Come and stay at our sunny and spacious 4 bedroom cottage just 100 yards from beautiful Diamond Lake and Park Shore Marina. Enjoy morning coffee with view of the lake on our new front deck with flowerbox benches. Our open and airy floor plan provides ample seating for a large crowd. Stretch out on the sectional and enjoy cable TV, or curl up with a book on our vintage chaise lounge next to wood burning fireplace. Lots of windows, original 10 foot bead board ceilings, pine floors, breezy ceiling fans in every room, set the tone for a dreamy get away vacation.
Dining room seats 8-10 around antique trestle table for great family meals, puzzles, or card games. Additional seating for 8 or more available in spacious kitchen overlooking garden and Coi pond, with more seating around kitchen island. Extended dining on 2 tier deck. Cook up your favorite meal on new gas grill while listening to the gentle waterfall of the Coi pond or pass the time away by playing a game of bags in the beautiful back yard.
Master bedroom with private bathroom and shower, has new queen size bed with cable TV/DVD and space for crib if needed. The 2 additional bedrooms have new queen size beds, while the 4th bedroom has 2 sets of bunk beds. Newly remodeled main bath has tub and shower.
Just a few steps away is Park Shore Marina, featuring all types of water sport rentals, bicycles, water toys etc.. The marina offers boat launching and pier rental for your boat. Private sandy beach available. The new Park Shore Golf club is also within walking distance.
Diamond Lake is southwest Michigan's largest inland spring fed lake, featuring 1200 acres of beautiful shoreline, all water sports, amazing fishing, biking, beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Visit Michigan's wine country or Amish villages near by, or stop in South Bend and take in the Notre Dame experience. Lots to do for everyone, so come share our cozy retreat!
We rented this house for 2 nights the weekend of the Notre Dame vs USC game. What a GEM! Not only is this house spacious (has 4 bedrooms) it also had a great layout for entertaining with a large open area. It was beautifully decorated and extremely clean. The weekend we were there it was rainy so we could not enjoy the backyard (large deck) with the koi pond but it was also very nice! We went up with one other couple but there was plenty of space for more. Distance from Notre Dame was great and after the game we zipped right back to the cottage while others going back to Chicago were in bumper-to-bumper traffic. I plan to go back to enjoy Diamond Lake, just a stone's throw from the cottage. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
The pictures in the listing are very accurate. The home is beautifully decorated, that coupled with an open floor plan provides a wonderful atmosphere for large groups. Everyone can feel very comfortable. This is not a cottage; it is a home fully equipped with 4 bedrooms & 2 full baths. It accommodated 3 families very well. Absolutely loved the house. Diamond Lake was approx. a block away, very clean, large lake with a nice beach area. The kids especially had a great time playing in the water. The Marina next to the beach offered a variety of boats and toys for rent. On a rainy day we visited the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo which was a lot of fun. It is an air museum, but it even had rides for the kids and prices were very reasonable. Would highly recommend this property to anyone. Our family would like to make this an annual visit now. The owner was very friendly and helpful. It was only a couple of hours from Chicago area. Great place, great time!
We had a great week at this cottage! Proximity to the beautiful, clean lake is great and the cottage is equipped with everything you might need. Open floor plan with beautiful furnishing provides ample space for lots of people. As we are avid cookers, the kitchen was delightful to cook/work in and seating space for diners was abundant - really nice! Back porch provides a great place for cocktails/happy hour. Kayak availability is another huge bonus! Only minor issue worth mentioning is the water pressure/water quality isn't the best, but it didn't deter our fun! Relax and enjoy - it is fun! Really pleased with this vacation rental....
We had a fantastic time at the Cozy Cottage. It was a stones throw from the lake. The accommodations were beyond our expectations. It was furnished beautifully and so well outfitted. I couldn't believe how great the kitchen was equipped. We had games of croquet in the large backyard, bbq'd on the deck and played tons of board games (many were provided). The back house was a perfect escape for the teens - with foosball, a tv and mini fridge. We stocked a ton of food and essentials, but the owners had plenty of backup coffee, cooking oil, salt/pepper, pancake mix - it was so nice. There's a great butcher (Vlasicks) in town and farmers' market - so we ate very well. Definitely try Vlasick's homemade sausages and hotdogs - incredible. We had kids as young as 7 and an adult - 79 and it worked out beautifully for all of us. The owners were quick to respond to any questions and made our stay very nice. I would definitely stay in this house again. My only regret is that we should have rented a pontoon for the week. Perhaps next time.
