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This lakefront cottage located on Crooked Lake is a gem. It offers lakefront living with a touch of nature, peace and tranquility at its best. (Brand new on the market and family owned since 1993) It is perfect for couples, small family groups, honeymoons, girl’s weekend get-away and is ideal for not only summer, but winter and fall vacations. We will have a wonderful welcome folder with all of our favorite local spots, complete with directions and contact information upon your arrival. It is our goal to help you make the most of your vacation time and create wonderful family memories!
You will have the opportunity to experience Northern Indiana’s finest ski and fishing waters, complete with slalom course, sand bar, marina, lakeside restaurant,and public beach. This home has a gradual sloping private beach that is perfect for hours of entertainment for small children, lakeside porch swing for a great book or to watch your little ones play. Great fishing from the dock and beautiful summer sunsets await you. Experience some of winter’s finest sports; toboggan sledding at Historic Pokagon State Park located on Lake James, ice skating, sledding, snowmobiling and ice fishing directly from this property. Our cottage is nestled among the wooded east shore of Basin #3, offering cool breezes and lots of sunshine all summer long, crisp cool days and beautiful foliage in the fall, as well as breathtaking winter scenery. This truly is an all season escape! Consider it a grand possibility for fall leaf beauty at it's best and a cozy retreat nestled in the white snow covered hills basin #3 offers during Indiana's winter season.
LOVE TO FISH? Did you know Crooked Lake is stocked with Walleyes? Creeled Walleyes in Crooked Lake average in the 16-inch range. Walleye fishing starts to pick up around Mid-September and runs right on through the fall, through November and into Thanksgiving for the die-hard guys! A lot of the best action takes place in the evening and after dark. Crooked Lake is one of only three lakes in Indiana stocked with up advanced fingerlings, sit to 8 inches long. Our son has caught numerous bluegill and bass over the years from our pier. The cottage features exquisite knotty pine interior and unique themed décor throughout. We will supply each of the three bedrooms with sheets, micro plush blankets, pillows and comforters. There are also 2 futon sofas for extra accommodations complete with linens, comforter and pillows. Galley style kitchen is located on lower level with large custom built island provides great space for buffet meals, tons of storage and great amount of seating with the opportunity for some memorable conversations over a cup of coffee and famous “Tom’s Donuts!” (Located just minutes from this cottage) The completely furnished kitchen is a walk out style to a beautiful wood and concrete deck/patio combination complete with 2 pic-nic tables, 1 patio table with umbrella, bistro table, 2 umbrellas, gas grill and 2nd porch swing to enjoy the gorgeous views with lots of room to entertain as you watch your family ski, tube, wakeboard or fish off your shoreline. Paddle Boat and Canoe complimentary for all guests. Please bring your own life vests if possible as our selection is limited.
The property has ample parking for RV, boats, trailers and vehicles with 3 adjacent empty lots, concrete driveways and boat storage as well as dock availability on the water for 2-3 boats. (Bring your own or rent locally.) You will need to bring beach towels, lounge chairs for outdoor and water use. We will supply bath, hand, kitchen towels and washcloths. Beverage refrigerator, washer and dryer upstairs to make your stay more convenient and enjoyable.
Be sure to note the various living levels in the description and photos. Kitchen is on lower level adjacent to patio, grill and outdoor dining. Stairs to kitchen are concrete and may not be suitable for senior citizens or toddlers.
Call us today to inquire more about our lake front home. We want to personally help you with any questions you may have about our property or local attractions. Feel free to contact us via email or phone text!
Keywords: Lake Front Home, Family Rental, Vacation Home,
Other Amenities: 1 queen bed, I full size bed, 1 Bunk Bed (full size on bottom/twin top) 2 futons in living room. 2 porch swings: upper deck and lakeside, 2 picnic tables and one patio table on large patio area overlooking lake.
Other Activities: Beautiful Historic Pokagon State Park located on Lake James. Satek Winery, Tri-State location featuring 101 lakes in Steuben County...moreless
Satellite / Cable:
42 in flat screen in living room, flat screen and DVD combos in 2 bedrooms. ...moreless
Local Services & Businesses
Just a few steps down to the lake side.
Beautiful views from home, deck and patio....moreless
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$300
$300 Damage Deposit Required at Booking. 3% Convenience Fee for Credit Card Payment;
Holiday Rates $325 per night (2 night min)
Weekly(Friday to Friday) Weekends during off peak season only
Cleaning fees for all rentals under 7 days.
Indiana Sales Tax 7%
Steuben County Inn Keepers Tax 5%
Fourth of July, Labor Day Week $1700 Fall Break $1,000
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Other Activities: snowboarding, wildlife viewing, minature golf, shopping, boating, snowmobiling
Year Purchased: 1993
About the owner: Wayne is a graduate of Tri-State University and lived on Crooked Lake his senior year. Our son is now a student at Trine University (Formally Tri State) We decided to purchase a home with his parents and brothers for a family retreat. Memories for each family are unique and are best made with loved ones. They are often made through summer vacations and traditions of going to the same location at the same time of year. It was our desire to pass on this lake cottage tradition with the newest generations in our family. We have decided to share the opportunity with families like ours who will appreciate a true little slice of Heaven.
Why the Owner Chose Angola: We decided to purchase this location 20 years ago for it's gradual sloping and great beach area for our young children, nieces and nephews. It proved to be a great decision and that beach area provided hours of entertainment. As they have grown they fly right by the beach to the boats and hit the water for hours of skiing, wakeboarding and tubing. Fishing has been good from Blue gill to Bass and can also be a great form of entertainment. We added a beautiful concrete patio and wood deck overlooking the lake. It had generated some of our fondest memories as we gather around the tables for great food and conversation.