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Beautiful waterfront view, two decks for relaxing, next to vineyards

rspiech@aol.com

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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rspiech@aol.com

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Beautiful waterfront view, two decks for relaxing, next to vineyards

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Paw Paw Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, sleeps 7

Our comfortable cottage with its spectacular waterfront view is waiting for you. Whether you are traveling to Kalamazoo on business, visiting Western Michigan University for its many events, or just looking for a close to home retreat, this is a perfect choice for your accommodations. The cottage offers spacious rooms, with two decks overlooking beautiful Bankson Lake, and a 60' beach area. The unique corner lot offers a second view of 'Little Bankson', an undeveloped area where wildlife abounds. Campfire area w/wood supply so get the s'more supplies ready! A sandy swimming area makes it a great place for the kids, or for just floating around. The surrounding vineyards and orchards provide a quiet ambiance and a local charm.

Additional Information: There is plenty of sun but also ample shade to keep you cool on those hot summer days. The immediate area boasts vineyards and a quiet setting. A fishing row boat is included, or fish right off the dock (and the fishing is great - walleye, muskie, and bluegill). If you are bringing your own boat or jet skis, the public boat launch is 1/8 of a mile down the road.

This is a great place for families to reconnect and spend some quality time together. I will be happy to help you with any information you need to help make your trip memorable and fun. Two couples could also easily share the cottage and would have separate bathrooms and room for privacy.

For those who may be traveling to the area on business, we offer a unique alternative to hotel accommodations & perhaps you can bring the family along!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
rspiech@aol.com (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Beautiful waterfront view, two decks for relaxing, next to vineyards
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
5

Wonderful time, wonderful owners, very affordable

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this property the weekend following Christmas as place to slow down and enjoy our time together. You know, do puzzles, play games, have conversations. It also served as a jumping off point for skiing for a day as this is what my kids love to do for Christmas in lieu of the traditionally stuffed under the tree scenario.

We are a family that has to live on a budget so I was looking for something affordable but wanted everybody to be comfortable at the same time. We had my wife's parents with us on this trip and let me say I was very happy with the space.

The adult couples each had their own room and the kids had theirs. There was a family room area that was nice to relax in if you didn't want any distractions. The house was very clean and well stocked. We were fortunate enough to experience a beautiful sunset, set against a lake that was a smooth as glass. There are three bathrooms which is just awesome when you have 7 people in the house! It just fit our needs very well.

The owners were very kind and attentive. There was an issue with the wifi when we first showed up and Robin was over almost immediately and had if remedied. Even though it was winter they had provided some fire wood for the fire pit by the beach which we almost took advantage of:). Robin's communication through the rental process was thorough and responses were not too long in waiting.

In summary, I was very happy with the value. I would stay here again and I would recommend this property to others.

Thank you so much Robin. We wish you continued success with your vacation rental!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your guest review! I'm thrilled that you were able to carve out some time to relax and enjoy some family time and that you found the cottage spacious & accommodating for your family needs. The Christmas gift of skiing for the kids is awesome! If you visit again (and we actually have snow)...I can provide tubes and sleds for sliding across from the cottage (great hills). Combine that with a winter campfire for s'mores and hot chocolate to create another winter-fun family experience! It was a pleasure to have you as cottage guests! Hope to see you again sometime winter or summer. Best to you all. Robin
Orland Park, Illinois
5

Great Family Get-a-Way on a Beautiful Lake

  • 5 of 5

Our family has rented homes in Michigan for the past 20 years. We love swimming, fishing and just relaxing in clean waters with sandy beaches. This home was perfect for that and much more. Our family consisted of 2 adults & 6 teenage kids. In the back of the house, it had two bedroom with their own bathroom, (which is where the kids slept), and the master bedroom in the front of the house had a bed, TV, air conditioning & it's own private bathroom. Very relaxing for the adults when getting away was needed! This home is very clean and spacious. The wi-fi is not the best, but the kids actually put their phones down, closed their laptops, and went outside. They fished, swam, used the paddle boat, made a fire, sat on the raft (enjoying the other kids going by on pontoon boats) and just talked and relaxed. It was great to see. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you'll need. The washer & dryer came in very handy and worked great. The communication before our stay with the owner was excellent. During our stay, we had no issues. We totally recommend this house for an adults-only weekend, or families.

Patty & Jim

Orland Park, IL

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Patty and Jim - glad you and all those kids had a great time...can only imagine the activity level! I am currently researching my internet service options to improve that aspect. Thanks for the input!! Hope you'll visit again soon! Robin
4

Clean, bright cottage with lots of amenities!

