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Beautiful Lake Home On All Sports Little Crooked Lake

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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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:
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Calendar last updated:
January 6, 2017

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 Southwest

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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Lake Home On All Sports Little Crooked Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

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: Sep 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: Jun 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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Little Crooked spacious and exceptionally clean cottage.

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived we knew that we had truly lucked out; this cottage has so many positive features. It has two different "living areas" with large rooms and comfortable seating in both; the kitchen has every possible utensil and even two sets of silverware. There are many places to sleep and all are comfortable. The beachfront is nice and we enjoyed using the fire pit with the available ample supply of wood. Plenty of chairs and two dining areas inside as well as an outdoor table on a patio near the lake and two tables on the deck. The owners were exceptionally friendly and accommodating; they communicated readily and wanted to be sure that we had everything we needed. Great lake, too. All in all, we felt that we had one of the most relaxing labor day weekends ever and can't wait to return. Five Star and More!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tinley Park IL

Beautiful House!

  • 5 of 5

Our family just spent a week at this house. We can't wait to go back next year! The house is gorgeous, clean, well equipped to meet your every need. The yard is wonderful, with a clean beach and a walk out downstairs that makes it easy to bring toddlers in for a rest or a bathroom break. The kitchen has everything to make meal time easier and the deck and firepit make outdoor gatherings fun. The owner, John, is so easy to get a hold of for questions that come up. It is easy to see that John and his family put their heart and soul into this house to make renters comfortable, and that is exactly one of the reasons we will be back next year!! Thank you for giving us such a memorable week!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cedar Lake, indiana

Great Home

  • 5 of 5

Recently stayed for the weekend and could not have been happier. The home had everything needed for a perfect weekend away! Plenty of space and awesome owner! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful long weekend

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this lakefront house. John was a pleasure to work with. It was plenty big for our group of 8 adults. The kitchen was spacious and well equipped which worked well for all the cooks we had in the kitchen. There were enough blankets and tons of towels including beach towels. The wifi worked well, with 4 of us on laptops at the same time. We spent most of our time on the large deck. We made a trip to St. Joseph's which was about 20-30 minutes away. The guys went golfing at 2 courses close to the house. We enjoyed walks and a bonfire, wood was supplied. I would recommend this house to those looking for a quiet stay on the lake.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Shirley! You were a pleasure to talk to. I'm glad you guy had a great time and enjoyed the house.
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Rates & Availability

Dowagiac House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500


Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Dowagiac House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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