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Recent Indiana reviews

  • a true castle in the sand

    "A well laid out, roomie house. A well appointed kitchen, except the very old oven did not work. Could use an upgraded oven & dishwasher. Addition of a fire pit would be nice too. Loved the private deck off master & the roof top deck was a great spot for day/night gazing. Nice furnishings & beach decor. Huge beach towels provided (need hooks for drying tho) Close to beach. Have stayed in 10+ homes in BW, Would rent 'Castle' again."
    Guest: Sandy Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 25, 2014
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  • Beautiful and Spacious Retreat

    "Everything about our experience was fabulous! The process of arranging the rental was easy and convenient. The owner was incredibly helpful and accommodating. The property itself was even more beautiful than the pictures showed. The house was spacious and appointed beautifully. We especially loved the back decks and lakeside fire pit. Getting to ND campus is convenient and easy. We enjoyed our stay thoroughly! We would highly recommend!"
    Guest: Patti D. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 12, 2014
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  • Back again :-)

    "We had so much fun last year we came back and once again Mother Nature smiled and gave us beautiful weather. Our family love it so much they are now calling it "our lake house". We cooked all our meals - your kitchen is so well equipped - the newly painted cabinets are beautiful. Once again we brought our kayaks, canoe - and a small sailboat. The little ones spent hours in the water and collecting shells and rocks. We did have a couple rain showers but your toy and puzzle cabinet in the family room kept them happily entertained. The rooms are so well insulated upstairs those who wanted to sleep in could do so. The sunsets are gorgeous and sitting in the lounge chairs at the end of the dock in the cool evening breeze - so relaxing. Thank you again for sharing your beautiful summer cottage on the lake. We're already talking about next year :-)"
    Guest: Darlene Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 15, 2014
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  • Restful weekend

    "Spent a nice restful weekend at the red house. We went with the hopes of peace and quiet and we definitely found it. The house is situated nicely on the hillside overlooking the lake that offers a nice view of the surrounding area in the morning sunshine. The house was fine for us even though there was only 1 bathroom for 5 of us. All the amenities were there for our use and everything was placed back in it's original place when we were done. I loved the original windows and wood of the upper floor which adds a lot of character to the original dwelling. If we get another spare weekend I'd love to go back up there on a regular basis. Had no issues to speak of and was a fairly easy drive from the Indy area. Great communication with the owners as they were very hospitable and quick to respond to questions."
    Guest: Cory Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 12, 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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