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Dog & Family Friendly, Bright Lake House w/Walls of Windows w/110' of waterfront – Home 2382093 House

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Dog & Family Friendly, Bright Lake House w/Walls of Windows w/110' of waterfront – Home 2382093

  • House
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet Friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Centrally located to play outdoors! Take out our single and double kayaks or canoe, one of our new stand-up paddle boards or your own boat on a placid 75-mile-long chain of lakes. Paddle past kingfishers and great blue heron, turtles nestling in the tall grasses, and weeping willows along the shore. Then roast s'mores at the fire pit under a sky full of stars. Nap on one of your private decks or in one of the hammocks. Wander sweet towns and cities.

Or relax indoors with a complimentary bottle of wine or a home-made cappuccino and gaze out walls of windows on a tranquil lake and the woods beyond.

(And before you forget, like & follow Hanley Lake Hideaway on facebook for pop-up specials!)

It's country living with modern comforts: 50-inch smart TV with cable, WIFI, a PS3, many dozens of CDs, DVDs, books and games, a fully-stocked kitchen and more.

Get cozy in freshly laundered robes and lounging-around socks (for kids AND adults) in our comfortable year-round cottage. Nothing to do but relax.

Heading out? You're centrally located between a handful of quintessential up north "cities" and sweet towns. You're close to Michigan's largest water park, wineries, galleries, antiques and the renowned Short's Brewery.

Drive 10 minutes to Grand Traverse Bay, where you can wander the beach--swim, sunbathe, or climb frozen waves and cross-country ski on groomed trails (as weather permits, of course!).

Tucked into a glacial valley and nestled in the hills of northwest Michigan, the village is located on a 75-mile chain of beautiful lakes. We're halfway between the Equator and the North Pole on the 45th Parallel. Minutes away, visit Bellaire's restaurants, cafes, or Schuss Mountain's championship golf courses and ski slopes. Dine at a gourmet restaurant a few miles north of us or at dozens of lovely small-town cafes.

It's a 3-minute drive or 15-minute walk to Central Lake, a sleepy, peaceful village with a handful of charming shops, a pub and several restaurants. And it's an easy drive to Charlevoix, Petoskey, Traverse City, and Gaylord, and the sweet towns of Elk Rapids and Alden. (We have a 40+-page welcome letter with details about the area.)

So about your cottage...

In the master bedroom, enjoy a queen bed with an antique headboard and a luxurious mattress topper while looking out at the lake through sliding glass doors. In the second bedroom: two solid wood twin over full bunk beds. Enjoy our completely updated bathroom.

Eat out or cook in with our fully outfitted kitchen-- with gadgets ranging from an espresso machine, Kitchen Aid mixer and electric pancake griddle to fresh herbs and tomatoes growing outside the front door summer through fall.

Here's a quick tour. Fully remodeled in 2007 with yearly updates since, the light-filled single-level open-plan design includes a:

• Master Bedroom: Queen bed with a luxurious mattress topper, where you can look out sliding glass doors leading to a private deck and the lake beyond; ceiling fan and window a.c. unit; TV and DVD player, and a comfy chair. Linens included.

• Second Bedroom: Two sets of bunk beds each with a double and single bed; DVD player, flat screen TV and cable, toys and children's books.

• Living Room: Three sets of sliding glass doors stretching across the lakefront wall. They lead to a deck w/a gas grill, picnic table, and a glorious view of the lake a few dozen steps away; two full couch/sofabeds and an overstuffed chair; ceiling fan and air conditioning unit (for summer, of course); 50' flat screen, high-def TV, DVD player, stereo, a large collection of movies, music, books, toys and games.

• Dining Room: Sliding glass doors; queen couch/futon; dining table(s); ceiling fan and a library.

• Kitchen: Open to the living and dining rooms with a lake view and a breakfast bar with seating. Fully equipped and well stocked

• One and a half bathrooms: ceramic tile floor; shower/tub & double sinks in primary bath, completely remodeled, and a second small bathroom. We supply towels.

• Garage: for storing bikes, fishing rods, snowmobiles.

