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Turtle Cove at Viewpoint Beach on Magician Lake, Sister Lakes, MI 49047

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 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. 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, 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!

Sleeps 8. Three-night minimum.

Experience a real American summer and autumn in the country!

More Details

Cynthia Muller
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 15, 2018

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 Sister Lakes

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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 Large outside area for reunions/parties: Check with owner regarding availability and fees (no overnight camping).Swimming. Fall: wine tasting-tours, walking in the colorful woods; kayaking on the Polk Channel; shopping, carving a jack-o-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 ATV's, golf carts, dirt bikes Suitability: NO PETS ALLOWED Smoking Not Allowed Inside Cottage Renters are required to supply: * Bed linens/Blankets * Towels * Paper Goods * Charcoal for Grill


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Turtle Cove at Viewpoint Beach on Magician Lake, Sister Lakes, MI 49047
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 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: July 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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The house was very nice. The picture do not do it justice.

  • 4 of 5

The area allowed us to do many activities. We had room to play various games, swim, walk and cook by a a fire. The owner was very friendly and accommodating. We were very surprised by the appearance of the house and of its interior. The pictures do not do it justice. The house was clean, well maintained and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Regards, Cynthia
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Great Time

  • 5 of 5

Very clean home. Cynthia is very nice and helpful. Our family loved this place. The fishing is great and the lake was beautiful!! Will definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! Reserve soon for next summer! Regards, Cynthia
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August 2017

  • 5 of 5

This is my family's second time here and we love it every time! Such a unique area and not just a cottage on a lake. The channel is perfect for Kayaks, paddle boards and canoeing! The lake is clean water and makes swimming very enjoyable! The owner Cynthia is so accommodating!

Pontoon boat is docked right at the cottage so renting it easily and affordable!

The Turtle cove cabin is very spacious and perfect for everyone it's our favorite! We will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We love our special place on Magician Lake and love to share it! Cynthia
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easy going fun

  • 4 of 5

The house easily accommodated our big group of five kids and four adults. We enjoyed lots of fishing off the dock and making s'mores on the campfire.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good cabin at a good price

  • 5 of 5

My group ended up going to lake Michigan and the sand dunes (all within an hour) and had a blast during the whole trip. The house itself is really open and clean. Cynthia was very helpful with any questions that we had. The backyard had a very nature essence type scene right on the canal. Very enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that your stay was memirable and pleasant! Regards, Cynthia
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Pontoon boats, kayaks, canoes, paddle boards for rent. Request fee schedule.
Check-In: 3:00 p.m. (EST)
Check-Out: 11: a.m. (EST)

Firewood: 2 bundles FREE with reservation.
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, funds 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.