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Life is Always Great at Our 1.5 Acre Stone Lake Family Retreat

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 14

Life is Great on Stone Lake!

In our family, vacations are about enjoying life and making wonderful memories- together. Life is too short and quality time to scarce to waste on ordinary experiences. So when we are looking for vacation destinations and four season fun, we say go big or stay home.

Is your family like minded? If so, then please consider making memories on our 1.5 acres of lush, terraced, manicured lawn, with mature oaks and 300' of beautiful lakefront on tranquil Stone Lake.

You get the best of both worlds all year long with the convenience and luxury of 2500 Sq. ft of comfortable living space (5BR/4Bath) and the lake views, open space and large trees worthy of a state park. This home accommodates 12-14+ guests (More if you want to stick the kids in a tent by the lake shore) and comes complete with DUAL KING MASTER SUITE'S WITH PRIVATE BATHROOMS. One with an authentic jacuzzi two person tub and a private glass sliding walkout to enjoy your coffee while watching the sun come up over the lake. The other with stunning views of the entire property. Regardless of whether it's Spring, Summer, Winter, or Fall, there's something for everyone.

Got Sun?

This fully furnished lake front home is situated with a football field's worth (yes it's true) of lake front, open space and shade trees and ample onsite parking. This property is perfect for a romantic getaway or a large family gathering, with cookouts, campfires and even tent camping by the shore, all while overlooking all sports Stone Lake. Skip stones off the dock and admire the beautiful and historic Cass County Courthouse in the distance across the lake. It's our little piece of heaven.

Got Rain?

Want to stay in? Life is still Great on Stone Lake! The fully furnished lower level recreation room complete with a bar, LCD TV, electronic dart board, and........Brunswick pool table (that converts easily to a competition ping pong table) whew!! Oh, it also offers 12' sliding glass doors for walk out access to the truly HUGE concrete patio with over 750 sq ft of grilling (on our COMMERCIAL GRADE GAS GRILL) and entertainment area (Yes, we go crazy big!)

Got Kids?

Awesome! We do too (Eight - yes really) Kids will go wild (and be out of your hair if need be) swimming, playing on the swing set, exploring the lake shore, pitching a tent by the shore or just playing games in the large yard (did we mention it's like a football field?) Are you worried that the kids will whine if it rains because there's no X-Box? (Don't worry we got you covered there too with an X-Box 360, but bring your own games.)

Got Snow?

Book in the winter and ice fish in the annual Stone Lake ice fishing tournament. Got kids or are young at heart, sled down one of our 250' hills or hop over to Swiss Valley Resort 20 minutes (13.77 miles) away to get your ski or snow board on!

Got a Huge Family (Like Us)?

We've got good new for you! We own another property right next door!

Our adjacent Stone Lake Family Cottage (VRBO 414250) is a cedar sided beauty that sleeps 8-10. Its spacious deck offers the best views of the lake while having breakfast or grilling with the family. Its sandy beach is a stones throw away and fenced in yard makes it safe for both children and pets.

If the dates are available, rent both properties to host 25-30 guests. Each with stunning views of the entire property. Regardless of whether it's Spring, Summer, Winter, or Fall, there's something for everyone.

Got Boating Needs?

Great!, We also have an onsite boating package rental available (additional cost) that includes a paddle boat, canoe and Pontoon, see rate section for pricing. Please bring your own water toys, etc., there's plenty to do.

Got a Request?

Looking for anything else? Let us know and we'll see what we can do, but please first call to reserve your week of memories you won't forget.

We hope you will come stay with us and experience why 'Life is Great on Stone Lake!'

With much Love and Fun,

Kevin & Kyra Weber

Keywords: Lakefront, Lakefront house rental, family vacation, Lakehouse Rental, 5 bedrooms, Diamond Lake, Multi-Family, ND, Notre Dame, Football weekend, fish, ice fishing, snow, ski, sled, snow board

More Details

Booking Inquiries
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Booking Inquiries

Growing up in Michigan and Ohio respectively, we have always loved the outdoors and healthy lifesyle that it brings. Life is Great is one of our family motto's (another is no Whining!) and we hope you enjoy our lake home as much as our 7 kids and two grandkids do.

Booking Inquiries purchased this house in 2005

Why Booking Inquiries chose Southwest Michigan

Plain and simple, we bought this property for our family to enjoy all year around. Not just the views which are truly beautiful and the serenity they bring, but also the large lush lawn and mature trees. Being close to Diamond Lake, Notre Dame, Swiss Valley Ski Resort, Chicago and Detroit doesn't hurt either. :-)

What makes this house unique

With over 1.5 acres of lawn and 300' of open access lake front, we truly feel we have the best of both worlds, a great house, a large open yard for games and entertainment with mature oak trees, deer who visit and easy access to beautiful Stone Lake. Come winter, we can sled down one of our 250' hills, ice fish or hop over to Swiss Valley 25 minutes away to get our ski or snow board on.


