Beautiful Lake Home On All Sports Little Crooked Lake

Dowagiac, Michigan

Come and enjoy yourself in our beautifully remodeled lake home. This 5 bedroom 3 full bathroom home has plenty of room to sleep 14-16 people. There is also room to put blow up mattresses on the floor. There is a sandy beach for kids to play. The bottom of the lake has a gradual slope that is all sand, and great for swimming. Little Crooked Lake is a 105 acre lake that is all sports. So bring your boats, skis, and swimming suits to have a great time on this little gem of a lake!!



  • Waterfront


  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Skiing
  • Golf
  • Water Skiing
  • Snowmobiling


  • Marina
  • Winery Tours


  • Gambling Casinos
  • Sledding
  • Boating


  • Check In And Check Out With No Person-to-person Contact
  • All Towels And Bedding Washed In Hot Water That’s At Least 60ºC/140ºF
  • Minimum 1-day Vacancy Between Guest Stays
  • Cleaned With Disinfectant
  • High-touch Surfaces Cleaned With Disinfectant (like Countertops, Light Switches, Handles, And Faucets)


  • Property Has Guest Safety Measures


  • SafeStay (AHLA - USA)


  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices


  • Not Sure


  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Living Room


  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Dining Table
  • Dishes & Utensils For Kids


  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Games


  • Lawn/Garden
  • Deck/Patio
  • Fire Pit


  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only


  • Dining Room

Dining Checkbox

  • Childs Highchair

Suitability Chkbox

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters


  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Exterior Lighting


  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Station Contact


  • Hospital Contact


  • Smoke Detector


  • Police Contact

Houses Rules

  • 03:30 PM
  • 10:30 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 16


Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

23 Reviews

    Can't wait to return

    5/5 Stayed May 31, 2021
    Submitted Jun 16, 2021

    Everything about my family vacation at this house was perfect. The location of the home and lake itself were beautiful and ideal. And the accommodations provided by the renter were top notch - from kitchen ware, glasses and appliances to the abundance of beach towels. Having a basement area for the kids (movie room with five theater chairs and bunk bed room) was incredibly nice for the kids AND adults who needed a bit of a vacation too. As a host, the homeowner went above and beyond. The check-in/check-out instructions were crystal clear and he often checked in via text to make sure our stay was going well. My family has stayed in many vacation homes around the great state of Michigan, but they all want to return to this home for years to come. I only hope my rave review doesn't impede my ability to reserve once again.

    Simply amazing!

    5/5 Stayed Mar 29, 2021
    Submitted Apr 1, 2021

    I cannot say enough good things! The house was perfect! Upstairs for adults and downstairs for kids. There are 2 tables which is perfect for coloring downstairs & eating upstairs. There are so many beach towels which is great! Just make sure to be a good guest & wash them. The WiFi was perfect, huge new fridge but another in the basement in case. All of the bathrooms are very clean, modern, and large. There are bowls, woks, more cups then you could ever use, and many useful things in the many cabinets. Lastly, the outside has a perfect setup. Even in March our kids swam & played on the paddle boat. John answered so many questions for me & we will 100% be back! Just need to book in advance since this house is such a great find!

    Wonderful experience!!!! Definitely recommend!!!!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 16, 2020
    Submitted Oct 18, 2020

    Spent 2 nights at this location and had a great time! The house was very clean and organized with lots of room for guests! A very short drive to the bars/restaurants/stores. John was so great with answering all of my questions throughout the weekend! Absolutely recommend this location to everyone!

    Friends weekend winery/brewery getaway

    5/5 Stayed Nov 1, 2019
    Submitted Nov 9, 2019

    We had a wonderful stay at the property! It was beautiful! There was plenty of sleeping space and space to gather to hang out with 10 of us. The owner was very easy to communicate with and was very helpful with suggestions in area and making our stay wonderful! Highly recommend this property!

    Amazing property

    5/5 Stayed Oct 4, 2019
    Submitted Oct 6, 2019

    I loved everything about this vacation. The house was exactly what we were looking for. We planned an end of the year guys golf trip and I was originally worried about the house not being big enough to accommodate 12-14 men. We ended up with only 8 guys and there was more than sufficient room for all of us. I definitely will consider doing this again next year and would love to business with the Paligas again!

