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Lovely Lakefront House Rental- Big Crooked Lake / Sister Lakes

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Picture of Deck and Beach Area

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Last updated: 03/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 7-8)

Our Lovely Lake House is in an ideal location; in the middle of 2 lakes. Look out the Livingroom Picture window and you can watch the sunset on Round Lake, and out the kitchen door is the huge upper deck overlooking Big Crooked, which is your Lake Access only 40 feet away. Across the street is an Ice-Cream/ Souvenir Shop and a Wake Boarding Store. 1 Block away is a Restaurant, Roller Rink, miniature golf and Spa. 3 Blocks away is a Grocery Store, Gas Station, Restaurants, Bank, Boat Rental, Video Store and more. Downtown Dowagiac (newly renovated) is a captivating town with restaurants and shops. Worth an afternoon stroll to look around and shop. Farms and Fruit Stands all around. Don't forget to pick fresh fruit, Michigan's Best!!

This is truly a get-a-way back to nature. You will find plenty of ducks, geese, different types of birds and wildlife. Just don't bring any frogs home in a shoe box, please! We like to keep all creatures in their natural habitat.

Whether you like to enjoy relaxing with a morning cup of coffee watching the fish jump out of the water or watching the tranquility of the waves or just want the excitement of tubing, water skiing, fishing, fruit picking, sledding, snowmobiling, ice fishing or just simply watching the excitement of your child finding water creatures, this is the place for you.

Snowmobilers welcome! Because of being in the Snow Belt, winter brings great snow packed trails for Snowmobilers. Trails are marked.




Keywords: Year Round, Single Family Ranch, Lakefront, 35' of Sandy Beach, All Sports Lake, Kid Friendly.
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Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Forced Air Heat for Winter months, Huge Upper Deck with Patio Furniture, Swimming Raft, 20 ft Boat Dock, Paddle Boat, Fire Pit, BBQ Charcoal Grill, 2 Life Vests for Paddle Boat....moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Downtown Dowagiac is 10 minutes away taking Napier Road to Rt 51. It has several restaurants, ice cream parlor, and plenty of shops. Take a break and stoll downtown to see it is newly renovated....moreless

  • Lake View:

    The house sits in between 2 Lakes. Big Crooked is outside the deck doors and is the lake with private access. Outside your livingroom window you will be looking at an awesome Sunset on Round Lake....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Big Crooked Lake (110 acres) is 30 feet outside the door. Sandy beaches which has a gradual drop in depth. Four feet at the end of pier. Raft is sitting in 20 feet of water. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Cement parking lot for 2 cars, but, additional parking on grass for boat or cars....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Local Calls only....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Jan 4 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$175
$1,050
Summer
May 30 - Sep 4, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,250
Off Season
Sep 5 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$175
$1,050

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Check In is 3:00PM Eastern Time. Check Out is 11:00AM Eastern Time.

60 day cancellation must be given in order to receive full refund.

Traveler's pay 1/3 of weekly rent ($400.00) to confirm reservation by mail and remainder is due 30 days before arrival. Cleaning Fee of $50.00 is already included in the rate. Payment should be made by check. Damage fee is due upon arrival in cash. I rent from Saturday to Saturday.


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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Last updated: 03/22/2017
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Location

Dowagiac, MI, USA
Nearest Barpub
Legacy
0.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Miniature Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak stops in Dowagiac, MI
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I 33
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Captain Jack's
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
Silver Beach, in St. Joseph, MI

Benton Harbor - 15 minutes away

St. Joseph - 20 minutes away

South Haven - 30 minutes away

Kalamazoo - 30 minutes away

Saugatuck - 1.00 hour away

South Holland - 1.00 hour away

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: Terry and I bought our Summer Home on Big Crooked Lake about 20 years ago when our daughter was about 8 years old. We share a lot of wonderful memories full of fun, adventure and enjoyment. Currently, we live in the South Suburb of Chicago and are still looking forward to many relaxing weekends in our Year Round Michigan Home.

Why the Owner Chose Dowagiac, MI, USA:
Sister Lakes is a very popular area full of vacationers, great for families and nearby attractions. It is only 90 miles from Chicago and easy to find where lots of relaxation and stress-free environment awaits you. When you live in a busy city all your life, you need a quick get-a-way from the rat race. Also, Sister Lakes has many adjacents lakes with Public Access. So, if you want to get adventureous, feel free to hop on to another lake. We are minutes away from quite a few attractions: ** 15 min -- Movie Theatre in Benton Harbor ** 15 min -- Benton Harbor -- Shopping, Many, Many Restaurants, Go Karts/Batting Cages/Miniature Golf. ** 20 min -- Four Winds Casino in Hartford, MI ** 20 min -- St. Joseph, MI (Curious Kids Museum)and much, much more. ** 30 min -- South Haven, Mi ** 30 min -- Deer Forest (Coloma, MI) ** 30 min -- Wine Touring in Kalamazoo ** 30 min -- Kalamazoo -- Air Zoo Museum ** 45 min -- Warren Dunes ** 45 min -- Shopping at the Lighthouse Mall in Michigan City, IN ** 45 min -- Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, MI ** 60 min -- Saugatuck, MI ** 90 min -- Battle Creek, MI (Binder Zoo) ** 2 hr -- Muskegon's Michigan Adventure Water Park and Amusement Park ** 3 hr -- Henry Ford Museum You are so close to many attractions that I cannot list them all.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Water sports, fishing, watching the sunset over the lake, outdoor dining, late night marshmallow and wieney roasting, telling stories around the campfire, taking nice long evening walks, taking night boat rides. This is really living. Sister Lakes is a series of Lakes adjacent to one another. This area starts hopping from Memorial Day to Labor Day. A 3rd Lake, Little Crooked Lake, is connected to Big Crooked by a tunnel that can be accessed with a canoe, row boat or paddle boat. The tunnel is on 95th Street. Make a right from our pier with the paddle boat and it's about 1/2 mile straight up. This is worth exploring. You could always go to the other lake to fish or swim.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

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Photos

  • Picture of Deck and Beach Area

    Picture of Deck and Beach Area

  • Front view of house with driveway, right off the street

    Front view of house with driveway, right off the street

  • Angle of Living Room showing the Hallway when you first walk in.

    Angle of Living Room showing the Hallway when you first walk in.

  • This is the Living Room View of Round Lake which is in the Front as you drive up

    This is the Living Room View of Round Lake which is in the Front as you drive up

  • Straight view across the room showing the view of the deck and lake.

    Straight view across the room showing the view of the deck and lake.

  • Dining Area Scene looking at Big Crooked Lake.

    Dining Area Scene looking at Big Crooked Lake.

  • 2nd Bedroom has 3 single beds with a view of the lake and walkin closet.

    2nd Bedroom has 3 single beds with a view of the lake and walkin closet.

  • Winter Scene from 2nd bedroom.

    Winter Scene from 2nd bedroom.

  • Entry Way with Extra Walk-In Closet

    Entry Way with Extra Walk-In Closet

  • Winter Scene of Round Lake out of Front Living Room Window.

    Winter Scene of Round Lake out of Front Living Room Window.

  • Living Room showing the kitchen in the background.

    Living Room showing the kitchen in the background.

  • Partial Kitchen View.

    Partial Kitchen View.

  • 1st bedroom has 1 full size and 1 bunk bed, 1 tall dresser, and 1 walkin closet.

    1st bedroom has 1 full size and 1 bunk bed, 1 tall dresser, and 1 walkin closet.

VRBO #394912

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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