CHARMING AND AFFORDABLE LAKE COTTAGE, NEWLY REMODELED IN 2012

Paul Henning

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
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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:
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
My sister and I recently spent four days and three nights at this charming cottage at Sechrist Lake. It is small, but perfect for two or three and didn't feel close or crowded in the least. It was well equipped with just about every need addressed. Everything was new and the decor was visually pleasing and attractive. The bed was extremely comfortable to sleep in. Even though it was only a full size bed, we did not feel cramped. While the cottage is not lakefront, we found enough to do in the surrounding area that it didn't matter too much. We spent a day on the beach at Center Lake in Warsaw, took a tour of Lake Webster on the sternwheel paddle boat, the Dixie, and explored the antique shops in nearby Pierceton. Having the cottage to return to after a busy day was something we looked forward to and it was relaxing just to be there whether reading, watching TV, or taking an afternoon nap. We totally enjoyed our time there and would consider returning. I may even return alone for a few days of quiet time. The owners, Paul and Jenny, were friendly and helpful and clearly have pride in ownership of this unique little gem of a place.
Jul 2013
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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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SECRIST LAKE ANNIVERSARY

  • 4 of 5
My husband and I had a nice time at your little lake cottage. We enjoyed the fishing on Secrist Lake. There was plenty of space for just the two of us. It was nice to have the gas grill to use. Thanks for being so helpful with anything that we needed. We will definitely use this cottage again. My husband is already thinking of coming back to fish in the fall with his brother. This is a great place for 1 person or two people that do not mind
close quarters. It felt like a small studio apartment. Far better than a hotel room!
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
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COZY, RELAXING, FRIENDLY

  • 5 of 5
Ideal for a couple wanting to spend a relaxing weekend away from the stresses of business, or kids, or whatever. However, don't be taller than 6' (my husband just made it!). Owners could not have been nicer and were genuinely concerned with our having an enjoyable visit.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
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Chicago, IL
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WEEKEND GET-A-WAY

  • 5 of 5
We recently had a wonderful stay in this cottage. The owners were incredibly gracious hosts who went out of their way to ensure we had what we needed for our stay. They were very flexible to accommodate for our schedule changes. The cottage is very cute, functional and packs a lot of amenities into a smaller space. We were wish we could have stayed longer!!
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us! He came to take a class in a nearby town, while she came to participate in a tri-athalon. We are close to Winona Lake and Warsaw, which are home to many civic and cultural events -- the Orthopaedic Center hosts many conventions, the MasterWorks Music Festival, the Fat and Skinny Bike Fest, the Wagon Wheel Theater, and many more, in addition to our many lakes. Join the fun!
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PERFECT FOR EXTENDED STAY FOR 1 OR 2 PEOPLE!

  • 5 of 5
I needed a place to stay for 10 days near Warsaw, so that I wouldn't have to make two 20-hour round trips from Minnesota over two weekends. I didn't want to spend $$ on hotels and restaurant food. This little cottage was perfect for my needs. The owners were very kind and accommodating, even with my crazy reservation changes! A toaster malfunctioned while I was there, and they immediately replaced it. The cottage is situated between two lakes on the Barbee chain. I brought my bike along, and spent a few early mornings riding it around the lakes. Unfortunately, I was unable to spend the ten days entirely on vacation, but getting connected was no problem, and I was able to work remotely when I needed to. All the appliances were new/like new, and the cottage was clean. Soft water in the shower!!! I will look for this cottage again if I should have a future need to return to Warsaw for more than a couple days. Highly recommend for one or two people!!
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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WHITING IN
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FISHING TRIP

  • 4 of 5
I LIKE THE COTTAGE THAT IT WAS KEPT CLEAN WHEN I FIRST ARRIVED AND THEIR WERE CERTAIN AMMENTIES WHE I FIRST ARRIVED LIKE COFFEE,PAPER TOWELS , TOWELS FOR THE SHOWER AND STUFF LIKE THAT I WAS NOT EXPECTING. ALSO I LIKE THE FACT THAT PAUL SET UP A PLACE FOR ME TO CLEAN FISH AND HELP ME LEARNED THE BARBIES CHAIN OF LAKES AND I HAD A PIER FOR MY BOAT TO USE. NEXT TIME I WOULD BE A LITTLE MORE SPARTAN WHAT I BRING FOR MY USE IN THE COTTAGE. I WOULD DEFINETLY RECCOMMEND THIS PLACE FOR 1 OR 2 FISHERMAN , A COUPLE FOR A ROMANTIC GETAWAY,OR A COUPLE WITH 1 SMALL CHILD FOR A VACATION.
  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks! As Thomas points out, we try to provide all you need to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Linens, pillows, towels, dishes, cookware, coffee, appliances, WiFi, etc -- all provided. We even provide a limited selection of family movies. Come and relax! See you next time, Thomas!
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LAKE LOVER

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+
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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

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North Webster Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter Retreats
Nov 1 - Apr 30
2 night minimum stay
$55
$350
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$90
From
$110
Fri,Sat
$455
$1,650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
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:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • 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:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 3 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
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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