|Minimum Stay||3 - 6 nights|
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.
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
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!
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.