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The Sheppard Chalets on Diamond Lake, Michigan - Private/Beach Lake Access/NICE!

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms/3 Baths; Sleeps 12

Get a taste of the good life with one of the best holiday retreats southwest Michigan has to offer at the 'Sheppard Chalets'. Cass County is blessed with the largest lake of southwest Michigan's Lower Peninsula, Diamond Lake! Just 2 hours from Chicago and only 25 minutes from Notre Dame!!! Enjoy the game, the lake and a round or two of golf all in one weekend!

Newly remodeled in 2017! Gorgeous! Can sleep up to 12: 4 Bedroom/3 full Bath w/ jacuzzi, approx. 3000 s.f. home, that's just a few blocks from our private beach and park area. The DIAMOND LAKE GOLF Course is just a few blocks away! Master bedroom suite with king size bed, ceiling fan, masterbath with steamer in shower; 2nd bedroom with queen bed, 3rd bedroom with bunks and twin bed. 4th bedroom in basement, with 2 sets of queen bunks, and two twins. Amazing bathroom with jacuzzi tub and double sinks. Professional kitchen, with stainless steel appliances, counter with bar stools, next to dining room with lots of seating. 30 x 40 family room, leads to outdoor patio and kitchen with grill, refrigerator, sink, and outdoor fire pit. Walk to Dussell's farmers market, our private beach, or just walk over to the DL golf course and ice cream shop for those after dinner treats!

Diamond Lake's shores have sandy beaches and a public marina with a boat launch and various water sports to offer. Be sure to check out the Park Shore Marina for all your boating pleasures!! The marina offers all types of water sport rentals, boat launching, and pier rental. Enjoy the newly remodeled Cafe!! Explore the lake with a ferry ride to Diamond Isle and view the beautiful lake front homes all around the lake. Even golf lovers will have a grand time at your choice of 2 spectacular golf courses, either the new 18 hole Park Shore Golf Club or the 9 hole Diamond Lake Golf Club. Bring your bikes for a scenic tour around beautiful Diamond Lake!

The historic town's downtown area and neighboring Dowagiac has all the amenities with plenty of options for gourmets and shopaholics alike. The town of Jones in St. Joseph County has the spectacular Swiss Valley Ski Resort (just 10 miles) with several lifts and tall skiiing peaks for all the fun of skiing or snowboarding. And those with a taste for wine will enjoy the fact you are staying in the Michigan Wine Country and most wineries offer fabulous wine-tasting tours! A 25 minute drive will get you to Notre Dame and South Bend, Lake Michigan, and Amish Country in Shipshawana. Enjoy a fun day of shopping or enjoy the brand new water park!!

Absolutely one of the best kept secrets in the mid-west....Diamond Lake is only two hours from Chicago!! Make yourself at will absolutely fall in love with this romantic Michigan get-a-away and want to come back year after year!! Recreation apart, simply relax and enjoy looking at the sunset and sip on a sparkling wine while hanging out at the park wondering which of the two - the Michigan wine or Diamond Lake's waters - glisten and sparkle more!

Please email me for any questions....thanks for looking!


Terri and Dave :-)

Keywords: Home, cottage, lake house, cabin, Sheppard chalets

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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2017

About Terri

We are down to renting just one home now. Please feel free to contact me for more details.

Terri purchased this house in 1996

Why Terri chose Cassopolis

It's gorgeous!! All brand new basement and bathroom in 2017, new outdoor wrap around porch, new hardwood floors and family room with 60" TV, knotty pine throughout, open floor plan, spacious, and beautiful. Rental includes use of our private beach and park area!!

What makes this house unique

So, after a day of boating or fishing on beautiful 1029 acre Diamond Lake, sit back and unwind and enjoy a great barbeque on the back deck and roast marshmellows on the outdoor fire pit. You'll want to come back year after year, and soon our home will feel like your home! We hope you enjoy it!!

Dave & Terri

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Terri & Dave,

Thanks for much for the use of your beautiful home again. It is so comfortable - truly a home away from home! And the new bathroom is awesome! We will definately be back next summer! Thanks again!
Aug 2006
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Cassopolis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , steam unit in shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
  • 3 Full Baths one w/ Jacuzzi tub and shower!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , queen bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 2 bunk bed , bunk beds are queen size
  • 4 Bedrooms, 1 King, 1 Queen, 1 twin Bunks, 1Twin, 2 Queen Bunks and 2 twins. - sleeps 12
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Boat ride on owner Bennington pontoon may be available upon request; one hour ride around DL; $150 extra if available.


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The Sheppard Chalets on Diamond Lake, Michigan - Private/Beach Lake Access/NICE!
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Best Family Vacation - Ever!! Amazing accommodations and setting!

