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Year round Lake home w/wonderful frontage, nice yard w/ fire pit, home theatre

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom, 3 bathroom Lakefront home

Year round Lake Shafer Home, 3 bedrooms (king, full, twin beds) 3 bathrooms. Lakefront home just steps from the water. 120' lake frontage with boat ramp. Lake front deck with chairs, table and umbrella. Nice lake yard with fire pit (firewood provided, have four roasting sticks), outdoor speakers, very nice picnic table, outdoor chairs, cement sea wall/side walk, floating pier with ladder. Outdoor movies available (very cool - outdoor movies next to the fire pit on a summer evening). Great kitchen with all the basics (dishwasher, nice microwave) plus 18 quart turkey roaster, large crock pot, rotisserie, bread maker, Oster Kitchen Center (blender/mixer/grater). Jenn Air Cooktop with cast iron griddle/grill option. Keurig and standard coffee makers. Plus second small kitchen in lakefront room, very cute. Two refrigerators. One round and one rectangular folding table with folding chairs. Home theatre with ceiling mounted projector and surround sound. Popcorn maker, enhance your movie experience with great tasting popcorn, just like at the movies. Home theatre has three sofas that will fold out with many different options. Three televisions, all with dvd players. Two stereos, CD changer, speakers located throughout the house. Wireless internet, theatre room has internet access for Netflix, You Tube etc... Central Air Conditioning that cools very well, ceiling fans in most rooms, heat available. Six sofas, four of which fold out to beds, plus rollaway beds, air mattresses, other sleeping options. Lots of towels, blankets, pillows etc... Gas grill with side burner and large assortment of utensils. Washer and Dryer. Desk. Swimming, Fishing, Boating. If you have a boat I have a great setup for you, launch your boat right here on the cement boat ramp, boat lift available that will fit most boats. Rubber raft, tube and floating chairs available. Plenty of parking.


Owner
Mike Wilson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Mike Wilson

Getting ready for the 2016 season, over the winter I'm updating some of the flooring and painting. I have been coming to this property since 1965, last year we celebrated the 50th year. Very nice design, two homes right on the lake front with a nice yard and seawall secluded between the two. This place was designed for summer fun. I stay in the smaller home and I'm here most of the summer. I have two or three large family gatherings here each summer, this place is setup perfectly for family get togethers, lots of fun activities or just relaxing.

Note that effective with the 2016 season I will begin managing a second lake rental. This additional property is also listed on VRBO, #796263. I'm working closely with the owner on preparing this property's debut to the lake rental market. I encourage you to take a look at the listing, note that this luxury home is located within a half mile of Indiana Beach. I'm very excited about adding this property as an option and may add others in the future, please feel free to contact me at 312-802-7076 with questions about either property.

Mike Wilson purchased this house in 2013

Why Mike Wilson chose Indiana

This property seems ideal for family vacations (reunions, holidays), group getaway, golf groups, sports events, fishing trip (note boat launch mentioned below), lots of possibilities. This lake home started out as one good sized cottage with a small cottage located on the lakefront. Has had many updates over the years including attaching two cottages into one unit. The lakefront bedroom can serve as an isolated unit, has kitchen, bathroom and door.

What makes this house unique

There is a cement boat ramp on this property, very convenient for launching a boat. Large 8' x 16' floating pier with 120' cement sea wall. Indoor and Outdoor Movies, Indoor theatre with ceiling mounted projector, 6 foot pull down projection screen very nice surround sound system and three sofas. Outdoor theatre has been very popular this year, very cool experience sitting around the fire pit watching movies. Outdoor movies does require good weather conditions and projector set up, 100 inch by 160 inch projection screen is up all season. Both projectors can connect to the internet for NetFlix etc... and will play DVDs as well. You might want to consider bringing your laptop or tablet which can in most cases can be readily input into the projector. Also note very nice speaker set up in the lake yard for the outdoor movies or just listening to music. Four outdoor speakers surrounding the firepit provide a very unique listening experience. Set up in a manner that allows audio input from your phone, ipod or computer. For music I typically pull up Spotify from my phone or laptop computer, IPod works well too. Popcorn maker, makes great movie style popcorn. Firewood included, I keep a good supply of firewood on hand. I know what a hassle it is to find firewood while on vacation, Some folks bring their own which is always appreciated but don't worry I will always have plenty of firewood. Note that this is a year round rental with reduced rates during the off season. Scenic here all year long, after all you are located right on the water. Works well for holiday gatherings (lots of cooking equipment), sporting events (theatre room), winter getaway, etc...

