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Vacation Home In Sister Lakes, Michigan 49047


Property Details

Updated: Oct 14, 2016
2 Hours From Chicago, 3 Hours From Detroit, 90 Minute's From Northwest Indiana

Ranch Home with full Basement and Washer and Dryer in basement. Large back and front Deck. The 22' deck on the back of the house has a Gas Grill with table and umbrella. Swing Set and Fire Pit in the backyard with Firewood for sale on sight. 3 Bedrooms , Sleep up to 8 people, 1 Bath, Dining Room , Living Room and nice size Kitchen. Cable TV and Wi-fi. Beautiful View of Cable Lake from 2 Large Living Room and Kitchen windows . Parking for 5 cars in the Driveway. Winter Guest, the Driveway will be plowed by owner. The Lake is a 100 Acre Fishing, Swimming, Sailing, Canoe, Paddle Boat or Board and Row Boating Lake. No motor Boats are permitted on Cable Lake by the DNR, Very peaceful lake!

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

This photo is from the Livingroom This has been a Family Home since 1983.

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6 Reviews

based on 6 traveler reviews


Fine for what we needed, but overall disappointing

  • 2 of 5

The owners met us at the property when we arrived, which was after 10pm. It was nice to receive our key in person and make sure we didn't have any questions. However, it was not brought to our attention until that moment that the air conditioning had gone out 2 days prior and we'd have to use ceiling fans and open windows to cool the property. Perhaps this isn't an issue for some people, but one of our children has sensory issues and doesn't tolerate the fan running at all. Our other child felt uncomfortable leaving the window open all night, so his room was fairly warm and he was uncomfortable. We were also staying in an unfamiliar area in a ranch home, and it should've been considered that from a safety standpoint, we might not want our 2 small children sleeping alone with the windows open. The point is, this should've been addressed with us prior to our arrival. If you are going to have a "no refund" policy, then everything should be as it is advertised on the listing.

We were gone for a good portion of the day on Saturday, but when we returned to the property in the afternoon, there was a musty smell to the home. I understand that it's on the lake and we had to keep the windows open, but it made it feel damp and sticky. My husband commented that the carpet felt dirty like "hotel carpet," so he wore his socks around for an hour. We were disappointed to find that his socks were brown after that time, especially since we had quite a few little ones that wanted to play on the ground. We had to get a blanket for our daughter to lay on anytime we put her down, and encouraged the other kids to play at the table.

The check-out directions were also unclear. I texted the owner that we were leaving and asked if we should launder the towels and wash the dishes (this is the case at most places). She told us yes and asked if we cold also strip the beds. These are things that should clearly be outlined in the rental agreement: what to wash and put away, remove trash, strip the beds, close the curtains, etc. Then they told us they wanted to do a walk-through before we left: also not spelled out in the contract. Had I not contacted her about the towels, we would've left the key inside and started out drive home.

They owners were helpful and easy to reach, and the beach was nice for the kids. However, if we would've stayed any more than a weekend, I would've demanded our money back and gone to a hotel.

M. W.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very Sorry you were so unhappy. The Air Conditioner stopped working the day before you arrived. We have has such Great reviews. I am truely sorry you didn't enjoy your stay, Jan
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Definitely a beautiful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome stay! The house was very well equipped and very clean. It is located on a private road, so hardly any traffic at all. There were 6 of us altogether (2 adults and 4 kids). The owners were so welcoming and kind, and were right there when we had an issue. I have absolutely no complaints, but maybe a couple of suggestions, such as maybe instead of a queen bed in one of the bedrooms, maybe make it a kids' type bunk room, a couple of our kids were pre teens, and were not to happy about having to "share a bed", the other suggestion would be to maybe add a television in the bedrooms...other than those two suggestions the house is totally worth your stay! We also wanted to mention we would definitely stay again! Thank you for sharing your home with our family! (Our kids enjoyed hanging out at the lake and playing with the dog!)

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great time at the Cable Lake!

  • 5 of 5

Great house well maintained and stuffed with all the necessary for vacation! Internet is a plus! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Andrey, Hope to see you again. Jan Hollingsworth
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Great stay for our family!