    Wedding Weekend Retreat

    5/5 Stayed May 9, 2019
    Submitted May 13, 2019

    Great overall experience. Location was great, kitchen was well stocked, plenty of parking. Would definitely stay here again.

    Excellent Place

    5/5 Stayed Apr 25, 2019
    Submitted May 9, 2019

    Had a Great time at this place. Owner was great. We had a baby and they had a pack & play - high chair - crib. Tons of towels. The bed was good. Plenty of Hot Water. Nice place - we would rent it again. Phil

    Great stay for our family

    5/5 Stayed Nov 22, 2018
    Submitted Nov 24, 2018

    Everything was great from the moment we got there. The place was exactly as it was described. So much space and everything you need for a great stay. Owner is very fast at replying to any questions or concerns.

    Great house on a small lake. Plenty of room for a big group. Nice clean house & lots of amenities.

    5/5 Stayed Nov 2, 2018
    Submitted Nov 4, 2018

    Went for my daughters bachelorette party. 13 of us had plenty of room to stay and get ready to go out to several wineries on Saturday. Would highly recommend this house.

    Lovely House, Lovely Lake, Lovely Property

    5/5 Stayed Sep 13, 2018
    Submitted Sep 18, 2018

    The house was extremely clean. Very roomy - we had a mini family reunion and there was plenty of room for everyone. The lake is lovely! The kitchen was very well stocked with all the pots, pans, dishes and glasses we could have ever wanted. Overall, an excellent stay.

    Perfect House, Water and Owner

    5/5 Stayed Aug 10, 2018
    Submitted Aug 28, 2018

    A large house that exceeded our expectations. The house is well stocked and the extra refrigerator downstairs was a real bonus. This is a perfect house for a family vacation. We had 6 adults and 5 children in our group. Great fishing and swimming in the clear lake with a sandy bottom. Our grandkids loved the “water mat” and there are lots of outside chairs. John the owner was fantastic! He was always ready to answer our questions and ensure we had everything needed to make it the perfect family vacation. We are going back next year!

    Awesome family vacation

    5/5 Stayed Aug 3, 2018
    Submitted Aug 25, 2018

    We chose this house from the website for a few specific reasons, and it did not disappoint. Lovely house was comfortable and clean with enough room for everyone. It even has central air and wifi. Since we have young grandchildren I wanted a sandy beach area where you wade into the water, and the kids had a blast. The house was equipped with many items that we've had to drag with us at past rentals, i.e. Bed sheets, bath and beach towels, kitchen utensils and baking dishes, box fans. Basically you bring your clothes, food and beverages and you're good to go.

    Great home for family!

    5/5 Stayed Nov 22, 2017
    Submitted Nov 26, 2017

    My family of 10 adults and 5 kids stayed here for Thanksgiving. We get together only once every two years, so it is very important to all of us. The house was beautiful, and large enough for everyone to sleep comfortably. The huge (and well-stocked!) open kitchen made meal prep easy, and we were all able to dine together. Two large living rooms were great for kids and adults to enjoy their own movies. We enjoyed playing games altogether, and sitting around the fire pit. Host was welcoming and easy to reach throughout the stay. I had a lot of people to please in the family, and everyone was thrilled with the place. We hope to come again for our next stay, or even earlier. We would LOVE to come back sometime during the summer to go swimming and fishing. Thank you!

    Very clean and spacious home.

    5/5 Stayed Oct 20, 2017
    Submitted Oct 22, 2017

    Had everything we needed. Clean, updated and spacious. We had a great time staying here! Would highly recommend.

    Beautiful Place

    4/5 Stayed Oct 13, 2017
    Submitted Oct 29, 2017

    We went up here for a girls weekend. We really enjoyed the first night as the weather was great. Sitting on the pier was so peaceful. The house was very comfy and we all enjoyed our stay even with all the rain we got on Saturday and Sunday, We would book this house again.


    4/5 Stayed May 19, 2017
    Submitted Jun 13, 2017

    House had everything. Good location. Do feel return of deposit taking too long though, as I am still waiting after three weeks.

