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Beautiful Lake Shawood Sanctuary

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· Novi, Oakland, Michigan
1 acre hosted by Terry D.
1 RV/tent site
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Off for the Season. Depending on the weather, we may be able to accommodate you. Our current portable toilet bathroom setup is closed to prevent freezing. Feel free to connect with us. Beautiful camping experience on our little slice of heaven. Lake Shawood is a beautiful, natural spring-fed, non-motorized lake that primarily borders the City of Novi's exquisite Lakeshore Park. Lakeshore Park has everything from playgrounds for very young children and older children, to picnic pavillions and a sandy beach, and miles of hiking, running, and biking trails. We fell in love with this property the second we walked behind the old cottage. I love nature and being outdoors, especially hiking and biking. We are still making improvements on the land with a small garden, which you are welcome to enjoy during your stay. Our big-picture vision is to renovate the old cottage and live in it. This property has 1 large old oak tree and garden beds with flowers, herbs, and vegetables. (You can help yourself to any of the fruits or vegetables that are ripe) We are on an old smaller home/cottage-style small residential street. Please keep in mind, that this is a spot for family and friend fun with the awareness of keeping it a sanctuary space for the neighbors as well. Enchanting Lakefront Camping Site Pitch your tent and bring your family and children to our exquisitely beautiful site. The property sits on Shawood Lake, a non-motorized private waterfront site. There’s plenty of room to park your car, pitch a tent, enjoy a campfire, and the beauty of all types of birds (swans, geese, ospreys, and the occasional bald eagle), and animal life. The sunsets in this area are breathtaking. Take a short 30-second walk and enjoy Pavilion Shore Park, a family-oriented park with a playground, swimming, fishing pier, and waterfront seating of Walled Lake. You’ll also find public restrooms which are open until 10 pm through the summer and a restaurant across the street. We also have a portable camping toilet with a nice pop-up tent for privacy. Lakeshore Park is a 5-minute walk, an 11-acre park with volleyball, swimming, bike, and hiking trails (more than 10 miles of mountain biking and multi-purpose trails), horseshoe pits, BBQs, picnic shelters, and play structures.Enchanting Lakefront Camping Site Beautiful camping experience on our little slice of heaven. Pitch your tent and bring your family and children to our exquisitely beautiful site. The property sits on Shawood Lake, a non-motorized private water-front site. There’s plenty of room to park your car, pitch a tent, enjoy a campfire and the beauty of all types of birds (swans, geese, ospreys, and the occasional bald eagle), and animal life. The sunsets in this area are breathtaking. Take a short 30-second walk and enjoy Pavilion Shore Park, a family-oriented park with a playground, swimming, fishing pier, and waterfront seating of Walled Lake. You’ll also find public restrooms which are open until 10 pm through the summer and a restaurant across the street. Down the street (about a 7-minute walk) is Lakeshore Park, an 11-acre park with volleyball, swimming, bike, and hiking trails (more than 10 miles of mountain biking and multi-purpose trails), horseshoe pits, BBQ’s, picnic shelters, and play structures.
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Novi, Oakland, Michigan, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Peoria, Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, Bodwéwadmi (Potawatomi), Wyandot, and Mississauga First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Terry D.Joined in May 2021
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Olivia P.recommends
November 13, 2023
Lake Shawood Camping, Novi, Mi.
Terry was great having everything set up for us when we arrived. We loved spending time by the fire pit and waking up to the ducks was amazing. Hopefully we will be back!
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Angela T.recommends
October 15, 2023
Lake Shawood Camping, Novi, Mi.
Peaceful place
Really serene little spot to spend the night or a few days. Tight swing into the drive if your vehicle is large but once you are in you are solid. Cannot compliment Lakeshore Park enough! Great hiking and scenery.
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Chris B.recommends
October 9, 2023
Lake Shawood Camping, Novi, Mi.
Nice spot. Tucked away and quiet on a side street.
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Rebecca F.recommends
September 28, 2023
Lake Shawood Camping, Novi, Mi.
Sweet little location!
The location is beautiful - on the edge of a lake with lily pads and a few geese/ducks/swans visiting. Picnic table, fire pit. I didn’t use the fire pit. Buggy at night- very hungry mosquitoes but that is expected right next to a calm lake. I used the little cabin which has a little table, 2 wooden chairs and was carpeted. I would’ve just pitched a tent but I was there for several days of training for work and appreciated the security of being in a more solid structure in case of bad weather. Outdoor motion light was nice when I got up to use the toilet tent but it did go on a few times in the night maybe from critters wandering around. The toilet tent was a nice addition- regular flushable camp toilet in a zip up structure. Tp and hand sanitizer provided. Nice quiet neighborhood about a block or two from the park. No beach tho unfortunately. Host checked in regularly before and during my stay to give address/directions and to make sure everything was good and if I needed anything. I will definitely consider this rental again in the future if I’m back for more training in the area. — Rebecca
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K. M.recommends
September 3, 2023
Lake Shawood Camping, Novi, Mi.
Terry has a lovely spot close to parks but convenient to the city. He is very responsive and kind host. I wouldn’t hesitate to visit again!
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Emily J.recommends
August 20, 2023
Lake Shawood Camping, Novi, Mi.
Great camping spot! I stayed in the unfinished tiny house and it was a great little retreat to get out of the rain at night. I enjoyed my time there very much. Terry answered my questions promptly and I would absolutely stay again.
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