  • 5 of 5

First off, Jan was WONDERFUL to work with. She responded quickly to our many questions, and provided additional pics and information as we needed it. Both Sister Lakes and Dowagiac is nearby, so there are options for groceries, gas, and restaurants (within 10 mins). The home was even better than portrayed in the pictures- There was plenty of room for our extended family that stayed there (6 adults & 2 children). We always had what we needed while at the home- even more provided for us than we expected. The home is not ON the lake/beach, but it's such a safe, small walk, the kids could walk back and forth on their own without us worrying, and there is still a great view of the lake from the dining and living rooms. The beach area is clean and sandy. The kids spent hours playing in the water and sand. We pretty much had the beach to ourselves- it was quiet, relaxing, safe, and fun for all ages (grandparents, parents, and kids)! The lake does not allow motors, which ended up making the stay quiet and peaceful and great for fishing! We caught MANY bluegill, as well as some sunfish, bass, and walleye. We'd stay here again in a heartbeat! Thanks, Denny & Jan, for such a wonderful stay and for helping our family make some wonderful memories together!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Michiagan trip ever

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect. Jan and Denny are the best peoeple to rent a house from. The minute u meet them u feel welcomed. The house was so cute. There was eveything there we needed. The lake was gorgeous. The kids just swam in it til bed time. Then we would go sit on the dock in the am and drink our morning coffee. So peaceful and scenic. It was the best michigan experience and we can't wait to next year to go back. Thanks Janet and Denny.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. Very quiet location. Well maintained. Property owner very helpful and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

My Family has been in Southwest Michigan since my Mom purchased two homes next to each other for our large Family. We have enjoyed many years watching and sharing with our Children and now Grandchildren. The 50155 Forest Rd. home in now to be shared with other Families. Come and enjoy a very Peacefull and Fun place to visit.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Dowagiac at 5 Miles Nearest Barpub : Bt Bar&Grill CaptainJak Bar&Resturant Lakewood Bar at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Indian Lake Golf Club at 7 Miles Nearest Train : Dowagiac at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Sister Lakes Wrights Breakfast & Lunch5 min.away. at 1 Miles Car: necessary

Our Large, Michigan City Outlet Mall is 40 min. away. Cable Lake is a very peaceful place to be. Swimming, Fishing, Canoeing, Paddle Boarding, Row Boating and just laying on a raft in the middle of the Lake will be enjoyed on CABLE LAKE. In the Winter go Cross Country Sking around and across the lake. There are several Wineries, Contessa, Karma Vista, 12 Corners, Lemon Creek, White Pine, Round Barn, Domaine Berrien, Tabor Hill is amazing, it is 17 mi. away. Great Food, Great Wine and a Beautiful view of the Vineyard while you dine.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall and Winter
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 15.0%

Midway Marine, LLC 269-424-5649 rents Kayaks, Paddle Boards, and Lily Pads, they also rent Fishing Boats and Paddle Boats and Canoes: They will bring them to the lake and pick them up. Prices are as follows: 1 day-$60- 2 day $110.00 - 3 days $150.00 - 4 days $180.00- 5 days $205.00- 6 days $225.00. For Fishing Boats , Paddle Boats and Canoes: Day 1 $80, Day 2 $130.00, Day 3 $180.00- Day 4 $210.00- Day 5 $225.00 - Day 6 $250.00. You will be able to reserve these boats the first week in April 2016 as the owner of the Marine, is out of town over the Winter.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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From the Owner

The Water is just steps from and house and the View is always Beautiful.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown
  • Lake View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1300 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, tub, shower
  • Sheets, Blankets, Pillows,Towels, Wash Clothes, Rugs, Kitchen Towels and Wall to Wall carpeting in all areas except the Kitchen and Bath are all provided. Also toilet paper and paper towels are provided. Washer and Dryer on site! Bring your Laundry soap, Hair products and Bath soap.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, Dresser and Mirror
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, Dresser and Mirror
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen, Dresser and Mirror
  • Queen size Futon in Living Area Dining Room seats 10 people


  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • There is a Roller Rink within 5 min. of the house. RAMONA'S , For all adults and Children in the area and Vacationers, Really Fun. Friday and Saturday 7:30 to 10:30 Sundays 2- 5 pm. During the Summer months they have other hours during the week. For all of you of Legal Age, to drink Beer, A new Brewery will be available this Summer in Sister Lakes. Check their Web sight. Sisters Lake Brewing Co.

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