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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,660 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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!

Please note that some amenities are stored for winter during the low season. From approximately mid-October through end of May, the pier and swim raft are taken out, watercraft and sand toys are removed and stored for the winter, and outdoor furniture cushions are stored. Amenities are reinstated as soon as weather and conditions are allowed.

More Details

Tali Kulbeda
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

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!


Dowagiac House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1660 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
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
  • Free Wifi
  • 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
    Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The family room has a pull-out couch to sleep 2
  • Family Room - Pull out couch sleeps 2 additional people. There is a full bath on each level.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 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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Perfect Getaway! Newly Renovated, Private Sand Beach, Clean and Beautiful
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
Columbus, Ohio

Quaint and Quiet Family Lake Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week stay -- my parents, husband, sister, brother-in-law, their three kids (ages 7, 5 and 2) and our small dog. My husband's family has been going to NW Michigan annually for 25+ years so he and I have a good understanding of "lake life" but this was a first for my family. We live in Columbus, Ohio and wanted to break my parents in with a less drastic drive the first year (five hours instead of eight) so we picked this house randomly for how nice it looked, its close proximity to Lake Michigan, and the distance from home.

The house is very nice inside, especially for a lake house (I've stayed in many). It has an inverted floor plan which threw us off but makes complete sense given the slope of the lot. The kitchen is user-friendly, well-designed and well-stocked. For example, I always bring an extra-large pot with me from home because normally where we stay doesn't have one large enough but they have two. The bedrooms are all on one floor and the queen room is very small but does the job. Laundry is an added bonus but this is a lake house so be mindful of potential stains from the hard water and iron.

As mentioned in other reviews, the homeowner Tali was VERY responsive to both online and text messages. She seems to genuinely want everyone to enjoy every detail of their stay. Do yourself a favor and read the binder when you arrive, she has provided a lot of useful information in it.

The surrounding Sister Lakes area is nice, with multiple lakes to explore. Saint Joseph is 30 minutes away on Lake Michigan, with a nice beach, splash pad, playground and great places to eat. South Haven and Saugatuck made for good day trips too. Unlike other areas of Michigan, there are no true designated bike paths but we felt safe on the roads. Even the busier roads had bike lanes or large enough berms to ride. While the local grocery store is pricier (always is) it's only two miles from the house and we found it adequate enough to not have to drive further for groceries.

We prefer and are used to motorized lakes however on our stay learned there are positives to staying on one that is not motorized: The kids played in the water without concern of boats not seeing them and while wind is always in the equation, the lack of wakes made kayaking and canoeing around the lake much more doable.

Check out Instagram tag #weberlockhartryan2k17 for pictures from our stay and to get ideas of where to eat and drink nearby.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just as described!!

  • 5 of 5

My family loved Cable Lake and the home! Plenty of space, variety of water activities for adults and children , board games for the rainy days etc... we hope to make it here again next year!! Thank you for allowing us to stay!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property and beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

The house was fully equipped and had many conveniences. We enjoyed the peaceful lake and loved that no motors were allowed. We enjoyed the kayaks, paddle board, and paddle boat . We also brought our 2 seater kayak . My husband caught 2 fish off the pier. We definitely would plan to return however not at such a popular time (less expensive time). The house was beautifully decorated. We were close enough to St Joe's where we spent one day. We went to Tree-mendous and did some cherry picking. We also found a good bakery in Dowagiac.

This is a great beach house. We created memories that we will not forget.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Chester, OH

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful home that was perfect for our girls weekend. Plenty of room and beds and very clean. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view, very nice remodel!

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room for 7 and maybe a couple more. It was a rainy weekend but we didn't mind staying inside because it was so nice.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave a review Stef, and for taking great care of the home! We really appreciate it! Tali
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Beautiful Piece of Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My experience at Cable Lake Cottage was everything that I could have dreamed of and more. The home is perfectly situated on Cable Lake with beautiful, panoramic views. It is so tastefully decorated and well taken care of. Everything we needed for our "girls weekend" was right there. We walked the pier and sandy beach, had marshmallows over the bonfire right on the beach and grilled burgers and dogs. The sunsets were breathtaking. It was just what all of us needed to wind down from the daily grind. The owner was MORE than accommodating to us with our last minute booking and was extremely helpful and kind. This is the first of many trips to Cable Lake Cottage. Looking forward to our next stay, hopefully for a bit longer next time. I will be back! THANK YOU SO MUCH!! ;)

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, 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
Jul 8 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
Summer 2018 1
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
4th of July 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018 2
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 25 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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