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

(7 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/09/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-6 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/09/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 14
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 10-14

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    trundle and day bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed

    bunk has twin on top, full underneath. Full wall closet....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    has dresser and overlooks lake....moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Downstairs bath is a powder room off of kitchen. Upstairs has full bath and shower....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    plantation table in kitchen seats 8...breakfast bar seats 5. Also have a round table in sitting area of the family room that seats 4....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Have fishing kayak for guests to use. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 22 - Sep 11, 2017
6 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning fee $180
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included


$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:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 05/09/2017
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Marcellus, MI, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/09/2017

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  • front of house

    front of house

  • looking at house from beach/lake side

    looking at house from beach/lake side

  • front doorstep

    front doorstep

  • our beach with fire pit at sunset

    our beach with fire pit at sunset

  • looking into the family room from deck.

    looking into the family room from deck.

  • family room

    family room

  • kitchen


  • master bedroom, king bed overlooking lawn/lake

    master bedroom, king bed overlooking lawn/lake

  • kids room, queen bed

    kids room, queen bed

  • bedroom, queen bed, lake view

    bedroom, queen bed, lake view

  • another perfect sunset from our dock

    another perfect sunset from our dock

  • trucks at the beach!

    trucks at the beach!

  • yard to beach

    yard to beach

  • view to beach/lake from front step..driveway

    view to beach/lake from front step..driveway

  • doors from deck to family room

    doors from deck to family room

  • deck


  • looking from kitchen to family room/deck

    looking from kitchen to family room/deck

  • downstairs powder room

    downstairs powder room

  • kitchen area

    kitchen area

  • view from master bedroom

    view from master bedroom

  • kids room, bunk beds..twin on top, full on bottom

    kids room, bunk beds..twin on top, full on bottom

  • upstairs full bath/shower

    upstairs full bath/shower

  • catching minnows in the shallow water

    catching minnows in the shallow water

  • Big Fish Lake-not just for the summer!

    Big Fish Lake-not just for the summer!

VRBO #588040

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 21, 2017

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