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Beautiful location on inland Duck Lake for 2018 summer fun!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,250 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom 2 Bath home on inland Duck Lake. Your private 100 foot of beach.

Wonderful home to take unforgettable family vacations. We sleep 6 adults comfortably, 2 in private bedrooms with queen beds and a third couple can take the hide-a-bed in the living room. Four children can sleep in the bunk room, the twin bunks are restricted to a 120 lbs weight limit. Bring your ski boat or kayak, swim, fish or use the 4 person paddle boat to explore the lake. With 100 ft of shoreline, there is plenty of room to spread out and play yard games or have a campfire. Relax on the deck overlooking the lake after you have used the grill to cook your perfect meal.

We are having a great spring/summer on Duck Lake now that the weather has finally warming up! Water temperatures in the summer are typically in the 70's . September is also a great month for fishing and other outdoor activities. On the last Sunday of the month thru September is Michigan's largest Antique show with over 400 exhibitors just 15 minutes away.Visit the new Tanger outlet mall in Byron Center just 39 miles away. For you gamblers, Gun Lake Casino is just 34 minutes away. After playing or fishing all day rest easy on all new beds.

Avoid temperature variations and rip currents of large lakes, Duck Lake is swim able all summer long.

Duck Lake is a 123-acre natural lake. Maximum depth is 39 feet. Common Fish in the lake are Bluegill, Large-mouth Bass, Sunfish and Yellow Perch.

We see Ducks, Geese, Mute Swans, Herons, Cranes and Loons to name a few. Sit on deck and watch the boats on lake or walk down the lawn and sit on the shore.

The house was completely remodeled/upgraded in 2015. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, great Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen Washer & Dryer. Home has new windows and has been completely painted inside and out. Deck has been upgraded for your viewing pleasure.

Inland Lakes are typically warmer than Lake Michigan. Swim all day in Duck Lake but if you want to take in the beaches in South Haven, MI, it is only 22 miles away.

Our home is in country. Swim to the raft, and float in Lake, have a bonfire, play volleyball, bring your kayak, canoe or small boat. Play all day then relax and grill your dinner or visit one of the fine restaurants in the area.

Duck Lake, an inland lake in Michigan. Sand has been added to the shore. A few cattails, waterlilies. Swim-able shoreline with natural vegetation & raft. A Bald Eagle is a frequent visitor to the Lake and we expect he will return for the 2018 season.

Bring your fishing gear as Duck Lake is great fishing lake. Great view from deck if you just want to sit and watch the birds. Run down the hill and jump in the lake and swim all day. Quiet time on the lake begins at 11:00 pm.

Like to golf? Cheshire Hills Golf Course offers 27 holes of challenging golf with typically at least 9 holes open to walk up golfers. If you get the urge, go, it's less than a mile away.

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Brian & Patti
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Brian & Patti

We live next door and have enjoyed the lake for years. We enjoy bird watching and love to see the Bald Eagle that visits and is here this year. We grab a float and lounge in the lake on hot days. We worked in South Haven for years and recently bought this home to update and share this beautiful location.

Brian & Patti purchased this house in 2013

Why Brian & Patti chose Gobles

The view is beautiful. There are trees for shade or enjoy the sun. The home is at the top of the hill and beach is just steps away. Home is located at SW end of Duck Lake with view of homes across lake. There are approximately 80 part-time homes on Duck Lake. Duck Lake's water temperature is generally warmer than Lake Michigan and the wind will not cause a dangerous surf.

What makes this house unique

We have a Dock for a small boat. Pre-approval required to bring a boat. We have a 10 person Pontoon boat available for additional fee pending approval and availability.


Gobles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Bath off Master Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Central Bath with tub and shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 10 x 11 bedroom with Queen bed and closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 9 x 10 Bedroom with Queen bed and closet
    Kids Bunk BedRoom 3 - 2 bunk bed , 10 x 10 bedroom with 2 sets of bunk beds 120 lb max/each
  • The house sleeps six adults and 4 children, the twin beds have a weight limit of 120lbs. All bedrooms have closets, mirrors and nightstands.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Nearby activities: Antiquing at the Allegan Antique Show the last Sunday of every month from April to September. Golf at Cheshire Hills. Drive 30 minutes to South Haven or stay at the house and swim water ski or fish on this all sports lake.


