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Large patio, patio furniture, grill, private pier and small boat ramp


Last updated: 10/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Turtle Cove Cottage is a small vacation home located in a quiet waterfront cove off the main channel between Sechrist, Irish, and Sawmill Lakes. Newly remodeled, sleeps 5 comfortably. A queen size air bed is available for an additional guest. The master bedroom features a queen size bed, small TV, beautiful hardwood furniture, double closet and a sliding glass door to access the waterfront patio. Bedroom two features a twin over full bed, closet and hardwood dresser. All bed linens are supplied. Ceiling fans in each room throughout the cottage. Spacious bathroom has full vanity, mirror, shower, and commode. Towels, washcloths, and hand towels are furnished for six guests. We ask you to bring your own toilet paper. Kitchen is equipped with full size stove, full size refrigerator with freezer,coffee maker, microwave and toaster. Flatware, dinnerware and kitchen linens also provided. Please bring your own paper towels. Our tap water is from our Well so you may prefer to bring bottled water for drinking. We do have a new Culligan water filtration system added in August of 2014.
Home features central air, central heat, beige Berber carpeting in living room, dining nook, kitchen, and master bedroom. A double-stack washer/dryer is in utility room off the kitchen(we do not furnish laundry soap). Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are installed. The family room features 1 couch, two over-stuffed chairs with protective covers, wide-screen TV, basic cable, and WIFI. DVD/Blue Ray Combo. A dining nook is located on the waterfront side of the cottage with a sliding glass door that opens to the patio. The patio features a Sun Chaser automatic retractable awning, comfortable patio furniture, outdoor grill, and access to the 30 foot private aluminum private pier and small boat ramp. The boat ramp is perfect for launching Kayaks, small fishing boats, Wave Runners and Canoes.
There is a Public Access site 900 feet to the west of cottage on Lane B40d. There is a $2.00 in/out charge on an honor system. This site should accommodate most water craft.
Public access sites may have to be used for larger water crafts.
There is no swimming available on site. Sandbars are found throughout the lake system and offer great swimming; just watch to see where all the watercraft are parked!
While relaxing on the patio or fishing from the pier, opportunities abound for bird watching, turtle and local wildlife observation. Listen to the continual frog, insect and bird song. A true delight for nature lovers. Permanent inhabitants of the wildlife area include Bald Eagles, Osprey's, Blue Herons, Green Herons, Coots, Canadian Geese, Swans, Sandhill Cranes and many different kind of turtles of all sizes. Rent one of our on site kayaks and paddle around the lillipads, water lillies, water iris, cattails and late summer flowering Hibiscus for a close up look at the residents and plant life. Please be respectful of their environment! Please respect signage.
Fishing in the Barbee Lakes chain is awesome! Largemouth bass, bluegills, pike, crappies, yellow perch, catfish and even muskies! You can fish in the spring, summer and fall right from your very own private pier. You can also Ice fish on the cove, nearby channels and lakes in the winter. we have ample parking for your watercraft trailers and cars. Watercraft trailors may be parked to the north of driveway behind huge lilac bushes. This is in the area in front of the No Trespassing signage on wildlife area. We have recently added a Cabellas outside fish-cleaning table for your convenience. Please...NO fish cleaning in cottage! This cottage is suitable for all seasons. Come and play in the water or on the ice! A true year-round vacation get-away. Check in time 4:00pm. Check out time 11:00am.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1080 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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

    25 years of age...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Caution! No fence between property and shallow waterfront. Please keep a close eye on small children!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No Exceptions...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Please call owner for instructions....damage fees will come out of your damage deposit for pet problems $25.00 pet fee /40 pound limit Maximum 1 pet / returning guests please call us for exceptions Caution! No fence between property and shallow waterfront. Please keep a close eye on your pet....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

  • Bedroom 2: 1 bunk bed

    Upper Twin/bottom double. Linens/blankets/pillows furnished...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Linens/blankets/pillows furnished...moreless

  • Queen air mattress and linens available. New pillows for twin and full beds New twin mattress New Linens for all beds...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom : toilet, shower

    Lighted vanity. ...moreless

  • Please bring your own toilet paper. Towels, washcloths, hand towels are furnished for 6 guests....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Kitchen towels are provided. Bathroom towels for 6 guests are provided. You will also need to bring your own toilet paper and paper towels. Please bring your own beach towels. Suitable for a quiet get away and wildlife viewing. Check in 4:00pm Check out 10:00am...moreless


  • Games:

    We supply plenty of board games and card games. They are located in the bench under the wall clock in the living room....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic Cable TV with WIFI...moreless

  • Television:

    Large Screen HDTV in Living Room ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    A small variety of action movies...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    View of Sawmill Lake to the north...moreless

  • Water View:

