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This large historic lake cottage was first built as a boathouse and fishing lodge around 1900. It sits right on the lake on a large piece of property in the middle of the historic East shore. Comfortably sleeping 13 people with 2 large dinning tables accommodating 20, it makes a wonderful space for families or groups of friends. Lounge on the large screened-in porch, swim, sun, fish and play from the dock in waist-high waters, or dock your own boat if you like. We have a boat lift we can make available for rent if you like as well. We have water toys, floats and a kayak for your enjoyment. The lake is great for skiing and tubing, and the sailing & the sunsets can't be beat! There is also a new cottage that shares the property and pier, and it is available for rent and sleeps 8 (see Ball Family New Cottage in Culver listings). You might want to rent both for an even larger gathering!
Early Summer 2015 Jun 2 - Jun 27, 2015 4 night min stay
High Summer Jun 28 - Jul 23, 2015 4 night min stay
July 24-26 weekend Jul 24 - Jul 26, 2015 2 night min stay
High Summer II Jul 27 - Aug 16, 2015 7 night min stay
Late summer Aug 17 - Sep 2, 2015 4 night min stay
Labor Day Weekend Sep 3 - Sep 8, 2015 4 night min stay
Fall Parents weekend Sep 24 - Sep 27, 2015 3 night min stay
Alumni Week 2016 May 12 - May 16, 2016 3 night min stay
Graduation 2016 May 26 - Jun 2, 2016 7 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
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Fees and Rental Conditions:
Property Damage Protection$59
Indiana Tax is 7% and Marshall County Inn-Keepers tax is 5%, creating the 12% tax given in any quote.
Cancellations 90 days prior to stay, $100 of deposit retained; cancellations 30-90 days prior to stay, $200 of deposit retained; cancellations less than 30 days, full deposit retained.
Check in 5 p.m. check out 10 a.m. unless otherwise instructed.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Every Saturday morning there is a farmer's market in the quaint little town of Culver. Don't fail to miss the old root beer drive in, a Culver favorite for over 50 years! Not far from the area is Napannee, an Amish community with many shops and a wonderful restaurant
Year Purchased: 1943
About the owner: The property was first bought by our grandfather William C. Ball from Muncie, during WWII while my father William (Bill) Ball attended Culver Military Academy and my Aunt Lucina Ball Moxley mourned the loss of her first husband to the war. My siblings, Julie, Chip & John Ball and myself, Janet Ball Starkey, purchased the property in 2009 from our father who owned and maintained it for over 30 years. We all have a long history of wonderful memories growing up spending our summers at the lake.
Why the Owner Chose Culver: My children, along with my siblings' children have also grown up with fond memories on the lake. I can honestly say all the cousins are more like brothers & sisters because of this lovely space that was provided for them during the summers. It's been one of the most valuable times spent together with family that I treasure dearly. I hope it would be so for your family and friends as well! By renting it out we hope to off-set some of the costs to provide future summer times at the lake.
The Unique Benefits at this House: From the large lawn, you can walk straight out to the dock with no steps (unlike many of the lake houses that have long walks down to the lake). Swimming is easy and is waste or chest deep at the end of the dock. Swing or nap in the lake side hammock & stargaze from the dock on our amazing clear night skies!