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SW Mich. Central/100' Beach on all Sports Lake/Markets/Wineries

Bedrooms 4
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

Spacious 4BR/2BA Chalet /Sleeps 12

All Seasons/All Sports Lake. Centrally located in SW Michigan. Located on Keeler Lake, an approximate 100 acre all sports lake. Located 5-10 minutes from the Sister Lakes resort area (Also, see Listing #4073497, which sleeps 14). 100' of sandy beach and a fire pit. Property has a pier, which will accommodate your boat (launch nearby) or rental from a nearby marina, that deliver to our lake. A pedal boat and row boat are included. All the conveniences of home-central air conditioning /washer and dryer/dishwasher. Newly remodeled kitchen has center island eating area, plus a dining room. Refrigerator includes ice maker. 46' TV, including DVD & VCR. Activities for all ages/shallow area for small children/multiple chairs & raft for sunning/paddle boat for drifting around lake. Great for Spring & Fall getaways (gofing, wineries, seasonal fruit & vegtable upick or already picked within 5 miles. Notre Dame 40 minutes.. Lake Michigan-St. Joseph 20 minutes. We'd be glad to make suggestions and give you maps.

(additional photographs upon request)

Activities:: Southwest Michigan offers an abundance of activities including golfing, water sports, winter sports, shopping, winery tours, museums or just plain relaxing. All within a convenient drive from Chalet. Water sports include swimming, canoeing, sailing, fishing, tubing, water skiing and jet skiing. Winter activities include snowmobiling (trails are located just 1 block away from Chalet), ice fishing, cross-country skiing and downhill skiing (located within 30 minutes at nearby ski facilities). Notre Dame 40 minutes away. Home Games:

ND vs. Michigan State Sept 21

ND vs. Oklahoma Sept 27

ND vs. USC Oct 18

ND vs. Navy Nov 1

ND vs. BYU Nov 22

More Details

George or Carol Hartley
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 20, 2016


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

SW Mich. Central/100' Beach on all Sports Lake/Markets/Wineries
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

Perfect outside beach and lake!

  • 5 of 5

The owner George of this property was very nice. He came and made sure we were all set when we got there and also helped pull our boat out of the water. We had a great time at this house! The beach was perfect for little kids and the fishing was great!

The only disadvantages for us were the mosquitos were so bad we couldn't sit outside at night, even with bug spray and candles, and if we were inside the kids could hear us and kept waking up. Also, the internet was slow (but it didn't really bother us) and the hot water was usually only good for a shower or two.

We had a great time!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always welcome feedback, in order to improve your stay. Sorry we can’t do much about mosquitos, as there are many trees in the area. Our one neighbor has cut down numerous trees and brush, which should make an improvement. I’m surprised that some areas of the house were not sound proof, as there are three levels. Although the loft is open, it’s possible to be in the walkout basement and not hear noise above. We were surprised to hear that you did not have enough hot water and will address that problem. There are times that our utility company will shutdown on some energy, to conserve energy, in extremely hot weather, which we have been experiencing. We will definitely look into this, as we have not had this complaint before.
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Great house. Great lake. Fantastic owners.

  • 5 of 5

My family and friends were very impressed by George and Carol and their property. The adults and the kids had a fantastic time. The description was solid and the amenities were perfect for the week. The property was clean provided an amazing base for hours of fun. We brought up our boat. Keeler lake was amazing. Not much traffic. We had the lake to ourselves much of the time. Kids had a blast tubing, skiing, and knee boarding.

George and Carol were great hosts. George saved the day, getting up early and in the rain to help us pull our boat out of the water. We can't say "thank you" enough.

We would recommend this property to our friends and are looking to come back.

Thank You!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We pride ourselves in trying to make our quests feel at home. Also, anything in our power to try and make your vacation memorable is our goal.
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As Advertised

  • 5 of 5

We had a small group of 6 for the week (3 Adults, 3 children) (grand parents popped in for a couple days) and everything was exactly as advertised. I'll comment on some of the concerns that I had from other reviews.....

Wi-Fi - not the fastest, but my wife and I were both able to log into our respective VPN's and get work done simultaneously. we did not try to stream anything at the owners request, but it was nice to not have the kids on their tablets watching netflix.

Seaweed - was plentiful, but the owners did a nice job of clearing their beach area. kids didn't care either way.

Grill(s) - there are two of them, but they are on their last legs (one of them is actually on it's last leg, so be careful when using it. Definitely time to replace them.

This wasn't a concern, but for the record, our security deposit was returned by the Friday after we left.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Constructive criticism is always welcomed. We value your input and try to respond to any concerns we have control over. We didn't realize how bad the grills were until last week and we have replaced the grills with two new Weber's. The weeds in our lake were treated but it was late in June before they were. It takes approximately 3-6 weeks to see an improvement. We do treat our lake for bad weeds but some weeds are good for inland lakes. All inland lakes will have weeds of some type. We try to keep the beach and shallow area free of weeds but we only do this on Saturday before check-in, so as not to disturb our guests. Therefore, some weeds may accumulate during the week. Our responsibility is to make our guests as comfortable as possible, as we hope to have you return in the future.
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Great Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

Great family vacation place. I rented this place with 5 adults and 6 children. The house sleeps 12 comfortably and was really clean. Beds were comfortable, linens and towels hotel quality. Kitchen was well stocked with dishes, pots, pans and silverware. Everything from the oven, dishwasher and refrigerator were extremely clean. The pantry and refrigerator had plenty of room to stock food and snacks for all of us for the week. It has central air and a very nice tv area. Wi-Fi but only 1G.

