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Big D's Cottage Rental

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 14 Sleeps

The lake house is on Big Crooked Lake. It is a 110 acre lake with small tube that attaches to Little Crooked Lake. The house is equipped to sleep 14 people in beds and has parking for 6 cars in the driveway. The upstairs has a kitchen and walk out deck for grilling. The downstairs is a walk out basement with small kitchen and great place to hang out and play cards and games. The beach is a sandy bottom that is soft to the feet. There are 3 banks to get down to the lower level at the lake. There is a floating raft for sun tanning, paddle boat for use and a row boat all available at the property.

Robert Dombkowski
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018


Dowagiac House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Whirlpool tub in master bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom and quest room with full size bunk beds
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Row Boat, Paddle Boat, full laundry room, 2 kitchens, grill, air conditioning, heat in floor in basement for winter time, Lions Park in walking distance, sheets, towels, and pillows included in stay.


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Big D's Cottage Rental
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Great stay & better than expected

  • 5 of 5

Way more room and better Location than pictures suggest. Great view and right off of the lake. Only a few minutes away from local restaurants, gas station and grocery store. Plenty of chairs around outside of property & a small fire pit for use down by the water. Enjoyed access to paddle boat and large floating raft for sun bathing.

Would recommend bringing coolers for drinks & extra food if larger group (only one fridge/freezer), beach towels, grilling utensils, a couple of pot & pan lids, soap for two bathrooms & kitchen as well as dishwasher soap and laundry detergent. Appreciated that bedding (sheets, blankets, & pillows) and indoor towels were provided.


Easily held all 16+ of us (8-10 adults & 6 kids) but only two closed bedrooms which was OK since we're a close big family. Had kids sleep in main living & 2nd bedroom and adults in basement & master so we could stay up later

- 1 queen in master bedroom

- 2 full size mattresses in 2nd bedroom (bunk bed)

- 4 twin size mattresses in lower level (1 bunk bed & 1 trundle bed.

- 1 fold out sleeper couch on lower level, (but we opted for sleeping on couches and air mattresses because more comfortable.)

- Also room for 1-2 queen air mattress and/or 1-2 smaller air mattresses On lower level if desired as well as room for 1-2 air mattress in main living if needed. Couches also worked well on both levels for sleeping (3 big enough for adults + 2 love seats). Sheets & blankets not provided for air mattresses.

Cons: lack of lids for pots & pans for cooking, no grilling utensils provided, could not use row boat due to lack of license & no oars, double doors from main living to desk were not functioning (was easily accessible via front door and porch though; Owner said they're fixing these); Would have been helpful if small fridge included in second kitchen in basement. Note, there was no key provided but you could likely ask for one.

Would definitely recommend to a friend! Great find and Great Lake house!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
South Bend, Indiana
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
BT's Pub
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Indian Hills Golf Club
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Dowagiac, MI
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Hartford Speedway
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Timberline Inn
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Swiss Valley Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
Beach at House
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Water Recreation.

* Snowmobile.

* Farmers Markets.

* Restruants.

* Fishing.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Swimming.

* Fishing.

* Biking.

* Trips to Lake Michigan.

* Grill out.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Hang out at the lake.

* Local Town Festivals.

* Silver Beach.

* Kids Muesem.

* Water Sports.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

Nightly Rate: $425

Weekly Rate: $2000

Monthly Rate: $6000 - $7000

Stay is set up for a Saturday check in at 4pm and check out the following Saturday at 10am. Minimium 3 night stay required. There is also a 150 cleaning fee for the stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.