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Two Beautiful Homes Diamond Lake - Access to Private Assocation Park and Beach!

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House #1: 30x40 Spacious Open Living Area w/ Stainless Kitchen and Dining!

House #1:  30x40 Spacious Open Living Area w/ Stainless Kitchen and Dining! Spacious Stainless Kitchen, Bar and Dining Area; access to front porch w/ swings House 1 - 25x35 family room with TV/Stereo, extra sleeping; to outdoor kitchen! House #1: outdoor kitchen with new gas grill, fridge, and 3 pc stainless sink! House 1: Master Bedroom in Loft w/ King and full bath w/ steam shower - sweet! House 1:  Bedroom 2; queen size bedroom - all cedar sided. House 1:  Bedroom #3: Bunk bed Room w/ 3 twin beds!! House 2 - open floor plan leaves to master bed suite w/ french doors & kitchen House 2 - Open Kitchen to Living Room w/ Breakfast/Snack Bar House 2 - Spacious Kitchen all new stainless steel appliances - solid countertop House 2 - Full Laundry Room - walk in from back yard. House 2- Gorgouse Master Bedroom Suite w/ King, Fireplace, and On-suite Bath House 2 - Gorgeous Master w/ King bed, tv,fireplace, ceiling fan, on-suite bath! House 2 - Gorgous Master Bath w/ Double Sinks/Mirrors House 2 - Another view of the Master on suite bath w/ jacuzzi and walk in shower House 2 - Jacuzzi tub in Master Suite House 2 - Spacious Walk in Shower House 2 - Bedroom 2 - Full and twin size bed! House 3 - Bedroom 3 - 2 twins, faces Golf course! House 2 - Beautiful new porch facing Diamond Lake Golf Course - seating for 10! Association access to our Private Beach & Park! Just a short walk away or drive! Walk to our private sandy beach area just a few blocks away - kids will love it! Howell Point Beach & Park; just a few blocks away, Sparking blue waters!! Beautiful aerial view of DL! blue text is our private beach access and homes!

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Last updated: 04/02/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
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  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Cassopolis cabin description

Get a taste of the good life with one of the best holiday retreats southwest Michigan has to offer at the 'Sheppard Chalets'. Cass County is blessed with the largest lake of southwest Michigan's Lower Peninsula, Diamond Lake! Just 2 hours from Chicago and only 25 minutes from Notre Dame!!! Enjoy the game, the lake and a round or two of golf all in one weekend!

House 1: Will sleep 11-12 in beds; Our first home is custom built with that 'up north cabin feel' and is smoke-free!! It features over 3000 square feet with a professional stainless kitchen for the gourmet cook! With 22 foot ceilings in living room and dining area, and a 30x40 family room with a 35 inch TV/Stereo with DVD/VCR and movies, this home has lots of room to roam. There's a king size bed in loft, room w/ a set of bunk beds and a twin bed, a third bedroom w/ a queen size bed, and the 25 x 30 family room has a couch/loveseat plus two twin day beds. Home has knotty pine and cedar throughout the entire house!! Two full bathrooms, 1 with relaxing steamer unit w/ dual shower heads. Enjoy the 150x150 manicured lot for outdoor fun and games. Sit on the front porch and swing and enjoy the professionally landscaped yard and pond, or cook up a barbecue on the back yard deck and awesome outdoor kitchen!!! Roast marshmellows out by the fire on those chilly Michigan nights!

House 2: Can sleep up to 8: 3 Bedroom/2 full Bath w/ jacuzzi, approx. 1600 s.f. home, that sits on the first hole of the DIAMOND LAKE GOLF Course!! Master bedroom suite with king size bed and twin, fireplace, ceiling fan, tv, walk in closet & masterbath with jacuzzi and walk in shower; 2nd bedroom has 2 twin beds and 3rd bedroom has a full size bed, twin bed and loveseat (suitable for small child to sleep on). We can also provide a queen size blow up mattress, available upon request. Brand new back covered porch. Also outdoor firepit, gas grill, and amazing views of the Diamond Lake Golf Course!! Walk to Dussell's farmers market, our private beach, or just walk out the backyard to the DL golf course and ice cream shop for those after dinner treats!

