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No Jet Skis Here! Private Lake with Lots of Nature and Peaceful Surroundings

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View of the cottage from the driveway


Last updated: 10/07/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This is a classic two story cabin that has been remodeled. The upstairs is the sleeping area with two small open bedrooms, a lofted sleeping area suitable for children and sitting area with fireplace. The downstairs includes a bathroom, kitchen and sitting area and opens onto a full deck with outstanding lake views and privacy. The property sits on the south end of Lake Papakeechie and backs up to the Tri-County game Preserve. This is the hilly end of the lake with heavily wooded lots that create a real sense of solitude. Wifi was installed in 2014.

Lake Papakeechie is a private lake that was created about 100 years ago by combining several smaller lakes. The lake is controlled by an owners' association and there is no public access to the lake. Motors of any kind are prohibited. This ensures a peaceful environment with excellent fishing and safe swimming. The lake is fed by artesian wells and water from the adjacent wetlands of the game preserve. The water is tested annually by the association and is consistently found to be extremely clean.

One is surrounded by nature here. The lake is home to diverse waterfoul and wildlife including swans, geese, ducks, great blue herons, beaver and a bald eagle. Hiking or hunting in the preserve is literally across the road. It feels secluded, yet the Lake Wawasee public boat launch is 5 minutes away.

The cabin is located at the bottom of a steep driveway and there are stone steps to the cabin and lakefront. This may be a consideration for those with mobility issues.

We recommend that you contact us by using the email link on this website to ensure the most dependable response time. We try to keep the calendar as current as possible so generally you can check availability here as well.

Keywords: fishing cabin, lake cottage, retreat, secluded


Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    Property does have steep steps to access cottage and to the water. Also, deck does not have a railing...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • pier and fishing boat


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Video Library


  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Shopping

Location Type

  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas space heater down, electric up....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    1 - 2 vehicles down, additional spaces on road....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$100 $150
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


Weeknight rentals Sunday-Friday during peak season and non-peak $500

Weekend rentals Friday-Sunday available for $300 during non-peak season only

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Last updated: 10/07/2015
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Lake Papakeechie is a private lake that does not permit motors of any kind. Rowboats, canoes, kayak, paddleboats and sailboats are welcome. This ensures a peaceful environment with excellent fishing and safe swimming. The public boat ramp for Lake Wawasee is one mile away for skiing and boating. The Tri-County Game Preserve with excellent hiking and hunting backs up to this property.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: We are from Fort Wayne, Indiana. I am a contractor and my wife is semi-retired after a career in non-profit. We enjoy outdoor activities, travel and family get-togethers. We have two sons who are married and one grandchild.

Why the Owner Chose Syracuse:
Our family has owned property on Papakeechie for over 40 years. We love the lake and the area. Our family cottage is next door to this cabin and we purchased the cabin to provide extra space when needed and to protect our investment.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
This lake is a vacation for the body and the mind. There is no hustle and bustle here, no jet skis roaring by and no waves crashing to shore. The loudest noise we hear are geese flying by or the sound of paddle boats in the water.

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • View of the cottage from the driveway

    View of the cottage from the driveway

  • Upstairs sitting area

    Upstairs sitting area

  • Lake Papakeechie

    Lake Papakeechie

  • Bedroom with queen bed

    Bedroom with queen bed

  • Rowboat for fishing and exploring the lake

    Rowboat for fishing and exploring the lake

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