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Private Beach Front Home On Big Fish Lake-Family Friendly-Great Fishing!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Accommodations: House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 1/2 Baths Sleeps 10, Not Including Blow Up

Location: Big Fish Lake, Southwest, Michigan, Big Fish Lake in Marcellus, MI. (30 Miles SW of Kalamazoo)

We prefer a Saturday To Saturday booking.

Check in at 4:00 pm…check out at 10:00 am

Dates available:




We only do weekly rentals during the summer months.

Bedrooms consist of:

#1 king Bed, twin day bed, twin trundle and plasma TV, with satellite.

#2 Queen Bed

#3 Queen bed, and bunk with twin on top, full on bottom

**Queen Blow up mattress available for use for additional people**

Remodeled Kitchen with breakfast bar and stools, dishwasher, kitchen table seats 8. All the basic necessities are included: coffee maker, toaster, microwave oven, stove/oven, refrigerator/freezer and all the cookware, dishes & utensils. Central air-conditioning and heat, ceiling fan in family room with big flat screen TV, satellite, and DVD player. Washer/Dryer, 1 full bath with a bathtub/shower, bath #2 powder room. Deck has outdoor speakers from indoor stereo w/ CD changer, grill, table and chairs perfect for late night poker/board games, meals-overlooking the lakeside backyard and nightly sunsets. Private beach has fire pit and chairs.

Large yard for additional activities such as wiffle ball, volleyball, tag football, etc.. Fishing right from the pier is fantastic. The lake has large and small mouth bass, walleye, northern pike, dogfish, perch, bluegills and crappies. The back lot is large and flat and has a Rainbow play set. This lake is a hidden gem with super low boat traffic.

Sand bottom shallow entry into lake from private beach. Pier has space available to dock your own boat.

The Rock restaurant with live music and awesome food is walking distance from our front door.

Several wineries nearby that would love you to swing by to try some samples, open year round.

Several golf courses and a driving range in the area, the closest an eight-minute drive. Horseback riding, winery tours and road biking from your doorstep to a few minutes away (email me for any specifics you need). Plenty of restaurants and entertainment in Marcellus/Lawton/PawPaw (pubs, restaurants, movies, bowling, ice cream barns, antique shops).

Two hour drive from downtown Chicago, approximately one hour to Notre Dame/South Bend, 15 minutes to Paw Paw, 30 minutes to Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo. 10 minutes to Swiss Valley Ski Resort, 40 min drive to Timber Ridge Ski Resort.

Our lake home is clean and kid friendly. We have a good assortment of kid and adult games that we leave up year round. Pets allowed on a case by case basis. No smoking in house.

In the long term we are looking for a small, trusted group of families and responsible adults to rent to when we are not at the lake ourselves.

Please do not hesitate to email or call with any questions and for pics

GOLF- Several courses nearby including NORTH 40(18 holes), Paw Paw (36 holes)

SKIING- Swiss Valley is a 10 minute drive, Timber Ridge is a 40 minute drive and also has a Tubing Park

SNOWMOBILING- Trail can be reached by snowmobile right from our property. Trail maps available.

WINERIES- Several Wineries nearby for touring, ask for more info.

DINING- We have a list of available dining and know the area well from our own experiences that we would gladly share.

Air Museum- Located in Kalamazoo 30 minute drive

Go Karts/paint Balling/Miniature Golf- 20 minute drive

Notre Dame/South Bend- 1 hour 10 minute drive.

Western Michigan University- 30 minute drive

More Details

Michelle Haller
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Michelle Haller

We are a family of six, and we love our lake house!!! It is super family friendly, and we have the best neighbors around...literally our home away from home.

Michelle Haller purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Michelle Haller chose Marcellus

This lake is a gem, great fishing! Our private beach guarantees you relaxing days playing in the sand, and enjoyable nights around the fire pit.

What makes this cottage unique

We are walking distance from The Rock-great food and entertainment. The great thing is, if we didn't tell you it was there, you would never know it. A quiet peaceful setting perfect for family bonding and memory making.


Marcellus Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Downstairs bath is a powder room off of kitchen. Upstairs has full bath and shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , trundle and day bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , bunk has twin on top, full underneath. Full wall closet.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , has dresser and overlooks lake.
  • master bedroom has king size bed and day bed with roll out trundle. Huge closet space, flat screen t.v. Overlooks lawn and lake. Kids room has a queen bed, and bunk bed with twin on top, full on bottom. Bedroom three has a queen bed and large dresser. Lakeview.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
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Private Beach Front Home On Big Fish Lake-Family Friendly-Great Fishing!
average rating of 4.125 based on 8 reviews

Wonderful Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed your wonderful cottage! Everything was so fresh and clean! I would recommend your lake house for family vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property was nice - floors dirty.

