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Lake House near Ann Arbor

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Mark & Julie

Lake House near Ann Arbor

8 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
8 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Sparkling clean4 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Mark & Julie is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

The space

Fully furnished home about 20 - 30 minutes from Ann Arbor and The Big House. We are on Portage Lake, connected to the Huron River and the Chain of Lakes (9 lakes). Swimming, sandy bottom, 110 feet of docks, includes use of four kayaks, canoe and row boat, paddles, oars and life jackets are included.
The second floor has three bedrooms and one full bathroom. Large master bedroom with queen size bed and large windows facing the lake. Second bedroom also has a queen size bed. Third bedroom has two twin beds in a trundle (one hides under the other when not in use). All sheets, pillows, pillow cases and many towels are included.
The first floor is open and has a complete kitchen, dining room area, living room area and sitting area. Living room area has two couches, one is a queen size bed pull-out. Full bathroom also on first floor. New Smart TV in the living room. Separate laundry room with washer and dryer and fully stocked with detergents and cleaning products if you need to do laundry.
Our lake is about 96 feet deep and fishing includes bluegill, crappie, largemouth bass, northern pike, rock bass, smallmouth bass, sunfish and walleye. We have caught some of these, but have only seen some, like walleye and pike, caught by neighbors. Our lake covers about 644 square acres. There are designated catch and release areas on the Huron River nearby.
We are near great hiking and biking, such as Peach Mountain, Pinckney State Recreation Area, Waterloo State Recreation Area, Lakelands Trail, B2B Trail and Hudson Mills Metropark. A good walk or bike around the lake is about eight miles. We will provide our maps of our favorite mountain, road and gravel road rides and hikes. Bicycles can be rented in Dexter. In winter there are plenty of marked and unmarked trails for hiking, cross country skiing and snow shoeing.
We are 20 minutes from the Big House and we are good for football weekends. Fall football weekends are not only good for Michigan football, but Fall is a great time to use our four kayaks and canoe. The summer residents are mainly gone and there is very little boat traffic.
We are a ten minute drive to Hell, Michigan (not great restaurants, but plenty of kitch - ask for John Colone - he's the "mayor" of Hell and he'll gladly let you re-new your wedding vows in the Hell Chapel).
Local farmers are nearby with seasonal daily fresh picked corn, vegetables, eggs and fruit. Zingerman's has a farm stand about a 5 minute walk up Dexter-Pinckney Road. It is a ten minute drive to pick your own blueberries (Dexter Berry Farm) and raspberries (Berry Hill Farms), depending on the season. The excellent and comprehensive Ann Arbor Farmers Market is every Wednesday and Saturday. Other local Farmers Markets include Dexter (Sat.), Pinckney (Sat.) and Howell (Sun.).
There are two golf courses within a ten minute drive: Whispering Pines Golf Club and Hudson Mills Metropark and many others within a half hour drive.
There are a lot of antique sellers nearby, including the Ann Arbor Antiques Market at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds.
We will supply very detailed lists of local restaurants, farmers markets, recreational stuff to do and a calender of local events like county and town fairs, festivals and museums.
We have several board games: Scrabble, Battleship, Risk, Chinese Checkers, Apples To Apples, Othello, Backgammon, Chess and Yahtzee.
No smoking. No dogs.

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wifi
Kitchen
Indoor fireplace
Cable TV
Hangers

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check-in time is flexible
Check out by 11AM

Availability

35 Reviews

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Adina User Profile
Adina
June 2018
This was a great house! Right on the lake with rowboats, kayaks, etc. Well stocked with lots of life jackets, board games etc. Water was a little tough for our toddlers because there is a little bit of a drop into it (they couldn't walk in and splash around themselves), but we we…
Dayna User Profile
Dayna
May 2018
Great getaway close to Ann Arbor!
Tiana User Profile
Tiana
May 2018
First of all, the location is great! We were attending U of M commencement events and the location is not far from the campus; about a 23 minute drive. The hosts were great and when Mark met us for check-in he brought us a dozen local eggs. They also provided several maps and …
Elizabeth User Profile
Elizabeth
November 2017
Mark and Julie's lakeside cottage is the perfect place for a relaxing get-away. Six of us were very comfortable and enjoyed several large meals in their kitchen with all the amenities available to us. The cottage is decorated in warm tones, with comfortable furniture. The beds an…
Jessica User Profile
Jessica
November 2017
Mark was fabulous to work with and very accommodating. He answered all of our questions quickly and timely. The place met all of our needs for a weekend getaway. Thank you! We also LOVED how close it is to Pinckney Recreation Area and wonderful daily hikes.
Tom User Profile
Tom
November 2017
Beautiful lake view and proximity to the lake. Parking for more than two cars is an issue.
Mark & Julie User Profile
Response from Mark & Julie:
Tom, we are aware that the docks are on land and took up space. However, we made arrangements for you to easily park 3 cars, so there was not an issue. Usually, there is easily room for 3 cars. Julie and Mark
November 2017
Evelin User Profile
Evelin
October 2017
Great place ! My family and I had an awesome time.

Hosted by Mark & Julie

West Bloomfield Township, Michigan, United StatesJoined in December 2012
Mark & Julie User Profile
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Mark & Julie is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
We love the lake house. Right out our door we can swim, kayak, canoe, paddle boat (feet only), sail, boat, walk and bike, or just relax and read a book or nap. By boat we can easily get to many other lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands. We have nearby farm stands with fresh daily…
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