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Heron's Nest at Viewpoint Beach on Magician Lake in Sister Lakes

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Heron's Nest:  Newly renovated lake 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 from the dock and swim and boat in the lake.  A sandy swimming and boating area is close by.  Air conditioned.

Fall:  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 the quaint, but bustloing Dowagiac, attend a University of Notre Dame home football game in South Bend, IN, carve a jack-o-lantern using a pumpkin provided by Viewpoint Beach management.  The cottage is heated; you will be warm and cozy on a cold nights after busy, fun fall days  in the country.  Check the fee for a two night stay!

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

Experiece a real American summer and/or autumn in the country!

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Cynthia Polk Muller 305-282-9256

house rental amenities

Beds: 1 double and 1 twin bed (First Bedroom); 1 Bunk Bed, 2 twin beds (Second Bedroom;   2 Twin beds (Third bedroom).  Air conditioned.  Pillows provided. Guests must bring their own bed linens, towels and paper goods.

Entertainment: Cable TV/Internet

Kitchen: Full Kitchen; Microwave; Dishes/Silverware/Utensils/Pot &Pans.

Outdoor Features: Dock for boats and jet skies; Fire Pit; Charcoal Grill; 2 Picnic Tables; Wide wrap-around deck perfect for large gatherings ; Lakefront Swimming;
Fall:  wine-tasting tours, walking in the colorful woods, fishing, kayakong on the mile-long Polk Channel (we have 3 kayaks), shopping, picking apples at a local farm, carving a jack0o0lantern, sitting around a campfile, attending a University of Notre Dame home foorball game in South Bend, IN...just a 45 minute drive

Firewood:  !st supply of wood free...fee for second supply.

 NO tents, Campers, Motor Homes

Suitability:      No pets allowed

Smoking Not Allowed Inside.

Guests are required to supply:

  • Bed linens/Blankets
  • Towels
  • Paper Goods
  • Charcoal for Grill

activities and attractions in Sister Lakes Michigan

Swimming, watersports, fishing, sunbathing, 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, an ice cream parlor, a roller rink and a multitude of restaurants to enjoy. Downtown Dowagiac features a number of boutique shops that include Oh My!, 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.

                                "We would love to have you stay with us!

vacation rental rates

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 Rates:     3-night rate:  $630 plus 6% MI Tax ($37.80)

                       4-night rate:   $750 plus 6% MI Tax ($45.00)

                     Damage Deposit:  $250/week  Damage 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 housekeeping services (cost of excessive cleaning will be deducted).

Signed rental agreement required

Payment in full: $250 refundable deposit required to confirm reservation. Balance due required 60 days prior to arrival if reservations made between October-March prior to summer arrival.

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

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traveler reviews for this sister lakes house rental

Great time at Heron's Nest

Review submitted: August 4, 2013   Date of arrival: July 19, 2013

We had a great time at Heron's Nest. We were pleasantly surprised with the overall condition of the cottage. The inside had recently been redone with new flooring, fixtures, bathroom, etc. The large deck outside was equipped with a large picnic table and plenty of chairs and tables which accommodated our parties of 20 or more nicely. Most of our people commuted from the South Bend area. We had more than ample parking for all of the cars and outdoor space to set up volleyball and corn hole. Our age range was 10 to 82 and the property was comfortable for everyone. There was also a nice fire pit that we used every night. The Mueller's were very generous with the firewood and would occasionally check on us to see what we needed. There was a nice sandy beach with pier 50 yards from the cottage for swimming and a dock behind the property on the canal where we docked our pontoon. The price was reasonable and Cynthia was flexible to accommodate our specific dates. Great week at the lake; looking forward to next year!

Helpful votes: 1 / 2


everything we wanted

Review submitted: December 27, 2012   Date of arrival: July 30, 2012

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...

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

Owners response: Viewpoint Beach Resort has been in the same family for 102 years. The property surrounding the cottages provides "space" for events. This summer we will host the second annual Magician Lake Party for all residents and those visiting the lake for the 4th-of-July-Week Celebrations. We hope to add a fourth cabin...or lodge...that will sleep 12, located on our mile-long waterway that winds throughout the property. Come to us to experience an All-American summer vacation.

Helpful votes: 2 / 3


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