Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Ball Family Guest Cottage

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Janet Starkey, Rich Starkey
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

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 Indiana

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.

Amenities

Culver Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Full baths each with large walk in showers
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , The 3rd bedroom is an open loft looking over the living area
  • Charming cottage bedrooms with one Queen bed, dresser & closet
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There are 2 lake front cottages that share this property and a large common dock, with 2 boat lifts available at $10 per day.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

92% Complete
7% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Ball Family Guest Cottage
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
Nevada
5

Very clean and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

Great

  • 4 of 5

Great family to rent from.

Very simple.

Beautiful lake.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Muskego, WI
5

Very nice home

  • 5 of 5

Five of us stayed here for our 40th reunion as alumni from the Academy; two couples and one single. It's a very nice home, and very comfortable for six people; could hold more, but it's great for five or six. Very nice, recent bathrooms with great showers with loads of hot water from an endless tankless hot water heater. Very important when there are five or six people showering a couple of times per day. Nice fire pit on the patio facing the lake. Owners were very responsive to a minor issue and had repairmen on site in only a few hours who fixed the problem. Convenient location on East Shore Drive with three covered parking spaces. Highly recommend this to alumni coming to the Academy or anyone looking for a nice home to rent on a beautiful lake.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Beautiful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this beautiful, clean, spacious , well appointed cottage with direct access to the lake for 3 nights in August. They have water softener system which is amazing. Across the street from tennis courts and golf course, and biking distance to many wonderful restaurants.

I would recommend this rental to anyone and look forward to returning for another stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay! And I've never had my water softner system complimented before, but thank you so much! You are welcome anytime :) Janet
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

First-class

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and our kids shared this cottage with her sister and kids. We couldn't have asked for a better set up. It has a great yard for the kids to play and a the tire swing was a huge hit. The sunsets from the porch are absolutely amazing and it has the perfect sized bonfire pit for evening fires and smores. The owners could not have been more accommodating and were very attentive and responsive to questions throughout the process. The cottage was extremely clean and came with everything needed for a family traveling with kids and plenty of coffee for the parents! We definitely recommend this cottage to anyone wanting to enjoy Lake Maxinkuckee and the town of Culver.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! It was a pleasure to host you and your family! I enjoyed seeing the kids fish in the creek, we loved doing that growing up and my kids did as well :)
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Absolutely Charming!

  • 5 of 5

This charming cottage has it all. Our stay here put the cherry on top for our son's 2016 Culver graduation. If we didn't live in Houston, we would make the cottage an annual stop. Janet is a wonderful hostess and will do whatever is necessary to make your visit special.. Don't pass on this place! It's wonderful!

Dee and Joy A

Houston, TX

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Map

Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Lake Front
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Mystic Hills beautiful Pete Dye designed course
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Corn Dance (renown Cheif ower) Cafe Max
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Culver Public Park Beach

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

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Damage Insurance $59

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

You might like these similar properties