Three Swans Lakehouse Colon

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THREE SWANS LAKEHOUSE: (Colon, MI) Dane Lake, Sleeps 6 Lakefront  Dog Friendly, kayaks

Pets Welcome







*LAKEFRONT (Dane Lake- Locals still refer to it as Dean Lake)

*Quiet Time Hours-10:00 p.m.-8:00 a.m. Please be respectful to the neighbors and adhere to these hours. 
*Please stay on our property only. Do NOT fish from the neighbors' docks. 

Contemporary meets classic cottage in this rustic lakefront home. Enjoy the lakefront living, including a spacious sunporch! In the winter, bring your own firewood and cozy up to the wood-burning stove.  The two bathrooms at Three Swans Lakehouse makes for a more ample space for your small family. The bathtub makes taking care of kids or giving yourself a relaxing soak after a long day a nice treat. The comfortable space between the cottages allows for additional privacy as you soak in the lakefront setting along Dane Lake.

Three Swans Lake House is located in Colon (pronounced like the body part), Michigan, which is considered the "Magic Capital of the World."  When you explore the village of Colon, just a quick 10 minute (5 miles) drive, you can explore the history of magic that encompasses the town. Take a night to enjoy a magic show (traditionally Memorial Day-Labor Day), or just stroll around the Magic Walk of Fame. The Fab Magic Company is the World's Largest Manufacturer of handmade products, all Made in the U.S.A.  The Magic Capital Cemetery (Lakeside Cemetery) is worth a trip for the historical magic enthusiasts in your family too.  


Air Conditioning: Built in wall A/C unit in living room only. No central air-conditioning. 

Animals:  birds, squirrels, fox, deer, swans.

          Bathroom #1: Full shower/tub/sink/toilet
          Bathroom #2: Full shower/sink/toilet

Bedroom Configuration:
          Bedroom #1: 1 King bed + 1 twin pull-out trundle bed
       Bedroom #2: 1 Queen bed + Baby Crib

Boats: 2 kayaks, 1 stand up kayak and 1 3-person canoe available for use between Memorial Day - Labor Day

Bugs:  Mosquitos are popular along the lake, especially at dusk.

Cell phone service: Verizon works well. 

*  Downtown Colon: 10 minutes (5 miles)
*  Coldwater, MI: 25 minutes (20.5 miles)
*  Firekeepers Casino: 30 minutes (25 miles)
Kellogg's Factory in Battle Creek, MI: 30 minutes (25 miles)
*  Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Museum in Portage, MI: 40 minutes (31.5 miles)
*  Kalamazoo, MI: 50 minutes (43.3 miles)

*  South Haven, MI: 1.5 hours (77 miles)
*  Benton Harbor, MI: 1.5 hours (84.7 miles)
*  Grand Rapids, MI:  1.5 hours (87.9 miles)

Dock: Yes

Drinking Water:  It is well water. Some guests may choose to bring bottled water for drinking. 

Drugs/Smoking/Fireworks:Freshwater does not permit illegal drugs of any kind on the property. Due to the location of the properties, smoking is strongly discouraged around the home and strictly prohibited in the home. Fireworks are prohibited at a Freshwater location for the safety of all persons in and around the property, even if it is legal in that city.

Fans: 2 box fans are provided. 

Fireplace: Wood burning fireplace. Please bring your own firewood.

Firepit:  There is a firepit for guests. Please bring your own firewood. 

Fishing: Please be sure to bring your own poles! Also, when fishing in Michigan lakes, a fishing license is required. 

Grill:  There is a propane grill for guest use. Propane is provided.

Grocery Store: Village Market, 5.4 miles away on M-86 in Colon, MI

Handicap Friendly: Let us explain what we mean by handicap friendly…there is a zero-1 step entry into this home, and it is one level (a ranch-style home). The bathrooms and hallways are not up to official handicap standards and do not come equipped with special apparatus to help those in need.

Internet: There is Wi-Fi, but it relies on Verizon cellular. This is not a reliable internet connection for streaming or consistent connection. It can be very spotty.

Linens: Yes, we provide your sheets and linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you upon arrival. If you are fussy about the thread count of your sheets, just let me know, and I’ll make sure we leave a bed open for your sheets. We have just the basic sheets, pillows, pillowcases and bath towels.

Parking:  There is enough room for 2 cars, this is a shared driveway with the neighbor so please be courteous and park in front of first shed. Please do NOT block the shared driveway. 

