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Peaceful Vacation Getaway on Beautiful Sandy Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

Lake Cora, a deep, clear, spring fed lake of about 200 acres surrounded by hills. Excellent bass, perch, and bluegill fishing. The cottage is on the southeast side of the lake which means hard sand beach, gorgeous sunsets with evening bonfires. Close to many short jaunts to Lake Michigan, beach towns, local wine trail, friendly restaurants and the like.

Keywords: Beautiful cottage on lovely quiet inland Lake Cora

Mary Brill
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2016

About Mary Brill

We are a married couple living in the area and have enjoyed this cottage for many summers. I'm sure you will also enjoy this beautiful spot.

Mary Brill purchased this cottage in 1980

Why Mary Brill chose Southwest

We grew up in this area and our family has always loved Michigan summers.

What makes this cottage unique

A great vacation spot with timeless days, no schedule, and choosing to do whatever one pleases. Swimming, boating, sunsets, bonfires, casual outdoor dining, with a very unique and beautiful sandy beach.


4.6/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Peaceful Vacation Getaway on Beautiful Sandy Beach
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews
Bay City, Michigan

Family Fun

  • 3 of 5

Our family of four adults spent a great time together this past week. For the past six years, we have vacationed in this area in a different cottage each summer. We enjoyed the beach and comfortable lounge chairs. While swimming we saw a turtle. Ron did catch bass off the dock.In the evenings we play games. One of our traditions is going to the Hayloft Ice Cream shop in Decatur. It is just a few minutes from the cottage .Another tradition is the guys going into Kalamazoo to see a movie. Art and Mary were at their cottage that evening and invited me to go for a boat ride with them and their dog Libby. Due to the hot weather, humidity and dry conditions we did not have a campfire.The cottage is exactly what is shown in the photos. It was a bit small for the four of us but did not deter us from enjoying our time together. . We should have used the air purifier.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Quiet Retreat

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a nice quiet spot for some R&R, this is it. The listing was accurate but a few more pictures would have been helpful. Cottage was very compact but had almost everything you would want or need. Some grilling utensils would have been helpful. Very clean, owner was helpful but not intrusive.

Running and biking on the Cal-Haven trail was excellent. South Haven was a nice town to visit. Lebanese Restaurant in Kalamzoo was quite good. Great ice cream in Paw Paw. Would definitely return and recommend to friends

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. We always hope people enjoy their stay. I will be going out to purchase grilling utensils today. Something I just never thought of. Thank you for the information. Mary
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South Bend, In

Nice Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing in this area for the past 6 years and these were the best accomodations we have experienced. The lake, beach and fishing are fantastic for everyone { especially grandkids} and the cabin is terrific! We have already made reservations for this coming summer.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Durand, Illinois

Great for families!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first family vacation for my family. We have 2 small children ages 3 and 1! We were very impressed with how clean the cabin was! The only thing I would recommend for families with small children that plan to vacation in this cabin is to bring a gate for the stairs. The lake/beach area was perfect for children. It is shallow with no sudden drop off and very clean. The kids played in the water from sun up until sun down. My husband and son caught tons of fish from the dock! The owners are very nice people and only want the best vacation for you! We would definetly recommend this cabin to anyone! Thank you for the great 1st vacation!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brighton, MI

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay and the owners are very kind. The place was well maintained, clean and just like the pictures. We want to go back again when time allows. We would recommend this property to a friend or relative.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paw Paw Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), (1Trundle bed in loft.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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