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Beautiful Lakefront Home Right in the Middle of the Best Harbor Town Area!

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Family room, big TV, satellite, DVD player, Nintendo Gamecube, karaoke

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Last updated: 07/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:6-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Paw Paw house description

Family built with love and attention to every single detail. Our four bedroom home with 75' of lake frontage offers our guests spectacular water views. Our home is situated on an acre of land so you can take advantage of the space by playing games -- we have provided beanbag games, badminton, softball, bocce ball and bonfires. You can really create lasting family memories here!

Our lake, Van Auken, is a semi-private lake so it's never overcrowded and everyone is friendly! It is well known for its great fishing as well for crappie, bluegill, bass, pike, perch, sunfish and pickerel. As it is a 244-acre all-sports lake with a maximum depth of 46 feet, speedboats, jetskis, kayaks, canoes and sailboats all coexist peacefully and everyone enjoys the water in their own way.

Our home is designed with an open concept -- soaring ceilings, two pairs of french doors, spacious entertainment loft and large family room. There is a large farmhouse dining table in the front sunroom to accommodate large families. The family room is furnished with a beautiful gray sectional with a large screen TV, dish satellite, DVD player, Nintendo Gamecube and a karaoke machine. Set back in the nook is a chess/checkers table with two antique side chairs. The kitchen offers large counters with ample prep space, oversized refrigerator stocked with condiments and ice, LP stove with pots/pans and cooking utensils, microwave, popcorn maker, toaster, and a blender for icy margaritas! There are also plates, cups and silverware.

The beautiful bathroom has a large granite sink and a slate stone shower. All towels, washcloths and handcloths are stocked in the adorable linen cabinet.

The four bedrooms have brand new mattresses -- two queen sized beds and two full beds -- all with beautiful new coastal bedding.

The loft sports another television with DISH satellite, Nintendo Wii and a selection of board games. There is also a combination poker/bumper pool/dining table with four antique wood chairs for evenings of fun and games.

Outdoors, there is a beautiful Trex deck for enjoying morning coffee and evening sunsets. We have provided 10 bag chairs for sitting by the bonfire at night. There is equipment for playing softball, playing catch, and games of bocce ball, badminton, croquet and beanbags. There is also a telescope in the sunroom for stargazing at night.

In relation to enjoying the water, our 100' pier offers plenty of parking for watercraft. Bring your speedboat, fishing boat or jetskis and have a blast! The boat launch is a two-minute drive away. We have provided four lifevests if needed. Also, we offer a rowboat and paddleboat for rent.

So after a day enjoying the sun and the water, fire up the grill and play some lawn games while the steaks are cooking. Play cards and games at the farmhouse table, sing some karaoke together and make lasting fun memories for your family!

Property Type

  • House
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Luxury pillowtop mattress...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 4: 1 double

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          • Four bedrooms, two with queen size beds and two with full size beds.

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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          • One bathroom with granite and slate appointments.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Beautiful U-shaped kitchen with bar countertop for casual eating, oversized refrigerator, stove, microwave, popcorn popper, blender and toaster....moreless

          • Stove:

            Four burner stove with oven runs on LP/propane....moreless

          • Dining:

            Beautiful hand-made farmhouse dining table....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Oversized, roomy refrigerator....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Spices, condiments, ice....moreless

          • Oven:

            Large oven and broiler....moreless

          • Microwave
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • This rental is limited to one family per week. One/two adults and children. Manager on property. We have tried to provide all amenities possible to make your stay more enjoyable! We'd like you to just unpack your suitcases and enjoy yourselves. Linens, beach towels, shower towels, etc. are provided. Everything you need to cook and store food is provided. Our family is sharing our home with you so that you can create fabulous family memories too :) ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player
              • Video Library
              • Video Games
              • Stereo
              • Games
              • Books
              • Game Room
              • Pool Table

              Outdoor Features

              • Water Sports Gear:

                We have four life vests available for use....moreless

              • Boat:

                Fishing/rowboat available for rent....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio
              • Lawn / Garden

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Location & View

                  • Lakefront:

                    Beautiful one acre right on the lake!...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Marina
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Ski Lift Privileges
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Tennis
                  • Rafting
                  • Sailing
                  • Parasailing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Cycling
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Hiking
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Racquetball
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Golf
                  • Kayaking
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Skiing
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Medical Services
                  • Laundromat
                  • Water Parks
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Zoo
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Fitness Center
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Fishing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  My Standard Rate
                  6 night min stay
                  $150

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning Fee $75 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 6%

                  Notes:

                  Use of fishing/rowboat and paddle boat available for $50 for stay.

