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Turtle Cove at Viewpoint Beach on Magician Lake

Turtle Cove at Viewpoint Beach on Magician Lake


Property Details

Updated: Sep 9, 2014
House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 9 Sleeps

Quaint lake cottage located on a channel connecting to 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. Newly renovated - new everything! If in the area, please contact for a tour. Fish off the dock, swim and boat on the lake. Wi-Fi available. Air Conditioned.

The property is perfect for an autumn get-a-way. Enjoy a campfire on a cool fall evening, kayak the mile-long Polk channel ( we have 3 kayaks), walk through the woods to view the colorful fall leaves, participate in the many wine-tasting activities sponsored by local wineries, shop in quaint, but bustling, Dowagiac, attend a University of Notre Dame football game in South Bend, IN, carve a jack-lantern from a pumpkin provided by Viewpoint Beach Resort management! The cottage is heated; you will be warm and cozy on a cold night after a busy, fun fall day in the country. Check the fee for a two night stay!

We have three cottages next to each other... Frog Hollow, Turtle Cove and Heron's Nest...perfect for a group retreat, a reunion or a get-a-way with a group of friends!

Experience a real American summer and autumn in the country!

More Details
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom

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Turtle Cove at Viewpoint Beach on Magician Lake
+1 -305-282-9256
Sister Lakes Southwest Michigan
Merrillville, Ind,usa

Fathers and Son's Weekend

Fathers and Son's Weekend
  • 5 of 5
It was a great time, for me and my two son's. The location of the house was perfect.Did some good fishing off the channel. We caught crappie, blue gill, small mouth, and catfish. The people were very freindly. I will be bring back the whole family next.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Turtle Cove at Viewpoint Beach on Magician Lake
+1 -305-282-9256
Sister Lakes Southwest Michigan
Villa Park, IL

Fantastic Rental!

  • 5 of 5
I was very impressed with the house and property. The channel in the back with lake access was absoulutly wonderful. House was very comfortable with plenty of places to sit and relax. The patio furniture was fantastic to relax in as well as the picnic table and fire pit. The public boat launch was easy to find and very well kept. It was very easy to launch an 18ft power boat. The Sister Lakes area is very friendy and homey. My goup and I immediatly felt right at home. I highly recommend BT's Pub for their food and great deck seating. Also enjoyed Stephie's Coffee house for some great coffee. There are too many good features about the area and home to list. Looking forward to my next visit.
Thanks AJ
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Turtle Cove at Viewpoint Beach on Magician Lake
+1 -305-282-9256
Sister Lakes Southwest Michigan
urbana, il, usa

Fantastic host and site

  • 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

* Swimming

* Boating

* Sunbathing

* Walking/Jogging

* Bowling

* Golfing - at local courses or the new Harbor Shores Course in Benton Harbor, MI

* Going on U-Pick Fruit Outings at local farms

* Playing Miniature Golf

* Biking

* Kayaking

* Viewing movies at 5-Mile Drive-in Movie

* Shopping in Dowagiac and St. Joseph, MI

* Attending wine tastings at local wineries

* Attending the University of Notre Dame home football games in South Bend, IN

* Fishing


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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
My Standard Rate
Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
1 night minimum stay


  • Nightly Rate: $210 - $210

    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)
    Nightly rate: 3-night rate: $630 plus MI Tax ($38.80)
    4-night rate: $750 plus MI Tax ($45.00)
    Damage Deposit: $250 Damage Deposit refund: Deposit refunded if the premises and the cottage is left in "broom clean" condition. If you choose not to leave the cottage in "broom clean" condition, $50 will be deducted from the security deposit for excessive housekeeping services.
    Signed Rental Agreement Required.
    "We would love to have you stay with us!"

    Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Beds: 1 double bed and 1 twin bed (First Bedroom); 2 Bunk Beds: 2 twin/2full (Second Bedroom; 1 double bed (Third Bedroom) Pillows provided. Air conditioned. Entertainment: Cable TV, Internet Access Kitchen: Full Kitchen; Microwave; Dishes/Silverware/Utensils/Pot &Pans. Outdoor Features: Dock for boats and jet skies; Large wrap-around deck; Fire Pit; Charcoal Grill; Picnic Table; Lakefront Swimming. Fall: wine tasting-tours, walking in the colorful woods; kayaking on the Polk Channel; shopping, carving a jack-0-lantern, campfire; grilling outside on the barbeque, attend the University of Notre Dame home football games in South Bend, IN...just 45 minutes away! NO Campers, Motor Homes Suitability: No pets allowed Smoking Not Allowed Inside Cottage Renters are required to supply: * Bed linens/Blankets * Towels * Paper Goods * Charcoal for Grill
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