Outside - was just as clean. It appears from the pictures that the upper deck will protect the lower area from rain but that is not the case so keep that in mind if you want to sit outside or grill when it is raining. It does provide shade. Grill was ok but I would suggest bringing your own utensils.

Lake - The sandy beach was really nice and one of the reasons we chose this house. We rented a pontoon and could dock it at the pier. My only disappointment was that there was a lot of seaweed around the floating raft and that is why I gave it a 4 star rating. None of us wanted to swim off the raft. We either stayed at the shallow end or went out in the pontoon. Other than that, I would highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We welcome reviews and any constructive criticism, so, we can improve any areas that our clients might be dissatisfied with. This is your vacation and we want it to be the best. This is our first year with Wi-Fi but unfortunately we have limited carriers in our area. We hope to address this by next year to improve the speed. We didn't realize that grilling utensils needed to be replace and will do so immediately. As far as the weed issue in deeper water is concerned, the lake association had not used chemicals in 5 years and the bad weeds had gotten out of hand by last year. All inland lakes do have weeds and some are beneficial to the wildlife but sometimes bad weeds over take the good weeds. The lake association did one chemical treatment this year, therefore, some weeds remained. We do have a aeration system to clean the lake by introducing oxygen into the water. This is good for the fish and getting rid of rotten debris on bottom of lake. The association has hired a Biologist who is monitoring our lake to foresee any future problems. We hope you will come again in the future.
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Our Second Summer at Keeler Lake!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our visit so much in June of 2012 that our family of 8 unanimously voted to return this year. The sandy beach and clean lake bottom with a shallow slope out to deep water topped our list of must-haves for the youngsters. The dock, the raft and the boats were much used by all during our stay. The cabin is clean, comfortable and well stocked. We plan to return next summer and I highly recommend it for your vacation getaway.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are blessed to have so many repeat customers. We thank you for returning each year and look forward to all of our new friends. We want everyone (big and small) to experience a lasting memory of their vacation.
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Heartland Chalet

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time ever.The chalet was perfect, we had 11 people in our group, 5 kids and 6 adults. The kids fished every day, caught and released 102 fish. They swam everyday. It was the best place to relax. Weather was perfect. George and Carole Hartley were very gracious hosts. Place was spotless, plenty of towels, kitchen was fully stocked with silverware, plates. pots and pans. I woud recommend this place highly and would like to stay there again. We only went out to dinner once to the Keller Keg, and that was terrible. But a relative recommended it not the Hartley's.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to your reviews. Sorry, Keeler Keg was a disappointmnet. They usually have great hamburgers and they are only 2 miles away. They're many other restaurants within 20-30 minutes to choose from, also. Hope to see you in the future.
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Four Winds Hartford
South Bend
"Great shopping and restaurants. Also, Notre Dame is located here."
St Joseph
"Great food a Silver Beach Pizza. Get there early. Weekends you can wait up to an hour but ..."
"Henderson's Castle (great food) and Air Zoo (interesting for all ages)"
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
South Bend
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Harbor Shores/73rd Senior PGA Championship
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Dowagiac St. Joseph-Amtrak..South Bend-South Shore
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Swiss Valey
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
St. Joseph/Silver Beach
Car: necessary

Keeler Lake is 20 min. East of St. Joseph/Benton Harbor and Lake Michigan Within 30 minutes of many downtown restaurants and other attractions. Southwest Michigan offers many fun things to do such as winery tours, brewries, seasonal fruit and vegetable u-pick and markets (ask for recommendations), antiquing, lots of festivals, many public and private golf courses. It's not just for summer fun; it's beautiful throughout every season and offers a variety of seasonal sports. The Sister Lakes region is located just 30 minutes north of South Bend, Indiana and Notre Dame and less than 2 hours from Chicago, Illinois. Also, South Haven, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Saugatuck are within 1-2 hours.

Other Activities: Snowmobile groomed trails within 1/4 mile. Fishing of various species

Golf: Championship golf courses Harbor Shores & Lake Michigan Hills. Also, Indian Lake & various others-within 20 miles

Ski: Swiss Valley/Bittersweet


Rates & Availability

Decatur Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

$125 - $2600 (Off Season Rental is $600 for a 2 night stay and $125 for each addn'l night or $1200 per week). Cleaning fee included
No Prom Groups/No Pets/No smoking. Please inquire regarding Memorial Day and Labor Day rates. Contract must be signed by 25 year old adult plus must be staying for entire reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Decatur Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • towels & a l4 imited supply of toilet paper incuded.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , pack-n-play
  • All season four bedrooms include: two bedroom (queen beds) on main level, 1 bedroom in loft area (sleeps 4), 1 bedroom in walk-out basement (1 double bed, 2 twin bed). includes a pack-n-play. Linens incuded.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Raft
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Newly renovated, fully equipped kitchen, includes dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee pot, dishes, glasses, eating and cooking utensils. A limited amount of napkins, towel paper. Washer & Dryer. Wi-Fi coming in 2014. Dish 46' TV including a VCR/DVD (includes video's for children and adults). Board games for rainy days. Outside amenities: 2 charcoal grils, fire pit, picnic table (2), patio table, sand toys, water toys, beach chairs. Central air conditioning and heat. No Prom Groups/No Graduation Groups/No Pets/No Smoking in Chalet (receptacles are provided outside). Internet Cafe 2 miles. Need additional sleeping? Nearby home sleeps 12-see #933086.

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