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Charming and Affordable Lake Cottage, Newly Remodeled in 2012

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A comfortable double bed with all cotton coverings.

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Last updated: 05/02/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Chandler's Knob is a 225 square foot efficiency cottage, newly restored and remodeled in 2012. It is primarily intended for individuals or couples, but there is also a single hide-a-bed for a third person (maximum occupancy is 3). The open floor plan makes it feel much more spacious than the square-footage would imply.

Comforts include a double bed with all-cotton coverings, a kitchenette with sink, microwave, cooktop, and refrigerator/freezer, a dinette table with chairs, a bathroom with shower, and a living area with hide-a-bed couch and flat-screen TV with DVD player.

WIFI is available, and the heat and air conditioning make it suitable for all seasons - come play in the water or on the ice!

The historic nature of Chandler's Knob has been preserved through the remodel, which means that the ceilings are of varying heights and are relatively low -- the cottage is best suited to people of average height or below. I am roughly 5'11', and am comfortable throughout the building.

We have a pier that guests may use during their visit. The marina just down the street has a launch available if you bring a boat.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 225 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    One person in the renting party must be at least 21 years of age. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We have provided a hide-a-bed so you can bring your grand-child along for a fishing trip. Teach them to ski. Kayak the lakes and channels. ...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • This efficiency cottage has a comfortable double bed with a new mattress in 2012. The sheets, blanket and quilt are all cotton for your comfort....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • The bathroom contains a standard toilet, pedestal sink and shower. Hot water is on-demand, so you will never run out! Towels are provided....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Did the weather turn rainy? The owners live right next door, and have an assortment of games you can borrow....moreless

  • Television:

    32' flat screen...moreless

  • Video Library:

    We have an assortment of family-friendly DVDs that you are welcome to borrow....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Chandler's Knob is located on a hill, overlooking beautiful Sechrist Lake. The shore and pier are about 300 feet away. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Sechrist Lake is right outside the windows of this property. We sit high enough to see over the houses that stand between us and the lake....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    A table and two chairs are provided. We can provide an extra chair for parties of 3....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    The built-in air conditioner will keep you cool even in the hottest times....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    An electric fireplace provides ambiance and additional warmth....moreless

  • Heating:

    Clean and quiet electric baseboard heat will keep you comfortable during colder months....moreless

  • Internet:

    WIFI is included....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Towels, face towels, wash cloths, sheets, blankets, ... -- all included. Just bring your clothes and come!...moreless

  • Living Room:

    The efficiency living room contains a hide-a-bed for the extra guest, and a flat-screen TV with DVD player....moreless

  • Parking:

    A paved parking area is just outside the door....moreless

  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    The efficiency kitchen is stocked with all the utensils and cookware you need, to save money by preparing your own meals during your stay....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    Under-counter refrigerator with separate freezer compartment....moreless

  • Stove:

    Induction cooktop with cookware and utensils....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Three kayaks and a canoe are available for your use....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    You can enjoy an evening fire or cookout in the fire ring....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    The owners have a natural gas grill just steps away from the cottage that you are welcome to use during your stay....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
September Escape
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$75 $90
Fri, Sat
$375
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$90 $110
Fri, Sat
$455 $1,650
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Tax Rate 12%

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Warsaw Municipal Airport, Warsaw, IN
0.8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Barbee Landing
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Little Bighorn Golf Club, Warsaw, IN
36 Miles
Nearest Train
Elkhart Amtrak Station
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
U.S. 30 at IN-13, in Pierceton, IN
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Barbee Hotel Fine Dining
56 Miles
Nearest Ski
Swiss Valley Ski Area, Jones, Michigan
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sechrist Lake public swim area.

Car: Necessary

Sechrist Lake is located in the Barbee Chain of Lakes, an historic lake resort area dating back to the early parts of the 20th century.

Nearby are Amish attractions such as Shipshewana (with its world famous flea market), the Wagon Wheel Theater (featuring live theater as well as a steady stream of popular concerts), historic Winona Lake, Grace College, Lake Wawasee (Indiana's largest natural lake), Lake Tippecanoe (Indiana's deepest natural lake), the Tri-County Fish and Wildlife Area, Lake Webster (famous for its musky fishing. And, don't miss an evening cruise on the Dixie - Indiana's oldest sternwheel paddleboat), and so much more.

