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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 -snowmobiling check Ailrine Snowmobile club on facebook and www.snowmobiletrail.com/us/mi/city/dowagiac
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,
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
Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Oct 13 - May 28, 2015 2 night min stay
$150 Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Summer May 30 - Oct 11, 2015 2 night min stay
$175 Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
Property Damage Protection$99
Refundable Damage Deposit$300
Weekly rates are based on a 6 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 )
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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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.
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.