    Great home and property from start to finish

    5/5 Stayed Sep 11, 2015
    Submitted Sep 15, 2015

    We had five couples stay in this home for two nights/three days. We had a great experience from beginning to end. The homeowner was helpful and friendly. The home was in beautiful condition and was fully stocked with everything we needed to cook meals and be comfortable. The sandy beach and dock were a fun addition for swimming and fishing. Plenty of outdoor seating and bedrooms made the house feel even larger. Two huge TV's were a huge plus as it was the start of the NFL football season the weekend we were in the home.

    Little Crooked spacious and exceptionally clean cottage.

    5/5 Stayed Sep 4, 2015
    Submitted Sep 10, 2015

    From the moment we arrived we knew that we had truly lucked out; this cottage has so many positive features. It has two different living areas with large rooms and comfortable seating in both; the kitchen has every possible utensil and even two sets of silverware. There are many places to sleep and all are comfortable. The beachfront is nice and we enjoyed using the fire pit with the available ample supply of wood. Plenty of chairs and two dining areas inside as well as an outdoor table on a patio near the lake and two tables on the deck. The owners were exceptionally friendly and accommodating; they communicated readily and wanted to be sure that we had everything we needed. Great lake, too. All in all, we felt that we had one of the most relaxing labor day weekends ever and can't wait to return. Five Star and More!!!

    Beautiful House!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 31, 2015
    Submitted Aug 7, 2015

    Our family just spent a week at this house. We can't wait to go back next year! The house is gorgeous, clean, well equipped to meet your every need. The yard is wonderful, with a clean beach and a walk out downstairs that makes it easy to bring toddlers in for a rest or a bathroom break. The kitchen has everything to make meal time easier and the deck and firepit make outdoor gatherings fun. The owner, John, is so easy to get a hold of for questions that come up. It is easy to see that John and his family put their heart and soul into this house to make renters comfortable, and that is exactly one of the reasons we will be back next year!! Thank you for giving us such a memorable week!!

    Lovely home, great vacation

    5/5 Stayed Jun 19, 2015
    Submitted Sep 12, 2015

    I wanted to have my grandchildren experience the kind of vacation I had as a child in Sister Lakes. This was not quite the same as the simple cabins we had stayed in -- it was so much better! :D The house is beautiful and has all the modern comforts: two large, separate living spaces with big screen TVs, theater seating in both areas, fully-equipped kitchen, with the added bonus of a private beach. My children and grandchildren loved it and we had a wonderful week. Owner John was a pleasure to work with. Thank you for a wonderful vacation!

    Great Home

    5/5 Stayed Jun 5, 2015
    Submitted Jun 8, 2015

    Recently stayed for the weekend and could not have been happier. The home had everything needed for a perfect weekend away! Plenty of space and awesome owner! Highly recommend!

    Wonderful long weekend

    5/5 Stayed May 14, 2015
    Submitted May 22, 2015

    We enjoyed our stay at this lakefront house. John was a pleasure to work with. It was plenty big for our group of 8 adults. The kitchen was spacious and well equipped which worked well for all the cooks we had in the kitchen. There were enough blankets and tons of towels including beach towels. The wifi worked well, with 4 of us on laptops at the same time. We spent most of our time on the large deck. We made a trip to St. Joseph's which was about 20-30 minutes away. The guys went golfing at 2 courses close to the house. We enjoyed walks and a bonfire, wood was supplied. I would recommend this house to those looking for a quiet stay on the lake.

    Best family vacation in a long time!!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 28, 2014
    Submitted Aug 2, 2014

    Just returned from this house today and we had the best time. The house is clean and as pictured, with plenty of room for everyone. The kitchen has everything you could possible need and there is a full linen closet of beach towels. The beach area right at the lake was a big hit with my grandkids and they loved to jump off the pier into the shallow water. The lake is so beautiful to wake up to. John, the owner was very quick to answer all our questions both before we rented and while we were there. I couldn't think of a better place to have celebrated my 50th birthday with family. I would recommend this house to anyone. We are hoping to return again next year!


      Dowagiac, Michigan

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