Beautiful LAKE FRONT House / Pontoon Boat INCLUDED

View from the deck
View from the deckOut on the patio...Kitchen with Walnut countertops.Master bedroom on the water.Guest room #1Guest  room #2Living roomA view of the lake..Golfing about 15 min. away
“ Excellent ”
17 Reviews
17317 Lakeview Dr, Vandalia, MI 49095



Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps 8
Per week $2,200
Per month $6,500
Type: Home
Description of the Vandalia vacation home rental
This professionally rehabbed house on Donnell Lake is located less than 2 hours from Chicago (115 miles). Wake up to stunningly serene water views in this comfortably appointed home that accommodates your group of up to eight.

The master bedroom boasts a King sized bed, while the two back bedrooms house an additional three Queen sized beds. The kitchen has been recently updated with modern stainless appliances and county chic cabinetry. Brazilian tiger-wood hardwood floors add to the country charm.

For your viewing/listening pleasure, the living room is outfitted with a 43-inch flat screen HD television, stereo, and a blue-ray dvd player. The home is also Wi-Fi equipped. Family times can be further enjoyed in the living room which is furnished with an extended sofa (7 foot), and oversized chair.

The relaxing screened-in patio has a dining area along with a double chase lounge sofa, which is great for naps in the shade.

During the summer months, this rental comes with the use of a 10-seat Sylvan Pontoon Boat perfect for cruising Donnell Lake. Bring your Ipod because you can enjoy your music through the awesome stereo system on the boat.

Remember to bring ingredients for S'mores so you can take full advantage of the fire pit located just off of the private dock.

Please leave your four legged friends at home as pets aren't allowed.

Edward Prystalski

Area Information
A trip to Vandalia wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Farm House Bakery and Restaurant. Fresh pies are the signature of this family operation along with breads made from grain that is freshly ground for each batch. Donuts, cinnamon rolls, cookies, and scones compliment an extensive breakfast and lunch menu. This gem of an eating establishment features full country breakfasts and delightful lunches of homemade sandwiches, fresh salads, and soups.

The quaint town of Vandalia also boasts a local bait shop, farmers market, gas station, etc...The neighboring town of Cassopolis has a local grocery store and a few nice restaurants to choose from. In the mood to Canoe or Kayak? Those activities are easily accessible just down the road in Three Rivers.

Looking for a winter getaway? This home is a mere six miles from the Swiss Valley Ski Resort which offers skiing and snowboarding. Snowmobile trails abound throughout the area.


Property Rates

Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Mar 15 2016 Sep 30 2016 - - $2,200 $6,500 1 Week
Check In: 2 p.m. Check Out: 12 a.m.
Deposits: I would like to have a deposit of $500.00 2 weeks prior to rental. Cleaning service is provided before and after occupation. Deposit will be fully refundable as long as there is no damage. 50% of rental is due to hold the reservation & the balance is due with the security deposit 2 weeks before your arrival. If reservation is canceled with 2 weeks of arrival you may lose deposit.monthly rentals you may forfeit the money put down to reserve the property. NO PETS or loss of deposit....
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: With all holidays, there will be a $50.00 per/night charge.. There is a $100 cleaning fee added to each rental


Reviews for this vacation home rental in Vandalia, Michigan

Nancy Naranjo-Garcia

Nancy Naranjo-Garcia


Family fun

September 9, 2015

Cute cottage, great for families. The neighbors are friendly. Will like to go back.

Katie Woods

Katie Woods

Grand Rapids, MI

Great vacation rental!

August 25, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay here in August 2015. The yard is large and house was roomy enough for all 7 of us adults. And we loved having a boat to use! The owners were very helpful.

Don Erickson

Don Erickson

New York State

$500 deposit was not returned

October 22, 2014

Was willing to overlook the very dirty kitchen which I had to spend an hour cleaning before putting food away (even though I was paying $100 cleaning fee). But not getting my $500 deposit back after many emails and unfulfilled promises by the owner to return it is very upsetting. Perhaps Vacation Home Rentals can help me out here and contact the owner on my behalf to request that he fulfill the terms of the contract and refund my $500. He has agreed in an email to me .that we left the place in perfect condition

Marianne Cuthbertson

Marianne Cuthbertson


A Real Disappointment

August 25, 2014

Promised in the property posting was a beautiful lakefront home to include a pontoon boat and one that didn't allow pets. That is not what we got. The boat ran for 1 day out of 7, house was full of dog hair, and the gas grill was trash. Some of my family have animal allergies and were forced to leave early. I contacted the owner and he was not only unresponsive to our needs but when he did get around to calling us he was condescending and accusatory. I have rented vacation homes for over 10 years and have never been treated in such a rude manner. The house was beautiful and so was the property but it was clear no one had checked the house before we arrived to assure things were operable. Ironically, Ed's handout to his renters states "we should treat his home with respect" he should practice the same rule with his renters.

Joan Smarr

Joan Smarr



July 6, 2014

The Property Was Exactly What We Expecred Very Spacious And Accomadating. The Weather Was A Little Iffy For The 1st Day And 1/2 But Overall Comfortable. The Pontoon Boat And Paddle Boat Were Great And The Fishing Good. We Highly Recommend This Property And Hope To Return Next Year. We Found Ed To Be Extremly Frindly.and Helpful.