Cassopolis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Kings Jacuzzi Suite - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Lower Level
    Kings Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upper Level
    Full 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upper Level
    Full 4 - toilet , shower , Lower Level
  • Jetted Tub in Bath: Two person Jacuzzi tub in King's Suite
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King Jacuzzi Suite - 1 king , 1 child bed , Jacuzzi Tub in private bath
    Upper Kings Suite - 1 king , Private Bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds can be combined to make a king bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds can be combined to make a king bed
    Living Room - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper sofa in living room
  • King Bed (2) : DUAL King suites offers King size beds, private baths and multiple closets for unpacking if desired. Double Bed: One bedroom offers a full size bed big enough for two. Child Bed: Toddler bed available upon request. Twin/Single Bed: Two bedrooms offer twin/single beds and optional twin trundles if desired. Two optional rollout single beds are also available for larger groups. Convertible Bed: The living room has a queen sized sleeper sofa that can be utilized if desired
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Sand Box
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
See pic's for the beautiful vaulted kitchen area with Kitchen aid appliance. Catering Available: Let us know what you are looking for and we'll hook you up. Deck/Patio: 760 sq. ft (No Joke) You could put up a basket ball hoop its so big. In fact we did add a portable basketball hoop. Basic Comcast cable provided for guests. Video Game Console: X-Box available.


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Life is Always Great at Our 1.5 Acre Stone Lake Family Retreat
average rating of 4.25 based on 32 reviews

great place

  • 4 of 5

All and all it was a great rental property with everything there that we needed.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 5

Great for Weekend Stay

  • 3 of 5

I think my friend said it best, "Great for a weekend trip, but not for week stay" We only stayed the weekend, and it was good. I was going to give it 4 stars because the wi-fi didn't work on our stay, and that was a major bummer for a lot of us. BUT I gave it a 3, because we saw a mouse during our last night in the kitchen and it kinda freaked everyone out. The property is nice, and right on the lake is such a great view, could have sat on the patio all day. If it was a bit cleaner and bit more updated might consider staying again. Overall we had a good time, and enjoyed the patio and pool table.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Family Rental

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at the Stone Lake Family Retreat! Lots of new memories made around the kitchen table - plenty of seating for your next family gathering!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, loved our time in SW Michigan

  • 5 of 5

House easily slept our group of 5 couples and 2 small children. Appreciated the play equipment. Check in was proactive by house manager Nick who answered all our questions. Refund was super fast on security deposit. Great experience- we would choose this house again

Eloise Poole

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Centennial, CO

Housing is Adequate, Strength of Rental is the Patio and Large Yard/Property

  • 3 of 5

Overall, the place can be described as adequate. The house layout is a little weird with all but one bedroom upstairs, and the downstairs dominated by the bar/game room, which is a little cramped to hang out with a big group. The commons areas are a bit tight, so the hope is you spend most of your time outside on the patio/yard. There were a few lights out (including on the patio which we could've used) and two smoke detectors that needed batteries (one wrapped in a plastic bag), as did the game and TV remotes. The closet of the room I stayed in was full of "junk" like old shelving. Overall the place was generally clean. This place looked well used and was adequate for our group of guys. Those with refined tastes might want something fancier. The strength of this rental is its large property and yard, which we were able to get a good game of wiffle ball going, despite the fairly steep slope. Basketball hoop was a nice bonus and the grill was large (just bring or be ready to fill up propane). It was too cold to enjoy the lake, but we did appreciate the ample stocked firewood. We spent 85% of our time outside, and really enjoyed that part of the rental. Grocery store is a 5 minute drive up the road.

I would have considered giving this place 4 stars if communication with the owner wasn't so challenging. While we did request an early checkin / late checkout and the owner was gracious to allow for that, each correspondence took 4-5 emails before getting a response. There was no number for the owner, only an emergency number for the maintenance guy, who doesn't deal with the reservation aspects. The owner, Kevin, is very hands off, which doesn't bother me, but I would have appreciated more timely correspondence. It took several emails and more than 2 weeks to get the deposit finally refunded.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jackson, MI,USA

Great, accommodating place for a large family!

  • 4 of 5

It is a very accommodating home and beautiful setting! Despite the rotten Michigan spring weather, our family had no problem occupying ourselves and enjoying our vacation! There were no major problems, just inconveniences that the owner attended to in a timely fashion. The softener ran out of salt and the Internet temporarily went down, but all was resolved within the day. The kitchen could've used some scissors, a mixer, and a new can opener for future reference. We indeed would stay again if the opportunity allowed!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Michiana Regional Airport (SBN)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Full Bull
Nearest Golf
0.75 Miles
Diamond Lake Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Niles, MI Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
13.77 Miles
Swiss Valley Resort
Car: recommended

Lunker's Outfitters and restaurant is only 13 minutes(Via M-62, / 9.26 miles) away to get your fishing license and all of your outdoor needs Like a Cabella's (See Map POI)

Other Activities: Boating, Cross Country & Downhill Skiing, Snowmobiling, Health & Beauty Spa, Kayaking, Shopping, Snowboarding, Wildlife Viewing, Basketball Court


Rates & Availability

Cassopolis House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 20 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Jan 4 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
May 11 2018 - Jun 22 2018
2 night minimum stay
Jun 23 2018 - Aug 18 2018
7 night minimum stay
Aug 19 2018 - Oct 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2018 - Jan 3 2019
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $500

Peak Season Weekly: Saturday Turnover

Optional Boat Package: +$395 stays of 2-3 nights / +$795 stays of 4-7 nights. Includes Pontoon+Fuel, Row Boat, Canoe, & Paddle Boat.

Pricing for Notre Dame Football Weekends / Holidays may be higher. Cash Prices Shown. Small additional convenience fee for credit cards. Rates are subject to change without notice until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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