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Irish Hills lake Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property


Welcome to our lake cottage located at Vineyard lake in Brooklyn Mi. It has all the comforts of home with a few extras that will make your vacation relaxing and memorable.

As you pull into the property, the front yard is front and center of a scenic view here on Vineyard lake. Located on a dead end street, it is quiet and serene and ready for you and your family to come and enjoy. With a large fire pit, hot tub and lake at hand, you will find it easy to enjoy this cottage all through the day and into the night time.

As you come into the cottages' entrance, you will notice that the gathering area is large enough for all of your shoes, coats and some overflow too. If thats not enough space, you can store your lake toys in the attached garage for safe keeping, as it is there for your convenience as well....Enter the living area and you see the floor plan that is large and open for engaged activity with all your guests to enjoy, and with a fireplace to set the stage.

The Galley style kitchen is equipped with all of the basics you should need in order to cook and clean along your stay. Although we can't be sure to provide everything, we do understand that having some of the basics is paramount to a wonderful vacation. Here are some of the things you will find that we provide in the kitchen because we understand you shouldn't have to pack up the whole house when heading out for a summer vacation:

- Silverware and Utensils - salt/pepper

- Pots/pans/cooking sheets - ice trays

- Cutting boards - Coffee maker/ filters

- Plates/bowls - Tea/coffee

- Full set of cutlery knives - Trash bags

- dish towels - wipes

- Paper towels - Dish/dishwasher soap

- There is also a microwave, toaster and a dishwasher to make your stay a bit more at home.

Lets start with the master suite for your sleeping accommodations. It comes with a Serta hybrid king sized mattress that is very comfortable and will hopefully give you a great nights sleep as it is intended. The master suite is roomy and very unique in its design and comforts. It has high ceilings with Black Walnut beams, planter shelving, wood siding and a ceiling fan that you will be quick to love! The natural lighting in this room has a perfect balance for privacy and beauty with a backdrop of natures finest in the high ceiling as you wake up each morning and start your day. There is a dry bar in the suite for your morning coffee or your final evening night cap as well... Wake up and enter your walk in shower with endless amounts hot water with an on demand hot water system. This shower is spacious with almost 50sqft of floor space, dual opposing shower heads and a fog-less shaving mirror to make your morning walkup call a pleasure that you will be sure to miss when you depart!! Ladies, come into the dressing room that has its own vanity and dressing table with all the lighting and quality mirror image you could ever need to start your day, and with a built in armoire, (one for him and one for her), a seating bench and lighting galore. What a pleasant way to start your day. You will love the private space it provides and the characteristics of a master suite suited for a relaxed stay with plenty of room for everything you have. So spread out and stay awhile.

The other two rooms have a queen and full sized bed and also both have dressers, night stand and closet space more than ample for a weeks getaway that lets them enjoy plenty of room to be organized and neat.

The living room has an open floor plan and gives a true feel of a cottage getaway with views of vineyard lake that cannot be ignored no matter whether you are out in the yard enjoying a bon fire, in the hot tub, eating dinner either on the patio or at the dinning table inside. The yard is fully canopied with mature Oaks, Maple and Pine trees that perfectly provide both shade and sunshine at the same time. There is a gas and permanent charcoal grill here for your use for whatever style of cooking you prefer, or you can go out to dine at any one of many restaurants, grills and wineries among the Irish hills area.

Vineyard lake is an all sports lake with over 500 acres of boating fun as well as multiple sand bars and incredible fishing that will not disappoint even the most seasoned fisherman. It has been the spotlight of some of the largest fishing tournaments that Michigan and the U.S has to offer in recent years so bring your fishing gear if thats your fancy, you will surely not be alone on this lake in the wee morning hours. Enjoy the wildlife among vineyard lake because you will have no choice but to witness everything from Sandhill cranes, to beautiful Swans each and every day. You are going to be surrounded by wildlife all day long, all you have to do to see it is open your eyes and look outside!

We know that your stay here will be everything you would want in a summer retreat that provides a beautiful setting, accommodations that are fit for true comfort, full access to an all-sports lake that has any and all activities right out your front door not to mention being Just a few short minutes from some of the areas greatest landscape and attractions that draw visitors from all parts of the state and country. Welcome to the Irish Hills, Its too beautiful to miss!!!

