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Laurabelle Lake House - Lakefront & Dog friendly

Entire cabin
hosted by Manda & John
  1. 7 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 5 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Relax with the whole family at this peaceful lakefront home.
Located on a small private lake, walk out to the water and dock.
Room for everyone!

Great Lake for swimming & boating as well as ice fishing in the winter!

Bring your own boat - or enjoy our kayaks, row boat, or paddle board.

Awesome ice fishing lake as well.

The space
Plenty of space for a family here!

-Main floor entry through the side door and you will walk into a beautiful wood home. Completely remodeled and really nicely decorated. It's cozy and open and so inviting.
There is a fully equipped kitchen with all the basic cooking utensils & dishes. Stainless steel appliances.
Cute full size bathroom. No tub but a nice sized shower.
There is a full size dining table that seats 6 with 4 chairs and a bench.
The back part of the main floor has the Master Bedroom. It's super quiet and cozy in there! It has a queen size bed and a TV with room to hang any items up you may need to.

-There is a beautiful circular steel staircase that takes you up to the 2nd story bedroom & deck.
Guests should know that the staircase is kind of on the smaller size and comes into the second story on an angled roof. Anyone tall, that has trouble with stairs, or small kids will likely not be comfortable with this.

-Upstairs is a bedroom that was a loft and is set up with a TV area, then there are 3 twin beds (one is a trundle bed), and a full size bed.
There is an Upper Deck on the back of the home that is off the upstairs area. It does have a railing but not across the steep stairs. There is a nice patio set with table and umbrella, a hammock, and a charcoal grill up there. We are still adding to it, so there will be string lights eventually. It is super quiet and the most private area of the property-also some of our friends & guests favorite spot!

-The outside property, the best part!
The house has a small front deck outside the sliders that overlook the lake. There is a small space for parking between a rock wall and the home.
The lake is directly across a small, very low traffic paved road.
Our dock is the aluminum one to the right of the telephone pole.
To the left of the dock is a nice sandy beach area perfect for swimming.
On the right of the dock you can tie the kayaks, or any boats you bring up to the dock. There is great fish cover over there as well.
The fire pit is right near the dock. Small amount of wood is provided by us.

We provide 2 kayaks, a paddle board, and a row boat for all guests. We currently only have two adult life jackets.
There are random floats available as well.
Cornhole is available for guests use.

Please keep in mind prior to booking that fire wood is provided seasonally. Also, we do not do snow removal unless there is a large snowfall in which case we will have the small driveway plowed out. We do provide a snow shovel and salt for the steps if it is needed.
Also, our lake does get sprayed about three times a summer to keep weeds under control. When spray is done it is advised to not swim in the water for 24 hours.
The schedule for the 2022 summer is:


Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 3 single beds, 1 couch
Living room
2 couches

What this place offers

Lake view
Private beach access – Beachfront
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Security cameras on property

Where you’ll be

Battle Creek, Michigan, United States

Centrally located between Hastings and Battle Creek, Laurabelle Lake House is located on Mill Lake, it is a small public lake (though no one knows it's public!) on the south end of Barry County.
This is in a very tight knit community of year-round, snow birds, and cottages.
It might be a smaller lake, but it's very clean and has an undeveloped end that has abundant wildlife.
Shallow around the shores, it drops off slowly in most places and is about 40ft deep in the middle which makes for awesome swimming & boating.
We have great fishing (crappie, bass, blue gill, sunfish, perch) along with turtles, water fowl (including cranes & herons) and our favorite - the loon! We have a mating pair on this lake!
The summer is the best, but the ice fishing here is top notch as well!

There is a small general store that has all the basics along with takeout subs & pizza a few miles from the home. Otherwise the next closest places for food are about a 10 minute drive. We do get grocery delivery services from Instacart & Shipt and we can get some food delivered through Grubhub and other such delivery options.

7 nights in Battle Creek

Jan 8, 2023 - Jan 15, 2023

4.94 out of 5 stars from 18 reviews

Hosted by Manda & John

Joined in January 2016
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We’re just a lake living couple wanting to share the “lake life” with others!

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