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Turtle Cove at Viewpoint Beach on Magician Lake

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 8

Quaint lake cottage located on a channel connecting to 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 other 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. Newly renovated - new everything! If in the area, please contact for a tour. Fish off the dock, swim and boat on the lake. Wi-Fi available. Air Conditioned.

The property is perfect for an autumn get-a-way. Enjoy a campfire on a cool fall evening, kayak the mile-long Polk channel ( we have 10 kayaks), walk through the woods to view the colorful fall leaves, participate in the many wine-tasting activities sponsored by local wineries, shop in quaint, but bustling, Dowagiac, attend a University of Notre Dame football game in South Bend, IN, carve a jack-lantern from a pumpkin provided by Viewpoint Beach Resort management! The cottage is heated; you will be warm and cozy on a cold night after a busy, fun fall day in the country.

We have three cottages next to each other... Frog Hollow, Turtle Cove and Herons Nest...perfect for a group retreat, a reunion or a get-a-way with a group of friends!

Experience a real American summer and autumn in the country!

More Details

Cynthia Muller
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Cynthia Muller

This property has been in the family since 1910. The land was originally used as a grain farm but after its purchase by Edmund R. Polk and his wife Agnes, with their five children, developed the land into a summer resort called Viewpoint Beach Resort.

Cynthia Muller purchased this house in 1910

Why Cynthia Muller chose Southwest Michigan

This property has a wide appeal for those who seek a real American summer experience. Swimming, sunbathing, boating and family bonfires help to make a memorable time at the lake. Area attractions and shopping in Dowagiac, Niles and St. Joseph add to the family fun!

What makes this house unique

Turtle Cove has a wide-open kitchen/living area that is conducive to family gatherings. The pier on the channel provides mooring for your boat or a rental boat. Tha natural beauty of the land and water, plus the spaciousness of the yard, make it a perfect get-a-way.

Because 3 cottages are adjacent to one another (Frog Hollow, Turtle Cove and Herons Nest) , the setting is perfect for family reunions, wedding parties and large gatherings of friends. Plenty of parking for vehicles available.

Parking is plentiful.


Sister Lakes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • 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 -
  • Tenant should provide towels and paper goods.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 4 twin/ single , Two bunkbeds; Sleeps 4
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Tenant should provide bedding. Pillows are provided. Livingroom can accommodate several air mattresses.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Pontoon boats, kayaks, canoes, paddle boats for rent. Request fee schedule. Beds: 1 double bed (First Bedroom); 2 Bunk Beds: 4 twin (Second Bedroom; 2 twin beds (Third Bedroom) Pillows provided. Air conditioned. Entertainment: Cable TV, Internet Access, WI=FI Kitchen: Full Kitchen Outdoor Features: Dock for boats and jet skies; Fire Pit; Charcoal Grill; Picnic Table; Lakefront Swimming. Fall: wine tasting-tours, walking in the colorful woods; kayaking on the Polk Channel; shopping, carving a jack-0-lantern, campfire; grilling outside on the barbeque, attend the University of Notre Dame home football games in South Bend, IN...just 45 minutes away! NO Campers, Motor Homes Suitability: No pets allowed Smoking Not Allowed Inside Cottage Renters are required to supply: * Bed linens/Blankets * Towels * Paper Goods * Charcoal for Grill


5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Turtle Cove at Viewpoint Beach on Magician Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Wonderful week

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't be more satisfied with the property and the graciousness of the owner. We will visit again!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! You were wonderful guests; 'hope to see you again! Regards, Cynthia
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This place is amazing !!!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin and property was very well maintained, clean, and comfortable. Host and the family was very friendly. We will be coming back !!!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! We value our guests and hope to have return visits.
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Merrillville, Ind,usa

Fathers and Son's Weekend

  • 5 of 5

It was a great time, for me and my two son's. The location of the house was perfect.Did some good fishing off the channel. We caught crappie, blue gill, small mouth, and catfish. The people were very freindly. I will be bring back the whole family next.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Villa Park, IL

Fantastic Rental!

