SW MICH. CENTRAL/100' BEACH ON ALL SPORTS LAKE/WIFI/MARKETS/WINERIES

George or Carol Hartley

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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SW MICH. CENTRAL/100' BEACH ON ALL SPORTS LAKE/WIFI/MARKETS/WINERIES

Sister Lakes Chalet Rental Photos and Description

Spacious 4BR/2BA Chalet /Sleeps 12

All Seasons/All Sports Lake. Centrally located in SW Michigan. Located on Keeler Lake, an approximately 100 acre all sports lake. Located 5-10 minutes from the Sister Lakes resort area. 100' of sandy beach and a fire pit. Property has a pier, which will accommodate your boat (launch nearby) or rental from a nearby marina, that deliver to our lake. A pedal boat and row boat are included. All the conveniences of home-central air conditioning /washer and dryer/dishwasher. Newly remodeled kitchen has center island eating area, plus a dining room. Refrigerator includes ice maker. 46' TV, including DVD & VCR. Activities for all ages/shallow area for small children/multiple chairs & raft for sunning/paddle boat for drifting around lake. Great for Spring & Fall getaways (gofing, wineries, seasonal fruit & vegtable upick or already picked within 5 miles. Notre Dame 40 minutes.. Lake Michigan-St. Joseph 20 minutes. We'd be glad to make suggestions and give you maps.

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Activities:: Southwest Michigan offers an abundance of activities including golfing, water sports, winter sports, shopping, winery tours, museums or just plain relaxing. All within a convenient drive from Chalet. Water sports include swimming, canoeing, sailing, fishing, tubing, water skiing and jet skiing. Winter activities include snowmobiling (trails are located just 1 block away from Chalet), ice fishing, cross-country skiing and downhill skiing (located within 30 minutes at nearby ski facilities). Notre Dame 40 minutes away. Home Games:

ND vs. Michigan State Sept 21

ND vs. Oklahoma Sept 27

ND vs. USC Oct 18

ND vs. Navy Nov 1

ND vs. BYU Nov 22

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Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

George or Carol Hartley

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Speaks english
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 9 traveler reviews

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SW Mich. Central/100' Beach on all Sports Lake/WiFi/Markets/Wineries
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews
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SW Mich. Central/100' Beach on all Sports Lake/WiFi/Markets/Wineries
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p317949
+1 269 876-9166
Sister Lakes Southwest Michigan
4

Great Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5
Great family vacation place. I rented this place with 5 adults and 6 children. The house sleeps 12 comfortably and was really clean. Beds were comfortable, linens and towels hotel quality. Kitchen was well stocked with dishes, pots, pans and silverware. Everything from the oven, dishwasher and refrigerator were extremely clean. The pantry and refrigerator had plenty of room to stock food and snacks for all of us for the week. It has central air and a very nice tv area. Wi-Fi but only 1G.

Outside - was just as clean. It appears from the pictures that the upper deck will protect the lower area from rain but that is not the case so keep that in mind if you want to sit outside or grill when it is raining. It does provide shade. Grill was ok but I would suggest bringing your own utensils.

Lake - The sandy beach was really nice and one of the reasons we chose this house. We rented a pontoon and could dock it at the pier. My only disappointment was that there was a lot of seaweed around the floating raft and that is why I gave it a 4 star rating. None of us wanted to swim off the raft. We either stayed at the shallow end or went out in the pontoon. Other than that, I would highly recommend this home.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We welcome reviews and any constructive criticism, so, we can improve any areas that our clients might be dissatisfied with. This is your vacation and we want it to be the best.

This is our first year with Wi-Fi but unfortunately we have limited carriers in our area. We hope to address this by next year to improve the speed.

We didn't realize that grilling utensils needed to be replace and will do so immediately.

As far as the weed issue in deeper water is concerned, the lake association had not used chemicals in 5 years and the bad weeds had gotten out of hand by last year. All inland lakes do have weeds and some are beneficial to the wildlife but sometimes bad weeds over take the good weeds. The lake association did one chemical treatment this year, therefore, some weeds remained. We do have a aeration system to clean the lake by introducing oxygen into the water. This is good for the fish and getting rid of rotten debris on bottom of lake. The association has hired a Biologist who is monitoring our lake to foresee any future problems.

