2 Hours from Chicago on Big Fish Lake (600+ Acres)
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Big Fish Lake house description
We prefer a MONDAY to MONDAY booking.
This property is best suited for up to 8 adults and up to 8 children.
***PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDER AS WE BOOK UP QUICKLY***
We only do weekly rentals during the summer months.
Bedrooms consist of:
#1 Queen Bed with TV, Cable and Ceiling fan (2 people)
#2 Queen Bed with TV and Cable (2 people)
#3 Full/Double Bed and 2 Twin Beds (3-4 people)
#4 Queen Bed and Bunk Bed w/pull out lower futon (3-4 people)
#5 Full Bed and Twin Bed with TV and Cable (2-3 People)
**Blow up Mattress and Folding cot for additional people, also a pack-n-play/bassinet available for use. All Bedding provided.
Remodeled Kitchen with breakfast bar and stools, dishwasher, porcelain tile. All the basic necessities are included: coffee maker, electric griddle, waffle maker, toaster, microwave oven, stove/oven, refrigerator/freezer and all the cookware, dishes & utensils. Central air-conditioning and gas forced heat, ceiling fans in 2 bedrooms. Family room with big Screen TV, cable, dvd, and wood burning fireplace. Washer/Drier, 2 full baths Bath #1 with a bathtub/shower, bath #2 with stand up shower. Outdoor screened in gazebo with Stereo w/ CD changer, Ceiling fan with light, TV/VCR, table and chairs perfect for late night poker/board games. Lakeside deck with gas barbeque grill and table with 8 chairs overlooking the lakeside backyard and fire pit (firewood not provided). Front covered deck with table and chairs.
Our lakeside deck overlooks the flat grass back yard (perfect for a game of bean bag-toss or for the kids to run around on when not in the lake). Large front yard for additional activities such as wiffle ball, volleyball, tag football, etc.. Fishing right from the pier is fantastic. The lake has large and small mouth bass, walleye, northern pike, dogfish, perch, bluegills and crappies. The frontyard is large and flat and has a cute amish built kids playhouse that has a kids sleeping loft, couch, TV/VCR (the kids love the playhouse). This lake is a hidden gem with super low boat traffic.
Sand bottom shallow entry into lake from the steps off the pier. Pier has space available to dock your own boat. Available for rent is our 14 ft Fishing boat (seats 3) with 10 hp outboard and anchor. Use of our paddleboat is free with rental contract and hold-harmless agreement.
During winter months we are a 10 min drive from Swiss Valley ski resort and within 40 min of Timber Ridge Ski Resort with a tubing park, call or email me for additional info in regards to skiing/snowboarding/tubing! Ice Fishing right outside the door on our 600+ acre lake and several wineries nearby that would love you to swing by to try some samples, open year round.
Several golf courses and a driving range in the area, the closest an eight-minute drive. Horseback riding, winery tours and road biking from your doorstep to a few minutes away (email me for any specifics you need). Plenty of restaurants and entertainment in Marcellus/Lawton/PawPaw (pubs, restaurants, movies, bowling, ice cream barns, antique shops).
Two hour drive from downtown Chicago (unless you leave during Friday rush hour), approximately one hour to Notre Dame/South Bend, 15 minutes to Paw Paw, 30 minutes to Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo. 10 minutes to Swiss Valley Ski Resort, 40 min drive to Timber Ridge Ski Resort.
Our lake home is clean and kid friendly. We have a good assortment of kid and adult games that we leave up year round. Pets allowed on a case by case basis. No smoking in house.
In the long term we are looking for a small, trusted group of families and responsible adults to rent to when we are not at the lake ourselves.
Additional Photos available upon request.
Please do not hesitate to email or call with any questions.
GOLF- Several courses nearby including NORTH 40(18 holes), Paw Paw (36 holes)
SKIING- Swiss Valley is a 10 minute drive, Timber Ridge is a 40 minute drive and also has a Tubing Park
SNOWMOBILING- Trail can be reached by snowmobile right from our property. Trail maps available.
WINERIES- Several Wineries nearby for touring, ask for more info.
DINING- We have a list of available dining and know the area well from our own experiences that we would gladly share.
AIR MUSEUM- Located in Kalamazoo 30 minute drive
GO KARTS/PAINT BALLING/MINIATURE GOLF- 20 minute drive
NOTRE DAME/SOUTH BEND- 1 hour 10 minute drive.
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY- 30 minute drive
Keywords: Lake House / Please check our calender for availability.
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 15-16
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking Off Street:
- Air Conditioning:
- Washing Machine:
- Linens Provided:
- Satellite / Cable:
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Video Library
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Lake View
- Water Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
Great place, especially for those with kids!
Great place, especially for those with kids!
Our family and friends had a wonderful time at the Big Fish Lake House. It was clean, had no mold odor, and was nicely appointed for comfort. The outdoor gazebo is great for extended board game playing and the playhouse in the front yard is a dreamland for younger kids. The kitchen/dining area was conducive to talking while cooking. We rented the boat, a 14ft fishing boat with 10 HP motor which was great for tooling around the lake trying to catch fish. The lake is clean and kids could play right off the shoreline. Within a 40 minute drive, there is more than enough stuff to do, with Three Rivers, and Kalamazoo offering a lot of activities. Most of all, we liked sitting on the back porch looking at the lake. About the only negative was the lack of internet/wifi. In a way it was refreshing and, in a way, I missed it as well. Would definitely recommend this place.
- Guest Chef Dan (Chicago)
- Date of stay 09/14/12
- Review Submitted 09/20/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children.
The Lakehouse of my Dreams!
The Lakehouse of my Dreams!
I highly recommend this rental. The house is beautiful, well maintained, updated nicely and setup to accommodate a large group without feeling crowded. The lake is beautiful with sparkling clear water with visible fish and turtles swimming around. This property has a large flat back yard with a children’s playhouse and a back deck and a large flat front yard right on the lake. The front yard has plenty of room to play, relax or have a bonfire as well as a front deck and a very cool screen house both of which overlook the water. The lake itself was very quiet and enjoyable. Most days I would say there were less than 10 boats out on the lake at any given time. We enjoyed fishing this lake. The young kids were able to easily catch bluegill, sunfish and rock bass right from the pier and break wall. Our more experienced fisherman enjoyed catching lots of Largemouth Bass from all over the lake. According to local fisherman, this lake does contain large Pike and Walleye. We didn’t find them on this trip, but look forward to chasing them down on a future visit. The owners were very accommodating. We really enjoyed our stay and felt like we were staying with friends rather than at a rental. The house is well equipped and definitely met our needs. We are already planning a return visit for next summer.
- Guest Had A Great Time (Chicago, IL)
- Date of stay 06/06/10
- Review Submitted 07/06/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet owners, families with young children.
Nov 15-May 15 ..... $800-1,000/weekend May 1-June 11 ..... $1,800-2,000/week June 12-Labor Day ..... $2,000-2,250/week Labor Day-Sept 30 ..... $1,900-2,100/week Oct 1-Nov 15 ..... $800/weekend 1,400-1,600/Week Extra charge for pets $70 per pet. Boat rentals available. Holidays incur an additional surcharge. $150 Cleaning Fee
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Year Purchased: 2007
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Waterskiing, Wakeboarding, Fireworks, Swimming, Jet Skiing, Biking, Sunbathing, Fishing, Kayaking, Snowmobiling, Snow Skiing, Snowboarding, Entertaining friends, and just relaxing at the lake.
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Front of house
kitchen with breakfast bar
Dock, lake frontage with gradual slope sand bottom, good for kids and seniors
Back of the house and screened in gazebo
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