House, 2 bedrooms, 1 sofabed, 1 bathroom, screened porch, pier, sleeps 12
About Cynthia Muller
The Polk family has owned this piece of paradise since 1910. Grandfather Polk began Viewpoint Beach Resort in 1911 with the construction of "Cottage # 1," still in use. Following generations have maintained and improved the properties over the years; Magician Lake is a large, pristine lake with a full range of watersports and activities. Join us to experience a "Real American Summer!"
Cynthia Muller purchased this House in 1910
Why Cynthia Muller chose Dowagiac
This property is located in a secluded area with a large yard for recreation and get-togethers. Plenty of parking.
What makes this House unique
Unique benefits of this property, and the two nearby rentals (Turtle Cove and Herons Nest) offer a quiet get-away where one can rest or entertain guests in a secluded space. The yard is large with an extended boat dock on Polk Channel. The channel provides access to Magician Lake at both ends of the mile-long waterway, which is scenic, serene, surrounded by forest and is accessible by boats of all kinds. Parking on the grounds is ample. Growing up on this beautiful, untouched piece of Nature was an unforgettable experience. Visitors can ride bikes, walk in the woods, swim, float on the lake with a cooling beverage and listen to the night creatures "sing" at night.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:21
NO SMOKING in cottage; Pillows provided...Bed linens, towels, paper goods, charcoal NOT provided. Contact owner for mattress sizes. Boat rentals available: kayaks, canoes, pontoon boats, paddle boards...contact owner for availability.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Nice setting, plenty of parking and great access to the lake.
WE enjoyed having you stay with us. Perhaps next time you’ll catch a 36” Northern Pike!
Thank you fir your business!
Nice little house
It was a really nice little house that is back in it’s own area, so you didn’t have to worry about being too loud, and had plenty of room for us. The lake was also a really fun time as we rented a boat and were out on the water all day.
I’m so pleased you had a good time! Thank you for your business!
Best rental experience I’ve had
Great location, great home. Highly recommended
Thank you for your comments! We try to make our guests have a pleasant time.
En joy the rest of your summer!
The House wa perfect!
Very nice with great hospitality!
We are a family of seven. 4 adult kids and a teenager. We did enjoy our stay. The cottage is small, but we made it work. The kitchen table only has 4 chairs, but we had 2 of the kids coming a day late, so we had them bring folding chairs and a smaller banquet table. Worked out perfect! Surprisingly the one bathroom was not an issue! And the screened in porch was awesome!! Really loved having coffee there in the mornings!! The kids room has no air, the AC is in the other bedroom across the small 2 1/2 ft opening between the two rooms. We had our kids bring fans that we set up in there and we made sure the doors were open with a fan blowing the AC air into their room- worked well. While and there are cottages right next to each other, this is set up to be very private from the others. The kids loved having the private pier to fish off of! The property however is located on the river not the lake. And you do not have a pier on the lake to tie off floats/ rafts. We did rent a pontoon boat from Cynthia that was very reasonable! Highly recommended!!! If we hadn’t rented the pontoon we would not of been able to enjoy the lake. Cynthia told us where there was a “sand bar” that we could anchor the boat and tie the rafts off of. We had a lot of fun there! Very relaxing! The pontoon is not fast enough to pull a tube or to ski from. My kids really look forward to being on the water, so we were able to find a Marina on Cory Lake. Best day ever- only 3o to 40 minutes away. Very hospitable and the price was VERY reasonable. Rented a speed boat that incl the tube and skis!! FYI they will rent you a boat and bring it to the lake, must pay/ rent for at least 5 days. Yes it costs more than renting from Cynthia, but if you have active kids like ours, totally worth it! Next time!!! Cynthia is amazing!!! She was very hospitable and as sweet as they come! Kids loved playing with her 2 dogs. For us, her hospitality meant a lot!! Depending on what your looking for this really is a nice place! Just wish I did my homework and found the Marina earlier. Thank you Cynthia for sharing your cottage with us and for being so kind.
Thank you for your comments. I hope the rest of your summer is spectacular!!
Really enjoyed our spot. There’s a great sand bar nearby too.
We are happy that you enjoyed your stay!
Thank you for your business and your kind comments!
Swimming, watersports, fishing, tanning, barbequing, nature trails and family activities, to name a few. Jet skis and speed boats can be rented from Lake Effect Powersports or JD's Marine. Pontoon boats, kayaks, canoes and paddle boards can be rented at the Viewpoint Beach site. Campfire stories around the firepit are definitely recommended. The Sister Lakes area has multiple ice cream parlors, a roller rink dating to the 1920's and a multitude of restaurants to enjoy. Downtown Dowagiac features a number of boutique shops, the Beckwith Theatre, the Wood Fire Italian Restaurant, and Caruso's, a candy shoppe and soda fountain that has been in business since 1922. Indian Lake Golf Course is a must of you're a golfer.