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Open All Year Round! Cozy 3 BR Cottage Perfect for that Winter Getaway!

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Last updated: 08/19/2014
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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! Our cottage is smoke-free (we do not rent to people who smoke) and 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

  • Cottage
  • 1370 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

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

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

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

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

          Amenities

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

          Other Amenities

              • Use of boat dock, paddle boat

              Entertainment

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

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio
              • Lawn / Garden

              Location & View

                  • Lake View

                  Activities

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

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  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
                  • Cleaning / 8 or more $80 + tax
                  • 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


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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                  Location

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

                  Car: Necessary

                   

                  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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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  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 - Friday, July 25, 2014

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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 11

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