Amenities

Monticello House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Nice walk in shower, my favorite.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Small bathroom next to Bedroom 3.
  • All three bathrooms near their respective bedrooms. The walk in shower is my favorite.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Near lakefront deck
  • Bedroom1 includes King Size bed, large closet area with plenty of room for hanging clothes, as well as many large drawers. Bedroom 2 includes double bed near the lakefront deck, plenty of sunlight in this room. Bedroom 3 (Reagan Room) includes twin bed with nice closet and several shelves of books. There is a nice size open area in what was once the porch that could be used as a fourth bedroom. Has a sofa bed as well as a movable partition that can be used for privacy.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Also note that I manage another Lake Shafer rental property which is # 796263 on VRBO, please check it out.

Reviews

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Year round Lake home w/wonderful frontage, nice yard w/ fire pit, home theatre
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 45 reviews
Lake Worth Florida
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very pleased

  • 5 of 5

We had 10 adults for 3 nights and had a great time. Mike was there for anything we needed. Plenty of fire wood and chairs with a great view of the lake.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place for kids

  • 5 of 5

Spent the weekend with my wife and kids (ages 2 and 6) here, also had another family with 3 children visit us during the day. Kids loved fishing off of the docs and the cool movie theater set-up with real movie theatre popcorn! Place was extremely clean and well stocked with dishes and supplies for barbecuing. This is a great place to have a family barbecue and could easily sleep a dozen or more people. Location is also very close to Monticello and bait shops if you are out to fish. Owner was prompt and helpful with our queries. Highly recommended and a great value for the price!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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birthday present

  • 5 of 5

we rented this house for our parents as a gift for an 80th birthday. they loved it.

sent us many pictures sitting out on the deck, or fishing off the dock. they were very happy there!!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for two nights as part of a retreat with 12 girls from a university. The house was perfect for our needs. The flexible seating in the movie area was a great idea. No one had to sleep on the floor. The pier was nice. The girls swam, hung out, watched movies and even had a bonfire.

The house was well equipped with everything we needed. The owner, Mike, was great to work with. Although it is an older property, he has made some wonderful updates.

I have already recommended this property to two friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Couldn't have had a better time!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a fantastic, relaxing spot for a getaway with a few buddies or large group, this is the place for you! The place had everything we could have wanted and the owner Mike is awesome to work with! He actually lives in another place next door, but gives you all the privacy you need and is always available to help with what you need. There are rafts, fishing poles, plenty of outdoor chairs, fire wood, etc. all available at the house. From the outdoor projector that we sat and watched all night, to the coziness of inside of the house, a great time was had by all!

As far as the house goes, we had a group of 12 and everyone had a place to sleep. As long as 3-4 people are ok with sleeping on futon couches, there should be no sleeping issues for a group of even 14 people.

We will definitely be going back to this place on a yearly basis due to the location, everything available in the house, number of things that can be done outside, and the friendliness of Mike, the owner. Don't second guess this place!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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August Renter

  • 5 of 5

A get together weekend, 11 people... more would have fit. House has all you need; linens, pillows, kitchen supplies, there is even a plug in roaster and crockpot, you name it and it's probably somewhere. Just ask the owner Mike. Super cool, laid back guy who is extremely helpful. Only thing you'll need is groceries. I recommend to not forget popcorn and oil for the popcorn machine you can take out in the yard while watching something on a screen with a projector set-up for Netflix but we used it for Pandora to have background music while sitting by the fire pit that is fully stocked. Feel bad now that we used sooooo much of the woodpile but it was great and added that special touch. the deck and pier down below was perfect for laying around on rafts that are there. There are even beach towels there. A washer and dryer if you need it. Our group definitely has this place on the top of our list for rentals. ALSO, I would recommend renting this place for anytime of the year for a large get together. there are a few bars close by if you want to be around people at some point.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Map

Car: necessary

Indiana Beach Amusement Park just 5 miles away, roller coasters, water slides, family fun. Drive In Theatre 8 miles away located in Monticello. Fair Oaks Farm approximately 30 miles, dairy and pig operation setup for family viewing. Purdue University approximately 30 miles, many attractions in West Lafayette / Lafayette area.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.