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Welcome in the Coming Fall at Big Turkey Lake!

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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:11
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + , 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-11). Large yard, deck, dock, beach

Fall is an absolutely beautiful time of the year at the lake. There's still lots of great shopping in Shipshewana for the coming Fall, and the flea market and auction in Shipshewana are still open. Pokagon State Park is just 35 minutes away too! We have lots of wood for that evening bonfire to make s'mores! The Guise Guest Cottage is a perfect place for you to get all the family together or host a retreat or to spend a Fall break vacation! Our cottage is smoke-free (we do not rent to smokers) and you will not find a cleaner, more welcoming cottage in the area. The Guise Guest Cottage is located less than 500 ft. from Big Turkey Lake, just down the sandy lane. At the end of the lane on the left is the beach and on the right is the boat dock. A paddle boat and a row boat with oars are included (May-Oct) and there are two adult-sized life jackets provided. There is dock space available to dock one boat at no additional cost. The private boat launch ramp is near the beach. The dock is put in the water in May and is taken out the last of October. Fishing from the dock is usually very good and bait can be purchased across the lake at the Sandwich Shop. The kids will have a great time digging in the sand, making sand castles and swimming at the beach. Adults are responsible for their children - there is no lifeguard. The cottage property backs up against a wooded area. In the back yard there is a great hill for the kids to run up and down and a 2 person swing at the top of the hill for Mom and Dad. Enjoy the evenings with a campfire - the wood is provided. There is a deck with a table/umbrella/chairs for the warmer weather. A charcoal grill is available year round (please bring your own charcoal). In the backyard there is an additional hangout area - a covered deck with a table/chairs and swing! Inside the cottage is a spacious kitchen which has a large eating area with 2 tables and a rolling island that can be moved to accommodate large gatherings. There is a single serve Keurig coffeemaker (upon request) in addition to the Mr. Coffee coffeemaker. There are 3 couches (can be used for sleeping) and a chair in the living area. The 'Aloha' bedroom has a queen bed, a set of bunkbeds and a bathroom with a shower. The 'Bear 2' bedroom has a queen bed and the 'Blessings' bedroom has 2 twin beds which can be converted into a king-size bed. Please let us know in advance if you would like the king-size bed configuration. The main bathroom has a tub/shower. You provide your own bath towels and beach towels. Dish towels and dishclothes are provided. 'Starter' paper towels, napkins, tissue, toilet paper and trash bags are provided but you will need to bring more for the rest of your stay. Bed linens are provided. There is a washer/dryer available for use. Bring your own detergent. Additionally, there are some books, movies and games for all ages, wireless broadband internet, and satellite TV/DVD/VCR player in the living room.

Oh, and don't forget to sign the boat paddle before you leave!

Some fun places to go:
Shipshewanna, about 23 minutes away, the heart of the Amish community. Shipshewana features lots of great shops, great homemade food, indoor waterpark, and an auction/flea market every Tues/Wed.(April-Oct). Kukui Shave Ice is great refreshment on a warm day and it even has a gum ball at the bottom of each dish! The Eash Bulk Grocery store has some great bargains and the deli is really good and priced reasonably. They only take cash or check at the grocery, no debit or credit cards. And if you want to hold and love on some puppies, go next door to E&S Sales. We got our sweet Maltipoo puppy there.
Angola, about 25 minutes away, has an outlet mall, restaurants, movie theater and Pokagon State Park with hiking, toboggan run and cross country snow skiing.There is a Walmart, Menards, Kohls, Meijer and CVS in Angola, along with most of the popular fast-food establishments (McDonald's, Wendy's, Taco Bell, Burger King, Subway, Arby's).
Auburn, about 25 minutes away also, has a great movie theater, Cracker Barrell, fast food places, Home Depot and a Walmart just off of I-69.
Stroh, just across the lake, has a great pizza place called Stroh Pizza and More. Their ice cream is amazing! They take cash or checks but no credit cards. The gas station in Stroh has some groceries and will take a credit card if your purchase is over $10. There are 2 other family/pub restaurants in Stroh. Stroh also has several places to worship on Sunday.

No pets are allowed at any time.

*** This cottage is a Non-smoking environment. We do not rent to tenants who smoke at any time, and smoking is not allowed at any time in the cottage or on the property.

Keywords: The lake view and sandy beach is just a few steps away down the lane. This 1360 sq ft cottage renovated 2010 has everything you need to feel comfortable and relaxed after a day of fishing, swimming, sightseeing or snowman building. Relax on the deck, sit by the bonfire, sit in the 2 person swing on the hill, play games, watch TV or watch the snow fall. Wireless internet is available. This cottage is open all year round with central heat and air conditioning and is a great place for a quiet getaway or a family Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years gathering.
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Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1370 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    The person responsible for the rental contract must be at least 21 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking allowed in the cottage or anywhere on the property....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 8-11

  • Other (See Description)

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Bedroom named "Bear II"...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed

    Bedroom named "Aloha"...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    2 twin beds - convert to 1 King. Bedroom named "Blessings"...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Use of boat dock, paddle boat, row boat

