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Reliable Retreat

Reliable Retreat
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms House in Watervliet
from $275 per /nt
from $1800 per /wk

Property Description

This home is perfect for families or small groups who would like to be on the water but at a budget-friendly price. This house is a charming, old-time cottage that has been updated while keeping the original character.

Property Details

This home offers the conveniences of being at lake level with no stairs. A dock is available and boat rental services are nearby. There is a small yard that leads to a full view of Paw Paw Lake.

Location: Less than 2 hours from Downtown Chicago, this fully furnished home is a perfect hub for touring wineries, being close to local wedding venues, playing on amazing golf courses and so much more. Paw Paw Lake is a 900-acre inland lake with 13 miles of picturesque shoreline to explore, located in Watervliet, Michigan. Paw Paw Lake is one of the premier inland lakes in Southwest Michigan. It's fully recreational, including excellent fishing, power and sail boating, water-skiing and jet-skiing.

Keys are provided upon check in: A Be Our Guest representative will greet you upon arrival to provide keys and answer any questions that you might have.

Basics include: WIFI access, charcoal grill, dishwasher, washer and dryer, and 2off street parking spots. Not included: central air-conditioning.

Bedrooms and bathrooms: On the second floor, there are 3 bedrooms and one full bathroom (tub but no shower). Master bedroom has a queen-sized bed. The second bedroom has an oversized twin bed with a vanity sink in the room. The Third bedroom has a twin-sized bunk bed. On the main floor, there is a queen-sized sleeper sofa, along with a Half bath, which includes a shower. The laundry room is on the main floor.

Kitchen: The kitchen is fully furnished with all the cookware and dishes needed.

Dining: There is a dining alcove that will accommodate 4 and there is bar seating for 4 in the kitchen. On the sun porch there is a table overlooking the lake that will seat 6.

Living room: This area features a brick fireplace providing a perfect spot to read a book or enjoy a nap.On the sun porch there are chairs for relaxing while watching activity on the lake. Comcast HD TV.

Unique to this house is full view of the lake at lake level with 80 feet of frontage. No stairs to the lake. A public beach is nearby for safe swimming. Otherwise you are a 20 minute drive to the best beaches on Lake Michigan.

Maximum number of guests is 6 unless arrangements are made at the time of booking. Exceeding the maximum will result in the forfeiture of monies paid and termination of occupancy. Be Our Guest homes are not to be used for any parties or special events.

Pets: No pets are allowed at any time.

Minimum Stay: 7 nights Saturday to Saturday from Memorial Day to Labor Day
3 nights may be available during off season

Cleaning Fee: $200
Accidental Damage Protection: $69
Refundable Security Deposit: $500
Michigan Sales Tax: 6%

Special note from Be Our Guest: Let us help you get sandy feet, giggles, carousel rides, wine tastings, micro brews, a visit to a chocolate garden, soaked at a walk in beach fountain, to golf where the legends of golf play, and so much more! Southwest Michigan has it all. Book your vacation now and make a lifetime of memorable moments this summer for the whole family.


A short list of the many fun-filled attractions include:

  • Curious Kids Discovery Zone & Museum with Carousel

  • Whirlpool Compass Fountain with Michigan’s largest splash pad

  • Silver Beach voted "Top Ten Beaches" by Parents Magazine and "Top Six Beaches in the World" by Delta Sky Magazine

  • Shadowland Pavilion for musical events

  • Harbor Shores Golf Course home of the Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid in 2016 and 2018

  • Walking art tours

  • Krasl Art Center

  • Box Factory for the Arts

  • Antiques on the Bluff Sundays (May-October)

  • 20+ wineries close by and 3 tasting rooms in downtown St. Joseph

  • Farmer’s Market Saturdays (May-October)

  • 18+ award-winning Microbreweries

  • U Pick Farms

  • 3 Four Winds Casinos and entertainment venues

  • Charter fishing and sunset cruises

 There are so many things to do that you will wish that you had more than a week. The number of outstanding restaurants, shops, galleries and spas are so vast that we suggest you visit
This property has 1 Full(s), 2 Bunk(s), 1 Pull Out Sofa(s), 1 Single(s).


  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Television
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet - Hi Speed
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Iron and Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Hospital
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck/Patio
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Freshwater
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Family

Guest Reviews

Wonderful Stay! by KM 07/27/2017
The house was perfect for our stay in Michigan. We loved the screened in porch and spent the majority of time there. We loved being so close tot he lake and hearing the waves as we slept.


Daily Rate: $275 per night
Weekly Rate: $1800 per week
Monthly Rate: $2500 per month
- Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays.
- Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.

Availability & Booking Calendar


Sales Tax - 6.00%
Cleaning - $200.00 - Tax Exempt
Accidental Damage Protection $3000 Coverage - $69.00 - Tax Exempt
Refundable Damage Deposit - $500.00
Cancellation Policy
If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit will be refunded as follows:

90% refunded if canceled 180 days prior to the Check-in Date
75% refunded if canceled 90 days prior to the Check-in Date
50% refunded if canceled 60 days prior to the Check-in Date
0% refunded if canceled 30 days prior to the Check-in Date
Full payment will be charged if canceled less than 30 days prior to the Check-in Date
Last updated 03/22/2019
Deposit Policy
Remaining balance is due a minimum of 60 days before the Check-in date.
Last updated 03/22/2019

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