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Life is Always Great at Our 1.5 Acre Stone Lake Family Retreat

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 14

Life is Great on Stone Lake!

In our family, vacations are about enjoying life and making wonderful memories- together. Life is too short and quality time to scarce to waste on ordinary experiences. So when we are looking for vacation destinations and four season fun, we say go big or stay home.

Is your family like minded? If so, then please consider making memories on our 1.5 acres of lush, terraced, manicured lawn, with mature oaks and 300' of beautiful lakefront on tranquil Stone Lake.

You get the best of both worlds all year long with the convenience and luxury of 2500 Sq. ft of comfortable living space (5BR/4Bath) and the lake views, open space and large trees worthy of a state park. This home accommodates 12-14+ guests (More if you want to stick the kids in a tent by the lake shore) and comes complete with DUAL KING MASTER SUITE'S WITH PRIVATE BATHROOMS. One with an authentic jacuzzi two person tub and a private glass sliding walkout to enjoy your coffee while watching the sun come up over the lake. The other with stunning views of the entire property. Regardless of whether it's Spring, Summer, Winter, or Fall, there's something for everyone.

Got Sun?

This fully furnished lake front home is situated with a football field's worth (yes it's true) of lake front, open space and shade trees and ample onsite parking. This property is perfect for a romantic getaway or a large family gathering, with cookouts, campfires and even tent camping by the shore, all while overlooking all sports Stone Lake. Skip stones off the dock and admire the beautiful and historic Cass County Courthouse in the distance across the lake. It's our little piece of heaven.

Got Rain?

Want to stay in? Life is still Great on Stone Lake! The fully furnished lower level recreation room complete with a bar, LCD TV, electronic dart board, and........Brunswick pool table (that converts easily to a competition ping pong table) whew!! Oh, it also offers 12' sliding glass doors for walk out access to the truly HUGE concrete patio with over 750 sq ft of grilling (on our COMMERCIAL GRADE GAS GRILL) and entertainment area (Yes, we go crazy big!)

Got Kids?

Awesome! We do too (Eight - yes really) Kids will go wild (and be out of your hair if need be) swimming, playing on the swing set, exploring the lake shore, pitching a tent by the shore or just playing games in the large yard (did we mention it's like a football field?) Are you worried that the kids will whine if it rains because there's no X-Box? (Don't worry we got you covered there too with an X-Box 360, but bring your own games.)

Got Snow?

Book in the winter and ice fish in the annual Stone Lake ice fishing tournament. Got kids or are young at heart, sled down one of our 250' hills or hop over to Swiss Valley Resort 20 minutes (13.77 miles) away to get your ski or snow board on!

Got a Huge Family (Like Us)?

We've got good new for you! We own another property right next door!

Our adjacent Stone Lake Family Cottage (VRBO 414250) is a cedar sided beauty that sleeps 8-10. Its spacious deck offers the best views of the lake while having breakfast or grilling with the family. Its sandy beach is a stones throw away and fenced in yard makes it safe for both children and pets.

If the dates are available, rent both properties to host 25-30 guests. Each with stunning views of the entire property. Regardless of whether it's Spring, Summer, Winter, or Fall, there's something for everyone.

Got Boating Needs?

Great!, We also have an onsite boating package rental available (additional cost) that includes a paddle boat, canoe and Pontoon, see rate section for pricing. Please bring your own water toys, etc., there's plenty to do.

Got a Request?

Looking for anything else? Let us know and we'll see what we can do, but please first call to reserve your week of memories you won't forget.

We hope you will come stay with us and experience why 'Life is Great on Stone Lake!'

With much Love and Fun,

Kevin & Kyra Weber

Keywords: Lakefront, Lakefront house rental, family vacation, Lakehouse Rental, 5 bedrooms, Diamond Lake, Multi-Family, ND, Notre Dame, Football weekend, fish, ice fishing, snow, ski, sled, snow board

More Details

Owner
Booking Inquiries
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Booking Inquiries

Growing up in Michigan and Ohio respectively, we have always loved the outdoors and healthy lifesyle that it brings. Life is Great is one of our family motto's (another is no Whining!) and we hope you enjoy our lake home as much as our 7 kids and two grandkids do.

Booking Inquiries purchased this house in 2005

Why Booking Inquiries chose Diamond Lake

Plain and simple, we bought this property for our family to enjoy all year around. Not just the views which are truly beautiful and the serenity they bring, but also the large lush lawn and mature trees. Being close to Diamond Lake, Notre Dame, Swiss Valley Ski Resort, Chicago and Detroit doesn't hurt either. :-)

What makes this house unique

With over 1.5 acres of lawn and 300' of open access lake front, we truly feel we have the best of both worlds, a great house, a large open yard for games and entertainment with mature oak trees, deer who visit and easy access to beautiful Stone Lake. Come winter, we can sled down one of our 250' hills, ice fish or hop over to Swiss Valley 25 minutes away to get our ski or snow board on.