We hope you will come again in the future.
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SW Mich. Central/100' Beach on all Sports Lake/WiFi/Markets/Wineries
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p317949
+1 269 876-9166
Sister Lakes Southwest Michigan
5

Our Second Summer at Keeler Lake!

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed our visit so much in June of 2012 that our family of 8 unanimously voted to return this year. The sandy beach and clean lake bottom with a shallow slope out to deep water topped our list of must-haves for the youngsters. The dock, the raft and the boats were much used by all during our stay. The cabin is clean, comfortable and well stocked. We plan to return next summer and I highly recommend it for your vacation getaway.
  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are blessed to have so many repeat customers. We thank you for returning each year and look forward to all of our new friends. We want everyone (big and small) to experience a lasting memory of their vacation.
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SW Mich. Central/100' Beach on all Sports Lake/WiFi/Markets/Wineries
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+1 269 876-9166
Sister Lakes Southwest Michigan
5

Heartland Chalet

  • 5 of 5
We had the best time ever.The chalet was perfect, we had 11 people in our group, 5 kids and 6 adults. The kids fished every day, caught and released 102 fish. They swam everyday. It was the best place to relax. Weather was perfect. George and Carole Hartley were very gracious hosts. Place was spotless, plenty of towels, kitchen was fully stocked with silverware, plates. pots and pans. I woud recommend this place highly and would like to stay there again. We only went out to dinner once to the Keller Keg, and that was terrible. But a relative recommended it not the Hartley's.
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to your reviews. Sorry, Keeler Keg was a disappointmnet. They usually have great hamburgers and they are only 2 miles away. They're many other restaurants within 20-30 minutes to choose from, also. Hope to see you in the future.
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Sister Lakes Southwest Michigan
Chicago, IL (Ukranian Village)
5

Perfect lake getaway!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here with two other couples (all early 30s). The location was perfect. Great sandy beach, amazing outdoor dinner deck facing the setting sun, fantastic fire pit area and a great little paddle boat. We loved it. Also, the owners live on the lake which is nice just in case (much better than calling someone who lives in the northern Chicago suburbs when you have an immediate problem).
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's great to hear positive feedback. We try to accommodate everyone of all ages. Hope to see you in the future.
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SW Mich. Central/100' Beach on all Sports Lake/WiFi/Markets/Wineries
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Sister Lakes Southwest Michigan
5

PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5
I would recommend this wonderful cottage to anyone! The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed and more! The water in the lake was so clean and shallow for my children. My 7 year old son caught 23 fish the week we were there. He even used a stick with a line and hook (that George made) and a french fry as bait! The Owners George and Carole were so very nice and helpful! Our A/C was not as cold as we liked (considering the week we went it was 100-104) . George came over with in 15 min of my phone call to him. George said the A/C did need serviced. So on July 4th a holiday (extra cost I'm sure) he had some out to fix it with in the hour! We felt like family visiting their cottage! I will be booking the same vacation next year if not every year to come! We thanks you George for all you did for us! Hope you enjoyed the fireworks! ;) The Smidi Family
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your excellent response We strive to make our cottage your home away from home.Your vatcation is important to us. If humany possible, we will resolve any issue you have, as promptly as possibe. The entire lake enjoyed your fireworks on numerous days. Thank you for your generocity. We look forward to seeing you in the future.
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SW Mich. Central/100' Beach on all Sports Lake/WiFi/Markets/Wineries
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p317949
+1 269 876-9166
Sister Lakes Southwest Michigan
4

