Twin Lakes Cottage, Private Beach & Pier, 5 Bedrooms Sleeps 14

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Beachfront, Cottage Rental Near Outdoor Recreational Activities, In Dowagiac


Last updated: 11/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Wake up to the sun streaming into your room, walk outside onto the large deck, breathe, take in the view of being on a lake surrounded by quaint houses and beautiful trees

Twin lakes family cottage is located on 36 acre spring fed silt lake, an all water sport lake. Minutes from charming historic Dowagiac. Approx 2 hours 15mins from Chicago, 30 minutes from South Bend. 40 minutes from Benton Harbor.

Our lake cottage is an all season home, includes heat and central air conditioning. We accommodate guest throughout the year. Come to Michigan in the fall, see the beautiful leaves changing color. Peace and quiet, a wonderful area to tour for some R & R. Winter holds some great Ice fishing, nearby snowmobiling and Swiss Valley skiing.

Our aim is to provide a vacation cottage that is comfortable and leisurely for our guests Twin Lakes Cottage caters from a get away for 1, romantic weekend for 2, large family gatherings. The cottage sleeps up to 14 people, it has 3 bedrooms on the main floor, one double bed, one queen bed and two singles. Pull out queen futon. One bathroom and a second rest room.

Second floor offers a closed off area away from the bustle of the main floor, it has 2 bedrooms, 1 full size futon, 2 twin beds, 1 twin bed in the dormer area . An open area hosts a TV/VCR , bean bags and games great for children to have their own space to chill . Many of our adults guests enjoy the tranquility of being upstairs and having space to themselves. Max ceiling height is 5' 4 center of room.

Good size kitchen with an electric mixer, sandwich maker, toaster, blender, toaster oven,George Foreman grill microwave oven, tea kettle, coffee maker, pots and pans, ovenware and baking tins to name but a few.... everything you need for cooking and baking.

2 dining areas, a sitting /reading area with fab views over looking the lake. Twin Lakes Cottage is full of windows that makes this home light and bright. It sits right on the lake, has its own private beach and pier. Full view of the lake from living room, dining room as well as the sitting/reading area.

Outside offers so many choices from the deck to the lawn to playing games, sitting on the bench located on the pier, grabbing a blanket and lounging under the shady trees, sunning on the beach and running your feet in the sand, dining at the picnic table or dining on the deck. BBQ outside, fish off the pier, large fire pit for great summer smores and memorable nights full of stories around the fire.Star gaze, see shooting stars and satellites going across the sky

On the property:
lots of Indoor games, cards, children,s games, movies
- magazines
-Sandy beach area
- Swimming
- Boating
- Fishing
- paddle boat
- Yard games
-water raft
- floaties
-camping chairs
-deck chairs
-ice fishing
-snowmobiling check Ailrine Snowmobile club on facebook and

sunscreen insect repellent
bath and beach towels
bottle water optional (we are on a well system) There is a Britta jug in fridge
hand soap
personal toiletries, clothes,medications..etc
A good book to read
Fire wood


Parking 2 spaces out side the garage, you can park 2 cars on the lawn next to the drive way. Park the heavier vehicles on the drive way and trailers on the grass not to far up the garden because the septic tank is there which you will see. Depending on the size you can park on the right side of the drive there is a small area between my garage and next doors garage.

Fishing is good we have boaters out early fishing and night fishing. In the kitchen draw next to the fridge is information on the lake you will have to go through them as I don't remember which one talks about the fishing competition and the type of fish that are in the lake. You can fish off the pier too.

Please make sure you are familiar with Michigan lake boating rules. Boating rules for the lake no wake before 11am and after 7pm Stay at least 100ft away from swimmers

check out Dowagiac chamber of commerce

Dowagiac parks and gulf courses

Five Mile crossing drive in theater great value just $7.00 per car or van two movies to watch make sure you bring bug spray!!

