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It’s the ultimate escape-the-city fantasy: On a balmy Friday afternoon (OK, make that Thursday), you shut down your computer, pack up your car and hit the road. Two hours later, you’re unwinding at your lake house. Oh, still need one of those? Check out these seven great places for sale right now.

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Vintage Charmer in Union Pier, Michigan

Built in 1930, this adorable abode is quaint, welcoming and shaded by huge old trees. $379,000; 1 hour and 20 minutes from the Loop

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Barrel House in Saugatuck, Michigan

Is Kalamazoo Lake a little chilly for a swim today? Uncork a bottle of wine and gaze out the window at the water instead. $948,000; 2 hours and 30 minutes from the Loop

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Dream Cottage in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

That screened porch overlooking the water? Knock out your summer reading list there. $2.7 million; 1 hour and 30 minutes from the Loop

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Lazy Days in La Porte, Indiana

There’s not much to see from the street, but this house is remodeled inside and has a lot going on out back--including a rope swing. $495,000; 1 hour and 40 minutes from the Loop

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Green Rambler in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin

One staircase is all it takes to put your toes in the water at this Lake Elizabeth three-bedroom. $630,000; 1 hour and 40 minutes from the Loop

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Clean Lines in West Olive, Michigan

Breakfast with a view, anyone? This contemporary getaway comes with 50 feet of beachfront--plus a stair workout every day. $1.2 million; 3 hours from the Loop

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Grand Escape in Holland, Michigan

You?re suddenly going to have a lot of friends--good thing this palace on Lake Michigan has seven bedrooms. $4 million; 2 hours and 30 minutes from the Loop

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