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Lake House 2.5 Hours from Chicago and Detroit

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Partial view of Huzzy Lake from our deck


Last updated: 07/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Lawton house description

Contact owner for additional pictures. You'll feel like you're living in the treetops at this spacious 4 Bedroom, 3 full bath house. Watch the action on the lake from the deck. Swim, fish, water-ski, or tube in the warm water of 86-acre Huzzy Lake, or just lounge on the 40 foot boardwalk deck. The lake is not crowded, even on weekends, and warms up fairly early in June. Swim out to the floating raft from the dock. The area surrounding the cottage is filled with vineyards and forests, and is perfect for bike rides.

The house is spacious and filled with everything you'll need to relax, and just perfect for family reunions or multi-family vacations. It has a large living/dining room, and two family rooms, plus a game room off the breezeway. The kitchen is fully equipped to make anything from simple meals for two to gourmet dinners for 16. Condiments & spices are included for your use. The large deck, with a Weber gas grill, is perfect to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Master Bedroom: Queen bed, Cable TV, and bathroom w/2 sinks;
2nd Bedroom: Queen bed (lower level) overlooking the lake
3rd Bedroom: Two sets of bunk beds (lower level, sleeps 4 total)
4th Bedroom: 2 Twin beds (lower level)
Additional Sleeping: One sofa-bed

Baths: 3 full (2 on upper level, 1 on lower level) plus an outdoor shower.

There are four TV's in the house all cable ready. There is also a stereo and music (CD's) for a variety of tastes. The Game Room has Ping Pong and Dart Board. Warm yourself by the log fireplace in the living room. Board Games and puzzles complete this fully furnished home!

The large deck has a mobile fireplace. The house sits on a high hill overlooking the lake; just 80 steps down to the lake and you can jump in the clean, clear water of Huzzy Lake. Noodles, Rafts, floats, life vests, a small refrigerator, and other toys are in the shed. The lake has good bass, northern pike, and blue gill fishing. The driveway has a built-in basketball net. Bring your own boat, or you can rent our pontoon boat. Two kayaks are available gratis for our guests.

Golf courses aplenty are within an easy drive. Fall is beautiful with the changing leaves, grape harvesting, and wine festivals in nearby towns. Snow Skiing is 30 minutes away, or you can ice fish or ice skate on the lake.

There are good restaurants in the towns of Lawton, Kalamazoo and Paw Paw, including a couple of wineries which offer free tours. Go antique shopping in Schoolcraft where there are five large shops to browse. Visit the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo, only 25 minutes away. The movie theater in Portage is about 20 minutes away, with more restaurants, shopping, and activities available for every age. There is a lot to do, you just have to decide what you want to do first!

More photos available upon request.

Keywords: Large House

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            First floor master bedroom/bath; one step up to front porch. Lake not easily accessible for wheelchairs....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Must be at least 25 years of age...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 10-14

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Toaster
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Ice Maker
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Kitchen
          • Dishwasher
          • Oven
          • Seating for 8 people


          • Towels Provided:

            Guests must bring own beach towels...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Large driveway for other vehicles...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Extra blankets and comforters....moreless

          • Garage:

            2-car garage...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Air Conditioning
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Iron & Board
          • Heating
          • Living Room seats 8
          • Hair Dryer


          • VCR
          • DVD Player
          • Games
          • Books
          • Game Room
          • Stereo
          • CD Player
          • Ping Pong Table
          • Video Library


          • Wireless Internet

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            Overlooking lake; Dining table for 6+. Conversation seating also for 4-6 people....moreless

          • Balcony:

            Balcony runs the length of the house....moreless


          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Sports & Activities

          Location & View

              • Lakefront


              • Restaurants
              • Mountain Biking
              • Hunting
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Kayaking
              • Snowmobiling
              • Swimming
              • Jet Skiing
              • Basketball Court
              • Fishing
              • Water Skiing
              • Laundromat
              • ATM/Bank
              • Sledding
              • Horseshoes
              • Shopping
              • Boating
              • Antiquing
              • Miniature Golf
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Winery Tours
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Museums
              • Groceries
              • Skiing


              Write a review 4.9
              from 16 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              May to October
              May 27 - Oct 15
              2 night min stay
              Fall, Winter, Spring
              Oct 16 - May 26
              2 night min stay
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Taxes Not included

              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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              Last updated: 07/06/2014
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              21 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Kalamazoo International
              20 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Amtrak in Kalamazoo
              7 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              3 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Big T's
              30 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Swiss Valley and Bittersweet
              13 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Lake Cora Hills
              3 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Big T's, Decoy Ducks

              Car: Necessary


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2002

              About the owner: Owners from Chicago and Detroit, graduates from Western Michigan, Michigan State, and John Carroll University. Nicknamed 'the Scotch Bar' for the owners' love of single malt scotch.

              Why the Owner Chose Lawton:
              We purchased this property to share with our extended families as this is a great house for family reunions, and is filled with furnishings passed down through the generations. A few years ago, we were contacted by the original owners who wanted to rent it for their own family reunion, and found out their original family was the same size as ours. They left a six page history of the house in our guest book complete with family pictures of then and now!

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Plenty of space for everyone to stretch out and relax--or even to find a quiet spot to get away from it all.

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              Speaks: english



              • Partial view of Huzzy Lake from our deck

                Partial view of Huzzy Lake from our deck

              • Kitchen and Family Room

                Kitchen and Family Room

              • Master Bedroom

                Master Bedroom

              • Living Room and Dining Room

                Living Room and Dining Room

              • Deck overlooking the lake

                Deck overlooking the lake

              VRBO #177048

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              This listing was first published here in 2008.

              Date last modified - Tuesday, May 20, 2014

              $200 - $275 per night (USD)

              4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
              Sleeps 14

              View calendar: Updated 07/06/14
              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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