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Secluded! SW MI Dayton Lake 90 min from Chgo Close to New Buffalo & Three Oaks

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 12

Enjoy a memorable vacation at our cottage on Dayton Lake in Galien, MI, only a 90 minute drive from Chicago. The cottage is a fully furnished 2 year old lakefront home on 2.5 acres. It has 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, an open living/dining/kitchen area, and a large furnished 2nd floor loft. The cottage sleeps a total of 12 people.

It is fully furnished with a country-rustic decor throughout. The kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave, toaster, coffee maker, utensils, etc., and has a solid wood dining table for 10. There is a large sofa and a wood-burning fireplace in the living room as well as a large TV with satellite and all movie channels. There's a TV in the family room loft for your video games and DVDs. The personal touches in decor along with the themed bedrooms give you the feeling of being in the comfort of your own home. Enjoy beautiful lake views from the living/kitchen area as well as the loft.

House details: The kitchen and living room have sliding glass doors leading to a huge party deck for barbecues and watching the kids play out on the over 100 ft sand beach. There is a grill for your use along with patio furniture and lawn chairs. There is a large gravel driveway leading to the house with room for parking. There is one security camera facing the driveway.

No matter the season, there is always something to do.

Things to do---Summer: There are usually festivals and fairs happening in and around the area. In the Summer enjoy swimming and sunning on the approximately 100' sandy beach. There is a boat for your use for fishing or exploring the lake. The large grassy areas near the house can be used to throw a Frisbee or ball around or to play lawn games. Visit some nearby farmer's markets for the freshest fruits and vegetables, homemade jams and fresh baked pies and breads. Try the local wines at the three nearby wineries in the area or take the kids to the nearby Pottawatame Zoo, go horseback riding, or to the nearby Mishawaka, IN( and civilization) for some urban shopping and dining. New Buffallo Four Winds Casino & Resort nearby.

Things to do---Fall and Winter: In the Fall, go apple and pumpkin picking with the kids or for a hayride. Take in a Notre Dame game in South Bend, IN, only a 15 minute drive. Niles Haunted House Scream Park---Compare With Chicago Prices , Wineries: Tabor Hill And Roundbarn Winery

Winter offers the opportunity to go ice-fishing, ice-skating, and sledding on the lake and snow-mobiling on the abundant trails in the area. There are nearby sledding hills and a ski resort an hour away. There are many tree farms also to chop down your very own X-mas tree to take home. Come back and enjoy some hot chocolate or totties by the fire with your family as you watch the snow falling through the 2 large patio doors.

New Buffallo Four Winds Casino & Resort Now Open

More Details

Sandra Matual
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018


Galien House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • A signed rental agreement is mandatory. Access to the house will NOT be allowed until the agreement is signed and returned to the owner within 5 days
  • Until the rental agremeement is recieved, the dates will not be blocked for the requested date. If not received within 5 days, is available to others
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , bassinet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , twins are bunks
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Open Loft - 2 twin/ single , Twin daybed with twin trundle.
  • There are three bedrooms that sleep a total of 8 people on the main level. There is one bedroom on the upsatirs floor which sleeps 2. The loft has a twin daybed with twin trundle which sleeps 2. There is a bath on each floor.
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Secluded! SW MI Dayton Lake 90 min from Chgo Close to New Buffalo & Three Oaks
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews

Lovely setting, spacious house

  • 4 of 5

On a sunny day, the view to the lake is gorgeous. We were there on a cold weekend in April, but still we kayaked on the lake. We enjoyed a fire in the living room.

The kitchen was well-equipped and modern. The four bedrooms met our needs, and we made use of the upstairs open area for kids games. We found the dining room table a bit cramped for 10, but it can seat 8 comfortably.

We were surprised at how little toilet paper was supplied for a weekend with a group of 10, and had to go shopping for more.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review and glad you had a great time! So sorry you missed the details about what's provided. The informational email I sent out to you detailed that only one roll is set out per bath. I used to keep a big Costco pack of TP, paper towels, and garbage bags, but families have accidentally taken them home a few times at check out. We can no longer provide unlimited quantities. Hope to hear from you again in the future!
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I loved it

  • 5 of 5

The property and conditions of the property were nothing short of amazing! Sandra made the process very simple and easy and she was a pleasure to work with! I'll certainly be going back to themis property several times throughout 2018!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Football weekend

  • 5 of 5

Great property! Convenient to the stadium and route helped us avoid traffic. The house fit all 8 of us comfortably and was very clean and homely. Didn't spend time on the lake but plenty of lake toys if we had.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Susie N

  • 5 of 5

Perfect house to rent for our Notre Dame weekend. Kids so enjoyed all the boats and lake equipment. Hope to be back. Owner was very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really nice place

  • 5 of 5

This house is even nicer than it looks in the pics !! Awesome view from the deck ill be back. thanks Sandra !!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Christmas

  • 5 of 5

We all came from different states to meet here for our family Christmas. The owners made it easy to find with detailed directions. The home was beautifully decorated for Christmas which added to our celebration. Everything you could have possibly wanted or needed in the kitchen was provided. We would definitely come again.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Stray Dog Bar & Grill
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Bungalow Inn
Nearest Train
15 Miles
New Buffalo
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
HW 12
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Timber Ridge
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
New Buffalo

Lake Michigan, Berrien County Youth Fair, bike riding, biking, horseback riding, sledding, skiing, tubing, boating, fishing, golfing, antiquing, shopping, farmer's market, apple picking, pumpkins, fall, beach, swimming, Amish, New Buffalo, Three Oaks, Niles, South Bend, Notre Dame football,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $250

$2500-$2600/week or $375/night; Min 3 nights for holidays
Check-in: 4:00pm
Checkout: 11:00am
No smoking.
$250 security deposit required, refundable within 2 weeks after checkout
50% and security dep. required at time of reservation; Fees are refundable if it's over 120 days prior to booked week or provided the house can be rented for that week. The remainder 50% due three weeks before arrival.
Older adult rentals must be over 24 to rent from us.
We do not rent to school related or prom groups, regardless of chaperones.
Once rental agreement has been emailed, payment is due within 5 days. The requested dates will not be held after that without payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund