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Nestled Inn A South Twin Lake Home

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6 )

Shipshewana Lodging at our Lake cabin. Our home is absolutly gorgeous custom built home just minutes from downtown Shipshewana . We boast some of the area’s best golfing, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, boating, cross country skiing, and total relaxation! Lake Effect is our saying and that is our Goal for you as you spend some time here on one of Indiana's cleanest lakes. There is much fun and recreation here at our little paradise and we want to share it with you. Whether relaxing sipping coffee on the 40 ft lakeside front porch or Bird watching from the quiet, serene, rear patio you are sure to experience the peace and tranquility Nestle Inn has to offer. Check out the picture of the rear patio. This is the place that gives nestled inn her name. It is so relaxing and peaceful on the patio its just to hard to describe, it must be experienced. At the dock we have pontoon boat that you are welcome to sit on, fish from or enter the lake from . The front seats of the pontoon lay down to make a comfortable lounge seat it’s the perfect place to get the perfect tan. Lounging on the pontoon boat at dockside is one of our favorite hangout places. We have a fire pit so you can have a evening campfire, there is something special about sitting around a campfire with family and friends. When you are here this is your home. Included is 2 Kayaks you can use to explore the beauty of South Twin Lake or a row boat to try your luck at fishing. . Located nearby is the Heritage Trail Amish County where you can take a trip back in time & enjoy a 80 mile audio tour through main streets of Quaint Towns & Amish country back roads. If Notre Dame Lodging is what you are looking for this is a great place to stay. The campus is just a short 50 min drive down 80/90 we offer low rates compared to what you would spend in or nearer to South Bend. BE SURE TO CALL TO INSURE YOU ARE GETTING THE BEST RATE. WE WILL ACCEPT CREDIT CARD THRU PAYPAL PLEASE CALL FOR ARRANGEMENTS 734-790-8652

So come and Experience the Lake Effect and let us exceed your expectations!!

Keywords: Camp Lutherwald. Shipshewana lodging , Blue Gate Theater lodging, Cabin rental, Flea Market, Notre Dame lodging, Fishing, Swimming, Kayak, Row Boat, Howe School lodging, Bird Watching, Rest and Relaxation. Pontoon boat rental. Bluegate theater. Shipshewana lodging. Firekeepers Casino. just over 1 hr

More Details

Mike or Linda
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 12, 2017

About Mike or Linda

This is a picture of Mike and Linda with our 4 beautiful Grandaughter's.

We bought this place as a cottage and renovated it into a beautiful 2 br custom built ranch home. After we retired we lived here full time for a while but decided to move back to our hometown . We did'nt want to sell our little piece of heaven so we kept it and want to share it. This way we can have the best of both worlds. Thanks for checking us out we would love to hear from you. Mike and Linda.

Mike or Linda purchased this house in 2002

Why Mike or Linda chose Indiana

We came to the area from S.E. Mich . For years the Shipshe area was our favorite vacation destination with all the things to do and see. We cant get over some of the bargains you come across while shopping. Still today we never grow tired of visiting and cant wait for the next trip to Shipshe. One of the greatest aspects of Nestled Inn is that everything is at ground level ! There are no menacing steps to climb to get to the Home or the lake which make the home easy accessible and great for a wheelchair or people with knee problems...believe me I know :)

What makes this house unique

The Lake and access is just steps right out the front door and the view is amazing. South Twin is not only a beautiful blue lake, it is one of Indiana's cleanest. You can fish and swim from the dock, pontoon boat or off the land. We have 2 Kayaks and a 12 ft rowboat included with your stay so you can explore the beauties that South Twin Lake has to offer or try you luck at fishing. Watch for a Soaring Eagle swooping down to catch a fish. Or a Otter that loves to swim along Kayak as though he wants to play. From the quiet serene back yard patio you can view a abundance of birds that visit our feeders. Pileated Wood Peckers, Baltamore Orioles, blue birds, and a host of unique birds. The Finches are so tame they let you sit right there while they feed. Humming birds are frequent visitors with 4 or 5 at a time fighting over the feeders. Fish Spieces generally caught are Bluegill, Perch, Crappie and Bass. The Indiana State Record Smallmouth Bass was caught...........You guessed it. South Twin Lake is a private lake, it also is one of Indiana's cleanest. South Twin Lake has no public access and is a 10 mph lake where no jet skis or speed boats are allowed, this makes the lake less congested and much safer. . It is extremely clean and spring fed . Its 115 acres around and 55 ft deep in the middle. During the summer months the lake very warm around 85 degrees.


Howe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1) Hand crafted Amish made with a pillow top mattress., Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Couch
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
outside firepit, park bench, picnic table, lawn swing, 2 kayaks, rowboat, rear patio, we also supply a ironing board and iron. Sometime in late Sept or early October the pontoon and dock will be pulled out of the water.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Nestled Inn A South Twin Lake Home
average rating of 4.866667 based on 45 reviews

Beautiful property! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful 2 days at this home. Home is very clean and accommodating. Perfect location for visiting Shipshewana. There were 5 adults in our party, plenty of space. Didnt get to enjoy the outdoor property due to weather. Would love to return when warmer. We definitely would like to return and rent this property again. Mike and Linda thank you so much for sharing your property!!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Becky for you 5 star review. We are so pleased you mentioned the cleanliness of our home because that is exactly what we strive for, we know very well what is is like to check into a place that does not meet our expectations. Our location is perfect for the Shipshewana area and Flea market experience. It will be our pleasure to have you return so you can enjoy the back patio and pontoon. Thank you again for going out of your way and giving us a 5 star.....Mike n Linda
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What A Wonderful Property!

