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Frog Hollow at Viewpoint Beach on Magician Lake, Sister Lakes, MI 49047

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


About the property

House, 2 bedrooms, 1 sofabed, 1 bathroom, screened porch, pier, sleeps 12

* Beautiful New England style salt box cottage located on Magician Lake in Sister Lakes, Michigan. The property is located at the mouth of Polk Channel, a mile-long waterway excavated in the 1950's, running from Magician Lake through Viewpoint Beach...surrounded by pines and hardwoods that have been growing for a century or more. The cottage is perfect for a family vacation, or couples trying to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. A great week-end get-a-way for a large group...sleeps 12. Pitch your tent! Fish off the dock. Swim and boat at our lakefront lot nearby. Rent a boat on-sight and dock it at your cottage. Fire pit and BB-Q.

Air Conditioned.

Two-night minimum.

Experience a real American summer!

More Details

Cynthia Muller
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2018

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.


Dowagiac House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has a tub/shower combination. Small but adequate.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 2 bunkbeds...Twins on top; Doubles on bottom...Sleeps 6
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double Sofabed Downstairs
  • Small outside tents for kids can be set up (ages 8+); air mattresses can be placed in the screened porch.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Beds: 2 queen beds (First Bedroom); 2 Bunk Beds (Second Bedroom; Convertible (Sleeps two/downstairs). Air conditioned. Entertainment: Cable TV/Internet/WiFI Kitchen: Full Kitchen; Microwave; Dishes/Silverware/Utensils/Pot & Pans. Outdoor Features: Dock for boats and jet skies; Screened Porch; Deck; Fire Pit; Charcoal Grill; Picnic Table; Lakefront Swimming. No Campers, Motor Homes Suitability: No pets allowed Smoking Not Allowed Inside. RENTERS ARE REQUIRED TO SUPPLY: * Bed linens/Blankets * Towels * Paper Goods * Charcoal for Grill Pontoon boats, kayaks, canoes, paddle boards for rent on site. Request A fee schedule. Large outside area for reunions/parties: check with owner for availability and fees (no overnight camping). NO PETS ALLOWED


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Frog Hollow at Viewpoint Beach on Magician Lake, Sister Lakes, MI 49047
average rating of 4.2727275 based on 11 reviews

Great secluded peaceful location.

  • 5 of 5

Great place, loved the screen porch, fire pit and reasonable pontoon rental rates. Would definitely visit again.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope that our rentals provide a pleasant retreat for our guests!
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Very Impressed

  • 5 of 5

I had a group of 14 guys stay and there was plenty of sleeping space. The property was clean upon arrival and required minimal supplies to bring from home. Lots of space outside for activities and games. Only one neighbor and noise was never a problem for either home. Convenient dock on site with enough space to being a second boat to dock. Wifi worked well and cable was great. Above all pricing was amazing. Cynthia was very easy to talk with and responded quickly and is very organized. My guys are already talking about wanting to come back. Thanks Cynthia.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! I'm happy you enjoyed the accommodations! Regards, Cynthia
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Perfect getaway

  • 4 of 5

Great place awesome people. Beautiful nature clean lake wish I stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments!
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Wonderful stay😁

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Frog Hollow 😁? the house was adequate for our family of 7 4 being adults. With the couches and double bunk beds we all had space. One bathroom was a bit challenging and we totally made it work. No washer and dryer promoted us to bring our own rope to makw a clothesline - good tip if you will be swimming. Place to hang towels and swimsuits. The grounds was lovely and we rented the pontoon for adventure on the Lake. Overall a wonderful adventure!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Classic Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This classic cottage did not disappoint. Perfect for a rising getaway.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic Two Story Cottage on Magician Lake of Sister's Lakes, MI

  • 4 of 5

Cynthia was very accommodating to our large group of 12, we'd love to stay with her here again in the future.

The area is wonderfully quiet and private. The house is rustic, has most of what you need for a quiet getaway with up to 10-12 people, comfortably. With four different sleeping areas, it wasn't a problem finding space for all 12 family members to sleep. Beds were clean and cozy, adults even shared the bunk beds. The house overall was adequately clean, including the bathroom and kitchen. Cynthia provides most necessities (including pots, pans, silverware & dishes) aside from paper goods & linens. Guest tip - bring a bathroom rug.

The screened-in porch was a nice touch for us when we experienced a stormy night, while the fire-pit was pre-stocked with wood for us to enjoy every other night (it was easy to order additional wood if needed). The creek that the house is on is great for fishing, we pulled up large mouth bass, blue gill, catfish, and other things. The water at both the creek and the Lake was warm, but a little murky with vegetation.

Owner recommendations: the WIFI really wasn't great, you may want to check on that. You also may want to invest in a more inviting guest swimming area, as the current lake beach access isn't as desirable as we had hoped. The pier there is small and covered in goose feces. The picnic tables could be cleaned once in a while to remove spider webs, etc. Also - perhaps drag/rake more regularly the swimming area to remove vegetation. The fix person floatie anchored in the water there was a nice bonus.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
South Bend, Indiana
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Sister Lakes, MI
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Indian Lake Golf Course
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Dowagiac, MI 49047
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Sister Lakes, MI; Dowagiac, MI
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Watersports.

* Swimming.

* Fishing.

* Shopping.

* Golfing.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Swimming.

* Fishing.

* Campfire.

* Barbeque.

* Sunbathing.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Nature hike.

* Roller Skatin at Ramona.

* Bike Riding (bring your own).

* Five Mile Drive-In Movie.

* Shopping in St. Jopseph, MI.

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Property Damage Protection $59

FREE: 2 bundles with reservation.

BOAT RENTALS: Pontoon boats, kayaks, canoes, paddle boards. Request fee schedule.
Bed pillows provided; Bed linens, towels, paper goods, charcoal for BB-Q not provided.
Mattress sizes: 2 queen; Two bunk beds (top bunks, twin/bottom bunks, double);
double sofa bed.

Check-In: 3:00 p.m. (EST)
Check-Out: 11: a.m. sharp! (EST)
Rate Details (In US Dollars)Boat Rentals: Pontoon boats, kayaks, canoes, paddle
boards...Request fee schedule.
Damage Deposit: $250/week Security Deposit Refund: Deposit refunded if there is no damage and cottage is left in broom clean condition. If you choose not to leave cottage in broom clean condition, $50 will be deducted from the security deposit for excessive housekeeping services.
Signed rental agreement required
Payment in full: $250 refundable security deposit required to confirm reservation. Balance due required 20 days prior to arrival when reservation is made between October-March prior to summer arrival.
Until reservation is confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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.