Lovely Lakefront House Rental- Big Crooked Lake / Sister Lakes
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Our Lovely Lake House is in an ideal location; in the middle of 2 lakes. Look out the Livingroom Picture window and you can watch the sunset on Round Lake, and out the kitchen door is the huge upper deck overlooking Big Crooked, which is your Lake Access only 40 feet away. Across the street is an Ice-Cream/ Souvenir Shop and a Wake Boarding Store. 1 Block away is a Restaurant, Roller Rink, Bowling Alley and Spa. 3 Blocks away is a Grocery Store, Gas Station, Restaurants, Bank, Boat Rental, Video Store and more. Downtown Dowagiac (newly renovated) is a captivating town with restaurants and shops. Worth an afternoon stroll to look around and shop. Farms and Fruit Stands all around. Don't forget to pick fresh fruit, Michigan's Best!!
This is truly a get-a-way back to nature. You will find plenty of ducks, geese, different types of birds and wildlife. Just don't bring any frogs home in a shoe box, please! We like to keep all creatures in their natural habitat.
Whether you like to enjoy relaxing with a morning cup of coffee watching the fish jump out of the water or watching the tranquility of the waves or just want the excitement of tubing, water skiing, fishing, fruit picking, sledding, snowmobiling, ice fishing or just simply watching the excitement of your child finding water creatures, this is the place for you.
Snowmobilers welcome! Because of being in the Snow Belt, winter brings great snow packed trails for Snowmobilers. Trails are marked.
Keywords: Year Round, Single Family Ranch, Lakefront, 35' of Sandy Beach, All Sports Lake, Kid Friendly.
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Convertible bed(s)
- 1.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Parking Off Street
- Air Conditioning
- Wood Fireplace
- Gas Fireplace
- Linens Provided
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Lake View
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Theme Parks
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Basketball Court
ReviewsWrite a review
Great family getaway
Great family getaway
My family enjoyed a lovely week at the lake in this wonderful house, which was very clean and had just about everything we needed. The kids enjoyed swimming in the lake, playing in the sand, fishing from the pier (we caught five fish!), and going to the nearby ice cream shop. We also enjoyed family meals on the spacious deck. The property owners were gracious and provided us with tips on what to do and see in the area. In fact, one day when it rained, we took the kids to the children's museum in St. Joe's, just a short drive away. They loved it! We also enjoyed getting smoothies at Stephie's Cafe on M-152. We would definitely consider staying at this house next summer!
- Guest Chrissy
- Date of stay 07/21/12
- Review Submitted 08/01/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
We had a delightful 4th of July week at this cottage.. It was clean, well stocked with towels, sheets, chairs, umbrellas, even a paddleboat for the lake. Two great views of Round and Big Crooked lakes gave us beautiful sunsets and cool mornings to enjoy our coffee on the expansive deck. The lake is only steps away from the deck, it was great to be right on the water. The lake was cool and clean and refreshing. My son caught a 13 inch smallmouth bass right off the swimming platform. The owners were very friendly and fair to deal with. I love going a couple of miles down the road to buy fresh corn on the cob, zuchini, tomatoes etc. from farm stands. I'd definitely go back again.
- Guest Bill
- Date of stay 07/01/12
- Review Submitted 07/10/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children.
Owner response: Thank you for your awesome review. I am so happy you and your family had a nice time. Our goal was accomplished. I especially liked the plug for fishing. You and your family were very warm and pleasant. You are welcome to come back anytime. Thank you for the cherries, they were delicious.
An amazing view and great place
An amazing view and great place
My family and I recently rented this house for a week and it was amazing. The lake is beautiful and the view is spectacular. I cannot stress enough what a great time we had while at this house. The photos do not do it justice, the house was clean and in great shape and owners are warm and inviting. You would be hard pressed to find a better place to rent for a get away to the sister lakes area
- Guest Michael
- Date of stay 06/22/12
- Review Submitted 07/03/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children.
Owner response: Thanks for the fabulous review! We are so glad you had a great time. We try our best to make things pleasantly accomodating. Hope to see you next year.
great family getaway!
great family getaway!
