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234 acre all-sports lakefront

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

This is a 2 bedroom one bath unit with beautiful lake view

Daylight Basement apartment, new construction with two bedrooms and full bath, Sleeps 4+ . Dewey Lake is a best kept secret. The 200+ acre all-sports lake is relatively quiet, safe and great for swimming. We are located approximately 2 hours from Chicago, 100 miles, 30 minutes from South Bend, Indiana, and 170 miles from Detroit Airport.

The apartment is approximately 800 square feet plus rec room, brightly painted, and newly furnished. It features an outdoor patio, picnic table, a grill for cooking and wi-fi.

This is an all-season home with heat and optional air-conditioning in master bedroom only. Visit Southwest Michigan in the fall when the leaves are robust with color, the orchards are bursting, and the concord grapes are fragrant.

Our goal is to provide a peaceful retreat for a couple or small family. A dock is available for a boat rental or fishing opportunities. We have two kayak's and a canoe available for use.

We offer a good size galley kitchen with all the furnished basics, microwave oven, toaster, coffee maker, kitchenware and pots & pans. Linens are provided for the King size bed and bunk beds. Bath and kitchen towels are also provided.

A patio down at the lake offers a quiet retreat. A fire pit is a perfect spot to huddle together after a delightful day in the water. We are nearby should you forget something or want to borrow a lake toy. Please note that this unit is not equipped with central air conditioning.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 August, 2017

About Chris

An avid traveler herself, Chris is a sales engineer for a valve company. She formerly worked as an engineer for the local gas company.

Chris purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Chris chose Michigan

Dewey Lake is much safer to swim than Lake Michigan. You don't have to worry about Rip currents. This property is a life long dream for us. With so many beautiful lakes in the area, we spent many sunday afternoons driving around and dreaming of our very own lake front property. We built this house recently and thought we might like to share it with others.

What makes this apartment unique

The wonderful views and quiet evenings make this property extra special. You can boat on the lake with peaceful enjoyment. You can ski and jet ski without feeling unsafe. It is indeed a paradise.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Dowagiac in Cass County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Life jackets must be worn (or taken out) when using kayaks or canoe.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Walk in 48' shower with shower head and second hand sprayer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Bunk Bed
  • Ideal for two adults with 2-3 children. Bedrooms face the lake. A roll-away cot is available for a third child.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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(15 traveller reviews)

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234 acre all-sports lakefront
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Perfect getaway near Chicago!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little gem not far from Chicago with picturesque lake views. Needed a little down time and relaxation and it was perfect. Beautiful, clean apartment perfect for a family with lots of little unexpected extras like a ping pong table and classic movie collection. The owner Chris was attentive and sweet with anything you need. Will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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Wonderful week

  • 5 of 5

Just what the doctor ordered. A fun, peaceful, active vacation with our 11th grade granddaughter. Possibly the last such trip for a while and it was a huge success.

Chris was more than helpful with everything. Her binder gave so many great selections of anything you'd possibly want to do, we were amazed. Movies, restaurants, wineries - everything.

Amazing weather, especially coming from southern Indiana with 63% humidity.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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Beautiful & Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed 4 nights here with my kids and we enjoyed it very much! It felt like we had the lake all to ourselves as there were hardly any other people around. We all enjoyed the firepit and the kayaks very much, I had never been on a kayak but now want to do it more often. The basement apartment doesn't feel like a basement at all, the big windows make it feel very open, we loved to open the windows and look out at the lake while we ate. One thing I was a bit nervous about prior to coming was in the picture there is a tall table and I have a 4 year old but when we got there it was just a regular dining table so no worries. My boys loved the big open room to run and play in and they thought the echo was pretty cool. Someday I imagine this will become another bedroom or a game room. The only things that I didn't like was there was no dishwasher but we brought paper plates and cut down on dishes and there is no bathtub so my 4 year old complained about a shower but I knew that going in from the pictures so I was prepared and the hand held shower helped to make it not so scary for him. Lastly, the AC is only in the master bedroom so at times the dining/kitchen area and the other bedroom got a bit warm. It was never hot and we put a fan at the master bedroom door to pull air through, which helped. Regardless of those minor things, I would totally come back here again, this was by far the most relaxing vacation place I have ever gone. It wasn't touristy, it was quite serene and peaceful and I was able to sit outside and read and paint and it felt like a complete vacation from reality.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great family weekend away

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was well stocked with everything you could possibly need with a cute esthetic. Plenty of space for our family of four. The outdoor patio across the street was very large with room for outdoor dining, relaxing on the hammock, or s'mores over the fire pit. Chris was easy to work with and was attentive to any needs. Street out front was a bit busy, but did not decrease our enjoyment of the property.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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A Wonderful, Just Right Place

  • 5 of 5

Dewey Day Dream was all we could have asked for in a true vacation spot. I was kind of flying blind on location, amenities needed for our family and appropriate cost. I feel like we hit it out if the park with Chris' rental. First, it turned out to be less than an hour away from wherever we needed to be- from northern Indiana, to Lake Michigan, to a friends place near Marcellus. It was also close enough to restaurants and shops where we could get a meal or some necessities. But, it was still nice and quiet and even somewhat private. The apartment was awesome, with everything you need and smart additions that reduced worry ( I love that floor!) about tracking in dirt, etc., when you have teenagers. We didn't cook much more than cereal and snacks, but we could have with the things provided. The washer and dryer were an absolute plus, too. Dewey Lake, the patio and the dock along with the kayaks and canoe were everything we wanted. We swam and laughed and had a great time all three days. Chris was very gracious and helpful-she was available if you needed her but discreet if you didn't. A friend showed us around other lakes in the area, but I ended up liking Dewey and it's atmosphere the best. Not too big or too small, not too rowdy or too quiet. Dewey Lake and The Dewey Day Dream were just what we wanted.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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We loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Dowagiac, for close to thirty years now and have always stayed at the local motel. We are glad we have found a place that the wife is happy with. Its has a beautiful view and the place is very cute and well maintained. We plan on booking in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
South Bend Regional, IN
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
BT's Pub
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Pipestone Creek
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Niles, MI
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Montegomery's Restaurant
Car: necessary

Situated on Dewey Lake, one of 11 of the Sister Lakes located in Southwest Michigan. There are 15 wineries within 20 miles with many offering tastings and wonderful food. We are 20 miles from magnificant Lake Michigan and its white sandy beaches. Be sure to visit Grandpa's Cider Mill and the Chocolate Garden. There are two wonderful golf courses within 10 miles, Pipestone Creek and Indian Lake. Take a short walk to Jo-Ho's for hand dipped ice-cream or drive a few miles to Caruso's soda bar and candy kitchen. Drive a few miles to 5 mile drive in for evening entertainment. Enjoy Lutz's drive up restaurant next door, after the show.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Dowagiac, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
August Remnant
16 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
8 Sep 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
24 Nov 2017 - 22 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £38.84
Damage Deposit £116.52

children must be supervised at all times. There is a road between the house and the lake.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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