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Magician Lake Vacation Home 60 feet lake frontage

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 10 Sleeps

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Magician Lake is part of the “Sister Lakes” region of Lower

Michigan, about 20 minutes east of St. Joseph and six miles


of the city of Dowagiac. It is the largest of the lakes in the


Lakes area with a total of 498 acres, three islands, two marinas and

a sand bar. The gradual depth of Magician Lake makes it a great

swimming lake for children, and boat rentals, fishing, water skiing

and other lake activities are also available on the lake. There is

one outlet on Magician Lake that is known as Silver Creek, located


the eastern shores. Other recreational activities in the area

include hiking, biking, golf, hunting, skiing, snowmobiling and

sledding. The nearby town of Dowagiac is filled with beautiful

Victorian architecture and has a vibrant downtown area for shopping,

restaurants, theaters and museums. St. Joseph is a deep-water port

town that has picturesque brick roads and many unique shops, art

galleries, antique shops and cafes. Magician Lake is located just

thirty miles north of South Bend, Indiana, one hour from Kalamazoo

and two hours from Chicago. You will enjoy beautiful sunrises &

sunsets and have fun in the sun on our 60 feet of private lake


More Details

Property Manager
scott & monique strong
Member since: 2006
Speaks: polish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2017

About scott & monique strong

When we were married we made a list of things we wanted to do in life. One of them was to own a lake house for our someday kids to enjoy. When we were 8 months pregnant, I found this lake house on Magician Lake. We didn't waste any time and we bought it. Although it needed a lot of renovation, over the years we have pretty much renovated the house from top to bottom. We are so happy we made the purchase and we have created so many memories over the years. We wish we could use it more, but with my busy real estate career in the city of Chicago and Scott's demanding career, we are unable to use it as much as we'd like. We rent out the house only 6-7 weeks per year and many of our guests have been coming back year after year. Some of our guests love the area so much they ended up purchasing on the lake!

scott & monique strong purchased this house in 2005

Why scott & monique strong chose Michigan

Our lake house is only 2 hours from Chicago. It's a short drive for a wonderful relaxing vacation. We have over 60 feet of lake frontage and the water is clean and warm. Our house is located down a private road and there is not much street traffic, so it's excellent for long walks and bike riding.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have been traveling to Sister Lakes for many years. This was by far one of the nicer homes we have stayed at. It had a beautiful kitchen with nice appliances and countertop space, fantastic dining room area and great deck! The views from every window were breathtaking. Everything we needed was provided. Our kids did not want to leave! The yard was huge and the beach area is safe for little ones. It's not very deep when you first step in and is pretty shallow all the way to the end of pier. Great for swimming. Magician lake is very clean and its not too busy. We'll be back!!
Jun 2016
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Dowagiac House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Our lake House is an all season home and includes heat and central air conditioning. This is a three bedroom two bathroom house with large dining area, cozy family room and spacious sun porch. Bedrooms accommodate approximately 8-10 - Three bedrooms (sleeping a total of 6) - Den has a Queen size sofa-bed (sleeps 2) - Sunporch has 2 Futons (sleeps 2) - Bedrooms include down pillows, 400-600 count egyptian cotton sheets and blankets -Fluffy cotton towels - Free wireless internet access - Free voip long distance within United States - Full size washer and dryer - Fully equipped kitchen includes stove/oven, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee pot, kitchen utensils, pot/pans, & dishes. - Cable TV & VCR - Nearby boat launch is available for your boat. We have a pier on our property -New sandy beach area with shovels and buckets for the kids -firepit - Nearby boat rental available - No pets - No smoking in house but is permissible outside (please use appropriate ashtrays) Our lake house is toward the end of a private wooded road and sits high on a hill looking down on beautiful Magician Lake. It was recently remodeled with new carpet and paint. The best way to describe it would be “country chic”. We spent a lot of time decorating it so that it is comfy cozy and a place you’ll definitely want to come back to. Enjoy beautiful lake views from many of the rooms. There is also a wood burning fireplace for the cooler seasons. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.


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Magician Lake Vacation Home 60 feet lake frontage
average rating of 4.625 based on 13 reviews

Great Family Memories!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this quaint lake house for our first family trip and it was everything we hoped. It had comfortable sleeping accommodations and a welcoming kitchen which was perfect for family meals. The large back yard was perfect for sunbathing, playing in the sand and late night campfires. The shallow water off the pier was very enjoyable with our little ones. The owners were also very responsive to any questions we had. We would recommend this lake house to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoyable stay..

  • 4 of 5

Nice and well maintained cottage with lake front property. Young ones enjoyed playing in the enclosed sand area and lake while the adults watched from on shore reclining lawn chairs. Fun nearby u-pick peach and raspberry farms for family outings.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Happy Family Memories!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful trip this was for our family. The stay at "Mello Yellow" was a very pleasant experience! We appreciated Monique and Scott sharing their beautiful home with us! The home was clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated. It was a pleasure to prepare meals in such a well equipped kitchen. I spent many happy Summer's in the Sisters Lakes area as a child and highly recommend this home for a peaceful, but fun filled family vacation.

The booklet of local activities provided to us by the Strongs was throughly researched and user friendly. There were six of us, my husband and our two adult sons, wife and girlfriend. The home was comfortable for all of us including a disabled member of our group. We look forward to spending time together at "Mello Yellow" some time in the future.


Frankfort, Illinois

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent place to bring family

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean upon our arrival. Eveerrythign was marked and what was accessible. The area had a lot to offer for all ages. Highly recommend. Scott and Monique were very helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, relaxing week!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The large kitchen was terrific for preparing meals and enjoying them with our large family! The sandy beach and sandy shallow lakefront was perfect for the kids as well as the large grassy yard for them to run and play games in! Enjoying a nice fire in the fire pit was always a nice way to end a busy day and relax. Also loved drinking coffee on the large deck in the morning and watching the sun rise. Enjoyed some good fishing as well. Nice and quite because of its location at the end of a dead end road.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vienna, VA

Beautiful property!

  • 4 of 5

This house is very lovely, and nicer than depicted in the photos - which is usually not the case with a rental property! It was fully equipped, and I very much appreciated that items like dishwasher detergent,laundry detergent, etc. were provided. The owners and caretakers were very responsive to any questions we had. The only negative about the property is that there is not much of a beach, which made it difficult for our little children to play in the water. There is a retaining wall with steps down to a fairly rocky beach, and the waves really kick up when there is boat traffic - not easy for little kids to manuever. Probably better for older kids who can jump off the end of the pier to swim. But overall, we loved this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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On the property:

-Sandy beach area

- Swimming

- Boating

- Fishing

- Yard games

- Indoor games

Area Attractions:

- Historic Town of Dowagiac

- Golf courses (Dowagiac Elks Country Club, Hampshire Country Club,

Spruce Ridge)

- Restaurants and Pubs

- Ice Cream Shops

- Fruit & Produce Stands

- Drive-in Movie Theatre

- Marinas

- Local Festivals

- Wineries

- Grocery Store, Liquor Store and Hardware store


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $200

Weekly Rate: $2650 - $2950

June - August
- Week $2950
- No nightly rate available
September – May
- Week $2650
- No nightly rate available
- Available year round (50% deposit required to reserve, balance
before arrival)
- Fully refundable with a 30 day prior cancellation, non-refundable
- $300 security deposit required, refunded 1 week after rental is
vacated, if no damage.
- $120 cleaning fee
- Check-in 4pm/Check-out 10am
- Weekly from Friday-Friday

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.