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Country Cottage-Steps from Little Paw Paw Lake Beach

Paw Paw Lake, MI, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

Our Country Cottage is located in Southwest Michigan. This home is a great place to get away and is 90 minutes from Chicago, less than 21/2 hours from Detroit and is midway between St. Joseph and South Haven. The home is located across the street from Little Paw Paw Lake and is less than 5 minutes from Big Paw Paw Lakes boat dock. Beautiful Lake Michigan is less than 10 miles away.

The house is a 1400 square foot fully furnished affordable home with a large kitchen and family room, three bedrooms (Master BR has a queen bed, bedroom #2 has a queen bed, bedroom #3 has a double bed + 2 twin beds) and two full baths. The house accomadates 8 people comfortably. Evenings are great to sit by the fire pit in the large yard and relax with a cool drink after a day at the beach and boating.

The home provides a fully equipped kitchen with a stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave. Pots, pans, utensils, dishes, toaster and a coffee pot are also provided. The family room has a flat TV with basic cable. Outdoors you will find a gas grill, lawn chairs, fire pit and a large screened in porch.

We're located in the heart of Michigan wine country. Within a short drive you can visit more than a dozen local wineries or shop at the many antique stores in the area. If you enjoy gambling, The Blue Chip, Four Winds, Fire Keepers and the new Four Winds Casino in Hartford are a short drive away. Bring the family and visit Deer Forest, Jollay Orchards and Curious Kids’ Museum. Bring your camera to capture Lake Michigan’s magnificent sunsets. You can take in all the sights by car, bike or hiking trails. Take advantage of our discounted rates and enjoy what SW MI has to offer.

Keywords: Cottage


Kim Fortner

Member Since 2010
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 10, 2018
About Kim Fortner

We bought our cottage in 2007 because SW MI is our favorite summer destinations. We enjoy being centrally located to many popular beaches. We decided to rent the cottage so others could enjoy the area and see how beautiful SW MI is. The cottage is located on a quiet street with a large yard. There is plenty of parking if you decide to bring your boat.

Kim Fortner purchased this House in 2007


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double, 2 twin/ single
      • Queen size Beds (1) 2 queen beds, Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 single beds


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower


          • Guests provide their own meals


              • Linens Provided
                all beds are made upon arrival
              • Air Conditioning
                wall unit
              • Garage
                The garage is not accessible
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
                basic cable
              • Fireplace
                Although there is a fireplace it is not equipped to have fires
              • Living Room
                new couch and love seat
              • Parking
                There is plenty of parking
              • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                plenty of parking for you boat
              • Telephone
                There is no landline. In case of an emergency you would need to use your cell phone.
              • Towels Provided
                limited number of towels - approximately a dozen
              • Wireless Internet


                  • Microwave
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                    plenty of dishes and utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen
                    fully equipped kitchen with can opener, toaster and coffee pot.
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                    Crock pot, blender, small soft coolers and thermos.
                  • Refrigerator
                    full size refrigerator
                  • Stove
                    cook top stove
                  • Toaster


                      • Dining Area
                      • comfy seating for 6 people


                          • Games
                            corn hole and crochet
                          • Satellite / Cable
                            basic cable
                          • Stereo
                            Bose stereo in living area and an addition stereo in kitchen
                          • Television
                            47' tv flat screen tv


                              • Boat
                                Bring your boat! there are two lakes within 5 miles!
                              • Deck / Patio
                                screened in porch with a ceiling fan, fire pit
                              • Golf
                                Harbor Shores Golf Course 15 minutes away and Paw Paw Lake Golf Course within 5 minutes
                              • Kayak / Canoe
                                Bring your Kayak and kayak on Little Paw Paw Lake!
                              • Lawn / Garden
                                Large yard to play games and relax near a beautiful garden
                              • Outdoor Grill
                                gas grill
                              • Ski & Snowboard
                                Swiss Valley Ski and Snowboard Area 45 miles away Echo Valley Winter Sports Park 45 miles away


                                  • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                      • cinemas
                                      • festivals
                                      • health/beauty spa
                                      • marina
                                      • playground
                                      • restaurants
                                      • winery tours
                                      • zoo

                                        Leisure Activities

                                          • antiquing
                                          • beachcombing
                                          • boating
                                          • gambling casinos
                                          • miniature golf
                                          • scenic drives
                                          • shopping
                                          • sight seeing
                                          • sledding
                                          • walking

                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                              • ATM/bank
                                              • groceries
                                              • hospital
                                              • laundromat
                                              • massage therapist
                                              • medical services

                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                  • jet skiing
                                                  • cycling
                                                  • freshwater fishing
                                                  • golf
                                                  • hiking
                                                  • fishing
                                                  • kayaking
                                                  • pier fishing
                                                  • snowmobiling
                                                  • swimming
                                                  • water skiing

                                                    House Rules

                                                    Check-in: 5:00 PM

                                                    Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                    23 Reviews


                                                    Latest reviews

                                                    Wonderful house

                                                    Hope U.

