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Perfect Getaway! Newly Renovated, Private Sand Beach, Clean and Beautiful

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bdrm, 2 bath, sleeps 12, luxury home, waterfront, sand beach, boats included,

Cable Lake Cottage is located in the Sister Lakes area of Southwest Michigan. It is about 2 hours from Chicago, 45 minutes from South Bend, and less than 3 hours from Detroit.

This charming, fully renovated, waterfront craftsman style cottage features 3+ bedrooms and 2 full baths with private beach and central air-conditioning. Our Paddleboat, Kayaks, Rowboat, Stand-up Paddleboard, and sand toys are included. All new floors, brand new kitchen and bathrooms, new plumbing/electric/HVAC/water softener/well, and gorgeous decor will welcome you and give you the perfect luxury lake vacation. Wireless internet is ready for your use. Cable TV, Netflix, Amazon Prime, a DVD player and a large selection of movies provide entertainment when you're ready to relax. Central air conditioning keeps you comfortable all summer. The home easily sleeps up to 12.

Upstairs features a Master bedroom with a new King bed and a crib, a second bedroom with a queen bed and room for a provided pack and play, a third bedroom with two sets of twin bunk beds, and a flex space with a full futon. The lower level family room has a pull-out couch. There is a full bathroom conveniently located on each floor. The main level features a kitchen, family room, two dining areas, and a full bathroom with shower. Central air, heat, and washer/dryer. Linens are provided.

Our home has over 80 feet of private sand beach leading into the gradual entry lake. Excellent for kids! The floating swim raft with reclined seats and a slide offers the best seat in the house. The beach was resanded in June 2016 and is full of soft, clean sand. Adirondack chairs and beach chairs are provided on the beach. The firepit in the sand is a magical place to end the day.

The yard features a large playset with swings for kids and also a Step 2 climber for toddlers. There is over 1200sf of beautiful new decking to welcome you comfortably to the outdoors. The front porch offers a quiet respite to enjoy the birds and trees. The upper level deck is on the lakeside and features comfortable sectional seating and breathtaking lake views. The lower level deck offers direct access to the kitchen and features two dining areas and additional seating.

This home is located on 90 acre Cable Lake, which is a private non-motor lake in Sister Lakes, MI. This quiet, clean lake is perfect for stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, paddle boating, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, and swimming. The fishing is outstanding.

We also have platted access to a dedicated boat launch less than 1/4 mile away for all-sport Little Crooked Lake (as well as another 5 all-sport lakes within a few miles), so bring your boats and water toys and enjoy the best of both worlds!

Please note that some amenities are stored for winter during the low season. From approximately mid-October through end of May, the pier and swim raft are taken out, watercraft and sand toys are removed and stored for the winter, and outdoor furniture cushions are stored. Amenities are reinstated as soon as weather and conditions are allowed.

More Details

Tali Kulbeda
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About Tali Kulbeda

We are a family of 6 that loves to travel. We frequently rent vacation homes on our adventures, and we know how important a clean, accurately represented, comfortable home is. We love opening our beautiful and tranquil getaway up to guests and seeing the beautiful memories created here!

Tali Kulbeda purchased this house in 2013

Why Tali Kulbeda chose Dowagiac

We chose Cable Lake Cottage because we wanted to invest in a home that we intend to keep in our family for generations to come. We love the proximity to Chicago, the many attractions in the area (wineries, breweries, St. Joseph, South Haven, Kalamazoo, and so much more!), and the resort feel of the Sister Lakes. But Cable Lake is what makes this home so special. Nothing quite compares to the beauty of this clean, quiet, inviting lake, and the beautiful sand beach. We fully renovated this home and enjoyed building our version of the perfect lake cottage. We hope you love it too!


Dowagiac House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Newly Renovated, Dual Sinks, Extra Counter Space
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Large bedroom offers ample floor space for an air mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , There is a Pack and Play available for use
    Bunk Room - 4 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full Size futon can sleep an additional 1-2 people
    Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The family room has a pull-out couch to sleep 2
  • Family Room - Pull out couch sleeps 2 additional people. There is a full bath on each level.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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(35 traveler reviews)

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Perfect Getaway! Newly Renovated, Private Sand Beach, Clean and Beautiful
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 35 reviews

Fabulous lake house!

