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Only a few Summer dates still available!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, sleeps 6

Looking for a relaxing vacation with all the comforts of home? This is the place! Family neighborhood with great views of Paw Paw Lake, the largest inland all sports lake in SW Michigan. Enjoy nearby golf, restaurants, wineries and new Four Winds Casino.

Additional space needed? Check out our additional housing option (2 doors down) listing #919473 on this website.

If looking for a change of pace, St. Joseph is just minutes away. and provides quaint shops and excellent dining. This charming town overlooks Silver Beach which is on Lake Michigan and has been ranked by Midwest Living Magazine as one of top ten family beaches in America. Nearby attractions include Harbor Shores Golf Course (site of 2012 Sr. PGA Golf Tournament), Jean Klock Park, and Krasl Art Fair and so much more. Just a short drive to participate in all the activiites along Lake Michigan without paying the high summer rental rates.

General Information: Located 15 minutes from St. Joseph and and is 1 1/2 hours from Chicago. Close to public golf courses, restaurants, shopping, fishing, fruit picking, farmers markets, winery tours, festivals, sandy beaches and much more. Just a short drive to participate in all the activities along Lake Michigan without paying the high summer rental rates.

Saint Joseph, MIchigan: St. Joseph is a quaint town located on a bluff with spectacular views of Lake Michigan's Silver Beach, Lighthouse and pier where the St. Joseph River enters Lake Michigan. It was even voted by Parents Magazine as one of the Top Ten family beaches in America in 2002. Don't miss out on great shopping, restaurants, coffee shops, Curious Kid's Museum, Krasl Art Center, band shell with free entertainment in the summer, charter boat fishing, and relaxing walks along the beach or bluiff. Unique festivals and activities take place throughout the entire year. There won't be enough time to see it all in one stay!! Be sure to check it out.

South Haven, Michigan: South Haven is another quaint beach community located minutes away. It has been titled the 'Blueberry Capital of the World'. They have a large festival in August that you won't want to miss! The views of Lake Michigan are spectacular. Enjoy the many shops, restaurants and activities that take place all summer long.

More Details

Bryan or Kathy Virgil
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017


Paw Paw Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle
  • Large L-shaped couch in family room for added sleeping (2).
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Backyard Firepit


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(10 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Very nice house in Watervilet

  • 5 of 5

I recommend renting this location for your travel to Southwest Michigan.

The owner, Bryan, was very responsive in regards to communication.

The house was clean and had nice decorations. He also provided us a free bottle of wine from a local winery.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome location, very nice home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this home over the long Labor Day weekend. The home is clean, tastefully decorated and the owners keep the home well supplied with paper products and soap, in fact, the only thing we had to buy was a few groceries! The neighborhood is wonderful as well - nice and quiet and a pleasure to walk around if you bring your furry friend. We didn't use Paw Paw Lake (which looked very nice!) this trip, but instead spent our time on the beaches of Lake Michigan since it was only a 20-30 minute drive to either St. Joseph or South Haven. We would not hesitate to stay in this home again. Thank you for a wonderful vacation that the whole family (including our dog) enjoyed!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Where to start about how great this property was? We cooked in the very well equipped kitchen and had fires and BBQ outside in the backyard. 8 adults were in the house and we never felt crowded. The owners were beyond nice. We couldn't ask for a better rental or owners and we cannot wait to come back.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Indianapolis, Indiana

Best vacation ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

I don't even know where to start. Bryan and Kathy were so accommodating. We called them at the very last minute to see if they could help us out of a disaster - the place we had originally rented and driven 4 hours for was a nasty wreck and we needed a place to stay starting that night. They had just left the rental but were happy to drive to the laundromat and wash some blankets and head back to meet us there with the key. By the time we got there they were there to greet us with treats and stayed to show us around the place and tell us all about the area. The home was so nice, clean, and comfortable - the PERFECT place for our family to rest and reconnect. The lake and surrounding town of St Joseph and Lake Michigan were amazing. Even more enjoyable than we were expecting. We are already planning our stay for next year. Stay here! You will love it!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lombard, IL

Perfect location at a fair price

  • 5 of 5

This is the second home we rented from the Virgil's. This house has a great family room with built in wood burning stove. Dining room accommodated a dinner party I hosted, for 8 people. Was an overall a great place to stay.

We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming, Quite Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The owner was very flexible and the house was charming. No complaints!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
South Bend Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Board of Trade
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Paw Paw Lake Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 94
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Board of Trade
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Timber Ridge
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Silver Beach
Car: recommended

Golf: Paw Paw Lake is a public course is a few streets away. Lake Michigan Hills, Berrien Hills, Harbor Shores and Hawkshead are just a few of the many outstanding public golf courses that are located nearby.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $75

A $200 Deposit is due to hold your reservation. When we receive deposit reservation is made and a confirmation, lease and information will be provided prior to your stay. Balance is due at check-in. Personal check or cash is acceptable forms of payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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