    View of Sawmill lake to north, water traffic on main channel and wildlife viewing from Wetlands...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Quiet waterfront cove off main channel between 3 lakes...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining area has waterfront sliding glass door that leads to patio outdoor area...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Stackable washer/dryer Bring preferred environmentally friendly dryer sheets...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central Heat...moreless

  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens for bedrooms provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Two over-stuffed chairs/couch/lamps/HDTV/Cable/fully carpeted/furniture covers. If pets have been approved please keep off of furniture....moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of space for parking and boat trailors Please use the open area to the north in front of the No Trespassing signs...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Kitchen towels Bathroom towels for 6 guests Please bring your own paper towels ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Stackable washer/dryer Bring preferred detergent/softener/environment safe, please...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Pots/pans/linens/croc pot/griddle/electric fry pan/bake ware/drinking glasses/wine glasses Please bring your own paper towels...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    full size...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    with freezer/no ice maker. You may want to bring a bag of ice ...moreless


  • Boat:

    Boat rentals at Lake Marina Nearby/please see brochures in cottage...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    40 foot patio is full length on east side of cottage directly on the water. Sliding glass doors from dining nook and master bedroom. Comfortable lawn furniture/retractable awning/beautiful view...moreless

  • Golf:

    Nearby/please see brochures in cottage...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Bring your kayaks to the cove. Private sandy boat ramp on site for launching...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Newly landscaped double lot Watch where you step, turtle hatchlings headed for the cove are always a possibility!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    full size propane gas grill...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Nearby/please see brochures in cottage...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Nearby/please see brochures in cottage...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Nearby/please see brochures in cottage ...moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    Nearby/please see brochures in cottage...moreless

  • Sauna:

    Nearby/please see brochures in cottage...moreless



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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Housekeeping $60
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Pet Fee $25
  • Tax Rate 7%


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Last updated: 10/21/2016
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57 Miles
Nearest Airport
South Bend, Indiana 574-282-4590
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Barbee Hotel
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Numerous/see brochures in cottage
59 Miles
Nearest Train
South Bend, Indiana / Amtrak Station
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 13 and Highway 30
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Golden Corral Buffet and Grill/Barbee Hotel Dining
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
Big Barbee Lake, Tippcanoe Lakes (2)
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
North Webster Public Park/Sandbar Swimmingon Chain

Car: Necessary

Marinas: Anthony's Anchor Bay Marina, Inc. 574-834-7993 236 EMS B1, Lane Leesburg, IN 46538, located on the north shore of Big Barbee Lake. Fuel/bait/boat supplies.

Barbee Marina: 574-834-2595

Marine headquarters for Barbee Lakes. 314 EMS

Lane B-61, Warsaw, IN 46582. Paddle boats/pontoons/runabouts/fuel, north shore of Little Barbee Lake.

Tippecanoe Boat Company, north shore of Lake Tippy 574-8342271 /rentals/fuel/supplies.

Local Barbee Lakes: Barbee Hotel-dining and Danny's Sports Bar. The Landing Restaurant on the channel between Little Barbee and Big Barbee Lake. Swimming in the Barbee Chain is a unique experience. Sandbars scattered throughout the Chain provide sandy, shallow swimming accessed by boat. There is no swimming available at cottage.

North Webster Area/10 minutes away: Historic DIXIE Stern Wheel Tour Boat/Lake Webster, 888-80DIXIE(34943). Dixie Day Festival swimming beach by Dixie at North Webster Town Park. Lakeview Restaurant on site, inside or outside dining.

North Webster Community: Center/YMCA/amazing amount of activities.

Palace of Wellness/Liscensed Massage Therapist.

Famous Epworth Forest Retreat Center. Music in the Park. Lake Webster Ski Bees Shows. Mermaid Festival, late June. American Legion Post. Tri-County Fish and Wildlife Area, 574-834-446.

Pisgah Marsh Area and Boardwalk is home to over 290 bird species and provides excellent wild-life viewing throughout the year.

Syracuse/Lake Wawasee Area. , 20 minutes away. Lake activities/golf/shopping/crafting/dining.

Syracuse/Wawasee Trail/hiking, biking.

Rainy Day? No problem in Kosciusko County! There is plenty to do!

First of all, fish are still biting; use the two umbrellas in the cottage and fish off the pier. A fish-cleaning station is located on the side of the shed by the boat ramp. Feel free to dump fish entrails into channel; wildlife love it!

Second, peruse the brochures in the local information basket in the cottage.

Warsaw area, 20 minutes away. Wagon Wheel Playhouse 2014 Summer Season, 866-832-2618.

Warsaw Biblical Gardens, unique garden of Biblical plants,

Historic Winona Lake Area, Grace College. The Village at Winona/Arts, Eateries/Entertainment/Shops 574-268-9888. Billy Sunday Home/Museum. Reneker Museum of Winona History 574-372-5193.

