|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
A perfect place for you to get all the family together or host a retreat! Our cottage is smoke-free and you will not find a cleaner, more welcoming cottage in the area (we do not rent to smokers). The Guise Guest Cottage is located less than 500 ft. from Big Turkey Lake, just down the sandy lane. At the end of the lane on the left is the beach and on the right is the boat dock. A paddle boat and a row boat with oars are included and there are two adult-sized life jackets provided (May-Oct). There is dock space available to dock one boat at no additional cost. Launch ramp is near the beach. The dock is put in the water in May and is taken out the last of October. Fishing from the dock is usually very good and bait can be purchased across the lake at the Sandwich Shop. The kids will have a great time digging in the sand, making sand castles and swimming at the beach. Adults are responsible for their children as there is no lifeguard. The cottage property backs up against a wooded area/field. There is a great hill for the kids to run up and down and a 2 person swing at the top of the hill for Mom and Dad. Enjoy the evenings with a campfire and wood is provided. There is a deck with a table/umbrella with 6 chairs for the warmer weather. A charcoal grill is available year round (please bring your own charcoal). Coming summer 2015: in the backyard an additional hangout area - a covered deck with a swing! Inside the cottage 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 is a new mini Keurig coffeemaker in addition to the Mr Coffee coffeemaker. 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. Please let us know in advance if you would like the king bed. The main bathroom has a tub/shower. You provide your own bath towels and beach towels. Dish towels and dishclothes are provided. 'Starter' paper towel, napkins, tissue, toilet paper and trash bags are provided but you will need to bring more for the rest of your stay. Bed linens are provided. There is a washer/dryer available for use. Bring own detergent. Additionally, there are some books for all ages on the shelves, wireless broadband internet, 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). Kukui Shave Ice is great and has a gum ball in each dish. The Eash Bulk Grocery store has some great bargains and the deli is really good and priced reasonably. They only take cash or check at the grocery. And if you want to hold and love on some puppies go next door to E&S Sales. We got our sweet Maltipoo puppy there.
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 and More. 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 the cottage or on the property.
Keywords: The lake view and sandy beach is just a few steps away down the lane. This 1360 sq ft cottage renovated 2010 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. Wireless internet available.
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.
Jerry Guise purchased this cottage in 2008
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.
great clean cottage. Well stocked!!! Nice beach unfortunately fishing was not great our week there, but the kids had a wonderful time. We would highly recommend this rental. The owners were so helpful with our questions. Fun things to do in Angola and Shipshewana is so close. Thanks !!!!!
This cottage was all the ad says and more!
The interior was completely updated, with all walls covered in white beadboard. The kitchen had white cabinets with glass inserts, which revealed red dishes. Adorable. The kitchen had two tables and a movable island. We had our garden group staying there. We went to Shipshewana auction and sightseeing. It was only about 1/2 hour away. We are already planning our next trip.
We met some old college friends we hadn't seen since our weddings. 10 years later, we each have four kids. Our kids had a blast making new friends and the adults really enjoyed catching up! The house was perfect for our two families. Kitchen was well stocked, nice amount of space for the kids to play since we had such nasty weather the whole time. Love the remodeling and décor ? Very homey feeling. Would love to come back and experience all that the lake has to offer when the weather has improved. Also, thank you for providing such a nice house that is solo affordable!!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 15 2015 - Sep 10 2015
3 night minimum stay
Sep 11 2015 - Nov 19 2015
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning / 8 or more||$80.00 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$250.00|
Holiday Rates apply as follows:
Memorial Day: May 22-25, 2015 - $135 per night/min 3 night stay
July 4th: July 2-6, 2015 - $135 per night / min 3 night stay
Labor Day: Sept 4-7, 2015- $135 per night /min 3 night stay
Thanksgiving: Nov 25-29, 2015-$135 per night/min 3 night stay
Christmas: Dec 23-27, 2015-$135 per night/min 3 night stay
New Years: Dec 30-Jan 3, 2016/$135 per night/min 3 night stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.