About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
4 beds, 2 bath, sleeps 6
This lovely lake cottage was newly built in 2000. Its architecture and charm is in keeping with the historic East shore of Lake Maxinkuckee and the 100 year old large lake house on the property. Watch & participate in lake activities, sun & swim from the dock, grill your dinner or visit one of our excellent chef owned restaurants in our quaint town. Watch vibrant sunsets and shooting stars nightly over the lake from the patio and enjoy a bonfire on cool nights.'. Each bedroom has a queen bed, the loft looking over the great room has 2 twin beds And a futon. The vaulted ceiling great room has a lakestone wood-burning fireplace. Start your morning with a paddle on the provided kayak. Visit the historic Culver Academy on Sunday afternoons for their military parade and famous Black horse troop of Presidential inaugurations. This glacier-made spring fed lake supports fishing, skiing, tubing & jet skiing. The dock has available space for a boat. Its a wonderful place you won't soon forget! The Historic cottage shares the property and pier, sleeps 13 (see listing 512710) can be rented as well for large groups.
Wedding & Events & parties are possible when renting both properties
(512710 & 559346) and consent from the owner.
Additional fee @ $200 for additional 20, $500 for additional 40 people, $1000 for maximum of 100 people
Janet Starkey, Rich Starkey
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Janet Starkey, Rich Starkey
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 lost 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.
Janet Starkey, Rich Starkey purchased this Cottage in 1943
Why Janet Starkey, Rich Starkey chose Marshall County
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 these lovely cottages that were provided for them during the Summers. It's been one of the most valuable times spent together with family I treasure dearly. I hope it would be so for your family & friends as well! By renting it out we hope to off set the costs to secure the cottages for the future generations of family
What makes this Cottage unique
From the large lawn, you can walk straight out to the dock with no steps like many of the lake houses. Swimming is easy waste or chest deep at the end of the dock. Swing or nap in the lake side hammock & have a bonfire in the stone fire pit at night.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Our stay was exceptional in every way.
The cottage is beautiful and the setting on the lake is stunning. We were there for four days and everything was beyond our expectations. The two downstairs bedrooms with adjoining baths were perfect for two couples and the kids stayed in the loft above. It was only a few minutes from the Culver Academies and the perfect location for my 50th reunion there. The hostess was responsive and helpful and everything about the cottage and our stay was outstanding.
Our stay here will be etched in my family's memory forever!! This lake, this property -- spectacular. Thank you Janet for allowing us the use of your cherished family vacation homes!
Wonderful cottage steps from the lake!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Ball guest cottage on Lake Maxinkuckee. Spotlesslly clean, just a few steps from the lake, every convenience. We'll be back! Thanks, Janet!
Thank you so much Lee, you are welcome any time! And my family and I thank you for writing the article "The Sun still shines on the Ball cottage".
Our family stayed in the smaller cottage for a four night stay. It was one of the most relaxing long weekends we have had as a family! Highly recommend this cottage as a family gathering place.
Very clean and cozy!
It was very clean and cozy. It was also right on the lake with a nice pier. Plenty of parking . The property manager was great. Very efficient. The only thing they could do to make it better is add curtains or shades to the windows. Since the main house is only a few steps away and was loaded with people it seems that some privacy was missing. Otherwise, I would absolutely recommend this cottage.
Thank you so much and we were happy to host you!
New window shades are on my to do list and we will have them installed this Fall!
You're welcome any time, Janet
Great family to rent from.
Every Saturday morning there is a farmers 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
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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, $200 of deposit retained; cancellations 45-90 days prior to stay, $400 of deposit retained; cancellations less than 45 days, full deposit retained. Should you bring a boat overnight we have a boat lifts for rent at $10 per day. Wedding & Events & parties are possible when renting both properties and consent from the owner fee @ $200 for additional 20, $500 for additional 40 people, $1000 for maximum of 100 people