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Lake Shelbyville Vacation Home, Corner Lot, Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Charming Corner lot home minutes to Lake Shelbyville

Love spending time at the lake? Would your group like to stay together in a unique 2 story cottage style home with lots of character that is close to both Lake Shelbyville and town amenities as well? Located within walking distance to several downtown shops and only 1 mile to public boat ramps and beaches.

Two story cottage style home built in 1870, great updated, fully furnished kitchen and dining room, comfy living area space around the flat screen wifi TV (no cable). Large utility room with washer/dryer, utility sink, and it has doggie door access to a fenced in back yard. Housebroken dogs and responsible owners are welcome! Dogs must be approved in advance and a pet fee and refundable damage deposit will be required.

Almost all furniture and the flat screen TV are new, a new curved corner shower has been added to the bathroom off the master bedroom. This house has convenience and style!

Upstairs are 2 bedrooms and a closet with games at the top of the stairs. The master bedroom is downstairs and has an access door to the backyard deck that looks out over the fenced in back yard, where you can sit in the rocking chairs and sip coffee in the morning. There is a queen sleeper sofa in the living room as well.

Off street parking for vehicles or a boat is available, just pull in the driveway on the right side of the house and park in front of the carriage house, please do not block the alley. Parking on the Walnut Street side of the house is also an option.

A charcoal grill, fire pit, and picnic table are at the house. Firewood is available for purchase at any gas station in town. Some charcoal and grilling supplies are in the laundry room area.

This house is at the corner of N 2nd Street and W Walnut Street. Google maps street view is not giving correct images, they are showing the other end of the block. Working on getting this updated with Google (wish me luck), but I can email you better outside pics on request.

More Details

Property Manager
Jean Carter
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Jean Carter

My husband Steve and I met when I moved to Findlay, IL in high school, and we still have family in the area. We have found that many people prefer small town based vacations, and the fun of discovering new places and meeting new people. We rent one house in Findlay and now rent a second house in Shelbyville IL.

Jean Carter purchased this house in 2015

Why Jean Carter chose Shelbyville

This house was built in 1870, has been nicely updated and well cared for, and my husband has built several very unique lamps and other furniture pieces that make this home much more enjoyable for a group than separate rooms at a motel.

A firepit is in the back yard, wood is available at most any gas station/convenience store in town. We have 4 camping style bag chairs available for use. A picnic table is stored in the garage and a charcoal grill is just steps outside from the kitchen.

What makes this house unique

For boaters - close to Shelbyville 9th Street boat ramp.

For meat lovers - Wade's Meat Market is only 5 blocks away and has an awesome selection of meats for you grill-masters!

Within walking distance are several downtown Shelbyville shops, and the Roxy Theater for entertainment on a rainy day.


Shelbyville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full Bath off Living room - toilet , tub , shower
    Bath off Master Bedroom - toilet , shower , New flooring and new corner shower in here.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Upstairs room with one twin and one double bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs bedroom with 1 queen bed.
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , On first floor off of living room, has door to a back deck
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Do you enjoy the boating and fishing, but not wanting to camp at the end of the day. You can have the best of both by staying at our conveniently located house.


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Lake Shelbyville Vacation Home, Corner Lot, Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our girls weekend #2 At the Lake was awesome! Love this property! Thank you, Jean!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Karen, that’s what we want, for everyone to have a great time and enjoy friends and family. Appreciate your feedback!
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We loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

Me and the girls meet you for some fun art and Bible journaling! The place was perfect! We hope to meet there again next year... Or sooner! The owner was friendly and wonderful!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent communication between owner and myself. Very pleasant and quick to respond to email.

Nice large rooms w amazing character. First floor has been updated and contains home made Edison bulb pieces made by the owner. Very cool.

Many amenities of home.

Back yard is fenced in and an excellent place to relax w a bottle of wine. Quiet , cute neighborhood very easy to find.

I will definitely look for this property again when planning a get away to the area.

Thank you

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would love to have you back any time. My husband has put a lot of creative energy into designing and building the Edison bulb light fixtures, glad you liked them!
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The property was great.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay. The property was great. The owners were very responsive and accommodating. We were able to check in a little early, which after traveling since 5:30 am was a blessing. The only negative things were the TV never worked (or we couldn't figure it out) and we could never get the internet to work. We used the hotspot on our phone but the owner might want to look into that.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the info, wish you had called us. Once in a great while we have an internet glitch but have always been able to reset it by unplugging the connection right under the tv. Glad you were able to work around it but shouldn't have to!
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Fantastic gathering place!

  • 5 of 5

This place was huge, clean and very well appointed with everything you could possibly need! We had 5 adults and two dogs who all were very pleased. Loved the decor and so enjoyed the back porch and fenced yard with fire pit. Only wish we could have stayed longer! Great location! Hope to visit again.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly as advertised. It was minutes from the lake and from little restaurants and shops. Great backyard for the dog and for having a fire. The square dining room table was perfect for playing games. Thanks for sharing your home with us. We had a wonderful weekend.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

The best overview of what the town and area around Lake Shelbyville have to offer is at, it's a great resource!




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 8.1%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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