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Recent Indiana reviews

  • Nice cottage near the beach

    "It was a good last minute find. Some minor issues, but I am sure the owner would have taken care of if we asked. If you want the Ritz, you will not be happy. If you want a nice cottage within 5 minutes of the beach and close to Chicago, this will be a good fit."
    Guest: Eric O. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 27, 2014
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  • Location, Location, Location!

    "Our large family visited Santa Claus, IN, in July 2014 and what a little gem! We had such a wonderful time at Holiday World, golfing, and sightseeing and we were so happy to have rented such a unique house. Really only minutes from the park and golf - this is the place to stay if you have a large group. We had 4 children and six adults and we all had plenty of room. The pictures are true but don't capture the homey feel - we couldn't have had more fun. We didn't eat out - utilized that outdoor grill and kitchen, but of course, had to visit the Candy Shop for that frozen hot chocolate! The nearby grocery store filled our need for items we weren't able to bring, but it was nice having some stuff in the cabinets and refrigerator that we didn't have to buy. The owner was so helpful and such a delight to work with. The only drawback to the house is - the upstairs bedrooms can be very warm at night - you might want to bring extra fans or portable air conditioners. Thank goodness, we had great cooler weather the week we were there. We would definitely stay here again to visit Holiday World - the cleanest, friendliest waterpark and amusement park in the states! Thanks for a memorable vacation!"
    Guest: Ceegee Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 7, 2014
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  • Just a perfect place!

    "How nice to walk into a home and have your breath taken back - this home is so perfect. We were only four and you could get lost. Father and son played pool in the basement - great to hear the laughter. Plenty of places to tuck away to read if you wanted to. Kitchen clean and had everything you could need and then some. Nice little note left, of local things to do during our time frame. Loved sitting on deck for coffee in am and wine in the evening. Clean and comfortable is the best I can say. Thank you for sharing."
    Guest: Grandwind Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 30, 2014
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  • Our Stay on Lake Shafer

    "From the moment that we arrived we knew we had found the perfect spot on Lake Shafer to have our family vacation. The pictures that we had seen prior to arrive could not have depicted a more accurate vision of what the property looked like. We were met by one of the owners who showed us around the home and the property. When he left we knew where everything was located that we might need and how all the appliances and electronics worked. The rental home was so spacious. It gave everyone a space to go to when we wanted some quiet time, and the large living room overlooking the lake and the basement gave us great space to gather and have fun. The property was spotless and in great condition upon our arrival. The dock was quite large and allowed us to have fun diving and jumping into the lake. We did not have a boat but the dock was certainly large enough to dock a boat if needed. Played a round of golf at the Tippecanoe C.C., got to go over to Indiana Beach Resort, and had a dinner at the Riverside restaurant. Three enjoyable activities all within 15 minutes drive time. I do want to mention the following. We had a small problem with the well pump. But one call to the owners and they had someone right out to fix the problem for us and we never missed a beat in enjoying our vacation. I would not hesitate to rent from them again. They are truly concerned about the people who rent from them and their desire is for everyone to have a wonderful time. I cannot recommend more highly this rental property or the owners of the property. They were a great combination and gave us a family reunion that we will remember for many years to come."
    Guest: Cardinal Lover Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 5, 2014
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Indiana Travel Tips

Getting to Indiana Vacation Rentals

There are two main travel hubs to Indiana. If you are traveling to the central or southern regions of the state, you will fly to Indianapolis International Airport. The airport hosts all major North American carriers and has regular commercial flight connections. If you are traveling to the far southern parts of Indiana, the most convenient access point would be Louisville International Airport in Kentucky. The airport is located just across the Ohio River which forms the state border with Indiana. For travelers who will be spending their vacations on Lake Michigan and in the northern parts of Indiana, the best airport to travel to would be either Chicago O'Hare International Airport or Chicago Midway International Airport. Technically, this area falls into the greater Chicago Metropolitan area even though it is part of Indiana. From all these airports, there are good public transport links into the cities and surrounding areas. There is an extensive rail network which provides easy access to the major cities. If you prefer, you can also hire a car and drive to your vacation destination.

Attractions and Activities at Indiana Lake Homes

One of the most popular vacation destinations in Indiana is Lake Michigan. The state borders only a small portion of the lakeshore but it is where many of the vacation homes are concentrated. Because Indiana is on the southeastern shoreline, visitors can benefit from magnificent sunsets over the lake. Favorite pastimes include fishing and boating. Many of the lakeside communities are quite seasonal and become hives of activity during the summer months. There are often fishing tournaments and other fun-filled events that take place in season.

If you want to explore some of the lakeshore, you can hire a canoe or kayak and go for a leisurely paddle. There are several State Parks where you can enjoy nature trails, go for hikes and spend the early morning birdwatching. The Dunes State Park is a section of land along the Lake Michigan shoreline which is ideal for wildlife viewing. There are many other state parks in Indiana where you can go hiking or mountain biking. In the south central part of Indiana, you can visit the Bluespring Caverns in Bedford where you take a boat ride through the caves. Indiana has a rich cultural heritage and this is evidenced by the many museums dotted throughout the state. Several are dedicated specifically to the artistic heritage of Indiana.

Visitors to Indiana Cottages

Indiana is a great family vacation destination. Whether you are fishing along the shore of Lake Michigan or hiking a nature trail, there are many different outdoor activities that you can enjoy as a family. There are also several fun amusement parks that offer rides and entertainment for kids of all ages. For those who have an interest in art and culture, there are many art galleries and museums in the major towns and cities in Indiana. If you are an outdoor-type person and want to explore nature, there are many state parks where you can go mountain biking or hiking along the nature trails.

Seasons to Visit Indiana

Indiana has attractions that can be enjoyed throughout the year. For those who want to enjoy the lakes and parks, the best time of year to visit would be during the summer months. The temperatures are generally hot with the occasional thunderstorms. The peak travel season is during the months of July and August which coincide with the summer vacation season. Many families choose this time of year to have an extended family vacation.

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