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Wintertime on Big Turkey Lake!

Wintertime on Big Turkey Lake! Guise Guest Cottage Front Door Side of cottage Back side of cottage and deck View of the lake from the lane. Kitchen-Microwave, dishwasher, service for 12, seating for 10-12, ceiling fan. Living Room- satelite TV, DVD/VCR, 3 sofas that are great for sleeping too! Living room "Bear II" Room-Bedroom-queen bed, closet, ceiling fan, dresser Bear II room Aloha Bedroom-Queen and Twin Bunkbeds. Also, bathroom with a shower. Ceiling fan Aloha bathroom Blessings Bedroom-2 twins or can be converted to King, Ceiling fan, Closet Beach - down the lane on the left. Largemouth Bass 4lb 2oz caught by our son-in-law on 6-30-2012 in big Turkey Lake

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Last updated: 04/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Big Turkey Lake cottage description

Perfect place to get all the family together or have a retreat! You will not find a cleaner, more welcoming cottage in the area. The Guise Guest Cottage is located less than 500 ft. from Big Turkey Lake, just down the sandy lane. There is a spacious kitchen which has a large eating area with 2 tables and a rolling island that can be moved to accommodate large gatherings. There are 3 couches (can be used for sleeping) and a chair in the living area. The 'Aloha' bedroom has a queen bed, a set of bunkbeds and a bathroom with a shower. The 'Bear 2' bedroom has a queen bed and the 'Blessings' bedroom has 2 twin beds which can be converted into a king bed. Cots are available for rent at $25/wk each. The main bathroom has a tub/shower. You provide your own bath towels and beach towels. Dish towels and dishclothes are provided. Bed linens are provided. There is a washer/dryer available for use. The property backs up against a wooded area/field. Enjoy the evenings with a campfire or make a snowman! Wood is provided. There is a deck with a table/umbrella with 6 chairs for warmer weather. A charcoal grill is available year round. Paddle boat use is free, and two adult-sized life jackets are provided (May-Oct). There is dock space available to dock one boat at no additional cost. Launch ramp is near tthe beach. Swimming at the small beach (no lifeguard) is available at no cost.(May-Oct) There are some books for all ages on the shelves, satellite TV/DVD/VCR player in the living room and some games. Oh, and don't forget to sign the boat paddle before you leave!

Some fun places to go:
Shipshewanna, about 23 minutes away, the heart of the Amish community. Lots of great shops, great homemade food, indoor waterpark, and an auction/flea market every Tues/Wed.(April-Oct)
Angola, about 25 minutes away, has an outlet mall, restaurants, movie theater and Pokagon State Park with hiking, toboggan run and cross country snow skiing.There is a Walmart, Menards, Kohls, Meijer and CVS in Angola.
Auburn, about 25 minutes away also, has a great movie theater, Cracker Barrell, fast food places, Home Depot and a Walmart just off of I-69.
Stroh, just across the lake, has a great pizza place called Pizza Plus and they have fabulous ice cream. They take cash or checks but no credit cards. The gas station in Stroh has some groceries and will take a credit card if your order is over $10. There are 2 other family/pub restaurants in Stroh. Stroh also has several places to worship on Sunday.

No pets are allowed at any time.

*** This cottage is a Non-smoking environment. We do not rent to tenants who smoke at any time, and smoking is not allowed at any time in or on the property.

Keywords: The lake front and sandy beach is just a few steps away down the lane. This 1360 sq ft cottage renovated 2 years ago has everything you need to feel comfortable and relaxed after a day of fishing, swimming, sightseeing or snowman building. Relax on the deck, sit by the bonfire, sit in the 2 person swing on the hill, play games, watch TV or watch the snow fall.

Property Type

  • 1370 sq. ft.
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 8-11

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

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

          Amenities

          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Air Conditioning

          Other Amenities

              • Use of boat dock, paddle boat

              Entertainment

              • VCR
              • DVD Player
              • Video Library
              • Satellite / Cable

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio
              • Lawn / Garden

              Location & View

                  • Lake View

                  Car

                      • Necessary

                      Activities

                      • Swimming
                      • Skiing
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Cycling
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Golf
                      • Sailing
                      • Hiking
                      • Hunting
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Fishing
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Antiquing
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Zoo
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Live Theater
                      • Churches
                      • Cinemas
                      • Restaurants
                      • Shopping
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Sledding
                      • Boating
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Horseback Riding
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Family friendly

