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Charming Fairytale Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Three Bedroom Waterfront Cottage On Desirable Seminole Island at Indian Lake

This darling lakefront cottage exudes original character inside and out. Located in a prime spot about an hour from Columbus or Dayton, it's easy to get here (but leaving is so hard!).

Once inside, you enter a bright sunroom/dining area. An original, rustic stone fireplace is the focal point of the centrally located family room. Off the family room are two bedrooms - two twin beds in one, and a cozy queen bed in the other. Those agile enough can climb the attic stairs to a third bedroom with four twin beds.

Leslie Plahuta
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
February 10, 2018

About Leslie Plahuta

Growing up in Columbus, my husband visited Indian Lake as a child and vowed that someday he would make family memories here with our children too.

Leslie Plahuta purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Leslie Plahuta chose Huntsville

As antique lovers we instantly fell in love with the character inside this cottage. It really wasn't a question of "should we buy it", but more like, "how could we NOT buy it?" We feel so fortunate to have stumbled upon our fairytale cottage..

What makes this cottage unique

The house is on the water, facing Pew Island State Park, which safeguards it from the wind that open-water cottages endure. We love watching boats and wildlife go by right off the deck, and the open water beyond Pew Island over the trees and to our right. The location is perfect, allowing us to fish, swim, kayak, walk to Cranberries restaurant, and enjoy the trails on Pew Island, It's a get-away, but not too far from civilization. If you choose, there is also a golf cart available for rent - a popular mode of transportation on the island. Wifi, Apple TV and Cable are accessible on a flat screen TV in the family room, as well as board games for your entertainment.


Huntsville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • One bathroom with a window, tub/shower, newer toilet and updated vanity/sink cabinet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single
  • Downstairs is a room with two twins and a room with a queen bed. Upstairs there are 4 twin beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Charming Fairytale Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

The First

  • 5 of 5

I would like td say that the Fairytale Cottage at Indian Lake, Oh is just that. We've been more times this year than last and we're trying to get one last trip this year. This time we invited some new friends, one, when at home, needed a little assistance. But at the Cottage she didn't need any more assistance that. And she absolutely loved her stay. We all had an awesome, relaxing time. I'm sure you will enjoy their comments also. .See you next time

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sheila M.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful cottage with a beautiful view. Real nice neighbors. A getaway worthwhile. I will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Family Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved this place! Mom was looking for quiet place to sit and relax on vacation. This beautiful cottage is set up with lots of places for sitting, visiting, reading, and sunning! Dad was looking for a great place for boating and water sports. Indian Lake was awesome! Our family (Mom, Dad, three sons) will always remember the great time we had here.

The owners were very friendly and easy to deal with, and have done a great job making their cottage a great place for just about anyone to enjoy.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you liked the cottage and hope you will come back again. Thank you!
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Fairytail Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The first time at the Fairytale Cottage was so awesome , we had to do it again. When we did we had an even better time. Every comfort of home though away from home. Easy access. Awesome neighbors. The owners are very considerate of individual family needs. This is our experience. I'm sure your experience will be similar. We've been in May and have plans to be there again in September this year.🏠🎣🏊🚴🎶📚💻📀🌹👣🚣👍

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Get Away

  • 5 of 5

This property was just what we needed for a great get away...the cottage was great for our family with plenty of room and the location makes it easy to take in other things around the lake but we were more than satisfied just to spend our time at the cottage as the owners made us feel so welcome to there wonderful place. We definitely want to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a long werkend

  • 5 of 5

Property is well maintained, surprise package was nice addition . Marina rental close by

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Located on a 5,800 acre freshwater lake, this charming cottage overlooks the water and Pew Island, a state park with wooded walking trails and a public boat ramp. Ride a bike or walk a short distance to Cranberries Resort, one of several good restaurants and bars accessible by land or water. The possibilities for adventure seekers are endless, from water sports to bike riding. Serenity seekers will enjoy sunning on one of the decks, quietly watching fish jump, otters swim, squirrels play, and the many species of birds in the trees. Make the most of your time here - Island time is slower, but it always goes too fast.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Golf Cart Rental $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $250

$250 Refundable Damage Deposit Due at Booking. Remaining balance due 30 days before arrival.
$59 Insurance Fee
Taxes not included
Cancellation Policy: More than 30 days prior to stay = full refund. Thirty days or less until stay = 50% refund. Seven days prior to stay = non refundable.
This is a non-smoking property
Pets are not allowed.
Children are welcome
Adults must be at least 25 to rent, with proof of ID. If under 25, parent or guardian must be present during entire stay.
No parties or events.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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