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Beachfront on Bankson Lake, campfire area in a beautiful secluded setting..

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay

About the property

3 bedrooms, One Queen Size, One Full, with Bunk Beds and day bed

This spacious one story summer cottage is located on one of Southwest Michigan's cleanest lakes. Bankson Lake is located 12 miles from Paw Paw, Michigan. This 250 acre all sport and fishing lake is known for it's trophy catches. The cottage sits secluded on a beautiful tree lined lot with 132 feet of waterfront. A 4X50 foot dock with an 8X10 swim and fish platform make for fun on the water. One step off the deck and it's straight to the water, the cottage sits on the beach. The cottage is on the east side of the lake so every night is a great sunset. The campfire area is ready for s'mores of fun. A Queen size bed is in the master bedroom, A full size in the 2nd, with bunk beds and day bed in the third. Both baths are wheelchair accessable. The beachfront is sandy and great for swimming. A fishing boat is provided. Blue gills, Muskie and Walleye are plentiful. You can launch your own watercraft. A Weber Charcoal grill and picnic table are provided. Cable TV (DVD/VHS) High Speed/Wireless Internet and air conditioning, along with recently upgraded appliances, new stove, and dishwasher make for comfortable vacationing. Saturday check-in is at 3:00pm and check-out is the following Saturday by 10:00am. Sorry, no early arrivals.

Guidelines that apply to the property:

1. No fireworks are allowed

2. No tents or additional camping units.

3. No exterior sounds systems are to be utilized.

4. No golf carts or motorized personal vehicles, ATV's, or Motor Bikes are allowed for use on the property.

5. Fire pit to be attended by an adult at all times.

6. A limited amount of Firewood is

provided. Additional may be purchased.

7. No pets are allowed in the building or on the premises.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2017


Lawton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , In master bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 3 is large enough to also provide for an air mattress or baby bassinet.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Raft
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
A 12ft fishing boat with two cushions is provided in the weekly rate. The cottage features Culligan soft water and has a back up power supply for a hassle free vacation.......


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Beachfront on Bankson Lake, campfire area in a beautiful secluded setting..
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

June 23,2012 to June 30,2012

  • 5 of 5

Just completed our stay and it was great. The fishing off the dock is great and we caught lots of fish and had two large fish frys. Would have more, but I did not want to clean any more fish. If the lake would be at normal height it hard to guess if the fishing come have been even bettter. The cottage is great and we enjoy going into Lawton and Paw Paw for dinners and wine tours. Did blueberry picking in Paw Paw which was outstanding. We even manage to have the three boys go horse back riding. Great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and myself could not have been happier with our stay at the shack!! The fishing was amazing, building fires every night was so much fun and the stars at night are just breath taking! The lake is so clean you can see all the way to the bottom! The shack is very clean and well maintained. Ken and his wife were just wonderful. I would absolutely recommend anyone to stay here! The St. Julian winery in Paw Paw was great and the restraunts in Lawton are perfect! The whole stay was just wonderful, can't wait to go back!!

Mandi and Jason

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lansing, IL

Relaxing family vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself and our 3 year old son recently stayed for several days on Bankson Lake and had a wonderful time. We had the stress-free, relaxing getaway we were hoping for. My son enjoyed playing in the water and loved going for boat rides. Although the fishing was slow when we were there, my husband enjoyed fishing from the pier and out in the boat. The cottage was clean and perfect for our needs. We also enjoyed the friendly hospitality and plan to be repeat renters.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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St. Julian Winery
La Cantina Ristorante Italiano
Air Zoo
Binder Park Zoo
Red's Root Beer
"An old fashion drive up restaurant. Owner greets all, great fast food."
Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
24 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
I-94 and M40
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles


Rates & Availability

Lawton Cottage Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Tax Rate 6.0%

Checks drawn on banks are accepted. Required upon placing reservation, half of the weekly charge and the other half due upon check-in day.


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