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Huge lake house with private beach perfect for large families.

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 3,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Beach House with huge yard and beach. 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, new kitchen etc

This newly remodeled beautiful year round home is nestled on 100 feet of sandy lakefront property in the Sister Lakes resort area near Dowagiac, Michigan. This home is perfect for a large family or two to comfortably share and enjoy. In addition to the beautiful lake views this property had five bedrooms, full basement with mini-kitchen, yard, beach and private pier. Enjoy bonfires by the lake as you enjoy beautiful Michigan.

The family room opens up to the brand new kitchen (winter 2017) and they share a double sided gas fireplace to entertain large parties. These rooms offer full views of Lake Dewey from every angle.

In addition, the finished basement offers additional living space with two additional bedrooms and 1 1/2 baths. Also includes large dining area with access to lower deck and beach and half kitchen.

The home offers several T.V.s, a DVD player for the kids to enjoy when they are resting from all the fun on the beach and in the water. The wrap around deck is your entry to the 100 feet of private lakefront. This area provides private beach area for bags, volleyball and other fun filled games. The private dock is perfect for fishing, sitting in the sun and entry into the lake. The property is tree lined for those who prefer a more shaded area.

This lake is equipped for boats, jet skis, tubing, water skiing and more.

In addition to all the living space, there is a three seasons room off the kitchen that provides another spectacular view of the lake. This room is ideal for eating meals on the large picnic table and playing games and cards.

We hope you will enjoy this home as much as we have and will have many vacation memories to share with your family and friends.

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More Details

Owner
Tom Matarelli
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

Why Tom Matarelli chose Southwest

We are working with several local contractors on 2017 improvements. This fall and next spring, we will be adding a new extended driveway for parking 10+cars; cleaning up the yard with retaining walls, masonry work and landscaping; we are adding 15 tons of sand to create the best beach on Dewey. We are repairing and painting the deck. We will be adding walkways and lighting around the yard and beach. Inside we are installing a second refrigerator and a beverage cooler to the lower game room, and updating the cookware. You will notice a new fire pit near the beach and cloths lines for wet towels. And what is a beautiful yard without toys! We will be creating a renter-accessible shed to store our fishing poles, volleyball nets, bags, extra propane, and other goodies for our renters to enjoy.

What makes this house unique

This is a great family get away. Perfect for a group or families to spend time together. 3.5 bathrooms are completely remodeled along with remodeled basement for 2016 summer and fall season. Plenty of parking, sitting, dining, and entertainment areas and excellent for families with children.

Amenities

Dowagiac House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (7).
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Huge lake house with private beach perfect for large families.
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews
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One of the Best!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has rented numerous vacation homes over the years, and this was one of our favorite places! The house has been wonderfully updated, with plenty of space to sleep family and still have room to spread out. The kitchen and bathrooms have been nicely updated, the patio by the beach is perfect and we enjoyed coffee on the deck every morning! The beach was amazing and the shallow water was perfect for the little ones. It's only a couple of feet deep at the end of the dock so our 2 year old loved being able to walk pretty far out, but it's deep enough shortly after for the bigger kids to swim freely as well. We found the Sister Lakes area to be relaxing and quiet and also enjoyed outings to Warren Dunes for a day and the AirZoo Museum in Kalamazoo.

The house has a well equipped Kitchen and even a bonus kitchen / dining table / living space in the lower level so friends could rent this home, enjoy being together, and still have some separate space if they wanted to. There were more than enough tables and chairs to eat inside and out, plus lawn chairs, and wood available for the fire pit.

We had a fantastic time!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Heidi, we are so pleased that your family enjoyed the home. We worked very hard over the past 12 months and you really seemed to notice the features we tried to emphasize and improve. Thanks for your stay and thoughtful review.
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5

Great family home!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely spacious home!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

GREAT lakehouse. Brand new kitchen and new patio on the beach -a perfect vacation.

  • 5 of 5

This is our seventh year staying at this house. It was remodeled a few years ago - and many more improvements done over the winter. It has become a family tradition for my whole family.

The owners are great to work with - and take care of any issues that come up - can't wait to go back next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect place! You will love it!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week at this Dewey Lake gem and we've already been working with the hosts to secure a week for next summer for a group of 6 adults and 8 kids. It is clean, updated, & VERY spacious for multiple families to stay comfortably and not feel like they are on top of each other. The lake is pristine- no seaweed, sandy beach is amazing and no muck whatsoever, even at the end of the dock which was great for little kids. The fire pit/patio area is beautiful and the huge lawn is a plus too. Lots of things close by- groceries/gas/restaurants/breweries within 10 minutes. We couldn't have had a better week!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Upgrades are gorgeous. Loved it!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great way to spend a weekend with family!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this to lake house to have an extended weekend getaway with family. Being only a couple hours from Chicago we were able to maximize our time together and minimize the travel time. The house was beyond what we had imagined and had plenty of room to accommodate our 8 adults and 2 kids. The shallow and extensive beach was great for the kids and we were able to catch a bunch of fish off the dock. We rented a pontoon from the local marina (which was super easy and convenient) and we were able to cruise the lake and go fishing early without any issues. The multiple levels of deck space and screened in porch was great to enjoy the sunrise with coffee and check out the action on the lake. The fire pit area was a great feature and a great way to wind down from the day. Close enough to spend part of a day in St. Joseph (20-30 mins) and Sister Lakes Brewing Co. (10 mins) allowed for a nice change of pace for the day and offered great food/drink options. Our family had wanted to do something like this for years and we are so glad that we started what is sure to be a yearly tradition at this location. We are very appreciative of our time there and highly recommend as the accommodations, communications, and home itself were as advertised and more. Thanks for a great weekend of memories!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Rentals less than weekly are due in full at booking. Special fall rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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