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Gorgeous Waterfront Paw Paw lake home with 155 ft. of sandy beachfront and dock

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11

This large fully furnished comfortable home is located on 155 feet of sandy Paw Paw Lake frontage with a private 82" wooden pier with dockage for renter's boats, jet skis, and great pier fishing. The beach is sandy and has no sea weed. Paw Paw Lake is a 900-acre inland lake with 13 miles of picturesque shoreline to explore, located in Watervliet, Michigan. Paw Paw Lake is one of the premier inland lakes in Southwest Michigan. It's fully recreational, including excellent fishing, power and sail boating, water-skiing and jet-skiing. Without a need for a seawall, the beach area is very user-friendly, especially for children since the sandy area's descent is gradual. Boat, jet-ski, kayak, and paddle board rentals are also available from local stores/marinas.

The house is large and cozy with 5 bedrooms, which sleeps 11. There is also a finished 3rd floor (available at additional fee) with 2 more bedrooms to sleep an additional 6 for total of 17, if needed. There is a very large living room with a stone fireplace, comfy denim sofas, and a 50" flat panel TV and blu-ray DVD player. The dining room has a big farmhouse table and the kitchen has everything you'd need. From the house the wide lot offers a gorgeous view of the water and two large bay windows; one in front of the dining table and another that spans the entire living room, giving panoramic views of Paw Paw Lake. The backyard has a beautiful wrap-around deck. It's very large and with a picnic table, Weber grill and deck chairs. The deck makes an ideal outdoor living space. There is also a screened in porch and an outside fire pit for s'mores. We even provide you with an aluminum boat with oars. There is also a swingset in the yard, as well as toys for kids and cornhole for the family. The house has hardwood floors throughout.

The home furnishes everything but your clothes and tooth brush including KitchenAid gas range and oven,dishwasher, microwave, mixers, coffee maker, two refrigerators, extra freezer, dishes, silverware and a basement with a washer and dryer. There is digital comcast cable and wifi included. We provide all towels and linens and even toilet paper.

In the summer the house rents from Friday to Friday. Check-in is at 5:00 pm and check-out is at 10:00 am. It is available in the Fall, Winter and Spring for both shorter-term weekends and longer-term rentals. In the Fall people enjoy weekends of apple and pumpkin picking at nearby orchards, as well as wine tasting at area vineyards.

The house has 5 bedrooms and can sleep 11 on the main 2 floors. There is also a finished attic that is available for an extra flat fee that has 2 bedrooms that sleep up to 6 more people, for a total of 17. The driveway fits 6 cars.

We do not charge you a cleaning or laundry fee, even though both are done professionally. It is included. There are no extra taxes or owner's fees charged.

More Details

Lynn Offerdahl
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Lynn Offerdahl

This is our family vacation home. We live in Florida, but have been enjoying family time there for over 23 years. Our three kids grew up spending family summers here fishing, chasing fireflies, and living on the water jet-skiing and wakeboarding. The home is made to accommodate family time and is comfortable, not pretentious. My kids are now married or in college, so we steal precious lake time there whenever we can. We hope you enjoy building lake house memories there as much as we have.

Lynn Offerdahl purchased this house in 1994

Why Lynn Offerdahl chose Paw Paw Lake

This home is a large home that accommodates family time. It is set on the largest, widest portion of Paw Paw Lake that gives you panoramic views. The large private beach and private dock allow you to bring and dock all the water toys (pontoon, jetskis, speed boat, etc.) you need to have a great time on the lake as a family. The home has everything provided that you could possibly need so your time there is stress free; from silverware and dishes, to towels, to toilet paper. The large deck offers so much outdoor living space,too. There are so many different areas for people to enjoy without crowding each other from fishing on the pier, to reading on the screened in porch, to grilling the deck, to making smores in the firepit. The optional 3rd floor rental allows you to add an additional 6 people for sleeping if needed or for options to give your guests more privacy.

What makes this house unique

We do not charge a cleaning fee or laundry fee. Even though these services are done professionally, we cover the expenses. Your rate is the rate. The basement with extra fridge/freezer and full-size freezer as well as washer and dryer is a big plus for family get-togethers. The driveway accommodates 6 cars. We will have someone check you in and give you instructions and a tour of the house and recommend area activities based on the interests of your group. We have someone within 20 minutes of the property that will be available by phone during your stay if you need anything.


Paw Paw Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • There is 1 full-bath upstairs. There is one full-bath and 1 half-bath on main floor.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , queen bed and a bunk bed and crib
  • There are 5 bedrooms on main floors. There are 4 upstairs, including the master bedroom, and 1 on main floor. This sleeps 11 if all beds are used. There is also a finished attic with 2 more bedrooms that sleep an additional 6 people. The attic area is available for an extra flat fee per week or weekend.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Gorgeous Waterfront Paw Paw lake home with 155 ft. of sandy beachfront and dock
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

The Perfect Lake House Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had the most amazing time staying here this fall! This cottage is very accommodating for a large group and is perfect for a family reunion or just a nice getaway. We had so much fun going into Saint Joe and picking fruit at a nearby orchard. We even played a few holes at a golf course around the corner from the house! I would highly recommend booking this home for your next vacation. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is the PERFECT place for a family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 stayed here over the Forth of July weekend last year. It is PERFECT for a family on a lake! Lots of room for hanging out. A great large patio for evening BBQ overlooking the lake. A huge and comfortable family room (also overlooking the lake) if someone just needs to be inside (with the great air-conditioner!). There's also a very nice screened-in patio. The dock is very convenient and the beach is clean. The rooms are all very cozy and beds very comfortable. There's lots of room to spread out... our kids needed their own space and they got that here. We highly recommend this property! You will want to come back every year (like us!) once you stay here!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is the perfect family vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

This lakefront home has something for everyone - from waterfront activities to games on the deck or s'mores by the fire . We made such wonderful memories here. Sleeping arrangements allow for a few families to stay together and still have their own space. The views of the lake are amazing ! The home was immaculate upon our arrival with everything we could need .Great family getaway! Lots of great things to do in nearby St. Joseph - from the kids museum to shops and great restaurants. Would come back again anytime!!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Kalamazoo Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Friendly Tavern
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Paw Paw Lake Golf Course
Nearest Train
12 Miles
St. Joseph Amtrak Station
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Board of Trade
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Timber Ridge Ski Resort

There are many things to do close to the Lake house. There is a golf course on Paw Paw Lake within a mile of the house. There is a grocery store, restaurants and a theater in town. Within a half hour of the house are 3 great Lake Michigan resort towns: Saint Joseph, South Haven, and Saugatuck. All have great shopping, beaches, children's museums, restaurants, dunebuggy rides, etc..


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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