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No Jet Skis Here! Private lake with lots of nature and peaceful surroundings

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 1 Bath, (Maximum 4 adults or family of 6)

This is a classic two story cabin that has been remodeled. The upstairs is the sleeping area with two small open bedrooms, a lofted sleeping area suitable for children and sitting area with fireplace. The downstairs includes a bathroom, kitchen and sitting area and opens onto a full deck with outstanding lake views and privacy. The property sits on the south end of Lake Papakeechie and backs up to the Tri-County game Preserve. This is the hilly end of the lake with heavily wooded lots that create a real sense of solitude. Wifi was installed in 2014.

Lake Papakeechie is a private lake that was created about 100 years ago by combining several smaller lakes. The lake is controlled by an owners' association and there is no public access to the lake. Motors of any kind are prohibited. This ensures a peaceful environment with excellent fishing and safe swimming. The lake is fed by artesian wells and water from the adjacent wetlands of the game preserve. The water is tested annually by the association and is consistently found to be extremely clean.

One is surrounded by nature here. The lake is home to diverse waterfoul and wildlife including swans, geese, ducks, great blue herons, beaver and a bald eagle. Hiking or hunting in the preserve is literally across the road. It feels secluded, yet the Lake Wawasee public boat launch is 5 minutes away.

The cabin is located at the bottom of a steep driveway and there are stone steps to the cabin and lakefront. This may be a consideration for those with mobility issues.

We recommend that you contact us by using the email link on this website to ensure the most dependable response time. We try to keep the calendar as current as possible so generally you can check availability here as well.

Keywords: fishing cabin, lake cottage, retreat, secluded

More Details

Owner
Pam and Dan Leffers
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About Pam and Dan Leffers

We are from Fort Wayne, Indiana. I am a contractor and my wife is retired after a career in non-profit. We enjoy outdoor activities, travel and family get-togethers. We have two sons who are married and two grandchildren.

Pam and Dan Leffers purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Pam and Dan Leffers chose Lake Wawasee & Lake Syracuse

Our family has owned property on Papakeechie for over 40 years. We love the lake and the area. Our family cottage is next door to this cabin and we purchased the cabin to provide extra space when needed and to protect our investment.

What makes this cabin unique

This lake is a vacation for the body and the mind. There is no hustle and bustle here, no jet skis roaring by and no waves crashing to shore. The loudest noise we hear are geese flying by or the sound of paddle boats in the water.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to drop you a line, we really enjoyed our stay at the red cottage. The fishing was good as well as the weather,we were impressed with the cabin as well, hopefully we can get back next year for a longer stay. Thanks for the opportunity to enjoy your property.
Jun 2010
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Amenities

Syracuse Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom is on the first floor and has a shower, no tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Bed (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Small Futons (2), Queen Aero bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
pier and fishing boat

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

No Jet Skis Here! Private lake with lots of nature and peaceful surroundings
average rating of 4.6829267 based on 42 reviews
5

Beautiful and serene at the Red Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We came to the Red Cottage for a mother/daughter getaway for my birthday. Upon arriving at the Red Cottage, please go greet the lake before you unpack a single thing. The instant calm that washes over you when you stand on the deck and look out over the water will stay with you until the moment you leave. Watch the sunrise over the lake and say hello to the beaver swimming by along the shore. We enjoyed coffee on the deck watching the sunrise and listening to the birds. Other than the wildlife, we did not hear a single motor, voice or sound. It was absolutely wonderful!

Pam and Dan are to of the nicest people you will ever meet and very gracious hosts.

We were not prepared to fish on this trip but we will be next time. We spent our days on the boat or swim dock and our evenings by the shore next to a fire. We utilized the gas grill every night for dinner. The cottage had everything we could have possibly needed or wanted already there. Just bring your clothes and some food and you are all set! We will definitely be back!

Some things to mention about other reviews that talk about the driveway and deck. Just take it slow on the driveway and you will be just fine! I love that there are no railings on the deck as it would only obstruct the beautiful view from the deck, sunroom and kitchen. The stone steps from the driveway to the house and down to the dock only add to the charm of the Red Cottage. We loved everything about it! Thank you Pam and Dan for sharing this gem with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that your time with your daughter to celebrate your birthday was enjoyable. Thanks for the comment about the driveway. Until last year it was unpaved and could be quite an adventure. Now that both sides are paved that is no longer a problem.
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5

This Place is Great!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was really wonderful! Great view of the lake from the back porch, grill already had propane in it and it worked really well. We used it all weekend. Cottage comes with a row boat and 2 kayaks and the fishing was outstanding. We caught about a dozen bass and one of them had to be at least five pounds. It was a tank! Working fireplace in the main room made for cozy nights. Full kitchen with everything you need. They also didn't have a problem with me bringing my dog, and the pooch loved the place just as much as we did. Would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to know you had a good time and were able to get out on the lake. 5 pound bass? We may need to see a picture😊
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5

Amazing lake getaway

  • 5 of 5

Nice house with amazing views! Owners were flexible and worked with us to add a day to our stay. On the short list of places I can't wait to go again!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! Quiet. Quaint. The weather didn't cooperate like we hoped as it was Cold, but just means we will need to come back sometime in the summer.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good time in spite of the weather. Hope to see you sometime when you can fully enjoy the lake and surrounding area. Pam and Dan
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5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Great location with plenty of hiking trails and beautiful scenery nearby! The hosts are very personable, helpful, and easy to get in touch with.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your time at the cottage and were able to enjoy the trails, etc so early in the year.
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5

love Love LOVE!!

  • 5 of 5

There is just something about this place that is so special. From the beautiful view to the quiet serene surroundings--we didn't want to leave!

The home itself has so much character --I adore the quirky layout.

We will be back! Thanks

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Papakeechie is a private lake that does not permit motors of any kind. Rowboats, canoes, kayak, paddleboats and sailboats are welcome. This ensures a peaceful environment with excellent fishing and safe swimming. The public boat ramp for Lake Wawasee is one mile away for skiing and boating. The Tri-County Game Preserve with excellent hiking and hunting backs up to this property.

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Rates & Availability

Syracuse Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
6 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Weekend rentals Friday-Sunday available for $300 during non-peak season only
Reservations for 2017 taken beginning in January except for guests who return annually

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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