CHARMING AND AFFORDABLE LAKE COTTAGE, NEWLY REMODELED IN 2012

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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CHARMING AND AFFORDABLE LAKE COTTAGE, NEWLY REMODELED IN 2012

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Efficiency Cottage With Kitchenette And Lake Views And Access

Chandler's Knob is a 225 square foot efficiency cottage, newly restored and remodeled in 2012. It is primarily intended for individuals or couples, but there is also a single hide-a-bed for a third person (maximum occupancy is 3). The open floor plan makes it feel much more spacious than the square-footage would imply.

Comforts include a double bed with all-cotton coverings, a kitchenette with sink, microwave, cooktop, and refrigerator/freezer, a dinette table with chairs, a bathroom with shower, and a living area with hide-a-bed couch and flat-screen TV with DVD player.

WIFI is available, and the heat and air conditioning make it suitable for all seasons - come play in the water or on the ice!

The historic nature of Chandler's Knob has been preserved through the remodel, which means that the ceilings are of varying heights and are relatively low -- the cottage is best suited to people of average height or below. I am roughly 5'11', and am comfortable throughout the building.

We have a pier that guests may use during their visit. The marina just down the street has a launch available if you bring a boat.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Paul Henning

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Paul and Jenny moved to the area in 1989. We raised our daughter here. We are active in our church, and love to meet new people. We regularly think about what a blessing it is to live in such a beautiful area, and are eager to share it with you!

Paul Henning purchased this cottage in 1995

In the 1930s and 1940s, Barbee became a popular tourism destination, to enjoy our beautiful and clean lakes. Lots were sold, and early cottages were built. These were usually very simple fishing cottages, only a single room, and about 8 feet square. Over time, they were replaced with larger homes, or turned into a shed for a newer home.

Barbee remains a popular vacation spot, but only a few of the original cottages remain. Chandler's Knob is one of these originals. It started out only 8 feet square, then doubled in size, and eventually became its current size of 225 square feet. In recent years, the building was used mostly for storage, and as a place for our daughter to host sleepovers.

Over time, the years took their toll on Chandler's Knob. So, in 2012, a labor of love began. We fully restored the cottage to far beyond its original glory. We fully insulated it for all-season use, and added the modern conveniences. It now contains all the comforts you would desire, but in a tidy and affordable package.

Our home is immediately adjacent to Chandler's Knob. When we first viewed the property in 1995, our then-young daughter told us we must purchase it, because she wanted the little summer house to play in. We love the lake view, the access to the water, the gentle resort atmosphere, and Chandler's Knob, itself, has always been a special building to us. In 2012, we set out to make it into what we had always imagined it could be.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property Reviews

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Charming and Affordable Lake Cottage, Newly Remodeled in 2012
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Charming and Affordable Lake Cottage, Newly Remodeled in 2012
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North Webster Indiana
5

Lake lover

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We enjoyed our stay at the cottage , It is cozy ,private yet it sits in the middle of the Barbee chain. Our hosts were very accommodating ,polite and caring.…! Our trip was excellent,we also enjoyed the local restaurants which had great food and service. Our time to their as a couple was wonderful. We will be back!
Recommended for:  Age 55+
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Charming and Affordable Lake Cottage, Newly Remodeled in 2012
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p450692vbi
+1 574-377-9902
North Webster Indiana
5

Lake lover

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We enjoyed our stay at the cottage , It is cozy ,private yet it sits in the middle of the Barbee chain. Our hosts were very accommodating ,polite and caring.…! Our trip was excellent,we also enjoyed the local restaurants which had great food and service. Our time to their as a couple was wonderful. We will be back!
Recommended for:  Age 55+
Owner's Response: We are really glad you chose to stay at Chandler's Knob, and are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again the next time you are in the area!
business
Charming and Affordable Lake Cottage, Newly Remodeled in 2012
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p450692vbi
+1 574-377-9902
North Webster Indiana
5

