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New Lakefront Home on Sechrist Lake (Barbee Chain of Lakes)

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Loch Sechrist Cottage is a brand new (2010) home on Sechrist lake part of the Barbee chain of lakes. Fantastic boating and swimming.

The property is was landscaped in 2010. Everything in this modern house is new. Ideal for families. The house has 3 floors of living space. Great for entertaining and socializing. Sechrist is fed by spring water and has a sandy bottom. In our opinion it has the clearest water of the other lakes in the Barbee chain. In front of the house there is a private sandy beach. The water is shallow so ideal for children.

The Barbee Lakes chain is composed of seven interconnected, natural lakes situated west of North Webster, Indiana. The lakes include Kuhn, Big Barbee, Little Barbee, Irish, Banning, Sawmill and Sechrist. They are interconnected by Grassy Creek which extends upstream from the chain to Ridinger Lake and downstream to Lake Tippecanoe. The lakes’ watershed stretches southeast into Whitley County, encompassing approximately 33,150 acres or 52 square miles.

Sechrist Lake - Deepest of the Barbee chain, Sechrist Lake covers 105 acres with a sand bottom, maximum depth of 70 feet and average depth of 35 feet. Principal game fish are large-mouth bass, small-mouth bass, pike, bluegills, perch and crappies.

There is a pier for your boat. There are local boat companies who hire boats. Please note the pier is taken out in the winter months but you can still launch a small boat from the beech. We have additional parking for boat trailers

There are excellent restaurants, golf courses , antique stores and tourist attractions. Or just come and relax

If you would like to know more or would like some pictures. Please email me and let me know a suitable time to call you

Maximum number of guests is 8 people

bing maps have up to date pics

Keywords: lake, house, cottage, Barbee chain

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 3, 2017

About The Owner

I am from Scotland and first came to this part of Indiana when I was 18 as a student working at a local summer camp. I came back many times for a vacation. I loved the lakes and so I bought a place that I , my family and friends can enjoy. I have travelled the World but here I can relax and enjoy the lake.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2010

Why The Owner chose Indiana

The house has amazing views. Sechrist has crystal clear water and is great for swimming.

What makes this cottage unique

The house is brand new and furnished to a high standard. You not only have one lake but you get access to 7 lakes.


Warsaw Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair 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
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sofa bed in family area. There is also a inflatable queen bed that can be used
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Three Seasons Room


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

New Lakefront Home on Sechrist Lake (Barbee Chain of Lakes)
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Columbia Station,Ohio USA


  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for somewhere to relax than this is the place. Every room has a beautiful view of the lake. This home is immaculate and has everything you need for a perfect getaway,whether it be,spring,summer,fall or winter. My husband & I spent Oct. 25 thru Oct.29 and had good enough weather to take the paddle boat and kayaks out to enjoy the lake 2 of those days. There is a small beach and fire-pit with chairs to enjoy, something I did not see with other properties.Mr.Flannigan is readily available to answer any question you may have. Thank You Owen for sharing your beautiful home. We hope to return in the summer.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oro Valley, AZ

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This "cottage" is so much more than a vacation rental. It is a retreat from a busy life. The beds are so comfortable, the kitchen beautifully stocked, the chairs perfect for curling up in with a book. This home looks out over the lake and we watched the light change daily, snow fall, swans swim by, etc. Even in the depths of winter, the cottage heats easily. The owners are lovely accommodating people from Scotland, and we enjoyed the Scottish touches throughout. I can't recommend this place enough. It is an easy drive to Winona Lake and Warsaw, where we have family. We love Loch Sechrist so much, we can't wait to go back again this Christmas!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Wayne, IN

Hidden Treasure

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful find. Loch Sechrist was better than a 5 Star Resort for our family. Beautiful home and accomodations for a wonderful vacation. The lake (Sechrist) is clear, deep and beautiful to swim in. The sandy beach right in front of the cottage was perfect for the little kids to play in and build sand castles. We used the two kayaks everyday to explore the lakes and surrounding areas. We rented a speed boat from a local marina and that allowed us to go to all the lakes and enjoy the skiing and tubing adventures as well. After a couple of days we were able to relax and feel like we had really gotten away even though we were close enough to have friends and family come up for nice one day visit. Thank you for a wonderful vacation! We plan to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winchester, KY

Like home!!

  • 5 of 5

After most vacations, there's something about coming "home" ... but leaving Loch Seechrist was almost like leaving home. The house was perfect for our family getaway, lots to do and see. My two-year old LOVED the beach and playing in the sand. My teenagers loved the kayaking, relaxing evenings watching TV and sleeping in the hammock in the shady back yard. My wife and I loved the beautiful views from the master bedroom and from the back deck as well as watching our family enjoy their relaxing vacation. The neighbors were very nice, even bringing over some sand toys for our little guy to play with. We were blessed to find this rental on such short notice and hope to return again in the future. Thank you Owen for making us feel so welcome in your home.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This house far exceeded anything we had expected from what we saw here on the VRBO listing. The pictures don't even do the house justice for how beautiful and clean it is and the views of the lake are phenomenal! Neighbors were pleasant, lake environment was relaxing and the house had all the amenities you could think of; hammock, swing, sandy beach for the kids, kayaks, great TV with movie channels for relaxing at night after long days in the water and even a UK version of Monopoly that was a blast! The house was also incredibly well stocked with sheets, blankets, towels and kitchen/cooking supplies! And the owner, Owen, was phenomenal to work with and incredibly helpful!

After having used VRBO for other rentals and spending HOURS sorting through different listings, I can definitely say we will be back here regularly!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Romeoville, IL

Cindy and Jim and Friends

  • 5 of 5

This brings back the many memories of my childhood summers on Sechrist Lake. It was wonderful to see the Lakes again! I was able to share new memories with my husband and another couple we brought along. The cottage was gorgeous and everything was provided! Loved the view! The water was crystal clear and not alot of traffic. The Barbee Landing was fun during the day and when they had Karaoke! We will be back again! Thank you to Owen and the helpful neighbors!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

A couple of Kayaks that you can use


Rates & Availability

Warsaw Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
pre summer
Jan 26 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

$60 cleaning fee

Please note for 2017 I am not taking bookings until end of year

Pay by cheque/bank transfer. $200 refundable deposit to secure booking. 50% 60 days prior. Balance 14 days prior

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