  • 5 of 5

We brought our family, kids and grands- 15 of us! Rented both houses- super convenient and great accommodations. The lake was beautiful, we rented a pontoon, went tubing and skiing- a very friendly place and not overrun with boats. We had campfires at night, guys golfed and there's an Ice cream shop out the back door!! Highly recommend the location and the houses are well kept, the one was newly remodeled- very nice! Plenty of rroom and lots to do! And we brought the dogs too!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wyoming, MI

Perfect Choice for our Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend House #2. We recently stayed there with our 3 sons, a friend, and his son. The house was everything we needed and the cleanest rental house I've ever stayed in. As the only female on the trip, I'd have to say the master suite was worth the price of admission alone. My husband and his buddy enjoyed cooking in the kitchen and the use of the grill. The kids were really pleased with the private beach area, the fire pit, in the back yard, and the screen porch was the perfect place for all of us to gather to play board games and cards. And my 7 year old and I took advantage of the fact the wild raspberry bushes right next to the driveway were full of ripe tasty fruit. The neighborhood was very quiet and nice. We enjoyed walking around, checking out the houses around the lake after dinner. And four of the guys loved that they could walk right out the back door and head to the golf club house for 9 holes of golf. . .for only $5 each! That's unheard of! Would definitely recommend and would definitely rent again if we stay in the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roselle, Illinois

Jessica S.

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect. We planned a relaxing bachelorette party for a group of girls and it fit our needs perfectly. The house was updated with ample amounts of space. It's closely located to the private beach, lake, and downtown area. I would recommend this house to anyone and will hopefully be coming back in the future. Thank you for preparing a beautiful house for all of us!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kalamazoo, MI.

Great Place for a Girls Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Terri and Dave -

Thanks so much for renting us your home. My girlfriends and I had a wonderful time during our stay. The house is beautiful and there was more than enough room for all six of us. We especially enjoyed cooking our meals in your outdoor kitchen, and relaxing on the patio. Thanks also for working with us to accommodate the dates we needed. That made our trip planning much easier.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Time

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had such a wonderful time staying at the smaller property. It was the perfect size for all 5 of us. It was close to the lake so we could walk and take a boat off of the marina. We enjoyed the farmer's market, ice cream shop and many wineries around the area. Thanks for such a wonderful place to stay and relax!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, New York

Loved our stay here

  • 5 of 5

My family joined my sister's family at House 2 for a few days - a wonderful family reunion. The house completely lived up to our expectations, shaped by the VRBO listing which proved to be 100% accurate.

The house was very clean, very comfortable, and made for a very pleasant stay. The location near the lake and right on a great little public golf course made it perfect for our young sons, who rode their scooters through the neighborhood and really enjoyed the freedom of the country atmosphere. The folks at the golf course were incredibly nice and very welcoming - the clubhouse is a minute's walk from House 2, and we made that walk frequently because the clubhouse doubles as a wonderful ice cream parlor :)

The bbq grill outside the screened-in porch was put to good use, and we really enjoyed the fire pit in the backyard.

There were a couple little issues - the face of a kitchen drawer came off in my hand the first time I opened it. The screws holding the face were too short to do the job. Tried to fix it myself but no luck, and I'm afraid the owner might have thought this was done carelessly or on purpose - it was not. Same thing with the faucet handle in the tub of the (beautiful) master bath - it literally snapped off in my wife's hand as she tried to shut off the water. Again, this was obviously not done on purpose but I'm afraid it may have ticked off the owner. Also on the very minor side - the long knives in the kitchen were all "dull," and the cable system did not include ESPN so we had to watch to World Cup games on my iPad.

We stayed busy during the day and chilled in the backyard around the fire pit at night. Diamond Lake was warm and clean in late June - the highlight of our stay was the afternoon we rented a pontoon boat and explored the lake, stopping at the sand bar for an hour to swim and relax. Our youngest son used the fishing poles provided by the host and caught a decent-sized bass, which we grilled and enjoyed that evening.

All in all, we can heartily recommend this house for folks looking for a traditional lake community getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank so much for the nice comments! Apologies on the cable and kitchen knives - both have been upgraded! :-). The door and shower valve has since been repaired (no hard feelings) and so glad you got to enjoy the ice cream parlor just outside our back door! It's been a welcome addition to the clubhouse, but you need to get there right after dinner so you don't have wait in line, LOL!! But thankfully it's open until 10:00 for that awesome late night "home-made tasting" ice cream treat! And I ended up leaving the 2 fishing poles and tackle box in the master bedroom closet so now others can use and enjoy them too! :-)
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
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Additional information about rental rates

Holidays/Notre Dame weekends: $475/night $500 Security Deposit locks in date; returned w/i 2-3 wks of stay upon inspection. Cleaning fee deducted if yoju don't clean; full refund if do own cleaning!

Cancellation policy: deposit locks in your date. If you cancel 120 days prior to your stay, full refund. Within 120 days of refund is only given if I can find an alternate renter. Will allow another date to be selected in same year upon availability. Will forfeit deposit if a replacement does not get booked.

$425/night or $2900.00 week. $5000/monthly
$500 deposit locks in your date; full payment due 3 weeks before your stay. Deposit returned within 2 weeks of your stay upon inspection for any damages. You can either clean yourselves for a full refund (cleaning products provided) or use our cleaning service; $200 cleaning fee will be deducted from your return deposit. Email me with any questions!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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