Our fully renovated two-bedroom, three-bath lake home offers gorgeous views of all-sports Sylvan Lake, sunsets are breath-taking. Bike, beach, walk, tennis--and close to downtown Detroit, DTE Theatre and Meadowbrook. Fall colors will peak approximately mid-October thru the first week of November. In the winter, the lake freezes completely and offers serene, white beauty. Docks are removed in winter and the entire lake belongs to skaters, hockey, ice fishing and snowmobiling.
Sylvan Lake has aptly been dubbed "the prettiest little city in the state of Michigan"---a mile of lake front property, two private beaches and parks, restrooms, tennis courts, bocce ball courts, volleyball court, a beautiful Community Center on a spectacular setting and the incomparable Clinton River Trail for biking, walking or running. The lake- and tree-lined streets enchant homeowners & guests with a peaceful setting and small town charm. The area gives residents the best of both worlds, offering safety and exceptional quality of life. This is Pure Michigan!
Our lake home offers gorgeous views of all-sports Sylvan Lake, sunsets are breath-taking. Walk to the beach or sit on your private dock with a book and watch the lake scene unfold. In the fall, the leaves blaze gold, red and orange and you're in a prime viewing location. Winter will blow in from the west and you might enjoy ice skating, cross country or brisk walks, perhaps followed by El Camino carryout by the fire. And, in spring, Sylvan buzzes again with activity, blessed to start anew.
This home has been completely remodeled in 2017---from the top down. Enjoy luxurious linens and down comforters, two reclaimed brick fireplaces (the back room fireplace available all year round/the front room fireplace only spring and summer), three lovely baths, a granite kitchen and plenty of living space in which to stretch out and make yourself comfortable.
This home feels off the grid, but it's smack dab in the middle of everything! Walk for coffee, breakfast, to dinner---Sylvan Lake has more than a dozen local options---from a casual coney island to white linen dining at nearby Pepinos; a Dairy Queen or artisanal Cool Jack's ice cream is a perfect ending to a summer day. We are seconds away from Sylvan's smaller "Baby Beach" or 1/4 mile from the spacious Ferndale "Big Beach". There are two yoga studios within a mile that will welcome a drop in yogi! Tennis courts are five minutes walk to our lakeside Community Center. Detroit's Eastern Market, the oldest and largest historic market in the country, is a memorable visit, especially on a Saturday morn or maybe a night out in nearby Birmingham or Royal Oak.
Lakeview is accessible by three streets; during the summer, two are gated to ensure Lakeview is quiet and virtually empty for walkers, bikers, bladers & boarders. The remaining street is private and accessible by residents only and there are seven driveways on our end, which makes traffic very sparse. Without the gates, traffic increases minimally on our 15 mph street. This village, this street, this lake setting ---all idyllic, wholesome and happy.
Entertainment options aside from outdoor pursuits include several unique concert venues in Pontiac (four miles away) and North 51 Brewing in Lake Orion. Or consider the vaunted DIA (Detroit Institute of Arts), the Holocaust Museum or the Detroit Science Center...just for starters....
The home shares a driveway with my family's home. Although this rental does not offer garage access, there is ample room for cars. We have just purchased the lot in back of us. The house has been razed, there is no construction work scheduled until spring. You will be left in peace to enjoy your getaway; we live next door and remain available to assist or advise when/if needed.
Please consider these details when a booking involves babies/toddler/young children: one room is upstairs/the other down, the wood stairs are open, the brick hearths are not baby proofed and the pilots are lit if you intend to use the fireplace, there is a Michigan basement, the door to which closes, but doesn't lock and the proximity to the lake. Lastly, two of the three entrances are door walls secured with dowels, not locks---safest proven method, but toddlers can potentially open and ...take note...we don't have tv! Lots to think about if traveling with little ones.
There are plenty of homes available for rent that are suitable for gatherings or events, but ours is is not! The Lake House is all about chill---tranquil, peaceful and charming. We can hear the crickets at night!
Sylvan is active, bucolic, beautiful and engaging by day and quiets down quickly at night. Gatherings at the Lake House are limited to the number of overnight guests.
You'll arrive to a clean and orderly home! My crew uses primarily organic products and is exceedingly thorough---they even sanitize the door knobs and press the pillowcases!
We don't have an office, per se, but the back room table is perfect for a computer, you'll work by the fire.....or the kitchen bar allows for a lake view. You'll find the village quiet and restful.
Our home is truly a retreat in which you'll relax, rejuvenate and rediscover.
the house is available to you with the exception of one small room used for storage. garage access is not available.
Interaction with guests
If you need me, I remain available throughout your stay via phone or text.
You understand that the use of the house, lake, and property is at your own risk and you accept full responsibility for any bodily injury for yourself and those in your party and hold owner harmless.
- Please remove shoes at the doors.
- Please respect the tranquility of the neighborhood by limiting noise and music after sunset.
- regrettably, we can not accommodate pets. we have regular guests with allergies--in order to welcome them, as well as share the Lake House with others on airbnb, we strive to keep the home as allergen-free as possible. to that end, the mattresses are new, the walls freshly painted, the carpets and rugs are new and the air ducts just cleaned.
-We suggest the house is not suitable for young children because of the reasons outlined above. Please contact us if your reservation would include children. i do not have baby gates or baby proofing supplies.
-The house accommodates FOUR guests as priced. However, if your party has a fifth, the charge is as stated ($50/night) but please note that a couch (comfy and with linens, but still....) would be the sleeping arrangement. Therefore, in some circumstances, five guests is the max. Please check with me first. Thank you!
-We are flexible regarding check in and check out times.
- no parties or events. gatherings limited to number of people on reservation.