Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

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

Bedrooms 3
Space 154 m²
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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

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 Michigan

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!


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


Dowagiac House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 154 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 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 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 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 ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Perfect Getaway! Newly Renovated, Private Sand Beach, Clean and Beautiful
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Great time with the family!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect lake home for our family to spend some time away. The house was just as pictured, a great time was had by all. With two young children it was nice to have the use of a crib and pack and play. This was our first time using VRBO and won't be our last. The owner Tali was quick to respond to any questions we had prior to our stay (and during).

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect peaceful lakehouse!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of four adults, a 4 year old and 3 year old, and a 9 and 10 month old. The lake access is absolutely perfect for little ones, very shallow. Our preschooler loved the floating dock/slide and we enjoyed all the extra motor free boats. Fishing was great, and you could see fish swimming right near the dock. We had a few questions/minor issues that we texted the owner about and she quickly responded. This was our first vrbo rental experience and it went great. I would highly recommend this property, you can tell the owners have put a lot of love into it.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Peaceful Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect home for a family get away. It truly felt like our home for the week we were there. The attention to guests' needs went beyond the typical rental. From the water craft, to the children's play sets, to the well equipped kitchen, we had everything we needed to relax and enjoy our days. We chose the no motor lake with our granddaughter's safety in mind, (she'd had no previous experience with swimming outside of a pool). To our surprise, everyone (from millennials to seniors), embraced the opportunity to get away from noise and neighbors' activities. There were ample opportunities nearby for those who wanted to be more active, but it was nice to "come home" to peace and quiet at the end of the day, and amazing to start the day with a quiet cup of coffee or a paddle board or kayak ride on what felt like our own private lake. We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Property is Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This has been our second time staying here. It's so clean, completely updated and so peaceful. We have 4 children under the age of 7. It's so nice not to have to bring a pack and play since the house has a crib and pack and play available (bed rail available too!). My kids also loved the swing set and many beach "toys". Not having motor boats on the lake is not only peaceful but great when little kids are swimming in the water and you don't have to worry about a speed boat flying by.

The house has everything you need! The kitchen is fully stocked with every appliance etc. A lot of rental properties don't provide towels or sheets. It's so nice to not have to pack these things!

We loved staying here and plan to again.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Erin! When we started renovating this home, our hope was that eventually we would have a group of repeat renters building family memories every summer alongside my family and I. We are so excited to have you back next summer and to play a small role in your happy memories. Thanks for taking such good care of our home!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful, peaceful, relaxing, fun family time!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful week relaxing and enjoying the company of family at this beautiful home on peaceful Cable Lake. The kayaks and paddle board were a great hit. The beds were comfortable, the house was clean and well equipped with everything we needed, and the fire pit was enjoyable. Would recommend to anyone looking for a quiet retreat away.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Columbus, Ohio

Quaint and Quiet Family Lake Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week stay -- my parents, husband, sister, brother-in-law, their three kids (ages 7, 5 and 2) and our small dog. My husband's family has been going to NW Michigan annually for 25+ years so he and I have a good understanding of "lake life" but this was a first for my family. We live in Columbus, Ohio and wanted to break my parents in with a less drastic drive the first year (five hours instead of eight) so we picked this house randomly for how nice it looked, its close proximity to Lake Michigan, and the distance from home.

The house is very nice inside, especially for a lake house (I've stayed in many). It has an inverted floor plan which threw us off but makes complete sense given the slope of the lot. The kitchen is user-friendly, well-designed and well-stocked. For example, I always bring an extra-large pot with me from home because normally where we stay doesn't have one large enough but they have two. The bedrooms are all on one floor and the queen room is very small but does the job. Laundry is an added bonus but this is a lake house so be mindful of potential stains from the hard water and iron.

As mentioned in other reviews, the homeowner Tali was VERY responsive to both online and text messages. She seems to genuinely want everyone to enjoy every detail of their stay. Do yourself a favor and read the binder when you arrive, she has provided a lot of useful information in it.

The surrounding Sister Lakes area is nice, with multiple lakes to explore. Saint Joseph is 30 minutes away on Lake Michigan, with a nice beach, splash pad, playground and great places to eat. South Haven and Saugatuck made for good day trips too. Unlike other areas of Michigan, there are no true designated bike paths but we felt safe on the roads. Even the busier roads had bike lanes or large enough berms to ride. While the local grocery store is pricier (always is) it's only two miles from the house and we found it adequate enough to not have to drive further for groceries.

We prefer and are used to motorized lakes however on our stay learned there are positives to staying on one that is not motorized: The kids played in the water without concern of boats not seeing them and while wind is always in the equation, the lack of wakes made kayaking and canoeing around the lake much more doable.

Check out Instagram tag #weberlockhartryan2k17 for pictures from our stay and to get ideas of where to eat and drink nearby.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59
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.