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Cozy Lakefront Family Cottage on Devil's Lake

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom 1.5 Bath 1800 SF Family Cottage In Prime Location On Devil's Lake

Classic cozy family cottage situated on a lot and 1/2 with 90 feet of waterfront located on beautiful Devil’s Lake, nestled in the Irish Hills area of southeastern Michigan only 90 miles from Detroit and a 45 minute drive from Toledo. “Haloma" has been lovingly maintained by the same family for over 70 years. Enjoy stunning sunsets over the lake, and full moons reflected on the still waters. Haloma boasts a view of the lake from every window in the house - of which there are many -and offers three bedrooms (master with full bed, two bedrooms with twins) with generous closets in each room, 1 ½ baths, living room with queen sleeper sofa, eat-in kitchen, cozy porch overlooking lake, large bonus room with queen sleeper sofa, comfortably accommodates up to 6 and is fully stocked with all you’ll need for a wonderful family getaway. Towels and linens are provided, as well as a fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, dishwasher, two refrigerators, 4 burner cooktop plus 4 burner stove with oven, hand scraped hardwood floors and beamed ceilings throughout first floor, large yard and dock. Relax and dine al fresco on the patio overlooking the lake as you sip cocktails and gaze at the water. Wi-Fi and cable are also included as well as a gas grill. The area boasts numerous golf courses and family attractions. Haloma offers modern amenities while maintaining a classic “on golden pond” cottage feel from days gone by.

Sara Fischer
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Sara Fischer

My sister and I inherited Haloma after having spent a lifetime of summers here. We grew up in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, 90 miles from our cottage. My sister lives three miles from the cottage, having met her husband as a teenager at the lake. I live in the Detroit area with my son and husband.

Sara Fischer purchased this cottage in 1940

Why Sara Fischer chose Manitou Beach-Devils Lake

Haloma was built in 1940 by our grandfather. It has been a beloved family gathering place for our family for over 70 years. My sister and I are now the proud owners of this precious gem that is being offered to rent for the first time. We spent our childhood summers living at Haloma, and we now share it with our families and continue to build memories, hopefully for generations to come. It is our desire to share our beloved home with renters who will appreciate a classic cottage, updated and maintained, yet preserving the charm of a true vintage cottage. The Irish Hills area of Michigan is absolutely beautiful. We love spending time here with our families. There is truly nothing like spending time at a lake house.

What makes this cottage unique

Haloma boasts views of Devil's Lake from every window in the cottage. Spending time at a lakefront retreat with your family has been a lifelong joy for us. Whether sitting on the enclosed porch, the patio, the dock or on the shoreline, if you're looking for a relaxing, peaceful cottage offering the feeling of days gone by, you've found it.


Manitou Beach-Devils Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , 1/2 bath with stackable washer/dryer
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Located on the lakefront side of cottage
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Middle bedroom - walk through to back bedroom.
  • Back bedroom has twins plus large walk in closet with large dresser
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Paddle boat. Motor boats are not included in the rental.


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Cozy Lakefront Family Cottage on Devil's Lake
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

An old college friend of mine was getting married at the Yacht Club on Devil's Lake, so I rented this beautiful cottage/house for the long weekend for myself and a few of our other friends who were attending the wedding. The house was perfect. Very clean and in great shape, but with a lot of old family charm. It had everything we could possibly need, plenty of beds and outdoor seating, fully stocked kitchen, clean sheets, towels, and blankets, etc. The yard and the view of the lake are beautiful. It was nice to just wake up and walk right out to the lake. We spent a lot of time sitting on the dock. There was a fire pit on the edge of the lake, where we sat at night time in front of the fire. There is a lot of boating on the lake during the day, but in the evenings, it was as peaceful as could be. And the communication with the owners was excellent as well---quick responses, gave me all the information I needed, and were very accommodating. Thanks Sara and Leslie!

I would rent this house again without reservation!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice place, great location

  • 5 of 5

Had a great weekend. Cottage is nice, clean, great location and amenities. Would definitely stay again, thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect lake getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful lake cottage, owners were fantastic. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dave. It was a pleasure having you! Best regards - Sara and Leslie
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Great family time

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay - it was just too short. We all were very comfortable and enjoyed seeing all the family history and artwork on display in the cottage. Our grandchildren enjoyed swimming / splashing by the dock.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Diane. It was a pleasure to have you stay at Haloma. We'd love to have you back any time! Sara
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A true lake cottage.

  • 5 of 5

This is a fabulous cottage. As soon as you enter the house you are transported back to the days of real lake cottages. You can see 70 years of memories that have been made by the family who owns it. It's so special that they have left it with original decorations and all for visitors to experience. Very accommodating owners. Super location. Kids loved all the "hidden" doors. Can't say enough how we enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ruth! We are so glad your family enjoyed your time at Haloma. We'd love to have you again anytime. Best regards, Sara and Leslie
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Great location!

  • 3 of 5

Great location, no AC, very old cabin with no updates. Great location and nice owners. Thanks

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. The listing indicates there is no A/C and that the cottage was built in 1940. The cottage has been and continues to be updated in recent years to include new hardwood floors, brand new flooring in bonus room (2016), newer appliances (2015, 2016), All new windows (2014), new linens, towels and window coverings (2016), newer beds, updated bathroom, updated plumbing (2016), new driveway (2015) and new roof (2016), also Wi-Fi and cable. We plan to continue updating as needed, however this cottage is best suited for those seeking a true "classic cottage" experience - as is reflected in the description.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Detroit Metro
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Devils Lake Golf Course
Car: necessary

Jerry's Market, a fully stocked grocery store is located within a 5 minute drive from the cottage. Woodstock Wine and Cheese is located at the corner of 223 and Devil's Lake Hwy. They offer an excellent selection of Beer, wine, liquor, snacks, cheeses, sandwiches, etc. Luigi's Pizza is located directly across from Woodstock - and they deliver! It's a family favorite.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

First Payment must be received within two weeks of reservation. A $300 refundable deposit is required with your last payment.

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.