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Vacation at the Lake

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,224 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom on the lake- 45 min from Detroit/10 min downtown Brighton

You don't need to go up north for an amazing lakefront vacation experience. This 2,200 sft guest house has three bedrooms: king in master, queen in room 2, a twin and full in room 3 and a queen size futon in the living room. Make memories with your family or friends with 80 feet of lakefront, a sanded beach and swimming area, fishing dock, free use of two kayaks, a bonfire pit and horseshoe pit. Downtown Brighton restaurants 10 min away

Shane Gadbaw
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2017

About Shane Gadbaw

My name is Shane and I live on the lake with my wife and 3 kids. The rental is our guest house that we rent by the night, weekend, week or month. We live in the house next door year round.

Shane Gadbaw purchased this house in 2008

Why Shane Gadbaw chose Southeast

You will fall in love with Crooked Lake which has the right balance of a natural setting and lake fun for the family. Your kids will spend most of the vacation on the beach, swimming, fishing, catching frogs or watching blue herons and hawks. Golfers will find several great courses nearby. Downtown Brighton with over 30 restaurants and great shopping is less than 10 minutes away.

What makes this house unique

The sunsets and sunrises will make your day and night.


Howell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2224 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , private terrace overlooking lake
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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(5 traveler reviews)

Vacation at the Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

The property is presented accurately on the website!

  • 5 of 5

The lake is beautiful and location perfect! Close to stores and etc yet quiet lakefront area! Great memorial weekend at the house! Shane was helpful and always available. We would go back again...

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Newman's

  • 5 of 5

We were in the process of having a new home built locally and the option of staying at the property worked out great for us and our dog. We stayed 40 days, the home was clean, well furnished, comfortable and we loved the lake views. The owner was very accommodating. We would stay again.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for the whole family!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our visit with family. Owners were great and kind. Especially enjoyed the deck and kayaks. Thanks so much for great memories with our families!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Janet. We appreciate your review. The area is so pretty, its easy to have fun and relax.
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Beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

My big family had a great time here. The lake and huge willow tree are beautiful. We were thrilled to use the 2 kayaks to explore the lake and check out the islands and marshes. The house came fully equipped with most things we needed. There were tons of linens and towels, even beach towels. I think there was even an air mattress in the closet. The kitchen has a lot of things but we brought plastic ware out of convenience. The house itself is very nice and they were in the process of updating things as well. We loved the master bedroom with private balcony/ lake view. Even the smaller bedroom on the front side of the house had a small lake view because the lake wraps around the house. The neighborhood is quaint and quiet. Neighbors were all super friendly. Houses are close together but once you are in the house and back yard it is very spacious and private. The owners live right next door, but it wasn't awkward at all. They totally left us alone and we didn't feel like we were being monitored at all. They are extremely easy going and easy to work with. We called about a propane refill for the BBQ when we got there. They weren't home at the time, but brought us a new tank and cleaned the grill for us within two hours. Great location between Howell and Brighton. Both nice towns. Would love to go back again next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great floor plan! Great view! Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house was set up perfectly. The floor plan just works for a lake house. The lake being right outside your doors is unbelievable. We love staying here and will continue to do so as long as they rent it. I would recommend to rent to everyone looking. The owners are great people and we had so much fun on this stay, we didn't want it to end. Be prepared to have a great time. Double Thumbs up!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Detroit Metro Airport
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles


Rates & Availability

Howell House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 5 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

50% deposit required at the time of reservation; remainder due upon arrival. Full deposit forfeited for any cancellation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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