Just eight miles down the road is the small town of Pierceton, well-known for its numerous antique shops.

Barbee has long been a popular spot to enjoy the lakes in a quiet, small community setting, and it is close enough to Elkhart, South Bend, and Fort Wayne to easily take in the city attractions, as well.

The Barbee Chain consists of 7 lakes -- Sechrist, Sawmill, Irish, Banning, Little Barbee, Big Barbee, and Kuhn. In addition, smaller boats can travel through Grassy Creek, which adds in Lakes Tippecanoe, James, and Oswego. Fishing is extremely popular throughout the year, and water skiing is available on Big Barbee, as well as on several larger lakes in the area.

In the winter, you will find a special quiet relaxation here, and we have outstanding ice fishing on the lakes, or in the many sheltered blind channels.

Sechrist Lake itself is deep and clear, as it is fed by several springs. The lake flows out, keeping it clean.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: Paul and Jenny moved to the area in 1989. We raised our daughter here. We are active in our church, and love to meet new people. We regularly think about what a blessing it is to live in such a beautiful area, and are eager to share it with you!

Why the Owner Chose Big Barbee Lake:
In the 1930s and 1940s, Barbee became a popular tourism destination, to enjoy our beautiful and clean lakes. Lots were sold, and early cottages were built. These were usually very simple fishing cottages, only a single room, and about 8 feet square. Over time, they were replaced with larger homes, or turned into a shed for a newer home. Barbee remains a popular vacation spot, but only a few of the original cottages remain. Chandler's Knob is one of these originals. It started out only 8 feet square, then doubled in size, and eventually became its current size of 225 square feet. In recent years, the building was used mostly for storage, and as a place for our daughter to host sleepovers. Over time, the years took their toll on Chandler's Knob. So, in 2012, a labor of love began. We fully restored the cottage to far beyond its original glory. We fully insulated it for all-season use, and added the modern conveniences. It now contains all the comforts you would desire, but in a tidy and affordable package.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Our home is immediately adjacent to Chandler's Knob. When we first viewed the property in 1995, our then-young daughter told us we must purchase it, because she wanted the little summer house to play in. We love the lake view, the access to the water, the gentle resort atmosphere, and Chandler's Knob, itself, has always been a special building to us. In 2012, we set out to make it into what we had always imagined it could be.


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Photos

  • A comfortable double bed with all cotton coverings.

    A comfortable double bed with all cotton coverings.

  • The kitchenette, fully stocked and equipped.

    The kitchenette, fully stocked and equipped.

  • The living room has a twin sofa-bed for a third person.

    The living room has a twin sofa-bed for a third person.

  • Moon rising over Sechrist Lake, taken from our pier.

    Moon rising over Sechrist Lake, taken from our pier.

  • Chandler's Knob wants to become your home away from home.

    Chandler's Knob wants to become your home away from home.

  • The driveway is long enough to safely park your boat trailer, too.

    The driveway is long enough to safely park your boat trailer, too.

  • Chandler's Knob is right in the middle of this watery paradise.

    Chandler's Knob is right in the middle of this watery paradise.

  • Don't let the 225 square feet fool you! Chandler's Knob feels plenty roomy.

    Don't let the 225 square feet fool you! Chandler's Knob feels plenty roomy.

  • From the living room into the rest of the cottage.

    From the living room into the rest of the cottage.

  • Looking into the living room.

    Looking into the living room.

  • This is one view from the property to the lake, over the neighbor's house.

    This is one view from the property to the lake, over the neighbor's house.

  • The Barbee Chain is home to nesting mute swans

    The Barbee Chain is home to nesting mute swans

  • Paved parking is right outside the door.

    Paved parking is right outside the door.

  • Several windows allow the outside into Chandler's Knob.

    Several windows allow the outside into Chandler's Knob.

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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 05/02/2015
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