  • 5 of 5

I was very impressed with the house and property. The channel in the back with lake access was absoulutly wonderful. House was very comfortable with plenty of places to sit and relax. The patio furniture was fantastic to relax in as well as the picnic table and fire pit. The public boat launch was easy to find and very well kept. It was very easy to launch an 18ft power boat. The Sister Lakes area is very friendy and homey. My goup and I immediatly felt right at home. I highly recommend BT's Pub for their food and great deck seating. Also enjoyed Stephie's Coffee house for some great coffee. There are too many good features about the area and home to list. Looking forward to my next visit.

Thanks AJ

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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urbana, il, usa

Fantastic host and site

  • 5 of 5

My bride and I hosted our wedding on Cynthia's three properties (turtle cove, frog hollow, heron's nest)...we had a bunch of friends and relatives come stay in the cottages for several days before the big day, and then had a big outdoor thing with many more guests the day of. Plenty of space...

And it's beautiful: quiet and peaceful, wonderful lake my little niece and nephew loved going out on, nice open lawn for the reception, beautiful tree covered area right in front of the lake where we said our vows, barbecue pits right in the backyard by a canal so you could dock your boat right next to them, the cabins had everything you might need with a grocery store and restaurants just a few minutes drive down the road...

Plenty of space for a big party if you go in for all three looking to throw a wedding, but if you rent just one of the three, plenty of space for a quiet getaway from the city with just the family, and everything you might need...

Cynthia was incredibly helpful whenever we had a need, which as you can imagine was often when prepping a wedding...She's kind and caring and responsive and unobtrusive...really, what more can you ask for?

I've never done this kind of rental before, and neither had my wife, but if you're looking for a peaceful beautiful midwestern spot to take a break or throw a big outdoor party, we can't imagine a better site or a better owner. We'll be going back some anniversary soon, you should too...

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
South Bend, IN
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Sister Lakes
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Indian Lake
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Dowagiac, MI
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Sister Lakes; Dowagiac
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Magician Lake
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Roller Skating at "Ramona".

* Mineature Golf.

* Driftwood Ice Cream Parlor.

* Dining: Captain Jacks.

* Grocery Shopping.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Swimming.

* Kayaking.

* Sunbathing.

* Trail Walking.

* Bike Riding.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* 5-Mile Drive-in Movie.

* Swimming.

* Eating Ice Cream at Driftwood.

* Bike Riding.

* Walking.

* Swimming

* Boating

* Sunbathing

* Walking/Jogging

* Roller-skating

* Golfing - at local courses or the new Harbor Shores Course in Benton Harbor, MI

* Going on U-Pick Fruit Outings at local farms

* Playing Miniature Golf

* Biking

* Kayaking

* Viewing movies at 5-Mile Drive-in Movie

* Shopping in Dowagiac and St. Joseph, MI

* Attending wine tastings at local wineries

* Attending the University of Notre

Dame home football games in South Bend, IN

* Fishing

Wine/Beer Tasting and Tours


Rates & Availability

Sister Lakes House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

Pontoon boats, kayaks, canoes, paddle boards for rent. Request fee schedule.
Check-In: 3:00 p.m. (EST)
Check-Out: 11: a.m. (EST)
Weekly rate: $975/week (May - October) plus 6% MI Tax
Nightly rate: 2-night rate: $532 plus MI Tax ($31.92)
3-night rate: $675 plus MI Tax ($40.50)
4-night rate: $860 plus MI Tax ($57.60)
5-nights: $915 plus MI Tax ($54.90)
Firewood: 2 bundles FREE with reservation. 1/8 cord - $30; 1/4 cord - $55; 1/2 cord - $90
Bed pillows are provided. Bed linens, towels, paper goods and charcoal for the BB-Q are NOT provided.
Mattress sizes are: 1 double; 6 twin; two large sofas available for sleeping
At check-out, cottage must be left in broom clean condition. If excessive cleaning is required, $50 will be deducted from the refundable security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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