Diamond Lake's shores have sandy beaches and a public marina with a boat launch and various water sports to offer. Be sure to check out the Park Shore Marina for all your boating pleasures!! The marina offers all types of water sport rentals, boat launching, and pier rental. Enjoy the newly remodeled Cafe!! Explore the lake with a ferry ride to Diamond Isle and view the beautiful lake front homes all around the lake. Even golf lovers will have a grand time at your choice of 2 spectacular golf courses, either the new 18 hole Park Shore Golf Club or the 9 hole Diamond Lake Golf Club. Bring your bikes for a scenic tour around beautiful Diamond Lake!

The historic town's downtown area and neighboring Dowagiac has all the amenities with plenty of options for gourmets and shopaholics alike. The town of Jones in St. Joseph County has the spectacular Swiss Valley Ski Resort (just 10 miles) with several lifts and tall skiiing peaks for all the fun of skiing or snowboarding. And those with a taste for wine will enjoy the fact you are staying in the Michigan Wine Country and most wineries offer fabulous wine-tasting tours! A 25 minute drive will get you to Notre Dame and South Bend, Lake Michigan, and Amish Country in Shipshawana. Enjoy a fun day of shopping or enjoy the brand new water park!!

Absolutely one of the best kept secrets in the mid-west....Diamond Lake is only two hours from Chicago!! Make yourself at home...you will absolutely fall in love with either of these romantic Michigan get-a-aways and want to come back year after year!! Recreation apart, simply relax and enjoy looking at the sunset and sip on a sparkling wine while hanging out at the park wondering which of the two - the Michigan wine or Diamond Lake's waters - glisten and sparkle more!




Keywords: Home, cottage, lake house, cabin

Property Type

  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • Details:

    Elevator : No Elevator! But house 1 has 2 stories and 3000 sq ft and sleeps 12; house 2 has 1 story and is 1600 sq ft and sleeps 8; handicap accessible...moreless

  • 2 story
  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            House 2 is wheel chair and handicap access....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Bedroom 3

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          • Other (See Description)

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          • House 1 - King, Queen, Twin, Set of Bunks, 2 Day Beds plus 2 Extra Twin Mattresses & sleigh bed. Home 2 - King, Full, 4 Twins plus queen size blow up mattress (available upon request) and Pack and Play. Love Seat in 3rd bedroom could be converted to a small child's bed....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1

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          • Bathroom 2

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          • House 1 - 2 1/2 baths one w/ steamer unit in shower House 2 - 2 Full Baths one w/ jacuzzi tub and walk in shower - handicap accessible ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Both houses have stainless steel kitchen appliances - house 1 has an added outdoor kitchen w/ sink and fridge! ...moreless

          • Stove:

            House 1 has Professional stainless 6 burner gas stove!...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            both houses have stainless steel refrigerators. ...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Both houses come with dishes and utensils. ...moreless

          • Dining:

            Both houses accommodate multiple seating! ...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Both houses come with cooking utensils. ...moreless

          • Toaster:

            Both houses have toaster ovens ...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Both houses have coffee makers...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            both houses have dishwashers...moreless

          • Microwave:

            Both houses have microwaves...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Child's Highchair
          • Pantry Items

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning:

            House 1 - 4 Window units; House 2: Central Air...moreless

          • Living Room:

            Beautiful open floor plans at both homes. ...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Linens and Towels provided at both homes...moreless

          • Gas Fireplace:

            Both homes have gas fireplaces...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Both houses have washer/dryer...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Both houses have washer/dryer...moreless

          • Parking
          • Fireplace
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Parking Off Street

          Entertainment

          • Books:

            House 2: Lots of books provided to take down to the beach for reading! ...moreless

