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cozy family friendly lake home near Ann Arbor

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, 4 Sleeps

Wonderful family owned Cottage on North Lake. Charming is the word to describe this adorable, warm and friendly place. This is where you will be able to turn off your phones, grab a book, a glass of lemonade or wine and relax. Small, cozy and friendly.

This cottage has recently been remodeled from head to toe. A beautiful new kitchen with granite counter bar, hardwood floors with a no-nonsense finish, full upstairs bath with tub and shower and main level half bath. Two bedrooms, with comfortable queen beds in both the guest bedroom and in the master bedroom. Master bedroom has full sliders which give it a floor to ceiling view of the lake. Access to main bathroom is shared by the second bedroom. Wonderful deck, open floor plan for a relaxed living style and absolutely gorgeous sun sets every evening. (The sun sets are no charge but can be utterly breathtaking!)

Approximately 25 minutes from Ann Arbor, 15 minutes to downtown Chelsea and Dexter. Great dining in Chelsea at the Common Grill, Cleary's Pub, or Zou zou’ Cafe. Chelsea sports the ever popular Purple Rose Theater, begun by local actor, Jeff Daniel’s. Just a few miles down the road is access to the trail head for the Pottawatomie biking and hiking trails at Silver Lake. Inverness Country Club is right down the road and several other golf courses nearby.

The all sports lake is over 200 acres, very clean and big enough for everyone to enjoy. The sandy bottom and very gradual drop off in water depth is perfect for young swimmers, water games or just floating under the warm sun. Fishing, Water Skiing, PWC and Sailing are all enjoyable.

Our goal is to help you experience a time of relaxation and fun in a cottage -living atmosphere. Games to be played, fish to be caught, stars to be wished upon, dinners to be enjoyed and memories to be made! Almost bringing back a “time gone by” for some. (This is exactly what happened to our family with this cottage.

There are several steps down to this cottage, so you would need to be able to handle steps. There is also no handicap access.

More Details

david gravelyn
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About david gravelyn

We are a happily married couple with 3 children and 2 grandsons. Laurie grew up on North Lake and has convinced Dave that there is nothing quite like lake living. We relax, have family and friends in and just love the view of the water. We live in Chelsea, Michigan in the home that Laurie grew up in.

We welcome you to our lake home and hope that you enjoy it as much as we do!

david gravelyn purchased this cottage in 2005

Why david gravelyn chose Gregory

North Lake has always been Laurie's favorite since she was a child. This is where she learned to swim, and water ski. No need to drive for hours to get to a beautiful lake... we found it right here! Often times, on a Sunday afternoon there are a few quiet boats, a sail boat or two, paddle boarders and maybe even an amphibious plane will drop down for a while! Simply a little slice of heaven for us!

What makes this cottage unique

Small quiet lake, very friendly people.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Gregory in Washtenaw County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We do not allow pets, allergies in family.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Full bath on second level with bedrooms
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , half bath on main floor
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , bedrooms share one bathroom
    Guest bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , both bedrooms share a bathroom
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Wonderful environment for a family get away. Quiet and quaint. Cottage living where the cell phones and tv are encouraged to be off as much as possible. Read books, play games, enjoy the view, swim, fish and just relax at this home-away-from-home environment.


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(6 traveller reviews)

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cozy family friendly lake home near Ann Arbor
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

This renovated cottage is crisp and fresh and the epitome of lake life!

  • 5 of 5

From the blue scheme and nautical classy themes to the selection of artwork and antiques, this sweet cottage has a surprise around every corner and is as easy on the eyes as it is for restful destination on beautiful North Lake. The sunsets from the deck are absolutely breath taking.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you were comfortable and relaxed at the lake! Thank you so much for being such great guests. We hope you consider coming back again next year!
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Great views!

  • 4 of 5

Well appointed and well stocked cottage on beautiful North Lake with accommodations for four people. Benefits: dock and boat launch.

Beds could benefit from toppers to make them more comfortable; otherwise cottage is comfortable and well stocked with games, throws, beach reads, etc. We had a wonderful time!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Serenity on the lake

  • 5 of 5

This cottage on North Lake is quiet & clean with amazing sunsets. The house has every accommodation and the owners are great to work with. We have stayed here for 3 different weeks. From the blues and seaside décor to the spacious deck, we recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you have enjoyed your time at our cottage. Our hope is that you do exactly what you said, which is - enjoying every part of the lake experience.. sunshine, water, sunsets and everything relaxing and slow-mo! We really enjoyed having you as our guest!
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Adorable lakeside retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Cute cottage, well stocked, beautiful lake! Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice cottage. Wish we could have stayed longer.

  • 4 of 5

Waking up on the lake is a special experience that few people can check off their bucket list. North Lake is an exceptional cottage with wide vistas of the lake. A great place to spend quality time with the family. Whether its fishing, boating, tubing, or just a simple kayak paddle you'll be able to do it all here. Tastefully appointed to match blue skies and water it presents itself well. Would recommend this cottage to all that want that peaceful relaxing time that only a cottage can provide.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy lakefront cottage with spectacular views upstairs and down!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this lovely cottage. The pictures in the listing did not prepare us for the fantastic view of the lake from the kitchen, dining, living, and master bedroom. The cottage is located close to the water and the panoramic view gives you the feeling of being on a boat when you are inside the house. The deck was actually quite large with a dining table, separate seating area, plus plenty of room for our young children to play. The owners, David and Laurie, were gracious hosts that met us at the property on arrival and gave us a run down on all we needed to know. They also provided a lovely welcome basket with a bottle of wine, smores supplies and some beach/lake toys for the kids. We also had use of their paddle boat which was a lot of fun. So nice! We had a delightful experience and hope to get a chance to return someday. North Lake is beautiful with crystal clear water, and quick access to Chelsea, Dexter, and Ann Arbor.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very glad that you enjoyed your stay on North Lake. Please consider us in the future and let your friends know how much you enjoyed your stay. "Mi casa es su casa!"
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Chelsea and Dexter
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Ann Arbor
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Car: recommended

15 minutes from Chelsea and Dexter. 25 minutes from Ann Arbor. 1 hr. from Detroit. Chelsea is home to Jeff Daniel's Purple Rose Theatre, along with one of Michigan's top restaurants- Common Grill. Many wonderful small restaurants and bars in both Chelsea and Dexter, some with outdoor eating.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

There is a $400 discount for two consecutive weeks.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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