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2 Hours from Chicago on Big Fish Lake (600+ Acres)

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Front of the house has large front yard.


Last updated: 07/23/2015

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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Sleeps:16
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 15-16)

We prefer a MONDAY to MONDAY booking.

This property is best suited for up to 8 adults and up to 8 children.

We only do weekly rentals during the summer months.

Bedrooms consist of:
1st floor:
#1 Queen Bed with TV, Cable and Ceiling fan (2 people)
#2 Queen Bed (2 people)
#3 Queen Bed w/full futon & upper bunk twin bed (3-4 people)
2nd floor:
#4 Queen Bed and 2 Twin Beds (4 people)
#5 Queen Bed and Twin Bed (3 People)
**Blow up Mattress and Folding cot for additional people, also a pack-n-play/bassinet available for use. All Bedding provided.

Remodeled Kitchen with breakfast bar and stools, dishwasher, porcelain tile. All the basic necessities are included: Keurig coffee maker, regular coffee maker, electric griddle, waffle maker, toaster, microwave oven, stove/oven, refrigerator/freezer and all the cookware, dishes & utensils. Central air-conditioning and gas forced heat, ceiling fans in 1 bedroom. Family room with big Screen TV, cable, dvd, and wood burning fireplace. Washer/Drier, 2 full baths Bath #1 with a bathtub/shower, bath #2 with stand up shower. Outdoor screened in gazebo with Stereo w/ CD changer, Ceiling fan with light, TV/VCR, table and chairs perfect for late night poker/board games. Lakeside deck with gas barbeque grill and table with 8 chairs overlooking the lakeside backyard and fire pit (firewood not provided). Front covered deck with seating for 4.

Our lakeside deck overlooks the flat grass back yard (perfect for a game of bean bag-toss or for the kids to run around on when not in the lake). Large front yard for additional activities such as wiffle ball, volleyball, tag football, etc.. Fishing right from the pier is fantastic. The lake has large and small mouth bass, walleye, northern pike, dogfish, perch, bluegills and crappies. The frontyard is large and flat and has a cute amish built kids playhouse that has a kids sleeping loft, couch, TV/VCR (the kids love the playhouse). This lake is a hidden gem with super low boat traffic.

Sand bottom shallow entry into lake from the steps off the pier. Pier has space available to dock your own boat. Available for rent is our 14 ft Fishing boat (seats 3) with 10 hp outboard and anchor. Use of our paddleboat is free with rental contract and hold-harmless agreement.

During winter months we are a 10 min drive from Swiss Valley ski resort and within 40 min of Timber Ridge Ski Resort with a tubing park, call or email me for additional info in regards to skiing/snowboarding/tubing! Ice Fishing right outside the door on our 600+ acre lake and several wineries nearby that would love you to swing by to try some samples, open year round.

Several golf courses and a driving range in the area, the closest an eight-minute drive. Horseback riding, winery tours and road biking from your doorstep to a few minutes away (email me for any specifics you need). Plenty of restaurants and entertainment in Marcellus/Lawton/PawPaw (pubs, restaurants, movies, bowling, ice cream barns, antique shops).

Two hour drive from downtown Chicago (unless you leave during Friday rush hour), approximately one hour to Notre Dame/South Bend, 15 minutes to Paw Paw, 30 minutes to Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo. 10 minutes to Swiss Valley Ski Resort, 40 min drive to Timber Ridge Ski Resort.

Our lake home is clean and kid friendly. We have a good assortment of kid and adult games that we leave up year round. Pets allowed on a case by case basis. No smoking in house.

In the long term we are looking for a small, trusted group of families and responsible adults to rent to when we are not at the lake ourselves.

Additional Photos available upon request.

Please do not hesitate to email or call with any questions.

