TWIN LAKES COTTAGE, PRIVATE BEACH & PIER, 5 BEDROOMS SLEEPS 14

Helen Tinsley

Speaks english
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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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TWIN LAKES COTTAGE, PRIVATE BEACH & PIER, 5 BEDROOMS SLEEPS 14

Decatur Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-14)

Wake up to the sun streaming into your room, walk outside onto the large deck, breathe, take in the view of being on a lake surrounded by quaint houses and beautiful trees

Twin lakes family cottage is located on 36 acre spring fed silt lake, an all water sport lake. Minutes from charming historic Dowagiac. Approx 2 hours 15mins from Chicago, 30 minutes from South Bend. 40 minutes from Benton Harbor.

Our lake cottage is an all season home, includes heat and central air conditioning. We accommodate guest throughout the year. Come to Michigan in the fall, see the beautiful leaves changing color. Peace and quiet, a wonderful area to tour for some R & R. Winter holds some great Ice fishing, nearby snowmobiling and Swiss Valley skiing.

Our aim is to provide a vacation cottage that is comfortable and leisurely for our guests Twin Lakes Cottage caters from a get away for 1, romantic weekend for 2, large family gatherings. The cottage sleeps up to 14 people, it has 3 bedrooms on the main floor, one double bed, one queen bed and two singles. Pull out queen futon. One bathroom and a second rest room.

Second floor offers a closed off area away from the bustle of the main floor, it has 2 bedrooms, 1 full size futon, 2 twin beds, in closet is a pull out mattress, double air bed. An open area hosts a TV/VCR , bean bags and games great for children to have their own space to chill . Many of our adults guests enjoy the tranquility of being upstairs and having space to themselves. Max ceiling height is 5' 4 center of room.

Good size kitchen with an electric mixer, sandwich maker, toaster, blender, toaster oven,George Foreman grill microwave oven, tea kettle, coffee maker, pots and pans, ovenware and baking tins to name but a few.... everything you need for cooking and baking.

2 dining areas, a sitting /reading area with fab views over looking the lake. Twin Lakes Cottage is full of windows that makes this home light and bright. It sits right on the lake, has its own private beach and pier. Full view of the lake from living room, dining room as well as the sitting/reading area.

Outside offers so many choices from the deck to the lawn to playing games, sitting on the bench located on the pier, grabbing a blanket and lounging under the shady trees, sunning on the beach and running your feet in the sand, dining at the picnic table or dining on the deck. BBQ outside, fish off the pier, large fire pit for great summer smores and memorable nights full of stories around the fire.Star gaze, see shooting stars and satellites going across the sky

On the property:

lots of Indoor games, cards, children,s games, movies

- magazines

-Sandy beach area

- Swimming

- Boating

- Fishing

- paddle boat

- Yard games

-water raft

- floaties

-camping chairs

-deck chairs

-ice fishing

-snow mobiling

WHAT TO BRING?

sunscreen insect repellent

bath and beach towels

bottle water optional (we are on a well system) There is a Britta jug in fridge

groceries

personal toiletries, clothes,medications..etc

A good book to read

Camera

Bathing suit

Fire wood

WHAT TO LEAVE AT HOME?

Worries

Stress

Parking 2 spaces out side the garage, you can park 2 cars on the lawn next to the drive way. Park the heavier vehicles on the drive way and trailers on the grass not to far up the garden because the septic tank is there which you will see. Depending on the size you can park on the right side of the drive there is a small area between my garage and next doors garage.

Fishing is good we have boaters out early fishing and night fishing. In the kitchen draw next to the fridge is information on the lake you will have to go through them as I don't remember which one talks about the fishing competition and the type of fish that are in the lake. You can fish off the pier too.

Please make sure you are familiar with Michigan lake boating rules. Boating rules for the lake no wake before 11am and after 7pm Stay at least 100ft away from swimmers

LOCAL EVENT AND ATTRACTIONS

check out Dowagiac chamber of commerce

Dowagiac parks and gulf courses

NEARBY ACTIVITIES

Five Mile crossing drive in theater great value just $7.00 per car or van two movies to watch make sure you bring bug spray!!

Lutz old fashioned drive in fast food

Town of Decauter has an amazing Ice cream parlor

Doe-Wah-Jacks Canoe Rental

Bike trails

Forest Preserve

Pick your own fruit farms,

kittys organic farm,

Wicks apple house

Area Attractions:

- Historic Town of Dowagiac

- Golf courses (Dowagiac Elks Country Club, Hampshire Country Club,Spruce Ridge)

- Restaurants and Pubs

- Ice Cream Shops

- Fruit & Produce Stands

- Marinas

- Local Festivals

- Wineries

- Grocery Stores, Liquor Store

Art theaters

Zekes family dining

Niles four flags apple festival

Keywords: cottage, house, bungalow, lake front, private,

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Helen Tinsley

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I choose to buy this property because everything about it catered to everybody but mostly at the time we had 3 small children ages 2,4,and 5. The beach area was great for them and having shallow water was another plus. The grassy areas allow us to play a multitude of games. Its great having a private beach and private pier, fishing has been a passion for many of our friends, you will be surprised at how good the fishing is off the pier. The children love swimming and using the paddle boat.