So come and enjoy your stay stay here as we do, when we can. The memories you build in the beautiful Irish hills and at Vineyard lake will surely last a lifetime!

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 April, 2018

Why The Owner chose Brooklyn

About 20-% of the shorelines are nature preserved and you will see every kind of wildlife that is available each and every day! The sunsets are fantastic and you can't miss them from right here on the property! There are walking paths that connect the different neighborhoods that make evening walks as brief or brisk as you wish. The whole area is Mature with trees and you can find shade or sun every single minute during the days. The garage and entry gathering area provide enough space for all of you shoes jackets, water, toys, golf carts, coolers ect, to be inside and out of the weather.

What makes this cottage unique

This cottage has a very quite setting, the yard is a double lot and has plenty of space for tents or yard games ect. Parking is available for at least five vehicles and or boats/trailers. We also have an additional dock around the corner (30 second walk) for jet skies or maybe an additional fishing boat that is here for your convenience so you don't have to pull your boats in and out each day!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Brooklyn in Columbia Township

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Absolutely no loud parties, this is for responsible family vacationers and groups. MIS groups allowed. Must be broom swept clean upon departure
  • Extra parking can be arranged, six parking spots are available in the driveway and on south side of yard...No parking on the street or common areas.
  • If authorities are called for noise level/disputes with neighbors, all parties may be ejected from property immediately. Be respectful please.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    - Shower Enclosure , Additional dual shower and vanity in master suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Couches fold into day beds Room for an inflatable mattress in living room
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There are places to rent boats, jet skis and any water toys you could want. We can provide you with a list of vendors at your request.


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Irish Hills lake Cottage
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews

Spacious and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We chose this property because it was centrally located for us and our adult children and it provided enough room to sleep all of us. The owners were easy to work with and the accomodations were adequate to meet our needs. The Brooklyn area isn't the most happening place, but if youre looking to spend some quality family time like we were, it is a good rental.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Temperance, MI

Family Reunion

  • 4 of 5

Accommodating host, spacious family room for dance parties with the kids and relaxing hot tub!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint John, Indiana

very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

It was easy to feel at home. We wish there was time to use the hot tub and enjoy the lake, hopefully, next time. After a long day of training, it was nice to cook dinner, watch a little TV and relax. It was great to wake up and look out at the lake. I would recommend staying there if you like cozy.


  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property and home.

  • 5 of 5

The stay here was wonderful, we truly enjoyed it. Hayden and Kasandra are truly amazing people and so enjoyable themselves.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute and cozy cottage. Nice set up outside with eating area, fire pit and hot tub.

  • 4 of 5

Very clean. Two small bedrooms and one very large and elaborate master suite. Good for a family to share, but harder for couples due to disparity in bedrooms. Washer and dryer in laundry area very helpful and having some detergent saved a run to the store. I suggested leaving vacuum and broom as I like to keep it clean daily.

There is seating for 6 at the high top table if you bring over bar stools. We had a large group (12)for dinner one night and we all had seats at outside table and chairs around fire pit.

There is a sand area next to the water but no swimming, thick mud and very weedy. Our grandchildren had no access to the water except by boat. It is a community lake access area, not a private beach. We appreciated being able to tie up rental pontoon at the dock. You can fish off the dock which the guys enjoyed.

You really need a boat to appreciate this lake. Rob's rentals were great , easy to deal with. A pontoon from their older fleet costs 700 for a week. They drop off and pick up at the County park which is a mile away.

There are some local eating spots but nothing hip or high end. Good breakfast spot was Poppa's restaurant . You are better off cooking at the cottage and having your own sunset cocktail cruise.

Our family of grandparents, grown children and 4 grandkids had a nice relaxing time and we would rent this venue in the future. The only reason I would not give 5 stars is because of the lack of having direct access to the lake for swimming or wading. If you book lakefront you expect to be able to enter the water.

Kassie was very nice and easy to access.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good experience

  • 4 of 5

We would agree with the other reviews. The hosts described the property well and were helpful and friendly. Lake access is an issue but not unusual for the area. Neighbors were friendly.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £70.39
Property Damage Protection £69.69
Tax Rate 6.0%

Additional refundable Cash deposit required depending on number of people staying overflow parking can be available for additional fees.

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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