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Cozy Year Round Cottage in the Pinckney Recreation Area

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 540 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Master Suite, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4. Perfect Couples Getaway or Small Group

Perched high on the East shore of Halfmoon Lake in the heart of the Pickney recreation area, Harper's Guest House is the perfect getaway for those looking to explore the many lakes, woods, trails and nature this area has to offer. The cottage sits within 1/8 mile of Halfmoon State Park, offering a beautiful swimming beach and boat launch.

Halfmoon Lake is an all sports lake connected to six other lakes by navigable channels. Connected lakes include Bruin Lake which hosts a state park camp ground, Patterson Lake and Highland Lake located in Hell, MI. The deep lakes offer wonderful swimming, boating and fishing opportunities.

The Waterloo/Pinckney recreation areas encompasses thousands of acres of pristine forest land and many trails open to the public including the Potawatomi Trail and the Waterloo–Pinckney Trail. Trails pass through oak and pine forests and glacial features such as eskers and kettle lakes and through swamps and open meadows remaining from fallow farms. The trails offer some of the best hiking, cross country skiing, mountain biking and hunting in the State of Michigan.

Enjoy the beautiful lake sunsets as you relax on the patio or enjoy a warm campfire as you gaze at the stars. Visit a local pub or explore the City of Ann Arbor just 25 miles to the Southeast. The towns of Chelsea, Dexter and Pinckney are all within 15 minutes.

This property is the perfect couples get-a-way. Cottage includes free Wi-Fi, flat screen satellite TV, full size kitchen with dishwasher and ice maker. Master suite has a quality Queen size bed and a private bath entrance. Additional sleeping space provided by pull out bed in couch.

Access to the lake is through the State Park, overnight docking of your personal boat is not available. The cottage has plenty of parking to accommodate your boat/trailer and the State boat launch is in sight of the property. For a lakefront cottage with a private dock and boat parking, check out our sister property on this same chain of lakes (Homeaway #3929327)

More Details

Owner
Bill Harper
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 August, 2017

About Bill Harper

My wife were both raised in Farmington, Mi. We moved to the Pickney Recreation Area about 27 years ago.

Bill Harper purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Bill Harper chose Southeast Michigan

The cottage property borders the property of our fulltime home. We purchased this cottage to gain access to the lake and to keep a boat in the water.

What makes this cottage unique

Some of the best sunsets anywhere. Lots of room around cottage, easy access to main roads in the area.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Gregory in Unadilla

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 540 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Cozy Year Round Cottage in the Pinckney Recreation Area
average rating of 4.878049 based on 41 reviews
5

Great location, perfect for out needs

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect getaway spot for a couple, close to canoeing, plus hiking and mountain biking trails, and in our case a nearby lakeside wedding venue for a family member. Communication with the owner was excellent and access was easy. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet cottage

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay. Cottage was quiet, comfortable, and close to many different activities. Would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very nice and private.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed it. Everything was nice. One suggestion, the west windows could

use a shade when the sun is going down.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing and quiet place to get away.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was so nice. My husband and I went to get away for our anniversary. We loved reading on the deck and also biked the many available bike trails in the area. Cute towns are about 10 minutes away with shops and restaurants. Bill was very nice and even offered to make us an "anniversary breakfast" one morning...too sweet! Thanks for letting us stay-we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Serene and peaceful. The ultimate "chill pill".

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful cottage sits in view of gorgeous Half Moon Lake. It is nestled in an oak savanna, along with fully matured pines, maples, and weeping willows giving it an "up north" feel. A birders paradise. Sandhill cranes, cardinals, jays, herons, warblers, humming birds, etc. Yes you will hear some boat noise (a reminder its summer in Michigan!) One afternoon a lake plane came overhead and landed on the lake within my view!!! My husband and I recently spent 11 days in July at this cottage.The Harpers made sure everything was just right. A great home base to travel within immediate area. We took day trips to AnnArbor Art Fair, Alpena, Chelsea, Dexter, Detroit, East Lansing. Plenty do do around here. My husband played golf at Timber Trace in Pinckney and Pierce Lake in Chelsea. We took daily walks on trails that surround the area seeing a family of wild turkey and deer. And, of course, we had to have some fried perch and blue gill at the Hell Hole, and stop at the new Unadilla store for ice cream. Can't think of one negative comment to make about this place. You will enjoy your stay for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute Cozy Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Very quiet and near beach. Enjoyable stay with all the modern conveniences included. Would return to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Detroit Metro (DTW)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Inverness Inn
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Inverness
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
US23 & I-94
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Inverness Inn
Nearest Ski
0.01 Miles
Waterski
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Halfmoon State Park Beach
Car: necessary

Thousands of acres of State land surrounding a chain of 7 lakes. Because so much of the land around the lakes is owned by the State, the lakes are much less developed than most other lakes in southern Michigan. Wildlife abounds and some of the natural scenery rivals the beautiful lakes of northern Michigan. Come see for yourself, you'll be glad you did.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Gregory, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Labor Day 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£493
for 3 nights
From
£164
 
 
Memorial Day 2018
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£493
for 3 nights
From
£164
 
 
Labor Day 2018
31 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£493
for 3 nights
From
£164
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£247
for 2 nights
From
£123
From
£144
Fri,Sat
£822
£2,959
 

Additional pricing information

Sorry, pets are not allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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