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Charming Vintage Cottage for Family Fun on Crooked Lake, Angola Indiana

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,938 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Fortunate are we that this unique, hundred year old cottage has been lovingly restored and preserved for a special week at the lake! Live in modern comfort while experiencing simpler times when family gathered together to splash in the cool water by day and laze around a campfire in the evening. Or take your speed boat or jet ski out for some fast fun in the sun.

There's plenty of space to play here and a pier available to dock your own boat, kayak or jet ski. Enjoy the gorgeous view of the lake from the deck at the top of the hill (not yet constructed) Or relax lakeside on the front porch with opens off the lower level bedroom. Crooked Lake is an 802 acre ski lake with plenty of bass, walleye, crappy and bluegill. There is a public boat ramp in the Steuben County Park or boats can be launched at the Casey's Cove Marina for a small fee. Also nearby is Pokagon State Park, Angola IN and antique shopping in southern Michigan.

River Rock Cottage sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Upstairs you will find the Master Bedroom with Queen bed, 2 small additional bedrooms have full beds and there is a full bath. The lower level bedroom which is accessed by a tight spiral stair has 2 twin beds and a full bath with shower. The half bath is on the main level off the kitchen.

115' of lakefront makes for perfect swimming and it's shallow enough that even the youngest will enjoy the water. Bring plenty of beach towel and your own floats, floaties and life preservers please.

The Family room has TV with a blue ray player, Wi-Fi and basic cable. The home is NOT handicapped accessible. NO pets please!

Close to Pokagon State Park, Trine University, local wineries, breweries and all that Steuben County Indiana has to offer.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

Why The Owner chose Angola

As long time lovers of the Crooked Lake community and owner of another property, this was the "if it ever goes on the market, we'll just go look" house! And it was just too special to pass up! As only the third owner since being built in 1913, we feel very fortunate to be able to not only enjoy it ourselves, but share this beautiful piece of history with others.


Angola Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1938 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Not Handicapped accessible
  • NO Fireworks
  • NO additional overnight guests beyond 8 limit.
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Lower level
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , off kitchen main level
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Lower level
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Charming Vintage Cottage for Family Fun on Crooked Lake, Angola Indiana
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

Very nice

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Home was very clean. Plenty of towels. Everything was clean and in good working order.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fell in love with this cottage!

  • 5 of 5

I am from Angola and grew up around the lakes, I love Crooked lake! We were going home for a visit and wanted a place on Crooked lake with a great view. We were lucky enough to rent this cottage and it was love at first sight! The charm of this historic lake cottage is undeniable. We could not have been happier and didn't want to leave. Great Views, comfortable beds, good location . Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vintage cottage with a perfect view

  • 5 of 5

The house was ready and very clean when we arrived. Also in very good condition for over 100 yrs old. The house had plenty of room for 6 of us and one small child. Only draw back if you want to call it one was no closets in the house.

We also took advantage of the boat dock. The lake is beautiful, clear and clean. This house is definitely on our list for a return visit.!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint, Cozy and Comfortable Cottage on Amazing Crooked Lake

  • 5 of 5

The 3 generations of my family -- ranging from a 2 year old toddler to a sixty something grandpa -- all enjoyed staying at this lovely cottage on an amazing lake. The amenities were all clean, well maintained and quite lovingly decorated. The owners have obviously put a lot of effort and thought into creating a homey and quaint environment. There was a plentiful supply of towels and all of the other needed kitchen and bathroom equipment, soaps, etc... The linens on the beds were clean and quite functional -- but also were extremely decorative..

The outside of the house was as pleasant as the inside. The upper deck was furnished with a large table and comfy chairs and had an operating (and fueled) grill for our use that grilled us some amazing steaks! Sitting on the front port was relaxing and quite pleasant. A fire pit in front of the house was used and tremendously enjoyed. The pier was sturdy and would have been perfect for a boat that we didn't have -- maybe next time? Swimming off the end of the pier was not too great but there is a nice beach on the opposite side of the lake that's a short drive away.

The area also provided some enjoyable outing options. A day trip to Shipshewana -- about a 40 minute drive - is well worth the effort. Pokagon State Park is also nearby -- only 10 minutes -- and has some great hiking trails and a great beach.

I would recommend this property to anyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice ,the new deck was a great place for lunch and dinner gatherings.

  • 4 of 5

The southern view from the cottage over the lake was great. Nice breeze during day and night.Trees shaded the home during day this made it nice and cool.Shopping close by for groceries. Water in front of cottage nice and pier great for boat.Sand bar straight out from cottage to also go and swim at.

Public beach across from cottage very nice for day picnic and kids to swim at.Donuts only mile and 1/2 away☺.

Over all great week at the lake.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable Damage Deposit $350

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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