YEAR ROUND LAKEHOUSE RENTAL 30 MIN FROM SOUTH BEND / 2 HRS FROM CHICAGO

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Michael Oswald

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Sleeps20
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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YEAR ROUND LAKEHOUSE RENTAL 30 MIN FROM SOUTH BEND / 2 HRS FROM CHICAGO

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Spacious 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath with 2 huge living areas on oversized lake front lot

Our beautiful smoke-free home is located on 246 acre all-sports Donnell Lake. This year round retreat is large enough to accommodate 2 families. Features 2 extra large living areas, spacious dining, kitchen and laundry. Completely furnished with linens, towels, appliances, cable TV, internet, and more. Kids will love the gaming systems, ping pong, sand box and oversized lot.

Our home is ideally located in a cove on the northeast side of the lake - perfect for swimming and fishing. Home features a full length private pier and boat parking. The tiki hut on the deck by the water is a great way to end the evening in a fun, 'island' atmosphere.

Situated on a small hill, our home provides the best view of the lake. During the late afternoon and evening, enjoy beautiful sunsets over the water.

Donnell Lake is located just 2 hours from Chicago, and only 30 minutes from Notre Dame / South Bend, IN. There are two golf courses just minutes away, and you can be skiing or snowboarding at Swiss Valley Resort in less than 15 minutes.

Donnell Lake is a quiet lake, where you will not find taverns or restaurants on the lake itself. This truly is ideal for a family vacation or city retreat. We hope our renters find our house clean, comfortable and affordable and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed

Michael Oswald

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Being from the Midwest, we love Michigan! We love the changing seasons, and enjoy being able to visit year round during different times of the year. Our family loves to be on the water, whether it be tubing, wake boarding or skiing. We enjoy docking at the island, playing in the water and just hanging out on the boat. Our favorite times are when we have lots of friends and family visiting and enjoying time together on the lake.

Michael Oswald purchased this house in 2000

Donnell Lake is located just 2 - 2 1/2 hours from either Chicago or Detroit, making it an ideal spot for a weekend getaway or vacation retreat. Donnell Lake is a relatively small lake, while being large enough to be full recreation. It is a quiet spot with a great family atmosphere.

Our home is in an ideal spot on the lake. Located in a cove on the NE side of the lake, we are in an area perfect for fishing and swimming. Our unique, large, lakefront lot offers 50 feet of waterfront deck and about 60 yards of flat, open grass. We love to play corn hole (bean bags), ladder golf, Bocce Ball, Croquet, football and more.

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Property Reviews

Year Round Lakehouse Rental 30 min from South Bend / 2 hrs from Chicago
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Year Round Lakehouse Rental 30 min from South Bend / 2 hrs from Chicago
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Paradise Lake Northern Michigan
5

Spacious Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We loved all of the space - there was plenty of room for the whole group so we could all be together.
Nice deck and dock area, good swimming space.
Nice toys, including lake toys, for young children. There was also a plethora of games for their gaming systems.
The kitchen was well equipped. There were plenty of linens for beds and towels and washcloths in the bathrooms. The whole place was clean and comfortable.
The owner and the managers were a joy to work with and went above and beyond to help make our stay a great experience!
We would rent again without hesitation.
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Our home is a wonderful family environment with great indoor and outdoor space. We strive to be the best lakefront rental in SW Michigan, including the best service we can provide.
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Year Round Lakehouse Rental 30 min from South Bend / 2 hrs from Chicago
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Paradise Lake Northern Michigan
Lambertville, MI
5

Wonderful time at Donell Lake

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We stayed at Donelle Lake for 2 weeks at the beginning of August. First, the owner is extremely nice and helpful in the rental process. He was very quick to email me back with answers to any questions that we had leading up to the time of our arrival.
The house was perfect for our large family. It's very spacious and clean. Most of the time we had 18 people there, and there was plenty of room for everyone. The shallow lakefront was perfect for our littlest ones to play in. We brought our own boat, and had a great time on the water tubes, anchoring at the island, or just going for leisurely trips around the lake. The house had everything we needed. There were stores close by for our grocery needs. The neighbors here were very kind and helpful, as was the management team that met us when we arrived, and kept in touch during our stay in case we needed anything. Great place to stay, and hopefully we will be able to come back next year.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are very proud of the family atmosphere and truly love our wonderful spot on this lake. This is a perfect home for spending time with family and friends.
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Year Round Lakehouse Rental 30 min from South Bend / 2 hrs from Chicago
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p467712vbi
+1 7735801156
Paradise Lake Northern Michigan
5

Great House !!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
We stayed at this lake house for the weekend for my sons prom. The first thing that I have to say is the pictures do the house no justice ! The house is much nicer then the pictures portray it. It is very clean and well maintained.
The lake had a ton of fish and neighbors were polite and never bothered us.
The add says sleeps 15-20 people and that is a accurate count.
I would definitely recommend renting this house to anybody looking to rent a fun clean lake house.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: The spot on the lake and the outside area truly make this house a wonderful place to spend relaxing, quality time.
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Map

Nearest Airport
37 Miles
South Bend Regional Airport (SBN)
Nearest Train
21 Miles
Amtrak, Elkhart, IN
Nearest Motorway
21 Miles
80/90 (Indiana Toll Road)
Nearest Beach
49 Miles
New Buffalo Beach
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
The Friendly Tavern
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Swiss Valley Ski and Snowboard
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Park Shore Golf Club, 18 holes, Cassapolis, MI
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Moreno's
Car: necessary

Great place to stay in the fall if you are going to a Notre Dame Football Game! Notre Dame University is one of America's leading educational institutions, and one of the country's most exciting college football venues. During spring and summer, South Bend offers a family friendly minor league baseball venue. The South Bend Silver Hawks are an A-Ball affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The stadium is family friendly and tons of fun.

Only 33 miles away, visit beautiful and quiet Shipshewana, IN. Shipshewana is defined by its surrounding Mennonite and Amish communities and the small town character that make the town so attractive to thousands of visitors annually. Buggy rides, flea market, antiques and more!

During your stay, we recommend a visit to the Farm House Bakery located just 2 1/2 mi away. You will enjoy down-home country cooking in a very quaint, small town atmosphere.

For nearby entertainment, visit Four Winds Casino in Dowagiac (16 mi). This brand new casino (open April 2013) houses 300 slot machines, four table games, a non-smoking section and a Timbers restaurant serving American cuisine.

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Availability & Rates

Paradise Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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May 16 2014 - Jun 15 2014
$350
$1,620
$4,400
3 nights
 
 
Prime
Jun 16 2014 - Sep 15 2014
$420
$1,840
$5,515
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$265
$1,330
$2,900
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125.00
Refundable damage deposit $500.00

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Paradise Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Lower Bath - toilet , shower , Extra large, walk-in shower.
    Upstairs Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Newly remodeled in 2013. Double vanity.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Oversized master with plenty of extra carpeted floor space.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Lofted twin with extra mattress below. Large closet.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Full bed, and a twin over full bunk. Large closet.
    Bunks on Lower Level - 2 built-in bunk beds feature extra long twin bunks for 4.
    Pull-outs in upstairs living area - Includes a queen futon, a full futon and a sofa bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • playground
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • gambling casinos
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • water tubing
  • pier fishing
Notes:
Bring your own boat or jet skis, which you can park at our private pier. There is a public launch site, but no marina on the lake. Park Shore Marina nearby rents boats, and will deliver to our pier (269) 470-4650, parkshoremarina.com. Don't forget to bring your lifejackets, tubes and other water rec equipment for fun in the sun!
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