Amenities

Cassopolis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Kings Jacuzzi Suite - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Lower Level
    Kings Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upper Level
    Full 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upper Level
    Full 4 - toilet , shower , Lower Level
  • Jetted Tub in Bath: Two person Jacuzzi tub in King's Suite
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King Jacuzzi Suite - 1 king , 1 child bed , Jacuzzi Tub in private bath
    Upper Kings Suite - 1 king , Private Bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds can be combined to make a king bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds can be combined to make a king bed
    Living Room - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper sofa in living room
  • King Bed (2) : DUAL King suites offers King size beds, private baths and multiple closets for unpacking if desired. Double Bed: One bedroom offers a full size bed big enough for two. Child Bed: Toddler bed available upon request. Twin/Single Bed: Two bedrooms offer twin/single beds and optional twin trundles if desired. Two optional rollout single beds are also available for larger groups. Convertible Bed: The living room has a queen sized sleeper sofa that can be utilized if desired
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Sand Box
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
See pic's for the beautiful vaulted kitchen area with Kitchen aid appliance. Catering Available: Let us know what you are looking for and we'll hook you up. Deck/Patio: 760 sq. ft (No Joke) You could put up a basket ball hoop its so big. In fact we did add a portable basketball hoop. Basic Comcast cable provided for guests. Video Game Console: X-Box available.

Reviews

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Life is Always Great at Our 1.5 Acre Stone Lake Family Retreat
average rating of 4.2 based on 35 reviews
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4

great place

  • 4 of 5

All and all it was a great rental property with everything there that we needed.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

love the place

  • 5 of 5

no bad expirience at all very nice house and place

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Beautiful Stone Lake

  • 3 of 5

The lake was beautiful and clear!

This property has a lot of great perks such as open back patio, plenty of bathrooms and space for 10!

Comes with optional boat rental as well (we did not utilize)

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We made the best of it!

  • 3 of 5

We rented this house with 4 adults and 4 kids ages 5-15. Be prepared to hike up and down a very large slippery embankment to get to the lake. The dock is in such disrepair that we were afraid we may fall through. The boards at the end closest to shore are completely broken in half. Once you get down there it is a nice beach and a nice lake. Bring some chairs there are no accommodations made for them. The yard and deck area are nice however you can't use the swings on the swing set because it is too close to the fence. The house is well stocked with kitchen supplies. The common areas are a bit cramped. Several of the bar stools were missing bolts and about to fall apart, we put them to the side so we didn't break them. In the basement all of the recessed lightbulbs were burnt out. The Xbox was nice to have on the rainy day, however one of the controllers has the batteries held in with pennies and bandaids (creative to say the least). We enjoyed the pool table and ping pong as well. This house served its purpose for our families and we all in all enjoyed our time. I don't feel the owners take great care of the home or check things such as light bulbs, the cleanliness of the showers, the house could benefit from a deep clean. The yard is beautiful and the lake is nice it is very close to downtown which is a bonus for groceries and supplies. If you have anyone who has trouble with their knees, back or small kids I would not recommend this home due the long trek and steep hills to the lake.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great for Weekend Stay

  • 3 of 5

I think my friend said it best, "Great for a weekend trip, but not for week stay" We only stayed the weekend, and it was good. I was going to give it 4 stars because the wi-fi didn't work on our stay, and that was a major bummer for a lot of us. BUT I gave it a 3, because we saw a mouse during our last night in the kitchen and it kinda freaked everyone out. The property is nice, and right on the lake is such a great view, could have sat on the patio all day. If it was a bit cleaner and bit more updated might consider staying again. Overall we had a good time, and enjoyed the patio and pool table.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Family Rental

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at the Stone Lake Family Retreat! Lots of new memories made around the kitchen table - plenty of seating for your next family gathering!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Michiana Regional Airport (SBN)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Full Bull
Nearest Golf
0.75 Miles
Diamond Lake Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Niles, MI Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
M60/62
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Numerous
Nearest Ski
13.77 Miles
Swiss Valley Resort
Car: recommended

Lunker's Outfitters and restaurant is only 13 minutes(Via M-62, / 9.26 miles) away to get your fishing license and all of your outdoor needs Like a Cabella's (See Map POI)

Other Activities: Boating, Cross Country & Downhill Skiing, Snowmobiling, Health & Beauty Spa, Kayaking, Shopping, Snowboarding, Wildlife Viewing, Basketball Court

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Boats +$795 4+ nt stays $0.01
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cr. Cards +3% $0.01
Boats +$395 <4 nt stays $0.01
Pet Fee $75
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 6.0%

Peak Season Weekly: Saturday Turnover

Optional Boat Package: +$395 stays of 2-3 nights / +$795 stays of 4-7 nights. Includes Pontoon+Fuel, Row Boat, Canoe, & Paddle Boat.

Pricing for Notre Dame Football Weekends / Holidays may be higher. Cash Prices Shown. Small additional convenience fee for credit cards. Rates are subject to change without notice until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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