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Country Cottage-Steps from Little Paw Paw Lake Beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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

***Book now, only a few days left for the summer.

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

Kim Fortner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Kim Fortner

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.

Kim Fortner 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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Paw Paw Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1) 2 queen beds, Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 single beds
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

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Country Cottage-Steps from Little Paw Paw Lake Beach
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 19 reviews
Brownsburg, Indiana

clean and darling cottage

  • 4 of 5

Clean and spacious cottage. Great backyard for family time and games. Well stocked kitchen for cooking for the fam. Good location to South Haven.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Time

  • 5 of 5

We love this house and stayed for 5 days. Plenty to do in the area. Owners were great, very helpful and polite, The home was very clean and had everything we needed. Great backyard and use the grill often and ate on the screened in porch. Will be back again.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review! Hope to see you back this summer!
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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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Nearest Point of Interest
Little Paw Paw Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Big Paw Paw Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Hagar Shores Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Four Winds Casino Hartford
Nearest Point of Interest
The Harbor Shores Golf Club


Rates & Availability

Paw Paw Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Sep 8 2017 - May 25 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
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
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Holidays rate is $250 per night (Memorial Day, 4th of July & Labor Day)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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