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Summertime Sun & Fun -- Lake Wawasee Pier 121

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Family Friendly Lakefront Cottage: 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8

Enjoy cool lake breezes and warm summer sun while relaxing on the lakefront pier, which is over 100 feet long with a 22 feet by 12 feet sitting area at the end of the pier.

The lakeside pier has a large swimming & wading area with a sandy lake bottom. The pier has stairs and a handrail so grandparents and kids have easy access in and out of the water.

The lakefront pier is only 50 feet from the porch. There are no stairs to climb to access the pier. Wading depths range from 16 inches at the seawall to 36 inches at the end of the 100 foot pier. Twenty feet beyond the pier, it is over 6 feet deep.

The cottage is single story with no stairs to climb to access the cottage or piers. Pier 121 is located on a private drive with reduced traffic, which provides added safety for kids and less noise for those who want a more peaceful stay.

The cottage has four bedrooms and sleeps 8 people comfortably (6 twin beds and 1 double bed). It also has one cot with a foam mattress which is suitable for a child or teenager.

Pier 121 has the charm of a vintage cottage featuring:

- Screened Porch with Picnic Table and 2 Rocking Chairs

- Original Screened Doors

- Original Kitchen Cabinets

- Original Kitchen Countertop (retro-yellow!!)

Pier 121 also has modern amenities:

- Gas Grill

- Air Conditioning

- 32 inch TV with VCR and DVD

- Satellite Direct TV

- Water softener

- Full Laundry

- Gas oven and cooktop

- Side-by-side refrigerator with ice maker

- Microwave Oven

- Mr Coffee, Toaster, Blender

- Wireless Internet

The cottage is fully furnished, however guests provide their own bed sheets and pillow cases. Linens and are offered as an option (add $100).

The cottage can be rented for a weekend, weekdays (2 days minimum) or a full week.

Arrival and departure times during non-peak periods can be more flexible.

If renting the weekend for 2 nights, the published rates are based on arriving after 6 pm on Friday and departing by 9 pm on Sunday.

The property is located on a peninsula and has another pier on the channel, which is located across the road. So you can dock you boat(s) on the lakeside pier or the channel pier. You can park your boat trailer on the back lot by the channel.

Both the lakeside pier and the channel pier are good for fishing.

More Details

Mike Messmer
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 5, 2017

About Mike Messmer

We have owned a cottage at Lake Wawasee since 1987.

Mike Messmer purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Mike Messmer chose Indiana

We wanted a weekend get-away for fun and relaxation for our family. Ideally, with good fishing, sailing, boating, and water sports. With over 3000 acres, Lake Wawasee offers it all.

There is plenty of room to sail, jet ski, or water ski. And on the weekdays, it seems you have the entire lake to yourself.

The water is very clean and clear. Lake Wawasee is located at a high elevation with limited run off into the lake.

We liked having picnics and hanging out at the sand bar. Boat-in-worship on Sunday mornings is a delight.

Also, the lake offers the convenience of 3 marinas and 3 restaurants, which are accessible from the lake.

What makes this cottage unique

Quiet private drive. No stairs to climb for access to the lake. The screened porch with rocking chairs is always cool and comfortable. Nice swim area with sandy lake bottom.


Syracuse Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Largest bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 4th BR located in cottage addition
  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (6)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
- Lakeside pier with 12 foot x 20 foot sitting area - large swimming area with sandy lake bottom - property located on private road with minimal traffic - back lot with 2nd pier - dock your boat on lakeside pier or channel pier - neighborhood boat ramp within 100 ft - water softener & iron filter in cottage


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Summertime Sun & Fun -- Lake Wawasee Pier 121
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
Indianapolis, Indiana

Summer Rental

  • 5 of 5

My family rented Mike's house for a week this summer. The house was clean and comfortable, and the location is fantastic. The kids had a great time swimming off the pier and fishing in the channel. The neighbors were very nice - including Mike, who lives next door.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A family reunion at the Lake

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at Mike's place on Lake Wawasee and had a very nice time. We particularly liked the screen porch and the view from the living room. The pier was great for swimming and lounging.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indianapolis, IN

Sister Trip 2015

  • 5 of 5

Our trip was a dream come true. The home was perfect and there is no words to describe the lake. Although the weather was very cold, we had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long time friends yearly guy trip

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the place and lake very much. Only issues we had was wish we had a bigger boat and more hours in a day to enjoy it!

Houses were a bit close together from a "party" standpoint but neighbors were not bothersome.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Todd... Don't wait !!! Start now to persuade one of your buddies to buy a bigger boat for next year...all kidding aside, glad to hear you had a good time.
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Delray Beach, FL

Perfect lake house

  • 5 of 5

Mike and his home at Pier 121 were perfect for our family. I have been visiting Lake Wawasee for many years, including spending summers there as a kid. Given that Pier 121 represents an old fashioned lake house, it really brought back great memories. The house had great lake views, great fishing just off the pier and was very clean (we actually met the cleaning crew as we were moving in - very conscientious). I would recommend Pier 121 to anyone, and hope we can stay there next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Frank....thanks for the comments. Glad to hear you had a great time. We hope you and your family can visit again next year.
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Great Lake Wawasee vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for a week in June and it was great! The house was clean and accommodated 8 adults comfortably. Having the separate laundry room was nice and we enjoyed the screened porch and patio. It was nice to have such a large front yard since we had a lot of family stop by during the day. The beach and the pier were very good with a sandy bottom for easy walking. It was shallow enough at the end of the pier to walk around, too. It sounds like a small thing, but having a ladder to get out of the water is a nice convenience. I would definitely recommend this property and we would consider renting again.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Syracuse Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 12 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mid June
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late June
Jun 23 2017 - Jun 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Prime Time
Jul 7 2017 - Aug 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid August
Aug 11 2017 - Aug 17 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Late August
Aug 18 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 7 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Sep 8 2017 - Oct 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

No Pets, no exceptions
Maximum staying overnight: 8 adults
Maximum people on the property during the day: 16 people
Other terms and conditions in the LEASE

Confirm Reservation: 50% of RENT
Balance due April 1 or 45 days before arrival (whichever is earlier)
Cancellation: 100% refund if cancelled at least 45 days before arrival, or if another rental is secured
$500 damage deposit check is only cashed if there is damage

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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