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Property Details

Updated: May 3, 2015
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, Sleeps 12

* Beautiful New England style salt box cottage located on Magician Lake in Sister Lakes, Michigan. The property is located at the mouth of Polk Channel, a mile-long waterway excavated in the 1950's, running from Magician Lake through Viewpoint Beach...surrounded by pines and other hardwoods that have been growing for a century or more. The cottage is perfect for a family vacation, or couples trying to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Fish off the dock. Swim and boat at our lakefront lot near by.

Air Conditioned.

Experience a real American summer!

  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Frog Hollow at Viewpoint Beach on Magician Lake
Sister Lakes Southwest Michigan

Peaceful and beautiful property

  • 5 of 5
I rented this property in July, 2012 as a getaway for myself and 10 friends in our late 20's and it was the perfect place! This was the first time I had ever rented a property for a vacation and it was a wonderful experience. Cynthia the owner was amazing from the beginning. The first time i emailed her with questions she responded within an hour and communicating with her was great throughout the entire process

We spent most of our time outside around the fire pit and on the beautiful lake. This property is very secluded which makes it an incredibly relaxing and peaceful place. There was enough room for everyone and we all had a great time! No one wanted to leave. The property has a dock and we were able to dock our boat overnight, which was wonderful. While we were there Cynthia was staying across the street and would drop off firewood every night and helped with anything elsewhere needed. She was wonderful.

We had such a fantastic time that we have already booked our trip for summer 2013 and can't wait to go back! My friends and I have such fantastic memories from our trip last summer and we are so excited to make more at Frog Hollow this summer!
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Frog Hollow at Viewpoint Beach on Magician Lake
Sister Lakes Southwest Michigan
urbana, il, usa

perfect for our needs

  • 5 of 5
My bride and I hosted our wedding on Cynthia's three properties (turtle cove, frog hollow, heron's nest)...we had a bunch of friends and relatives come stay in the cottages for several days before the big day, and then had a big outdoor thing with many more guests the day of. Plenty of space...

And it's beautiful: quiet and peaceful, wonderful lake my little niece and nephew loved going out on, nice open lawn for the reception, beautiful tree covered area right in front of the lake where we said our vows, barbecue pits right in the backyard by a canal so you could dock your boat right next to them, the cabins had everything you might need with a grocery store and restaurants just a few minutes drive down the road...

Plenty of space for a big party if you go in for all three looking to throw a wedding, but if you rent just one of the three, plenty of space for a quiet getaway from the city with just the family, and everything you might need...

Cynthia was incredibly helpful whenever we had a need, which as you can imagine was often when prepping a wedding...She's kind and caring and responsive and unobtrusive...really, what more can you ask for?

I've never done this kind of rental before, and neither had my wife, but if you're looking for a peaceful beautiful midwestern spot to take a break or throw a big outdoor party, we can't imagine a better site or a better owner. We'll be going back some anniversary soon, you should too...
  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Swimming, watersports, fishing, tanning, barbequing, nature trails and family activities, to name a few. Jet skis and speed boats can be rented from Lake Effect Powersports or Midway Marine. Campfire stories around the firepit are definitely recommended. The Sister Lakes area has a bowling alley, multiple ice cream parlors, a roller rink and a multitude of restaurants to enjoy. Downtown Dowagiac features a number of boutique shops that include Oh My!, The Red Raven, the Marshall Shop, the Beckwith Theatre, the Wood Fire Italian Restaurant, and Caruso's, a candy shoppe and soda fountain that has been in business since the 1920s.


From $220 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
spring - fall
May 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $250.00
  • Tax Rate 6.0%

A check for the $250 refundable security deposit and a signed contract will confirm your reservation. The contract will specifiy the date that the rental fee(s) are payable.

Nightly Rate: $220 - $250
Weekly Rate: $890 - $890
Monthly Rate: $3400 - $3400

Check-In: 3:00 p.m. (Michigan Time)
Check-Out: 11: a.m. sharp! (Michigan Time)
Rate Details (In US Dollars)
Weekly Rate: $890/week (May - October) plus MI Tax ($53.40) Pontoon Weekly Rental: $950; Daily Rate: $275
Nightly Rates: 3-night rate: $660 plus MI Tax ( $39.60) (Plus 6% MI Use Tax)
4-night rate: $750 plus MI Tax ($45.00)
Damage Deposit: $250/week Security Deposit Refund: Deposit refunded if there is no damage and cottage is left in broom clean condition. If you choose not to leave cottage in;broom clean condition, $50 will be deducted from the security deposit for excessive housekeeping services.
Signed rental agreement required
Payment in full: $250 refundable security deposit required to confirm reservation. Balance due required 60 days prior to arrival when reservation is made between October-March prior to summer arrival.
Until reservation is confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double, 2 twin/ single, 2 bunkbeds...Twins on top; Doubles on bottom...Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon, Double Sofabed Downstairs


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Beds: 2 queen beds (First Bedroom); 2 Bunk Beds (Second Bedroom; Convertible (Sleeps two/downstairs). Air conditioned. Entertainment: Cable TV/Internet Kitchen: Full Kitchen; Microwave; Dishes/Silverware/Utensils/Pot &Pans. Outdoor Features: Dock for boats and jet skies; Screened Porch; Deck; Fire Pit; Charcoal Grill; Picnic Table; Lakefront Swimming. NO tents, Campers, Motor Homes Suitability: No pets allowed Smoking Not Allowed Inside. Renters are required to supply: * Bed linens/Blankets * Towels * Paper Goods * Charcoal for Grills

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