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Recent Indiana reviews

  • Excellent for several families, reunions, etc

    "Just stayed there last week of July 2014. I was nervous taking 24 people to one house and coach house but the combination of the two accommodated our family reunion perfectly. Everyone had a comfortable place to sleep and all of the rooms were fairly equal in size and surprisingly private with the way the second floor is laid out. Bathrooms were large enough that sharing one with two couples didn't feel cramped. Enough plates/cups/silverware/cooking utensils for everyone and all good quality. Two double toasters, two coffee makers in main house. But the best part about this property, in my opinion, is the huge grassy park right out front. We played soccer in the park, bags, ladder toss, and enjoyed apps and wine on the picnic table there. You can also sit on the house's screen porch and comfortably watch the little kids in the park. There are only a few properties next to the park so it felt like our huge private yard. We had kids ages 3-15. The beach is of course amazing, and it's a few minutes to walk there but little kids were fine. We'll book the house again the next time the reunion is in the Midwest."
    Guest: Molly S. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 3, 2014
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  • Perfect Hideaway

    "My family and I stayed here for a week while visiting Valparaiso for a family wedding. We could not have been more pleased. We had young children with us and could not have imagined a hotel situation for that long. This rental offered all of the comforts of home including our preferred lifestyle of daily walks and nature explorations, crafts and game activities for the kids, and shared family meals. We loved our time here and the owners were completely respectful of our privacy, always notifying us if they were going to be on the property. It really was a dream come true in the midst of what otherwise would have been a high stress week! Thank you for a lovely stay. We will definitely reach out to stay here again if we are in the area!"
    Guest: outdoorsie Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 8, 2014
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  • Idyllic and Well-Maintained Getaway Close to Quiet Beaches and to Chicago

    "This peaceful property in Beverly Shores made for a fantastic getaway for my wife and two 4 year old boys. The house itself is situated on a quiet, well-manicured lot, surrounded by trees and thoughtful landscaping. The front garden has a multi-level pond/stream, complete with resident frogs and accent lighting for the evening. The back yard is less landscaped, but includes large pine trees and a huge wraparound deck. While you can hear the passing trains along the lakeshore, the environment is peaceful. Outside, you'll also find a gas grill that's like new as well as a hammock, situated among a grove of red pines. The wraparound deck is HUGE and there is plenty of furniture for guests to lounge and an outdoor sectional, ideal for an afternoon nap. There is also a very large hot tub near the gas grill that's clean, easy to operate and in great shape. Finally, there is a huge firepit, surrounded by new wooden Adirondack chairs. The house, itself, is in immaculate condition. Built in 1948, the owners have updated the house throughout while maintaining the integrity of the structure. The A/C is virtually silent and the bathrooms are fully updated, despite the age of the property. All the beds are in great shape with firm mattresses and clean sheets. The kitchen is a bit small, but the appliances are all new and high-end. There is an expansive dining area with huge picture windows and a field-stone gas fireplace. There are more than enough beds and bathrooms to accommodate a fairly large group. Wifi and Dish network are also included (so the kids won't drive you crazy). The property is located less than a mile from the Indiana Dunes, featuring sparsely populated beaches. You're also not far from Michigan City, so shopping is very convenient. Great options for delivery (I recommend Gelsosomo's Pizza) and for take out. There are several decent dining options nearby as well. If you need more than that, you're only an hour or so from Chicago so you can enjoy the tranquility of the Dunes shoreline as well as the nation's third largest city. All in all, I can't think of anything negative to say about our stay. The owners clearly take great pride in the property and that shows in every detail. I strongly recommend this property to anyone seeking a spacious and modern rental, with NO unpleasant surprises and proximity to civilization while also offering a tranquil getaway."
    Guest: Mark Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 3, 2014
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  • Great getaway

    "This lodge was perfect for our winter weekend getaway. It was a great place to stay with a spacious interior. Very secluded. Hot tub was perfect for the cold nights. We will be making this place a yearly retreat. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to get away from it all."
    Guest: riprock Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 2, 2015
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Patoka Lake Travel Tips

Visitors to Patoka Lake Vacation Rentals

Patoka Lake is a charming destination where there are a wide range of attractions and activities available. Many families choose Patoka Lake as a summer vacation destination because there are many different activities to keep the kids entertained. Wine lovers can tour the nearby vineyards and sample the superb wines of the region. Fishermen come all year-round to enjoy leisurely days with rod and reel in hand. In the summertime, water sport enthusiasts can enjoy hours of fun out on the lake. Boating, paddling, waterskiing and swimming are popular activities. History and culture enthusiasts are not left out. You can visit the many museums in the nearby towns, view architecture from the 1800s and learn about the region’s rich European heritage.

Things to See and Do When on Vacation at Patoka Lake Houses

You may want to have a leisurely vacation, in which case you can simply enjoy the beautiful lake views, amble along the lake shore and enjoy some fishing. Read a good book under the shade of a tree and picnic with the family down at the water’s edge. Many of the vacation homes have wide covered decks where you can string up a hammock and enjoy a chilled afternoon.

If you’d like to learn about the area’s history and culture, stop in at one of the information centers. Here, you can get a map of historic landmarks, old buildings, monuments and interesting museums to visit. Some of the towns offer guided tours. You can also browse the antique stores and art galleries for something to take back home.

Take a drive out to the vineyards and orchards and visit some of the working farms in the region. You can sample some of the wines, partake in fruit picking in season, and show the kids how a farm operates. The friendly atmosphere and fresh country air are invigorating. You may end up purchasing some of the fine wines available in the region.

There are numerous hiking trails in the area. Choose from short 20-minute rambles to more challenging full-day trails. Pack a picnic lunch and go exploring with the family or friends. It’s a great way to enjoy the summer sunshine. Many of the trails are also open for biking and horseback riding. Some of the ranches in the area arrange trail rides in season and these can be booked on arrival.

There are several amusement parks and indoor recreational facilities near Patoka Lakes. The Big Splash Adventure is a themed water park that has slides and swimming pools; it is loads of fun for kids of all ages. The West Baden Indoor Karting has a speed track where you can race one another in European-style go karts.

Patoka Lake Lodging Options

The vacation homes at Patoka Lakes vary in size and style. You can choose from cozy lakeside log cabins or stylish vacation homes. Many are large enough to accommodate up to 10 adults and come with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms. Spacious lounge and living areas ensure that you can enjoy a relaxed family vacation. Step out from your cabin and straight onto the lake shore. This means you can enjoy some early morning fishing without having to travel far.

Seasons to Visit Indiana Vacation Rentals at Patoka Lakes

Patoka Lakes is primarily a summer vacation destination. Daytime temperatures are often in the mid-90s (Fahrenheit) and have been known to reach as high as 104 degrees Faharenheit. The warm temperatures make water sports that much more enjoyable. You can cool off and enjoy a refreshing swim in the lake.

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