  • 5 of 5

Don’t hesitate to stay here. We loved everything about this home!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to your home, and it was every bit as magical as the first! The attention to details, (cleanliness, kitchen supplies, children's playsets, water activities), is so appreciated. There was nothing to do but unpack and live life to the fullest. We know you were concerned about the fire pit being under water, but we loved the addition of the chiminea by the house. We found we used it much more. What began, last summer, as a one time family retreat has quickly become an annual tradition. We'll definitely be returning next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Week!

  • 5 of 5

All the reviews previously submitted are correct. This property is wonderful. An ultimate beach house with all the amenities you could ask for. The beach decor fit the house perfectly. Beds were comfortable. The couple of questions I had were addressed by Tali right away. The only downside had nothing to do with the house but Mother Nature. Due to the snowy winter and rainy spring the nice sandy beach was under water. The beach will return eventually. It didn't stop our family from having a great week. Grandsons loved jumping off the raft and playing on the playset. Don't hesitate booking this property for a family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply put...perfect!! Many happy memories shared!

  • 5 of 5

I honestly cannot say enough good things about our stay at Cable Lake Cottage! The listing description is absolutely spot-on and extremely detailed. The property was pristine! Tali, the owner, provided an abundant amount of very valuable information, both thru email and in the binder included in the home. We referred to it often! I would highly recommend staying here and we would love to visit again!

We are a family of 6, kids ages are 12, 10, 7, and 2. Every single one of us had the best time! The cottage is beautiful yet functional, with everything you could possibly need. The crib was a HUGE plus for us, and our little guy was completely happy with sleeping in the "new bed". This can be a real struggle for traveling with little ones! Our 3 girls greatly enjoyed staying in the bunk room, and there was plenty of room for everyone to spread out. The spacious deck overlooking the lake is a wonderful spot to sit, read, talk, eat, etc. We ate outside as much as we could (it did rain a few days, but no worries, still plenty of room indoors as well!). We greatly enjoyed the chiminea and made s'mores several times. Great fun! As awesome as the cottage is, the main attraction has to be the lake! Bring your fishing poles and spend the few bucks for a license, because we were getting fish as soon as the hook hit the water! Everyone took rides in the paddle boat (there are actually 2!) There are multiple kayaks, paddle boards, a rowboat, etc. Our kids had never kayaked before and absolutely loved it! There are plenty of floats to enjoy or bring your favorites with you! The lake temperature was very nice, even the cold-blooded types in the family thought it was warm enough! Lest I forget, the kids also enjoyed the swing set in the front yard and the smaller play set in the back. Absolutely great additions!

I would have been happy to not leave the cottage the entire week, but we did go out for a few excursions. We visited St. Joseph which has a nice beach on Lake Michigan and many other attractions, stores, and restaurants. On a rainy day we went to the Air Zoo near Kalamazoo and we all enjoyed that. We highly recommend visiting Sarett Nature Center in Benton Harbor--check out the tree canopy! We would have loved to check out the many trails there, but time was cut short by rain and a tired 2 year old. We enjoyed the Baker's Rhapsody in Dowagiac for coffee and treats. We also enjoyed nearby Sister Lakes Brewing Company. Just a wonderful stay overall!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay! The home offered comfort and entertainment for every age. Grandparents, young adults, a 3.5 and 1.5 year old—-all had a blast. The front yard provides great shade on hot days, and the swing set offered a fun break from the lake. The paddle boats and paddle boards were great fun to use as well. Very calm and peaceful lake with no motorized boats allowed. Hoping to be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home, perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this home and had an amazing time! Everything was beautiful! We loved having the paddle boats, kayaks, row boat, etc...we spent time on the lake each day and enjoyed every second! The yard was great and has huge shade trees, perfect for the hammock or relaxing in lawn chairs. The yard is also well manicured...we basically spent most of our free time outside during the day. It was perfect for our family. The owners were such gracious hosts and responded quickly when we needed something. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
South Bend
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Captain Jack's
Nearest Train
18 Miles
St. Joseph, MI
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Silver Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Additional Guest Fee $20
Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Insurance $59
Refundable Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.