                                                    There were 6 of us and we never felt crowded. It was a fantastic stay and we all loved this house. It was so clean and the beds were so comfortable!!!

                                                    Owner's Response:


                                                    Glad you enjoyed your stay in the comfort of our home! In the summer it's so nice sitting around the bonfire and in the screened in porch. Thanks for the nice review!

                                                    Great home away from home!

                                                    John M.

                                                    After hurricane Irma prevented our family from going on the vacation to Florida that we had been planning, we had to scramble to find another spot within a few days. We booked this online and within 24 hours, I received a phone call from the owner saying that she could accommodate us even on such short notice. Since we had promised our young children a beach vacation, this property worked great! It was only a 10 minute drive to the beach, and being centrally located between St. Joseph and South Haven, it was only a 20 minute drive to either fun location. The property had a large yard which worked great for the kids to play, and the home was large enough to sleep 8 or more which was more than we needed. The back screened in porch made for a great place for the adults to play cards and converse after the children went to bed! Overall, we all had a great time and will definitely think of this property the next time we want to visit the Lake Michigan area.

                                                    Owner's Response:


                                                    I was glad to help out. Having online credit card payments makes it easy to accommodate last minute reservations. I'm glad you had a nice time and enjoyed the beaches in SW MI, they certainly are beautiful!!

                                                    Kim Fortner

                                                    Country Cottage Comfort

                                                    Karen B.

                                                    During our stay at the country cottage, my family was very comfortable and relaxed. We enjoyed the screened in porch immensely and had plenty of room for everyone to stretch out and have their own space. We liked the convenience to Hardings Grocery Store and to the numerous beaches we visited. Kim and Jim were very helpful and provided immediate feedback to our questions. I highly recommend staying here to anyone considering staying in this area. You will enjoy every minute!

                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                    Thank you for the feedback Karen. Glad you enjoyed your time at our cottage. Please come back anytime!

                                                    Great Family Get-away!

                                                    Robert G.

                                                    Clean home and quiet neighborhood. Huge yard for the kids. Spent a lot of time in the large screened in porch and around the fire pit. Close to St. Joeseph, Lake Michigan and South Haven. Downtown Coloma has several nice taverns and restaurants. Only minor complaint was no DVD player and very limited selection of cable channels but great high-speed internet (~20 mb).

                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                    Thank you for the review Robert, glad you had a good time. In past years we had a DVD player and video library. However we found most guests had their own streaming accounts and it wasn't a feature they needed. It may be worth looking into expanding our cable channels next year. Thanks for the feedback.

                                                    Girls Getaway a Success!

                                                    Karen S.

                                                    Simply Perfect! My sister and best friend, and I had such a wonderful time! The house was everything we needed! From the ample size, to the modern decorations, to all the accoutrements in the kitchen and bathroom, it was a great stay. We even grilled in the screened in porch! Felt like a home away from home ;) So many great local places to eat and drink wine!

                                                    We look forward to coming again, staying longer, and may even bring a few more friends!

                                                    Owner's Response:


                                                    I'm so glad you had a great time and enjoyed the cottage. It's nice having a few wineries close to the cottage for a girls weekend. Contessa and Karma Vista are right in Coloma. There is also a fairly new winery close by - Vineyard 2121. Or if you don't feel like driving and want to take a winery tour, Fruitful Vine has several pick ups in the area. Hope to have you back next year!

                                                    clean and darling cottage

                                                    Stephanie A.Brownsburg, Indiana

                                                    Clean and spacious cottage. Great backyard for family time and games. Well stocked kitchen for cooking for the fam. Good location to South Haven.

                                                    Owner's Response:


                                                    Glad you enjoyed the area. I love being so close to South Haven too. Not sure if you got the chance to visit St. Joe- it's also a short distance away and a fun town. Please come back anytime.

                                                    Kim Fortner


                                                    Paw Paw Lake, MI, USA


                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                    Tax Rate

                                                    Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Holidays rate is $250 per night (Memorial Day, 4th of July & Labor Day)

                                                    23 Reviews
                                                    Wonderful 4.8/5
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