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Family Friendly Lake House on Beautiful All Sport Magician Lake W/Hot Tub

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 10

Bring your smiles and suntan lotion and we will provide the rest.

The open floor plan of the family room and kitchen and the double sliding glass doors gives outstanding views of the lake and all it's activity.

The large wrap-around deck on the lakeside of the home provides an additional eating area with a table and chairs, built-in benches, and over-sized umbrella. We have a second covered deck on the side of the house with a porch swing and wicker furniture….great for morning coffee.

The highlight of the deck is the sunken HOT TUB with seating for 8, 57 high-volume jets, and 4 full-therapy seats.

A couple steps down from the deck is our lakefront lawn perfect for outdoor activities. Also on the lawn is a children's sandbox loaded with sand toys.

The kitchen has a new Samsung French door refrigerator with dual ice makers, whisper quiet Bosch dishwasher, oven, microwave and garbage disposal.

The master bedroom has a queen-size bed, flat screen TV, and a private bath with a whirlpool tub and separate shower

The two additional guest bedrooms have a queen-size bed, a full-size bed, and a twin-size bunk bed. The family room has a queen-size pullout sofa bed. The bunk bed room also has a flat screen TV with DVD player.

We also provide a kayak, a paddle boat and 2 bicycles. There is also a gas grill and a fire pit.

Magician Lake which is 558 acres in size and up to 60 feet deep in areas, is the largest of several lakes that make up the Sister Lakes area. This beautiful lake is often referred to as 'magical' because of its allure, a respect accounted for by its sandy bottom. Sister Lakes Michigan sits in the fruit belt of Michigan and has a nice small town community feel to it. There is plenty of local produce grown all year round from apples, peaches, strawberries, asparagus, sweet corn, and cherries.

We are confident you will enjoy our home as much as we have. Please feel free to call us regarding any questions you have about our home or the area.

More Details

Greg and Barb Ehman
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 6, 2017

About Greg and Barb Ehman

We are very family oriented. I bought my first boat when I was 17 and our family has always enjoyed being on the water. When my children were growing up we rented for 2 weeks every summer on a lake. Mostly in SW Michigan. We have 3 children, all married and 4 grandchildren, all of whom are growing up at the Lake. We live in the South Suburbs of Chicago making it an easy drive.

Greg and Barb Ehman purchased this house in 2004

Why Greg and Barb Ehman chose Southwest

Magician Lake is extremely clean with a sand bottom and spring fed. The house layout, the view and the location on the lake were just what we wanted. The lake is a convenient 1hr 45 min from our Chicago area home. We also wanted to be in SW Michigan for all the small towns and activities that are always going on.

What makes this house unique

This house is perfectly situated on Magician Lake. The large deck, hot tub and clean sand swim area make it a perfect family lake front. We have a covered side porch with a swing for a rainy day or a little more quiet area to go to. The house itself has an open floor plan with great views of the lake.

There is a quaint ice cream parlor nearby for the kids and 2 new micro breweries for the adults.

The Sister Lakes area has a lot to do as far as off lake and rainy day activities and there are numerous restaurants and pubs. The entire area is beautiful to walk, bike or drive around and there are always activities going on in the area. Being in the middle of the Michigan fruit belt means you always have great tasting produce. Plus the added benefit of being a short drive from Lake Michigan Harbor Country. Don't forget the wineries.


Dowagiac House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed
    Family room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • We have a pack-n-play and high chair for infants. Just let us know and we will leave it out for you.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
A kayak, a paddle boat, 2 bicycles, swim raft, hot tub, a gas grill and a fire pit are provided for our guests use. Our pier has space for a boat or pontoon to tie up to.


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Family Friendly Lake House on Beautiful All Sport Magician Lake W/Hot Tub
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

The house was beautifully decorated and equipped to meet all of our needs and then some.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week from start to finish. The owner was available to answer any questions and assist us with whatever we needed. Sometimes pictures make things out to look better than they really are, but this property is even nicer than the pictures. The house was beautifully decorated, roomy, comfortable, and equipped to meet all of our needs and then some. Even the neighbors were helpful and very gracious. The lake was beautiful and clean. It was a great gathering place for our family, we had a great time, and we would definitely want to come back. Thank you Greg and Barb for sharing your beautiful home with all of us. The Houlihan's

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun ad relaxing, beautiful home and welcoming owners

  • 5 of 5

We truly had a wonderful time staying at the house. The kids have always been entertained between the lake, the pedal boat, the kayak and the tub. It was fun and relaxing at the same time for both kids and adults. The house offered plenty of space for our family and kids enjoying sharing the bedroom with bunk beds. Would love to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family trip

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time my family stayed here. It was four adults and two five year olds and we had plenty of space for all of us. The house is beautiful and clean, and I love its location on the lake. During this years trip a storm knocked out power to the area for several hours and the owners were quick to respond and keep us updated - the outage had virtually no impact on our vacation. My family absolutely loves renting this lake house!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Spot on Magician Lake!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for a relaxing summer week, my husband and I came up with our 2 kids, baby and my Grandmother.

My boys loved the sand box and the adults loved the hot tub when the kids went to bed.

The owners where helpful and acomadating to all of our needs. The home was clean and ready to move into and felt like home right from the start!

My favorite part was being able to walk right into the water. (no seaweed)

Magician Lake is a Great Lake to be on too!

Perfect family time!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully Relaxing Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time back to this property. We came to go ice fishing. The weather was cold and brutal, but we made the best of it.

Once again, the house was wonderful. Everything was clean and tidy. The hot tub felt amazing!! It was soo cold outside and the hot tub was super relaxing.

The neighbors even kept the sidewalk shoveled for us, as we got 6-8 additional inches of snow while we were there.

The owners left us a wonderful welcome package that included chocolates and a bottle of wine.

All in all this was a great winter getaway. Perfect, relaxing time spent with great friends!!!

Thank you!! We look forward to renting again!!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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jensen beach FL

spacious family retreat

  • 5 of 5

this was the second year our family has rented this lake house and can't say enough about it! the water activity is so fun for our visiting family who lives here nearby. the children love the floating dock, the sandbox and roasting marshmallows in the fire pit when they get tuckered out. the closet is stocked with fun games and puzzles that we enjoy as well. it's nice to stay in a "rental" that is stocked with nice glassware and appliances, pots and pans & good utensils, not the usual junky stuff!

my husband enjoys the deck and hot tub and touring the lake by bicycle which is provided too.

i enjoy morning jogs in the friendly lakeside neighborhood and listening to the early morning skiers.

it is an added bonus to have a marina on the lake that rents boats for your stay as well as an ice cream place within walking distance for the kids!

we highly recommend this lakehouse to anyone! the homeowners are super friendly and they keep their place immaculate. they truly care about your stay and your comfort, especially when the power goes out due to a summer storm!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $99

For weekend rentals we offer the option of the renter leaving their credit card information as damage security deposit in lieu of the damage protection.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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