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Summertime Sun & Fun -- Lake Wawasee Pier 121

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
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. Bed linens and bath towels are provided.

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 6 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


Syracuse Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 6:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • No campfires, campers, tents, RVs
  • No fireworks, weapons
  • Quiet time: 10pm to 7:30am, no loud music anytime
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • 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 ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • 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


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Summertime Sun & Fun -- Lake Wawasee Pier 121
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Fun and Sun

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the cottage. Ample room with 3 bedrooms and bath in cottage and 4th bedroom in the renovated garage with nice laundry and bathroom. Loved the swimming, nice and sandy. Excellent location and ample parking. Well furnished. Nice screened in front porch and roomy front yard. Nice pier also.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen, Thanks for the review. We're glad to hear your family enjoyed the cottage had a good time. We hope you can visit Lake Wawasee again in the near future.
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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: July 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: June 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: August 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: August 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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Mike Messmer
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Mike Messmer

We have owned a cottage at Lake Wawasee since 1987.

Mike Messmer purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Mike Messmer chose Syracuse

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.


Local Syracuse Community Center offers skateboard park, softball field, and indoor basketball


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Bed Linens & Towels $150
Taxes Included w/Rent $0
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Included w/Rent $0

Paper Towels and Toilet Paper Initially Stocked; guests provide additional for extended stays
No Pets, no exceptions
Maximum staying overnight: 8 adults
Maximum people on the property during the day: 16 people

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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