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Family Friendly Updated Lakehouse with 4 Docs Walking Distance to Indiana Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,512 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8+, 4 Boat Docs, Huge Deck, AWESOME!

Fully remodeled 3,000+ sf 3 bed / 3 bath on Lake Shafer with expansive decks, soaring views, and four docs make this a lake lovers paradise. Located in a private area yet close to downtown and .5 miles from Indiana Beach makes this perfect for a family or a summer lake house. This is a new rehab and guaranty that you will love furnishings with the highest possible quality. Property Details and Amenities Include:

- Three total bedrooms ( 3 Bedrooms with queen beds; 1 extra-large bedroom with two queen beds)

- 3 Large living areas w/ two additional pull-down beds (1 queen and 1 full)

- Large vaulted ceilings with tremendous light

- Huge kitchen with brand new stainless appliances (oven,microwave,stove,dishwasher)

- 4 large private docks (with view of fireworks in summer)

- Private backyard

- Outdoor fire pit

- Two car-garage

- The whole family will enjoy the lake boating, swimming, fishing and lounging.

- WALKING distance to Indiana Beach and marina to rent boats ( and golf course (

Please do not be alarmed by the limited reviews. We just started renting this out and we assure you that it will meet all your expectations. It is newly remodeled with all new appliances and new furniture, new beds, new linens, etc. It is truly special.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 6, 2018

About Brian

We are from Chicago and recently fully updated this lake house with modern finishes.

Brian purchased this house in 2011

Why Brian chose Monticello

Recently Renovated, new furniture, new appliances, new tv's. Just awesome.

What makes this house unique

walk to everything. lake views. brand new kitchen with new appliances and large kitchen to dining in. huge deck to take in some sun. private fenced backyard for kids.


Monticello House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3512 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Guests to swim at their own risk
  • Must adhere to House rules, including parking restriction of 4 cars. Please see parking diagram to confirm where tenants can park.
  • Must only use designated garbage cans.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master bedroom is extra large at over 500 ft with whirlpool tub and stand up shower. Second bathroom is in-suite with bedroom with shower and tub. third bathroom is common.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
  • Three total bedrooms, o Two bedrooms with new queen beds o One extra-large bedroom with two queen beds Three large living areas with two additional queen beds (pull-down)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Very Good! 4/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

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Family Friendly Updated Lakehouse with 4 Docs Walking Distance to Indiana Beach
average rating of 4.0 based on 22 reviews


  • 5 of 5

What a great place! It was so roomy for everyone, clean and the view is fantastic! Wish the firepit was in better spot, but I'm sure it's for a good reason.

Thank You! Can't wait till next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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In the worse shape than expected… But still a great time

  • 3 of 5

I had read the reviews about this house… And knew it had some issues. Unfortunately the owners had downplayed the issues of the house… We knew there was a tripping hazard but when we actually got to the house it was much worse than expected… There was actually a hole in the floor that was covered up with a piece of steel and then a rug was thrown over it… The water was extremely hard and did have a funky run egg smell to it… But that was not a very big deal. It was extremely inconvenient do you have two large fridges in the kitchen. It was very inconvenient however that in order to get to the you had to walk down 47 steps… So I would not recommend this house or anyone that is elderly that has issues with stairs or if anyone has any injuries that makes walking or steps difficult… Definitely not the house for anyone that is handicap. House was very spacious and big. It was very convenient to have a washer and dryer. It was inconvenient that the master suite had two beds in it so it could not be used as a honeymoon suite as we had originally planned. The hot tub was not working and was drained… The cover to it was broken so it just took a broom that no one could use… our overall experience was awesome… We really enjoyed the house and all of its amenities even though it had a couple of things that were dysfunctional… It was perfect for a bachelorette party but I’m not sure if I would wanted for a family vacation or anything with kids unless they were bigger

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

We stayed at this home last year too and commented on it rundown appearance but thought we would give it another try.

It must be owned by an investor because someone that came and occupy it would surely not let it get in this condition.

The outdoor grille barely works, is filthy greasy dirty.

In the secondary bedroom there is only a mattress, no box spring so the "bed" is 15" off the floor not to mention there is no furniture as in a dresser so you literally live out of the suitcase.

The hotub/whirlpool does not work.

There are nails portruding out of the dock.

The "leather" (vinyl) sofa in the TV area is pealing terribly.

The tub spout in the 2nd bathroom is coming out of the wall

If I sat with the rest of the family that was there, I know they would have more to add.

On a postive note, it was clean so it does get a star but for us, never again.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice and relaxing vacation getaway

  • 5 of 5

The property is just as it appears in the pictures. We had a large family birthday celebration and the house was perfect I will definitely be booking again next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time but a few improvements suggested

  • 4 of 5

Had a great vacation...loved the dock access and swimming access. Beautiful deck space and eating areas for large parties! The air conditioning was not cool enough in living space...very hot! The floor going into kitchen not safe. Fixing the door to patio for another entrance/exit would be very helpful! Last, there were no knives at all for cutting fruit, etc. We would rent again but wanted to make these suggestions!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious Lake House

  • 4 of 5

The house was very spacious with wonderful big windows in the dinning room, the family and the dogs loved it. We loved the beautiful views of the lake everyday. The dual refrigerators were great for all the food and snacks we had. It was very disappointing the hot tub didn't work,(as was told earlier) the men were looking forward to it, to relax in. The water had a smell, but it was not too bad, but we did use bottled water to cook, drink, and for the the dogs. The house was clean and well stocked, but a few things could have been a little better. Overall we enjoyed our stay.

Thank you for your Big Family Friendly House

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Indiana Beach
Car: recommended

Amazing location.

walk to Indiana Beach Amusement Park

Walk to rent boats and water toys

Walk to golf course and country club


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $100 + Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.