Your ideal lake vacation awaits. Be it swimming, fishing, and boating in the Summer, or ice skating, ice fishing, and sledding in the Winter, this rental is a stunning retreat. This cottage is for the discerning traveler who appreciates fine linens, unparalleled extras, excellent design, and all of the comforts of home wrapped up in a lake side retreat. Featuring one bedroom with a queen bed, one bedroom with a full size bunk bed on the bottom and a twin on the top, and a living room sofa that becomes two separate twin beds, there is plenty of room for up to 5 guests to sleep comfortably. The completely new kitchen features all new stainless steel appliances, a 5 burner stove, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator with water and ice, coffee maker, toaster, cookware, serving dishes, as well as everything you would need for a dinner party for 12. The bathroom is completely new, with a full size tub, marble countertops, and everything you will need to get yourself gorgeous in the morning; a hairdryer, curling iron, toiletries, bath towels, beach towels, and extras. There is an office area with a desk. The dining room has a full dining table, 8 chairs, and 2 additional bar stools. The coup de gras is the living room with a full lake view; as gorgeous on a warm sunny day as it is on a cold snowy night. There are gorgeous French porcelain tiles throughout, beach glass tiles, and every detail is accounted for. There is a new HE washer and gas dryer. The house has an HD Smart TV in the living room with apple TV and internet cable. Each bedroom features an HDTV. There is free Wifi throughout the smart house with electronic locks, thermostat, and lighting. There is heat in the winter and air in the summer. There is a two car, two story garage filled with lake toys galore and several outside seating areas. We want you to feel like family when you stay and we have tried to think of every detail so that you are good to go from the moment you walk in the door. We want you to want to come back year after year.
Lake Living in the lap of Luxury!
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 15, 2018
About Patti Chaffee
I grew up in Kalamazoo and spent one week each summer on Eagle Lake with my family. Once I graduated from WMU I moved to Los Angeles to begin my career. One child and 25 years later, it was time to buy a lake cottage, next to my very best friend on a lake that I've loved nearly all my life. My child and I spend part of our time in Los Angeles and part of our time in MI in our lake house. This is our family home and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to help you and your family create the same amazing memories that I did so many years ago. We can't wait to welcome you!
Patti Chaffee purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Patti Chaffee chose Texas Charter Township
This property was taken down to the studs in 2015 and put back together with all new everything. There are all new walls, ceilings, electric, plumbing, floors, kitchen, bath, windows, light fixtures, you name it. We really wanted to have a home away from home for ourselves and for you. We tried to think of every detail as we want you to want to come back year after year. It is perfect for business travelers, small families, or a girls/boys weekend away.
What makes this Cottage unique
All new everything with every amenity you can think of. We tried to be sure you have everything at your fingertips. From a wine opener to All Clad cookware, to the finest electronics, to Egyptian cotton towels and linens, to toiletries, we want this to be a respite from the craziness of everyday life and a time to relax and enjoy the beauty of Michigan lake living. This is a smart house and you will be sent an electronic code to open the door prior to arrival.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful lake home
Perhaps because the week we were there was fairly rainy, there were very few people on the lake so it felt extremely private. There are approximately 20 stairs from the garage to the house which we discovered are slick when wet, but the house made it worth the trip. It was a great base for exploring Kalamazoo and Portage. We found a new nature trail to walk everyday, but our favorite for bird watching was at Western's Business Technology and Research Park.
A college friend (Detroit, MI) and I (Madison, WI) met for a girls weekend in Kalamazoo to visit and relax, and this lake cottage was the perfect setting. The home was clean, tastefully decorated and wonderfully convenient. We brought a canoe to paddle on the lake, but there was no need since there were kayaks and SUPS available for our use. We stayed in one evening for dinner and the kitchen exceeded our needs, while the following night we took Patti’s advice and visited a local farm-to-table restaurant that did not disappoint. Rain kept us indoors a portion of the time, but having access to technology (Apple TV, wifi, etc) and games allowed us to continue to be entertained, laugh and enjoy each others’ company without any worries. I slept like a rock and woke refreshed, thanks to the comfortable bed (and oh so soft linens). My experience couldn’t have gone any better (aside from the weather). I will not hesitate to book this home again if ever I find myself in the area.
Super clean and beautiful. We met college kids half way and celebrated Thanksgiving together. Had a wonderful time and Patti has thought of every detail: beds, pillows, blankets, cooking equipment and serving dishes. All was thoughtfully provided. It is right on a lake and morning coffee with the sun on the water, watching the ducks was so peaceful. Neighborhood is quiet and provided a nice walk. (We had a small glitch to the trip and Patti bent over backwards to make things right!). Highly Recommend without any reservation! Thank you Patti, it was one of our best Thanksgivings!
We had a wonderful time, cute and clean, very relaxing!! Would do it again!
Wonderful and Relaxing Vacation
Patti's cottage is an absolute gem! It is beautifully updated and fully stocked with everything we needed for our week long vacation. The weather was fantastic and we took full advantage of the lake. We rode our jet skis, swam, kayaked and enjoyed drinks on the beach at sunset. We even brought our little Corgi Ethel and she loved laying on the beach, swimming and being a fan favorite all week :) We were able to go out in the Kalamazoo area to try quite a few restaurants and breweries as well. Patti was great to work with and the entire process from booking to the stay was seamless. We hope to be back next summer!!!
Kim, you guys were simply the best; so relaxed and easy about everything! I so hope you come back again. It makes me beyond happy to have guests that love the lake, the people, and the city as much as I do. Glad to hear Ethel loved it too!
We stayed here for a long weekend to get away from the fast Chicago pace. What an adorable little lakeside cottage.
Patti the owner went out of her way to make our trip enjoyable. I had trouble with the coffee maker. (not convinced that it wasn't my not knowing how to use it) and she delivered one the next morning. I told her that it wasn't an issue but she brought a new one by anyway.
The space is decorated very nicely. A big comfy couch got used for lots of card and board games. Our little Shih Tzu loved it. He looked out the window all day long.
A perfect weekend!
Thank you Patti.
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