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Beautiful Year Round Lakehouse Rental 30 Min from South Bend/ 2 Hrs from Chicago

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Last updated: 11/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Donnell Lake house description

Our beautiful smoke-free home is located on 246 acre all-sports Donnell Lake. This year round retreat is large enough to accommodate 2 families. Features 2 extra large living areas, spacious dining, kitchen and laundry. Completely furnished with linens, towels, appliances, cable TV, internet, and more. Kids will love the gaming systems, ping pong, sand box and oversized lot.

Our home is ideally located in a cove on the northeast side of the lake - perfect for swimming, fishing and watching the sunset. Home features a full length private pier and boat parking.

Situated on a small hill, our home provides the best view of the lake. During the late afternoon and evening, enjoy beautiful sunsets over the water.

Donnell Lake is located just 2 hours from Chicago, and only 30 minutes from Notre Dame / South Bend, IN. There are two golf courses just minutes away, and you can be skiing or snowboarding at Swiss Valley Resort in less than 15 minutes.

Donnell Lake is a quiet lake, where you will not find taverns or restaurants on the lake itself. This truly is ideal for a family vacation or retreat from the city. We hope our renters find our house clean, comfortable and affordable and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            We prefer to rent our home to families, as our place is very kid friendly. ...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 15-20

          • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

            Oversized master with plenty of extra carpeted floor space....moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

            Lofted twin with extra mattress below. Large closet....moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 bunk bed

            Full bed, and a twin over full bunk. Large closet....moreless

          • Bunks on Lower Level

            2 built-in bunk beds feature extra long twin bunks for 4....moreless

          • Pull-outs in upstairs living area

            Includes a queen futon, a full futon and a sofa bed....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Lower Bath: toilet, shower

            Extra large, walk-in shower....moreless

          • Upstairs Bath: toilet, tub, shower

            Newly remodeled in 2013. Double vanity....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Bring your own boat or jet skis, which you can park at our private pier. There is a public launch site, but no marina on the lake. Park Shore Marina nearby rents boats, and will deliver to our pier (269) 470-4650, parkshoremarina.com. Don't forget to bring your lifejackets, tubes and other water rec equipment for fun in the sun!...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Game Room:

                Ping pong, mini air hockey, darts in garage....moreless

              • Games:

                Indoor: Board games, cards, toys. Outdoor: Corn Hole (bean bags), Bocce Ball, Ladder Golf (Cowboy Golf), sandbox, basketball, and other outdoor toys....moreless

              • Music Library:

                Lots of CDs for you to enjoy....moreless

              • Ping Pong Table
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television:

                4 Total: 1 in living area on lower level, 2 in living area upstairs....moreless

              • Toys
              • Video Games:

                Playstation2 (with games) and Nintendo 64 (with games) on 2 different TVs in upstairs living area....moreless

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Playground
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Lakefront:

                    Home ideally located on northeast corner of lake, providing beautiful view of the lake. Private deck and pier with exceptional swimming area....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Two large dining tables and 1 side table accommodate 16. Patio table & chairs on upper and lower decks for outside seating....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 16 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Window units in all bedrooms and upstairs living area....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Garage:

                    Converted into gameroom....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet:

                    Wireless internet with strong signal throughout the home. Desk / work space in master offers ideal quiet location if you must work....moreless

                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room:

                    2 large living areas (1 upstairs w/ bedrooms and one downstairs on lake level w/ kitchen & dining). Perfect for separating children and adults for activities! ...moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Three spaces in driveway. ...moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths provided. (PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN BEACH TOWELS.)...moreless

                  • Washing Machine

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Plenty of dishes for large groups of 20. Paper plates / napkins / plastic ware and other consumables not provided....moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Pantry Items:

                    Salt, pepper, various spices provided. ...moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    2 full size refrigerator / freezers in kitchen....moreless

                  • Stove:

                    Electric...moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Upstairs patio with seating. Lakeside deck with seating....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    9 hole and 18 hole courses nearby. Bring your own clubs or rent clubs at course....moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    We have a very nice canoe that you can use and enjoy. We do NOT provide life jackets, so please bring your own!...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Oversized flat lot approximately 60 yards long. ...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    (3) Total: Small gas grill, charcoal grill and very large wood burning smoker. Propane for gas grill provided. (Charcoal and wood for smoker not provided.)...moreless

                  • Ski & Snowboard:

                    Nearby Swiss Valley Resort. Rent equipment there or bring your own....moreless

                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
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                  May 16 - Jun 13, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $360
                  $1,685 $4,400
                  Prime
                  Jun 14 - Sep 15, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $430
                  $1,910 $5,515
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $265
                  $1,330 $2,900
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Cleaning Fee $150
                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.

                  Property may be shown to potential buyers with prior notice to guests.


