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Beautiful Lake Home On All Sports Little Crooked Lake

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom With Walkout Basement!

Come and enjoy yourself in our beautifully remodeled lake home. This 5 bedroom 3 full bathroom home has plenty of room to sleep 14-16 people. There is also room to put blow up mattresses on the floor. There is a sandy beach for kids to play. The bottom of the lake has a gradual slope that is all sand, and great for swimming. Little Crooked Lake is a 105 acre lake that is all sports. So bring your boats, skis, and swimming suits to have a great time on this little gem of a lake!!

John Paliga
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2018

About John Paliga

My name is John Paliga, I grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago Il. I am now a Firefighter/Paramedic in the Northwest suburbs. I have a beautiful wife with 2 amazing kids. My Dad and I bought this house to enjoy with our families.

John Paliga purchased this house in 2013

Why John Paliga chose Dowagiac

As a kid, we would go up to Sister Lakes and spend the weekend at my parents friends home on Round Lake. It was so much fun, that I would leave there every time wanting to come back. It is the ideal place to spend a family vacation, and very close to home for a quick weekend getaway!

What makes this house unique

Sitting out on the huge wrap around deck in the morning drinking coffee and watching the sunrise across the lake! Also, being on the West side of the lake puts the deck in full sun during the day, and full shade at the end of the day so you can eat dinner outside! The walk out basement has a bathroom down there to easily accommodate bathroom breaks so you don't have to walk all the way upstairs.


Dowagiac House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Is downstairs in the basement
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , Downstairs Bunk room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Downstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Beautiful Lake Home On All Sports Little Crooked Lake
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Great home for family!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 10 adults and 5 kids stayed here for Thanksgiving. We get together only once every two years, so it is very important to all of us. The house was beautiful, and large enough for everyone to sleep comfortably. The huge (and well-stocked!) open kitchen made meal prep easy, and we were all able to dine together. Two large living rooms were great for kids and adults to enjoy their own movies. We enjoyed playing games altogether, and sitting around the fire pit.

Host was welcoming and easy to reach throughout the stay. I had a lot of people to please in the family, and everyone was thrilled with the place. We hope to come again for our next stay, or even earlier. We would LOVE to come back sometime during the summer to go swimming and fishing. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m so glad everything worked out for your holiday get together! You guys were a pleasure to talk with! Thank you again!
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Beautiful Place

  • 4 of 5

We went up here for a girls weekend. We really enjoyed the first night as the weather was great. Sitting on the pier was so peaceful. The house was very comfy and we all enjoyed our stay even with all the rain we got on Saturday and Sunday, We would book this house again.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Streamwood, IL

Very clean and spacious home.

  • 5 of 5

Had everything we needed. Clean, updated and spacious. We had a great time staying here! Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you guys enjoyed it! Thank you!!
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  • 4 of 5

House had everything. Good location.

Do feel return of deposit taking too long though, as I am still waiting after three weeks.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lin, I am glad you guys had everything you needed. You are right, I dropped the ball with the security deposit. Initially there was some confusion to how you paid the deposit, but I simply forgot to mail you the check back. There is no excuse for that. Thanks for the review! John
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Great home and property from start to finish

  • 5 of 5

We had five couples stay in this home for two nights/three days. We had a great experience from beginning to end. The homeowner was helpful and friendly. The home was in beautiful condition and was fully stocked with everything we needed to cook meals and be comfortable. The sandy beach and dock were a fun addition for swimming and fishing. Plenty of outdoor seating and bedrooms made the house feel even larger. Two huge TV's were a huge plus as it was the start of the NFL football season the weekend we were in the home.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Elgin, IL

Lovely home, great vacation

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to have my grandchildren experience the kind of vacation I had as a child in Sister Lakes. This was not quite the same as the simple cabins we had stayed in -- it was so much better! :D The house is beautiful and has all the modern comforts: two large, separate living spaces with big screen TVs, theater seating in both areas, fully-equipped kitchen, with the added bonus of a private beach. My children and grandchildren loved it and we had a wonderful week. Owner John was a pleasure to work with. Thank you for a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words! I'm so glad you guys had a great time!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

I only rent out full weeks from Memorial Day through Labor Day. My weekly rentals run from Friday-Friday. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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