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Cable Cottage - View to Lake, Sandy Beach, Pretty & Serene! in Sister Lakes

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* In an approximately 2.5 hr drive from Chicago, 25 minutes east of St. Joeseph, MI, you can be at Cable Lake, one of the Sister Lakes! This lovely & bright, freshly remodeled & decorated cottage with a view to Cable Lake, a non-motorized private lake with great swimming and fishing.

In 35 steps from the cottage or across a rarely traveled road, you are at the grassy area, sandy beach and lake. The private association, main beach has a sandy beach, a pier, diving floats & picnic pavillion. (The gradual depth lake is a great set up for small children, older children love the pier and floating docks).

Cable Lake is part of the Sister Lakes area which consists of summer homes and some year round homes on several beautiful lakes all within walking and biking distance from each other. A favorite "get away" destination for many years.

* In 2006 the entire cottage was remodeled. We installed new bamboo floors, new walls, curtains, bedding, dishes and more. Every year we do things to keep the cottage fresh!.

* The cottage has 2 bedrooms, (1 with a queen bed, 1 with 2-twins)and a queen pullout sofa in the living room.

* The cottage has 2 A/C units and 3 ceiling fans it is also heated & cozy all year round!

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cottage rental amenities

* Sleeps 6 in 2 bedrooms & 1 pull out queen sofa in the living room area. (pack n play & 2 small matresses for extra little one's).

* Fully equipped kitchen with dishes, glasses, utensils, pots/pans, stove, oven, refrig/freezer, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, TV for DVD/VCR(no TV reception, no cable or local phone), CD stereo and Iphone doc.  There is no Wi-fi but free Wi-fi is available at Stephie's Coffee Shop a short drive away.

* Screened in porch, gas grill and charcoal grill. Fire pit, lawn chairs and grassy double lot.

* 35 steps to the "Main Beach" with a sandy beach, grassy area, pavilion, pier #1 and floats.  It is a short walk to the #2 fishing pier and a little bit further walk to the #3 pier which can also be used for swimming and relaxing. (All floats and piers are removed at Labor Day).

* There is a row boat with the cottage for your use. The lake is regularly stocked with fish. There is Northern Pike, bass, Blue gill, Perch & more.

* No smoking in the cottage please! Smoking ONLY on the screened
porch. No pets. Guests are not allowed to bring pets.  If you have pet allergies please let us know.

* No bed linens, towels, dish towels etc.. (you bring your own)

If inquiring I will email a complete list of items available in the cottage & a suggested list of what you should bring.

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#1 Enjoy the lovely weather at the beach, grilling & relaxing on the property. Enjoy dining and playing games on the screened porch, roasting marshmellows over the firepit or enjoy the evening sunset from the cottage or the row boat.

* Children enjoy the sandy beach with shallow area & gradually increasing water depth, pier & jumping off floats.

* The cottage has a row boat for your use or you can rent a paddle boat nearby. Cable Lake is one of the few, if not only, lakes in Sister Lakes with no motors or motor sports & no public access. This allows for a very relaxing experience.

* A fishing pier in the association is just a 3 minute walk from the cottage. Cable Lake is one of the deepest of the Sister Lakes over 45 ft deep in some areas. Because it is a no motor lake the fishing is great. Wildwood Association regularly stocks the lake. There is Bass, Northern Pike, Bluegill, Walleye and Perch.  MI permits required. Directions to the fishing pier and a 3rd pier for swimming are in the cottage in the, "blue information album/book"

* If you like water sports, Magician Lake, across the main road,(or any of the neighboring lakes),have public access launch areas, you can unload your gear & play all day & return to the peace of Cable Lake, (you can park your gear on our double lot).

* Bring your bikes & ride to the neighboring lakes, local ice cream parlor, bars, shops, full service day spa, restaurants, bowling alley or farm stands.

* Shop at the local farmers markets, visit & dine in downtown Dowagiac, enjoy the antique shops and winery's.

*Your 15-30 minutes from many attractions such as several Michigan Winery's, St. Joeseph Michigan. You are a short drive from Saugatuk, South Haven and many other lovely towns & attractions.

*Proceed straight west to St. Joseph, MI on Lake Michigan for a great day trip. It is less than 20 minutes away and has beautiful Silver Beach with a beachfront playground, massive splash fountain, childrens museum and historic carousal right at the beach. The quaint town has art galleries, antique and gift shops and lots of restaurants and cafes!

* In the fall you will enjoy the beautiful fall leaves, crisp fresh air, grilling and bonfires on the property. Take a hike, walk, bike or fish on Cable Lake. You will be able to enjoy the screened porch thru October & beyond. Enjoy the farmers markets, local corn maze, apple & pumpkin picking near by. There are many Winery's in the area & quaint towns to visit!

vacation rental rates

Reserve now for best dates! 

Send an email and I will send you  a reservation form and more information about the cottage, including its amenities & suggested items to bring.  I will also email a list of local links in regard to places to go and things to see.

Rates are weekly based on Saturday 3pm check In and Sat. 11am
check Out. Weekly preferred, 4 night minimum if available, inquire for rates and availability.

