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Front of home (facing the lake) from the southwest

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
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Property description

Welcome to our romantic... all season... completely furnished... Paw Paw Lake area vacation home! Rekindle the romance... gather your friends for a harvest festival and celebrate life... or just get away for a long romantic weekend. Celebrate that special occasion... a promotion... a milestone birthday... a special anniversary... a honeymoon...

This lovely... romantic... 3 bedroom home, is equipped with high quality furnishings and antiques. The home is located on one acre of well maintained grounds with mature trees, 3 perennial gardens and a one acre pond.

The large Great Room has a 12' cathedral ceiling, a large stone (gas) fireplace, solid oak flooring, ceiling fan, plush sofa, love seat rocker, lazy boy style recliner, entertainment center with CD, DVD, player and video library. The Great Room has partial views of Paw Paw Lake and backyard.

The large Master Bedroom has a 12 foot cathedral ceiling with ceiling fan, his and hers closets, a high quality memory foam-pillow top Queen size bed and plenty of dresser space. The large Master Bathroom has a Jacuzzi, custom tiled shower with rain head, separate toilet closet and his and hers sinks and vanities. The Master Bedroom opens onto a large deck overlooking the scenic back yard, pond and wetlands area.

The second bedroom has a Queen size bed, closet and a partial view of Paw Paw Lake straight out over the front deck.

The third bedroom is small, but has a Bunk Bed (recommended for teenagers or children) with a pull out trundle bed (twin) under the lower bunk that makes 3 single beds (see restrictions under the RATE section). The second full bathroom is in close proximity to both 2nd and 3rd bedrooms.

The kitchen is equipped with a refrigerator, electric stove, microwave and is complete with cookware, cutlery, dishes, toaster, electric can opener and coffee maker.

Our home is the perfect getaway from the busy city.... in a relaxing lake area atmosphere.

Kids will love the large backyard and pond.

We are located just off Paw Paw Lake in Coloma Township, between St Joseph and South Haven. This area is very quiet, especially after Labor Day, and is perfect for a couple (or small family) that wants a nice quiet, relaxing 'get away' from the every day stresses of life. The Master Bedroom/Master Bathroom w/Jacuzzi is perfect for a couple... Our home is a great place to spend a week, or a few quiet days, relaxing and enjoying your honeymoon.... The Great Room is very cozy with a nice stone fireplace, cathedral ceiling, beautiful hardwood flooring, entertainment center and comfy furnishings.

The Coloma/Watervliet area is in the heart of Michigan's fruit belt region along the shores of Lake Michigan. In the spring, stroll along the shoreline and see the flowers in bloom, stopping to browse at unique shops along the way. In mid to late summer, and early fall... visit the many area orchards that offer a variety of fruits and vegetables. Pick your own peaches, apples and pumpkins and take a hayride through an orchard at Harvest Festival time. Winter time offers snow skiing, ice skating, cross country skiing and other cold weather activities... Or, just cozy up to the Great Room fireplace and relax.

Nearby Coloma and Watervliet offer local dining, movie theaters, antique shops and small town charm. Unleash your adventurous spirit and take a short drive on scenic Lake Michigan Circle Tour Highway, M-63, hugging the Lake Michigan shoreline, north to South Haven and south to St. Joseph. There you will find good food, live music/theater, unique shops, museums and art galleries. Each town has individual charm with it's own lighthouse, boat filled harbor and unique attractions -- an experience you will not soon forget!

Short term rentals only.

Keywords: Single family home

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1650 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age to rent is 25....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children will enjoy the huge backyard that backs up to a 2 acre pond and wetlands area....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    NO SMOKING IS ALLOWED. Security deposit will be forfeited if smoking is detected....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Please no pets....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master Bedroom has a Pillow Top Queen mattress...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Front Bedroom has a Standard Queen mattress...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 bunk bed

    Trundle under lower bunk, Upper Bunk 200 Lb weight limit...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2) One memory foam, pillow top Queen size bed in the Master Bedroom. One Queen size bed in second bedroom, Bunk Beds (1) 3rd bedroom is small but has upper and lower bunk beds. The lower bed has a pull out trundle unit that makes 3 beds total. Bunks are sturdy but upper bunk has a 200 lb weight limit. For comfort... they are are recommended for children... or teens and young adults under 200 lbs...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    His/hers sinks, toilet closet, walk-in shower, jacuzzi...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Toilet, shower, sink...moreless

