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

Monticello, IN, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

3 bedroom, 3 bathroom Lakefront home

Year round Lake Shafer Home, 3 bedrooms (king, full, twin) 3 bathrooms. Lakefront home just steps from the water. 120' lake frontage with boat ramp. Lake front deck. Nice lake yard with fire pit (firewood provided), outdoor speakers, 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, microwave) plus 18 quart turkey roaster, large crock pot, 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. Several folding tables and 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. Several sofas, most 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. 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. Plenty of parking.


Mike Wilson

Member Since 2013
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Mike Wilson

I've been coming to this property for over 50 years, my Aunt bought this place in 1965, I purchased it in 2013. I love being close to the lake, many memories made here, enjoy hosting others as additional memories are made. 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 a couple of my own gatherings here each year, this place is setup perfectly for family get togethers, lots of fun activities or just get comfortable and relax. Note that I also manage another vacation rental property. This additional property is also listed on VRBO, #796263. 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 Monticello

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 is 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 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...


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, Near lakefront deck
      • Bedroom 3
        1 twin/ single
      • 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.


      • 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.

      Location Type

        • Lake View
          Several nice views of lake from deck or sea wall
        • Lakefront
          Perfect elevation, just 7 steps to the lake.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                      Central Air.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Located in garage.
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      Wireless network, Comcast.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Substantial supply.
                    • Living Room
                      Two family room areas,
                    • Parking
                      Plenty of parking, room for RV and/or camping.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Substantial supply, don't you hate Hotel rooms that might leave you two towels, that won't happen here.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Located in garage, I have detergent, etc...


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Two coffee makes, the old standard and a modern Keurig unit.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Large assortment of place settings.
                        • Dishwasher
                          Old but good, service guy says hold on to this one, they don't make them like this anymore.
                        • Kitchen
                          Very nice, practical kitchen with many cook's tools. Everything within easy reach.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Medium size, built in, eye level.
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                          Nice two door refrigerator, additional small refrigerator in Tupperware Kitchen.
                        • Stove
                          Jenn Air, very versatile, easy to clean and use. Has a griddle that can be removed and replaced with grates. I really like cooking on this.
                        • Toaster
                          Small two slot, additional two slot in Tupperware Kitchen.


                            • Dining
                              Kitchen table located next to kitchen, can sit 5 maybe 6 (tight). Additional table for two located in Theatre Room. Several folding tables and chairs available.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 5 people


                                • Books
                                  Wide selection of general interest as well as odd books. Interesting collection of cook books.
                                • DVD Player
                                  Two DVD Players, one of which connects to the internet. Nice for Netflix, Hula, etc...
                                • Music Library
                                  Large collection of CDs.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Directv Premier.
                                • Stereo
                                  9 speakers located throughout the home.
                                • Television
                                  Three televisions, all with Directv Premier.
                                • Toys
                                  Large collection of Legos and K-Nex. Lots of balls, etc... for playing in the yard.
                                • Video Library
                                  Large DVD collection.


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Deck directly off bedroom with great lake view.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Room for outdoor activities. I might have tomatoes out of the garden.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Nice gas grill with side burner.
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      tubes, floats, water skis available.


                                        • churches
                                        • cinemas
                                        • festivals
                                        • library
                                        • marina
                                        • restaurants
                                        • theme parks
                                        • water parks

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • boating
                                            • miniature golf
                                            • scenic drives

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • fitness center
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • fishing
                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • jet skiing
                                                    • pier fishing
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • water skiing


                                                        • Also note that I manage another Lake Shafer rental property which is # 796263 on VRBO, please check it out.

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          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.

                                                          49 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Just what we needed....

                                                          Kimberly R.

                                                          Traveled to Monticello for a funeral. This cabin was just the answer. It allowed our family to be able to hang out before and after the service without having to worry about not enough room in a hotel room and allowed for us all to be together. It was clean and well stocked. Will definitely be back!

                                                          Mike was very kind and left easy to follow details of how to operate the amenities on the property

                                                          Taneisha B.

                                                          The house was very clean, very well stocked, cozy, beautiful, and was perfect for our family. We plan on returning again soon. ๐Ÿ˜Š

                                                          Nice digs!

                                                          Gerri H.Where do you live? Ohio, USA

                                                          We enjoyed our weekend at Mike's lake home. The weather was cold and rainy, so we didn't use any of the outdoor facilities. The home is just as pictured; clean, well-stocked with linens, kitchen supplies, movies, books, and music CD's. Mike gave us excellent directions and was easy to work with. We would stay here again if in the area.

                                                          Very cool property!

                                                          jeff w.

                                                          The owner was very easy to work with and was readily available for any questions.

                                                          very pleased

                                                          Barry H. Lake Worth Florida

                                                          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.

                                                          Great place for kids

                                                          Dale N.

                                                          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!


                                                          Monticello, IN, USA

                                                          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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