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Huge 4,800 sf, 6 Bedroom Relaxing Lakeside Retreat minutes from Notre Dame

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,801 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Lakefront 4,800 sf 6 bedroom +den with futon, 3 1/2 Bath on Simonton Lake

Welcome to our large, wonderful lakeside retreat located on the shores of Simonton Lake in Elkhart, Indiana.

Contact us directly on Facebook under Simonton Lakeside Retreat for special deals!

Weekly or weekend rentals available.

Come enjoy our renovated 4,800sf, six bedroom+ den house situated on the south shores of beautiful Simonton Lake in Elkhart, Indiana. This home is perfect for that family getaway or reunion with ample room for entertainment and relaxation for Everyone. Amenities include six spacious bedrooms, den with futon, 3 1/2 baths, open floor plan kitchen/dining and upper family room, lower level family room, lower kitchenette, huge screened in porch, 600sf gaming room, full laundry room, second floor deck with stairs to ground level, 50’ wide lake frontage with seawall and pier. Stone fire pit is perfect for night time s'mores or telling stories. Sandy bottom lake is great for summertime fun and a public boat launch on the lake available for your boat or jet ski use.

Our location is perfect for family or friend get togethers because we are close to shopping, dining, golf, South Bend, Southern Michigan and all the great activities this area of Northern Indiana has to offer.

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Simonton Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4801 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Master Bath
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Day bed
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Huge 4,800 sf, 6 Bedroom Relaxing Lakeside Retreat minutes from Notre Dame
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Canton, GA

Superb trip to see the UGA Dawgs play Notre Dame

  • 5 of 5

Todd and Tricia - our entire gang would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation for your allowing us to stay and enjoy your wonderful house on Simonton Lake. Your house was clean, well stocked and very roomy to accommodate our large group. With the use of the kitchen and large grill, we prepared great meals for dinner both Thursday and Friday nights after spending the daytime visiting South Bend and touring the Notre Dame campus. Your hospitality and the courteousness of the ushers and guides at ND really made our trip one for the ages. Thanks so much again, take care, and Go Dawgs!

Ken Long

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ken, We are so glad your group enjoyed our house and the campus. We try hard to make sure our guests feel welcome and enjoy their stay. Please consider the area again for future vacations! Thanks for being great guests! Todd, Tricia, Mark and Judy
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First class in Indiana

  • 5 of 5

I'm 60 years old and have stated numerous places, once a year my son's,.son in law and a few close friends take a trip. Usually it's a bucket list trip. And I have to honestly say that all 6 of us were in all of this location the house is gorgeous, very clean has all the amenities sits on a lake convenient to everything just absolutely amazing. The few conversations I had with the owners and the information they gave me was spot-on. I highly recommend this property. The Neighbors are wonderful people and make you feel at home as well. Once again I'd like to thank Todd and his wife for this beautiful home and the opportunity they gave us to stay there. Thank you so much !!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Large Group, Fun Time!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for two nights during Notre Dame football season. The house was fantastic for accommodating a larger group with plenty of bedrooms, bathrooms and a large common spaces. It was a great combination of exciting Notre Dame football and peaceful lake experience. Will rent again for future games!!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This large home is comfortable and spacious for large family functions. Our oldest son got married nearby and we had over 15 out of staters stay here together.

So much nicer than all being split up in hotel rooms. Very clean and well stocked.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house wad clean, spacious, with very comfortable furniture

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Grandparents, children and grandchildren celebrated a special birthday weekend in this large, lovely, well equipped, clean and happy home. It was a pleasure to deal with Todd and Tricia. They are the best at answering questions and helping to plan things. The location was terrific with easy access, right off the Toll Road. Restaurants, grocers, drug stores, pizza places (all things you may need) were all close. We even found a pontoon rental. It is late in the season so no swimming but it was not missed...because so many other ways to entertain all ages are at your fingertips. Don't hesitate. Reserve a time now. Your family will love their time at the Simonton Lakeside Family Retreat, as did ours. 👍

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property Manager

Todd Bunge
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

Why Todd Bunge chose Simonton Lake

The owners felt this was the perfect home for family gatherings! Roomy enough for everyone with a convenient location not easily found in the Michiana Area. Close to Amish Country, Notre Dame and South Bend this location is the perfect jumping off point for many adventures.

What makes this house unique

Large home on two floors offers plenty of room for large families without feeling on top of each other. Summertime offers fishing, swimming and nightly sunsets from the pier. The screened in porch is great for morning coffee or late night card games.


McCarthy's On The Riverwalk
Notre Dame STADIUM
Potawatomi Zoo
Fernwood Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve
Das Dutchman Essenhaus
Amish Acres
Goshen Brewing Company
University of Notre Dame
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Flippin Cow
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $250

Call for off peak rental rates. Visit Facebook page Simonton Lakeside Retreat for info on Weekly, Monthly and Special Event rentals available. Renters must be at least 25 years of age. $1,500 rental deposit. $500 non-refundable if cancelled 90 days prior to reservation and unable to re-rent. Weekend rentals $49 non refundable damage deposit instead of $500 refundable deposit. Ask prior to booking.
Rates subject to change without notice.

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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