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Sandra Matual

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

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

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 10

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 10 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.

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

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sandra Matual (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english


based on 8 traveler reviews

Secluded! SW MI Dayton Lake 90 min from Chgo Close to New Buffalo & Three Oaks
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

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: Dec 2015
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Well Maintained, Great View, Comfortable Week

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a week in August 2015 and enjoyed the property. Well maintained, quiet, clean, and included everything that we were looking for in our rental. First 5 days was a family vacation with the adults and 3 kids and everyone had fun. The last 2 days was a group of 8 guys and everyone had a great time. We would definitely book it again in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Lovely location

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely house on a lovely lot. We enjoyed our stay there. There were a few small concerns we had and these were communicated to the owners. They very promptly and graciously responded. If these concerns are addressed, then we would gladly rent this property again!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Excellent Girls Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for a girls weekend and had a wonderful time! Sandra was so easy to reach and even suggested places to go and eat nearby! The house & lake were beautiful! We came back so relaxed!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Summer Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful house for a summer getaway! There was a group of 10 of us and the house couldn't have been more perfect. It was relaxing, clean, and very accomodating. The owners of this house are great--both helpful and responsive. They both made it very easy to find the house and gave us access to anything we needed. My group will definitely be back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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  • 5 of 5

For a 30th birthday celebration we wanted to visit the vineyards of Michigan. We happened to find this house and it was beyond our expectations! Beautiful! It was very clean and homey! It really was a home away from home, we kept saying how it felt like we were at a friend's house. We visited 4 vineyards all within a 20 minute drive, it was a perfect weekend. We're looking forward to going back when the weather warms up to enjoy the lake. Well worth the price, can't wait for our next visit!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
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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

Buchanan House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
low season
Aug 18 2015 - May 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2016
May 28 2016 - Aug 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $100

$2300-$2500/week or $350/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.

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Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • 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 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , bassinet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , twins are bunks
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • 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. 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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