GOLF- Several courses nearby including NORTH 40(18 holes), Paw Paw (36 holes)
SKIING- Swiss Valley is a 10 minute drive, Timber Ridge is a 40 minute drive and also has a Tubing Park
SNOWMOBILING- Trail can be reached by snowmobile right from our property. Trail maps available.
WINERIES- Several Wineries nearby for touring, ask for more info.
DINING- We have a list of available dining and know the area well from our own experiences that we would gladly share.
AIR MUSEUM- Located in Kalamazoo 30 minute drive
NOTRE DAME/SOUTH BEND- 1 hour 10 minute drive.

Keywords: Lake House / Please check our calender for availability.
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response Rate: 0%
Calendar last updated: 07/23/2015

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 16
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age for renter is 25....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    This home is very kid friendly and has a Kids playhouse in the front yard with a couch, TV/VCR and sleeping loft. The Kids love it!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Case by case with an additional security deposit....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 15-16

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Adult and kid board games available....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (6) DVD and Video Library, Cable TV with several channels....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Working stereo in Gazebo...moreless

  • Television:

    Large screen TV in living room and another in Master bedroom....moreless

  • Toys:

    We have two small children so we have toys for kids aged 6 and younger....moreless

  • Video Library


  • Cinemas
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront:

    Lakeside Deck overlooks large grass covered yard with fire-pit on Big Fish Lake....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining table seats 6 and breakfast bar seats 3....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air Conditioning and Gas Forced Heat...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided:

    Yes, linens are provided....moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    4 car parking in the driveway and additional parking off the street....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Stackable washer and dryer in bathroom...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Firewood not provided....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Regular coffee maker & a Keurig....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) Front Covered Porch and Lakeside Deck. Lakeside deck has a table that seats 6 with additional chairs....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Screened in Gazebo with TV/VCR, Stereo with CD, Outdoor Lighting and Ceiling Fan, Table and 6 Chairs and electric outlets....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off season
Sep 16 - May 22, 2017
5 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $70
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included


Weekly rentals only during high season.

High season: $750 deposit required to reserve home.

60 days prior to arrival: 50% of total reservation due

14 days prior to arrival: remaining balance due

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Waterskiing, Wakeboarding, Fireworks, Swimming, Jet Skiing, Biking, Sunbathing, Fishing, Kayaking, Snowmobiling, Snow Skiing, Snowboarding, Entertaining friends, and just relaxing at the lake.

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Calendar last updated: 07/23/2015

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  • Front of the house has large front yard.

    Front of the house has large front yard.

  • Large backyard with firepit.

    Large backyard with firepit.

  • Relax in the gazebo

    Relax in the gazebo

  • Sunset view.

    Sunset view.

  • Family Room

    Family Room

  • Upstairs bedroom lakeside (1 queen & 2 twins).

    Upstairs bedroom lakeside (1 queen & 2 twins).

  • Upstairs bedroom - street side (1 queen & 1 twin).

    Upstairs bedroom - street side (1 queen & 1 twin).

  • Downstairs bedroom (1 queen)

    Downstairs bedroom (1 queen)

  • Kids playhouse in front yard.

    Kids playhouse in front yard.

  • Tons of board games and puzzles.

    Tons of board games and puzzles.

  • Front of the house.

    Front of the house.

  • Screened in gazebo.

    Screened in gazebo.

  • Dock, lake frontage with gradual slope sand bottom, good for kids and seniors

    Dock, lake frontage with gradual slope sand bottom, good for kids and seniors

  • Updated kitchen with brand new appliances

    Updated kitchen with brand new appliances

  • Master bedroom has TV w/cable and sliding door to the lake.

    Master bedroom has TV w/cable and sliding door to the lake.

  • Upstairs bedroom lakeside (1 queen & 2 twins).

    Upstairs bedroom lakeside (1 queen & 2 twins).

  • Upstairs bedroom - street side (1 queen & 1 twin).

    Upstairs bedroom - street side (1 queen & 1 twin).

  • Street side bunk room sleeps 4 (or 5 children).

    Street side bunk room sleeps 4 (or 5 children).

  • Inside of playhouse.

    Inside of playhouse.

VRBO #289191

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017

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