                        Family friendly

                        • Guest Julie
                        • Date of stay 03/26/14
                        • Review Submitted 04/01/14
                        We met some old college friends we hadn't seen since our weddings. 10 years later, we each have four kids. Our kids had a blast making new friends and the adults really enjoyed catching up! The house was perfect for our two families. Kitchen was well stocked, nice amount of space for the kids to play since we had such nasty weather the whole time. Love the remodeling and décor ? Very homey feeling. Would love to come back and experience all that the lake has to offer when the weather has improved. Also, thank you for providing such a nice house that is solo affordable!!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                      • Christmas get together

                        Christmas get together

                        • Guest lori s.
                        • Date of stay 12/26/13
                        • Review Submitted 01/09/14
                        the cottage was a very nice and clean. rooms very big and comfortable Loved the large kitchen, made it so easy for all the meals.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                      • Fun and Peaceful Time

                        Fun and Peaceful Time

                        • Guest Stonnie (Indianapols, IN)
                        • Date of stay 10/21/13
                        • Review Submitted 11/08/13
                        We were very impressed with the condition of the cottage. Not only was it very clean but there was a real sense of home demonstrated my the furnishing and the decorations on the wall. We plan on returning.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Lovely Cottage

                        Lovely Cottage

                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 08/15/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/29/13
                        The cottage is beautifully decorated, updated appliances and furniture make for a very pleasant stay! Only complaint was too soft water and low water pressure in showers, and I personally MISSED my hand held shower! We had fun all day everyday with various family members taking turns staying with us!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                      • Grandparent and Grandsons get away.

                        Grandparent and Grandsons get away.

                        • Guest boots (United States)
                        • Date of stay 08/05/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/14/13
                        This was without a doubt one of the cleanest places I ever rented. The price was so reasonable when compared to others. The owners were very prompt with refund of deposit. I loved the decoration in the house and their chose of colors, pictures, etc was very up-to-date and calming. My husband and I took our two grandson's there for a short fishing trip. We only used one bedroom (Aloha room) since in was set up with bunk beds and queen size bed. How thoughtful for family vacations. There is ample seating, sleeping and cooking room. I would recommend to families traveling together and need space. My grandsons were not disappointed because they caught blue gill and bass right off the dock. Took the paddle boat out for a small ride. Special thanks to the owners for sharing this wonderful place.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                      • Great Trip - Everything went better then planned

                        Great Trip - Everything went better then planned

                        • Guest David (Indianapolis)
                        • Date of stay 07/10/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/17/13
                        Seven of us went for a four night stay. The guest cottage is actually much larger than the pictures make it look. The beach area / dock are just a two minute walk away. Every pot and pan you need is provided in the Kitchen. Bring all of your own food and drinks though, nothing is close. The owners walked over and introduced themselves. Very nice couple. Beds were clean and surprisingly comfortable. Air conditioning worked great throughout the place. Bring some bug spray for the backyard. Place is great if you are looking to just get away and enjoy the company you are with. We plan to go back again.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                      • Brenda Hardman

                        Brenda Hardman

                        • Guest Brenda (Harrison, Arkansas)
                        • Date of stay 12/21/12
                        • Review Submitted 12/31/12
                        Very nice cottage. We would stay here again.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                      • Spacious and clean!!

                        Spacious and clean!!

                        • Guest Alan (Turkey Creek Outfitters) (United States)
                        • Date of stay 12/07/12
                        • Review Submitted 12/16/12
                        This is a very nicely kept cottage. It is very clean. Owners are very pleasant. Rental arrangements were easy to complete . Rental agreement and instructions were easy to understand. The cottage is larger then the photos make it look. It is also well furnished, with very little for the renter to bring.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

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                      • Clean and Cozy is right!

                        Clean and Cozy is right!

                        • Guest Jackie (Hoffman Estates, IL)
                        • Date of stay 07/22/12
                        • Review Submitted 08/27/12
                        We loved the cottage's atmosphere and had a wonderful time! We had variable weather but were able to be at the lake just about daily, went to nearby Shipshewanna for some shopping and even ate dinner on the deck a few nights. Fishing was a little slow catching just 2 small sunfish the entire week but enjoyed the relaxing time at the beach. What a great little place! Perfect for our 2 families together with great memories made! Thank you for a wonderful place to stay, we'll be keeping your home in mind for a future trips!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                      • Family Vacation