This cottage is a little gem! We had a wonderful stay. It was clean and well maintained with great beach access and fabulous views of Big Crooked and Round lakes. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The kitchen was well equipped and the living room was cozy. The bedrooms were a decent size and the beds were comfortable. The big deck was a great place to hang out and enjoy our meals. Our two young sons had a blast in the lake, which has a nice sandy bottom and a big stretch of shallow water before dropping off. I highly recommend this rental cottage - I know we will be back next summer!
- Guest Kate
- Date of stay 06/23/12
- Review Submitted 07/03/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children.
Owner response: Thanks for the grand review! It pleases me and my family to know that you and yours had a good time. Family vacations are a great way of making lasting memories. Hope to see you next year.
Spring - May 6 to June 9 -- $1,000/wk Summer - excluding 3 Holidays listed below -- $1,100/wk Memorial Day Week- $1200/wk, July 4th Week- $1300/wk, Labor Day Week- $1,200/wk Fall - Sept 9 to Nov 3 -- $1,000/wk Winter Rates upon request Refundable Security Deposit - $300.00 Cleaning Fee - $50.00 $400.00 Deposit required to hold reservation- balance due 30 days prior to arrival Weekly Check In 4PM Eastern Check Out 11:00 AM 30 day Cancellation Notification
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Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: Terry and I bought our Summer Home on Big Crooked Lake about 20 years ago when our daughter was about 8 years old. We share a lot of wonderful memories full of fun, adventure and enjoyment. Currently, we live in the South Suburb of Chicago and are still looking forward to many relaxing weekends in our Year Round Michigan Home.
Why the Owner Chose Sister Lakes:
Sister Lakes is a very popular area full of vacationers, great for families and nearby attractions. It is only 90 miles from Chicago and easy to find where lots of relaxation and stress-free environment awaits you. When you live in a busy city all your life, you need a quick get-a-way from the rat race. Also, Sister Lakes has many adjacents lakes with Public Access. So, if you want to get adventureous, feel free to hop on to another lake. We are minutes away from quite a few attractions: ** 15 min -- Movie Theatre in Benton Harbor ** 15 min -- Benton Harbor -- Shopping, Many, Many Restaurants, Go Karts/Batting Cages/Miniature Golf. ** 20 min -- Four Winds Casino in Hartford, MI ** 20 min -- St. Joseph, MI (Curious Kids Museum)and much, much more. ** 30 min -- South Haven, Mi ** 30 min -- Deer Forest (Coloma, MI) ** 30 min -- Wine Touring in Kalamazoo ** 30 min -- Kalamazoo -- Air Zoo Museum ** 45 min -- Warren Dunes ** 45 min -- Shopping at the Lighthouse Mall in Michigan City, IN ** 45 min -- Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, MI ** 60 min -- Saugatuck, MI ** 90 min -- Battle Creek, MI (Binder Zoo) ** 2 hr -- Muskegon's Michigan Adventure Water Park and Amusement Park ** 3 hr -- Henry Ford Museum You are so close to many attractions that I cannot list them all.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Water sports, fishing, watching the sunset over the lake, outdoor dining, late night marshmallow and wieney roasting, telling stories around the campfire, taking nice long evening walks, taking night boat rides. This is really living. Sister Lakes is a series of Lakes adjacent to one another. This area starts hopping from Memorial Day to Labor Day. A 3rd Lake, Little Crooked Lake, is connected to Big Crooked by a tunnel that can be accessed with a canoe, row boat or paddle boat. The tunnel is on 95th Street. Make a right from our pier with the paddle boat and it's about 1/2 mile straight up. This is worth exploring. You could always go to the other lake to fish or swim.
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Picture of Deck and Beach Area
Entry Way with Extra Walk-In Closet
Winter Scene of Round Lake out of Front Living Room Window.
Living Room showing the kitchen in the background.
Partial Kitchen View.
Dining Area Scene looking at Big Crooked Lake.
2nd Bedroom has 3 single beds with a view of the lake and walkin closet.
Winter Scene from 2nd bedroom.
Front view of house with driveway, right off the street
Angle of Living Room showing the Hallway when you first walk in.
This is the Living Room View of Round Lake which is in the Front as you drive up
Straight view across the room showing the view of the deck and lake.
1st bedroom has 1 full size and 1 bunk bed, 1 tall dresser, and 1 walkin closet.
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