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Lake Wawasee channel front cottage, family friendly, booking now for next summer

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Water View, Sleeps 6

Complete remodel in 2011, 2 bedroom 1 bathroom home, laundry on site, and the best feature...Central Air Conditioning (also added in 2011)! Brand new water heater and water softener (June 2015). New front porch (2017) and new roof (2017). Has been decorated with a 'Key West' feel. Has open concept living room (overlooking large back porch and water) and kitchen. Living room has a hide a bed couch and loveseat (brand new Fall 2015). Has a large flat screen tv with lots of channels (Direct TV, most places around the lake only have local channels!), including movie channels. Kitchen is full size (with dishwasher) and contains everything you would need to have a nice meal (only washable dishes provided, if you would like disposable please provide yourself). The bathroom was also a complete remodel and has a tub and shower combo. The master bedroom has a comfortable plush queen size memory foam bed (chest of drawers and nightstand). The second bedroom has two twin size plush pillow top beds (new summer 2015). All other furnishings were purchased brand new in 2012, so no old hand me down dirty old furniture at this lake house! There is a large wood deck (summer 2016) with solar lighting on the back of the house overlooking the channel with table to seat 6 and gas grill (propane already provided!, if you run out while on your stay we ask you to take the tank and get a new one for your use and the next guests, please clean the grill after using it so the next guests are able to use it as well). A few rolls of toilet paper are provided as well as paper towels, aluminum foil, salt/pepper, etc. The sheets and towels are also ready for your stay!

There is a strict NO SMOKING POLICY. If smoking in the home is observed you will be charged a fee of your damage deposit to clean the furnishings and floors. Our family (including our 3 small children) use the property and we along with other guests have sensitivities to this. Smoking is fine anywhere outside of the home (ie, deck, etc.)

STRICT: You must vacate the property by 11 a.m. unless prior arrangements are made. Our cleaning crew only has a short window to get in and out of the property before the next guests arrive, usually the same afternoon. Please be courteous of their time and the next group checking in. For every 15 minutes over the 11:00 check out time you will be charged $25 to be collected immediately. We had several problems with that this past summer and the cleaning crew having to rush through cleaning, and not doing a thorough job because of it. Be courteous to others staying at the property and please leave by checkout time.

More Details

Craig & Audrey Robbins
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Craig & Audrey Robbins

This is our first lake house we purchased as a family. Growing up going to the lakes as children definitely planted the 'bug' of wanting this for our children. We have three little boys, a 6 year old, 4 year, and an 8 month old that love the lake! We enjoy boating, cruising the lake, and swimming in the lake as a family. We live just a couple of hours from this property so it's an easy drive for us to visit.

Craig & Audrey Robbins purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Craig & Audrey Robbins chose Lake Wawasee & Lake Syracuse

Growing up going to 'the lakes' was always such a treat and something we wanted our children to experience! Many memories were made here growing up and we continue to make these memories with our growing family. It's a nice getaway that we can enjoy with our friends, parents, and grandparents. The property has a huge yard (which isn't easy to find on the water!) which made me comfortable to have my children running around as well as room to play!

What makes this cottage unique

We looked at over 20 properties before deciding this was the house for us! First, location location location! Lake Wawasee is the most sought after lake in Indiana. There are several dining options on the water as well as two marinas. I love the large back patio overlooking the channel. Two separate bedrooms with the option for more sleeping space in the hide a bed gives the most comfort for the space.


Syracuse Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , can easily be pushed together to create king size bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Lake Wawasee channel front cottage, family friendly, booking now for next summer
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Great Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The 5 of us from high school gathered for a weekend get-away at this cottage. We had a wonderful time! Besides the light above the sink not working and no tin foil in the kitchen, it was exactly the kind of cottage we were hoping for! It is clean and well-decorated and the amenities were perfect. Since there was five of us, it would have been nice to have a chair in the living room for more seating in addition to the two couches. We enjoyed the fire pit and the nice big deck. Thank you for providing a perfect place to get away from the chaos of life!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indianapolis, IN

Beautiful and sooo relaxing. Wonderful time at The Robbin's Nest!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here at The Robbin's Nest with another couple for 3 nights/4 days. Very nicely decorated and welcoming. Very comfortable. We were immediately impressed. Suprised at how well stocked many items were. Boat dock right out front. Very convenient. We enjoyed ourselves. We would love to rent this house again in the future. Very easy access. LOVE IT!!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great accommodations.

  • 5 of 5

Simply sensational. Wawasee has always been a very special place to me, and your cottage made it even better. Could not have asked for more....well maybe a hammock ;)

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Every year we rent a place on Lake Wawasee for our birthday vacation. This was by far the nicest place we have stayed. The rental was extremely clean and decorated very nice. We had 4 adults and 2 children under 5 and everyone had a great time. The boys were able to run around the backyard while we enjoyed the view from the patio. We were able to dock our boat rental in front of the home for the 4 days we had the rental. We are looking forward to staying here again next summer. Also the owners were extremely responsive to all my questions. I would definitely recommend staying at the Robbins Nest.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Much more than we expected!

  • 5 of 5

What an adorable, clean, well maintained cottage!. The Key West theme throughout creates a cozy environment. Smartly decorated, it is extremely comfortable. The open concept allowed for easy living. The kitchen is well stocked to suit your every need. Included is a micro wave, standard size stove, fridge, dishwasher, washer and dryer. Ample flatware, dinnerware, glassware, pots, pans and a coffee maker are all in excellent condition. The Beds are very comfortable. All bed & bath linens are provided. The huge picture window and new deck overlook the spacious yard and private pier where we conveniently docked our boat. The cottage sits on a quite channel that leads directly to Lake Wawasee. The fishing is abundant. There are fish to be caught! There is a fire pit and large gas grill. The cottage is minutes from Syracuse and North Webster. The owners were hospitable & very easy to work with. It was a pleasure to spend a week there. We live -2- hours from the cottage making this the ideal home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great get away!!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cottage for a extended weekend of R&R and it was perfect! The house was very clean and the beds were comfortable. The key west decor was cheerful and inviting. It was well stocked so you didn't feel inconvenienced. We rented a pontoon boat and docked it right out front. We visited several local restaurants/bars accessible by boat where the food was great and the atmosphere was fun for for ALL ages.

The owners were very timely in responding to any questions I had and were easy to work with. This was by far one of the best getaways we've had and plan on coming back for a longer stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoy some time on the most sought after lake in Indiana! Lake Wawasee! Located on a convenient channel to the sandbar on the south end of the lake. There are three restaurants accessible by boat or many more only a short drive away on Lake Wawasee. There is a bowling alley and movie theater close by in Syracuse as well as many fast food and dining options. Lake Syracuse, attached by a small channel (must have a smaller boat or jet ski to fit under second bridge), has a wonderful beach and playground area.


Rates & Availability

Syracuse Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July 4th
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th 2018
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 7 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $60

There is a small cleaning fee of $60 after any stay. Any dishes you have used please run a cycle in the dishwasher. Please leave bed sheets and towels in the laundry basket in the master bedroom to be cleaned. Please pick up and dispose of any trash sitting around the property in the kitchen trashcan. Any EXCESS cleaning charges incurred to the property owner (as determined by the cleaning crew) will be forwarded to the guests to pay or will be turned over to collections.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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