Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9-10)
Melody & Randy Hulten
About Melody & Randy Hulten
We are Randy and Melody Hulten. We have been married since 1998. We are a blended family with 1 daughter and 3 sons. They range in age from 26 to 33 years of age. Because of our blended family we have 2 sons named Joshua. As if that wasn't enough our daughter married one as well! Our 2 youngest boys are 4 months a part in age and just finishing college. In July of 2013 we were blessed with our first grandson and in January of 2017 a sweet granddaughter, they are a blast and love cottage life! We recently lost our welsh terrier, Annie, that had us all wrapped around her paw, she always loved the cottage and we miss her so much! Randy is an engineer in the auto industry and Melody has been blessed to be a stay at home Mom but is kept very busy with watching our grand babies and managing our two vacation rentals. We enjoy doing projects around our home and cottages too. We very much enjoy seeing the excitement in our guests as they arrive. We also love to hear or read their guestbook comments of how they enjoyed the lake and cottage.
Melody & Randy Hulten purchased this Cottage in 2000
Why Melody & Randy Hulten chose Hale
Our cottage has been in our family for over 30 years. We acquired it from Melody's parents when they became up in years an too much to take care of it themselves. We have always loved the location because of it only being 2.5 hours north of our home in White Lake. All our children grew up vacationing at 'Thisisit' cottage and still enjoy going (except for the work weekends of course)
What makes this Cottage unique
All our guests that stay at our cottage very much get to enjoy the lake experience because of the pontoon boat included. It is a great feature for families with kids of all ages. The pontoon makes fishing with kids much more enjoyable (we know from experience.) The reason why we include the pontoon is to give our guests the ability to enjoy the lake to the fullest instead of just looking at it. We often have beautiful sunsets to enjoy at the water's edge or on a sunset cruise. After sunset it is time for a campfire and smores down by the water. Our boat also allows you to get more up close to the wildlfe on the lake. We have a small island that nests our loons that often have 2 babies each spring. Hearing them call and sing to each other in the evening or early morning is breathtaking. As of 2007 we have bald eagles as well! We have watched them swoop down and fish themselves. They often perch at the top of our neighbor's pine tree. Randy has taken many photos of them, he has been labeled 'obsessed' ! Both the loons and eagles are such beautiful creations. We desire for all our guests to enjoy our cottage as we have been blessed to do for so many years.
limit 2- $45 each pet with submitted pet form
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:10 (sleeps up to 9 adults)
Parking for up to 4 vehicles
Pontoon boat not allowed out on lake after dark
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Our family rented this cottage last weekend in August. I cannot say enough great things about this place. We had 4 kids ages 3 to 12 and they all had a blast. This cottage has every amenity possible for the whole family to enjoy. The owner Melody was amazing to deal with. Informative and helpful on all matters. This lake is beautiful and great for swimming and boating. The pontoon boat was awesome and a ton of fun. Cottage itself is well kept and clean upon arrival. We will definitely be returning next summer. Thanks for the great family memories!
Thank you for the great review Jason! Randy and I work hard and do our best to provide a place for families like yours to make wonderful memories. We are always thankful and blessed to have guests like you at our cottage. We look forward to having you back next year. FYI- If you are wanting a specific week you may want to reserve soon since we have already filled 5 weeks between our two places for summer 2017.
This is the first year my family decided to vacation somewhere north of our home, and the change of location was well worth it. ThisIsIt features a roomy cottage, which easily housed 8 of us (5 adults and 3 kids) as well as a pet, and includes all the amenities you can think of. The beach area with the fire pit was a great way to end our days making smores and enjoying the beautiful sunsets.
Having a pontoon to use was a fun addition to our vacation that isn't available at most rentals. We would use it to fish, drive out to the sandbar where the water is waste deep to swim, or just cruise around the quaint lake to enjoy the weather.
I would highly recommend staying at ThisIsIt for a relaxing get away. Thanks for a great vacation!
Our Family Vacation
My family gathered here for some long overdue time together. This cottage had it all. We all loved it so much! So many amenities & little touches that made us all feel so cozy, comfortable and happy! The view of the sunsets from the amazing bonfire pit was priceless! We had an unforgettable time and made lots of family memories! Thank you so much for such a great week!
We are so glad you and your family had such a great time at Thisisit Cottage. We try our best to provide all we can for our guests to enjoy their precious vacation and family time together, then the rest is up to them! Looks like we all succeeded! Thanks for taking such good care of our place, we really appreciate it!
We hadn't been on vacation in years and this was just what we needed! The cottage was beautiful, both inside and out, and the sunsets were stunning! It was an added bonus that this cabin is pet friendly and we were able to bring our 2 Labradors along to play in the lake and enjoy the pontoon boat! We have also stayed at "This Is It Too!" You truly can 't go wrong with either one! Melody and Randy, you have got this down! Thanks for sharing your homes so that others can enjoy beautiful Londo Lake! Hope to see you again next year!
We are thrilled you and your labs had such a great time at our place on the lake. We do everything we can to accommodate and since we have our own dog as well we can appreciate the desire to have them be a part of vacation memories! Thanks for taking such good care and leaving our cottage so nice. Guests like you are a pleasure!
West Londo Lake Relaxation
ThisIsIt Cottage is your destination for fun and relaxation. The tranquil sunsets, early morning sun rise, Eagle flying overhead, Loons singing in the distant is the perfect recipe for a calm and rejuvenating vacation week. Your cottage is clean, tastefully decorated and the newly remodeled kitchen is great. Evenings were filled with sitting around the beach themed fire pit with benches, eating s'mores and enjoying the peaceful moonlit night. The Pontoon boat is wonderful for cruising, fishing and the kids really enjoyed tubing (daily!), the lake is crystal clear with enjoyable areas for swimming and great for Kayaking. Tawas is only 25 minutes away for shopping, dining and additional activities. We have rented several cottages in different locations throughout Michigan this is the best one. Thank you for the memories
Our growing family rents a cabin every year for summer fun and relaxation. This year's choice, This Is It cabin in Hale, MI, is by far the very best we have experienced. The cabin is so very clean and looks as if it has been decorated by a professional! It has everything you need including games, movies, kayaks, and a pontoon. We spent so much time on the beach front enjoying the sandy fire pit with the beautiful design and craftsmanship of the built in bench that seats many. The grand kids, aged 4 and 6, spent countless hours playing in the sand and water. The adults could not get enough of the lake with kayaking, peddle boating, fishing, and pontooning. The inside was so inviting, especially the first floor master bedroom. Thank you, Melody, so very much for the blessing of your cabin! I highly recommend this cabin. You will not be disappointed!!