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Sunset Cottage. (Recently remodeled)

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 8

This centennial property offers spectacular views of Paw Paw Lake from most every room. The 'Sunset Cottage' has all the charm of a true Michigan summer home, along with the conveniences of easy living. The large eat-in kitchen, with an adjacent screened porch, will be a favorite with family and friends. There is a spacious living room with fireplace, surrounded by the panorama of beautiful Paw Paw Lake. The 4 bedrooms, along with 2 full baths, will easily accommodate eight people. Bring your ski boat, kayak, canoe, or sailboat....there's plenty of room to enjoy with an 85' permanent dock and 235' of frontage at the end of a point. This property boasts one of the best swimming beaches on the lake....clean and sandy! Enjoy great fishing or just taking in the sights of summer from the deck on the end of the dock. Enjoy a campfire at night, roasting marshmellows and making memories of a special time!

Property Manager
Barbara Schmitt
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 12, 2017


Paw Paw Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Heating
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Towels for bath provided. Bring your own beach towels.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • All new matresses, linens provided
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Shed
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
No pets, No Smoking.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Sunset Cottage. (Recently remodeled)
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Fantastic Time on Lake Paw Paw

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time at Sunset Cottage. The cottage is very clean and comfortable with amazing views of Lake Paw Paw. There wasn't one thing that we needed that wasn't supplied at the house. We were in town for my son's wedding at the Blue Dress Barn and the Sunset Cottage was a great place for the family to relax following the wedding activities. Wish we could have stated longer.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay! I'm so glad that the Sunset Cottage worked out for your family...we strive to keep it clean & comfortable with everything you need for a "home away from home" experience! We would love to have you return for a future stay! Best wishes to the newlyweds & all your family! Barb Schmitt
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Family time on PawPaw Lake

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our time at Sunset Cottage. The setting is beautiful and the accommadations are very adequate. i would certainly like to repeat our stay there next year. The property was very clean and well maintained, which I appreciate. Kudos to the owners!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We would love to see you return for a future stay! 😎
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We Adore This Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

I can’t tell you how much we enjoyed our Labor Day Weekend stay at the Sunset Cottage! A beautiful property that is super clean and comfortable, complete with everything you would ever need. And the location and views are amazing! Thank you for a perfect weekend. We’ll be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that you enjoyed your time at the Sunset Cottage & thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of your stay! I feel it can be so helpful to others to know that you had a positive experience! You certainly had the hottest weather of the summer! We'll look forward to your next visit to welcome you & your family back! Hope you have a great end of summer! Warmest Regards, Barb Schmitt
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Incredible Experience

  • 5 of 5

My family (wife and 2 13-year olds) had an incredible time at Paw Paw Lake and Loved the Sunset Cottage. The location is great, right on the point with a beautiful view of the Lake. Barbara has done a great job with the recent renovation and the cottage is very clean, comfortable and in great shape. My kids loved fishing off the dock and had great luck. We rented a pontoon boat and it fit on the dock and we had memorable family cruises. The fire pit was a big hit and we invited cousins up for s'mores around the fire. The whole vacation really exceeded our already high expectations.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience at the Sunset Cottage! Many guests write notes to us, but don't take the time to go back to the website to write a formal review. It was a pleasure to meet you & your family! I'm so glad that the weather cooperated and you had the opportunity to engage in all that Paw Paw Lake has to offer...a true "Pure Michigan" adventure... boating, swimming, fishing, sunsets, & bonfires! Hopefully, you created many great memories and want to come back again! We'd love to have you! Warmest Regards, Barb Schmitt
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A great time on Paw Paw lake!

  • 5 of 5

My family (wife and 2 kids ages 4 and 2) along with both sets of grandparents had an amazing time at the Sunset Cottage on Paw Paw Lake. Great Views of the Lake as the property is on the point and has lots of frontage. Kids loved hanging out on the pier and swimming. Also, they were able to fish directly of the dock. The Bonfire area was our favorite, and we enjoyed fires each night with the family. The Cottage has plenty of room and it is a great setup as it can easily sleep 8. It is well maintained and very clean. This location has everything you need for a great time at the lake. In addition, there is so much nearby, wineries, Lake Michigan, golf, etc all very close to be able to enjoy and still get back to the cottage and enjoy the lake the same day. We will definitely be back, highly recommend! The whole experience with Barbara from the beginning was very professional, organized and friendly. Not to mention responsive to every single question before and during our stay. We are grateful for the hospitality and sharing their cottage with our family!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brian & Nicki, Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts and comments on the HomeAway website! It means a lot to hear that your family had a positive vacation experience and want to come back again! We would love to have you! It was such a pleasure to meet you all... What a wonderful family you have! It was also great to know that you have other friends who helped acquaint you with Paw Paw Lake and hopefully you are hooked on all it has to offer for a summer get away! Best wishes to you all and hope you enjoy the end of summer...take care! Sincerely, Barbara Schmitt
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Awesome Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Wow! The Sunset Cottage exceeded all of our expectations. It was imaculate, comfortable, and spacious. The kitchen was completely furnished with everything necessary to prepare meals, the bedrooms were roomy, airy and very comforable with ample closet space, and the living area was large yet cozy with very nice furnishings. The thing that I liked best was the view of the lake from just about every window in the house.

We were in Watervliet to celebrate our son's wedding. Our daughter from CA, my husband's sister from AR, and our two year old grandson all stayed with us. The cottage sure beat separate hotel rooms. We also invited our family and our son's wife's family to the cottage to watch the newlyweds open their gifts the day after the wedding. It was such an intimate setting.

We are hoping to rent the cottage next summer for a week to take full advantage of all it has to offer; sandy beach, great swimming, fishing, a fire pit on the beach, and best of all rest and relaxation.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
South Bend, IN
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Board of Trade
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Paw Paw Lake Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Board of Trade
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Lake Michigan

Additional activities include:

Deer Forest to feed the deer

Abundance of fruit farms (peaches, cherries, blueberries, apples, etc.)

Various wineries/tours/tasting


Many nearby summer festivals (St. Joseph, Saugatuck-Douglas, Holland)

Curious Kids Museum


Rates & Availability

Paw Paw Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 1 2017 - Sep 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Refundable damage deposit $350

A $300 cleaning fee is charged for all stays. You must call owner to reserve the property. Credit cards are not accepted.

We Do Not accept money online! Do not send money to any foreign address! Checks are accepted after confirmation of dates with owner.
A lease agreement is sent and payment is due two weeks prior to arrival. Checks are mailed to the owner. Call owner to confirm the deal, if you have any questions.

The security deposit of $350 is due when making the reservation.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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