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Relax or Play ALL YEAR ROUND At Our Cozy Lakefront Home.

Battle Creek, MI, USA
  • House600 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, 4 Sleeps

This house OFFERS A QUITE, 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.


Theresa Emmerling

Member Since 2014
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Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
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 Johnstown

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.


    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double
      • Sleeps 4
        1 Full size bed, 1 Full size sofa sleeper in Great Room


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • walk in shower

      Location Type

        • Lakefront
          88 Acre Private All Sports Lake


            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                      window unit
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Dryer Sheets provided
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      gas forced air
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      4 pillows, extra sheets and blankets
                    • Parking
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bath and Beach Towels provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Soap provided


                        • Coffee Maker
                          12 cup
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          dishes, utensils, glasses, pots, pans, baking, mixing bowls, storage containers, strainer
                        • Kitchen
                          Open kitchen with sky lights and vaulted ceiling. Wrap around windows give a nice view of the lake.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Regular Coffee, Tea, Sugar and Non-Dairy Creamer. Ketchup, Mustard and Relish
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          gas stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  board games, chess, checkers, deck of cards
                                • Stereo
                                  under cabinet radio in kitchen
                                • Television
                                  no cable at this time
                                • Video Library
                                  minimal DVD library. Additional DVD's can be rented at the Banfield Store


                                    • Boat
                                      Paddle Boat and Row Boat on site. Bring your own boat or jet ski and use the boat ramp on the adjacent property.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Patio Table, Chairs and Umbrella
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      2 Docks, Fire Pit, Firewood, extra chairs, outside games, sand toys
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Gas Grill
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Life Jackets, 2 Fishing Poles, Boat Oars


                                        • museums
                                        • arboretum
                                        • cinemas
                                        • festivals
                                        • library
                                        • live theater
                                        • churches
                                        • recreation center
                                        • restaurants
                                        • water parks
                                        • winery tours
                                        • zoo

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • photography
                                            • antiquing
                                            • boating
                                            • gambling casinos
                                            • horseback riding
                                            • paddle boating
                                            • bird watching
                                            • shopping
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • sledding
                                            • walking
                                            • wildlife viewing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • laundromat
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • ice skating
                                                    • cross country skiing
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • hot air ballooning
                                                    • hunting
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • jet skiing
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • rafting
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • skiing
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • water skiing
                                                    • water tubing

                                                      House Rules

                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                      Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                      103 Reviews


                                                      Latest reviews

                                                      Tranquil and relaxing

                                                      Margaret E.

                                                      The cottage was very clean and comfortable. The view was tranquil and relaxing.

                                                      Great place

                                                      Sara T.

                                                      Our second stay here. Everything was as nice as our first visit.

                                                      Great time visiting family!

                                                      Jaime P.

                                                      We loved this place. It was the perfect size for the two of us and our dog. She enjoyed watching the wildlife in the lake and attempting to swim in the cold water. We will definitely be visiting again in the future.

                                                      Very awesome, and quiet getaway!

                                                      Kal H.

                                                      Planned an impromptu getaway with my 13 year-old son, and was surprised to find such a gem available last minute. We arrived, and almost didn't want to touch anything because it was so refreshing. Organized, stocked, and if you're used to cleanliness...you will LOVE this place! I couldn't stay away from the patio/lake view. I even positioned one of the chairs to face the window in the morning, to further enjoy the tranquility!

                                                      Great stay

                                                      Nunzio A.

                                                      Nice little cottage. Brand New and extremely clean. Will definitely book again.

                                                      Loved our stay!

                                                      Patricia B.

                                                      We loved staying at this beautiful little cottage for our anniversary. It had everything we needed and then some. Hubby got some great ice fishing in and caught a lot of blue gill and perch.

                                                      We got to meet the owners, Theresa and Richard, and they are so nice and really care about their renters. We will definitely stay again!

                                                      Thanks for everything


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