Accepting Bookings for 2019 - June 1-8 available. 1st full week and 2nd full week of August available. July booked solid. Last weeks of August may still open up (as of 8/31/18).
SWITCHING TO A PROPERTY MANAGER - We love VRBO so much and have a tough time doing this, but our mother / housecleaner / groundskeeper / boat agent has to retire due to back surgery...so we are putting our house in the care of a local property manager who will be taking bookings for us directly for us. Please email us to inquire about contact info, pricing and dates available...no VRBO fees will be charged when booking directly with our new manager.
BATH TOWELS OPTIONAL. The new VBRO quoter defaults to include the $25 optional bath and beach towel service. You may certainly opt to bring your own towels, as many Michiganders do! Be sure to clarify your preference when booking, and this charge will be removed.
Rest and play in our spacious 1800 sf lakeside cottage on all-sports Main Canadian Lake in the beautiful resort community of Canadian Lakes. "Dutch clean" and well-maintained, our split-level cottage received new siding, windows and doors in 2010, and a basement and master-suite remodel in 2012. The inside features fresh white paneled walls and ceilings and cottage-chic furniture in shades of blueberry, apple, white and khaki.
UPSTAIRS - The fully equipped kitchen, which features plenty of cheerful white beadboard cabinetry, includes a gas range, microwave, dishwasher, super-size side-by-side fridge, a walk-in pantry and a handy breakfast bar with stools. It is open to the bright dining room, which shares a wall of sliders with the living room. The gas fireplace and stunning lake views can be viewed from all three areas. The upper deck just outside is very large, with a big gas grill, a large rectangular cast iron dining set seating eight, and an identical table for extra guests or food prep. A large main floor laundry leads from the spacious master bedroom (king bed) into the two-room Jack-n-Jill bathroom and back onto the hall. The home was completely redecorated in 2010 with spunky vintage furniture, fresh linens and new mattresses; everything is kept sparkling clean by family caretakers. Basic cable TV and WiFi internet are provided. The white-panelled walls give the entire home a fresh and airy cottage feeling.
DOWNSTAIRS - The cheerful guest bedroom (queen bed) and nautical 'bunkroom' (sleeping 4) share another full bathroom. A huge recreation area (classic This End Up pullout sofas / games / books/ entertainment center) spans the entire basement lakeside, where two sliders open onto a cement patio just steps from the lake. All bedrooms feature large closets and a vintage chest or dresser for storage...A baby crib and highchair are available on the premises also.
OUTSIDE - Large oak trees frame the street-side of the home, dappling the bedrooms with shade. A green lawn slopes gradually around the house to a flat grassy area between the house and lake. There's additional room to play thanks to the community greenspace lot next door. We have 60 ft of private, sandy-bottomed frontage; a dock, fire pit, and pedal boat; and a wonderful sandy mini-beach with no seawall (perfect for little ones!). We enjoy views of both the sunrise and the sunset. You may use the neighborhood fire pit on the greenspace lot next door as well, as long as you clean up the area before bed! An attached garage offers plenty of storage. We have a ski boat up on our boat lift, rentable to experienced boaters!
RESORT AMENITIES - Canadian Lakes is the largest recreation/resort/residential property in Michigan featuring the best in lakeside living and golf. Enjoy over 735 acres of lakes and ponds (340 of which are connected all-sports lakes); 2000 acres of dedicated green space; three members-only (and you, as our guest!) golf courses as well as the world-class Tullymore and St. Ives courses! Members and their guests also enjoy an airstrip, a campground, 3 children's playgrounds, 8 tennis courts, 2 basketball courts, 1 baseball diamond, shuffleboard, horseshoes, indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center, multiple parks and 4 huge sandy beaches...our community even boasts a castle! We are a 2 minute walk from the largest beach (we have a volleyball net), and about 5 from the nearest tennis courts! All 5 golf courses are within minutes! This is a beautiful area for bikes and strollers, so bring yours along! Day passes are available for purchase at the fitness center and pools (just $2-4 for unlimited 1-day access to all three). Guest rates will apply at the CLPOC golf courses. You will be provided with a guest pass and a driving pass to the resort. The CLPOC maintains its own website if you wish to see more about it!
THE LAKES - Our home is on the 240-acre all-sports Main Canadian Lake, which connects to the 100-acre all-sports West Canadian, as well as two other small no-wake lakes which beg exploration - you'll enjoy a good workout in the pedal boat! Hundreds of cottages surround the main lakes, but quiet fishing spots abound. LAKES ARE MEMBERS-ONLY, YOU CANNOT BRING YOUR OWN BOAT. Only boats owned by property owners may be on the lake - you can rent ours if you have qualifying experience! We have a mint condition 2007 18' open-bow Monterey 180FS runabout with a 130hp Mariner Volvo inboard/outboard, perfect for fishing, skiing, and tubing all day. It's also perfect for a slow drive up the channel to get ice cream or groceries, or perhaps enjoy dinner at Antler's, which has its own dock/outside dining. Fishing is a favorite pastime on the lakes - they are well-stocked BUT CATCH & RELEASE ONLY (except for bluegill!). You can catch bass right off the dock and seawall! FISHERMEN HAVE STAYED AT OUR HOME, LAUNCHING THEIR OWN FISHING BOATS IN THE MECOSTA CHAIN OF LAKES; THAT PUBLIC LAUNCH IS ABOUT FIVE MINUTES FROM OUR HOME TO THE NORTH.
NEARBY AMENITIES - You'll lack nothing thanks to the Country Corner five minutes away - there you will find a gas station, a convenience store, a full-size grocery store, a pizza parlor, a family restaurant, a fishing license office, the post office, several banks, two health centers, a beauty parlor, a fudge shop, a flower shop, a video store, and our favorite haunt, ACE HARDWARE(marshmallows, bait...). The Royal, St. Ives and Tullymore golf courses also have their own restaurants, and mini-golf (great ice cream!) and riding lessons are just a few minutes further.
Canadian Lakes is the perfect location to vacation. We love our new lake house and enjoyed turning it into a bright and cheery guest home for all to enjoy. We look forward to cherishing many memories here with our own family and friends, and are thankful for quality renters who make this dream possible for us. We hope that you will enjoy our cottage as much as we already do, and that you will return to it each summer. thebluecottageonmaincanadianlake.blogspot
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