Greater Warsaw Ministerial Association.

Public beach and picnic area at Center Lake.

Amish Country, 35 miles away.

Famous Shipshewana Flea Market Fantastic! A must see! Auctions, Antiques, Restaurants, outdoor flower and vegetable market, and a fantastic flea market.

Amish Acres/Historic Farm and Heritage Resort/Tours/Restaurants/Musical Theatre/Shops


Das Essenhaus Restaurant and Gift Shop Middlebury IN

In the area: The Old Bag Factory in Goshen, 574-534-2502 Artisans, Shops, Cafes, Antiques.

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, 45 minutes away, Voted Indiana's #1 gotta-do summer attraction. One of the nations top 10 Zoos for Kids.

So much more!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: Our ancestors were early pioneers and setteled in this lake area in the 1920s. They developed the Crestwood area with wagons, horses and one very old Ford tractor. They cleared the land, added fill dirt on the lowest areas and dug channels to make lots available for buyers and developers. Cottages were built by our great grandfather on this land and on many of the nearby lakes. Our great grandmother started one of the first Real Estate businesses in the area and sold the lots and cottages to early lake visitors.

Why the Owner Chose Warsaw, IN, USA:
We were thrilled to have an opportunity to revisit and own some of our heritage with the Barbee Lakes Chain. We were raised on nearby Little Barbee Lake, have many relatives nearby, and currently live in Colorado. We have missed the lakes and family for many years. In fact, our local property manager is a family member. The private wildlife area adjacent to the cottage has been handed down through the generations, with requests that it remain home to native animals and plants. We are very happy to keep it that way. Wetlands and marshes are necessary to the balance of nature and to keep the lakes clean and healthy. We are proud to own this marsh land because they are disappearing at an alarming rate.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our family loves this property for many reasons. Growing up on Little Barbee Lake this marshland has always been a favorite of ours as we travel through the channels to the different lakes. Turtles, water lilies, Red-Winged Blackbirds and Great Blue Herons and swans are always present. How wonderful to now own a cottage next to it. We also love to once again be a part of the preservation of the Barbee Lakes Chain. There are seven interconnected natural lakes: Kuhn Lake 137 acres with a large sandbar for swimming Big Barbee Lake 304 acres all-speeds, sandbar for swimming Little Barbee Lake 74 acres, Irish Lake 182 acres, Banning Lake 17 acres, Sechrist Lake 105 acres, sandbar for swimming Sawmill 36 acres. For an extra treat we would exit Sawmill on the north end and travel by boat up the Grassy Creek Wetlands channel, cross over the small dam and lock system and continue on to Big Tippy and Little Tippy which are two more natural all-speed lakes. Little Tippy also features a large Wetlands area and sandbar. Boats and Waverunners can be rented at local marinas on Big Tippy. Bring your own watercrafts and use the private boat ramp for easy access to all of the lakes. Fishing is awesome!

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  • Large patio, patio furniture, grill, private pier and small boat ramp

    Large patio, patio furniture, grill, private pier and small boat ramp

  • Early Fall View of Cove

    Early Fall View of Cove

  • Kitchen Bar

    Kitchen Bar

  • 2nd bedroom bunk beds

    2nd bedroom bunk beds

  • Bathroom Shower/Vanity

    Bathroom Shower/Vanity

  • Traversing the Locks in Grassy Creek/Tippecanoe Ecosystem Waterway

    Traversing the Locks in Grassy Creek/Tippecanoe Ecosystem Waterway

  •  Kayakers Heaven

    Kayakers Heaven

  • Goose Family on Boat Ramp

    Goose Family on Boat Ramp

  • Great Blue Heron off the Patio

    Great Blue Heron off the Patio

  • Pull your boat into the Barbee Landing for lunch, dinner or just a snack.

    Pull your boat into the Barbee Landing for lunch, dinner or just a snack.

  • Turtle Cove Cottage 
Early Spring

    Turtle Cove Cottage Early Spring

  • Dining Area With Seating Options

    Dining Area With Seating Options

  • Kitchen


  • Double Stack Washer/Dryer

    Double Stack Washer/Dryer

  • Master Bedroom With TV and View of the Cove

    Master Bedroom With TV and View of the Cove

  • View of Cove and Wetlands
Early Spring

    View of Cove and Wetlands Early Spring

  • Turtle Cove's Very Old  Residents

    Turtle Cove's Very Old Residents

  • Gliding In For Afternoon Nap On Boat Ramp

    Gliding In For Afternoon Nap On Boat Ramp

  • Ice Fishing Catch
Large Mouth Bass

    Ice Fishing Catch Large Mouth Bass

  • Fish Cleaning Station

    Fish Cleaning Station

  • Boats on the sand bar at Kuhn Lake

    Boats on the sand bar at Kuhn Lake

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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