                        Family Vacation

                        • Guest Jean W.
                        • Date of stay 07/28/12
                        • Review Submitted 08/05/12
                        Spent 5 days at this cottage. Very comfortable. I was amazed at what had been done to this cottage. I was told that it was renovated completely inside by the owners. Fabulous job done. The decor is beautiful. Really enjoyed the time away from home and with family. The owners was very friendly and helpful. Very good rate for a 3 bedroom. Only fallback was it was not on the lake but was very close. My son and granddaughter loved the beach.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Spring
                      Mar 21 - May 15, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $90
                      $630 $2,700
                      Summer
                      May 16 - Sep 11, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $110
                      $770 $3,300
                      Fall
                      Sep 12 - Nov 20, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $90
                      $630 $2,700
                      Winter
                      Nov 21 - Mar 19, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $80
                      $560 $2,400
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                      • Tax Rate 7%

                      Notes:

                      Holiday Rates apply as follows:

                      Memorial Day: May 23-26, 2014 - $135.00 per night / minimum 3 night stay

                      July 4th: July 3-6, 2014 - $135.00 per night / minimum 3 night stay

                      Labor Day: August 29 - September 1, 2014 - $135.00 per night / minimum 3 night stay


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                      Last updated: 04/06/2014
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                      Location

                      • Nearest Airport: Ft. Wayne, Indiana at 45 Miles
                      • Nearest Motorway: Interstate 69 at 20 Miles
                      • Nearest Golf: Angola, Indiana at 10 Miles
                      • Nearest Restaurant: Angola, Indiana at 15 Miles
                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2008

                      About the owner: We love coming to the lake to get away! It's always a relaxing experience and it provides us a haven of rest from the demands of our busy careers. We have a large family and they, too, have come to appreciate the lake cottage as a place to come and fish, swim, lay out on the beach or relax by the campfire.

                      Why the Owner Chose Big Turkey Lake:
                      Growing up as a young girl, some of my wife's earliest memories were coming to Big Turkey Lake to her grandparent's cottage, which was located just down the road from our current vacation rental. When there was an opportunity to purchase this property, we decided to continue the tradition for our own family and provide them with some of the same memories that have been cherished over the years. Big Turkey Lake, located in Steuben County in northeast Indiana, is one of the numerous lakes in this area, and is located within reasonable driving distance from many large cities in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Illinois.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      Our cottage is much larger than the average vacation rental and can easily accommodate a large family or a large group of up to 10 or 12 people. It is perfect for family reunions, church or business planning meetings, retreats, 'girl's' or 'guy's' weekend away or just a romantic get away for two. It is very close to Angola and Auburn (both about 25 minutes away) where you can find most of the necessary conveniences (grocery, hardware, restaurants, movie entertainment, etc.). It is within a reasonable driving distance (2 to 3 hours) from major cities like Indianapolis, Detroit and Chicago. Major medical services can be found in Ft. Wayne, about 45 minutes away.


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                      Photos

                      • Wintertime on Big Turkey Lake!

                        Wintertime on Big Turkey Lake!

                      • Front Door

                        Front Door

                      • Back side of cottage and deck

                        Back side of cottage and deck

                      • Kitchen-Microwave, dishwasher, service for 12, seating for 10-12, ceiling fan.

                        Kitchen-Microwave, dishwasher, service for 12, seating for 10-12, ceiling fan.

                      • Living room

                        Living room

                      • Bear II room

                        Bear II room

                      • Aloha bathroom

                        Aloha bathroom

                      • Beach - down the lane on the left.

                        Beach - down the lane on the left.

                      • Guise Guest Cottage

                        Guise Guest Cottage

                      • Side of cottage

                        Side of cottage

                      • View of the lake from the lane.

                        View of the lake from the lane.

                      • Living Room- satelite TV, DVD/VCR, 3 sofas that are great for sleeping too!

                        Living Room- satelite TV, DVD/VCR, 3 sofas that are great for sleeping too!

                      • "Bear II" Room-Bedroom-queen bed, closet, ceiling fan, dresser

                        "Bear II" Room-Bedroom-queen bed, closet, ceiling fan, dresser

                      • Aloha Bedroom-Queen and Twin Bunkbeds. Also, bathroom with a shower. Ceiling fan

                        Aloha Bedroom-Queen and Twin Bunkbeds. Also, bathroom with a shower. Ceiling fan

                      • Blessings Bedroom-2 twins or can be converted to King, Ceiling fan, Closet

                        Blessings Bedroom-2 twins or can be converted to King, Ceiling fan, Closet

                      • Largemouth Bass 4lb 2oz caught by our son-in-law on 6-30-2012 in big Turkey Lake

                        Largemouth Bass 4lb 2oz caught by our son-in-law on 6-30-2012 in big Turkey Lake

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                      Date last modified - Monday, March 17, 2014

                      $80 - $110 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 11

                      View calendar: Updated 04/06/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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