Coloma Cottage Rental Photos and Description
3 Bedroom + Loft, 2 Bath House With Lake Views
The 'Stealth Cottage' is a completely remodeled historic 80 year old cottage just across Paw Paw Lake Road from beautiful Paw Paw Lake. We have 115 feet of lake frontage right across the street. We are located on what we call 'the Westlund Ponderosa'. It is our family's complex of two cottages, one lake house, and a party barn all on 2 full acres of beautiful wooded property. We have just finished our first summer renting 'the Stealth Cottage'. The cottage sports 3 bedrooms with a loft. The master bedroom has a queen size bed with a small office equipped with a printer & laptop speakers. It has a bath with a corner shower. The washer & dryer are in this bathroom in a closet. The second bedroom still has the original ceiling and door and also has a queen size bed. The third bedroom is a walk through room to the master bedroom and has a nice trundle bed. It can be configured as twin beds or a king size bed. There is an entrainment center with a tv. If you want privacy in that room the master bedroom has a door leading out to the patio. The loft is entered up a ships ladder and has 4 twin beds and a double bed. Not much headroom but a great place to crash out. We sleep a total of 12 in beds. The living room has a double recliner loveseat and a double recliner couch. It has a round table perfect for poker with a leaf to seat 6 for dinner. We also have a 56 inch rear projection TV with full basic cable. Also included is a nice stereo w/ dvd/cd player, and a input for your ipod or personal music player. We have speakers both inside and out on the deck. The kitchen is fully equipped with a new ge microwave, whirlpool self cleaning oven, dishwasher, and fridge with a ice maker. We have settings for 24 and include a mixer, food processor, blender, electric griddle, two cast iron griddles, pizza pans, and plenty of pots and pans for the gourmet chef. We also have a maple table with 4 chairs in the kitchen. Next to the kitchen is our favorite room in the house. It is called the 'moab' which stands for 'the mother of all bars'. It is a fully equipped dry bar with a under counter beer & wine fridge and a wine rack for your local purchases. It has a handmade bar and a round bar table with 6 padded bar stools. We have spent many a night at the 'moab'. For 2014 we completely rebuilt the floor with a new laminate wood floor. It also has a small HDTV with a Comcast cable box. Outside we have a 14' x 24' wood deck with 2 tables and comfy chairs. Down two steps is a 14'x16' patio with a picnic table and stainless steel natural gas grill with a side burner and side table. We have a outdoor fireplace for your use with all the firewood you need. Head down to the lake and you will find a new permanent pier with 2 lifts for our boats. You have your own slip with outer pipes jetted in for a 6 way tie up so your boat will not hit the pier when it gets choppy. We can handle up to a 30' boat. For your use we have a paddle boat and two kayaks. Also down at the lake is 'The Rocking Chair Lounge'. It is a small bar with a tilt up metal roof for security. It has a granite counter top and a raised 12'x8' platform with four southern rocking chairs. It has a small fridge and a kicking stereo with 6 speakers and two subwoofers so you can hear it clearly when you swim off the pier. Next to the 'RCL' is a large concrete patio with a table and two benches for gazing out on the lake. On the back corner of the property we have 'The Party Barn' a 24'x48' concrete floor pole building. Inside is a ping pong table, bumper pool table, foos ball, darts, a multi station free weights area and indoor bags! We have a stereo w/ cd & cassette player and a large TV w/ digital adapter for over the air broadcasts. We have a Wii video game system in the Party Barn' also. I have just installed a American Coolair 9,300 CFM industrial wall prop fan with adjustable speed Yaskawa variable frequency drive so it is well ventilated. The kayaks are stored inside. Outside we offer a regulation grass volleyball court with a line set and three sets of bean bag boards. (cornhole) We have a 2000 watt lighting system for both the beanbags and volleyball court. On the far end of the property we have a area for 16 inch softball with bases and homeplate stored in the party barn. There is also room to practice your pitching wedge play. This is the ultimate Paw Paw Lake cottage!! Search 'The Stealth Cottage' on Facebook for more pictures. We encourage our guests to post their pictures on Facebook.
- pets considered
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- limited accessibility
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Events Allowed
About Dean Westlund
I am Dean Westlund and my Wife is Rory. We live in Lockport, IL. I have been going up to Paw Paw Lake my entire life and my Father Milt was Born just a few miles away in 12 Corners just west of Coloma on Red Arrow Hwy. I am a Sales Engineer selling industrial and commercial HVAC equipment in the Chicago area. We go up to the lake on most weekends. I have a stepson Danny who lives in the area who handles things for me when I am not there.
Dean Westlund purchased this cottage in 1980
Why Dean Westlund chose Coloma
My father Milt bought this property over 30 years ago when it was just two shack cottages with grass up to your knees. My father and I have spent 30 years rebuilding 'The Westlund Ponderosa' from the ground up to what it is today. We built two additions to 5446 while we rented what we call 'The Stealth Cottage' today. About 15 years ago I took over the 'Stealth' and rebuilt it room by room during the winters. The largest project was gutting the Living room, Kitchen, & Screen Porch and building the Great Room, Kitchen, & Loft we have today. I also converted a one car garage into a Master Bedroom and Bath. For several years I still had the working garage door in my Bedroom. When we would go golfing in the morning I would lift open the door and with my clubs and head out for our 7:30 Tee Time. We then converted the front Utility room into a bar. My friend Todd and I built a Deck and Patio about 5 years ago. Several years ago we completely rebuilt the Lakefront adding a permanant pier, Large bolder seawall and the bar at the lake. This property has been a labor of love for me and my father. Unfortunately we lost my father a couple of years ago at the ripe old age of 88. My mother Phyllis, is now living at Friendship Village in Schaumburg and does not make it up much anymore. That being said she does not want the expense of the property but wants my fathers wish to keep it in the family. So I said we will go back to the way we started and rent one out to pay the property taxes and other expenses as the economy has not been the best the last few years in construction. So its a win win in my opinion. I hope to meet new renters who may become friends and come back for years to come and you get to enjoy what is probably the most fun property in all the area!!
What makes this cottage unique
We have the rare combination of land and Paw Paw Lake. Most of the lake residents have small lots without much land. By being just across the road from the lake but with 115 feet on it we were able to aquire 2 acres of land. So you have lots of room for your family and friends. No worries about parking or storing your boat trailer. All in a historic cottage with all the anemities of a modern house. We have hosted weddings, receptions, pizza partys, graduations, birthday partys, girls & guys weekends out, winery tour weekend, bike tour weekends, and golf weekends,and other events for up to 80 people. You will not be disapointed.