graduate of Indiana University and the other a graduate of the University of Alabama. David practices dentistry in La Jolla, California where they reside. Michele is a former school teacher.

We have enjoyed this property since Michele's parents built it in 1971. We were thrilled to purchase it to keep in the family!

Michele Sabourin purchased this cottage in 1971

Why Michele Sabourin chose Hale

Our lakehouse has been in our family since it was built By Michele's parents in 1971. For just about anyone in Michigan, it is an easy drive to escape the city, and spend quality time with family and friends. We have the most incredible location and neighbors!

What makes this cottage unique

Our lakehouse is on a private drive, with a beautiful sand beach, and a breathtaking setting overlooking the water. There is swimming right off the shore, and fishing right off the dock! Your kids can catch frogs and explore the shoreline! It is a friendly setting as there are no fences between yards. Lots of driveway parking. Two independent boat launch sites on the lake. The famous Kid Rock " Sand bar" to congregate, swim, and relax is in viewing distance.! The lake is seven miles around and great for fishing, water-skiing, tubing, pontooning, jet-skiing, wake-boarding, canoeing, kayaking, sailing,, swimming, and rafting or just hiking.


Lumberman's Monument
Iargo Springs
Long Lake Bar & Grill
East Tawas
Harbor Springs
Petoskey Breakwall
Mackinac Island
Car: necessary

Hiking through the woods, and must run down the sand hill at Lumberman's Monument and jump in to the Au Sable River!

The Long Lake sand bar where boats congregate to enjoy this special shallow wading area of the lake!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600
Pet Fee $45
Tax Rate 6.0%

We welcome one pet. There is a pet fee of $45. We will email you a pet form that you need to fill out showing vaccinations are up to date and there is no bite history. Since we value the relationship we hold with our neighbors, your pet will need to be leashed and contained to our property. You must pick up after your pet on an immediate basis.

To reserve, a $600 security deposit is taken by check through the mail. One month before scheduled vacation an email is sent containing all needed information and forms. Lease and pet form along with full week rental amount is to reach us no later then 2 weeks before vacation. Original security deposit less the cleaning fee will be returned within 21 days after vacation when all checks out fine.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.