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Historic Sears Summer Cottage on Beautiful Brandywine Lake

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

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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Vicki and Greg Roe
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2016

About Vicki and Greg Roe

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.

Vicki and Greg Roe purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Vicki and Greg Roe chose Southwest

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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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Historic Sears Summer Cottage on Beautiful Brandywine Lake
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Everything was well kept up and clean.

  • 5 of 5

The fishing was great. Grandchildren loved the beach toys and swimming area. Cabin was clean and comfortable. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Time had by all on Brandwine Lake.

  • 5 of 5

What a great week my family had while staying at Brandywine Lake. Weather was excellent, swam till we turned into prunes, floated on rafts, rowed across and around the lake in a row boat, built sand castles all while on the property and all essentials were provided by the owner. Anything extra needed was just down the road in Gobles. And South Haven, Saugatuck, St. Joseph beaches were less than an hour away from this perfectly located property. Inside was quaint and extremely clean. First time supplies again were provided by owner and all cooking and eating utensils were included. Bring your swimming suit, lotion, beach towel, and a cooler of ....and you are ready to have a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gary, We are so happy that you had a wonderful time with your family. We think our little cottage on Brandywine Lake is pretty special, we are glad you feel the same way. We hope to see you next summer. Fondly, The Roe Family
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this lovely cottage. It was the perfect vacation for our family with 2 young children (4 years and 2 years old). The kids loved swimming in the lake and playing in the sand - and it is all just outside the door. The cottage is clean and in great condition. We took advantage of being close to some other towns like South Haven, Holland and Paw Paw. We loved being close to the Kal-Haven bike trail. I would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Meeting up with Midwest family....

  • 5 of 5

We found our cabin to be as advertised and more. Having used lake cottages ( on this lake!)growing up, I remember packing everything from bed linens to dish soap to pots and pans. That is not the case here! The kitchen is well equipped for a vacation cottage, in addition there are plenty of bath towels, extra blankets for chilly nights, and many thoughtful touches such as paper towels, bug spray, flashlight, .....just bring groceries and your beach towels and you'll be good to go. We really just wanted to sit on the porch, it was so peaceful. However we managed to swim, visit one of many local blueberry farms, cruise the lake, go for walks, visit Paw Paw and Kalamazoo. I hadn't been to Kalamazoo in years the downtown is much improved with many decent restaurants now. Definitely want to go back next year AND visit all the wineries we didn't get to. ( 'Cause we couldn't leave the porch😉). A very pleasant family visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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July in Gobles

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our vacation in Gobles very much. The cottage is adorable and well-kept. All the essentials were there and 6 of us were cozy and comfortable. The porch is great for reading and enjoying the breeze. We had hours of fun swimming in the lake, lots of great beach gear and toys. The location was good, Gobles has the essentials and Paw Paw, Kalamazoo, Portage and other cities are close by for everything else and entertainment. We were close to lots of nice day trips. Overall, very happy with our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect lakefront cabin getaway for a relaxing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin and area were exactly what we hoped it would be! Having your own beach, pier and swim platform was great for the kids, and the lake was not at all crowded (only 1 or 2 boats out at a time). The cabin is very well stocked, clean and comfortable, and the enclosed porch was perfect for enjoying the view. We did horseback riding down the street and got to enjoy a couple of hours of riding after our trail ride. The quaint town of Paw Paw is only about 15 minutes away, and the town of Gobles has a grocery store (5 minute drive). Blueberry, raspberry and strawberry picking is about a 10 minute drive. The bike trail is just around the lake, and we hope to check that out next time. We will definitely be back and would recommend this cabin!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Laundromat located in Paw Paw, MI.


Rates & Availability

Gobles Cottage Rental Rates

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Jun 3 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $80

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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Gobles Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queensize sleeper
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Clothesline for drying suits and towels, enclosed 3 season porch facing lake, walk out basement for storage of swim gear and bicycles.

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