I love the early mornings, I go out onto the pier and sip my coffee, read my book while taking in the fresh air and looking around the lake with its beautiful landscape. We take nice strolls around the lake. I love that the property sits on the lakefront and has its own private beach and pier. I love sitting out side watching people swimming and enjoying being outside. The property was recently rehabbed in 2009/2010. We updated new windows new siding, fireplace, bathroom, floors, decks and much more. These keys items have made our home so welcoming we think you will agree.

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Reviews

4.9
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Twin Lakes Cottage, Private Beach & Pier, 5 Bedrooms Sleeps 14
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Twin Lakes Cottage, Private Beach & Pier, 5 Bedrooms Sleeps 14
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773-339-7585
Decatur Southwest Michigan
South Bend, IN
5

TWIN LAKES REVIEW

  • 5 of 5
Cottage was very neat and had everything available that was needed. Beach area was GREAT for the kids and we really liked the paddle boat. Sleeping accommodations were very comfortable. We also enjoyed going to a few antique shops in nearby Dowagiac.
  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Twin Lakes Cottage, Private Beach & Pier, 5 Bedrooms Sleeps 14
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773-339-7585
Decatur Southwest Michigan
Chicago, IL
5

LOVELY COTTAGE, FANTASTIC DECK, INVITING FIRE PIT, AND GREAT LAKE!

  • 5 of 5
My friends and I rented the cottage to celebrate my 30th birthday, and let me tell you - we celebrated! Everything went so smoothly, and the owners were most accommodating. They allowed us to check in a couple of hours earlier, and even allowed us to stay an hour later.
The kitchen is fully operational, but bring your own sponge, hand soap and lots of paper towels.
The living room is cozy, and offers a great escape from the afternoon sun.
The main floor has 3 bedrooms (2 with 1 queen size bed, and 1 with 2 twin size beds). The upper floor has 2 bedrooms (1 with 1 queen bed, and 1 with 2 twin size beds), so PLENTY of sleeping space.
Full bathroom and 1/2 bathroom are in okay shape, and are both located downstairs. So far, everything is average.

BUT, let me tell you, the deck was FANTASTIC and we spent all of our time there. At night, we'd light up the fire pit and roast potatoes. So much fun. The garage is stocked with water toys, so you won't be bored.

Bring your towels, sun screen, booze and food - and you'll be set!

We are definitely going back next year!
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Twin Lakes Cottage, Private Beach & Pier, 5 Bedrooms Sleeps 14
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p334863vb
773-339-7585
Decatur Southwest Michigan
Indianapolis, IN
5

FAMILY VACATION

  • 5 of 5
Our vacation was great! Photos and description of the property were right on. Very relaxing for everyone. Our young children LOVED the sandy beach and dock. The owner was extremely helpful in addressing all concerns prior to, during, and after our stay. For those with young ones, we'd recommend the nearby children's museum in Benton Harbor. We went there on a rainy day and everyone had a blast.
  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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Twin Lakes Cottage, Private Beach & Pier, 5 Bedrooms Sleeps 14
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p334863vb
773-339-7585
Decatur Southwest Michigan
Chicago
5

GREAT PLACE TO STAY WITH KIDS

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed staying at Twin Lakes Cottage. Plenty of room for all (7) of us. The kids enjoyed staying upstairs and having their own space, which was even better for the adults. There is plenty of things to do in the house (games,movies) and the use of the boats was an extra bonus for outside. Plenty of places to visit to get some time out and explore Michigan.
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Twin Lakes Cottage, Private Beach & Pier, 5 Bedrooms Sleeps 14
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773-339-7585
Decatur Southwest Michigan
Downers Grove, IL
5

NICE MODERN COTTAGE GREAT FOR FAMILIES

  • 5 of 5
Cottage had everyting promised. Nice beach area. Everything we needed for a great family vacation.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Twin Lakes Cottage, Private Beach & Pier, 5 Bedrooms Sleeps 14
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p334863vb
773-339-7585
Decatur Southwest Michigan
Illinois
5

CUTE CLEAN COTTAGE AND A NICE LAKE

  • 5 of 5
4 adults and 4 kids stayed in this cottage and had plenty of room to spare. It was a nice clean cottage and a nice little lake. I did some fishing with the kids and caught some small bass. They provided plenty of rafts, inflatables, a paddle boat, as well as a row boat. The neighbors were extremely friendly and fun as well. I would recommend this cottage, especially for families. I will stay again.
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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There is a 4th of July Parade at the lake, and fireworks for Labor day weekend. Take a look at Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce for local entertainment, parks, museums, and local attractions.

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Availability & Rates

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Decatur Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 30 2014 - Oct 10 2014
2 night minimum stay
$165
From
$175
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200.00
Cleaning Fee $75.00
Pet Fee $15.00
To secure dates security deposit payment has to be made. 1st half of rent is due 60 days prior to vacation date remaining balance is due 30 days prior to rental. Payments can be made via checks and mailed. Credit cards or echeck payments on VRBO website will incur a 3% fee for each transaction.
Notes Weekly rates are based on a 6 night stay with 6 person occupancy
Holiday weekends $200 per night

Security deposit rates are from $200-$400
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Amenities

Decatur Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Lakefront ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Lake View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Historic
General:
  • Heating
  • Garage ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Queen size Beds (1) first floor, Double Beds (1) first floor, Twin or Single Beds (1) first floor queen sofa bed, second floor, double size futon and two single beds, 2 single mattresses in the closet.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • CD Player
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • sledding
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowmobiling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • water skiing
  • golf
  • snowboarding
  • kayaking
  • ice skating
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • jet skiing
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