6 beds, 2 bath, sleeps 8
Janet Ball Starkey
About Janet Ball 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 Ball Starkey purchased this Cottage in 1943
Why Janet Ball Starkey chose Culver
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.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Thank you so much for being equally wonderful guests!
Lovely Family Cottage
Our family had a wonderful week at the Ball Family Guest Cottage. Accommodations were very comfortable and the sunsets so beautiful. The hammocks near the water allowed for peaceful reading and we enjoyed the bonfire for Smores. Thank you for sharing your lovely cottage with our family.
Perfect Lake House Vacation
The main house and guest cottage share one of the most beautiful lots on the lake - perfectly flat with huge, old trees and an amazing view of the sunset from either patio. Unbeatable for boating, swimming, back yard bbq, sunset watching and star gazing. Short drive to Academy for visiting families. Classic lake house architecture and charm, friendly and responsive owner, historic neighborhood. Perfect place to make family memories.
Thank you so very much Deb! We were delighted to host you & your family & we look forward to hosting you in the future!
All the best, Janet & family
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".
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