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Twin Lakes Cottage, Private Beach & Pier, 5 Bedrooms Sleeps 10

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage on the lake, (Sleeps 10) 1.5 bths

Wake up to the sun streaming into your room, walk outside onto the large deck, breathe, take in the view of being on a lake surrounded by quaint houses and beautiful trees

Twin lakes family cottage is located on 36 acre spring fed silt lake, an all water sport lake. Minutes from charming historic Dowagiac. Approx 2 hours 15mins from Chicago, 30 minutes from South Bend. 40 minutes from Benton Harbor.

Our lake cottage is an all season home, includes heat and central air conditioning. We accommodate guest throughout the year. Come to Michigan in the fall, see the beautiful leaves changing color. Peace and quiet, a wonderful area to tour for some R & R. Winter holds some great Ice fishing, nearby snowmobiling and Swiss Valley skiing.

Our aim is to provide a vacation cottage that is comfortable and leisurely for our guests Twin Lakes Cottage caters from a get away for 1, romantic weekend for 2, friends/family gatherings. The cottage sleeps up to 10 people, it has 3 bedrooms on the main floor, one double bed, one queen bed and two singles. One bathroom and a second rest room. Second floor offers a closed off area away from the bustle of the main floor, it has 2 bedrooms, 1 with full size futon, 2nd bedroom has 2 twin beds, An open area hosts a cable TV, bean bags seats and games, great for children to have their own space to chill. Max ceiling height is 5' 4 center of room.

Good size kitchen with sandwich maker, toaster, blender, George Foreman grill, microwave oven, tea kettle, coffee maker, pots and pans, ovenware and baking tins to name but a few.... everything you need for cooking and baking.

2 dining areas, a sitting /reading area with fab views over looking the lake. Twin Lakes Cottage is full of windows that makes this home light and bright. It sits right on the lake, has its own private beach and pier. Full view of the lake from living room, dining room as well as the sitting/reading area and upstairs second bedroom.

Outside offers choices from the deck to the lawn, sitting on the bench located on the pier, grabbing a blanket and lounging under the shady trees, sunning on the beach and running your feet in the sand, dining at the picnic table or dining on the deck. BBQ, fish off the pier, large fire pit for great summer smores and memorable nights full of stories around the fire. Star gaze, see shooting stars and satellites cross the sky.

On the property:

lots of Indoor games, cards, childrens games, movies

- magazines

-Sandy beach area

- Swimming

- Boating

- Fishing

- paddle boat

- Yard games

-water raft

- floaties

-camping chairs

-deck chairs

-ice fishing



sunscreen insect repellent

bath and beach towels

bottle water optional (we are on a well system) There is a Britta jug in fridge

Fire wood


personal toiletries, clothes,medications..etc

A good book to read

Parking 2 spaces out side the garage, you can park 2 cars on the lawn next to the drive way. Park the heavier vehicles on the drive way and trailers on the grass not to far up the garden because the septic tank is there which you will see. Depending on size you can park on the right side of the drive there is a small area between cottage garage and next doors garage.

Fishing is good, we have boaters out early fishing and night fishing. You can fish off the pier too. Just remember you need a fishing license.

Please make sure you are familiar with Michigan lake boating rules. Boating rules for the lake no wake before 11am and after 7pm Stay at least 100ft away from swimmers


check out Dowagiac chamber of commerce

Dowagiac parks and gulf courses


Five Mile crossing drive in theater great value just $7.00 per car or van two movies to watch make sure you bring bug spray!!

Lutz old fashioned drive in fast food

Town of Decauter has an amazing Ice cream parlor

Doe-Wah-Jacks Canoe Rental

Bike trails

Forest Preserve

Pick your own fruit farms,

kittys organic farm,

Wicks apple house

Area Attractions:

- Historic Town of Dowagiac

- Golf courses (Dowagiac Elks Country Club, Hampshire Country Club,Spruce Ridge)

- Restaurants and Pubs

- Ice Cream Shops

- Fruit & Produce Stands

- Marinas

- Local Festivals

- Wineries

- Grocery Stores, Liquor Store

Art theaters

Zekes family dining

Niles four flags apple festival

Keywords: cottage, house, bungalow, lake front, private,

More Details


Dowagiac Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 twin/ single , plus an inflatable mattress whe 14 guests are present
  • Queen size Bed (1) first floor, Double Bed (1) first floor, Twin or Single Beds (2) first floor, queen sofa bed first floor second floor, double size futon (1) single beds (3) blow up double mattress (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Twin Lakes Cottage, Private Beach & Pier, 5 Bedrooms Sleeps 10
average rating of 4.612903 based on 33 reviews
Sioux City, Iowa

Kids enjoyed the cabin and the lake

  • 4 of 5

Great place. Enjoyed our stay

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Quiet & Relaxing Weekend

  • 5 of 5

The house was warm and inviting. The lake was very quiet. Our grandson had so much fun playing in the sand and swimming. There were plenty of toys for all of us to enjoy.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love the place so much to do n the beach area is amazing

  • 5 of 5

Can’t wait to come here again

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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A great vacation!

  • 4 of 5

Cottage has rustic charm! The beach and lake are great for kids. Our family enjoyed it and would go back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect small lake cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had 9 adults & 2 children stay at the house. We all had a place to sleep. The futon bed upstairs is pretty thin, so you may want to bring a blow up mattress to put on top of it. We grilled every night for dinner and found everything we needed in the kitchen to prepare side dishes. The best part of the house is the small sand beach and the lake. The kids loved to play in the sand with all of the toys found in the garage. There were also many floats & tubes for adults to use in there as well. The lake was refreshing & fun. When we swam out further from shore, we saw small turtles swimming. We will definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we could have asked for!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect the 7 of us for our annual girls week. House was clean , had everything we needed and was plenty big enough. Had an small issue with the AC & Helen, the owner, took care of it immediately! There were 2 paddle boats and numerous other water accessories available.

Area was very nice and neighbors were pleasant. We really enjoyed the week! Would definitely rent again!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Helen Tinsley
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

Why Helen Tinsley chose Dowagiac

Bought this property because everything about it catered to everybody but mostly at the time we had 3 small children ages 2, 4, and 5. The beach area was great for them and having shallow water was another plus. The grassy areas allow us to play a multitude of games. Its great having a private beach and private pier, fishing has been a passion for many of our friends, you will be surprised at how good the fishing is off the pier. The children love swimming and using the paddle boat.

What makes this cottage unique

Early mornings and evenings sitting on the pier, read a book while taking in the fresh air and looking around the lake with its beautiful landscape. Take in the sun rise or sun set. Nice strolls around the lake. The property sits on the lakefront and has its own private beach and pier. Sitting out side watching people swimming and enjoying being outside. We updated new windows, new siding, fireplace, bathroom, floors, decks. These keys items have made our home welcoming, we think you will agree.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Keep clicking on the 5 stars but its not adding to my review!!
Jun 2015
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There is a 4th of July Parade at the lake, and fireworks for Labor day weekend. Take a look at Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce for local entertainment, parks, museums, and local attractions.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $45
Cleaning Fee $85
Refundable damage deposit $300

Weekly rates are based on a 7 night stay with 6 person occupancy
Holiday weekends $200 per night
Each additional guest $15 per night
Security deposit rates are from $200-$400
No daily visitors allowed please call owner for additional information.
Cancellation full refund 60 days notice prior to vacation ( notice of cancellation )

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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