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Cozy Vacation Cottage on All Sports Lake Chemung

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

'Sleepy Hollow', our family cottage on Lake Chemung, provides the perfect lake getaway. Close to Detroit, Ann Arbor and Lansing.

The neighborhood is very private and quiet.

Beautiful sandy beach. Watch the sun set from the dock or from the master suite perched overlooking the yard and lake. Private Deck located off kitchen is perfect for reading the paper at breakfast.

New interior finishes, new furnishings and appliances, hardwood floors, cozy Swedish pine paneling, completely outfitted for your vacation. Sleeps eight comfortably on one double beds, 2 queen bed and 2 singles. Airbed also available. Bring your beach towels, bathing suits and water toys (and snow toys in winter) and relax.

This sunny 1,900 square foot home is tucked away on an idyllic, private road on the quiet, sunny side of the deep, spring-fed lake. Parking is limited; no on-road parking is possible. If you wish to hold a memorable outdoor event on Lake Chemung, please review our other property: vrbo 616955

Please scroll down on this web page to view amenities.

Keywords: lake house, lake cottage, lake front

More Details

Owner
Diana Rencsak
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

Amenities

Howell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Tub/shower is located on first floor. Master bathroom has soaking tub but no shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , Huge window overlooking Lake Chemung.
    Middle bedroom - 1 queen , Private, cozy room with view of the lake.
    Rear bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Huge room with double bed and daybed.
    Sun porch - 1 twin/ single , Daybed on ground floor, all season sun porch, view of lake
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1). One of the singles is a day bed in the first floor sun room facing the lake.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Dock installed in summer months. Please note that this cottage is located on what was once a gravel road that wound through the forest. As such, parking can be a challenge. If you wish to entertain a large party or hold an event, please let us know as we can provide an alternate space on the lake which is just as idyllic and has plenty of parking and services to accommodate you and your guests. Thank you!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

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Cozy Vacation Cottage on All Sports Lake Chemung
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 34 reviews
5

This property is very nice and cozy! The lake is beautiful! Will definitely stay again!

  • 5 of 5

We had 9 people stay at this property using 1 air mattress. There was plenty of room. The kitchen is nice and offered everything we needed. Washer and dryer available. Huge beautiful bath tub upstairs, with jets! There was a place in the huge backyard for a fire with chairs around. We did s'mores and had a great time! The lake is gorgeous. The water was perfect. Walking out into the water it's a bit rocky so some might need water shoes. But we were all barefoot and were fine. We took big floats and tied them to the dock and relaxed for hours! It rained once so we went into town and there was lots to do there too. Ate at a beautiful pizzeria/winery one day. Another day we ate at the tomato brothers and it was huge portions and delicious! Not too far away we visited "Hell, Michigan" just to say we had. Grocery store close by so all other meals we cooked at the house. My dad caught a few small fish off the end of the dock. Everyone that came loved the place and can't wait to go back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Overall good vacation - relaxing and convenient location

  • 4 of 5

Overall were were happy with our stay at Sleepy Hollow. We had 4 adults and 4 children plus our dog. The yard provided plenty of room for the dog to run and children to play, roast marshmallows, etc and a sandy pathway into the lake.

The lake is pretty sandy for the first 10-20 feet out but then turns fairly rocky/shelly. The kids all got some small cuts on their feet so water shoes might be a good idea.

We brought our own pontoon which we easily launched at the DNR launch just down the road and parked our trailer across the street from the vacation house. The lake got very busy on the weekend so tubing/water skiing was not that feasible during that time.

Some things that could be improved:

- the internet and TV connection was poor (if you are looking to disconnect then this may not impact you but we needed internet connection and sometimes had to hotspot from our phones).

- the inside of the home has a few areas that are not well kid proofed. for example the stairwell has a turn in it with a wall corner that is very sharp which is right at kid head/back level. the upstairs master bedroom has windows down to the floor that slide open with no balcony or gate preventing someone from going out.

- the living room could contain some additional comfy seating. It has one three seater couch and a chair which wasn't quite enough for our needs.

The location was nicely located close to stores for picking up groceries, gas, etc and some restaurants. Howell and Brighton are close drives as well.

The kitchen was well stocked but you will likely need some of your own hand soap, paper towel, TP, laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, shampoo, etc.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Nice Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our week here. Beautiful house and yard, lots of room. Kitchen had everything we needed. Brought our boat and docked it at the dock. Very nice lake! Was a fun week.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice cottage. Has everything you need and close to plenty of stores and restaurants

  • 5 of 5

3rd stay at Sleepy Hollow. Will be back again next year. Close to our home, close to stores and restaurants but still has the up north vacation feel. Super well equipped and Diana is always close by if anything is needed and always helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Scott: We're delighted that Sleepy Hollow is becoming a tradition in your family! Thank you for choosing to stay in our Lake Chemung cottage again and for your kind feedback.
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5

Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely time here! The cottage truly felt like a home away from home! We were able to enjoy the wonderful fire pit and lake a little on our trip, but being spring in Michigan we had some cold and rainy weather too. The accommodations are comfortable and everything is well stocked. Preparing meals was a breeze in the beautiful kitchen, and there was plenty of space for playing games and hanging out when the weather didn't cooperate. We certainly hope to return!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Amazing view, cozy cottage!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful place, too bad it was still too cold to get into the water, i can imaging how

wonderful this place will be for the whole family during warm weather days!

I wish there was some basic cleaning solutions available, eg.g shampoo, conditioner and bath

soap! It seems to be VRBO's culture not to stock any!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Detroit Metro
Nearest Golf
0.6 Miles
Faulkwood Shores Golf Club,Chemung Hills Golf Club
Nearest Train
24 Miles
Ann Arbor Amtrak Depot
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-96
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Mt. Brighton Ski Area
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Howell House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Winter 2017-18
Sep 6 2017 - May 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
$160
 
 
Summer 2018
May 19 2018 - Sep 9 2018
4 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$210
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $500

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.
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