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Exciting, Inviting, Cozy, (Summer, Fall, Winter) - Ski, Fish, Hunt, Hike, Bike

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,950 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Spring 2017 renovated $70K, 3 bdrs , sleeps 9, 2 full baths, 75 feet frontage

2017 Renovation and still the same rates past 4 years. Cottage was Yellow now it is Dark Gray with stone and a copper roof entry. Renovated the exterior with new siding, windows, doors, porch, added central AC, and went from a 2 bedroom to a 3 bedroom. Bedroom #3 has a vanity sink. 2 full bathrooms, 1 up and 1 down. New water heater.

Spring, Summer, Fall, & Winter. Always Something To Do!

1,950 square feet / 2 stories of living space. New water softner, kitchen appliances – range / stove, refrigerator / freezer, coffee maker, microwave, air conditioner, clothes washer and dryer, and a new 40 foot dock. 3 Bedrooms, sleeps 9 (more room on the floor), 2 Full baths, Full Kitchen w/ utensils, Card Room, TV Room for kids, TV room for Adults, Washer & Dryer Room, Furnished (up & down stairs), (4) 21' TV w/DVD, Cabl TV, Wireless WIFI, Central AC Up & Down stairs, Fireplace, Fire Pit, Gas Grille. Complimentary, Board Games, Row Boat, Paddle Boat, Cannoe

Located on an 880 acre lake w/ three basins and a 2 mi. ski run, sand bar, 4H Park, etc.

150' lake front x 300ft deep. Dead end street safe for children and walking, Back Lot for parking cars and boat trailers.

Located near many fun family activities!!!

Families, Church Retreats, and Businesses: The cottage is perfect for gatherings of families, friends, church retreats, and business team building events that, after the day’s activities, would like to retreat back to their very own comforts of a warm and cozy cottage to watch movies, relax, or snuggle by the fireplace.

Take time to visit the Buffalo Preserve. You can also visit an award winning winery with excellent red and white wines available for tasting and purchase. If cars are your interest, you may enjoy two local speedways. You could also take a quick 30-minute drive and enjoy the Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg Museum which houses classic vintage automobiles from the early 1900's up to WW II era vehicles. Or visit the NATMUS Museum which houses vehicles from the post war years. Or visit another flavor of museum --- the Hoosier Air Museum (operated by the Hoosier Warbirds) at the DeKalb County Airport which features aircraft from throughout the history of aviation. Autumn offers an exceptional time...

The Days Events: The children will love exploring the surrounding land, the lakes edge, catching frogs and fish, while you relax in a chair watching with a hot cup of coffee. Latter the kids will go swimming, play on the raft, use the paddle boat, canoe, while you play along with them or take a nap. After lunch is a great time to get in your motor boat and water ski, water tube, hang out at the sand bar, or dock up to the 4h fair grounds to hike. That evening while the sun sets the fire pit is the place to be. Roasting smores, telling stories, enjoying each others company, being warmed by the fire as the children start to realize they are tire. Tuck them in and it is your time to catch up with your honey. How do I know this, I have a lovely wife and triplet children age 8. We have enjoyed this cottage for the last 8 years.

Local and Distant Attractions : I personally want every Family, Mother, Father, Child, and Grand Parent to get the most out of their vacation and dollar. Searching the web can still be a lengthy task with all of the links and pop ups so... Here are a few:


Angola small town atmosphere with movie theater, shops, antique stores, ice cream parlors,

Pokagon State Park

Mongo State Hunting Grounds & Firing Range

Pigeon River Canoe Trips

Local Golf

Zollner Golf Course Tri-State University - 0.2 miles SW - 300 Park Ave -

Lake James Golf Course: Golf Shop - 3.3 miles N - 1445 W 275 N -

Bledsoe's Lakeview Golf Course - 5.3 miles

More Details

Property Manager
Steve or Amy Just
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2018

About Steve or Amy Just

Hi, I am Steve Just, Mechanical Engineer from Purdue University. I was born, raised, and my family lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana. My wife, Amy, and I have 3 children (triplets) age 18 now. We have been married for 24 years and dated in high school and through college. We have a miniature schnauzer named Lucy Lick’ems. Our children love to play at the lake cottage and have for years ever since they were 1 years of age. I pride myself on communicating and answering yours and your family’s questions as soon as possible. We are the owners, so you are not working though a 3rd party. Please feel free to call me anytime. There are so many properties I am sure you have looked at on line, so let me help you where I can. I am sure your family will appreciate you taking the time to pull this together, it is not easy. Let me help you by making this process as easy as possible. Thanks, Steve Just.

