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Beautiful Home On All-Sport Palmer Lake Ready For Your Next Getaway Vacation!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Sleeps 10+, 125' Lakefront with Sand Bottom

Welcome to The Palmer House on All-Sport Palmer Lake in the heart of Amish country.

Whether you enjoy fishing, water-sports, wild-life, shopping, apple picking or just getting away from it all you will love our home in Southwest Michigan. Our house is mainly suited to family vacations. The house is situated on a shady tree-lined lot with a very gentle slope to water (great for kids). A 30' dock and a 40' dock with a large platform are included for your use. The 40' dock has steps into the water for easy access to a sandy bottom swim area. Multi-level deck for your enjoyment includes a new Weber grill, built-in fire pit, outdoor dining table and built in seating. You'll love the spacious setting and wide open views of the entire lake.

The open concept design includes a living, dining and kitchen area, all with views of the lake! The dining table that seats 10+ and the fully stocked kitchen should have everything you need including a large island with additional seating. The first floor also includes a master bedroom (Queen) and master bath, guest bedroom (Queen), second bath and a laundry/mud room. The upstairs includes a loft area with game table and couch for relaxing, a third bathroom, and a large bedroom that sleeps 6 (2 twins, Bunks, and a Queen). Large closet space available in all bedrooms to store your things.

Wireless internet, Cable TV, DVD Player, and stereo with phone jack for your music are all included for your use. Cabinet in dining area has books, DVD's and games for your use while visiting.

Things to do: Ski, tube, swim, fish and boat on 440 acre Palmer Lake. Enjoy Amish country…only 30 miles to Shipshewana, a charming Amish town with great food and shopping. Minutes away to several golf courses. Nearby orchards for apple and fruit picking. 60 minutes to Notre Dame for a fall football game.

Minimum rental age: 25

Max occupancy is 12 including day time guests. Friday changeover during high season.

Travel Time:

Chicago and Detroit: 2.5 Hours

Toledo: 2 Hours

Grand Rapids and Fort Wayne: 1.5 hours

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Jim

My family has owned a lake home since I was about 5 years old. I grew up spending summers on lakes in Wisconsin and have a passion for the outdoors, nature, wildlife, camp fires and water skiing. The lake, for me, has always been a place to decompress and let go of your everyday stresses. I finally have my own place and will enjoy sharing that lake experience with you.

Jim purchased this house in 2014


Colon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Guest - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs - Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , Double Sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Upstairs - Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 4 twin/ single , Queen, Bunks, and two Twins.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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(14 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Home On All-Sport Palmer Lake Ready For Your Next Getaway Vacation!
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Northville, MI

Exceptional Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 (6 adults and two children ages 8 and 6) recently returned home from our week of vacation on Palmer Lake at the Palmer House. The home itself is ideal for a family vacation. It is spacious, well equipped for families or group gatherings, and great for entertaining. The view from the house onto the lake is priceless and the dock area is large enough for gathering, relaxing, and fishing. We fished every day from the dock and caught several fish (perch, catfish, bass, even a few turtles). We also brought our own boat and enjoyed tubing on the lake and trolling for fish at night. The supplied kayaks were a huge hit with our kids. The town is quaint but good for a night out or breakfast in the morning. We booked a two hour canoe trip through En Gedi campground and spent a day in Shipshewana, IN. The owner is friendly and full of information to make your stay pleasant. We hope to return next summer, and we are thankful for a week of wonderful memories!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome house and owner!!!

  • 5 of 5

As veteran renters of 13 years, we were beyond satisfied with this special property. The view of Palmer Lake from the deck is breathtaking. We brought our own boat and had easy access to the launch area, as well as the convenience of 2 docks at the house. The 4 "tweens" and teens had a great time out on the open water fishing and tubing. This home was clean and well-organized with more than enough space to accomodate our group of 8. Jim, the property owner, was extremely thorough and went above and beyond to ensure we had the most relaxing and enjoyable vacation. Needless to say, we were very pleased with our choice and we encourage all renters, new and seasoned, to check out this wonderful property.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, well maintained house right on the lake! Perfect for a getaway weekend! The back deck overlooking the lake was perfect for grilling, eating, playing cornhole, camp fires, and hanging out. The 3 kayaks were a nice touch and being able to bring our own personal pontoon and docking it on the pier was perfect for what we wanted! I would definitely rent this house again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Midland, MI

Fabulous Place! Comfortable & Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our vacation here last summer! This place is clean, well equipped, comfortable, and with plenty of space--plus all the outdoor amenities too! Loved eating out on the deck with the lovely view and in such comfortable chairs! There are even really nice cushions for the lounge chairs down on the dock. We also enjoyed being able to slide our kayaks right into the lake, plus there were kayaks for our use as well (some of us own our own and some not). With the kayaks at the place, we could all go out together! :) The owner is very responsive and easy to work with. Thank you for providing such a fabulous rental!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

When looking for a place to stay, we wanted a place that had a great lake, nice house and offered us the ability to relax. This met and exceeded all of those! We had two families (adults 34-36 yo, kids 5-9 yo) and had plenty of space to relax. Kids could run and play around the yard, adults could relax inside but was great outside. Fishing right off the dock provided lots of bluegill but also bass 11" to 16". Jim was super helpful with information about the house, town and things to do. Local pizza place is great, Curly's has a great option of food choices, and local school has a great playground that we visited and played on for almost three hours! Thanks for the chance to stay in your home!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing time in Colon! Was able to plan a last minute vacation due to the homeowners being flexible and accommodating our dates. Jim was available to answer questions quickly and was very helpful!!! House was very clean, well equipped and had everything we needed to enjoy some well needed down time. Enjoyed spending a lot of time on the large outdoor deck and were able to bring our wave runners and tie them to their large dock. Lake was quiet and our kids were able to enjoy a lot of outdoor time. Would book again!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good food and spirits!
Dawn & Phil's Cafe
Great breakfast!
Five Star Pizza
Nice pizza place in town.
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Curly's, Colon, MI
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
St Joe Valley Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
5 Star Pizza
Nearest Ski
36 Miles
Swiss Valley
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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