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Bedrooms 8
Space 16,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

9 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 30+. Why rent a room; have the whole house

This house sits on 2 ½ acres in southwestern Michigan, just behind the 9th green of what will be the newly developed Spruce Ridge golf course. The first tee is 40 yards from our front door. There are several lakes within 5-20 minutes drive.

We have golf and wine tour packages which include transportation.

The house would be great for girls bachelorette parties.

There is really not anything like this. The house is set up in a cottage type atmosphere. It can accommodate 30 + people. For less than 15 people, double occupancy per bedroom.

It has 8 bedrooms (also another open area with 4 beds provided) and 6 full bathrooms. It also has a fully equipped kitchen adjacent to a large dining room. There is a large living room and a card room. The glass-enclosed 1,160 sq. ft. Florida Room overlooks the 1,200 sq. ft. indoor pool and is the perfect gathering place for groups. The pool room encompasses 3,600 sq. ft. and includes a hot tub. Downstairs is a 2,500 sq. ft. recreation area with a wet bar and pool table.

A winding driveway brings you to the front door.

All golf courses within a 5 to 20 minute drive.

A Four Winds Casino is a short 5 mile drive.

The house is a great gathering place for friends to make it a Notre Dame football weekend. You are 30 miles from ND.

Fall football weekends are a great time at the house. We have NFL package on satellite TV.

For winter sports, Swiss Valley Ski & Snowboard is just 15 miles away in Jones, MI. There are 3 other ski resorts including Timber Ridge in Gobles, MI, within 35 miles of the resort house.

The house is in quaint town of Dowagiac, MI. When in town enjoy an array of small restaurants and shops.

Rates for non-golf stays vary. 3rd day is 50% of 1st 2 days rate. Holiday rates vary. There is also a cleaning fee. For credit card payments there is a 5% surcharge

Golf season rates are on a per person, per night basis and come with 3 rounds of golf (including cart) for each 2 night stay. Please call for rates.

More Details

Rob Dunleavy
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2017


Dowagiac House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 16000 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 32
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 8 - 6 twin/ single
    Bedroom 9 - 4 twin/ single
  • Areas with air mattresses provided
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Four Winds casino 5 miles away


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.5555553 based on 18 reviews

One of the newbies on the Sep trip

  • 5 of 5

I joined the group that stays at the house the 2nd week of Sep and had a great time. The rooms were clean and well kept. Th kitchen was well stocked and had all the goods for preparing breakfast, lunch and dinner. The folks on the golf course are very accommodating and professional. Great facility if you want to play and not have to drive to/from course. The course is short but tough, allot of greens sloping back to front and narrow landing areas, definitely target golf and allot of elevation changes. Course was in great shape...pta

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best golf resort for big groups

  • 5 of 5

We have a group of golfers that has been coming to this home for more than 10 years. We typically have at least 18, but have had 28. This place is fantastic for big groups. We never felt crowded, your'e steps from the 1st tee, and the pool and hot tub are clean and warm. It is a bit dated, but that is part of the charm for me. The owners continually update the infrastructure, and there still is some work to be done, but the bedrooms and bathrooms are clean. The Florida room over looks the large pool and is perfect for dining and meeting. It is steps from the patio and gas grills. We love this place and look forward to coming back every year.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, Il

Pefect for golf outings

  • 5 of 5

My group has stayed here for annual golf outings for over a decade. We typically have up to 30 people staying in the house and it never seems crowded. The owner, Rob, does his best to accommodate all of our needs and any problems that do arise are promptly taken care of. The house is huge and the pool and hot tub are a great bonus after golfing all day. We have held our outings elsewhere in the past but when we found this place we didn't feel the need to go anywhere else. Unlike the townhome set ups of other golf resorts, there is plenty of room for our entire group to meet in one place and have dinner, play cards, or watch sports on TV. We will be coming here for a long time.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birmingham, AL


  • 2 of 5

My extended family and I stayed at "Resort on the Course" over the Fourth of July holiday and had a great time. I found the house to be a little dirty although the toilets and sinks where clean - there were socks etc under the my bedand some of the sheets had not been cleaned. Many of the light switches didn't work.

The pool was old but clean and in great working order...and all of the kids in our group liked the video game!

As a group we had concerns regarding safety (smoke detectors, exposed wiring

etc, sewage odor in portable area) which we mentioned to owner after our visit. He was responsive and refunded a small part of our payment. I was not happy that he asked us NOT to review the property.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is from same group/person who put previous unfavorable review up. Once again I stand by all the other reviews which are favorable.
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Hidden Gem-Four Season Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is fantastic and enormous! Not only spacious and clean but has best location. The owners are communicative and accommodating.Last summer, my extended family stayed and everyone had a great time! The large indoor pool, Jacuzzi tub, and golf course kept 27 of us busy for hours. Evenings were spent by fire, watching kids catch fireflies, the grounds and woodland area surrounding the cottage are gorgeous. Our teens jammed down to the basement for a game of pool(billiards) and music. We were tremendously pleased, so we revisited in February. This time, I invited all girls-29 total. Talk about the best girl's trip! We hit the nearby mountain to ski and snowboard, 20 minutes from door to door. A few gals, went sledding -in the BACKYARD of this cottage! We had a ball!This cottage is amazing and can be enjoyed anytime of the year!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not impressed

  • 1 of 5


- large indoor pool

- nice grill

- golf course next door


- not clean

- dated aesthetics and function (example, several doors would latch or lock, some lights had to remain on at all times)

- rust in the bath water

- strong sewage odor in basement

The rental staff did make an effort to resolve the issue in the basement but the odor did not completely go away.

I do not recommend anyone staying in this house.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Whenever a guest is not happy with their stay or expected too much from our place we don't take it lightly. However some people do spend their time looking for things to complain about. From the first moment we showed the place to this group, instead of being excited to be on vacation, they seemed to be preoccupied with looking for faults. First of all the cleaning staff does a good job. The house is clean. The water is very clean - don't understand the comment. We try to enforce the idea that this house is very functional, has a great layout but is cottage like. The most positive attribute is its space for large groups of people. I tried to respond to this guests concerns by requesting them to call several times but they did not comply. When someone plans a trip to our place we take it very seriously so that they feel they are getting what they expected. As can be seen by every other review most always this occurs. Again you just cannot please everyone.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $600
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

For golf season rentals, each 2 night stay includes 3 rounds (with cart) of golf. 1 night stay includes 1 round. For non golf rentals you receive discounted rounds of golf, weather permitting. Minimum # to stay is 10, however call for special circumstances. 5% surcharge for paying by credit card. If cancelled within 10 days of booking, full refund is provided. After this there are no refunds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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