  • Large MASTER BATH adjacent to Master bedroom. His and hers sinks. Private toilet closet. Walk-in shower, Jacuzzi. 4 sets of towels and washcloths. Second FULL BATHROOM shower, sink, toilet. 2 sets of towels and washcloths. Bath soap, shampoo, extra towels etc. are NOT provided....moreless

Other Amenities

  • St Joseph, South Haven, Saugatuck/Douglas have some of the finest fresh water beaches in the world! Fine restaurants in all three towns. Fishing charters, Championship Golf at Hawkshead (South Haven), Harbor Shores (St. Joe), Paw Paw Lake Golf Course (Watervliet). Silver Beach Carousel in St. Joseph. Various local Vineyards and MUCH, MUCH more! Visit the Michigan Maritime Museum in South Haven and sail aboard the Schooner "Friends Good Will" ... available for sightseeing and charters. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Various books and magazines located in living room and bookshelf....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    DVD and CD player....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Comcast cable service. Local Antenna TV station programming. NetFlix, Pandora, UTube, Internet etc....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    40" Flat Screen Samsung Quad Core TV....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Various DVD movies available...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    View of Paw Paw Lake from the front rooms and front deck, but the view is not panoramic. Also a secluded back yard with a two acre pond and wetlands area....moreless

  • Rural:

    Just off the Paw Paw Lake in Coloma Township...moreless

  • Water View:

    View of Paw Paw Lake from the front rooms and front deck. View is non panoramic. Also a secluded back yard with a two acre pond and wetlands area....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air Conditioning...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    High Speed Internet access. WiFi internet also....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    General Electric dryer in the center of the house (laundry room) off the main hallway between the kitchen/dining area and Master bedroom....moreless

  • Garage:

    Not available for use...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Large stone fireplace with oak mantle and large stone hearth...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Natural gas heating...moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi access, and Internet access via the 40" Samsung Quad Core Flat Screen TV, Comcast Cable...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    If you prefer....you can bring your own linens, blankets, comforters etc....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Sofa, love seat, rocker, coffee tables, entertainment center....moreless

  • Parking:

    DRIVEWAY ONLY PLEASE, NO PARKING off the driveway or on any grassy areas. Any damage to the yard as a result of non adherence to this policy, will result in the forfeiture of your Security Deposit....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    DRIVEWAY ONLY PLEASE, no driving or parking on the grass or lawn areas. Any damage to the yard as a result of non adherence to this policy, will result in the forfeiture of your Security Deposit....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    6 sets of towels, washcloths etc. are provided. If you need extra towels, they will need to be provided by the guest....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    General Electric washer in the center of the house (laundry room) off the main hallway between the kitchen/dining area and Master bedroom. Detergent is not provided....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    If you bring your laptop with you... We have WiFi access....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    With filters...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Dishes, glasses, silverware, pots and pans etc......moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Settings for 8 plus...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Whirlpool refrigerator/freezer, Whirlpool electric self cleaning range, microwave, electric can opener, toaster, blender, coffee maker....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Electric self cleaning oven...moreless

Outside

  • Boat:

    Various watercraft rental available locally. Guys Marine in Downtown Coloma for Pontoon boats...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    (3) Front of home has a large 24' X 12' deck facing Paw Paw Lake with a partial lake view, driveway side has a wooden deck attached to the front deck and main entrance, the rear of the home (off the master bedroom) has a nice view off the 22' X 12' wooden deck overlooking the scenic back yard, mature trees, wetlands/pond and perennial garden...moreless

  • Golf:

    Watervliet Country Club, Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, HawksHead in South Haven, and various other clubs, check internet for locations....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available locally....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large backyard with a pond and perennial gardens...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    2 grills, (1) propane and (1) charcoal. Propane and Charcoal to be provided at guest expense....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub:

    Large 40' wide custom Jacuzzi whirlpool bath...moreless

 

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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$225

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $100 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

PLEASE NOTE: This home is recommended for a maximum of 6 occupants. Exceptions are possible, but the owner must approve any additional occupants over and above 6 adults. If approved a $75 fee will be imposed on each occupant, per night... over the 6 maximum allowed.