                  A cleaning fee of $75.00 and 6% tax will be added to the rental rates. A $250.00 security/damage deposit MAY be due at time of booking, which will be fully refunded within 10 business days after your stay provided there has been no loss, damage or additional cleaning fees. A 3% credit card processing fee will be added to rentals.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 07/21/2014
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                  Location

                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Watervliet Municipal Airport
                  135 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Ludington
                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  St. Joe or Dowagiac
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  I94
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  South Haven
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Rookies
                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Timber Ridge
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Paw Paw Lakes Golf Club & Lake Michigan Hills Club
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Board of Trade in Watervliet

                  In beautiful Southwest Michigan and all the harbor towns in the area there is an unlimited number of both indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family! Up and down the lakeshore from Grand Haven all the way down to South Haven there are events and attractions all year round. Music festivals, fairs, fests, farmers markets, concerts, and water activities abound! South Haven is the closest harbor town and offers beautiful clean beaches, awesome restaurants such as Clementines, tons of cute shops and antique stores, winery tours and cool bars/nightclubs -- including the Idler which is a large sightseeing boat moored to the pier which offers mouthwatering food and good entertainment.

                   

                  Owner info

                  About the owner: My father bought the property back in 1969, long before lakefront properties were popular. My grandfather, an avid fisherman, had retired there for the plentiful and varied varieties of fish and my father fell in love with the beauty, peace and tranquility of the lake. As kids, we went there every weekend during every summer and had so many awesome experiences! My Dad's favorite thing to do after a day on the lake was to spread a blanket and take a snooze in the shade on the hill. My Dad passed 20 years ago and it's the only place I feel a connection to him. I grew up with all of the other kids on the lake -- roaming the countryside, skiing, sailing. Now it's my two children growing up the same way I did -- with my friends' children -- learning to wakeboard at age 4, going fruit picking, exploring through the weeds for turtles and frogs, making s'mores at the bonfire. Life is good when you're at the lake :)

                  Why the Owner Chose Paw Paw:
                  This property appealed to my Dad because it was the last in a line of cottages, which offered more privacy as the property to the east has remained undeveloped for 100 years. The property is just under an acre and we've enjoyed huge games of softball, relay races, obstacle courses and just room to run!

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Our home has the unique benefit of being on a semi-private lake, so that it's never as busy as Paw Paw Lake or any of the Sister Lakes. 90% of the homes on the lake have been owned by the same people for two generations or more so there aren't too many strangers around. There are no resorts on the lake and very few people rent their homes. Also, we are right in the center of all of the activities that the Harbor Towns area have to offer. There's everything within about a 30-mile radius to do, including zoos, beaches, hot air balloon rides, rafting, winery tours, etc.


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                  Photos

                  • Family room, big TV, satellite, DVD player, Nintendo Gamecube, karaoke

                    Family room, big TV, satellite, DVD player, Nintendo Gamecube, karaoke

                  • Lots of windows :)

                    Lots of windows :)

                  • Beautiful lakefront :)

                    Beautiful lakefront :)

                  • Family room, looking outside with thrown-open french doors.

                    Family room, looking outside with thrown-open french doors.

                  • Large sunroom with farmhouse table for dining and playing games.

                    Large sunroom with farmhouse table for dining and playing games.

                  • Beautiful kitchen with counter bar.

                    Beautiful kitchen with counter bar.

                  • Full size bed in second bedroom on ground floor.

                    Full size bed in second bedroom on ground floor.

                  • Fourth bedroom done in coastal blue and red.

                    Fourth bedroom done in coastal blue and red.

                  • Granite vanity in bath with tilt mirror.

                    Granite vanity in bath with tilt mirror.

                  • Tubing fun on the lake!

                    Tubing fun on the lake!

                  • 100' of pier for plenty parking.  Kids will love exploring for turtles & frogs!

                    100' of pier for plenty parking. Kids will love exploring for turtles & frogs!

                  • Awesome rainbow over the lake.

                    Awesome rainbow over the lake.

                  • Family room kitchen, loft, staircase and canned lights everywhere!

                    Family room kitchen, loft, staircase and canned lights everywhere!

                  • Beautiful girl with a airy sunroom.

                    Beautiful girl with a airy sunroom.

                  • Large one acre lot for plenty of activities.

                    Large one acre lot for plenty of activities.

                  • Family room from above.

                    Family room from above.

                  • So many windows for lots of sun!

                    So many windows for lots of sun!

                  • Master bedroom on ground floor with queen size dream mattress.

                    Master bedroom on ground floor with queen size dream mattress.

                  • Third bedroom done in hues of violet.

                    Third bedroom done in hues of violet.

                  • Combination poker/bumper pool/dining table in loft.

                    Combination poker/bumper pool/dining table in loft.

                  • Awesome slate shower and stocked linen cabinet.

                    Awesome slate shower and stocked linen cabinet.

                  • Tubing fun on the lake!

                    Tubing fun on the lake!

                  • Plenty of open space for softball games and anything you can imagine :)

                    Plenty of open space for softball games and anything you can imagine :)

                  • 244 acre all-sports Van Auken Lake. Bring your boats and jetskis!

                    244 acre all-sports Van Auken Lake. Bring your boats and jetskis!

                  VRBO #483014

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, July 02, 2014

                  $150 per night (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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