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Relax Or Play Any Time Of Year At Our Cozy Lakefront Home.

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, 4 Sleeps

This cozy house offers a quiet, peaceful atmosphere within feet from the waters edge. Mill Lake is a private, 88 acre all sports lake offering great fishing, boating and swimming. During the summer, enjoy a leisurely ride around the lake in the provided paddle boat, row boat or bring your own boat and take advantage of the boat ramp on the adjacent property. During the winter months, enjoy ice fishing and other winter sports, then warm up inside by the electric fireplace. Spend the day on the water or take a 15 minute drive into Battle Creek or Hastings for endless activities such as golfing, shopping, gambling and museums. Comes fully furnished including linens, towels and cookware.

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Theresa Emmerling
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Theresa Emmerling

18 years ago we bought our cottage on Mill Lake to have a quiet place to go and get away from the busy every day routines. We also wanted our children to have a place to take their friends and enjoy the great outdoors. Our time was split between relaxing and having fun. Our summer weekends were consumed with tubing, fishing, swimming, attending the Hot Air Balloon Festivals, Worlds Largest Breakfast Table along with lots of local attractions. Winter weekends were spent ice fishing, ice skating, sledding and indoor puzzles and games. Thru the years, our family has built many memories on this lake and in town at festivals. In 2012 we purchased and rebuilt the house next to ours. Now our friends and family can also enjoy the area but yet have a private place to stay.

Theresa Emmerling purchased this house in 2012

Why Theresa Emmerling chose Southwest

Great location just off the main road with only a 15 minute drive into Battle Creek or Hastings for unlimited activities, shopping and festivals. It is also centrally located between Detroit and Chicago. The lake itself is large enough to have fun on but yet small enough to not be busy or overcrowded.

What makes this house unique

Being a small, private lake offers a quiet, relaxing atmosphere. Located on the east side of the lake offers longer evenings and views of the sunset. The dead end road keeps the traffic to a minimal. All sports lake offers endless water activities.


Battle Creek House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • walk in shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Sleeps 4: 1 Full size bed, 1 Full size sofa sleeper in Great Room
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(71 traveler reviews)

Relax Or Play Any Time Of Year At Our Cozy Lakefront Home.
average rating of 4.816901 based on 71 reviews

Up to Date and a beautiful lakefront view.

  • 5 of 5

Great place to relax. The lake was very peaceful. The place was just the right size and had great amenities. We will recommend it to other for a short getaway.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Schoolcraft, mi

Modern cottage on quiet lake

  • 5 of 5

Nice cottage with all if the amenities described. Sleeps four adult males if you don't mind getting a little cozy, but a full size air mattress will fit by the fold out to make it a little less intimate. There is also enough space on the lot for a 6-8 person tent. The paddle boat comes in handy, and if you like bike riding this area has a lot of elevation and low traffic roads. There is a nice small town corner store a short bike ride away that has an ice cream parlor, take out fresh pizza, and beer. There are some nice golf courses and parks within 10-15 minute drive. We opted for Maple Hills par 35 nine hole course, nice course not too busy and no water hazards. Locals very nice, we were invited to a house party and bonfire our last night there. Slept on all beds and they all seemed comfortable, which was not expected based on other reviews. Neighbors friendly and the owners happened to be around as well and nothing but kind words for their hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was small but extremely well-appointed. Owners had obviously put a lot of thought into making guests comfortable. Quiet except for the birds; loved seeing the variety and particularly the geese, swans and Great Blue Heron. Very relaxing.

I highly recommend Schuler's in Marshall, about a half hour away, for a fine dining experience. Enjoyed Walldorfs in Hastings and Griffins Pub in Battle Creek as well.

I thought I would miss the internet but that was a plus as it turned out. Loved our stay and hope to return for a longer stay next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderfully clean and modern yet at a great price!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed for two nights for our anniversary. The hosts left flowers and treats for us, which was very thoughtful. The cabin was the cleanest I have yet to stay at through VRBO. It was immaculate! The cabin was as described and was gutted and redone just a few years ago. We had a nice meal at the Waldorf in Hastings. My husband caught a small bass off the dock, but due to the weather we are not able to use the paddle boat or rowboat. I would have given the cabin Five stars, but as described it has a double bed and a small double size pull out, which makes for a tighter sleep for two people and a small couch for two people. We will most likely return if we want a getaway not far from the west side of Lansing, which is where we are from.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kudos to Trina, our outstanding cleaning lady. We understand a queen size bed and sofa sleeper is preferred. Due to the limited space though we are forced to use a full size. We look forward to meeting you if you choose to return.
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Perfect Stay!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we got there we loved it. I quickly realized I had over packed cause they had everything you need (except food) stocked in the kitchen. Having the laundry there was a great perk also. But the view made the trip the best, being able to stand in the kitchen or living room and see the beautiful lake was what I loved the most. It was so peaceful! We hope to come back again in the future because it truly was a place to relax.

P.S. The little row boat made my husbands vacation, the fishing was good, and our dogs loved swimming in the water.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spring beauty!

  • 5 of 5

Once again, this cabin was perfect 4 2 peeps & 2 dogz. Lake was warm enough 4 dog swimming, while we relaxed in deck chairs. Enjoyed the local general store 4 supplies & time warp. So nice 2 meet hard working cabin owners this trip.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It was nice meeting you too this time. We look forward to meeting again.
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Car: necessary

Gilmore Car Museum, Binder Park Zoo, FireKeepers Casino, Kellogg Arena, Yankee Springs Recreational Area, Cornwell's Turkeyville USA, Fort Custer National Cemetery, Yarrow Golf Club, Full Tilt Water Park


Rates & Availability

Battle Creek House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $50

A thirty (30) day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations that are made more than thirty (30) days prior to the arrival will incur no penalty. Cancellations or changes that result in a shorten stay, that are made within 30 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advanced payment. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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