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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!
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
Ping pong, mini air hockey, darts in garage....moreless
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Refundable Damage Deposit$500
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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.
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.