Steve or Amy Just purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Steve or Amy Just chose Angola

We choose this property, because the land is spacious with most lake fronts having 75 feet frontage, so you have more privacy then cottages that are spaced closer to one another. We love the town of Angola. Not on top of a hill with 70 steps to the lake. Not in a channel. Plenty of parking space. The neighbors are nice, the street is quite, the dead end street is safe for little ones and pets, and the cottage is large enough for a good sized family and friends. Comes with free use of row boat, paddle boat, and canoe to share with cottage next door.

What makes this cottage unique

I have a person I work directly with to rent pontoon boats.

I love it when persons call me as I think it is important to answer all of your questions on this property , the lake and the surrounding area.

Also, If you live near Angola, I encourage you to drive to our lake cottage and the surrounding areas to shop for the cottage that best fits your families wants to your budget. I usually can arrange to let you in. I encourage you to go and compare , because 4 out of 5 families that visit our cottages in the area end up renting our cottages; as they see it as a good fit and value.

Thanks, Steve


Angola Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Do not leave un attended children.
  • Ware life jackets when around water.
  • Have Fun !!
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , average size
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , large size
  • (2) Large Full Baths, plenty of towel hangers for all the guests, plenty of storage & closet space. 1st floor bath newly remodeled.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - Master with vanity sink , wall mount smart TV - 1 queen , Floor Room For Sleeping Bags
    Bedroom 2 - Master 2 with lake view and wall mount smart TV - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - Kids bedroom with large walk in closet - 1 double , 3 twin/ single
  • All three bedrooms have a NEW beds, mattresses, sheets, carpet, paint, AC, windows, doors. Both master bedroom have a wall-mounted smart TVs. Master bedroom number one has a vanity and sink. This helps with freshening up along with the two full bathrooms one full bathroom upstairs and one full bathroom downstairs. We planned this layout for our family in mind, so it's got to be good for our guests.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Exciting, Inviting, Cozy, (Summer, Fall, Winter) - Ski, Fish, Hunt, Hike, Bike
average rating of 4.535714 based on 28 reviews

Fall family gathering

  • 5 of 5

Our family (grandparents,children,grandchildren) met here for a fall weekend. The house was well maintained, clean and provided us with every amenity imaginable. The open floor plan allowed the little ones to enjoy themselves in a safe environment. The owners were very easy to work with, very accommodating, and made us feel welcomed. We had a great time despite the foul weather and imagine the summer time would be a real treat with the use of the lake and all the nearby outdoor attractions.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2008
  • Stayed: November 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is important to us to communicate clearly and answer every question, so renters understand what they are getting for their dollar. It is a value thing and we understand. We want to meet expectations, but if we can not, we recommend other places that may suite their needs. We call right away to answer all questions and respond in email, so family plans can move forward with or without us. We were booked solid 2008 June, July, Aug and half Sept, so we must be doing something right. Our prices are the same as last year. I am a Mechanical Engineer, family of 5 with 3 children under 10, so I can relate to the average Joe or JoAnne... Just call ... Thanks
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New Haven, In


  • 5 of 5

This was our 5th year over Memorial Day weekend. Everything you need is right there with a beautiful, peaceful beachfront. We will be back next year!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Chester, OH

Nice partially renovated 3 bedroom cozy cottage on Crooked Lake

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! The cottage had everything we needed. We used the rowboat for fishing. We caught many large mouth bass, bluegill and 1 perch. As others have stated, the tap water does have a sulfur smell. We used bottled water for drinking. Which worked out fine. We enjoyed the new central A/C, internet, cable, gas grill (we bought the propane. It was empty when we arrived), private road, quiet neighbors and the fire pit. Thank you for sharing your cottage with us! We had a great time!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Inviting. Well kept.

