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Peaceful lakefront home perfect for families - 2 1/2 hours from Chicago

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Peaceful lakefront house in the middle of Amish Country. Perfect rental property for families, guys golfing, girls weekends. Only 15 miles from Shipshewanna, charming Amish Town with fantastic dining and shopping. Easy access only 6 miles from the Indianna Toll Road. 2 1/2 hours from Chicago or 2 1/2 hours from Detroit. The Spring is a delightful time of year to watch the birth of a new season.

Regardless of the season, you and your family deserve a chance to decompress. To feel the sand between your toes, read a book in the sunroom, marvel at the beauty of a golden sunset. You will enjoy a spacious house that sleeps up to 8 comfortably, with a tri-level floor plan featuring a bright kitchen, large dining area, living room and recreation room. With front-to-back cross-breezes and ceiling fans, even August nights are comfortable sleeping. The lake and beach are right in our backyard. Most importantly, you will get decks with lake views--perfect for casual dining, sunning, reading, relaxed conversation, enjoying the outdoor fireplace and most of all, for viewing magnificent sunsets. (10 persons maximum are allowed on the premises at any time, including daytime guests -- NOT a location for receptions or weddings -- 4 car limit.)

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
June 4, 2017


Sturgis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • All beds are queen size. We use duvet covers on all our comforters. Duvet covers and all linens are freshly laundered. Each room has two cotton bathrobes.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Raft
  • Wood Deck
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • swimming
No Smoking and NO Pets are allowed inside of the home.


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Peaceful lakefront home perfect for families - 2 1/2 hours from Chicago
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

A restful retreat

  • 5 of 5

My first impression when opening the door was, "oh so pretty". The view from the front door said it all. A peaceful lake, a comfortable home, everything you needed to have fun or just take a break. We biked, kayaked, fished and floated. The home is conveniently located 14 miles from Shipshewana, and we took advantage of that. Our children, and two grandchildren had a wonderful time and so did we.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful family retreat

  • 5 of 5

Serendipity was the perfect home for our getaway with our parents, and our 11 and 13 year old sons. The house had everything we needed and more. We all loved the layout, and the comfortable furniture. We enjoyed cooking, fishing, kayaking, playing board games, napping, singing by the campfire, and relaxing in the hot tub. We also rented a pontoon boat from Corey Lake Marina and did some modest tubing on the lake. The walk up from the lake was a little tough for my in-laws (78 and 83), but manageable.

The neighborhood is quiet and friendly. Sturgis and Burr Oak provided for some field trips for those who wanted to go into town.

I would love to return here with the same family group, or with a group of friends. The views of the lake are lovely. We had a place to gather, or a place to be alone for awhile, and felt at home.

Thanks, Shelly and Ronnie, for sharing your lake retreat!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another Excellent Getaway!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much to the owners of this lovely home. We are a group of 6 - 8 women who get together each year to "fill our buckets" with friendship and fun. This is the perfect destination. The view is beautiful and peaceful. There are so many spaces to enjoy: the deck, the lake, the sunroom, the kitchen...We hope to return again next year (our 4th year at this house). One more important detail: We have always been extremely impressed with the condition and cleanliness of the property.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Really Relaxing Setting for Your Getaway

  • 4 of 5

We like to get together with our three sons and their spouses/sig others periodically for some unstructured family time away from our busy lives, and we'd all recommend this lakefront home. The house itself was very nice, and its setting and the outside amenities exceeded our expectations. The lake is small and doesn't have a sand bottom, but it is very, very picturesque. It's hard to portray how nice it is as the day changes in just a photograph -- mist in the morning, high sun on the water, a big storm, and the quiet of the evening, especially when there is a pretty sunset but even when there isn't. We swam, kayaked down a little channel following a family of swans, and took the rowboat and paddleboat out. The hot tub was nice too. There were places to gather with others, and places to be alone. We recommend not bothering to leave, just decompress right there! The towns around were not appealing to us, all the better to enjoy this home. The owner was very responsive and the home was comfortable and well equipped. This was a winner for all of us.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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MSU Fans love Serendipity on Grey Lake

  • 5 of 5

Serendipity was great! Six of us spent a relaxing, fun-filled time on the lake. The house was lovely and very clean. Everything that we needed was there, from kitchen equipment to outdoor entertainment. The owners were responsive to our questions and very welcoming and easy to work with. We are already planning a trip back next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place for girl's get away

  • 5 of 5

3 of my friends and I spent 3 nights at this lovely home. It was so relaxing and fun, we felt right at home. The beds were very comfortable and the house beautifully decorated. We enjoyed being on the lake, saw swans and beautiful sun rises and sun sets. We didn't cook, except for breakfast, but did enjoy bringing dinner home and eating it on the sun porch overlooking the lake. We did spend quite a bit in Shipshewana, IN, which was only a half hour away. Thanks for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Sturgis House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July Preimum Month
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Oct-April Heat & Propane $20
Property Damage Insuranc $79

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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