Heat Wave Retreat
This cottage - with great AC, a shady beach lot, and swimming off the dock - literally saved my family's vacation during the 90-100+ degree week we spent there. The open living/dining/kitchen area is wonderful for families. Being able to swim off the dock, rather than take a boat to a swimming area, was such a luxury! And since Carpenter is a no-wake lake, it is quiet and safer for swimmers. Dealing through VRBO was great, owner response and accessibility was great, and everything was accurately presented. I would highly recommend it, but be sure to bring your own paper products, linens and towels, especially kitchen linens/paper products and dish detergent. There wasn't even starter supplies when we arrived. Minor detractions: Cable TV didn't work, but it has since been fixed. Repair tools and hardware were left under the kitchen sink.
Rental on Carpenter Lake Near Coldwater, Mi