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Hemlock Lake Heavenly Haven

Bedrooms 5
Space 371 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 16 Sleeps

Located 15 miles from PawPaw, Mi, this 4000 sq. ft. home was newly-built as our personal getaway haven, but sharing our beautiful home with you will help fund our children's Christian College tuition.

Just 2 1/2 hours from Chicago, this beautiful getaway vacation home has 80 ft of lake frontage on the 60 acre spring fed Hemlock Lake, that is one of the best fishing lakes around.

Although a smaller lake, if you have a small speedboat, you can do some tubing, skiing or kneeboarding or just enjoy a trip around the lake on one of the provided kayaks or paddleboat.

Don't forget your fishing tackle to catch some blue gill, sunfish or crappie.

With a sandy beach that extends 40 ft from shore to a gradual decline at the end of the dock, it is the PERFECT spot for young children to enjoy a swim or build sand castles.

The large yard has ample space for a game of bean bag toss, croquet or badmitton or enjoy an afternoon nap in one of our comfortable hammocks.

A campfire (wood provided) will make for a great ending to your fun-filled days. This beautiful home is equipped with everything needed for a memorable family vacation.

This is not just a rental, it is a home away from home. Living nearby we are easily accessible if you need anything.

Don't forget the golf clubs for the nearby courses.

Note: Please take into consideration the size of the lake when considering bringing a speedboat. The lake best accomadates small speed boats, fishing boats, pontoons and jetskis. Guest may only bring one motorized boat or jetski. The boat launch is quite shallow, so to launch a boat, a 4-wheel drive high clearance vehicle is recommended. Owners will not be responsible for launching or removing boats from lake.

Note: This rental is for family vacations, it is not a party house. We expect guests to treat house, furnishings and property with respect.

No smoking in the house.

Alcohol usage results in many boating accidents yearly so please drink responsibly. If neighbors complain of roudiness due to drunkenness, you will also forfeit the remainder of your stay.

ABSOLUTELY NO PETS. Owners are severely allergic.

Looking for a quiet fall weekend get-away or a place for a women's or men's retreat, this is the spot.

Decorated for Christmas the month of December. This would make a great place for your family Christmas gathering.

Thinking about a winter get-away, this would make a great destination with Swiss Valley Ski resort only 20 minutes away.

More Details

Cindy Blodgett
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 3, 2017

About Cindy Blodgett

My husband has been a home builder for over 30 years and built this beautiful vacation home for ourselves,to have a place large enough for our 10 children to come home to with their own families, but with construction business being slow for the last several years and 7 children still at home to support along with college tuition to pay, we decided to share our home with others to get through this recession. We are happy to say that we have had great renters the last couple years and now one son is a college graduate in computer programming, our daughter is finishing her last semester in nursing at a Christian college and another son is a freshman/sophomore at another Christian college studying 'pitching' but getting a business degree while there. We also have 4 adopted children (3 of which are in middle school) and a 2nd grader (whom at the present time I home-school). Although we miss spending the summers on the lake, we are glad to know it is being used for others to create wonderful family memories.

Why Cindy Blodgett chose Southwest Michigan

Plenty of room for large families. Plenty of activities for all ages. The beach is perfect for young children.


Marcellus House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 371 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , A queen air mattress with memory foam also available.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , A queen air bed with memory foam also available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
* 5 bedrooms (#1 queen bed) (#2 queen bed) (#3 queen bed) (#4 Full/ twin bunk & full bed)(#5 full/twin bunk & twin/twin bunk). Available for larger groups: two queen air mattresses with memory foam toppers and one twin air bed. (Will be updating pictures soon to show additional beds) * 2 fully equipped kitchens including microwave, dishwasher, crock pot, waffle irons, ice cream maker. * pool table, ping-pong, air hockey, foosball * laundry facilities * linens, towels, beach towels provided * portable crib and stroller available * air conditioning * BBQ gas grill with gas * firepit with wood * 2 comfortable hammocks * 50 ft. dock * 2 kayaks * paddleboat


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)


Perfect for our large family vacation

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful and perfect home for our annual family get away. There was plenty of space for our group of 20 to spread out and still be together. The house had everything we needed to fix meals, play games and sleep comfortably.