You're located on a country road less than a mile from the village of Central Lake. Our neighbors are a mixture of vacationers and year-round residents and have been rarely heard or seen. You're down a curving driveway from the village road so the "traffic" you notice will be occasional passing cars plus the occasional passing fishing boats (ice fishing in winter!) or, weather permitting, passing pontoons.

Come on up to what our son lovingly named 'Our Hanley Lake Hideaway' and a repeat guest calls 'Our Little Slice of Heaven!'

Keywords: Family-friendly cottage; pet-friendly retreat, dogs welcome; secluded lakefront all-season cottage; year-round vacation home; sunny guest home, country house with walls of windows, Hanl

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Bunk Beds
    Beds in other rooms: 2 Sofa beds
  • 1 Full bath, 1 Half bath

Amenities

  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Boat available
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

You can walk into the village of Central Lake, which is less than a mile away (or take a kayak or canoe!) For other jaunts, you'll want a car.

Interaction with guest

There's a key in a lockbox that will get you easily 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.

Policies

Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $200.00
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Maximum of six guests. Well-behaved dogs are welcome!

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About the owner

Laurie K.
Calendar last updated:
06 Jul 2022
Years listed:
9
Based in:
United States
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Languages spoken: English

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Reviews

Excellent
13 reviews

Excellent
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Very Good
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Average
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“Lovely Vacation Rental”

Reviewed 28 Oct 2021

Super cute house with beautiful view!! Had everything we could possibly need. Beautiful colors over the lake, peaceful and relaxing!!

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“Gorgeous Lake Views!”

Reviewed 3 Sep 2019

This cozy house is on a beautiful, calm, private lake and has lots of great views. Easy access down a few steps to a small sandy beach area and dock. The firepit is near the water, and we had a great … More

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Response from the owner So glad you had a great visit! Appreciate the feedback and will check all the furniture. (Master bedroom has a premium mattress purchased just a few months ago but we'll look everything over.) Hope you'll come back!

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“We had an enjoyable stay on a lovely, placid chain of lakes”

Reviewed 23 Jul 2016

This place was clean, cozy, and comfortable--which is exactly what we were looking for. Our hostess took great care in making sure we had everything we needed for our stay. It's great that our … More

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“Quiet and peacefull”

Reviewed 9 Nov 2015

My wife and I stayed early October with our dog had a very relaxing stay. there are plenty of things to do in a short drive or just stay at the cottage and do NOTHING. this is not your typical rental … More

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Response from the owner So glad it was all you wanted. Looking forward to having you back! Laurie

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“This was a very cozy place to stay during a very cold winter bre”

Reviewed 7 Mar 2014

What a lovely, and welcoming home this was for our first experience with trip advisor. The home was immediately welcoming, and my daughter envisioned this home as the future home she would create for … More

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“Visually appealing and comfortable”

Reviewed 8 Dec 2013

There was plenty of entertainment in the form of Dvds, games and books. Nice and clean: kitchen, bedroom, bathrooms. Beautiful views from living room, dining room, kitchen and master bedroom. Even b… More

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“Lovely stay after dry australia”

Reviewed 20 Nov 2012

I spent 4 wonderful days at this house over the 4th of July weekend in 2007 having just come from australia. We are experiencing a 6 year drought in australia and I was struck by how green the grass i… More

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“Hanley Lake Gem”

Reviewed 18 Oct 2012

We have stayed at this little gem on Hanley lake and absolutely love it. The owner has put a lot of time into addressing any need for comfort or amenties we may have. Very clean cottage, awesome lak… More

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“A little piece of paradise.”

Reviewed 18 Oct 2012

We can't wait to go back. The lake was quite and beautiful. The house was immaculate and modern, wood floors, comfy living room, full kitchen. We had kayaks, a canoe, a row boat, fire pits. Ou… More

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“A runner's and biker's paradise”

Reviewed 7 Oct 2012

I've stayed at this cottage several times. What I like about the house are all the amenities, how light it is inside, the great deck, and the lake being right there. As a runner, and a biker, t… More

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FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Laurie (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Laurie (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Laurie (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Laurie the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Laurie (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Laurie (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Ready to book? form, a booking request is sent to Laurie (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your dates in the Ready to book? form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Laurie (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Laurie (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Laurie (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my booking?

You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Laurie (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Laurie (the owner) a message.

If Laurie (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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