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

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Beachfront, Cottage Rental Near Outdoor Recreational Activities, In Dowagiac

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Last updated: 07/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Dowagiac cottage 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, in closet is a pull out mattress, double air bed. 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
-snow mobiling

WHAT TO BRING?
sunscreen insect repellent
bath and beach towels
bottle water optional (we are on a well system) There is a Britta jug in fridge
groceries
personal toiletries, clothes,medications..etc
A good book to read
Camera
Bathing suit
Fire wood

WHAT TO LEAVE AT HOME?
Worries
Stress

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

LOCAL EVENT AND ATTRACTIONS
check out Dowagiac chamber of commerce

Dowagiac parks and gulf courses


NEARBY ACTIVITIES
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,

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • 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

              • Children Welcome:

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

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 10-14

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Microwave
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster

              Amenities

              • 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

              • Garage:

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

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

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

              • Heating
              • Gas Fireplace
              • Washing Machine
              • Wood Fireplace
              • Linens Provided
              • Clothes Dryer

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                (2) Flat screen TV with TV channels. VHS and DVD payer in main living room. Upstairs TV with VHS small area for children, children videos We do not have WFi ...moreless

              • Video Library:

                assorted variety of children VHS tapes available for use assorted adult VHS and DVDs available...moreless

              • Music Library:

                Several CDs available for use...moreless

              • Games:

                several different board games...moreless

              • CD Player
              • VCR
              • Stereo
              • DVD Player
              • Toys

              Communications

                  • Telephone:

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

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Deck, back of the house over looking the garden, beach and lake....moreless

                  • Bicycles:

                    we no longer have bikes available for use...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

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

                  Location & View

                  • Beachfront:

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

                  • Beach View:

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

                  • Water View:

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

                  • Lakefront:

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

                  • Lake View:

                    Watch the sun set over the lake...moreless

                  • Waterfront

                  Activities

                  • Museums
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Kayaking
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Cycling
                  • Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Medical Services
                  • Laundromat
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Cinemas
                  • Churches
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sledding
                  • Shopping
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Jet Skiing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer
                  May 30 - Oct 10, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $165 $175
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $1,000

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


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Cleaning Fee $75
                  • Pet Fee $15
                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

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

                  Holiday weekends $200 per night

                  Security deposit rates are from $200-$400

                  To secure dates security deposit payment has to be made. 1st half of rent is due 60 days prior to vacation date remaining balance is due 30 days prior to rental. Payments can be made via checks and mailed. Credit cards or echeck payments on VRBO website will incur a 3% fee for each transaction.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 07/10/2014
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                  Location

                  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 choose to buy 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 2009/2010. 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.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

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                  Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

                  $165 - $175 per night (USD)
                  10

                  5 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 14

                  View calendar: Updated 07/10/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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