2014 - Book best dates now with $300 refundable deposit! No additional cleaning fee!

Now till May 31, 2014 $700 per week, Sat to Sat. $140 per night, 4 night min. if available.

*May 31th thru Sept. 7,(Labor Day),  $885 per week, $170 per night, (4 night min. if available)

** The week that includes July 4th is $950, Sat to Sat.

*** Labor Day Weekend - If Available Fri-Mon  $550

*After Labor Day thru April 2015 $650 per week, $140 per night, (minimum of 4 nights)

Notre Dame Game Weekends! 30-40 minutes away. Winery Tour Weekends, Fall Color and Fruit Picking Weekends or Ski Weekends!

Fall Weekends- $385 for a 3 day 2 night weekend check in Friday anytime and out on Sunday anytime or $140 per night for 3+ nights. Early check in and late check out if available.

If You Would Like to Book:  Call/email to discuss dates & info and receive confirmation that the dates are available.

I will then reserve it for 7 days waiting for below:

* Copy of your drivers license, (xerox or color copy, of person booking and writing the deposit checks).

* Completed Reservation Form, (I will send it to you via email, fax or mail).

* $300.00 security deposit in a personal check dated the first day of your stay and 100% of the rental amount in the form of a cashiers check or money order.

Once I receive the above the cottage is booked.

I will then mail the keys to you approximately 1-2 weeks before your stay.

Cancellation - All Deposits 100% refundable with minimum 45 days notice prior to rental date with written or email notice.

$300.00 Deposit Refund - Deposit refunded if there is no damage & cottage is left in "broom clean" condition based on "Check out Helper: sheet.  If you choose not to leave the cottage in "broom clean" condition, $50 will be deducted from the sec. dep. for basic housekeeping services, (cost of any cleaning beyond basic cleaning will also be deducted).

When you mail the keys back to us, the deposit will be returned within 7 days from our receipt of the keys.

Monthly available all year round and can be negotiated.  Fully furnished, no pets, no smoking. For a monthly rate please call or email to discuss.

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Top things to do in Sister Lakes
  • Visit local restaurants, bars, ice cream shops & cafes
  • Bike ride around the lakes and cottages
  • Visit farmers markets and near by small towns
  • Visit local winery's
  • Enjoy a sunset row boat ride
Top things to do on a budget
  • Fish on Cable Lake with our canoe
  • Bike ride to neighboring towns
  • Visit St. Joeseph & Lake Michigan 20 minutes west
  • Enjoy roasting marshmellows over the fire pit
  • Swim in the lake, play board games on the porch!
Top things to do with a family
  • Visit local towns and attractions
  • Use of canoe or rent a paddle boat or local water toys and enjoy
  • Visit the childrens museum in St. Joe
  • Go to the local amusement and water parks
  • Go fishing, biking, canoeing & horseback riding

Mary Anne Bryan , owner

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traveler reviews for this sister lakes cottage rental

Just what we were looking for

Review submitted: August 21, 2013   Date of arrival: August 10, 2013

Great location, only steps to the beach. You can see the water from the living room and from the enclosed porch (where we ate most of our meals and spent most of our "down-time"). The owners are very accommodating and were happy to help with anything we needed. It was a little cooler (mid-70s) when we were there, and we didn't need the a/c. It was very comfortable with the windows open. Despite the slightly lower temps (in August!), the kids still swam most days since the lake was so inviting. The sandy bottom zero-entry lake was just what we were looking for with 2 small children. And, a major plus for this rental was the unlimited use of the rowboat. We caught many bluegills, sunfish, and a bass or two.

I would definitely recommend this rental to others!

Recommended for: families with young children

Owners response: Thanks for staying with us last summer! We are so glad you had a nice time. If you stay again be sure to let us know for the repeat visitor discount. We have updated the twin beds and have even more great updates. Hope to see you again!

Helpful votes: 4 / 5


family friendly all around

Review submitted: June 3, 2013   Date of arrival: June 30, 2012

it was a wonderful retreat that we will always remember. the owners are incredibly helpful and really go out of their way to answer questions and make sure you are well taken care of.

the shared beach just a stones throw from the cottage is very kid friendly, a must for my family. I would have liked more seclusion but it still felt intimate.

the house is cute, cozy and clean. we practically lived in the screened back porch. it was also loaded with beach toys and other goodies to enhance the stay.

the area was full of fun beyond beach lounging. we saw a drive in movie, shopped for antiques and went on long runs and drives along country roads. let's not forget some solid brunch options not too far for those relaxed mornings.

we loved our visit and would go back again and again!

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, romantic getaway

Owners response: Thank you so much for the great review! Those are the things we love about the cottage too! We look forward to your return. Please remind me of your previous stay and you will receive a frequent guest discount!

Helpful votes: 3 / 4


the perfect getaway

Review submitted: June 3, 2013   Date of arrival: June 30, 2012

This was a lovely little cottage not too far from a shared beach. The beach was sandy and very kid friendly, a big plus for us. The owners were very communicative and patient with all our questions during the booking. I would definitely go back, year after year.

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 1 / 2


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