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Lake Cottage, Waterfront, Shipshewana Indiana, Exit 107

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Larger Cottage, 2 bedrooms, 1 Bath, plus 2 sleeper sofas, huge deck

Lake Cottage, Waterfront, Shipshewana Indiana, 2 minutes from Exit 107 from the Toll Road. Larger Cottage, Very Large wrap around deck, 2 bedrooms, 1 Bath, 2 sleeper sofas, huge deck overlooking the all sports lake, plenty of sun, fishing, swimming and any other watersports. All of the normal amenities. High Speed Internet included, Washer and Dryer are optional. Year round Lake Cabin. Plenty of space. Nice walking around the lake.

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About John

Hello, I live in Michigan near Ann Arbor. I grew up in North West Ohio and lived in North East Indiana for about 20 years before moving to Michigan. Very familiar with the tri-state area....It's really a gorgeous area!

John purchased this cottage in 2004

Why John chose Indiana

Situated about one half hour from Notre Dame(South Bend). Also plenty of shopping and sight seeing in Shipshewana. Antiques, Auctions, Flea Market, Water Park, Middlebury Indiana is minutes away, Das Essenhaus (Dutch)Restaurant, Rulli's Italian Cuisine

What makes this cottage unique

Quiet Lake Front Property and gorgeous Sunsets


Shipshewana Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Tiki decor
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , intermediate room with a pull out queen
  • Large Master with a walk in closet
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Nautical and Tiki Themes


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Lake Cottage, Waterfront, Shipshewana Indiana, Exit 107
average rating of 4.3 based on 30 reviews

Needs a lot of work

  • 2 of 5

House needed MANY upgrades. They didn't even have hand soap in the bathroom. But they did have bar soap in the shower with hair all over it!! No hand towels or wash rags for kitchen they were all for the bathroom. I would never put 10 people in the house 6 max. Ants in laundry room. This is also a dry county. Pictures make it seem like there is a beach and there is not. On the upside The owner was very nice and so was the neighborhood. However the neighborhoods we had to drive thru to get there made me want to turn around and run! We did have a nice time as a family of 3, but would not stay there again. We did not complain and I didn't write the review until a couple months later when I came across the listing again looking for next years vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There must have been an issue with the cleaning person at that time. We always leave hand soap. Also it is not a dry county. Indiana sells liquor 6 days a week. Michigan which is literally one mile north sells liquor 7 days a week. I apologize for the ants. I did some more thorough poisoning and extermination after your visit.
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beautiful property but...

  • 2 of 5

The best thing about this cabin is the lakefront porch, beautiful view of the lake and sunset. While listed as having AC, it only has one window unit in the living room which is off until your arrival. If arriving early enough in the day (and on a day when it's not all that hot) it shouldn't be too much of an issue. We arrived in the evening and it was at least 85 degrees inside and didn't properly cool off till the next day. Also if you want the bedrooms to be cool you have to sleep with the doors open. The kitchen only had 5 large plates so if you have more people than that you will need to bring your own or paper. It also lists that it has a washer and dryer but in the rental agreement folder it states that you are not allowed to use them. There is no beach area although it looks like there is in the photos, and the pond is very murky (which didn't keep my children from swimming). Also wile we were there we discovered the trap on the kitchen sink had a crack in it which allowed all the water to drain out under the sink. My husband called the owner and notified him but he did nothing to solve the problem, so we spent out time there washing dishes in the bathroom sink. It is a beautiful area but our stay at the cottage was disappointing. We will not be returning.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry about the summer heat and the sink trap cracking while you were there. I had a gap in between renters so I normally turn off heat and air to conserve energy. Also the sink trap cracking was purely a fluke. I did upgrade the plumbing under the kitchen sink after that happened. Also I clearly note what is and isn't included in the rental agreement and online documentation.
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Needs some tlc

  • 3 of 5

The view of the lake was beautiful. The cottage needs some updates inside. Things like old mismatched linens would be an easy fix. Furniture looks old and out of date and knobs are missing from one dresser. Refrigerator freezer was dirty and blinds were dirty. The beds need new mattresses. The owner could leave extra toilet paper and paper towels. We had to go buy these items. The cottage is not near any restaurants or grocery stores and the surrounding area looks rundown. These are just a few suggestions. We have stayed in cottages and condos from Cape Cod to Key West and Hawaii. This cottage is ok, and very relaxing. If you want to just stay on the lake and relax I it would be ok.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback. I seriously consider improvement in any of the areas that concerns are ever raised. I am always available on the phone for questions which could have immediately addressed some of this. There are several decent restaurants in White Pigeon only two miles North. There is a small grocery in White Pigeon as well just a few minutes away. I have several sets of sheets that get rotated in and out for renters. Some sets match however when you stayed we must have laid out non-matching sets. The fridge gets wiped out between each renter so maybe this was somehow missed. The dresser knob and extra paper products will be addressed.
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Great place for kids

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time here. The cottage was clean and had a wonderful view. We also enjoyed catch and release fishing from the dock. I would recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review. Hope you stay again!
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Great place to relax

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cottage so we would have a place to relax while our motorhome was being serviced for a week. We have two dogs and would have had to keep them in our car during the days when we had to be out of the RV. This cottage fit the bill nicely. We had a place we could stretch out and our dogs could lay on their beds and dream. We enjoyed the sunsets each night from the deck. The neighborhood is quiet and was a nice place to walk. The furnishings were comfortable. John was easy to reach and checked on us while we were there. We had a great time exploring this beautiful part of the country and so enjoyed having the cottage to come "home" to each afternoon. We have already referred this cottage to another person in a similar situation to us.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate the wonderful review. I hope you can stay another time.
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Cape Coral, FL

Great weekend getaway.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was clean and well maintained. I was there during a beautiful fall weekend and thoroughly enjoyed myself. I'm originally from the area and a few of my friends visited. They were also impressed by the cottage. The owner was easy to work with and everything was as advertised. I would have paid extra for access to a canoe.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review!
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Michiana Regional
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Meadow Valley
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
White Pigeon INN
Nearest Beach
4 Metres
Front Yard
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Shipshewana Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $3 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $29 + Tax
Light Cleaning $39 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

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