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SHAVEHEAD LAKE. LAKEFRONT 2 BR/1BA COTTAGE SLEEPS 4-6

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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SHAVEHEAD LAKE. LAKEFRONT 2 BR/1BA COTTAGE SLEEPS 4-6

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Three Rivers Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

####THE DIENER COTTAGE WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR 2014####

Dear Vacation Hopeful Reader, Please understand it's out of our control when other vacation rental sites post our cottage information. We only have a subscription with VRBO. Our calendar IS accurate, we are not renting it out this year. We wish you much luck in finding the perfect place for your vacation.

--The Dieners

Welcome to Shavehead Lake. Here is where you'll find your home away from home in our cozy, two-bedroom cottage in southern Michigan.

The Diener Cottage is completely renovated, and with the 17 windows surrounding the cottage you're guaranteed an abundance of waterfront views and ample sunlight.

The open floor plan of the cottage allows the conversation to easily flow from the fully-equipped kitchen to the living and dining areas. French doors open wide into the spacious sunroom situated along the lakeside with table tennis, upright piano and a big comfy chair where you can finally catch up on that good book you've been meaning to read.

Outdoors you can sit back and watch the sunset while you roast a marshmallow or two over the fire pit located just a few feet from the water's edge. By day, you might enjoy some waterskiing or tubing in your own boat, dock provided, or perhaps, you'll just sit out under the tall willow tree and watch the swans swim by. And if none of that suits you, relax on the hammock inside the screened gazebo located perfectly to enjoy the gentle breezes and view the lake.

Shavehead Lake is the perfect location for your getaway as it's nestled in the woods that surround a 250 acre, spring-fed, all-watercraft lake. And for those who require more than just peace and quiet, the lake is only a short drive to a myriad of attractions sure to satisfy every member of the family.

So what are you waiting for? Isn't it time you booked your stay at the Diener Cottage? We'd love to have you visit.

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Please Note: We give Saturday-to-Saturday/ 7 night rentals priority in our booking process. If we're within 30 days of a desired rental date and our calendar is still open, then we will fill it in with shorter rentals. We also limit stays to a single week. Answers to many FAQ's are listed on our website.

Keywords: Cottage, Shavehead Lake, Vandalia, Michigan, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, open floor plan, sleeps 4-6, no pets, no smoking

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english

About The Owner

Hello, we're Lynn and Daniel Diener. We're co-owners and managers of the Diener Cottage. We love offering our family's cottage as a vacation-rental and we really love it. It is so fun meeting all the guests that have come our way, and we are looking forward to meeting this season's guests. This venture allows us to exercise our hospitality muscles; it's something we both enjoy. Daniel tends to be the maintenance guy and you might see him at the cottage on a Saturday, between guests, out mowing the lawn. Lynn is the one you're most likely to meet as she coordinates the rentals and often greets the incoming guests. When we're not at the cottage, we're at our home 30 minutes away caring for our three children and working at our 'real' jobs.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2006

Why The Owner chose Three Rivers

We chose Shavehead Lake (in Vandalia, Michigan) because it's a short drive from our house. It's close enough to get to in an afternoon but far enough that it feels like a getaway. It's a short drive to Chicago and other Michigan cities which makes it accessible to our guests. It really is an ideal location.

What makes this cottage unique

The Diener Cottage has some lovely qualities. It is located on a lake where most properties are owned by folks that live there year-round. This means the property is quiet. It's a little oasis nestled in the woods and on a lake, and while it feels very secluded, there are restaurants and theaters only a few minutes away. It's a very nice balance.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Shavehead Lake. Lakefront 2 BR/1BA Cottage Sleeps 4-6
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Shavehead Lake. Lakefront 2 BR/1BA Cottage Sleeps 4-6
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p189840vb
-(574) 875-9534 (Indiana, USA)
Three Rivers Southwest Michigan
South Bend, IN
5

We had a great time

  • 5 of 5
I took my teenage son and his friends, and they had a great time fishing, boating, playing ping pong and making s'mores over a fire. The house was lovely, very clean, well maintained and comfortable, and had absolutely everything I could have wanted or needed.

The only downside was that there is really no good place to walk, bike, or eat out without driving a few towns over. So I was getting a little bored, as I don't fish, but I did have fun swimming and kayaking out on the lake and spent the rest of my time grilling, reading or just relaxing.

The lake itself was great and was it was relatively quiet out on the water during our time there, which was very nice.
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Shavehead Lake. Lakefront 2 BR/1BA Cottage Sleeps 4-6
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p189840vb
-(574) 875-9534 (Indiana, USA)
Three Rivers Southwest Michigan
5

three rivers

  • 5 of 5
this was as listed, no internet but is was a time to get away from everything. You can also take a day trip to lake Michigan if you want, we did. Very clean.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
business
Shavehead Lake. Lakefront 2 BR/1BA Cottage Sleeps 4-6
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p189840vb
-(574) 875-9534 (Indiana, USA)
Three Rivers Southwest Michigan
5

family

  • 5 of 5
fantastic place to stay, very clean , owners are fantastic and always helpful with any questions or problems you may be having
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Shavehead Lake. Lakefront 2 BR/1BA Cottage Sleeps 4-6
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p189840vb
-(574) 875-9534 (Indiana, USA)
Three Rivers Southwest Michigan
Greater Chicago, IL
5

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5
We loved both Diener Cottage and Shavehead Lake. There were two families, with a total of three toddlers and an infant. The kids spent every waking minute playing in the sand or running around in the yard. Even when we made the kids stay inside, the three season room provided plenty of space for them to play. The dads are avid water skiers and thought Shavehead was perfect. The (busy, working) moms love to spend their time together preparing elaborate meals. They were completely impressed with how well stocked the kitchen is. The cottage is very clean and tidy, and the yard is huge. I would highly recommend Diener Cottage for anyone looking for a peaceful, relaxing vacation.
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
South Bend Airport
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Interstate 80/90
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Roscos (Pizza)
Nearest Beach
0.18 Miles
100 feet from the cottage
Car: necessary

2.5 hrs from Chicago, 45 min from South Bend/Notre Dame

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Rates & Availability

From $120 Per night

Three Rivers Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Base Rate
3 night minimum stay
$120
From
$120
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$800
 
 
Memorial Day
May 23 - May 31
4 night minimum stay
$150
From
$150
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$875
 
 
Summer I
Jun 1 - Jun 29
3 night minimum stay
$120
From
$120
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$800
 
 
Summer II
Jul 6 - Aug 28
3 night minimum stay
$120
From
$120
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$800
 
 
Labor Day
Aug 29 - Sep 6
4 night minimum stay
$150
From
$150
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$875
 
 
Summer III
Sep 7 - Sep 28
3 night minimum stay
$120
From
$120
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Rent Linens (opt.) $10 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes We give 7-night (Saturday-to-Saturday) rentals a priority in our booking process. If you would like to book less than a 7-night rental, the reservation will not be made until 30 days before the desired starting date.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Three Rivers Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub/Shower Toilet Sink with large cabinet with drawer space on both sides large medicine cabinet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1: queen bed Bedroom 2: 2 twin beds -or- a single twin with twin-size pop-up trundle -or- a converted king size bed The living room: Full-size sleeper sofa Pack N' Play available upon request
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
large patio, fire pit, sand beach, beach-side deck, gazebo, boat dock, high chair, pack n' play, booster seat, large sunroom with table tennis, games, upright piano

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