We had a wonderful stay at the Cozy Cottage on Diamond Lake. The layout of the home was roomy and had every accommodation anyone would need to make it a perfect selection for a family retreat. The furnishings were just lovely and provided enough seating for our nineteen Family Christmas Party dinner guests. Our guests loved the home too and it really made a special gathering place for all. Everything in this home is exceptionally clean and well maintained by the owners. The décor is so welcoming and really comfortable. All the linens and bath items were plentiful as well as clean and very well organized. We never had to look for anything as items were organized in a user friendly manner. Brian (owner) was great to work with and was available to answer any questions. He is a really nice person and obviously takes pride in his property. We really enjoyed speaking with him and hope to rent this home again. I would also add that a grocery and drugstore were nearby as well as close proximity to larger shopping areas. The area has beautiful homes and the Christmas lights were magnificent. We had some beautiful evening rides around the lake taking in all the Christmas decorations on display. This is quite a remarkable area and most certainly worth a vacation stay .Great for all ages. We loved it!!!
We truly enjoyed our family Christmas at the Cozy Cottage! Our trip was off to a bit of a rocky start due to the condition in which the cottage was left by the prior renters and a miscommunication between the owners and the cleaning company. It's a shame that people are comfortable treating someone's lovely home in this way. The owners and cleaning company were wonderful and rectified the situation as quickly as possible and generously compensated us for our troubles. We are business owners ourselves and know that challenges can arise, but believe it is in how everyone, ourselves included, handles the situation that makes the difference in the outcome. Brian (owner) is great to work with and truly a nice person who takes pride in his property! We chose the cottage and its location because we are from Illinois and our other family members are from Michigan, it was a perfect halfway point. Our intention was to celebrate Christmas and partake in a bit of skiing at Swiss Valley, but the weather did not cooperate. It actually turned out to be perfect that we were homebound; we played tons of games, did puzzles, cooked, watched movies, took a walk around beautiful Diamond Lake and just enjoyed the company of family! Such a relaxing end to the hectic holidays! The kitchen is well stocked, there are plenty of linens and bath items and everything was organized in a user friendly manner. The cottage is very inviting with beautiful furnishings, a roomy layout and true to its name the "Cozy Cottage"! We will keep the Cozy Cottage in mind when making future vacation plans and have already shared with friends and family information on the cottage! I'm sure the Cozy Cottage would be Amazing in the summer!
What a lovely home with wonderful amenities. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. With three adults and three teenagers we had room to spare. The comfortably furnished deck, koi pond, "man cave" garage, air conditioning, washer and dryer, beautifully appointed kitchen, and grill all made our stay relaxing and enjoyable. The proximity to the lake is fantastic- we could easily walk to the private beach and boating on beautiful Diamond Lake was amazing. This cottage is so beautifully decorated, and yet the owners were so gracious in allowing us to use their beautiful home away from home. We truly could not have asked for more in a vacation rental.
We just returned from a wonderful week at this property. The house is spacious, clean, and excellently maintained. We had 3 families, 6 adults and 7 kids, that fit easily in the house with room to spare. I was amazed at how well stocked the house was. Not only does it have the standard linens, but the kitchen includes common spices/condiments, the living room had plenty of board games, and the garage held a treasure-trove of bikes, chairs, and beach toys - including 2 kayaks that we were free to use. First house that we've rented together and can't wait to come back!
The Cozy cottage on Diamond Lake is excellent in all aspects. The lake house is spacious and beautifully decorated. The host is helpful and accommodating to the vagaries of vacationing. The Marina is 100 yards away and has boats for rent. The lake is spring fed and excellent for boating, fishing and swimming. There are roadhouses and trattoria's within the Cassopolis area for fine dining. There are butcher shops, farmer's markets, grocery stores and pharmacies minutes away for vacation provisions. It is a easy a lake house vacation as you can find anywhere in the Midwest. Thank you to our host for sharing this gem with us.
This beautiful decorated house is so impressive. It was extremely well maintained and very clean. There was no dirt, no dog hair not a thing out of place. I have stayed in a lot of other places but I can truly say Diamond Lake was the most gorgeous . The lake is crystal clear and warm and clean. This house is conveniently located close to the lake and the marina, Which is great . We rented a pontoon from Diamond Lake marina, which is very responsible priced and a must. The lake is beautiful for sightseeing for swimming, tubing and fishing. We caught so many fish. This lake is very healthy. I highly recommend this house rental. The owner is superior to work with and the house has everything you need. The house is huge and the bonus room is awesome added amenities. You will not be disappointed in renting The Cozy cottage it is cozy and so much more. The Koi pond is delightful. 5 + stars We will definitely return!,
We had a wonderful stay at this property. I loved all of the games and toys that the owner provided for our use. We had a range of age groups from 3 to 70 years old and there was something for everyone!