Send this page to a friend

Thank You

Your message has been sent.

You can send this page to up to five email addresses. Please separate each email address with a comma.

check navigate-up

Pam and Dan Leffers

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

No Jet Skis Here! Private lake with lots of nature and peaceful surroundings

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the HomeAway checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee

Learn more


Indiana Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 1 Bath, (Maximum 4 adults or family of 6)

This is a classic two story cabin that has been remodeled. The upstairs is the sleeping area with two small open bedrooms, a lofted sleeping area suitable for children and sitting area with fireplace. The downstairs includes a bathroom, kitchen and sitting area and opens onto a full deck with outstanding lake views and privacy. The property sits on the south end of Lake Papakeechie and backs up to the Tri-County game Preserve. This is the hilly end of the lake with heavily wooded lots that create a real sense of solitude. Wifi was installed in 2014.

Lake Papakeechie is a private lake that was created about 100 years ago by combining several smaller lakes. The lake is controlled by an owners' association and there is no public access to the lake. Motors of any kind are prohibited. This ensures a peaceful environment with excellent fishing and safe swimming. The lake is fed by artesian wells and water from the adjacent wetlands of the game preserve. The water is tested annually by the association and is consistently found to be extremely clean.

One is surrounded by nature here. The lake is home to diverse waterfoul and wildlife including swans, geese, ducks, great blue herons, beaver and a bald eagle. Hiking or hunting in the preserve is literally across the road. It feels secluded, yet the Lake Wawasee public boat launch is 5 minutes away.

The cabin is located at the bottom of a steep driveway and there are stone steps to the cabin and lakefront. This may be a consideration for those with mobility issues.

We recommend that you contact us by using the email link on this website to ensure the most dependable response time. We try to keep the calendar as current as possible so generally you can check availability here as well.

Keywords: fishing cabin, lake cottage, retreat, secluded

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pam and Dan Leffers (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Pam and Dan Leffers

We are from Fort Wayne, Indiana. I am a contractor and my wife is semi-retired after a career in non-profit. We enjoy outdoor activities, travel and family get-togethers. We have two sons who are married and one grandchild.

Pam and Dan Leffers purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Pam and Dan Leffers chose Indiana

Our family has owned property on Papakeechie for over 40 years. We love the lake and the area. Our family cottage is next door to this cabin and we purchased the cabin to provide extra space when needed and to protect our investment.

What makes this cabin unique

This lake is a vacation for the body and the mind. There is no hustle and bustle here, no jet skis roaring by and no waves crashing to shore. The loudest noise we hear are geese flying by or the sound of paddle boats in the water.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to drop you a line, we really enjoyed our stay at the red cottage. The fishing was good as well as the weather,we were impressed with the cabin as well, hopefully we can get back next year for a longer stay. Thanks for the opportunity to enjoy your property.
Jun 2010
  • 1 of 1


based on 32 traveler reviews

No Jet Skis Here! Private lake with lots of nature and peaceful surroundings
average rating of 4.59375 based on 33 reviews

Memories Made! :)

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Red Cottage - very private & quiet! Our boys fished but it was a chilly & breezy week so it was diffifcult to go out on the rowboat. The rope swing was awesome! We had lots of fun playing games, cooking (great grill) and celebrating my husband's b'day. Also visited nearby antique shops & apple orchard :) The cottage provided everything we needed along with a great selection of DVD's. It would have been nice to have firewood for the fireplace though. Acquiring the cottage, transactions, directions, ect. was made easy but don't like the numerous e-mails that follow. Overall, the Red Cottage was great place to visit and would love to go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at the cottage, despite the cold weather. I guess we should make it clear that guests have access to all of the firewood stacked up near the property. You could have had several fires and not made a dent in the stacks. We agree about the numerous emails from VRBO and expressed our concern in a recent survey. While we appreciate the services VRBO offers, we prefer to communicate with guests on our own and many of the emails from VRBO repeat the same information and have our name in the signature line. Sorry! Pam and Dan
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Aug 14-21

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place . We had a good time fishing and site seeing. Well worth the money spent.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0

Great place if you want to set in the house all day

  • 2 of 5

This property has way to many steps (inside and out). It is not set up for fishing. The boat was 3/4 full of water and not worth dipping out because ther was no oar to use. With the bathroom downstairs and the living room and bedrooms upstairs you were constantly taking steps. The house was very cute but not arranged very well. If the TV was downstairs that would be much more convenient, since we could not fish we watched a lot of movies.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We realize that not everyone will enjoy the setting that is provided at our cottage. We are very honest on our website about the amount of steps to access the cottage and the lake, but understand that was a problem for you. As you can see from other reviews, the majority of our guests enjoy their stay and fishing is a big part of that experience. The oars were in the shed and I'm afraid the constant rain this summer requires bailing out the rowboat. Sorry your stay was not what you were expecting.
Did you find this review helpful?
2 4
Muncie, IN

A great place to relax and recharge

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I did nothing for five days except eat, sleep, read, write, play Scrabble, and take long walks with our dog. We hope to make a return visit soon, and we've recommended this rental to others. The owners went above and beyond to make sure that our stay was a pleasure. One caution we would give: the property is down a rather steep incline. We had no trouble driving or walking up and down the hill, but others might, especially the elderly. Tip: If you bring large items, such as a cooler, you'll have to walk it down a small hill to get it inside. But in general, the Red Cottage is the perfect, quiet getaway at an affordable price.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0
Martinsville/Rocky Mount, VA Area

Beautiful Lake Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The Red Cottage is wonderful! We loved our stay here. The lake is so quite and peaceful. The views are magnificent! Our two little digs loved watching the geese and squirrels. The cottage is well stocked and had everything we needed. The gas grill is super nice as well. We were here for a family wedding. We hope to stay here again in the future when coming to visit our family. A perfect relaxing getaway on the lake!

Greg & Ginger

Martinsville, Virginia

  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
Eldon, MO

lake house fun

  • 5 of 5

had an absolute blast staying at this lake front house. my family really enjoyed the peace and quiet, fishing and family fun we had on our week stay there.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0


Lake Papakeechie is a private lake that does not permit motors of any kind. Rowboats, canoes, kayak, paddleboats and sailboats are welcome. This ensures a peaceful environment with excellent fishing and safe swimming. The public boat ramp for Lake Wawasee is one mile away for skiing and boating. The Tri-County Game Preserve with excellent hiking and hunting backs up to this property.


Rates & Availability

North Webster Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Season
May 27 2016 - Sep 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Weeknight rentals Sunday-Friday during peak season and non-peak $500
Weekend rentals Friday-Sunday available for $300 during non-peak season only

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
Enter dates to see total
Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Indiana Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom is on the first floor and has a shower, no tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Bed (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Small Futons (2), Queen Aero bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
pier and fishing boat

Partner Offers

Other Vacation Properties

Contact the Owner

Tell us about your trip, then book it

This property requires that you message the owner to complete your booking request.
Enter dates to calculate a quote