  • 4 of 5

What a terrific place to reconnect with family and nature in such a beautiful, clean setting. The cottage easily accommodated six adults with lots of room to spare. We took advantage of many of the amenities, such as the large deck with comfortable seating and umbrella, the paddle boat, row boat, fire pit, grill, and sandy beach area. In the evenings, many laughs were shared in the family room. The kitchen made it easy to prepare meals and included a dishwasher. Bonus! And although we didn’t watch much TV, the cottage had a terrific television which included cable.

It was easy to find the cottage off of the main highway (94). We enjoyed appetizers one night at Big Ts in town (Lawton) and the local winery, St. Julian’s (Paw Paw), both of which were only minutes away.

The owners were quick to answer our phone calls and emails—great people to work with! The only drawback was the phone reception and service; it was spotty at best.

We loved our weekend at the cottage and hope to return next year. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to your entire group - you were fantastic guests! Glad you were able to relax, enjoy and reconnect with one another during your stay. I do appreciate your comments and feedback and definitely hope you'll make it back this way for another visit. Robin
5

Terrific Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

For the last 2 years, our family of 4 adults and 2 kids have spent a week in June in the cottage on Bankson Lake. We truly love its location and amenities. The owners create a friendly and helpful atmosphere but leave peopole alone to enjoy their stay. The rooms are homey and comfortable, especially the bedrooms because their location allows for privacy for both children and adults. The property, well maintained and clean, has all the necessities for a carefree vacation. The groomed beach leads to a gradually sloping, sandy lake bottom, ideal for safe water fun. The deeper water beyond the anchored raft provides for enjoyable and fishing and boating. The only suggestions we would make are the addition of a bench at the end of the pier and a land phone(cell phone reception is not good). If we were interested in having our own lakehouse, we would use this cottage on Bankson as a model.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments and review - I'm so glad that you've enjoyed the Cottage, beachfront and lake. Thank you also for your suggestions - I greatly value guest feedback and ideas! I'm gearing up for another great season of summer fun. Looking forward to your return visit! Robin
5

Five Star Lake House

  • 5 of 5

This is definately a five star lake house. The house is fully equipped with everything that you need. The landscaping is beautiful. The view of the lake from both decks is breathtaking. The beach area is clean and well equipped for all ages. Bankson Lake is an excellant lake for anyone who enjoys fishing. This lake house offered us a fun, relaxing and peaceful vacation. We hope to return in 2013.

Tom and Bev Cusack

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Vacation on Bankson Lake 2012

  • 5 of 5

The listing on this vacation rental was right on and the pictures we as beautiful as the place was. The view was so pretty and the beach was so nice, the water perfect and the raft in the water for the kids to swim to and jump off was a nice extra touch! The house is so roomy, clean and comfortable. We went into the Lawton for dinner and also to Paw Paw for groceries and ice cream, just minutes away. I would recommend this to anyone and will be going back next year. The Jennings Family

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Kalamazoo International Airport
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
I -94 Paw Paw Exit
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
South Haven beach/ lighthouse

Kalamazoo and Western Michigan University are a 20 minute drive. Kalamazoo offers theater, art and music events with a vibrant downtown. The Kalamazoo Air Zoo is great fun for your aviation enthusiasts. There are many recommended restaurants & wineries nearby and only 50 minutes to Lake Michigan day trip adventures. The cottage is located halfway between Chicago and Detroit approx. 10 minutes from I -94 Paw Paw exit, in the heart of beautiful wine country. Our nextdoor vineyard offers a unique setting to enjoy a nature hike, or a peaceful country picnic.

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Rates & Availability

From $143 Per night

Paw Paw Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
winter/spring
Oct 15 2014 - May 17 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
Summer 2015
May 23 2015 - Sep 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$1,350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change.
A $300 check deposit is required to reserve dates.
Balance due + $250 damage deposit is due upon arrival date.
Damage deposit will be returned if you leave the place in the condition that you found it.
Last minute reservations - funds will be collected @ check in
Cancellations must be made 30 days prior to arrival. $100 cancellation fee will apply.
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Amenities

Paw Paw Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • towels provided
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
  • Bedrooms 1 & 2 have a nice view of wildlife area. Linens are provided.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Ceiling fan in family room. Room air conditioners in master bedroom & main living area. Some board games and beach toys. Non - motorized row boat and life vests. Bath towels and bed linens are provided. Special note: Access to cottage requires one flight of stairs. One flight of stairs to beach.

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