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Rustic Island Waterfront Lake Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Rustic Island Waterfront Lake Cottage

Built by an artist as his summer retreat in the 1930s, this arts and crafts cottage takes you back to a time when days on the lake meant swimsuits, bare feet, leisurely board games, and lounging with a paperback.

A lake house the way lake houses used to be - a broad sun porch overlooking the waters of diamond lake, lots of books, knotty pine paneling, a stone faced fireplace, room to sprawl, and a battered old canoe, but no TV, no designer kitchen, no spa, no jet skis, and no air conditioning (we do have internet though).

Located on an island and only accessible by private ferry, this rustic home makes a great family retreat from the hectic pace of modern life.

Kid friendly. There is a kids play corner with tons of books, board games and toys. The lake front has a shallow beach that is appropriate for children that are supervised.

The children's corner is stacked with books, coloring supplies, board games, stuffed animals and origami supplies.

Only accessible by a four-car ferry. Most days the ferry runs from 8am to 9:45pm or 11:45pm. After labor day through the end of October the ferry only runs on weekends, but the cottage is still available for rent. Mainland can be reached by boat. Guests need ferry passes to get on and off the island. We provide a free round trip set of ferry passes weekly. Additional passes can be purchased at an affordable price.

2-2.5 hour drive from downtown Chicago.

1 hour drive from south bend.

More Details

Carolyn Bonner Campbell
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish, Mandarin
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cassopolis in Penn

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books ...
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility
  • festivals
  • marina
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Rustic Island Waterfront Lake Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Wonderful time in this rustic cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage has a wonderful setting and is stocked with everything you need. We would definitely rent again.

Jenny P.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30.5 Miles
South Bend
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Ferry required to access island
Nearest Beach
In the yard
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Cassopolis, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £72.21
Refundable Damage Deposit £361.05

To bring a car to the island, guests have to take a 4-car ferry over from the mainland. For each week of rental we provide 1 round trip set of ferry passes. Guests may purchase additional ferry passes if desired at a reasonable price.

We also charge a cleaning fee and extra for holiday weekends such as 4th of july.

Island can also be accessed by boat for free.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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