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                  Last updated: 11/21/2014
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                  Location

                  37 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  South Bend Regional Airport (SBN)
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  The Friendly Tavern
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Park Shore Golf Club, 18 holes, Cassapolis, MI
                  21 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Amtrak, Elkhart, IN
                  21 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  80/90 (Indiana Toll Road)
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Moreno's
                  8 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Swiss Valley Ski and Snowboard
                  49 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  New Buffalo Beach

                  Car: Necessary

                  Great family place to stay in the fall if you are going to a Notre Dame Football Game! Notre Dame University is one of America's leading educational institutions, and one of the country's most exciting college football venues. During spring and summer, South Bend offers a family friendly minor league baseball venue. The South Bend Silver Hawks are an A-Ball affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The stadium is family friendly and tons of fun.

                  Only 33 miles away, visit beautiful and quiet Shipshewana, IN. Shipshewana is defined by its surrounding Mennonite and Amish communities and the small town character that make the town so attractive to thousands of visitors annually. Buggy rides, flea market, antiques and more!

                  During your stay, we recommend a visit to the Farm House Bakery located just 2 1/2 mi away. You will enjoy down-home country cooking in a very quaint, small town atmosphere.

                  For nearby entertainment, visit Four Winds Casino in Dowagiac (16 mi). This brand new casino (open April 2013) houses 300 slot machines, four table games, a non-smoking section and a Timbers restaurant serving American cuisine.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2000

                  About the owner: Being from the Midwest, we love Michigan! We love the changing seasons, and enjoy being able to visit year round during different times of the year. Our family loves to be on the water, whether it be tubing, wake boarding or skiing. We enjoy docking at the island, playing in the water and just hanging out on the boat. Our favorite times are when we have friends and family visiting and enjoying time together on the lake.

                  Why the Owner Chose Donnell Lake:
                  Donnell Lake is located just 2 - 2 1/2 hours from either Chicago or Detroit, making it an ideal spot for a weekend getaway or vacation retreat. Donnell Lake is a relatively small lake, while being large enough to be full recreation. It is a quiet spot with a great family atmosphere.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Our home is in an ideal spot on the lake. Located in a cove on the NE side of the lake, we are in an area perfect for fishing and swimming. Our unique, large, lakefront lot offers 50 feet of waterfront deck and about 60 yards of flat, open grass. We love to play corn hole (bean bags), ladder golf, Bocce Ball, Croquet, football and more.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Lake side view of home.

                    Lake side view of home.

                  • Sitting area on lake side of home.  Perfect for sunrise or sunset!

                    Sitting area on lake side of home. Perfect for sunrise or sunset!

                  • Other view of bunks on lower level.  Stairs to the right lead to upper level.

                    Other view of bunks on lower level. Stairs to the right lead to upper level.

                  • Large kitchen with plenty of storage.  There's a 2nd full size fridge / freezer.

                    Large kitchen with plenty of storage. There's a 2nd full size fridge / freezer.

                  • Large dining area with views of the lake.

                    Large dining area with views of the lake.

                  • Another view of upstairs living area

                    Another view of upstairs living area

                  • Oversized master bedroom w/ queen bed and office work space

                    Oversized master bedroom w/ queen bed and office work space

                  • 3rd bedroom with full bed and twin over full bunk.  Large closet for storage.

                    3rd bedroom with full bed and twin over full bunk. Large closet for storage.

                  • Full sized washer and dryer.

                    Full sized washer and dryer.

                  • Street side of home.  Wide drive accomodates 3 cars (or a game of hoops!).

                    Street side of home. Wide drive accomodates 3 cars (or a game of hoops!).

                  • Lake view from dock.

                    Lake view from dock.

                  • Wakeboarding.  (Not provided so be sure to bring your own.)

                    Wakeboarding. (Not provided so be sure to bring your own.)

                  • View from our house on the hill.

                    View from our house on the hill.

                  • Family room on lower level with built in bunks.  Kids love this open space!

                    Family room on lower level with built in bunks. Kids love this open space!

                  • Lower level family room looking out on lake.

                    Lower level family room looking out on lake.

                  • Lower level showing 2 dining tables and plenty of open space!

                    Lower level showing 2 dining tables and plenty of open space!

                  • Spacious living area upstairs has 2 futons & 1 sofabed for additional sleeping.

                    Spacious living area upstairs has 2 futons & 1 sofabed for additional sleeping.

                  • Upstairs seating area with gaming console for kids.

                    Upstairs seating area with gaming console for kids.

                  • 2nd bedroom w/ queen bed and twin loft. Matress on floor under loft.  Lg closet!

                    2nd bedroom w/ queen bed and twin loft. Matress on floor under loft. Lg closet!

                  • Garage converted to gaming area with ping pong, darts and mini air hockey.

                    Garage converted to gaming area with ping pong, darts and mini air hockey.

                  • Brand new deck

                    Brand new deck

                  • Hanging out in the sun.

                    Hanging out in the sun.

                  • Kneeboarding.  (Not provided so be sure to bring your own.)

                    Kneeboarding. (Not provided so be sure to bring your own.)

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Monday, December 22, 2014

                  $265 - $430 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 20

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                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated: 11/21/2014
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