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Enjoy Waterfront Living On All-sports Magician Lake With Beautiful Sunsets

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 6 nights


Dowagiac House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath With A Great Deck, Hot Tub, Shallow, Sandy-bottom Lakefront

Our beautiful lakefront home is a wonderful escape for families. Magician Lake is a 550 acre spring-fed lake that's great for waterskiing/wakeboarding, pontooning, kayaking/canoeing, swimming or fishing. The shallow, sandy-bottom lakefront is a wonderful place for kids to play.

Our house sleeps up to 10 with 3 bedrooms and a sleeping porch, plus 2 baths the modern, stainless steel kitchen with granite counter tops opens into an expansive living room with a wood-burning fireplace. The dining room table expands to seat 10-12 comfortably and there's a round table in the kitchen that seats 4-6. Our hot tub easily accomodates 6-8 and is perfect when the weather is less than cooperative.

The deck runs the length of the house, with 2 gas grills, and umbrelled tables that seat 12, its great for outdoor dining or watching sunsets, lake activity and an array of yellow finches, hummingbirds and the herrons that grace our lake. And if you are lucky you'll see Magician Lake's bald eagle. We also have a firepit for family gatherings after the sun sets.

Our rental includes 2 kayaks and a beautiful kevlar canoe. Pontoons are available to rent at the local marina. There's a public launch if you want to bring your own power boat or jet ski to tie up to our pier.

Linens are included, alongwith a washer and dryer. Cable TV, wifi, Wii and array of movies and board games are available. If you are a golfing enthusiast, southwest michigan sports an array of beautiful golf courses an easy drive from the lake, from harbor shores to indian lakes.

We are conveniently located 2+ hours from chicago, 50 minutes from south bend and 25 minutes from St. Joe. In addition to lake activities and relaxing, activities in the area include golfing, movies at the local drive-in or celebration cinema, apple picking, and taking the southwest michigan wine trail.

In the off season, activities include hunting, ice fishing, snowmobiling, cross country and downhill skiing.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Michele Schmal
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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About Michele Schmal

Mark and I live in Oak Park, Il. We bought the house on Magician Lake in 1999 after a long time friend invited us to visit them across the lake. We fell in love with Magician Lake and began 'shopping' for a home of our own immediately (literally, right after our first ski run, we took a pontoon boat ride armed with coffee, binoculars, pencil and paper to right down the contact info for homes for sale on the lake. We've loved it ever since!

Michele Schmal purchased this house in 1999


1 traveler review

Enjoy Waterfront Living On All-sports Magician Lake With Beautiful Sunsets
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Staying in this place was like being the guest of your best friend..the hospitality was superb. Our host was easy to reach by phone when we had a question and she couldn't have been more welcoming and gracious. We had everything we needed and more. We used the canoe, kayaks and the water toys. There is a mile long channel nearby which makes the canoeing and kayaking especially fun. We rented a pontoon boat from Midway and the hot tub also got high usage.

My favorite memory will be sitting on the deck every evening with our extended family, having dinner, watching the sun set and the fireflies come to life. A fire in the portable fire pit also became part of our evening ritual. I highly recommend this lake and this house for your optimal lake experience!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Dowagiac for private planes
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Indian Lakes
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrak in Dowagiac
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
I 94
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Woodfire -- nice Italian restaurant in Dowagiac
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Timber Ridge
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Silver Beach on Lake Michigan
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Dowagiac House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall-Winter-Spring '16-'17
Sep 29 2016 - May 25 2017
Changeover Day: Thursday
3 night minimum stay
Summer '17
May 26 2017 - Sep 15 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100

During the summer we rent for full weeks (Thursday to Thursday) or weekdays (Sunday to Friday). Check in is at 2 pm, check out is at 10 am Eastern Time Zone.

$500 plus signed contract needed to secure the dates. Balance of payment, plus $500 security deposit and $100 cleaning fee are due 30 days in advance of the commencement of the stay. Security deposit will be refunded within 30 days of departure once property has been inspected.

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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Dowagiac House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Large Guest room - 3 queen , Can sleep up to 6
    Master - 1 queen , Extends from front of the house to the back
    First Floor bedroom - 1 queen
  • In addition to the three bedrooms, there's a sun porch with a daybed and trundle bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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