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Extraordinary Cottage Compound on Paw Paw Lake

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  • Pets considered:No
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Property description

Description: A beloved summer lakefront cottage compound on Paw Paw Lake for over five generations, this lovely and versatile property is available when the family is not in residence. Located at the end of Bowes Landing, where the lawns create a beautiful park-like setting between the cottages and the lake, the compound faces west with panoramic views of the entire lake. The large front deck on the Main Cottage is perfect for reading, sunbathing, family meals. and watching dramatic sunsets. The sandy bottom lake, with private pier, makes for enjoyable swimming. Children love this summer cottage!

Accommodations: Main cottage faces the Lake: 2 bedrooms + 2 baths; guest house, just behind: 1 bedroom; loft with 2 sleeping areas; additional main floor sleeping area; 1 full bathroom. Compound sleeps 10 comfortably. Main cottage has central air and a fireplace. guest house has window air. Compound layout works well for large, extended or multi-family use.

Coordinates: Paw Paw Lake is the largest inland lake in Southwest Michigan. It is 90 minutes from Chicago and 2 hours from Detroit, 15 minutes east of Lake Michigan, 20 minutes from St. Joe - known for its shops, summer music and arts festivals, 30 minutes from the wonderful art/antique villages of Saugatuck and Douglass. Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana is 50 minutes away. Southwest Michigan is becoming known as a fabulous all-season get away destination.

Activities: Several excellent 18-hole golf courses (including the PGA sanctioned Harbor Shores, a Nicklaus signature course, as well as the local Paw Paw Lake golf course) and tennis facilities are nearby. In addition to a local water park, there is kayaking, sailing, canoeing, swimming, waterskiing, biking, fishing, horseback riding, windsurfing, jet skiing. Area marinas handle boat rentals. A number of award-winning vineyards are open for touring, and antiquing abounds. A wide variety of restaurants and cinemas are close by, as is the new Four Winds Hartford casino. Summer days are filled with fun. Fall weekends are filled with gorgeous colors, exploring and relaxation.

Keywords: Lakefront Property, Vacation Rental, Paw Paw Lake, Southwest Michigan Rental

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Our property has a lovely front lawn between the cottage and the lake. It's the perfect place to play (croquet, badminton, wiffle ball, bean bag games and more). It's also a wonderful place to stretch out in a relaxing chair and read and watch the lake....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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June, July and August:  $2000/week
May, September:  $1800/week
October - April (off-season):  $350-$400/night    $1400-$1800/week     $2500/month
Please get in touch with us for Special Rates for long-term off-season rentals.
Off-season has a 2-night minimum stay.  In-season has a 7-night minimum stay.
Please add 6% sales tax and $125 cleaning fee on all rentals.
Refundable Damage Deposit:  $300 due one month prior to rental
Holiday Weekends and Special Event Weekends:  $500/night

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


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Location

You will want to visit Silver Beach as well as the Sarett Nature Center's Butterfly House in St. Joseph, Michigan; the harbor in South Haven; the antique shops and galleries in Douglass & Saugatuck; and the Chocolate Garden, the Contessa and Karma Vista wineries, and our favorite movie theater, the Loma, all in neighboring Coloma.

 

Owner info

About the owner: We are part of a large family that has enjoyed this cottage on Paw Paw Lake for over five generations.

Why the Owner Chose Watervliet:
Our great-grandfather chose this spot because it is a beautiful place to live - with a stunning view of the lake and gorgeous sunsets that I imagine are the same today as they were 100 years ago. Paw Paw Lake is convenient to many locations: Chicago, Valparaiso, South Bend, Kalamazoo, Detroit to name a few. In addition to relaxing by the lake, there is so much to do on the lake and in the surrounding towns, that people come back year after year.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We love to have coffee on the porch in the morning, and watch the lake. Some of us are always cooking for a crowd. Others are watching the kids play. Others are off for a run, tennis, golf or kayaking. We love the sunsets. We love the local movie theaters. We love the weekly $1.00 hamburger nights at the local Board of Trade restaurant or pizza at our favorite Di Maggio's.


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Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • Sunset at Paw Paw Lake

    Sunset at Paw Paw Lake

  • A beautiful day at the lake.

    A beautiful day at the lake.

  • A view of the lake from the porch.

    A view of the lake from the porch.

  • Here is the kitchen - you can see the lake from the kitchen window.

    Here is the kitchen - you can see the lake from the kitchen window.

  • The livingroom has a dining area on one side, and seating on the other.

    The livingroom has a dining area on one side, and seating on the other.

  • The second bedroom upstairs in the Lake House.

    The second bedroom upstairs in the Lake House.

  • Guest House downstairs with two twin beds.

    Guest House downstairs with two twin beds.

  • Beds in the Guest House loft.

    Beds in the Guest House loft.

  • Welcome to our cottage.

    Welcome to our cottage.

  • Our front porch, where we enjoy sitting morning, noon and night.

    Our front porch, where we enjoy sitting morning, noon and night.

  • Our summer garden.

    Our summer garden.

  • This is the dining area which also looks out onto the lake.

    This is the dining area which also looks out onto the lake.

  • Upstairs bedroom, facing the lake.

    Upstairs bedroom, facing the lake.

  • The Guest House in winter

    The Guest House in winter

  • Stairway to the loft in the Guest House.

    Stairway to the loft in the Guest House.

  • Bedroom in the Guest House.

    Bedroom in the Guest House.

VRBO #399090

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Date last modified - Monday, May 04, 2015

  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Property type
    Cottage
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 02/02/2015
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