A little piece of paradise

  • 4 of 5
The perfect place for us! There were 8 of us aged one to sixty-two and there was plenty to keep everyone busy! The accommodations were excellent - plenty of space and it was very clean and well stocked with dishes, towels, linens, cooking utensils, beach chairs, water toys. The beach couldn't have been better - a dock and a raft, clean sandy lake bottom that sloped gradually so there was no worry that the youngsters would get out too deep. The owner gave us lots of information about local sites and there were maps and brochures detailing every available attraction in the surrounding area. I would definitely recommend this lake house - our only disappointment was having the paddle boat break down several times, but I trust that it will be fixed or replaced. We will be coming back next summer!
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate feedback regarding our cottage, so, we can improve it. From time to time, because of wear and tear on equipment, we have break downs. As far as the broken part on the pedal boat was concerned during this particular week, part was ordered on Friday overnighted, received on Monday, and fixed on Monday. We hope to see you again next year.
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Four Winds Hartford
South Bend
"Great shopping and restaurants. Also, Notre Dame is located here."
St Joseph
"Great food a Silver Beach Pizza. Get there early. Weekends you can wait up to an hour but ..."
Kalamazoo
"Henderson's Castle (great food) and Air Zoo (interesting for all ages)"
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
South Bend
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Ludington
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Dowagiac St. Joseph-Amtrak..South Bend-South Shore
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Territorial
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
St. Joseph/Silver Beach
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Keeler Keg
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Swiss Valey
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Harbor Shores/73rd Senior PGA Championship
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Numerous
Car: necessary

Keeler Lake is 20 min. East of St. Joseph/Benton Harbor and Lake Michigan Within 30 minutes of many downtown restaurants and other attractions. Southwest Michigan offers many fun things to do such as winery tours, brewries, seasonal fruit and vegetable u-pick and markets (ask for recommendations), antiquing, lots of festivals, many public and private golf courses. It's not just for summer fun; it's beautiful throughout every season and offers a variety of seasonal sports. The Sister Lakes region is located just 30 minutes north of South Bend, Indiana and Notre Dame and less than 2 hours from Chicago, Illinois. Also, South Haven, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Saugatuck are within 1-2 hours.

Other Activities: Snowmobile groomed trails within 1/4 mile. Fishing of various species

Golf: Championship golf courses Harbor Shores & Lake Michigan Hills. Also, Indian Lake & various others-within 20 miles

Ski: Swiss Valley/Bittersweet

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Sister Lakes Chalet Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer
Aug 16 2014 - Aug 30 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes $125 - $2600 (Off Season Rental is $600 for a 2 night stay and $125 for each addn'l night or $1200 per week). 4 nites at end of May (Tues-Fri) $600 or 1st week in June $1000. Cleaning fee included
No Prom Groups/No Pets/No smoking. Please inquire regarding Memorial Day and Labor Day rates.
50% deposit at time of reservations (due 7 days after reservation)/ balance due on arrival. Deposit will be fully refunded if a cancellation is received 60 days prior to arrival date. $500 security deposit due on arrival and refunded within 7 days after vacated provided no damage or excessive cleaning. Book 2015 early, 25% deposit in October 2014 and 25% balance of deposit in January 2015.
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Amenities

Amenities

Sister Lakes Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • towels & a l4 imited supply of toilet paper incuded.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , pack-n-play
  • All season four bedrooms include: two bedroom (queen beds) on main level, 1 bedroom in loft area (sleeps 4), 1 bedroom in walk-out basement (1 double bed, 2 twin bed). includes a pack-n-play. Linens incuded.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Toys ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Beach Chairs
  • Pedal Boat
  • Raft
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • autumn foliage
  • library
  • museums
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • paddle boating
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • ice skating
  • snorkeling
  • pier fishing
  • water tubing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
Notes:
Newly renovated, fully equipped kitchen, includes dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee pot, dishes, glasses, eating and cooking utensils. A limited amount of napkins, towel paper. Washer & Dryer. Wi-Fi coming in 2014. Dish 46' TV including a VCR/DVD (includes video's for children and adults). Board games for rainy days. Outside amenities: 2 charcoal grils, fire pit, picnic table (2), patio table, sand toys, water toys, beach chairs. Central air conditioning and heat. No Prom Groups/No Graduation Groups/No Pets/No Smoking in Chalet (receptacles are provided outside). Internet Cafe 2 miles. Need additional sleeping? Nearby home sleeps 12-see #933086.
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