Living Room with gas fireplace and full view of the water. Room for the18" high, twin, blow up mattress Fully equipped, modern, quality kitchen just like home. microwave, stove/oven & full size refrigerator.
Guesthouse On Schoolhouse Lake. NO cleaning fee
Guesthouse On Schoolhouse Lake. NO cleaning fee
5 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
5 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
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Life's about choices! The Guesthouse on Schoolhouse Lake will offer you plenty of choices. It's great for work or play. A Sleep Number Bed or a bed in the Front Room watching the moon rise over the lake. Plan a meal for 2 or cookout with friends. Explore the lakes or fish from the shore. Nearby there's DTE Music Theater, Great Lakes Crossing, Pine Knob Ski Resort, M1 Concourse, The Strand, Downtown Pontiac and Clarkston. For work, we're 6 miles from Chrysler TC and many Tier-1 Suppliers.

The space

Having been in the hospitality business most of my life, I knew exactly what the Guesthouse on Schoolhouse had to offer. First it had to be clean. Like really clean. 2nd, it had to offer options. Because it doesn't matter how good a cup of tea is, if you don't drink tea, well... 3rd. It had to be as nice as home or better. No hand-me-downs! 4th. It had to offer and then be easy to find, all those "things" you forgot or suddenly need when you're away from home. And last but not at all least, it must be inspiring. The view of the lake will stir in you a desire to go exploring. The sound of the jets from the saltwater HOT TUB calls you for a simple, refreshing dip. The incline beds are sure to be the coziest, fall asleep while being mesmerized by the water, place ever!
Welcome to the Guesthouse on Schoolhouse Lake. Enjoy, relax, be inspired.

Guest access

When you stay at The Guesthouse on Schoolhouse Lake, you're home, whether you choose us for work or play, everything inside the house is there for your use while you're a guest with us. From robes, books, coffee and teas, fishing poles and roasting sticks, pedal boats to kayaks and a paddle board. And prehaps best of all, housekeeping is on "the house". Leave the dishes, laundry, bed making to us. Cause at the Guesthouse on Schoolhouse Lake, housekeeping is included in your stay.

Interaction with guests

The Guesthouse on Schoolhouse is 100 feet from our family home. You'll have a private entry code which will allow you to come and go as you please. Look at the Guesthouse as your residence while you're the guest. No one will come over unannounced. Both my husband Rick and I enjoy sharing stories and welcome your company, if you wish. Yet, if you find there's assistance you or have any concerns, I'm close by.

Other things to note

The Guesthouse is a one level home yet there are at least two steps to enter and there are four steps that lead you to the laundry area. The house is located on a major thoroughfare and although there is a 6 foot fence with bushes and trees and we find it nearly inaudible inside the house, road noise happens. The spring fed lake is 4.5 feet deep at the end of the dock so NO Diving. You can walk a ways before it's over 5 foot. Yet the center of the lake is 60 feet. Unfortunately, little zebra muscles attach themselves to rocks in the lake, water shoes are recommended. Please bring your own proper fitting life jackets but if you forget we have a boatload of them.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.
Extra people $20 AUD / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit $409 AUD
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
2 single beds, 1 air mattress
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad

We welcome all children of all ages. We are blessed that our 2 boys grew up on this beautiful property without incident. However, Airbnb urges me to remind you that the Guesthouse on Schoolhouse sits within 15 feet of the lakes shore. There is a set of 5 steps indoors, some tables low have right angles, the main floor is tile and there is a gas fireplace. Waton Blvd., which is 40 mph road, sits 25 feet beyond the yard's fence. We do not carry any equipment for a babies needs. Such as a highchair or crib. I do have games, books and a few assorted toys. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to ask.

- No wet clothes or towels on any indoor furniture.
- Hot Tub Rules: It is very important that you do not go from being in the lake and then into the hot may mot wear a bathing suit that was in the lake into the hot tub. You must shower with soap after being in the lake water and wear a bathing suit that has not been or wash the suit thoroughly with soap& water before wearing it in the hot tub.
Always remember to a secure all four latches on the cover to the hot tub after use.
- Although we don't have houses near by, know that sound travels over the water very clearly. Please have your noise level to a minimum at 10 pm weekday and 11 pm weekends.
- Life Jackets are very important when your enjoying the water. Please remember to bring yours.
- I welcome you to invite friends and family for daily fun and small (10 persons) parties. I ask that you contact me before for an understanding and an approval of your party and or plans that include additional guests.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - The house is on one level, however there is a minimum of 2 steps to get into the house and 4 steps to get down to the laundry room.
Potential for noise - The house sits on Walton Blvd. It's a 40mph 4 lane road with car & truck traffic. The noise is sometimes inaudible inside & sometimes it's loud.
Pet(s) live on property - A couple time a year we babysit an older great dane. If this posses the slightest concern during your stay, he will go to a different babysitter.
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
1 night minimum stay

37 Reviews

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Don User Profile
November 2017
I've stayed in Airbnb all over the world and this may top the list. Lori's cottage is clean, stylish, has a beautiful view of the lake, and had the perfect amount of amenities. I always cook when I travel and this place had everything I needed to make several complex meals. Not to mention, the space was great for working as well as relaxing. If your travel brings you to Mid-Michigan, definitely give this cottage a try.

Lynn User Profile
October 2017
This is an amazing place for a getaway. It raises the bar pretty high for other Airbnb locales as it’s immaculate, the owner is outstanding and has stocked the cottage with everything imaginable! And the location and view of the lake is breathtaking. We were supposed to be on a shopping weekend but found it very difficult to leave this little piece of heaven.

James User Profile
October 2017
Lori is wonderful! Prompt communication and flexibility made our stay top notch. The house is awesome and was a perfect quick get away. Thanks Lori!

Vickee User Profile
October 2017
Loved everything about this place! Lori was so accommodating. Everything was labeled for easy access and organization. Hot tub was so nice and the guesthouse has everything you need!

Beth User Profile
October 2017
We had SUCH a phenomenal time! My boyfriend even said, “50 stars, if we could! Not just the place, but the hosts, too!” So many thoughtful details and accommodations! Even down to the out-of-season Christmas decor that was added just for us, as a special surprise! We will absolutely be looking forward to our next visit!

Linda User Profile
October 2017
beautiful view, sweet little cottage, excellent hosts.

Caryn User Profile
October 2017
Literally speechless! It would be impossible to be disappointed with anything about Lori's Lakehouse! The place was immaculate, spacious, comfortable and full of character & whimsy. Lori made us feel SO incredibly welcome. She thought of everything we could have possibly needed or wanted...and then some! We especially loved taking the Kayaks out for a spin on the gorgeous lake. This is truly what every AirBnB should B...and we can' t wait to visit again!

Waterford Township, Michigan, United StatesJoined in March 2017
Lori User Profile

I'm a wife to Rick of 30 + years, a mom of 2 Adults Arthur and Grant. Rick & I live in the home my Great grandfather built in 1929. We started sharing the Guesthouse on Schoolhouse Lake, which is on the same property as our family home, back in 2012/Airbnb-2017. I enjoy my work as an artist, teacher, gardener, seamstress, and event planner.
When you lead with your heart, you can't go wrong.

Languages: English, Sign Language
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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