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Ski, holiday shop, or nap at your year-round toasty, private, modern lake house!

Enjoy our 50-inch, high def flat-screen TV and WIFI; many dozens of DVDs, CDs, & games & lake view
11 reviews
Enjoy our 50-inch, high def flat-screen TV and WIFI; many dozens of DVDs, CDs, & games & lake view
The open plan allows you to hang out together whichever room you're in
Lay in bed and watch the lake
The sun streams into the master bedroom, where the lake and woods beyond beckon
A waterfront playground for playing or swimming less than a mile from the cottage...
An early morning kayak ride through the mist
Why go outside when  you can see it all without getting off the couch?
Two bunkbeds with twins above & doubles below, kids books & games, cable, CD player, and boom box
Cozy dining room, with more seating at the counter or at another table
Sunny bathroom renovated December 2013
Step out onto your private deck with your coffee and enjoy the lake
Cook while watching TV, movies, or the glorious outdoors
An open plan lets you to play separately within earshot in the kitchen, dining room or living room
The master bedroom looks out at trees to the right and the lake ahead
You can watch the mist rise off the lake in the morning and go to bed to the moon rising
Enjoy our new 50-inch flat-screen TV and WIFI
...a barn down the road adds color...
Fall colors around the corner and down the road...
A guest's dog leaps off the dock in ecstasy!
Antique furniture in the master bedroom
You'll find a fat file folder with fun ideas under the TV, or stay happily inside.
Cappuccino machine, French Press, waffle iron, staples and spices: you'll eat well!
flannel sheets, down comforter, and a view of the lake: why get out of bed?
It's cozy inside looking out at the snow
Wander out to the dock or enjoy the view from the living room, master bedroom, or bathroom
The new glass railings break any wind and show you four-season private beauty
Look out the master bedroom to the deck and lake
Mountain biking is a four-season sport
Sledding right from the deck down to the lake
Grand Traverse Bay at gorgeous Barnes Park is 8 miles away
Sit out on private decks off the master bedroom and the living room
...or a 10-minute walk (and a few minutes more to the center of town)
The lake is a beauty winter, spring, summer and fall
On gray days, the view is subtle and sweet
Ride your bike right onto the frozen lake or do some ice fishing
Windows on all sides of the dining room table, plus lots more seating as needed
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2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Central Lake, Antrim County, Michigan
Interaction with guests
There's a key in a lockbox that will get you into the house. We have a 40+-page welcome letter that will tell you all you could need (and more!) about the cottage, the area, and places to go. We include our favorites and those of our guests. And we have a caretaker down the road if you have a problem.
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Excellent - based on 11 reviews
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Farmington Hills
Reviewed October 18, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

Ann Arbor
Reviewed October 7, 2012 for a stay in September 2012
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Reviewed October 7, 2012 for a stay in November 2011
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Boat Available
  • Books
  • Bunk Beds:(2)
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Maximum of six guests. Well-behaved dogs are welcome!
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    2 Bunks
    1 Queen
    2 Sofas
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 2 nights
Nov 3, 2017 -
Dec 21, 2017
Late Fall Peace
2 nights
Dec 22, 2017 -
Jan 1, 2018
Holiday Play
3 nights
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Jan 5, 2018 -
Mar 15, 2018
Winter Fun
2 nights
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  • Damage Deposit: $200 / stay - Deposit
  • Cleaning fee : $100 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Cleaning fee $125 in summer ($75 other seasons). Two-night minimum except summer, which is a full week (Sunday through Sunday, 7-day minimum, with a few exceptions). November through April-7 nights for the price of 6 except on holidays and 10% off two or more weeks! Pets are $10/day per dog.
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About the neighborhood
Neighbors are a mixture of vacationers and year-round residents and rarely heard or seen. You're down a curving driveway the village road so the 'traffic' is occasional passing cars and occasional passing fishing boats (ice fishing in winter!) or, weather permitting, passing pontoons.
The village of Central Lake is adorable. Minutes away, visit Bellaire's restaurants, cafes, a spectacular brewpub, Shanty Creek's championship golf courses (and ski slopes); indoor putt-putt, and a movie theatre.
Delight in a fall stay in our supremely well-insulated home-away-from-home. Bike, drive or meander along winding country roads. Pick apples. Watch the colors turn. Fish for bass, pike, perch, walleye and more. Rent a pontoon or motor boat right down the road or bring your o...
Getting around
You can walk into the village of Central Lake, which is less than a mile away. For other jaunts, you'll want a car.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Traverse City: 26.1 mi
Directions are in the welcome letter if you don't rely on google maps, your GPS or mapquest.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.1 mi.
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