  • 1 of 5

Thanks to my family we had a wonderful weekend. The place was nice and the lake was beautiful!! It wasn't until I received an message from Michelle, the owner, that things began to turn bad. Fortunately we decided to take pictures of the 12 items that were wrong with the cottage, including the duct taped oven door, because Michelle tried to charge us for 3 items that were damaged prior to our arrival. It wasn't until I told her we had pictures, that she changed her mind and refunded our deposit. I just hope the duct taped oven door, refrigerator crisper drawer, leaking refrigerator freezer, broken dining area blind, sliding door, to name a few, washing machine handle (we never used the washing machine, to name a few, are fixed before the next renter arrives and has to go through what we did.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have a cleaning service that has been with us for years, and the service is the one that reports the damages to property. Said damages were not present before this guest's stay. As a matter of fact, I forwarded texts sent to us from this guest telling us how nice our place was to VRBO for the record...and not once was there any mention of broken items. Only compliments. Also no mention of dirty floors in texts, guests threatening complaint via phone when I asked for payment for damages or to VRBO. It is easy to take pictures of the items the guest broke after they broke them, and then claim it was that way when they got there. I would not recommend renting to these folks. Neighbors also pointed out that there seemed to be more guests staying at house than permitted, but I have no proof, except for the wear and tear on our home.
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Muskegon Michigan

Think twice before you rent this cottage!

  • 2 of 5

In all the years of renting from VRBO this is the first negative review I have ever written. The cottage itself was very clean and beautiful. We knew that we needed to bring our own linens, and towels. I asked about pillows and Michelle said they had plenty of pillows. I failed to ask about blankets and there were none. Both bathrooms had a small roll of toilet paper with no additional. We rented from Friday to Sunday and Monday I received an e-mail from Michelle stating that the alarm clock was missing from one of the bedrooms. I told her that I didn't recall seeing the clock and she said "Well it is missing and we will have to charge you for it'! I received my deposit minus the $76.00 she charged us for the Soundspa Clock Radio. We did Not take her alarm clock and there is no recourse if she decides not to return your deposit.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have a cleaning service that we have used for years and trust implicitly.When home is cleaned after guest leave, all items are cataloged. When I texted this guest about the missing alarm clock, guest said she never saw it and her sister-in-law stayed in the room that it was missing from. Her sister-in-law put her suitcase on the dresser and never saw alarm clock. This is funny, because I never told her the alarm clock was on the dresser...but somehow she knew that's where it was missing from. I sent her a screenshot of the exact purchase of alarm clock from Amazon that we ordered and let her know she was responsible for it's replacement. Two of the bedrooms have this alarm clock, and one was gone after their departure. The house was also left in a complete mess, including vomit all over the downstairs powder room. Also in the rental agreement, it clearly states that we do not provide any linens. We also do not provide paper goods. This is also in the Hopitality Tab on the VRBO website, which owner had access to before arrival.
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Channahon, IL

Wonderful cozy vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time at the Haller home on Big Fish Lake. The home is beautiful, clean, cozy and I love the open concept of the family room and kitchen. This home has everything you need to have an enjoyable vacation. Plus, the beds are so comfortable! Their beach is the best on the lake. Our granddaughter had the best time playing in the sand, and they provide all the beach toys and plenty of chairs to sit around the firepit at night. Their deck off the family room is very spacious and we spent every evening enjoying the amazing sunsets! I also absolutely loved Big Fish lake, especially because it has channels that connects you to Finch and Saddlebag lakes. The Haller house also has the perfect location because it is only steps away from The Rock restaurant on Big Fish lake. Michelle is also so easy to work with and she is very responsive to any questions or concerns you may have.

I would highly recommend the Haller home for your next family vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The Haller home was both inviting and comfortable for our family of 10. Also plenty of parking space. Their home was very clean and nicely decorated. We enjoyed their open concept living space, quality sound system and spacious deck. The views of the lake were incredible from the house and master bedroom. The beach area was clean and sandy though shallow. We had a great time boating and floating on all three lakes (Finch, Fish and Saddlebag). Neighbors were all very friendly. Michelle was awesome to work with. Very prompt with her email and text responses. We enjoyed our stay and would consider returning if available.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It is a great house with a great doc and beach with great fishing and a restaurant down the street and kind caring neighbors that will help and do a lot of thing the owners are great for getting right back to you

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $180
Damage Deposit $500

$1800.00 for the weeks of June, $900.00 deposit to hold date.
$2100.00 for the remaining weeks, $1,050.00 deposit to hold date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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