The SpaceA wonderful lake cottage with many modern conveniences. Most utensils, toiletries, paper and cleaning products supplied. Just pack your clothes, grab some food and come on over! Relaxation and access to so much activity! Full size washer and dryer, two car attached garage, water softener, central a/c, ceiling fans, a pack-n-play, high chair, stroller, a baby gate and the list goes on.
One bedroom has a queen size bed and fireplace with a dresser and closet. The next bedroom has four twin size bunk beds and a large closet. The third bedroom has a full size bed (sleeps two) and three twin size bunk beds. It is attached to a full bathroom with a spa like shower. There is an additional half bath as well.
There is an onsite laundry room (please provide your own laundry detergent and clean the lint trap after use).
The family room has a sectional couch and a pull out sofa bed (queen size). A queen size air bed with pump is there just in case you need extra space.
There is also a 42" tv with a blue ray dvd player with streaming capabilities. We have plenty of DVDs you can watch or play many board games provided as well. Just please put the game pieces back after playing for the next guests convenience.
In the kitchen you will find pots, pans, dinnerware, glassware and silverware along with utensils. Foil, Saran Wrap and some condiments and spices are there as well. We have a regular coffee pot AND a keurig, so if you're a coffee drinking-the options are plenty! We will leave some M ups for the keurig but if you enjoy a specific flavor, please bring them along. We also recommend using the bottled water from the water dispenser when using either coffee machine for optimal results.
Immediate access to snowmobile trails in the winter and swimming, fishing, boating and so much more in the lake in summertime-your only limit will be your imagination!
Don't forget in the summertime to visit Five Mile Drive In just down the street. On the weekends at dusk they show current movies in an old fashioned drive in. Watch from your car or bring some chairs and sit outside. Obviously you need to grab some popcorn!
Bring your boat or rent one, be sure to grab life jackets and fishing gear! No boat or permanent pier is provided.
We have an outdoor picnic table, charcoal bbq grill, indoor and outdoor games, fishing poles, tackle box, floaties, rafts, beach towels, coolers and so much more.
Please note we have a private septic system so please only flush toilet paper. Do not flush Kleenex, paper towels, personal products, diapers or basically anything else. We also have well water but we do have a water softener however you might notice a slight suffer smell. The entire area has private wells so the best we can do is provide you with a water dispenser with bottled water in addition to the water softener.
There are some good locally owned restaurants and we are within a thirty minute drive to St. Joseph, Silver Beach, and New Buffalo. I left a folder with phone numbers and addresses to some places we like to frequent and boat rental shops too. You can even take local paddle board lessons if you're feeling adventurous. Guest AccessWifi, cable, linens and all the comforts of home! Have the entire property to yourself with friendly neighbors nearby. Just a few lots down is the private picnic/beach area with a boat launch and amazing views of the water.
We have heard that Bigfoot sighting are picking up again-make sure to offer him a s'mores if you're having a bonfire in the professionally installed firepit. Interaction with GuestsAs much as you need! I'm always a call, text or email away - I have a house just down the street I'm usually at-stop in and say hello!
We did put an enclosed trailer outside the house that we use for storage of lawn mowers, snow pushers and other items so you don't have to worry about small children hurting themselves with heavy items. That way you also have all the space you need in the two car attached garage. Our home is on a double lot so if won't interfere with your access/space as it is pushed over to the far property line.
We have a DropCam monitoring the outside of the property. Please do not unplug or disable the camera. The NeighborhoodThe lake is so close you can taste it! The water is so clear and is rated one level below drinking water. So you actually can taste it :)
The atmosphere in the summer is relaxed and fun! Boating, swimming, smores and don't forget to barbecue. Most homes nearby are lake cottages with like minded neighbors that want to relax and enjoy the lake.
In the winter be sure to bring your snowmobile and try ice fishing. This is the perfect home to make some memories in all the seasons. Getting AroundWe have a semi private boat launch and semi private beach/picnic area with lake access just a few lots down. It's a very short walk and the private launch is shared with our immediate neighbors. Short term parking is allowed there also if you'll be too tuckered out from swimming to walk home. Our house is not lakefront, but the pictures were taken from the picnic/beach/launch area. It's really close and lovely.
We will leave a list of boat rental companies and restaurants in a folder inside the home. Close to town with great local restaurants, a grocery store, ice cream shops, a hardware store and even a kneeboarding store! Other Things to NoteWe came here on vacation and bought a house! Now we have another-this area is infectious and you will never want to leave it!
What I love about this house is all the bunk beds because let's face it-falling asleep reminiscing and laughing after a long day on the lake is just about perfect. You're never too old for that. I feel like a kid when I'm exploring this magical lake.