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Historic Sears Summer Cottage on Beautiful Brandywine Lake

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Circa 1930 Historic Sears Summer Cottage


Last updated: 04/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:0
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Located just 2 1/2 hours from Chicago, this Sears built historic lake front cottage awaits you. Perfect for families with young children. Come play on the sandy beach, go swimming and boating. Enjoy fishing from the pier and camp fires at night. Look out on the water as you dine on the 3 season front porch.

This cottage has two bedrooms. The larger bedroom has a full size bed, the second bedroom has a set of bunk beds. There is one bath with a shower. The living room is generous in size and has a queen size sleeper sofa, flat screenTV (no cable), DVD player and VCR player. Lots of movies to choose from! The cottage has a vintage full kitchen (no dishwasher) with all the dishes, utensils and pots and pans you need to prepare a meal. The refrigerator and gas oven range are new. A Weber gas grill, fire pit and picnic table is available for your use.

Our cottage is conveniently located 20 miles east of South Haven, 15 miles west of Kalamazoo, and just 10 miles north of Paw Paw. The Kal-Haven bike trail is just minutes away.

Keywords: Lake Front, Summer Cottage, Sandy Beach, Pier, All Sports Lake,
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Children are welcome but must be under supervision of a parent or guardian. Food should not be allowed to be eaten in the bedrooms or on the sofa. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Pets are NOT allowed at any time on the property. If friends/family come to visit you while you are renting the cottage, they are also NOT allowed to bring pets. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: shower

    Cottage has one bathroom with sink, toilet and shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Clothesline for drying suits and towels, enclosed 3 season porch facing lake, walk out basement for storage of swim gear and bicycles....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games and puzzles provided....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    A family friendly selection is available for your use....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Festivals
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    66 feet of private lakefront, sandy beach, and pier. Row boat available for use....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Dining area is located on our 3 season porch. Table can seat up to six people. Booster chair can be provided if needed....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Wall Unit, ceiling fans located in living room and bedroom 1....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric baseboard heat....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Bedroom, Bath and Kitchen...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living Room has queen size sleeper and small flat screen TV....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking is located on the lawn of the property. Only two cars are allowed to be parked on the lawn overnight....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Room for two cars and one boat trailer only...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Please bring beach towels. Other towels are provided....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Shared Wi-Fi. Mobile phone service is poor unless your service is with Verizon....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Filters are provided. Please bring your own coffee. ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dinner plates, bowls, utensils, coffee and drinking cups, wine glasses, pots and pans, cookie sheet, coffee maker, tea kettle, toaster....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Vintage style kitchen with sink, stove, refrigerator and microwave. No dishwasher....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Starter supplies of toilet paper, paper towel are provided. Guests should plan to bring additional supplies. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Kal-Haven Bike Trail located nearby. Please bring your own bikes and helmets....moreless

  • Boat:

    Row boat provided....moreless

  • Golf:

    You will find several golf courses in the area....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaking during morning and twilight hours is very popular on this lake. Feel free to bring your kayaks with you for your vacation....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber gas grill....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Life jackets available for young children. ...moreless



from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 3 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning $80
  • Taxes Not included


We only offer weekly rentals and our change over day is Saturday. Please do not request a discounted rate for shorter stays. Guests may stay less than a week, but they will pay the full weekly rate. No exceptions!

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/22/2017
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Laundromat located in Paw Paw, MI.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: We are only the second owners of this lovely cottage. Our family bought the cottage in 2001 when our children were very young. It was our home away from home during the summer months. A few years ago we bought the home directly north of the cottage and we decided that we would share our lovely cottage with other families that are seeking to get away from it all. We hope you find this cottage to be as magical as we have.

Why the Owner Chose Gobles, MI, USA:
My husbands family have spent their summers on Brandywine Lake since the late 1940's. When we had our children, we began looking for a home on the lake to spend our summer weekends. We were very fortunate to purchase this property which was the perfect size for a young family.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
For many years, this was our home away from home. Our fondest memories include having coffee on the front porch in the morning while our children were sleeping, watching our kids build sand castles in the sand, taking naps in a beach chair, teaching our children how to water ski and tube, and going for boat rides at dusk followed by smores and a camp fire.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

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  • Circa 1930 Historic Sears Summer Cottage

    Circa 1930 Historic Sears Summer Cottage

  • Dining on 3 season porch.

    Dining on 3 season porch.

  • Living Room with Queen Size sleeper sofa.

    Living Room with Queen Size sleeper sofa.

  • Kitchen - Stove, Refridgerator, and double bowl sink.

    Kitchen - Stove, Refridgerator, and double bowl sink.

  • 2nd Bedroom has bunk beds

    2nd Bedroom has bunk beds

  • Sunset on Brandywine Lake

    Sunset on Brandywine Lake

  • Newer bath with shower

    Newer bath with shower

  • Living Room 2

    Living Room 2

  • 1st Bedroom has a  Double Bed, Dresser and Closet

    1st Bedroom has a Double Bed, Dresser and Closet

  • All - Sports Lake

    All - Sports Lake

VRBO #404758

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Friday, May 19, 2017

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