About the property
- Cottage1200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
A stay in our 1,200 sq. ft. guest cottage will help make any visit to Indianapolis one to remember. Located on a nine acre country estate just twenty minutes east of downtown Indianapolis, Buck Creek Cottage offers both business and vacation guests a great opportunity to experience the city and relax in the country.
Built in 1994, the cottage is just fifty feet from our private two acre stocked lake, so bring your fishing gear. As the photos illustrate , the cottage is fully furnished with the newest amenities. A central heating and air conditioning system insures that your stay will be comfortable winter or summer.
Over three acres of maintained grounds and gardens offers the perfect setting for a comfortable evening at home after visiting the sites and offerings of Indianapolis.
While most of Indianapolis' finest restaurants are located less than twenty minutes away, a fully equipped modern kitchen that includes a five burner gas range, double stainless steel sinks, ample counter and prep surfaces and full size dishwasher and refrigerator offers an easy alternative to eating out. An outdoor gas grill is provided in case your cooking preference is grilling.
If your interested in golf a dozen courses are within a twenty minute drive.
If shopping is your sport, Indianapolis' best shopping locations are all within a twenty-thirty minute drive. Grocery stores, pharmacies, and general sundries, as well as pizza and other fast food, are all less than five minutes away.
Wi-fi and cable service are included and a large HD flat screen offers the option to just stay home and take it easy if you're so inclined.
One bedroom is furnished with a king size bed while the other contains a pair of twin beds. The twin beds can also be configured as a king size bed if requested. A self-inflating queen size blowup and a roll away bed can be used to sleep up to seven adults. We also provide camp air mattresses for children and a Pack and Play, with mattress, for toddlers.
As photo #15 shows, the linear layout of the cottage's one bathroom permits simultaneous and comfortable usage of the walk-in shower and sink.
The entry area to the cottage contains a large dining area and breakfast counter and an open pass thru to the kitchen area for easy service. The living room is located just off the dining area and the combination offers the opportunity to entertain a small group of friends or family if desired.
While most of the lake's shoreline is maintained in its natural state, a cantilevered deck is located at the shoreline nearest the cottage for fishing, swimming or sunbathing. Chairs and lounges are also provided to ensure your time outdoors at Buck Creek Cottage is as comfortable and enjoyable as your time indoors.
A large fire pit located near the cantilevered deck is provided for those evenings under the stars. Firewood is provided for a couple of fires.
Please note that the pictures include photos of the estate's main residence to show the grounds and gardens as well and permit easier identification of our property, as the cottage sits fifty yards behind the main house and a hundred yards from Buck Creek Road. The cottage address is 384 Buck Creek Rd., Indianapolis, IN, 46229. Just plug Buck Creek Cottage into Google maps and it will bring you to the driveway of the main house.
We look forward to your visit.
Lawrence & Margo Strodtman / Owner
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Lawrence & Margo Strodtman / Owner
This property has been an ongoing project since we bought it in 1983. Over the years we have added the guest cottage, the two acre stocked lake, and a substantial addition to the main residence. These additions were intended to help induce our children, once adults, to visit often. They visit when they can, but the closest one lives over five hours away, so frequent visits are not practical. So here we sit with a huge main house, a lovely guest cottage and wonderful grounds, lake and gardens and not nearly enough visitors enjoying them. The income from the rentals will help maintain the estate and the interaction with our renters, if so desired, will help maintain our sanity. I've lived in Indianapolis all my life and my wife has lived in the area since she started teaching in 1976. We love the area and we think we can help make your visit, whether business or pleasure, a more enjoyable one.
Lawrence & Margo Strodtman / Owner purchased this Cottage in 1983
Why Lawrence & Margo Strodtman / Owner chose Buck Creek
Our property is located near Cumberland, Indiana, apparently the first stage coach stop east of Indianapolis on what became the Cumberland Road. Originally part of a forty-five acre farm owned by one of Cumberland's first merchants, in the late twenties the property was divided into five parcels. When we bought the property in the early eighties we thought it would be a nice place to live. With all the improvements we have made over the years, we now think it's also a great place to visit. Apparently our nieces and nephews agree, as they nicknamed the property 'Larryland'. And while, like our children, they are now adults, they still look forward to visiting 'Larryland' during both summer and winter holidays.
What makes this Cottage unique
As the pictures illustrate, we maintain our residence on the grounds where Buck Creek Cottage is located. While we won't necessarily be around all the time we will be available when you first check in, assuming you have been able to give us a reasonable arrival time window. We will certainly find time early in your stay to answer any questions you may have about Indianapolis' shopping, attractions and restaurants.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Peaceful interlude in a hectic work week
We have stayed at this wonderful cottage enjoying the exceptional hospitality of Larry and Margot two years running for our trade show and plan to do so in the future when we are back in town. So easy to get to everything but still feels secluded. Great amenities, cozy and comfortable. Well appointed kitchen, great for wonderful meals in. Enjoy the wildlife right in the backyard. So peaceful and relaxing. We look forward to coming back!
CLEAN & COMFORTABLE
winter visit, much snow but warm & cozy. Comfortable beds
As advertised. Nice cottage. Clean & well-furnished. Country feel but convenient to Indianapolis.
Owners were thoughtful and gracious. They provided simple amenities like coffee, condiments, bottled water, etc. Also provided extras like fishing tackle, firepit and firewood, board games. Owners live next door and were readily available but respected our privacy. We would definitely like to stay here again.
I would definitely recommend it.
We were visiting family in Indianapolis and this worked out perfectly for us. We have two young children and a small dog so we did not want to be cramped in a hotel room. This was our first time using a VRBO so we were a bit hesitant, but the cottage is impeccably clean and comfortable, it had everything we needed (even LEGO's) and it cost less that getting a hotel and having to board our dog for the weekend. Our kids loved their bedroom, especially their view of the two horses next door. We were just 20 minutes from where our extended family was, so it was convenient yet far enough away where we felt like we had our own space and could enjoy some private time with our kids. We would love to come back in the summer so we can fish and canoe in the pond. Thank you again for such a wonderful experience!
Fantastic. Everything you could want in a rental property and more.
This property was even better than it sounded when we choose it from a list of many. Clean, quiet, yet five minutes for anything you could want or need. The owner was attentive without being intrusive. The property was immaculate and the fishing superb. We will be back.
Buck Creek Cottage is located on Indianapolis's far east side. Google maps will bring you to our driveway and you'll see the main house as shown in the photos. Buck Creek Cottage sits fifty yards behind the main house right next to our lake.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. For cancellations of standard rentals/rental periods I will refund 100% of fees 30 days prior to arrival date and 50% of fees 15 days prior to arrival date. All damage deposits will be refunded for cancellations. Special events will be booked on a non-refundable basis. Check-in time is 4pm. Check-out time is 11am.