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    49" Flat screen TV in Living room...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 11 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating:

    heat pump electric...moreless

  • Internet:

    wireless broadband internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    49" Flat screen TV with satellite DISH, DVD/VCR 3 couches, chair with ottoman...moreless

  • Parking:

    parking for 2 vehicles at cottage and 1 across the lane...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr Coffee coffeemaker Mini Keurig also upon request...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    cookware is non stick. please use plastic utensils with these...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave

Outside

  • Boat:

    12' aluminum boat with 2 oars Paddle boat that seats 2...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Two adult life jackets provided...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Nov 14 - Mar 19, 2017
2 night min stay
$85
$595 $2,550
Spring
Mar 20 - May 14, 2017
2 night min stay
$95
$665 $2,850
Summer
May 15 - Sep 10, 2017
3 night min stay
$115
$805 $3,450
Fall
Sep 11 - Nov 12, 2017
2 night min stay
$95
$665 $2,850
Winter
Nov 13 - Mar 18, 2018
2 night min stay
$85
$595 $2,550
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$115
$805 $3,450
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning / 8 + people $80 + tax
  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

Holiday Rates apply as follows:

Thanksgiving 2016: Nov 23-27, 2016 - $135.00 per night / minimum 3 night stay

Christmas 2016: Dec 22-26, 2016 - $135.00 per night / minimum 3 night stay

New Years 2016: Dec 29, 2016 - Jan 2, 2017 - $135.00 per night / minimum 3 night stay

Memorial Day: May 26-29, 2017 - $135 per night /minimum 3 night stay

July 4th: June 30-July 4, 2017 - $135 per night / minimum 3 night stay

Labor Day: Sept 1-4, 2017 - $135 per night /minimum 3 night stay


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Location

45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Ft. Wayne, Indiana
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Stroh, IN
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Angola, Indiana
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 69
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Stroh, IN

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: We love coming to the lake to get away! It's always a relaxing experience and it provides us a haven of rest from the demands of our busy careers. We have a large family and they, too, have come to appreciate the lake cottage as a place to come and fish, swim, lay out on the beach or relax by the campfire.

Why the Owner Chose LaGrange, IN, USA:
Growing up as a young girl, some of my wife Kathy's earliest memories were coming to Big Turkey Lake to her grandparent's cottage, which was located just down the road from our current vacation rental. When there was an opportunity to purchase this property, we decided to continue the tradition for our own family and provide them with some of the same memories that have been cherished over the years. Big Turkey Lake, located in Steuben County in northeast Indiana, is one of the numerous lakes in this area, and is located within reasonable driving distance from many large cities in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Illinois.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Our cottage is much larger than the average vacation rental and can easily accommodate a large family or a large group of up to 10 or 12 people. It is perfect for family reunions, church or business planning meetings, retreats, 'girl's' or 'guy's' weekend away or just a romantic get away for two. It is very close to Angola and Auburn (both about 25 minutes away) where you can find most of the necessary conveniences (grocery, hardware, restaurants, movie entertainment, etc.). It is within a reasonable driving distance (2 to 3 hours) from major cities like Indianapolis, Detroit and Chicago. Major medical services can be found in Ft. Wayne, about 45 minutes away.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

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Photos

  • Kitchen-Microwave, dishwasher, service for 16, seating for 10-12, ceiling fan.

    Kitchen-Microwave, dishwasher, service for 16, seating for 10-12, ceiling fan.

  • Living Room- satelite TV, DVD/VCR, 3 sofas that are great for sleeping too!

    Living Room- satelite TV, DVD/VCR, 3 sofas that are great for sleeping too!

  • 'Bear II' Room-Bedroom-queen bed, closet, ceiling fan, dresser

    'Bear II' Room-Bedroom-queen bed, closet, ceiling fan, dresser

  • Beach - down the lane on the left.

    Beach - down the lane on the left.

  • The beach for your use

    The beach for your use

  • Guise Dock
Paddle Boat and row boat with oars available for your use

    Guise Dock Paddle Boat and row boat with oars available for your use

  • You will love the sunsets! Bring your camera!

    You will love the sunsets! Bring your camera!

  • Jet ski-tubing-skiing

    Jet ski-tubing-skiing

  • View of the lake from the lane.

    View of the lake from the lane.

  • Living room-has 3 couches that can be used for sleeping

    Living room-has 3 couches that can be used for sleeping

  • Bear II room

    Bear II room

  • Blessings Bedroom-2 twins or can be converted to King, Ceiling fan, Closet

    Blessings Bedroom-2 twins or can be converted to King, Ceiling fan, Closet

  • Aloha bathroom

    Aloha bathroom

  • Beach

    Beach

  • Sunsets are beautiful at Turkey Lake! Our dock in on the far right.

    Sunsets are beautiful at Turkey Lake! Our dock in on the far right.

  • Largemouth Bass 4lb 2oz caught by our son-in-law on 6-30-2012 in big Turkey Lake

    Largemouth Bass 4lb 2oz caught by our son-in-law on 6-30-2012 in big Turkey Lake

  • Wintertime on Big Turkey Lake!

    Wintertime on Big Turkey Lake!

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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