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No Jet Skis Here! Private Lake with Lots of Nature and Peaceful Surroundings

(38 Reviews)

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View of the cottage from the driveway

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Last updated: 04/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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

Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    minimum age for rental is 21...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Property does have steep steps to access cottage and to the water. Also, deck does not have a railing...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom is on the first floor and has a shower, no tub.

Other Amenities

  • pier and fishing boat

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player

Attractions

  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Shopping

Location Type

  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    A window unit on 2nd floor and ceiling fan...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas space heater down, electric up....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi access...moreless

  • Parking:

    1 - 2 vehicles down, additional spaces on road....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    paper towels, dish soap, toilet paper, kleenex, hand soap provided...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat:

    Rowboat and two kayaks are provided for guests...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 kayaks are provided for the use of guests...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.7
from 38 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
May 26 - Sep 4, 2017
7 night min stay

$700
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$100 $150
Fri, Sat
$650

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

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:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Last updated: 04/22/2017
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Location

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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Syracuse, IN, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

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Photos

  • View of the cottage from the driveway

    View of the cottage from the driveway

  • Lakeside view of cottage and deck

    Lakeside view of cottage and deck

  • Kitchen and dining area and small sitting area facing lake

    Kitchen and dining area and small sitting area facing lake

  • Sitting area off kitchen

    Sitting area off kitchen

  • Small bedroom with twin bed

    Small bedroom with twin bed

  • Main living room; loft in background

    Main living room; loft in background

  • Living room with fireplace

    Living room with fireplace

  • Lake Papakeechie

    Lake Papakeechie

  • Bedroom with queen bed

    Bedroom with queen bed

  • Rowboat for fishing and exploring the lake; 2 kayaks also available

    Rowboat for fishing and exploring the lake; 2 kayaks also available

  • Double bed in main room

    Double bed in main room

  • Bathroom with shower

    Bathroom with shower

VRBO #297498

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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