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Newly Furnished Waterfront Lake House- Family Friendly- 35 Min to Notre Dame

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4 bedrooms, desk, iron/ironing board, WiFi
Fridge, microwave, oven, hob
Smart TV, fireplace, books, stereo

Overview of Newly Furnished Waterfront Lake House- Family Friendly- 35 Min to Notre Dame

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Newly Furnished Waterfront Lake House- Family Friendly- 35 Min to Notre Dame

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

4 bedrooms4 bathroomsSleeps 15

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
Vandalia, MI

Explore the area

  • AirportElkhart, IN (EKI-Elkhart Municipal)42 min drive
  • Popular LocationNotre Dame Stadium47 min drive
  • Popular LocationBasilica of the Sacred Heart48 min drive
  • Popular LocationUniversity of Notre Dame48 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 15
Bedroom 1
    1 bunk bed
Bedroom 2
    2 queen beds
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
    1 bunk bed
Common area
    2 sofa beds
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3
    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.

Newly Furnished Waterfront Lake House- Family Friendly- 35 Min to Notre Dame

Lakefront Holiday home with kitchen and balcony
3,979 square foot house located on Donnell Lake with 45 feet of waterfront and a dock. Sleeps 15 people.

This 3 story lakehouse was built in 2007 and is newly decorated with all new furniture, bedding, towels, etc. There are 3 levels each with their own deck overlooking the lake and a gas start fireplace; upstairs has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, the main room has a kitchen with a snack bar, dining room that seats 8, living room, large laundry room, full bath, and large deck with an outdoor gas grill, and the ground level has a bar kitchen, sitting room, a full bath, a 4th bedroom with triple twin bunk beds, and a fully furnished large deck that has a new fire pit.

This open concept lakehouse that has gorgeous lake views from almost every room is perfect for a large family or multiple families. This exquisite lakehouse is available for week or long term rentals as well.

There are 3 bedrooms upstairs:
The Master Bedroom has 2 new queen beds, a deck overseeing the lake, walk-in closet, a full bath with a Jacuzzi tub, stand-up shower and two sinks.
Bedroom 2 has a new queen bed and walk in closet
Bedroom 3 has full bunk beds with a twin bed trundle
The 4th bedroom on the ground floor has twin triple bunk beds
And there are 2 couches that pull out to be full beds on the ground floor

The house features 4 full baths:
Master bath has a Jacuzzi tub, stand-up shower and two sinks
Upstairs bath has a stand-up shower
Main level bath is large has a tub and a separate door for the toilet
Ground level bath has a tub

Donnell Lake is 246 acres and an all sports lake. Enjoy fishing, sandy lake frontage, swimming, etc. Cable TV and high speed wireless internet are included or there are dozens of games and books so you can unplug and unwind. We provide linens, towels, paper towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent, shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc. so you can focus on having a relaxing time and not worrying about the small things.

There is a 9 person pontoon boat on the property that is available to rent for an additional fee. Perfect for sunset cruises, happy hour, fishing, journeys around the lake, or to dock at the island on the north side of the lake.

35 minutes to Notre Dame and less than 2.5 hours from Chicago this is the perfect getaway! Corey Lake Orchard and Swiss Valley Ski & Snowboard Area are just two of the many attractions in the area.

Summer Fun:
Wakeboard & Wake-surfing lessons on a 2021 Malibu- on Donnell Lake!

Diamond Lake Golf Club- the 9-hole public course is known as the “friendliest golf course” in southwestern Michigan; 5 miles away

Fruit Hills Winery & Orchard; 21 miles away

Gateway Cellar Winery; 19 miles away

St. Julian Winery & Distillery; 29 miles

Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market- open May through September; 34 miles away

Warren Dunes State Park; 41 miles away

Fall Favorites:
Hubbard's Corey Lake Orchards- open late spring through fall; u-pick strawberries, blueberries, apples,etc.; pumpkin patch; wine, brandy, and cider; 12 miles away
Diamond Lake Orchard- apple orchard; 6 miles away
Note Dame Football Games! 35 min away

Winter Activities:
Swiss Valley Ski & Snowboard Area; 10 minutes away

This stunning new rental will not last long- book now to reserve your spot.

*Note- there are 3 levels with stairs to get to each level
Air-conditioned accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. This accommodation is furnished with sofa beds, dining tables and kitchen islands. Kitchens or kitchenettes offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers.

Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Business-friendly amenities include desks and desk chairs.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Leah Malinowski
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


  • Close to skiing


  • WiFi available

Family friendly

  • Playground
  • Children's books
  • Children's games
  • Children's toys


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Blender
  • Kitchen island


  • Dining table


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 4 bathrooms
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Jetted bath
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room
  • Wood stove


  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Firepit


  • Washing machine and dryer

Work spaces

  • Desk
  • Desk chair


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • On the waterfront

Things to do

  • Boating on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Power boating nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 15

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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
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit 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

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About this area


Located in Vandalia, this holiday home is on the waterfront. Swiss Valley Ski Area and Sauganash Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Donnell Lake and Diamond Lake. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking, power boating and fishing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking.

What's nearby

  • Donnell Lake - 1 min walk
  • Paradise Lake - 4 min drive
  • Notre Dame Stadium - 47 min drive
  • Basilica of the Sacred Heart - 48 min drive
  • University of Notre Dame - 48 min drive

Getting around

  • Dowagiac Station - 26 min drive
  • South Bend, IN (SBN-South Bend Intl.) - 53 min drive


  • Porky's Party Place - 10 min drive
  • Lakeview Diner - 10 min drive
  • Subway - 10 min drive
  • McDonald's - 11 min drive
  • Broadway Cafe - 12 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



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5/5 Excellent

Amazing Getaway
This property was absolutely beautiful and big enough for it large group. We were all impressed by the look, size and accommodations in the home. We loved being out on the lake and using the fire pit, dock and pontoon. The kitchen is fully stocked and made it so simple for us to make all of our meals and there was plenty of sitting space for everyone to eat as a family. Couldn’t be more pleased with our stay!

5/5 Excellent

Better than imagined
The home was immaculate and very well appointed. There was no shortage of space and the surrounding area provided our group with everything we needed to unwind and enjoy the long weekend. The host communicated in a timely manner and was incredibly considerate when checking in and answering questions. Would visit again and would highly reccommend.

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful house!
We LOVED this house! It is absolutely beautiful and had all we needed including a boat! We especially loved the outdoor patio with the fire table. The lake is a nice size and very clean also! We will definitely be back!

5/5 Excellent

Perfect house for a long weekend getaway
This property was so beautiful! We had a group of 7 friends stay here and it was perfect - plenty of space, great views, and everything in the house is nice & updated. Leah was a great host! She was very helpful and communicative. We would definitely recommend this house to anyone looking for a lake getaway!

5/5 Excellent

Lake Life at its Best
We truly enjoyed our time on Donnell Lake. The house had everything we needed and was spotless. The beds were very comfortable. We enjoyed fishing, swimming and rented the pontoon boat. Great trip for the entire family and took full advantage of the yard games - Jenga was the favorite. The large yard was great for the kids. Would love to stay again!