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Waterfront Cottage between Brighton and Ann Arbor

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Come, relax, and enjoy the peacefullness

Our cozy cottage is recently renovated with all new hardwood flooring, new kitchen cabinets, counters, sink and fixtures. All interior and exterior paint is new within the last 2 years. No pets and not smoking, so it remains clean and fresh. You will immediately notice the decorating talent in every room of the house, as well as the flower gardens during the summer months. Best of all it is only steps to the water. This is a non gas motor lake, so it is clean, quiet, and peaceful. Bring your canoes, kayaks, or swim boards. This is one of the cleanest lakes in the state. I have documentation to prove it as the association has it tested on a regular basis by the University of Michigan ecology department. We even have fresh water jelly fish which most people don't believe exist because most lakes are not healthy enough to support them. They are only seen a couple of times a year and do not hamper and of the activity on the lake.

Bruce Thomas
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 August, 2017

About Bruce Thomas

We met at Northridge church in Plymouth Michigan, blended our two families (5 boys) together and built many good memories at our cottage. Now we live and work in the Detroit Metro area. We still love and use the cottage on a regular basis, and have developed many relationships with people in Pinckney. Now we are sharing our little gem hoping you will enjoy the charm, peace and tranquility of it as much as we do.

Bruce Thomas purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Bruce Thomas chose Southeast Michigan

We originally purchased the cottage because it was an affordable waterfront property at the time. Now we have come to enjoy, love and respect the lake for its peacefulness and cleanliness. Cordley Lake is one of the cleanest lakes in Michigan and one of the only lakes to have fresh water jelly fish.

What makes this cottage unique

This is a non gas motor lake, it is quiet and peaceful but it still gets lot of use from stand up paddle boards, to kyaks, to paddle boats.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Pinckney in Livingston County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1Master - 1 Large Double Bed , Master includes 1/2 bath
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Bunk Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Waterfront Cottage between Brighton and Ann Arbor
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Very relaxing. Nice cottage and exactly as described.

  • 4 of 5

Great time swimming and fishing. House was clean and as described. Very nice.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We were pleasantly surprised walking in to witness how charming it was.

  • 5 of 5

Not only Charming, but we found it to be very comforting from every aspect, except one,

"No window shades on one LG window that faces the Neighbors two story cottage directly across with lots of windows, as well as two window doors with no shades.. a side from this, we loved the place and will rebook in the near future.. one last oculate for this beautiful place, my wife and I totally appreciated the fact, the owner responded to our calls answering questions we had.. We clearly appreciated the attention of concern.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved this vacation. It was perfect for the kids and relaxing for me. We enjoyed cooking and grilling. The water was clean and the perfect temperature. Stores and restaurants very close by. The owners were very nice and responsive. I believe this was the best vacation we could of planned for our family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A vacation with many memories

  • 5 of 5

It's been a week since our Codley Lake vacation and we are still talking about the great time we had at the cottage. This rental was perfect. Perfect location, charmingly decorated, extremely clean and well kept up. The lake itself defines beauty; it was very relaxing sitting on the deck, watching the sky and water change colors. It was everything we had hoped for and then some. In fact, we said that we would go back any day. Actually, we never wanted to leave!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Lake Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation this year at this Cordley Lake cottage. The cottage has that up north feel with just the right amount of extra touches, including a beautiful flower garden. We were blessed with warm, sunny weather and were able to enjoy the lake most days. The fishing and swimming were great. My husband and I were amazed at how much fun paddle boarding can be. Thanks Bruce and Suzy for a great week!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. You were wonderful/responsible guests and we hope you choose to rent from us again in the future. Bruce and Suzie.
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Beautifully decorated lake cottage that feels like home!

  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased with all the home had to offer. Upon arriving we were pleasantly surprised by how clean, beautifully decorated and well equipped as discribed in the listing. The house was well stocked with the basics in the kitchen. The bedrooms were very accommodating with clean bedding and space for our family. We really enjoyed using the outdoor space, lake, fire pit located close to the beach for enjoyment & views of the lake. The whole family enjoyed using the paddle boards, kayaks, swimming & fishing during our stay. It was so nice to be on vacation with all the comforts of home! Thanks again for a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed the cottage! We hope you choose to come back and stay again. Bruce and Suzie.
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Zuki Lake Tavern
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Whispering Pines
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Mount Brighton

Pinckney State Recreation area approximately 10 miles and is one of the top 10 mountain biking trails in the country. Hamburg trail is 2 miles from the cottage if you prefer an easier ride, this is a paved trail for walkers, joggers, and bikers.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Pinckney, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
2017 Peak Season
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Winter Season 2018
31 Dec 2017 - 20 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £116.32
Damage Deposit £581.62

Rentals over 7 days require additional security/damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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