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Lake Wawasee Channel Front Cottage, Family Friendly, Book Now for Next Summer

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Back deck overlooking the channel. Plenty of room to grill out and enjoy the sun


Last updated: 04/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-6 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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). 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 service (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 (brand new 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.


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    must be 21 ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    we have three small children ourselves that stay here with us! ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    STRICT NO SMOKING IN THE HOUSE POLICY, on porch and outside is o.k. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Narrow hallway and two steps on to front and back porches ...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Master Bedroom : 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    can easily be pushed together to create king size bed...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower



  • Books:

    small selection of reading material including adult and childrens books ...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV, movie channels, unlike many homes on the lake that have no television especially in rentals ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    ipod connection and Bluetooth ...moreless

  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    You have a very large back patio that sits on a large lot, overlooking the channel. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Great view of the channel from the large back porch and large back yard...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    There are 4 barstools at the counter inside. A small table in the kitchen with 2 barstools. The outdoor patio table will hold up to 8 chairs. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    New central air conditioning added in 2012...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    brand new in 2015 ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    base board heat in each room ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    open concept overlooks channel ...moreless

  • Parking:

    gravel drive, could fit a boat and 4 cars in driveway. Feel free to park in the front yard if needed. Please do not park in the lot next to the house, it belongs to the neighbors across the street....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    including a few beach towels ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    brand new in 2015...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee 12 cup coffee maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items:

    some pantry basics are left for your use. Coffee filters, sugar, condiments, etc. We also use the property and these items. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Full size...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    bring your own boat. Two pier spaces are available on either side of the pier directly in front of the property. dock in front of house and boat ramp across channel. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    large deck on back of house. Brand new summer 2016 with solar lighting. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    We have a beaz board (stand and paddle) next to the shed that you are able to use in the channel ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    large yard would host many tents if needed ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    gas grill purchased brand new in fall 2016...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 13 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall/Winter off season
Sep 18 - May 20, 2017
2 night min stay
$800 $1,750
July 4th
Jul 1 - Jul 5, 2017
4 night min stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
July 4th 2018
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2018
6 night min stay

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$225 $250
Fri, Sat
$1,475 $3,750
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • 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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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Syracuse, IN, USA:
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!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

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  • Back deck overlooking the channel. Plenty of room to grill out and enjoy the sun

    Back deck overlooking the channel. Plenty of room to grill out and enjoy the sun

  • open concept kitchen

    open concept kitchen

  • Master bedroom overlooks large back patio.

    Master bedroom overlooks large back patio.

  • living room, open concept to kitchen. Large flat screen tv, overlooking channel

    living room, open concept to kitchen. Large flat screen tv, overlooking channel

  • Welcome to the Robbins' Nest

    Welcome to the Robbins' Nest

  • double rainbow...a rainy day at the lake is better than a sunny day at work!

    double rainbow...a rainy day at the lake is better than a sunny day at work!

  • down the channel out to the lake

    down the channel out to the lake

  • Queen memory foam bed, master bedroom

    Queen memory foam bed, master bedroom

  • completely remodeled bath/shower.

    completely remodeled bath/shower.

  • second bedroom. Two twin beds that could be pushed together to make a king size

    second bedroom. Two twin beds that could be pushed together to make a king size

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 29, 2017

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