Perfect place to get all the family together or have a retreat! You will not find a cleaner, more welcoming cottage in the area. The Guise Guest Cottage is located less than 500 ft. from Big Turkey Lake, just down the sandy lane. There is a spacious kitchen which has a large eating area with 2 tables and a rolling island that can be moved to accommodate large gatherings. There are 3 couches (can be used for sleeping) and a chair in the living area. The 'Aloha' bedroom has a queen bed, a set of bunkbeds and a bathroom with a shower. The 'Bear 2' bedroom has a queen bed and the 'Blessings' bedroom has 2 twin beds which can be converted into a king bed. Cots are available for rent at $25/wk each. The main bathroom has a tub/shower. You provide your own bath towels and beach towels. Dish towels and dishclothes are provided. Bed linens are provided. There is a washer/dryer available for use. The property backs up against a wooded area/field. Enjoy the evenings with a campfire or make a snowman! Wood is provided. There is a deck with a table/umbrella with 6 chairs for warmer weather. A charcoal grill is available year round. Paddle boat use is free, and two adult-sized life jackets are provided (May-Oct). There is dock space available to dock one boat at no additional cost. Launch ramp is near tthe beach. Swimming at the small beach (no lifeguard) is available at no cost.(May-Oct) There are some books for all ages on the shelves, satellite TV/DVD/VCR player in the living room and some games. Oh, and don't forget to sign the boat paddle before you leave!
Some fun places to go:
Shipshewanna, about 23 minutes away, the heart of the Amish community. Lots of great shops, great homemade food, indoor waterpark, and an auction/flea market every Tues/Wed.(April-Oct)
Angola, about 25 minutes away, has an outlet mall, restaurants, movie theater and Pokagon State Park with hiking, toboggan run and cross country snow skiing.There is a Walmart, Menards, Kohls, Meijer and CVS in Angola.
Auburn, about 25 minutes away also, has a great movie theater, Cracker Barrell, fast food places, Home Depot and a Walmart just off of I-69.
Stroh, just across the lake, has a great pizza place called Pizza Plus and they have fabulous ice cream. They take cash or checks but no credit cards. The gas station in Stroh has some groceries and will take a credit card if your order is over $10. There are 2 other family/pub restaurants in Stroh. Stroh also has several places to worship on Sunday.
No pets are allowed at any time.
*** This cottage is a Non-smoking environment. We do not rent to tenants who smoke at any time, and smoking is not allowed at any time in or on the property.
Keywords: The lake front and sandy beach is just a few steps away down the lane. This 1360 sq ft cottage renovated 2 years ago has everything you need to feel comfortable and relaxed after a day of fishing, swimming, sightseeing or snowman building. Relax on the deck, sit by the bonfire, sit in the 2 person swing on the hill, play games, watch TV or watch the snow fall.
We love coming to the lake to get away! It's always a relaxing experience and it provides us a haven of rest from the demands of our busy careers. We have a large family and they, too, have come to appreciate the lake cottage as a place to come and fish, swim, lay out on the beach or relax by the campfire.
Growing up as a young girl, some of my wife's earliest memories were coming to Big Turkey Lake to her grandparent's cottage, which was located just down the road from our current vacation rental. When there was an opportunity to purchase this property, we decided to continue the tradition for our own family and provide them with some of the same memories that have been cherished over the years. Big Turkey Lake, located in Steuben County in northeast Indiana, is one of the numerous lakes in this area, and is located within reasonable driving distance from many large cities in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Illinois.
Our cottage is much larger than the average vacation rental and can easily accommodate a large family or a large group of up to 10 or 12 people. It is perfect for family reunions, church or business planning meetings, retreats, 'girl's' or 'guy's' weekend away or just a romantic get away for two. It is very close to Angola and Auburn (both about 25 minutes away) where you can find most of the necessary conveniences (grocery, hardware, restaurants, movie entertainment, etc.). It is within a reasonable driving distance (2 to 3 hours) from major cities like Indianapolis, Detroit and Chicago. Major medical services can be found in Ft. Wayne, about 45 minutes away.
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