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Perfect Getaway! Newly Renovated, Private Sand Beach, Clean and Beautiful

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Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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2 - 7 nights


Dowagiac House Rental Photos and Description

3 bdrm, 2 bath, sleeps 12, luxury home, waterfront, sand beach, boats included,

Cable Lake Cottage is located in the Sister Lakes area of Southwest Michigan. It is about 2 hours from Chicago, 45 minutes from South Bend, and less than 3 hours from Detroit.

This charming, fully renovated, waterfront craftsman style cottage features 3+ bedrooms and 2 full baths with private beach and central air-conditioning. Our Paddleboat, Kayaks, Rowboat, Stand-up Paddleboard, and sand toys are included. All new floors, brand new kitchen and bathrooms, new plumbing/electric/HVAC/water softener/well, and gorgeous decor will welcome you and give you the perfect luxury lake vacation. Wireless internet is ready for your use. Cable TV, Netflix, Amazon Prime, a DVD player and a large selection of movies provide entertainment when you're ready to relax. Central air conditioning keeps you comfortable all summer. The home easily sleeps up to 12.

Upstairs features a Master bedroom with a new King bed and a crib, a second bedroom with a queen bed and room for a provided pack and play, a third bedroom with two sets of twin bunk beds, and a flex space with a full futon. The lower level family room has a pull-out couch. There is a full bathroom conveniently located on each floor. The main level features a kitchen, family room, two dining areas, and a full bathroom with shower. Central air, heat, and washer/dryer. Linens are provided.

Our home has over 80 feet of private sand beach leading into the gradual entry lake. Excellent for kids! The floating swim raft with reclined seats and a slide offers the best seat in the house. The beach was resanded in June 2016 and is full of soft, clean sand. Adirondack chairs and beach chairs are provided on the beach. The firepit in the sand is a magical place to end the day.

The yard features a large playset with swings for kids and also a Step 2 climber for toddlers. There is over 1200sf of beautiful new decking to welcome you comfortably to the outdoors. The front porch offers a quiet respite to enjoy the birds and trees. The upper level deck is on the lakeside and features comfortable sectional seating and breathtaking lake views. The lower level deck offers direct access to the kitchen and features two dining areas and additional seating.

This home is located on 90 acre Cable Lake, which is a private non-motor lake in Sister Lakes, MI. This quiet, clean lake is perfect for stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, paddle boating, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, and swimming. The fishing is outstanding.

We also have platted access to a dedicated boat launch less than 1/4 mile away for all-sport Little Crooked Lake (as well as another 5 all-sport lakes within a few miles), so bring your boats and water toys and enjoy the best of both worlds!

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

Tali Kulbeda
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
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About Tali Kulbeda

We are a family of 6 that loves to travel. We frequently rent vacation homes on our adventures, and we know how important a clean, accurately represented, comfortable home is. We love opening our beautiful and tranquil getaway up to guests and seeing the beautiful memories created here!

Tali Kulbeda purchased this house in 2013

Why Tali Kulbeda chose Michigan

We chose Cable Lake Cottage because we wanted to invest in a home that we intend to keep in our family for generations to come. We love the proximity to Chicago, the many attractions in the area (wineries, breweries, St. Joseph, South Haven, Kalamazoo, and so much more!), and the resort feel of the Sister Lakes. But Cable Lake is what makes this home so special. Nothing quite compares to the beauty of this clean, quiet, inviting lake, and the beautiful sand beach. We fully renovated this home and enjoyed building our version of the perfect lake cottage. We hope you love it too!


based on 13 traveler reviews

Perfect Getaway! Newly Renovated, Private Sand Beach, Clean and Beautiful
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews


  • 5 of 5

5 adults and 5 kids and the week was perfect. The description given above is 100% accurate. We've officially found our "go to" rental in SW Michigan.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Weekend Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for a relaxing weekend retreat for 8 adults. The home is beautifully renovated and furnished. We really enjoyed all of the water activities during the day (paddle boarding, paddle boating and kayaking), grilling out for dinner and using the fire pit for S'mores. The house was also fully stocked with fun board games to keep us entertained. The owners were extremely responsive prior to and during our stay. I recommend this home for families and friends, and would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't say enough good things about this property.

  • 5 of 5

We just spent 4 nights here with 4 adults and 2 kids. The house could not be better suited for a getaway with young children. There is a great beach area with zero depth entry, a floating raft with a small slide and a huge selection of beach toys. They loved playing on the swing set in front while we unloaded the car. The house itself was very clean and newly remodeled. We spent so much time relaxing on the lower level porch. Tali was responsive and made sure we were settled in the first night with a text to check in on us. Thanks so much for an amazing stay, we hope to be back next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Rental accommodations

  • 5 of 5

This very clean, updated and comfortable cottage served our family well. Our six adults and four children thoroughly enjoyed our week stay at this property. As a family, we have been renting in this area for over 50 years and would be hard pressed to pick any past accommodations over this one on Cable Lake. Besides the inside being clean, updated and very comfortable, we were equally impressed with the large decks and beach area on the outside. It offered an equal percentage of sun and shady areas and there was plenty of beach toys for all ages. It was obvious that the Kulbeda family worked very hard to make this property the perfect family cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and clean, perfect lakehouse and wonderful for kids!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this newly renovated home. All of the improvements were well worth it and the home was extremely clean and well kept. We had little ones with us and our puppy and we had a wonderful time. The zero depth entry to the beach and wonderful fishing off the dock kept them occupied all week. St. Joseph is a short drive away with cute shops/food/fudge and my son loved the beautiful carousel in town. This is a great home for many different types of vacationers and I would recommend to any. Location was also a plus coming from the Chicago area as it was a quick drive. Thank you to the renters as they made the week wonderful and were helpful through the entire process to ensure we had everything we needed. Hope to go back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous, peaceful oasis

  • 5 of 5

I didn't know there was such a lovely peaceful area so close to my suburban Chicago home! The zero depth entry beach, the private doc, the peaceful two story deck.... There is too much outside to comment on! The inside is absolutely gorgeous, and was so clean and everything is beautifully updated! The pictures are lovely, but this rental is even better in person! I can't wait until I can bring my family again!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
South Bend
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Captain Jack's
Nearest Train
18 Miles
St. Joseph, MI
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Silver Beach


Rates & Availability

Dowagiac House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
Aug 27 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

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.
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Dowagiac House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1660 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Large bedroom offers ample floor space for an air mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , There is a Pack and Play available for use
    Bunk Room - 4 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full Size futon can sleep an additional 1-2 people
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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