Lutz old fashioned drive in fast food
Town of Decauter has an amazing Ice cream parlor

Doe-Wah-Jacks Canoe Rental
Bike trails
Forest Preserve
Pick your own fruit farms,
kittys organic farm,
Wicks apple house

Area Attractions:
- Historic Town of Dowagiac
- Golf courses (Dowagiac Elks Country Club, Hampshire Country Club,Spruce Ridge)
- Restaurants and Pubs
- Ice Cream Shops
- Fruit & Produce Stands
- Marinas
- Local Festivals
- Wineries
- Grocery Stores, Liquor Store
Art theaters
Zekes family dining
Niles four flags apple festival

Keywords: cottage, house, bungalow, lake front, private,


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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Please be advised we do not rent to under 26 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Beach toys, floaties, a few children's life jackets, bubble car, wagon, trike and a few more toys.... ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is not permitted in the house. You are more than welcome to smoke outside . Please be respectful and clean up cigarettes butts...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    call owner for additional information...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 11-14

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Bedroom 4


  • Bedroom 5


  • Convertible bed(s): 1 twin/ single

    plus an inflatable mattress whe 14 guests are present...moreless

  • Queen size Bed (1) first floor, Double Bed (1) first floor, Twin or Single Beds (2) first floor, queen sofa bed first floor second floor, double size futon (1) single beds (3) blow up double mattress (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    main living room...moreless

  • Games:

    board games for adults and children, cards, dominoes,etc, ...moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen TV with TV channels and Dish network. DVD payer in main living room. Upstairs flat screen TV with Dish and a TV with VHS in small area. ...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Assorted DVDs available in main living room. Variety of children VHS tapes available for use assorted adult DVDs available and VHS tapes upstairs....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    property is located in front of the beach and over looks the lake...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    This property walks out on to the garden, on to the beach front right on the lake...moreless

  • Lake View:

    Watch the sun set over the lake...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Sit on the deck, lounge on the beach, ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Great views from large picture windows looking over the lake...moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    There is a dining room seats 6 and an additional dinning area seats up to 6...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    One room has no a/c. Has x large silent solar panel extractor fan, big enough to cool a 1000ft space. Plus fans...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage:

    Garage contains all equipment for renters use. NO PARKING IS AVAILABLE IN GARAGE...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    there is additional parking available across the street on the large green rec area. you can NOT park on the green when there is a venue going on there....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Parking available in front of garage and on grass in front of property...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Telephone is equipped for local calls only please bring calling cards to call long distance or international...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Everything you need for cooking, baking. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Front Deck, back deck over looking the garden, beach and lake....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large charcoal grill available for use. Please bring charcoals, fluid and lighter...moreless



Write a review 4.6
from 20 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2014 Spring 2015
Oct 18 - May 22, 2016
2 night min stay
$145 $155
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

May 23 - Oct 17, 2016
2 night min stay
$175 $185
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $15
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning Fee $85
  • Taxes Not included


Weekly rates are based on a 7 night stay with 6 person occupancy

Holiday weekends $200 per night

Each additional guest $15 per night

Security deposit rates are from $200-$400

No daily visitors allowed please call owner for additional information.

Cancellation full refund 60 days notice prior to vacation ( notice of cancellation )

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 11/26/2015
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There is a 4th of July Parade at the lake, and fireworks for Labor day weekend. Take a look at Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce for local entertainment, parks, museums, and local attractions.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

Why the Owner Chose Dowagiac:
I bought this property because everything about it catered to everybody but mostly at the time we had 3 small children ages 2,4,and 5. The beach area was great for them and having shallow water was another plus. The grassy areas allow us to play a multitude of games. Its great having a private beach and private pier, fishing has been a passion for many of our friends, you will be surprised at how good the fishing is off the pier. The children love swimming and using the paddle boat.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
I love the early mornings, I go out onto the pier and sip my coffee, read my book while taking in the fresh air and looking around the lake with its beautiful landscape. We take nice strolls around the lake. I love that the property sits on the lakefront and has its own private beach and pier. I love sitting out side watching people swimming and enjoying being outside. The property was recently rehabbed in 2010. We updated new windows new siding, fireplace, bathroom, floors, decks and much more. These keys items have made our home so welcoming we think you will agree.

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Date last modified - Thursday, November 26, 2015

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