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Indian Lake cottage on the water and adjacent to golf course

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,320 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 large bedrooms, 4 queen beds + 1 bunked queen, waterfront deck, side yard

This modern air conditioned cottage is located on the water of Indian Lake, a 500 acre all sports lake, and adjacent to Indian Lake Hills, a 27 hole golf course with driving range. Two (2) large bedrooms with four (4) queen beds, one (1) full bath, modern kitchen, laundry, fireplace, television, indoor/outdoor stereo, DVD, screened-in porch, and large deck extending out over the water. Other amenities include pier, swimming raft, canoe, and row boat. Power boat and sail boat rental available nearby. Nearby Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm offers pick-your-own and fresh-harvested fruits in season, as well as a country market with a variety of fruit products.

Mike Nelligan
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 7, 2018

About Mike Nelligan

I grew up in St. Joe MI, graduated from Lake Michigan Catholic High School in 1984, and Notre Dame in 1988. We (me, my wife, and daughters) live in the Little Italy neighborhood on the near west side of Chicago.

Mike Nelligan purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Mike Nelligan chose Dowagiac

I have fond memories of spending time as a child and teenager with family and friends at my grandma's cottage on Round Lake in Sister Lakes. I purchased our cottage on Indian Lake so my family could enjoy similar wonderful times at our cottage on the lake. We typically spend two weeks at our cottage in the summer, and rent it out for others to enjoy it the other six weeks of the summer.

What makes this cottage unique

I take great care in maintaining our second home, and appreciate being able to make our cottage available for others to enjoy when we can't be there.


Dowagiac Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1320 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Heating
  • Heating
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Large bathroom with walk-in shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • Two (2) large bedrooms, each have two (2) queen beds, including one (1) bunked queen bed, for a total of five (5) queen beds. Bedroom share a large walk out balcony overlooking the lake.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Indian Lake cottage on the water and adjacent to golf course
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Enjoyable and relaxing week!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying at this cottage, and hope to make it a yearly tradition. We have a "blended family", and it is nice to have such a wonderful place to get our family together. There is plenty of space for sleeping, with 5 queen size beds between the two bedrooms. The kitchen is large and equipped with everything you will need for preparing your meals. No need to bring anything extra from home!! And then there is the!! The deck sits right down on the water. It is beautiful!! There are plenty of chairs for relaxing by the water. If you have a boat, there is a pier to dock it within steps of the deck. The lake is an all sports lake with great fishing!! We had both a pontoon boat to just "cruise the lake", and a speed boat to do some tubing!! There is something for everyone!! When we arrived on Saturday, the house was immaculate condition. All you have to do is unload your car and start your vacation!! Mr Nelligan made himself available via text/phone if we had any questions. I would highly recommend this cottage if you are looking a nice relaxing vacation. There are vacations that are all rushed and busy, but staying here is like being in paradise!! If you stay here once, you will definitely want to return, just as we did!! Can't wait to get back there again next year!!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
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Great Vacation Home on Indian Lake

  • 5 of 5

We love staying at your place. It is clean and has all the amenities. Nice sandy water front.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
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Great place ON the lake

  • 5 of 5

My family has rented this cottage for a week for the past 2 summers. Great place right on the lake. Has everything you will need for the week. Beautiful, clean lake about 2 hrs from chicago. We hope this becomes a yearly trip for our family.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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House on Indian Lake

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was updated, lots of sleeping room, air conditioning was nice, and the deck overlooking the lake was fantastic. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
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The Quinns, New Lenox, Il

  • 4 of 5

My family stayed for the week and had a wonderful time. This was exactly what we were looking for in a lakefront rental. The owner, Mike, was a pleasure to deal with. The fishing was great! My youngest son caught a 4lb bass from the dock just before the fireworks started across the lake. We are already planning our vacation for next summer and can't wait to go back. Anyone looking for a lakefront rental, be sure to give Mike a call you won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wieliczka, Monki, Prospect Hts, IL

Very nice place!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay at Indian Lake. Beautyful view of the lake from a very! large deck. The cottage has everything you could possibly need... It has comfortable beds... The kitchen was well stocke with dinnerware and cooking pots... The neighbors were kind and friendly. I'd definitely stay here again!

Thanks Jack!


  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2009
  • Stayed: September 2009
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
South Bend Regional Airport
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Dowagiac Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
M-140 & M-62
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
Indian Lake
Car: recommended

Located on the water of Indian Lake and adjacent to Indian Lake Hills, a 27 hole golf course with driving range. 120 miles from downtown Chicago, 20 miles north of Notre Dame, 5 miles west of Dowagiac, 5 miles south of Sister Lakes. Indian Lake is a beautiful 500 acre sand botttom all sports lake.

Golf: Indian Lake Hills 27 hole golf course with driving range is adjacent to the property


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75

Summer weekly rental (June, July, August) $1,600, plus $75 cleaning fee.
Spring/Fall weekend rental $800, plus $75 cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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