Enjoy the quiet and privacy this modern lakeside house has to offer.
Why James Russell chose Columbus
I designed and built this custom home myself. The house was conceived as a place where modern design would fit into a wooded setting.
What makes this House unique
I kept many of the native trees close to the house to give it a cozy feel. Sitting on the back deck is peaceful and private.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The Sawmill lake house is amazing place for a family get-a-way. This was our second visit. Perfect for young kids, and it’s beautiful property to explore.
Great relaxing property!
Really really cool property in a beautiful setting. We had a great relaxing weekend. THANKS!
Wow, not sure where to begin. The house & property is gorgeous. So peaceful & relaxing. It’s everything you want. The grandkids (2 & 4) had a great first time fishing experience. So excited when they catch a fish. James ( the owner) was wonderful to deal with. He was on top of things when I had a question. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us. Great memories that will last forever. It was hard to leave. In fact the 4 year old said he wanted to move in & live there🤣� Want to plan another trip next year.
Never gave five stars before
I find that VRBO properties rarely live up to their online photos, but in this case, the reality was even better!
We wanted to spend a few days with our son and a few friends before he headed back to college, but didn't want to drive hours to get there. This house is on a private lake and includes a boathouse, and was only 1 1/2 away.
The kids and my husband spent hours fishing from the boathouse dock. We floated on the peaceful quiet lake, had nightly fire pits and just had an amazing time.
The house was very clean and had a well-stocked kitchen. The design of the house is unique and beautiful. The kids had several ping pong and Foosball tournaments.
The owner warned me that the internet service was very slow. He wasn't kidding. Our AT&T and Verizon cell reception was really bad too. It was nice that the kids were mostly unplugged, but the adults could not do any work.
Despite that, we would definitely stay here again!
Thanks to Jim the owner who was fast and responsive to emails.
Our family had a great time. The internet was so slow but proved to be a blessing in disguise. Everyone just put down their phones and enjoyed the beautiful setting and each other. We barely left the property. Everything you need is right there!
Better Than Promised
Our recent 4-day stay at Sawmill Lake was exactly what we needed. The house is clean, comfortable, and architecturally inviting. We spent most of our time on the decks and in the water. If you want a respite from the world in a very comfortable and beautiful location, this is it. Quit searching other rentals. You won't regret it. My only regret is that you might take the week we want for next year.
We are four 70s ish birdwatchers, swimmers, and nature enthusiasts. We saw 50 species of birds at or near the house. The trees around the decks were a constant source of bird activity. The beach and lake were great for swimming and relaxing. The area is quiet, safe, and fairly conveneient to Brown County attractions, but we hardly ventured out. Take food in and settle in. you won't regret it.
Note: wireless is very limited. If you are addicted to the digital world or trying to conduct business you might want to set up a hotspot.
Short country drive to Brown County State Park and Nashville, IN.