          • DVD Player:

            both homes have DVD players...moreless

          • Games
          • VCR

          Pool & Spa

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            House 1 has front porch with swings and outdoor kitchen in back. House 2 has built in screened in porch facing the Diamonl Lake Golf course! ...moreless

          • Boat:

            You can rent boats and jet skis from the Park Shore Marina! 269-470-4650...moreless

          • Golf:

            House 2 backyard faces the Diamond Lake golf course! ...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill:

            Both homes have outdoor gas grills. ...moreless

          • Lawn / Garden:

            Lots of lawn at both houses. ...moreless

          Theme

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

          Reviews

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          • Grami

            Grami

            • Guest Grami (South Bend, Indiana)
            • Date of stay 06/16/13
            • Review Submitted 06/25/13
            This place was great! I was there with my adult children and families and it worked perfectly for us. The grandchildren loved the bubble bath in the "cuzzy" tub after a day at the beach. They were either in their pajamas or swimming suits! We even took them to the golf course ice cream shop in their pjs. The beach is perfect for small children and grami---I loved the shade. The kitchen was fun to cook in and the back porch was perfect for feeding children and for the early risers. Terri, thanks for accommodating us!

            Recommended for: People with disabilities, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.

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          • We loved it!

            We loved it!

            • Guest Sue & John (Chicago, IL )
            • Date of stay 08/05/12
            • Review Submitted 08/18/12
            We loved it! Your house was very nice and the lake was just like you said so nice and clean. Sue & John

            Recommended for: People with disabilities, families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing.

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            • Guest Anonymous
            • Date of stay 08/10/09
            • Review Submitted 08/10/09
            We enjoyed staying at the smaller property - it was very quiet and nice (and clean). Having W/D was a life saver. The beach was close enough to walk to with our 18 month old twin toddlers. Golf course in the back is quite an asset. The entire place is very family safe and friendly and I would highly recommend this to anyone with a family.

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            • Guest Mark Heinle (Chicago, IL)
            • Date of stay 07/29/09
            • Review Submitted 07/29/09
            House #2: I cannot recommend renting this home enough! The posted photos do not do it justice, as it is quite a bit more elegant than we expected. The home is sparkling clean and luxurious, with a fireplace in the master bedroom and a full "spa" master bathroom, complete with a jacuzzi tub and a "rain" shower that is destined to make you feel bad about your bathroom back home. The kitchen features a beautiful open layout, too. All of that said, we spent the majority of our time lounging on the back patio, which is bordered on two sides by a wooded lot and a golf course, respectively. The home is certainly the nicest in the neighborhood and provides quick access to Diamond Lake, which is a couple of blocks away and visible from the street. The ONLY caveat I would issue is that Diamond Lake is predominately ringed by private frontage, so to actually get out on the lake involves a (very short) drive to a public dock, as opposed to simply walking down the street to a private beach. We had a wonderful weekend and would recomend renting the home to anyone seeking either a romantic getaway or a group of guys looking for a comfortable and relaxing getaway weekend.

            Owner response: thanks for the kind words Mark. And yes, that is one of the benefits of renting our home...you don't need to drive all the way to the public access! Our Howell Point Beach access is just a few blocks away! Thank you again...so glad you enjoyed your stay! Terri

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            • Guest Bryan22 (Chicago, IL)
            • Date of stay 07/26/09
            • Review Submitted 07/26/09
            Comment for House #2. Dear Sheppards, We had a wonderful time at your beautiful house just off of the Diamond Lake Country Club golf course. The location is great, just off of the lake, for an early morning run. Also, we golfed at the DLCC and a few other courses in the area. The accomodations made for a wonderful getaway. Thank you!

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            • Guest Donna Dobrovits (Frankfort IL)
            • Date of stay 12/01/08
            • Review Submitted 12/01/08
            Every year my YAYA Sisters rent a house, we had a wonderful time The House was COZY & PERFECT, My YAYAS' Loved it. We usually go the end of September but had to postphone due to surgery of are friend Harriet we all deserve some rest and it was great to have her with us!! We did have a great time visiting Notre Dame, and other towns near by, Wasn't too crazy about the first SNOWFALL, but we had the fireplace to warm us up on our return, hope to visit again!! Thanks Terry!!

