Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Lawrence & Margo Strodtman / Owner
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 Indianapolis
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Lovely cottage with everything you could want
Lovely cottage in beautiful setting with great hosts. Very comfortable, well kept and stocked. Lots of room for family and friends.
Nothing better on the Indy Eastside
What a jewel for Cumberland and the far east side of Indianapolis! If you've looked you will know there are no nice hotels in this part of town. But this property is a winner! The cottage itself is very nicely appointed, comfortable, and roomy. The bathroom is large and features a dual vanity. The master bedroom closet has lots of room and the bed was very comfortable. After staying in a number of European properties earlier in the month I could really stretch out and relax here. Everything you need is either in-house or available within a 5 minute drive. Along with the beautiful pond in the back there is also a nature trail, park, and playground within a 5 minute walk. Very serene, very "country." The owners were also very friendly and helpful in getting us settled in. As they occupy the front home on the property they were always available for any questions. Just a great place to stay! Very highly recommended!
We absolutely loved the cottage! We stayed here while visiting our son who lives in Indianapolis. We can’t wait to visit again!
Great area, cottage and property. The location is very family friendly. Very clean and comfortable. The host are outstanding, thanks again Margo the cookies were delicious. VERY ENJOYABLE STAY.
Peaceful get-away with plenty of space
Cozy clean cottage with plenty of space for relaxing indoors or out. Quiet location. Big yard for Bocce Ball or other family fun. We enjoyed canoeing and throwing in a fishing line. Trouble-free wifi and a desk in one of the bedrooms is very helpful if someone needs to work remotely. The kitchen had all the tools and gadgets we needed for food prep. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Thank you Larry and Margo for your fast communication and sharing your cottage with us!
Just what we had hoped for ... and more!
Thank you, Larry and Margo ... our recent visit was fantastic! Your cottage was immaculate, beautifully decorated and so well appointed. Bob enjoyed canoeing on the lake in the early morning and we loved relaxing under the stars near the fire pit at night. The setting was so serene and relaxing that it was hard to believe that we were only 20 minutes from downtown Indianapolis. Our only disappointment was that we couldn't stay longer! Thank you again for being such gracious hosts and providing such delightful accommodations. We're already looking forward to our next visit.
Roberta and Bob - Oakmont, PA
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.