Lake lover

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We enjoyed our stay at the cottage , It is cozy ,private yet it sits in the middle of the Barbee chain. Our hosts were very accommodating ,polite and caring.…! Our trip was excellent,we also enjoyed the local restaurants which had great food and service. Our time to their as a couple was wonderful. We will be back!
Recommended for:  Age 55+
business
Charming and Affordable Lake Cottage, Newly Remodeled in 2012
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p450692vbi
+1 574-377-9902
North Webster Indiana
New Lenox, IL
5

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We found the location of this cottage perfect for our week long fishing trip. It is located on the Barbie Chain with a boat launch a half a block away. We also went fishing on neighboring Webster and Tippy. The owners were friendly and helpful.
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Charming and Affordable Lake Cottage, Newly Remodeled in 2012
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p450692vbi
+1 574-377-9902
North Webster Indiana
5

Barbee lake chain vacation. July 28. 2013

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
The stay at the cottage was just what was needed. 10-15 family members were less than 10 min away at a campground and I'm an air conditioning person. Very clean and everything worked well. The pictures are VERY truthful.My Grandparents always had a cottage in the area when I was growing up; such a quaint, peaceful feeling around all the Lakes. This is the second year that my siblings, some cousins and children have come back to the area.(we are all in our fifties) food at local Barbee Hotel was very good.

I will certainly consider the cottage again.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing to stay at Chandler's Knob! We are proud of the property, so we are really pleased that you were pleased. We hope to be your choice again for your next visit to the Barbee Lakes!
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Warsaw Municipal Airport, Warsaw, IN
Nearest Train
36 Miles
Elkhart Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
U.S. 30 at IN-13, in Pierceton, IN
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Sechrist Lake public swim area.
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Barbee Landing
Nearest Ski
56 Miles
Swiss Valley Ski Area, Jones, Michigan
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Little Bighorn Golf Club, Warsaw, IN
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Barbee Hotel Fine Dining
Car: necessary

Sechrist Lake is located in the Barbee Chain of Lakes, an historic lake resort area dating back to the early parts of the 20th century.

Nearby are Amish attractions such as Shipshewana (with its world famous flea market), the Wagon Wheel Theater (featuring live theater as well as a steady stream of popular concerts), historic Winona Lake, Grace College, Lake Wawasee (Indiana's largest natural lake), Lake Tippecanoe (Indiana's deepest natural lake), the Tri-County Fish and Wildlife Area, Lake Webster (famous for its musky fishing. And, don't miss an evening cruise on the Dixie - Indiana's oldest sternwheel paddleboat), and so much more.

Just eight miles down the road is the small town of Pierceton, well-known for its numerous antique shops.

Barbee has long been a popular spot to enjoy the lakes in a quiet, small community setting, and it is close enough to Elkhart, South Bend, and Fort Wayne to easily take in the city attractions, as well.

The Barbee Chain consists of 7 lakes -- Sechrist, Sawmill, Irish, Banning, Little Barbee, Big Barbee, and Kuhn. In addition, smaller boats can travel through Grassy Creek, which adds in Lakes Tippecanoe, James, and Oswego. Fishing is extremely popular throughout the year, and water skiing is available on Big Barbee, as well as on several larger lakes in the area.

In the winter, you will find a special quiet relaxation here, and we have outstanding ice fishing on the lakes, or in the many sheltered blind channels.

Sechrist Lake itself is deep and clear, as it is fed by several springs. The lake flows out, keeping it clean.

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Availability & Rates

North Webster Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Winter Retreats
Nov 1 - Apr 30
$55
$350
2 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$100
$125
Fri,Sat
$455
$1,650
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150.00
Tax Rate 12.0%

Cancellation Policy

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

North Webster Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 225 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Budget
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom contains a standard toilet, pedestal sink and shower. Hot water is on-demand, so you will never run out! Towels are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • This efficiency cottage has a comfortable double bed with a new mattress in 2012. The sheets, blanket and quilt are all cotton for your comfort.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 3 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • hunting
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