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Country Cottage-Steps from Little Paw Paw Lake Beach

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Paw Paw Lake House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

Our newly renovated home is located in Southwest Michigan. This home is a great place to get away and is 90 minutes from Chicago, less than 21/2 hours from Detroit and is midway between St. Joseph and South Haven. The home is located across the street from Little Paw Paw Lake and is less than 5 minutes from Big Paw Paw Lakes boat dock. Beautiful Lake Michigan is less than 10 miles away.

The house is a 1400 square foot fully furnished affordable home with a large kitchen and family room, three bedrooms (Master BR has a queen bed, bedroom #2 has a queen bed, bedroom #3 has a double bed + 2 twin beds) and two full baths. The house accomadates 8 people comfortably. Evenings are great to sit by the fire pit in the large yard and relax with a cool drink after a day at the beach and boating.

The home provides a fully equipped kitchen with a stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave. Pots, pans, utensils, dishes, toaster and a coffee pot are also provided. The family room has a TV with basic cable. Outdoors you will find a grill, lawn chairs, fire pit and a large screened in porch.

We're located in the heart of Michigan wine country. Within a short drive you can visit more than a dozen local wineries or shop at the many antique stores in the area. If you enjoy gambling, The Blue Chip, Four Winds, Fire Keepers and the new Four Winds Casino in Hartford are a short drive away. Bring the family and visit Deer Forest, Jollay Orchards and Curious Kids’ Museum. Bring your camera to capture Lake Michigan’s magnificent sunsets. You can take in all the sights by car, bike or hiking trails. Take advantage of our discounted rates and enjoy what SW MI has to offer.

Keywords: Cottage

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2016
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About The Owner

We bought our cottage in 2007 because SW MI is our favorite summer destinations. We enjoy being centrally located to many popular beaches. We decided to rent the cottage so others could enjoy the area and see how beautiful SW MI is. The cottage is located on a quiet street with a large yard. There is plenty of parking if you decide to bring your boat.

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Guestbook comments from the owner

Kim and Jim,

Mike and I and his parents very much enjoyed staying at your home. We loved that it was so well cared for, well equipped and clean. Plus, it was the perfect location for our travels up and down the Lake this year. Mike and Marlene
Jul 2010
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based on 16 traveler reviews

Country Cottage-Steps from Little Paw Paw Lake Beach
average rating of 4.8125 based on 17 reviews

Great Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great summer cottage. The beds were comfortable and the place was super clean. Great fire pit in the back yard with a screened in porch. It was very easy to communicate with the owners. We'd highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ron, Thanks so much for the review, glad you enjoyed your stay! We are very lucky to have a cleaning person who takes such pride in her work and does an exceptional job! Please come back anytime! Kim and Jim Fortner
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Great House

  • 5 of 5

We came to Coloma for a 80 Birthday Party for my uncle. The Cottage worked out great for our family, and we were within 3 miles of the party. The Cottage had everything anyone would need. And the some of the family enjoyed the corn hole one night. Thank you for sharing your cottage with us. Hope we can use it again when we come back to Michigan. Pat, Linda and family.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Patrick for the nice review. I am glad you enjoyed our place and had a memorable vacation. We also enjoy playing corn hole and sitting by the bonfire in the evening. Please come back anytime!
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Ft. Worth, Texas

Perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four was very happy to be here for a week. The neighborhood is nice and quiet. The house was immaculately clean and the kitchen well stocked. The backyard is beautiful. I wish we'd left more time in the schedule to enjoy it, along with the screened-in patio. One of the double beds was not comfortable, but we switched to the other bedroom and it was fine. The security deposit was refunded very quickly. We would be happy to return again soon. A new mattress would make this house completely perfect.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We also enjoy the peace and quiet of the neighborhood. The double mattress we have in the "kids" bedroom is relatively new, it is a firmer mattress though. Sorry you thought it was uncomfortable :(
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Roselle, IL

Great home

  • 4 of 5

Great home, nicely decorated, lots of space. Fantastic enclosed back poor and fire pit. Short drive from Michigan beaches. Jut wish it had central A/C. Otherwise, perfect!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review Lisa. We recently remodeled the screened in porch and love having meals and relaxing outside too! Although our cottage doesn't have central air, there is a wall unit in the living area and ceiling fans in every room. Usually the cottage doesn't get that hot because the trees on the property keep it pretty cool even without the AC, but I believe you stayed during an unusually hot week. Glad you enjoyed the area and the cottage. Hope to see you back next year!
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Antioch il

Perfectly peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We rented the cottage for a long weekend as we had a family wedding nearby. 3 families total (2 kids included: a 12 year old and 18 month old).

This cottage accommodated us perfectly. It was clean, comfortable and in a wonderfully quiet community. I felt very safe going for runs alone.

Every detail is included from coffee filters to lawn games, area attractions info, a grill, firewood etc. hanging out around the fire pit was heavenly.

The owners were great communicators and made sure that their expectations of tenants were clear. We got our security deposit back one week after our stay which I thought was very quick.

We look forward to booking our next stay here.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review Jenny. I'm glad you, your friends and family had a nice time at our cottage. We also appreciate that the cottage is on a quiet street and is very peaceful. Being so close to the lake is also great when we want to go boating and swimming. Hope to see you again next year!
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Chicago, IL

Great value and location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The house is centrally located for lots of sight seeing, is spanking clean and looks just like the photos. We had a full house over a weekend, and with three bedrooms and two baths, had enough room when using the porch for dining. The kitchen was fully stocked with all necessities. We were sorry the weather was too soggy to use the fire pit more often. We worked our way up and down lake michigan all week, and were never too far to return to our cozy house at night. We have found the owners very responsive to emails and flexible. Will consider this for a summer break. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a nice stay at our Country Cottage! There is so much to see and do in the area and it's nice being centrally located. Hope to have you back in the summer!
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Nearest Point of Interest
Little Paw Paw Lake
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Big Paw Paw Lake
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Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
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Hagar Shores Beach
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Four Winds Casino Hartford
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The Harbor Shores Golf Club


Rates & Availability

Paw Paw Lake House Rental Rates

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Off Season
Sep 18 2016 - May 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $300

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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Paw Paw Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
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  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
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  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1) 2 queen beds, Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 single beds
  • DVD Player
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  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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