The owners were very helpful with questions and were quick to answer any needs we had.

The front yard had ample space for games of croquet and the back yard was perfect for for cornhole tournaments. The mosquitoes came out at night so be sure to bring your big spray but that was the only drawback for us. The beach was shaded for much of the day allowinf us to enjoy the water without being burnt to a crisp. The shallow entry allowed our young kids to play for hours with little worry.

We had the lake to ourselves during the week and were able to teach many of the grandkids to ski while renting a boat from a local marina.

If we didn't move our vacation to a different location yearly, we would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Heavenly Haven stays true to its name!

  • 5 of 5

This roomy home was perfect to accommodate our extended family. The windows provide beautiful views of the lake. Three different floors provide enough room for people to be together, yet feel like they have their space as well. The basement level provides plenty of entertainment from a pool table, to air hockey, to foosball, to plenty of board games, books, and movies. In the back yard, plenty of entertainment also exists--kayaks, paddle boat, fishing gear, life jackets, corn hole game, campfire site, and grill.

The 2 kitchens in the home were both completely stocked utensil/gadget wise with anything you could possibly need as far as cooking and cleaning goes. Plenty of clean towels and bedding also existed in the home. Upon arriving all bedrooms were completely clean and ready to be lived in. Bathrooms were also clean and fully stocked with towels, toilet paper, and soaps. An abundance of beach towels were also in the home ready to be used at the lake. Having an in home washer and dryer that could be used at anytime throughout the week was a definite plus as well.

If you have little ones, there were plenty of toys they would enjoy as well. I also noticed a playpen was in the home, as well as, a high chair and play walker.

These are just a few of the great features of the home. I would highly recommend this rental to anyone wanting to enjoy a peaceful setting full of natural beauty. The owner, Cindy, maintains a clean rental and is generous in what she supplies in the home. She is also very approachable and is more than willing to answer any questions one might have. Again, I would not hesitate to recommend this home to anyone wanting to experience an enjoyable, worthwhile get-a-way!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfect for family reunion

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful house is perfect for families with lots of kids. We had a reunion with 5 adults and 7 grandkids (6 boys). The basement rec room was perfect for ping pong, pool and foosball tournaments. The field across the small road was good for playing ultimate frisbee and kickball. The lake was small enough that you could swim across, but large enough that the home on the other side felt far away. The kids enjoyed the kayaks and paddle boats. The upstairs and downstairs kitchens provided ample dishware, oven space and fridge space for meals. There are two large bedrooms on the second floor with bunks. Cindy added a few air mattresses for us so that the kids all had their own beds. Slight drawbacks: 1. Upstairs bunk bed mattresses are all covered in plastic protectors and the kids commented that they woke up sweaty. 2. The house has no wifi. This was a surprise, and we had to go to the public libraries to check email. In the end, we decided that it did enhance the quality of our interaction times to not have the distraction of wifi, but it did cause some minor inconveniences.

Cindy keeps a notebook with restaurant ideas nearby. We took a day trip to the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo that everyone enjoyed.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place is just fabulous. I stayed there with my daughters,son in laws grandkids, brother and sister in law and my son in laws family. We had a great time. The house is just beautiful and has everything you would want. It is very clean and so comfortable and so much room. There were so many things to do right at the house. We didn't have to leave the house. So much for the kids to do. We went swimming, kayaking, paddle boat, we played bags. We relaxed an sat and looked out at the beautiful lake. This is just an awesome place. We just loved it and Cindy is one of the nicest person you could meet and very accomadating. If your looking for a place to get away and enjoy yourself this is the place. We highly recommend it. Hope to go back next year!! Thank you Cindy!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Nancy for the review. This being our first season renting it is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Maybe a fall or winter getaway will fit your schedule so you don't have to wait a whole year to come back.
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
early bird 2017
May 25 2017 - Jun 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Early summer 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Late summer 2017
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 10 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Nightly Rate: $450 - $800

Weekly Rate: $2000 - $3600

Check-in- 4:00pm Eastern time - Check-out noon Eastern time
(Premises must be left clean re-rentable condition)
Summer rates apply for group with maximum 6 adults and max 14 in group, groups with more than 6 adults and/or more than 14 need to speak with owner about possible extra charge. Please be honest.

Owner'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.

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