  • 5 of 5

The lake house was clean and peaceful and had a lovely View. Lots of room. The owner is responsive to questions. Would recommend it to everyone.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake in the Hills, IL

Wonderful Family Thanksgiving at Crooked Lake

  • 4 of 5

We spent Thanksgiving at this cottage and had a great time. The views of the lake were beautiful especially at sunrise and sunset. The location is nice and there is plenty of parking. The remodeled upstairs bedrooms are nice and new, while the rest of the cottage has a more rustic feel that was very homey. Most of our time was spent together as a family conversing, watching football and movies, playing games and putting together puzzles. The cottage is adequately equipped, but we did bring along items for Thanksgiving dinner that we anticipated might not be included in a rental kitchen. The owners were great to work with and communicated with us before, during and after our trip. I will concur with other reviews that the water could be an issue because of the smell. Since we knew about that in advance, we had brought our own water for drinking. All in all it was a great holiday weekend!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Basom, NY

Lovely cottage on lake

  • 4 of 5

We rented this cottage while on town for a Beagle event. It suited our purpose well. The beds are comfortable and the place is clean and in a quiet location. The view from the living area to the lake is exquisite. The description discloses that the premises are serviced by well water, but note that it is heavily scented of sulphur and likely will not be suitable for drinking.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Fort Wayne International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Captins Cabin on the Lake
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Zollner Golf Course, Glendarin Hills Golf Club,
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Town Of Angola
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Out front OR at 4 H Club Crooked Lake 1st basin
Car: necessary

Our Large 2017 renovated Dark Gray Cottage with a copper entry roof, is located on Crooked Lake (880 acres), 3 basins, a Marina, a public 4 H club, public large sandy beach with a playground, large sand bar, a 2 mile stretch to tube and ski (known for calm water to bare foot ski), and also known for a few fishing tournaments. The cottage is in the heart of the famous N.E. Indiana Lake Country. Local attractions: Angola (small town that takes you back in time and antiquing), Pokagon State Park (known for its great trails, buffalo, and toboggan run), Pigeon River Canoe & Kayak Trips (a family journey and gorgeous scenery), Shipshewana Flea Market, Rapid Raceway (known for Family racing 'Thunder Dome')Angola Motor Speedway, Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum, 4 amazing golf courses - Zolner Golf Course, Glendarin Hills Golf Club, Lake James Golf Club, and Hidden Valley Golf Course. 50 Minutes South is the city of Fort Wayne with the Lincoln Museum and Nationally acclaimed Children’s Zoo.

Other Activities: Many local (not congested) Large State Parks, Small Amuse. Parks, Winter Activities – sledding, snowmobiling, and toboggan run 1,700 Feet

Golf: This area is known for it golf courses! I encourage you to Google “Northeast Indiana Golf Courses”. We rented to many avid golfers this past year and many are repeat customers. They come strictly for the GOLF!

Ski: Winter Time Cross Country Ski - Pokagon State Park. My family does it 2 times every winter. It is tradition for us. We Love it. The State Park is huge with many nature trails and hills. We also take our sleds, because there are big hills with picnic areas with shelters to build a fire. Oh and the legendary Pokagon State Park Toboggan Run. You have to do it. It is great FUN!

Groups the Stay at Our Cottage: Families, Family Reunions, Church Retreats, Bible Study Clubs, Book Clubs, Kayaker’s, Girls Get-A-Ways, Quilters Clubs, Photo Clubs, Golfers, Guys Get-A-Ways, Card Clubs, Hunters, Fisherman tourneys, Snowmobilers, Ice Fisherman Groups,.

The point is we have repeat guests , some as many as 6 years straight, so we must be doing something right. We continue to do things here and there to improve the property every year.

Please give me a call so I can answer your questions and help you with your travel plans.

Thanks, Steve


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100

Flat rate + Cleaning & no hidden costs
$100 per dog per week or $50 per dog per weekend.
REDUCED RATES for Jan & Feb (ice fish, Tobogan, winter fun), 2013
FREE use of paddle boat & row boat. share with cottage next door.
SPECIALS - for consecutive weeks
SPECIALS - 2014 & 15 bookings.
Call for specials and discounts.
“Please inquire about information on additional units.”

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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