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            • Guest Sue 9 (Austin, TX)
            • Date of stay 10/29/08
            • Review Submitted 10/29/08
            Dear Terri and Dave, We really enjoyed staying in your beautiful home while during our "Band Reunion Weekend" at Notre Dame. . .It was lovely to be able to come back after the craziness of the trip to campus, make a nice dinner and relax with old friends. Everything in your home was beautiful appointed and comfortable. Thanks again and looking forward to staying in your lovely home again. Sue

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            • Guest The Gutman's (Cincinnati, OH)
            • Date of stay 08/20/08
            • Review Submitted 08/20/08
            Terri and Dave, Thank you so much for an awesome weekend. Your home is just amazing and beautiful. We all felt so at home in your home. The Lake was an awesome bonus feature. We will definitely be back.

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            • Guest Anonymous
            • Date of stay 07/12/08
            • Review Submitted 07/12/08
            Dear Sheppards, What a great spot to vacation. Felt as though we were in a cabin. Summertime is great but I look forward to a fall visit too! The accomodations were excellent with extra beds and the kitchen was fun to cook in as well! Thanks for a great week!

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            • Guest Wendy H & Family
            • Date of stay 08/06/06
            • Review Submitted 08/06/06
            Dear Terri & Dave, Thanks for much for the use of your beautiful home again. It is so comfortable - truly a home away from home! And the new bathroom is awesome! We will definately be back next summer! Thanks again!

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          My Standard Rate
          3 night min stay
          $295

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees and Rental Conditions:

          • Property Damage Protection $89
          • Taxes Not included

          Notes:

          HOUSE 1: Nov-April $300.00/night (3 night min); $2100 Week; Peak season: May-October $375.00/night; (3 night min) $2625.00/wk. HOUSE 2: Nov-April $275/nt; 3 nt min); $1925/wk; May-Oct $295/nt; $2065/wk. Holidays/Notre Dame: $375/night $500 Security Deposit locks in date; returned w/i 2-3 wks of stay upon inspection. Cleaning fee deducted if you don't clean; full refund if do own cleaning!


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          Last updated: 04/02/2014
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          Location

          • Nearest Golf: Diamond Lake Golf course at 0.1 Miles
           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2008

          About the owner: We've always wanted to build our own cabin in the woods in 1994 our dream came true!!

          Why the Owner Chose Cassopolis:
          We absolutely fell in love with Diamond Lake and from the moment we pulled up onto our tree lined street, we were sold! We bought our land in 1994 and started building our 'cabin in the woods' in 1996. It was a great little rustic cabin and being only 2 hours from Chicago, it was our home away from home! It took about 4 years to build on the weekends, and off time, and by 2000 it was done!! But in 2001, the area was devasted by a tornado and we lost 14 trees on our property! The home was built so strong though that the only damage was a little roof damage and our porch. So we tore down the porch and in 2002 added a 30x40 family room, basement, front and back porch. Our little cabin turned into a big cabin and we actually lived there for a short time in 2003. But in 2004 we moved back to the Chicago area, and decided to rent it out so that others could enjoy our beautiful custom built home and the great Diamond Lake area! We love it so much on Diamond Lake that in 2008 we did it again! We bought another home, fixed that one all all up, and now rent that one out too! That way, we never miss a weekend on beautiful Diamond Lake in case one our homes are rented!! :)

          The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
          So, after a day of boating or fishing on beautiful 1029 acre Diamond Lake, sit back and unwind and enjoy a great barbeque on the back deck and roast marshmellows on the outdoor fire pit. You'll want to come back year after year, and soon our home will feel like your home! We hope you enjoy it!! Dave & Terri


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          Photos

          • House #1:  30x40 Spacious Open Living Area w/ Stainless Kitchen and Dining!

