Aubenaubee Lodge, Ball Family Owners of the Historic East Side

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Last updated: 10/05/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

This large historic lake cottage was first built as a boathouse and fishing lodge around 1900. It sits right on the lake on a large piece of property in the middle of the historic East shore. Comfortably sleeping 13 people with 2 large dinning tables accommodating 20, it makes a wonderful space for families or groups of friends.
Lounge on the large screened-in porch, swim, sun, fish and play from the dock in waist-high waters, or dock your own boat if you like. We have a boat lift we can make available for rent if you like as well. We have water toys, floats and a kayak for your enjoyment. The lake is great for skiing and tubing, and the sailing & the sunsets can't be beat!
There is also a new cottage that shares the property and pier, and it is available for rent and sleeps 8 (see Ball Family New Cottage in Culver listings). You might want to rent both for an even larger gathering!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    There are no steps into the front door, so it will accommodate a wheelchair. The bedrooms on the 1st floor will also accommodate a wheel chair....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 13-15

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • We have a large flat lawn and straight walk out to the lake without stairs like many houses on the lake. And enjoy the sunset from the east side of the lake every night! ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shopping

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    East side of beautiful lake Maxinkuckee; enjoy lake breezes & watch all water activities & toast the sunset every night!...moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    The dinning room has a huge table for 12 and opens onto the screen porch with an additional dinning table for 6....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 18 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    All the upstairs has air-conditioning as well as the dinning room....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    wood burning...moreless

  • Garage:

    room for trailer or RV parking...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat upstairs, base board heat down stairs....moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    very spacious with wood burning fireplace...moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    The fully equipped kitchen has 2 sinks, making community clean up fun, and a small kitchen table. There's an additional refrigerator on the back porch as well as a small bar refrigerator. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Awesome Pete Dye designed public course for a fee...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Feel free to enjoy the sit-on-top kayak; with its 300 lb limit it can accommodate an adult and child or dog ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:


  • Water Sports Gear:

    Life jackets & some swimming floats available at request...moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 10 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
oct 20-25
Oct 20 - Oct 25, 2016
2 night min stay
Alumni week 2017
May 17 - May 23, 2017
4 night min stay
Graduation Week 2017
May 25 - Jun 5, 2017
7 night min stay

Early Summer 2017
Jun 6 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay
High Summer 2017
Jul 1 - Aug 18, 2017
7 night min stay

Labor Day 2017
Aug 31 - Sep 5, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • maid fee $250
  • Tax Rate 12%


Indiana Tax is 7% and Marshall County Inn-Keepers tax is 5%, creating the 12% tax given in any quote.

Cancellations 90 days prior to stay, $100 of deposit retained; cancellations 30-90 days prior to stay, $200 of deposit retained; cancellations less than 30 days, full deposit retained.

Check in 5 p.m. check out 10 a.m. unless otherwise instructed.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 10/05/2016
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3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Corndance Cafe
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Majestic Hills, a Beautiful Pete Dye course
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I 31
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Corn Dance (renowned chef owner) or Cafe Max
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Maxinkuckee Public Beach 2

Every Saturday morning there is a farmer's market in the quaint little town of Culver. Don't fail to miss the old root beer drive in, a Culver favorite for over 50 years! Not far from the area is Napannee, an Amish community with many shops and a wonderful restaurant


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1943

About the owner: The property was first bought by our grandfather William C. Ball from Muncie, during WWII while my father William (Bill) Ball attended Culver Military Academy and my Aunt Lucina Ball Moxley mourned the loss of her first husband to the war. My siblings, Julie, Chip & John Ball and myself, Janet Ball Starkey, purchased the property in 2009 from our father who owned and maintained it for over 30 years. We all have a long history of wonderful memories growing up spending our summers at the lake.

Why the Owner Chose Culver, IN, USA:
My children, along with my siblings' children have also grown up with fond memories on the lake. I can honestly say all the cousins are more like brothers & sisters because of this lovely space that was provided for them during the summers. It's been one of the most valuable times spent together with family that I treasure dearly. I hope it would be so for your family and friends as well! By renting it out we hope to off-set some of the costs to provide future summer times at the lake.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
From the large lawn, you can walk straight out to the dock with no steps (unlike many of the lake houses that have long walks down to the lake). Swimming is easy and is waist or chest deep at the end of the dock. Swing or nap in the lake side hammock & stargaze from the dock on our amazing clear night skies!

Contact us

Speaks: english


  • Ball Family Cottage

    Ball Family Cottage

  • spacious flat yard with no steps to lake

    spacious flat yard with no steps to lake

  • kitchen


  • Dinning room

    Dinning room

  • Screened porch

    Screened porch

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Top of the stairs Bedroom

    Top of the stairs Bedroom

  • Old master bedroom

    Old master bedroom

  • Library upstairs

    Library upstairs

  • Bathroom


  • my son David showing off wake boarding :)

    my son David showing off wake boarding :)

  • View of cottage from our doc

    View of cottage from our doc

  • Back yard facing the street

    Back yard facing the street

  • beautiful sunsets nightly!

    beautiful sunsets nightly!

  • Kitchen


  • Dinning room
(little cottage on property in background)

    Dinning room (little cottage on property in background)

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Downstairs bedroom

    Downstairs bedroom

  • Twin"s room with daybed

    Twin"s room with daybed

  • Sleeping porch

    Sleeping porch

  • Library heading into Sleeping porch

    Library heading into Sleeping porch

  • Bathroom off Old master bedroom

    Bathroom off Old master bedroom

  • tranquil nights like non other!

    tranquil nights like non other!

  • Ball family cottage since 1943

    Ball family cottage since 1943

VRBO #512710

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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Aubenaubee Lodge, Ball family owners of the Historic East Side

Culver, IN, USA #512710

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