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Beautiful location on inland Duck Lake for 2018 summer fun!
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

We had an awesome time

  • 5 of 5

Great last minute getaway for us. We had a 5 year old and 2 year old who had a great time on the beach area and pontoon boat. Would definitely recommend this place. 5 year old wants to go back in the winter to go sledding down the hill.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Perferct for family get away

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need to have a relaxing and fun lake vacation. Beds comfortable, kitchen stocked with essentials and the yard, dock and water were wonderful. Also, plenty to do in a 30 minute radius. Stars at night were great !

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing trip in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at duck lake. The house was comfortable and had everything we needed. The lake was calm and quiet and perfect for our toddlers to play in. We used the pontoon boat everyday, it was a great bonus. The only downside was climbing up the hill but I guess it is good exercise. The area is pretty secluded but it was nice to get away from it all.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing vacation

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and peaceful!!! Loved it there. Definitely would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Everything we really needed

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice stay here in the middle of August. Caught the tail end of the Blueberry Festival in South Haven. Also had dinner there one evening and watched a fantastic sunset. It’s just 17 miles there, but will take you around 35 minutes since backroads through the blueberry farms are really the only way to go. Not a bad drive into Gobles where you can find a decent grocery store and other things you might need. If you’re a golfer, Cheshire Hills is a fun and scenic track. They have 3 nine-hole courses, so they can get you out quickly. Friday Fish Fry gets good reviews from us.

The cottage is modern and up-to-date. Brian, the owner who has a place right next door, did things right. Comfortable furniture, nice deck and stairs, modern appliances and flat screen TV. Used the gas grill outside to cook some ribs and pulled pork. Plenty of pots and pans for cooking on the stove or in the oven. Note that there is no wireless service at the cottage. Put my teenagers into withdrawal mode, but that was good, too.

Lake is very nice, a little busy on the weekends, but pretty quiet during the week. We brought our kayaks and enjoyed several trips around the lake. Took the 4-person paddle boat out and had a fun time on that. Life jackets are provided in a deck box near the shore.

As noted, you could do a lot of exploring from the cottage. In addition to South Haven, Allegan, Douglas and Saugatuck are not far. If you do go into South Haven, be sure to stop at Sherman’s Dairy Bar and get a cone or two or three…literally some of the best we’ve had anywhere in the US.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our time at this house. Brian and his wife greeted us on the first day and made sure everything was working. The house was obviously recently renovated and it showed. All appliances worked fine. The AC was great. They provided with a canoe and a pedal boat and the kids had a blast going into the lake on them every day. The lake view from the living room was gorgeous. We have rented properties in Michigan MANY times in the last 25 years, this one goes to the top. Thank you Brian.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Kalamazoo/Battle Creek Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Cheshire Hills Golf Course & Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
67 Miles
Muskegon, Michigan
Nearest Golf
0.6 Miles
Cheshire Hills Golf Course & Restaurant
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Bangor, Michigan
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
I-94 Paw Paw, Michigan
Nearest Restaurant
7.5 Miles
Grill House Restaurant
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Timber Ridge
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Home is on Duck Lake, steps away
Car: necessary

Our Vacation Home is located on Duck Lake in Allegan County, near Gobles and Allegan, MI. It is a country setting. There is a golf course .6 mile away. Bring your boat, kayak or stand-up paddleboard, (no deep hulls due to public launch). Speed boats up to 21 feet, there is dock for your private use. Have meals on the deck overlooking the lake and swim all day. Being an inland lake there is natural vegetation, waterlilies and cattails and it is smaller than Lake Michigan so it is warmer for swimming. Bring floats and float all day at your private beach. Bring your fishing poles and fish off the dock. Large lawn for yard games. 100 foot of shore with fire pit and sandy beach. 10 person Pontoon Boat available for rent at additional fee, please inquire for availability. Home is 6.4 miles from the Kal-Haven Trail, a 33 mile multi-use trail between Kalamazoo and South Haven.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

Additional damage deposit will be required for Pontoon rental.
Friday is our check in/out day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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