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*** LAKE FRONT BEACH HOUSE ON FINCH LAKE - 2 HOURS FROM CHICAGO ***

Melvin Sandahl

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Melvin Sandahl

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
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*** LAKE FRONT BEACH HOUSE ON FINCH LAKE - 2 HOURS FROM CHICAGO ***

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Decatur House Rental Photos and Description

Lakefront beach house on Finch Lake. Main house sleeps 7, cottage has room for 3,(no facilities). We offer pontoon boat rental. You can access three other lakes: Big Fish Lake and Saddlebag Lakes one & two. Large living room has 50 inch TV. with game attached. You'll find everything you need in our fully equipped kitchen..Our beach house offers great views of the lake with all the coveniences of home.. we do not rent just weekends our minimum stay is 5 days.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Melvin Sandahl (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english

Why Melvin Sandahl chose Decatur

Beautiful vacation area with scenic views all around.

What makes this house unique

Lake access anytime, relaxing on the patio or by the fire pit.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Book with confidence
Book 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
based on 4 traveler reviews

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*** Lake Front Beach House on Finch Lake - 2 hours from Chicago ***
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews
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*** Lake Front Beach House on Finch Lake - 2 hours from Chicago ***
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p417691vb
-+ 708-687-3174
Decatur Southwest Michigan
Springfield il
2

Not what we expected

  • 2 of 5
The home has a lower level that is unfinished and unsecured with access to the top main floor where the access door had no lock. We had to prop a chair against the door handle at night to secure the top floor. The lower level had a very pungent smell where the owner had a floor fan running constantly at the window. One of the bathroom tubs had a drain that did not work with all the water standing in the tub and thus everyone had to use the bath in the master bedroom. This problem was mentioned to the caretaker the first day we were there and nothing was done to correct the matter. The first and second day we were there my wife had to clean the rooms because she found lots of bugs( you would think that if tenants paid for cleanup, a better job could have been done). The windows were dirty and full of bugs also. The concrete block cottage was even much worse with bugs. The cottage had no running water or bathroom. The beds other than the master bed were futons that were not comfortable. There is no beach at the shoreline. The pontoon boat that you rent had a nonworking trolling motor and the livewell did not work. The neighboring house was extremely close and everyone could hear and see what the others were doing. This is a doublewide manufactured home that to us sleeps 6 adults. We did not get our security deposit back because the owner said we took a sofa pillow which we did not, a figurine on a shelf in the laundry room that somehow fell off the shelf, and our time use of the pontoon boat after we paid for a second tank of gas and then used the boat for 5-10 minutes. The house is not toddler friendly because of items(including chemicals) placed in easy access to little ones. The house is overpriced for what you get.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The lower level basement has a secure locking sliding door. The only bugs are nats that fly in while opening screened deck. The drain in tub was working when cleaned . The cottage is listed as having no facilities (this means toilet or running water) The pontoon boat is rented by the day they took possession at 5PM one day and still had use past that time the next day. We have clean towels and linens . Children have to be watched in any new situation. Sleeping for 3 is provided in our bunk bed room allowing for 7 guests. Our inventory showed one missing expensive couch pillow. The contract states they should contact us with any problems not the boat caretaker. House was rented for six people so the guest cottage they used was not part of our contract and was not cleaned. Damage to the living room wall caused by pushing the door past it's stop not mentioned,these combined with other items exceeded $250 loss.
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*** Lake Front Beach House on Finch Lake - 2 hours from Chicago ***
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p417691vb
-+ 708-687-3174
Decatur Southwest Michigan
Chicago
5

Great week

  • 5 of 5
We had a very good time at this property. The house was exactly as advertised and was well stocked with everything we needed. The chain of lakes provides lots of room to explore, fish, and enjoy. The BBQ and fire pit provided a good space to hang with friends and family. The Wii game system was good to keep the kids entertained when it rained.

We also rented the pontoon boat and works pretty well for fishing and leisurely boat rides. We pulled a tube behind as well but the motor is not quite powerful enough to give a truly high-speed thrill so our kids become bored pretty quickly with it.

Maybe the only compliant is we felt a little cramped with active kids - not a lot of yard to play catch, and we felt on top of each other in the house (e.g. if people sitting at the kitchen table, cannot open fridge door or get to trash can.)
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
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*** Lake Front Beach House on Finch Lake - 2 hours from Chicago ***
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p417691vb
-+ 708-687-3174
Decatur Southwest Michigan
Hanover Park, Il
5

Awesome Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in the home in August and had an absolutely fantastic time. The home is very clean and comfortable. The owners really take special care in making sure you have all the comforts of home. The home has a beautiful view of the lake and the Pontoon was great. The neighbors are very friendly, which makes it even better. I would recommend this home to anyone looking to relax, swim, fish or just enjoy the view. Great Home, location, neightbors and owners! We will making this annual vacation spot.
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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*** Lake Front Beach House on Finch Lake - 2 hours from Chicago ***
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p417691vb
-+ 708-687-3174
Decatur Southwest Michigan
South Bend, Indiana
4

Nice Home, Frontage Could Use Some Work!

  • 4 of 5
House was WONDERFUL. Plenty of space and updated nicely. Frontage needed some "tending" to, and the pier was in need of repair. We rented the pontoon boat for $100.00/day, had issues with it and the owner let us take it out the next day free of charge and had no issues with it. Neighbors were great and made us feel at home the entire week. Fishing was great early in the morning and we were able to have 2 fish fries while we were up there. Slept 7 adults and a 2 year old very comfortably.
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children

Map

Located on Finch Lake, 360 acres connected to Big Fish Lake, and Saddlebag Lakes, totalling over 1050 acres. Located near very popular Silver Lake Beach, in the heart of Michigan's wine country.

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Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

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Property Damage Protection $89

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Decatur House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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