The two main bedrooms have Queen Beds in each room, to sleep a total of 4 adults. The third bedroom is smaller with a Bunk Bed and a pull out Trundle. While the Bunk Bed is sturdy enough to sleep 2 moderately sized adults, IT IS NOT normally recommended for 2 full sized adults. The bunks are recommended for children, teenagers, or young adults... primarily for comfort reasons. Because of the limited size of that bedroom, it is highly recommended that only young adults or children should sleep in the bunks... it would be a tight fit for more in that room with the trundle pulled out.

A standard Rental Agreement is required to rent this home. Any questions about this, contact the owner.

If additional occupants are approved (over 6 adults) there will be an additional charge of $75.00 per day, per person (no exceptions).

Exceptions can be made however, for smaller children, toddlers and infants... where parents bring their own crib. PLEASE CHECK WITH THE OWNER BEFORE BOOKING. Thank You!


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

9 Miles
Nearest Airport
Benton Harbor
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Watervliet Golf Club
2 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak in St. Joeseph, South Shore in Mich. City
3.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 94
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Bend, (1 blk), The Friendly (Downtown Coloma)
40 Miles
Nearest Ski
Timber Ridge - Kalamazoo
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Hager Shore - Lake Michigan

Car: Recommended

LOCAL AREA ATTRACTIONS AND GREAT RESTAURANTS

WINERIES - Wine Tasting at local Wineries, Tabor Hill, Lemon Creek, St. Julian just to name a few...

Open Air Concerts - in St. Joseph and South Haven thruout the summer

GREAT RESTAURANTS - and upscale dining in South Haven, Saugatuck, St. Joseph, & Coloma - Bucks, Clementine's Too, Schus, ReyBelles, Silver Beach Pizza, Bistro on the Boulevard, Tim's Too... Kilwin's Chocolate and Ice Cream and the Cabana have ice cream treats... all in St. Joseph. Clemetine's is in South Haven and The Friendly is in Coloma.

The SILVER BEACH CAROUSEL in St. Joe is a MUST SEE for young and old with a unique location and story.

The CURIOUS KIDS MUSEUM is in St. Joseph.

THE KRASL ARTS CENTER and the BOX FACTORY for the Arts are in St. Joseph.

BEACHES - Silver Beach County Park has been named one of the TOP TEN FAMILY BEACHES in the USA. South Haven's beaches are wonderful as well!

SPORT FISHING - Lake Michigan Sport Fishing Charters are available and depart from St Joseph and South Haven harbors.

LIGHTHOUSES - St Joseph and South Haven.

SOUTH HAVEN - Harborfest 2014 - 6/19 thru 6/22. The 51st Annual International Blueberry Festival 8/7 thru 8/10.

SOUTH HAVEN - Visit the Michigan Maritime Museum in South Haven and sail on the 'Friends Good Will' a restored Schooner originally built in 1810 and serving in the War of 1812.

FIREWORKS on the Lake - 4th of July weekend in St. Joe and South Haven.

CASINO'S - there are 3 Casinos within 1/2 hour to one hour driving time from this property. The Four Winds Casino in Hartford is just a few miles north of here. The New Buffalo Four Winds Casino is 35 minutes south of our property.

GOLF - The Watervliet Country Club is an 18 hole golf course that borders Paw Paw Lake on the Watervliet side. HARBOR SHORES Golf Club in Benton Harbor, is a Jack Nicklaus Signature Design Championship Course... home to the 75th Annual Senior PGA Championship, May 20th thru the 25th, 2014.

BOAT RENTALS - for Paw Paw Lake, are available from GUY'S MARINE @ 269-468-3120, JD'S MARINE @ 269-463-6511, AND LAKE EFFECT POWER SPORTS @ 269-944-5577.

WATER PARK - Safari Joe's Indoor Wilderness Water Park and Arcade in Watervliet is 10 minutes away.

CAR FERRY'S - The SS Badger is a car ferry that sails from Ludington to Manitowoc WI, and the Lake Express is another car ferry that sails from Muskegon to Milwaukee.

ACORN THEATER in Three Oaks, live entertainment in a historic setting.