            House #1: 30x40 Spacious Open Living Area w/ Stainless Kitchen and Dining!

          • House 1 - 25x35 family room with TV/Stereo, extra sleeping; to outdoor kitchen!

            House 1 - 25x35 family room with TV/Stereo, extra sleeping; to outdoor kitchen!

          • House 1: Master Bedroom in Loft w/ King and full bath w/ steam shower - sweet!

            House 1: Master Bedroom in Loft w/ King and full bath w/ steam shower - sweet!

          • House 1:  Bedroom #3: Bunk bed Room w/ 3 twin beds!!

            House 1: Bedroom #3: Bunk bed Room w/ 3 twin beds!!

          • House 2 - Open Kitchen to Living Room w/ Breakfast/Snack Bar

            House 2 - Open Kitchen to Living Room w/ Breakfast/Snack Bar

          • House 2 - Full Laundry Room - walk in from back yard.

            House 2 - Full Laundry Room - walk in from back yard.

          • House 2 - Gorgeous Master w/ King bed, tv,fireplace, ceiling fan, on-suite bath!

            House 2 - Gorgeous Master w/ King bed, tv,fireplace, ceiling fan, on-suite bath!

          • House 2 - Another view of the Master on suite bath w/ jacuzzi and walk in shower

            House 2 - Another view of the Master on suite bath w/ jacuzzi and walk in shower

          • House 2 - Spacious Walk in Shower

            House 2 - Spacious Walk in Shower

          • House 3 - Bedroom 3 - 2 twins, faces Golf course!

            House 3 - Bedroom 3 - 2 twins, faces Golf course!

          • Association access to our Private Beach & Park! Just a short walk away or drive!

            Association access to our Private Beach & Park! Just a short walk away or drive!

          • Howell Point Beach & Park; just a few blocks away, Sparking blue waters!!

            Howell Point Beach & Park; just a few blocks away, Sparking blue waters!!

          • Spacious Stainless Kitchen, Bar and Dining Area; access to front porch w/ swings

            Spacious Stainless Kitchen, Bar and Dining Area; access to front porch w/ swings

          • House #1: outdoor kitchen with new gas grill, fridge, and 3 pc stainless sink!

            House #1: outdoor kitchen with new gas grill, fridge, and 3 pc stainless sink!

          • House 1:  Bedroom 2; queen size bedroom - all cedar sided.

            House 1: Bedroom 2; queen size bedroom - all cedar sided.

          • House 2 - open floor plan leaves to master bed suite w/ french doors & kitchen

            House 2 - open floor plan leaves to master bed suite w/ french doors & kitchen

          • House 2 - Spacious Kitchen all new stainless steel appliances - solid countertop

            House 2 - Spacious Kitchen all new stainless steel appliances - solid countertop

          • House 2- Gorgouse Master Bedroom Suite w/ King, Fireplace, and On-suite Bath

            House 2- Gorgouse Master Bedroom Suite w/ King, Fireplace, and On-suite Bath

          • House 2 - Gorgous Master Bath w/ Double Sinks/Mirrors

            House 2 - Gorgous Master Bath w/ Double Sinks/Mirrors

          • House 2 - Jacuzzi tub in Master Suite

            House 2 - Jacuzzi tub in Master Suite

          • House 2 - Bedroom 2 - Full and twin size bed!

            House 2 - Bedroom 2 - Full and twin size bed!

          • House 2 - Beautiful new porch facing Diamond Lake Golf Course - seating for 10!

            House 2 - Beautiful new porch facing Diamond Lake Golf Course - seating for 10!

          • Walk to our private sandy beach area just a few blocks away - kids will love it!

            Walk to our private sandy beach area just a few blocks away - kids will love it!

          • Beautiful aerial view of DL! blue text is our private beach access and homes!

            Beautiful aerial view of DL! blue text is our private beach access and homes!

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