Pets: 2 Pets are welcome! Freshwater Vacation Rentals currently charges $75/per pet for your entire stay. Yes, we do accept dogs, yet we do ask that you please clean up after them both inside and outside the cabin. Plus, if you allow them on the furniture, we do ask that you please bring your own linens/blankets for them to sleep on.  Just let us know which bed you will be using with them, and we’ll make sure it is ready for your sheets when you arrive. Plus, if the pet hair starts to build, we do ask that you please run the vacuum. Generally, dogs love the water and places to explore. Pet food does tend to attract mice, so vigilance is needed.

Privacy:  Neighbor is right next door.

Seniors:Come one, come all! This space is great for those over 60. Sometimes when renting a home, you are never too sure about the terrain: is the home on top of a hill, is parking on a steep slope, are there 100 steps to the beach or the unit, etc. This home gets the FVR approval for the young at heart!

Space:  Ranch style home. 

Swimming:   It is possible to swim right on the property. There is the grass which abuts to the water. Sand and vegetation, murky bottom. We suggest water shoes while wading in the water. 

Televisions:  1 TV in main room with a couple local channels only. 

Towels: Yes, we provide bath & beach towels.  It's always good to bring extra though.

Washer and dryer: Yes! Laundry soap is provided. 

Water: Well water. There is a high concentration of iron in the water. We do have a water softener.  At times, there may be a sulfur smell.

Water toys: Floating dock, swim raft, 2 1-person kayaks, 1 stand up paddle board, 1 3-person canoe which are all seasonal

Wood: Please bring your own wood


Property/indoor Amenities
  • Air conditioner unit (window or portable unit)
  • Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
  • Blankets
  • Blow Dryer
  • Box Fans
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace-wood-burning
  • Garage
  • Handicap accessible
  • Heat - Propane Forced Air
  • Internet/ WiFi
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Linens & Towels included
  • Pets allowed
  • Screened-in porch
  • Smoke Detectors
  • TV-NO cable
  • Vacuum
  • Washer & dryer
Kitchen Amenities
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Coffee maker
  • Cooking and Baking Pans
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Soaps (Hand & Dish Soap)
  • Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
  • Toaster
Outdoor Amenities
  • Deck/Patio
  • Fire Pit
  • Grill-Propane
  • Kayak Included
  • Patio Chairs
  • Private Boat Dock
  • Swimming on Property
Special Features
  • High Chair
  • Pack and Play

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
January - December 2024 01/01/2024 - 12/31/2024 2 $99.00
January - December 2025 01/01/2025 - 12/31/2025 2 $0.00


Tranquil lake full of fish
This darling lake home is chock full of amenities with everything needed for a family stay with kids. Fireplaces in and out, many boats, very nice and homey with quiet but friendly neighbors. Out of town but simple half hour drive from Kzoo. We would return.

Theresa, we're glad that you enjoyed all the amenities, and that you would come again.  That's the best review possible.  
Oct 2023
Stayed here once before in January of '23, Back again for work. Love the view of the lake, extremely clean and cozy. Going to bring the wife for a mini vacay
Mar 2023
Great getaway in a cozy lake house!
We had an excellent stay at Three Swans Lakehouse for a weekend and it was everything we could have asked for. The support staff was available for questions we had, and the house was perfect for a relaxing stay.

Daniel, we love hearing that you had an excellent stay!  Thank you for your kind words for FVR's staff.  We really appreciate it.  We hope that you come back again.
Feb 2023
It was quiet and peaceful, with a big beautiful lake comfortable beds even the swans and humming birds came to relax at this setting. I would definitely be returning for my next vacation. I really don't have any complaints.


Thank you for sharing your review, Ta-Metta! It's so great to know that you enjoyed your stay, found the home comfortable, and were able to get in some nice relaxation on the lake! We can't wait to host another stay with you!
Aug 2022
Great stay
We really enjoyed our stay. The cottage was clean and well stocked with exactly what we needed. There are neighbors but it was still very peaceful. No central air but we stayed cool all weekend. Window AC and fans were plenty to cool the place perfectly. We would definitely recommend this location to our friends and come back for another visit.

Rebecca, thank you for your recommendation.  That means a lot to us.  We're glad that Three Swans Lakehouse worked out so well for you, and we hope that you come back again.
Jul 2022
Amazing Experience!
This quaint, adorable cabin is a perfect getaway in the winter. Yhe romantic fireplace sets the ambience for a relaxing evening with your significant other. We will definitely be back next year to unwind and reset. Could have used a plow for the driveway - we ended up getting stuck. Also, make sure you have the house keys on you at all times! Door locked behind us without knowing.

Stephanie, thank you for this lovely review!  Three Swans Lake House  is a new property for us, so it even more exciting to get such a positive review.  We appreciate your feedback also, and we look forward to your return.
Feb 2022

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