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Newly renovated secluded retreat for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bath lake front property sitting on 27 secluded acres

Make your reservation at the Lime Lake Lodge. This newly renovated vacation home is very private and secluded and is a wonderful destination for a relaxing retreat or a romantic get away. Only 2 hours from Chicago, minutes away from Notre Dame, Kalamazoo, wine country, and Amish settlements. Absolutely breath taking all year long with activities to compliment each season. Enjoy fishing,hiking,mountain biking,downhill and cross country skiing,snowmobiling,and golf. Explore this nature lovers dream on the spring fed lake in a fishing boat or kayak which are included. Accessible from the property in an 850 county park which is some of the most beautiful property Cass county has to offer. Don't be surprised if you see an eagle fly overhead as there are a nesting pair in the park. This home has 2bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other has 2 twins. There is also a full size bed in the lower level. There are 2 full baths with showers. The eat-in kitchen is fully equipped and all linens are provided.The house has a large screen porch which is a great place for an afternoon nap or enjoying a meal while taking in the fantastic views. Right off the porch is a landscaped patio with a gas grill and fire pit for all of your outdoor entertaining. Internet access is available as well as TV and a DVD player. This home is not kid or pet friendly and is also smoke free. Owners are on site in case anything is needed, but far enough away to have your privacy respected as well as theirs. Book a weekend or a week and you will be sure to make memories at this nature's lovers paradise. This is the definition of Pure Michigan!!

Sheryl Papandria
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

About Sheryl Papandria

I am an interior designer and my husband is a retired police officer. We both enjoy the outdoors and nature which is why we purchased the property.

We also like to hunt, fish, hike, ski, garden, cook, entertain, and spend time with our friends and family. We couldn't think of a better place to do all of the above.

Sheryl Papandria purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Sheryl Papandria chose Michigan

This property has so much to offer and we knew we just wouldn't find anything else like it. It truly is one of a kind. Everybody that comes out here is just blown away. It's been a lot of hard work, but well worth it. We love it here!!

What makes this cottage unique

This property is truly unique because it has a little bit of everything. There is a lake, a pond, a moving stream, hills, woods, open areas, and it's far enough off the main road to give you that secluded feeling. Yet there are many places that provide all the modern conveniences only minutes away. Being next to T. K. Lawless Park is a huge plus with everything they have to offer and just knowing that the property won't be developed gives us a sense of security and reassures our privacy.


Vandalia Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms are newly remodeled with ceramic floors, shower enclosures and custom vanities.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom #2 has a day bed with a pull out trundle that converts into a queen. There is also a full size bed in the lower level.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
Secluded get away to relax, unwind, recharge and enjoy the beautiful scenery and nature. Very unique property with a 40 foot deep, 35 acre spring fed no wake lake. Bald eagles and osprey are frequently seen fishing the waters!!


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Newly renovated secluded retreat for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Hidden treasures await you at Lime Lakes Lodge

  • 5 of 5

VRBO is the way to go. We found our new "home away from home" so easily, the reservation and payment went smoothly. Our hosts Sheryl and Dan are truly interested in making us feel comfortable. The fishing boat is rustic, simple and easy to maneuver. We caught more fish than we could ever dream of! The lake is located off the beaten path and we had it entirely to ourselves! Sandhill cranes, a resident Swan family, deer in the evening, and fish fish fish! There's plenty to do and NOT do at Lime Lakes. The beds are comfy and the screened porch is the perfect place to watch nature or nap. In the early morning I could take a cup of coffee with me down to the dock just a few steps away from the lodge in this picture you all see- and cast my line right into the "little pond" area of the lake and just relax and enjoy the beginning of the day. Serenity now! All the comforts of home with updated kitchen appliances. Bullseye Market is the best place to pick up your grilling (meats) there's another terrific produce roadside stand a few miles from Lime Lakes.--eat from local produce and meats when you're in SW MI. There's plenty of history to explore in the area and some great shops for those who enjoy looking for antique treasures. We have a date to return and we can't wait! Dan and Sheryl make this a special retreat.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A peaceful, comfy, secure and uplifting haven

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A must stay

  • 5 of 5

This rental is a must stay. The owners are very friendly and attentive to whatever you might need. Third week of October was the time to go, trees were gorgeous everywhere and these lake views were spectacular. We enjoyed the clear starry skies at night as well. Very peaceful and relaxing. Enjoyed ourselves walking the trails, visiting a nearby winery/orchard, and having a fire outside. Sheryl's eye for detail, including all the landscaping, is just beautiful.

It was the perfect place for our girls weekend. After over 3 years, we were happy to reconnect at this rental. We hope to be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Outstanding location with great owners! We will use this location again. The house is very well decorated and extremely clean. The screened in porch that looks over the lake is the "star" of the property.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice place for a relaxing vacation.

  • 4 of 5

This would be a terrific place for a family of 4-5 to just hang out and enjoy the peace and quiet. My group of four only really got to use the place for sleeping and showers as we were visiting our relatives. But it was clean and well equipped for total relaxing enjoyment!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and secluded. Excellent place to relax and rest.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for our honeymoon and absolutely loved this place. We were welcomed by the owners with a beautiful bouquet of flowers and 4 cupcakes to help us celebrate. The house is beautiful and an excellent place to relax, the only thing I would suggest is bringing some movies or board games, in case you are caught off-guard by some poor weather. All in all you should love this cottage, and we will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Michiania Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The friendly bar and resturant
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Diamond Lake Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Dowagic Michigan
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State HWY M 60
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Farm house Bakery
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Swiss Valley ski Resort
Nearest Beach
55 Miles
New Buffalo
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Vandalia Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Nightly Rate
Aug 13 2017 - Aug 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350

$150.00 per night is for 2 people. Each additional person would be an additional $75.00 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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