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Twin Lakes Cottage, Private Beach & Pier, 5 Bedrooms Sleeps 14

Helen Tinsley

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Helen Tinsley

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2015
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Twin Lakes Cottage, Private Beach & Pier, 5 Bedrooms Sleeps 14

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

Overview

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

-snowmobiling check Ailrine Snowmobile club on facebook and www.snowmobiletrail.com/us/mi/city/dowagiac

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:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Helen Tinsley (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2015

Why Helen Tinsley chose Decatur

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Pay with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.6
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Twin Lakes Cottage, Private Beach & Pier, 5 Bedrooms Sleeps 14
average rating of 4.647059 based on 17 reviews
Middleville, MI
5

Twin Lakes cottage

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect! Great amount of sleeping space and very welcoming.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
4

Nice Place

  • 4 of 5

We found this a nice place, although a bit dark (not enough lighting). We were there in the Winter so cannot comment on the lake and outside space, but looked nice. Everything was clean and functional, although there was some wear and tear. Internet worked well, but TV stations were very limited. There is a fireplace, but it is not allowed to be used.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Chicago, IL
4

Clean Cottage and Really Easy to do Business With

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in the cottage for a winter weekend getaway and had a great time. The cottage was clean and a short driving distance into downtown Dowagiac where we would go for dinner.

The customer service in booking the cottage was outstanding! My outreach emails were always responded to in a timely manner and the owner provided the most comprehensive information so we were completely prepared for our stay.

I would absolutely book this cottage again.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Kalamazoo, Michigan
4

Great cottage for a birthday weekend

  • 4 of 5

I stayed at this property the first weekend of June with 12 of my friends and family. It was in a little neighborhood not too far away from Kalamazoo so it was the perfect "vacation". There is an upstairs with several sleeping options and three bedrooms on the main level. There was nice deck and fire pit that was great at night. Served as a nice, quaint cottage for my friends and family and we had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great, clean cottage

  • 5 of 5

We booked the cottage and had a group of 10 people and everyone had a great time. The cottage was clean, there was plenty of room for everyone. We really enjoyed the deck and the inviting fire pit and the lake was beautiful, even in the winter. The kitchen was also great with all the cookware one would need. Had a great time and would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
4

Nice little cottage

  • 4 of 5

I went to this cottage with a group of 13 adults. We had a really great time! No big complaints. There was plenty of space for everyone to sleep and hang out comfortably. We were able to cook several meals and we had almost all of the kitchen supplies we needed. We had a great time sitting by the fire and we were really glad that there were plenty of chairs for us to use. We also had fun using the paddle boat. Make sure you bring your own water and the water is from a well and has a funny smell. Overall we had a really great time and would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

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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Rates & Availability

From $165 Per night

Decatur Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall 2014 Spring 2015
Oct 13 2014 - May 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$140
From
$150
Fri,Sat,Sun
$825
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
May 30 2015 - Oct 11 2015
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

Pet Fee $15.00
Property Damage Protection $99.00
Cleaning Fee $75.00
Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Notes Weekly rates are based on a 6 night stay with 6 person occupancy
Holiday weekends $200 per night
Each additional guest $15 per night
Security deposit rates are from $200-$400
No daily visitors allowed please call owner for additional information.
Cancellation full refund 60 days notice prior to vacation ( notice of cancellation )

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Decatur Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 twin/ single , plus an inflatable mattress whe 14 guests are present
  • Queen size Bed (1) first floor, Double Bed (1) first floor, Twin or Single Beds (2) first floor, queen sofa bed first floor second floor, double size futon (1) single beds (3) blow up double mattress (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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