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2 Hours from Chicago on Big Fish Lake (600+ Acres)

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Last updated: 03/27/2014

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  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            This home is very kid friendly and has a Kids playhouse in the front yard with a couch, TV/VCR and sleeping loft. The Kids love it!...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Case by case with an additional security deposit....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Minimum age for renter is 25....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 15-16

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen
          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator

          Amenities

          • Parking Off Street:

            4 car parking in the driveway and additional parking off the street....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Central Air Conditioning and Gas Forced Heat...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Stackable washer and drier in bathroom...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Yes, linens are provided....moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Firewood not provided....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer

          Entertainment

          • Satellite / Cable:

            (6) DVD and Video Library, XBOX and games, Cable TV with several channels....moreless

          • Stereo
          • VCR
          • DVD Player
          • Video Library
          • CD Player

          Outdoor Features

          • Gazebo:

            Screened in Gazebo with TV/VCR, Stereo with CD, Outdoor Lighting and Ceiling Fan, Table and 6 Chairs and electric outlets....moreless

          • Deck / Patio:

            (2) Front Covered Porch and Lakeside Deck...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill

          Location & View

          • Lakefront:

            Lakeside Deck overlooks large grass covered yard with fire-pit on Big Fish Lake....moreless

          • Lake View

          Activities

          • Cinemas
          • Fishing
          • Hiking
          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Water Skiing
          • Kayaking
          • Hunting
          • Cycling
          • Snowmobiling
          • Snowboarding
          • Skiing
          • Jet Skiing
          • Antiquing
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Miniature Golf
          • Boating
          • Horseback Riding
          • Sledding
          • Restaurants
          • Swimming
          • Golf
           

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          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
          

          Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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          Owner info

          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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          Speaks: english

           

          Photos

          • Front of house

            Front of house

          • kitchen with breakfast bar

            kitchen with breakfast bar

          • Family Room

            Family Room

          • Dock, lake frontage with gradual slope sand bottom, good for kids and seniors

            Dock, lake frontage with gradual slope sand bottom, good for kids and seniors

          • Back of the house and screened in gazebo

            Back of the house and screened in gazebo

          VRBO #289191

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          This listing was first published here in 2010.

          Date last modified - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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          5 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
          Sleeps 16

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