  • 5 of 5

Love this rental and will definitely be back! The view of the lake is gorgeous and the home is well cared for and very inviting. We had three ladies for a girl's outing and found our stay very relaxing! Everything was very clean and Mike & Linda were great to work with on short notice. We loved the surrounding area and found so much to do (Shipshewana, Blue Gate Theater, Das Dutchman Essenhaus, Rise & Roll Bakery, etc.). You can't go wrong with this property!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen O, Thank you so much for the wonderful 5 star review, you do not know how much we appreciate a truthful un- biased opinion. We take great pride in the cleanliness and care of our nestled inn and we love it when our guests go out of their way comment. We are excited that you are coming back to visit again that speaks volumes. Thank you again Mike n Linda.
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  • 5 of 5

It is really sad that the people who are writing the bad review keep perpetuating this lie. Yes it is a total lie because I was there when all this happened. I am the cleaning lady. Read all the other reviews and see for yourself that what they are saying is not true. I live across the lake and can see when people leave. I arrived at 11:10. I will not go into detail about how they left the property, Mike and Linda are upstanding people with a superb rental property, My hope is the lie dies now. I live on this lake so I know how beautiful, peaceful and restful it is. The house is immaculate and very attended to. Rent now and see for yourself!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House is wonderul!

  • 5 of 5

We have used Mike and Linda's home for both quilt retreats and vacations for about 4 years. We usually stay 3 to 4 times a year. EVERY time the house is perfect! The review that said they had bedbugs??? Never seen anything like that. The ladies we bring wouldn't tolerate that! To prove a point they can't wait to go back! Trust me, you won't find a better place or more accommodating people to rent from. If there is a problem, it is addressed immediately. We were snowed in a few years back. The driveway was plowed within 2 hours. Had a minor leak at the kitchen sink, called us back with a solution in15 minutes.

The house is beautiful. Amazing sunrises over the lake. They even had bug repellent at the back door.

I really enjoy the back yard. Linda really has a green thumb. Plants and flowers are gorgeous, and I had never seen a Hummingbird until I had stayed at Nestled Inn. Mike and Linda take a lot of pride in Nestled Inn and making sure you have a great visit, and it shows!! I don't know where the previous reviewer stayed, but it wasn't at Nestled Inn! Would never stay anywhere else when coming to the area. If you want a great clean, house to rent, go to Nestled Inn. Great house, great price, nicely located, and a wonderful lake. Thank you Mike and Linda for allowing us to share your beautiful home! If you don't believe look at all the 5 star reviews. we all love the place!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Deb for yet another wonderful review. I know why someone would report a blistering pack of lies and believe me it will be addressed but not here, it's not the proper place. Thank you again for being such a wonderful group of ladies that we love to have as our guests. We try to accomidate everyone and bend over backwards for our guests as you mentioned. Looking forward to your next stay ..real soon have a Blessed stay, Mike n Linda
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I would leave no stars if I could

  • 1 of 5

Please save your money and go elsewhere.

We had 2 nights reserved, yet the first night my daughter had many bites which were bed bugs, we left and stayed at a hotel, came back to take care of the towel used and throw away the things I left as I wouldn't take them home, the cleaning lady who acted like a prison guard arrived 10 min early and proceeded to make a racial comment about my foster child to her husband, then complained she had cleaning to do even though she was early. And you pay cleaning fees in the rate. So please look elsewhere.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: To C. S. , and to whom it may concern, The review you posted is nothing but a lie. We have contacted our Attorney regarding this matter. He has advised us to put you on notice. We therefore are giving you 10 days to remove this false review. If the review is not removed by April 17, 2017 YOU WILL BE SUED FOR LIBEL AND THIS INCLUDES ANY LEGAL FEES INCURRED BY US. This notice includes any future false statements or reviews received by you. Mike and Belinda H
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Very Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We came to your cabin searching for a fun getaway with our children, and we had lots of fun! The children loved searching for frogs, turtles, and minnows on the shore of the lake. We enjoyed relaxing on the pontoon boat. All of us tried out kayaks, and found out that were a lot easier than we thought. It was so nice to stay in the house, we were all rested because of the comfortable beds, and we enjoyed being able to make our meals which made this trip much more affordable. Thank you for sharing your place with us, we can not wait to come back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Danielle, we loved your review and especially about the turtles ,minnows and frogs. That is exactly what our grandchildren do when they come to the lake. They usually catch a couple of turtles name them then make them pets for a few days. Then the un- thinkable we take them to the other side of the lake on their last day and release them, it is so traumatic......Oh how sad they end up crying for hours, even the adults get a little sad. We are glad you mention the kitchen for cooking meals, we are proud how we have it completely furnished with everything but the kitchen sink.....well we even have that to...LOL Thanks for comming and glad you are coming back!! Mine & Linda
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Cleaning fee $50
Tax Rate 12.0%

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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