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Property Details

Updated: Jan 15, 2015
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Located in southwest Michigan (about 20 minutes northeast of

Elkhart, Indiana). It is located on beautiful Shavehead Lake with

100 ft. of lake frontage. Swim, fish, canoe or read - do as much or

as little as you want. The cottage has been in our family for over

50 years. If you're looking for a resort type setting, this ISN'T

it. It is an old, very well used cottage with mismatched furniture

and all.

It has always been a special place to us.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
  • Pets welcome

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Activity and Interests

The southwest Michigan/northern Indiana area is filled with

places to go and things to do within a 1-2 hour drive.

Grand Rapids and Meijer Gardens, the Paw Paw wineries, Battle

Creek, the western Michigan fruit belt, Lake Michigan and it's sand

dunes, South Bend and Elkhart, Indiana, Shipshewana (home of one of

the country's largest flea markets, open every Tues. and Wed., May -

Oct.), Goshen and Nappannee, IN (home of Amish Acres, The Old Bag

Factory, etc.). And Chicago is only about a 2+ hour drive.

Four Winds Casino is one hour to the west in New Buffalo, MI and Firekeeper's Casino is 1.5 hrs. to the northeast in Battle Creek, MI as well as several Indiana waterfront casinos toward Chicago.

Cottage activities available include; outdoor games

(horseshoes, badmitton, ladder golf), swimming/floating, fishing,

canoeing, walking, indoor games.

Or, you can sit on the deck swing and just relax as you look at the

beautiful lake or the swans swimming by.


Rental rates


  • Weekly Rate: $800 - $850

  • The cottage is available mid June - early September by the week
    (check-in Saturday 3 PM - check-out Saturday 11 AM) -
    $800/week (10 people maximum please - including drop in guests). Add $50 for the week that includes July 4.
    Well trained/behaved pets allowed (no more than two). Please clean up after them and please don't allow them on the furniture.
    A $100 security/cleaning deposit is required to hold
    requested dates (for each week being reserved). If cottage is left clean and no damage, your deposit will be returned in full.
    Full rental payment is due no later than 6 weeks prior to your reservation date.
    Cancellation, of less than 60 days before reservation, will result in
    a forfeiture of deposit. A cancellation of less than 14 days prior
    to your rental date will result in a forfeiture of your rent (if the
    week goes unfilled).
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Updated: Jan 15, 2015


Property Type

  • cottage


  • pets considered


  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1
  • Half Bathroom


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Two bedrooms (one with double bed and one with two twins), sleeping porch with sofa bed and a twin and large living room with a sofa bed. Pillows and blankets furnished. LINENS AND TOWELS NOT PROVIDED - you must bring your own. (Laundramat located about 20 minutes away.) One-and-a-half baths. Large, eat-in kitchen with gas stove, refrigerator, small microwave, eating and cooking utensils, coffee maker, toaster oven, etc. YOU MUST PROVIDE YOUR OWN PAPER GOODS (t.p., paper towels, napkins, etc.) Deck on lake side with large picnic table and another smaller, round table. Games, decks of cards and books available. Two canoes and a rowboat available along with various sized lifejackets and a variety of fishing poles. Lake is about 300 acres, clean and deep. Public boat launch for your boat or jet ski is located across lake. Nice swimming area in front of cottage. Lawn goes all the way to water's edge. THIS IS A NON-SMOKING COTTAGE. Do all smoking outside and please properly dispose of cigarette/cigar butts. There is no tv/computer. It isn't air conditioned but has several fans.

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