Our property is in close proximity to all these attractions and only 3 blocks from the Paw Paw Lake Marina - and one third mile to the public boat launch. While Paw Paw Lake is primarily a private lake... there is a small 20' "Fire Lane" at the end of Lake St. This provides access to the lake for some swimming. There is a larger (not huge) public beach on the opposite side of the lake, on the Watervliet side. St. Joseph and South Haven have some of the best fresh water public beaches in the Great Lakes region. There are also a number of smaller County Beaches and Parks all along the Lake Michigan Lakefront from the Indiana/Michigan State Line to Grand Traverse Bay.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1988

About the owner: Born in Oak Park, IL... raised in LaGrange Park and Naperville. Moved to Naperville in 1961 when the town was just a sleepy farming community... with family in the Michigan City, IN area going back to the late 1800s. Our family has been coming to SW Michigan since the early 1900's. I spent most of my (summer) childhood years on the beach in Stevensville, where my grand parents had a home on Lake Michigan. That's when I fell in love with the area and I've been coming back ever since.

Why the Owner Chose Paw Paw Lake, MI, USA:
Familiarity and proximity to Paw Paw lake and Lake Michigan... and the love of the area! Love the laid back atmosphere, lack of traffic and abundant of outdoor activities the area provides! Paw Paw Lake is great for water skiing and spending a leisurely day on the water. Lake Michigan is close... with several beach access parks nearby. The harbors, shops, restaurants and beaches of St. Joe, South Haven and Saugatuck can't be beat and have some of the best fresh water beaches in the world! Check out my favorite restaurants... Schu's, The Buck and Clementine's Too in St Joe, and Clementine's in South Haven and The Friendly in downtown Coloma!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Antique shopping... sampling the various restaurants... boating the lakes... vinyards and orchards... scenic traffic free country roads, and the Dunes are fantastic! Charming St. Joseph and South Haven, both 15 minutes away. All less than than two hours from Chicago...


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Photos

  • Front of home (facing the lake) from the southwest

    Front of home (facing the lake) from the southwest

  • Great Room with fireplace

    Great Room with fireplace

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • 3rd Bedroom, bunk beds, bottom trundle pulls out for a 3rd bed.

    3rd Bedroom, bunk beds, bottom trundle pulls out for a 3rd bed.

  • Master Bath, jacuzzi, walk-in shower, his and hers sinks

    Master Bath, jacuzzi, walk-in shower, his and hers sinks

  • Looking out from Master Bedroom towards backyard/pond

    Looking out from Master Bedroom towards backyard/pond

  • Front deck view to Paw Paw Lake

    Front deck view to Paw Paw Lake

  • Rear Deck and Perennial garden

    Rear Deck and Perennial garden

  • Front yard to backyard, west side of house

    Front yard to backyard, west side of house

  • Backyard pond in the Fall

    Backyard pond in the Fall

  • Beautiful South Haven's south beach, pier and lighthouse, looking north

    Beautiful South Haven's south beach, pier and lighthouse, looking north

  • St. Josephs Silver Beach from the bluff, Silver Beach Carousel to the right

    St. Josephs Silver Beach from the bluff, Silver Beach Carousel to the right

  • Street side view from the southeast

    Street side view from the southeast

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Master Bedroom w/Queen sized Pillow Top bed

    Master Bedroom w/Queen sized Pillow Top bed

  • Front Bedroom with Queen bed

    Front Bedroom with Queen bed

  • Master Bath, walk in shower, separate toilet closet.

    Master Bath, walk in shower, separate toilet closet.

  • Front deck facing Paw Paw Lake with gas and charcoal grills

    Front deck facing Paw Paw Lake with gas and charcoal grills

  • Rear Deck and Perennial garden facing backyard and pond

    Rear Deck and Perennial garden facing backyard and pond

  • Back yard and pond

    Back yard and pond

  • Backyard pond in early Summer

    Backyard pond in early Summer

  • On Paw Paw Lake

    On Paw Paw Lake

  • South Haven Lighthouse from South Beach

    South Haven Lighthouse from South Beach

  • Circa 1810, Schooner 'Friends Good Will' on South Haven's Black River at sunset

    Circa 1810, Schooner 'Friends Good Will' on South Haven's Black River at sunset

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Sunday, September 25, 2016

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