Patt Matuszewski

Patt Matuszewski

Kokomo, In

Great week at the Lake

September 20, 2013

This home was well-equipped and well-applianced as well as being very clean and comfy. Fishing was good off the dock (lots of small ones, one 15" bass) and it's a beautiful lake. Wonderful screened porch from which to enjoy the lake view and the hummingbirds. We found a Botanical Garden and Paris Soda Shop in Niles where we spent a great morning. CJ's Fisher Lake Inn in Three Rivers was worth TWO trips for dinner, and Mr. Wahoo's in Dowagiac is great for breakfast or lunch. Except for rain on Sunday, it was a perfect week!

Owner's reply:

Thank you Pat and Ed. We're glad you enjoyed your vacation.

Marci Spaulding Chartrand

Marci Spaulding Chartrand

Carol Stream, IL

Perfect week at the lake

July 27, 2013

We just returned from a perfect week at the lakehouse. This house was perfect for my husband and I and our five adult children who visited on and off during the week. The house was just the right size, cozy, and very well appointed. We loved having the boat and the lake is beautiful. Caught many fish right off the pier. We hope to return next year!

Kolene Saboe

Kolene Saboe

Phoenix AZ

Loved it

June 26, 2012

The cottage was great and can't wait to go back again.

Cathy Reese

Cathy Reese

Butler, PA

Girls Weekend

October 4, 2011

Six of us met at this lakefront home and had a great weekend. The accomodations were perfect, great kitchen, extremely clean and the furniture and view of the lake were very relaxing. I was surprised to see how clean the water was at the dock. Even my 92 year old mother felt right at home. Ed was wonderful to work with-He truly wants you to enjoy his house. It was a great time catching up with Michigan and Pennsylvania family. Lots of memories were made from the games on the lawn to the trips to the local wineries and casino. Wish we had more time-I would recommend this house to anyone who wants to get away.

Matt Grueder

Matt Grueder

Chicago, IL

Great house, great time!

September 22, 2011

Eddie was nice to work with and helped us every step of the way. The house was very clean and updated, a pleasure to stay in! Awesome sun rises and sunsets you can't go wrong. We rented the boat as well and had nice cruises everyday. A great place for a getaway and we'll be back next year!

Julie Bauler Dillingham

Julie Bauler Dillingham

Plainfield, IL

Absolutely perfect!!!

July 10, 2011

We had a great time. Our family of four and our friends family of 7, 4 adults and 7 children ranging from 3-13, were more than comfortable! We felt like we were home when we walked in and had nothing but a positive experience. Ed was great to work with and completely honest about everything and a great help! Highly recommend this as your next family location! We will be back!

Nam Kang

Nam Kang

Vernon Hills, il

This house rocks!

March 10, 2011

Spotlessly clean. Kitchen and Baths were beautifully updated and has everything you need (pots, dishes, knifes, etc). Bunch of guys went for reunion but I would certainly take my family back for vacation. Great view of the lake right on backyard. Eddy the owner was very informative. Definitely deserves 5 stars.



Chicago, IL USA

Awesome Vacation Home!!!

November 10, 2010

A group of my friends and I had a wonderful time at the lake house. Everything we needed was there (linens, fire pit, grill, etc.) and Eddie is extremely nice! We are definitely wanting to come back next summer!

Rich Oliver

Rich Oliver

Gurnee Il 60031

Upscale Vacation Rental

October 21, 2010

The exterior and surroundings speak for themselves. The interior is newly furnished with top of the line beds and bedding. Visited many other rental properties and the comfort here is unmatched for a rental. Would recomend and definitly will be back!

Mary A. Henricks

Mary A. Henricks

Huntley. IL USA

Extended Family Time

October 16, 2010

This large boathouse was a perfect place for our extended family to get together. It was clean and nicely decoratd. Our grandchildren enjoyed the paddle boat, played with the beanbag toss and the croquet set. We made good use of both the gas grill and the fire pit. Our older son loved the place so much he plans to rent it again in the near future.

Jamie Jahns

Jamie Jahns

Oregon, OH

Amazing Home!

August 28, 2010

We stayed here with our extended family...6 adults, 2 teens, 3 kids and an infant. The house is amazing to say the least. Everything we could have wanted was available to us. We brought our clothes and our food and were good to go for almost a week! Eddie was wonderful to deal with and very pleasant. We hope to stay here again in the future!

Paul Kristjanson

Paul Kristjanson

Bolingbrook, IL

Great house, great lake.

July 11, 2010

My family----me, wife, and 2 kids stayed here in July 2009. It was amazing, we had a blast. The house is very nice and the beds are incredibly comfortable. It is so relaxing. We woke up early a couple of mornings and fished pre-dawn until the sun came up, it was wonderful----we caught bass and northern pike. We loved hanging out on the deck, it is very spacious and comfortable. We had no complaints at all. There is a nice grill on the patio which we used every night. The owner was a pleasure to deal with---everything was as advertised---very clean and comfortable.

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