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Lake Life At Its Best

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5 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
TV, fireplace
5 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
TV, fireplace
TV, fireplace

Overview of Lake Life At Its Best

Private host

Lake Life At Its Best

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire home

5 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 14

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Dowagiac, MI

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMagician Lake1 min walk
  • Popular LocationLake Michigan College27 min drive
  • Popular LocationKarma Vista Vineyards and Winery29 min drive
  • AirportSouth Bend, IN (SBN-South Bend Intl.)57 min drive

Space details

5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 14
2600 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    2 single beds
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
    2 single beds
Bedroom 5
    1 bunk bed
    2 sofa beds
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower
Bathroom 2
    Combined shower/bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Lake Life At Its Best

Lakefront Holiday home with kitchen and balcony
BOOK NOW for a great fall getaway! Enjoy the beautiful changing colors the fall brings with picturesque sunsets and many fall festivals around the area. Also located 30 miles from Norte Dame Statium for a place to stay for your football weekends.

This beautiful 60-foot lakefront property is located in popular southwest Michigan on Magician Lake. It features a child-friendly shallow beach front, with two one-person kayaks, outdoor entertaining space complete with a lakefront fire-pit. Our home features 4 bedrooms with a large back bunk room and two full bathrooms. There are two spacious living areas with a large screen TV in each. Full kitchen and large dining space perfect for large groups. Location allows for an easy 20 minute drive to the shores of Lake Michigan and is in the heart of Michigan's wine country.
Air-conditioned accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers.

Property manager

Melissa Havel
Speaks English
Bookings for this property are managed through Vrbo, part of our Expedia Group family.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Family friendly

  • High chair


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice maker
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Blender


  • 5 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV with cable/satellite service

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Firepit


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • On the waterfront

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 14
  • Unit size: 2600 sq ft (242 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

Property is also known as

Lake Life At Its Best Dowagiac
Lake Life At Its Best Private vacation home
Lake Life At Its Best Private vacation home Dowagiac

About this area


Located in Dowagiac, this holiday home is on the waterfront. Karma Vista Vineyards and Winery and Contessa Wine Cellars are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Magician Lake and Diamond Lake.

What's nearby

  • Magician Lake - 1 min walk
  • Lake Michigan College - 27 min drive
  • Stone Lake - 27 min drive
  • Karma Vista Vineyards and Winery - 29 min drive
  • Andrews University - 35 min drive

Getting around

  • Dowagiac Station - 15 min drive
  • South Bend, IN (SBN-South Bend Intl.) - 57 min drive


  • BT's Pub - 4 min drive
  • Lutz's Drive In - 6 min drive
  • Lakeview Inn - 8 min drive
  • Pinky's Hot Dogs - 9 min drive
  • Montgomery's - 9 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 12 out of 13 reviews
5 - Excellent 92%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 13 reviews
4 - Good 8%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 13 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 13 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 13 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4/5 Good

House is spacious and comfortable but furnishing are a little outdated.
We were very satisfied with the house and the backyard/dock were very nice. Our only complaint was with the boat which was not cleaned and did not have full tank of gas. We ran out of gas after slightly more than one trip around the lake. The boat is older with a 6.6 gallon tank which will get you around the lake 5-7 times. If you use tend to use a boat a lot, would recommend renting elsewhere

5/5 Excellent

Summer family vacation
This is the third year renting the Havel property. We have enjoyed it every year. Their home is comfortable and clean. We communicate with the owners when needed and they are very responsive. We are looking forward to renting again next year. Our family had a wonderful time.

5/5 Excellent

Magician Lake House Vacation
This Lake House is awesome and it met the needs of our large family in every respect. The owners, John and Melissa, were very friendly and helpful. The neighbors on both sides of the property were friendly, generous, and accepting of our family. Magician Lake is a great place to vacation. We rented the owner’s pontoon boat and enjoyed cruises on the lake and fishing. The Dowagiac area is beautiful with it’s vineyards, delicious locally grown fruits and vegetables, wineries, the Sister Lakes, etc. Shopping for necessities is only a few minutes away. There are many restaurants and clubs in the area to enjoy a night out if you don’t want to eat in. If the possibility of a repeat vacation at this property presents itself in the future we’ll certainly want to consider it.

5/5 Excellent

Lakehouse Stay
They property was perfect for our family getaway weekend. The pontoon while dated, allowed for a sunset cruise and fishing. The back yard firepit was needed for the cold fall weather.

5/5 Excellent

Another great summer on Magician Lake
Great home and property - plenty of room to spread out for all. The beach/lake is very young child-safe, as it is not very deep at all for kids. Owners are extremely accommodating, as we rented their pontoon boat and owner came to fill up the gas for us. Facing west, the sunsets were beautiful to take in. Place is definitely 5-star all around.