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Labor Day 2017 special- book this year and get a free 2018 June week on us!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Lake James,very private home,4 bedrms,sleeps12, 2huge LOTs-beach-call today

****as of 8.14.2017** Last minute special- book Labor Day week and get a free week in June 2018! Call now and get 2 FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! free week next year in June!! CALL ME this will not last. Great private boardwalk and pier. Our home is nestled among 50-60 huge trees on 3-4 acres of private land. As you enjoy your coffee in the morning on the monstrous 20 by 25 deck sitting enjoying the lake and all the wildlife you'll know you arrived. Unlike so many lake homes that have no privacy and your neighbors are just feet away you'll find you can't see our neighbors just the beauty of Lake James! Large home, over 2300 sq feet, 2 screened in decks for the evenings and all the yard you could want for sun bathing, volleyball, grass sledding or just relaxing in the many seating areas across the property. Other ideas and guest favorites:

- Bring your boat and fishing gear. Skiing, tubing and sunbathing are all available during your stay. Make sure you swing by the the lake's sandbar and grab lunch from the floating aqua grill.

- 4-5 miles of biking

-1200 Acre Pokagon State Park. Enjoy the huge lodge on Lake James, Potawatomi Inn. 10 miles of hiking trails,

horseback riding, winter activities!

-June on Lake James has Fort Wayne's Philharmonic playing a Pop's concert from Pokagon Beach while you listen from your boat! Take a tour of Satek Winery or Buffalo ranch.

-July- Lake James Fireworks and Family boat flotilla! Bring your boat and enter the parade of 40-50 boats.

-All summer enjoy Lake James Yacht Club racing series. All races start at 10:00am on First basin. Race MC Scow, M-20 Scows. Use the link above to get more details.

- The Fall brings the colors and some of the best boating and canoeing James has to offer. Very quiet sunny days and cozy fires at night.

-Enjoy Pokagon all year long. 1200 acres, 10 miles of hiking and bike trails wind through the park. Winter only speeds up the fun, enjoy speeds of 35mph on the frozen toboggan track and cross country skiing. Of course snowmobiling is perfect when we get snow!

- January- join the Polar Bear Club!

Websites to explore : Full schedule of year long events. The float boat fly-in each year!! Check out the pictures.

More Details

Steve Waggoner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Steve Waggoner

My wife and I have been renting our home for 5 years. The home has been in our family for 25 years and over half of our renters are repeat guests. We hope you will decide to stay season after season as well.

Steve Waggoner purchased this house in 2005

Why Steve Waggoner chose Fremont

We have no neighbors that can see or hear you on our deck- Nearest neighbor is a 7 iron away. You can spend your days on the lake, swimming off the private dock or association pier. We are close to the family sandbar so you can swim out or watch from one of the few deck and sitting areas. If you have a large family or will have friends join you for a day our 2 large lots provide unlimited parking, great sun and shade and a wonderful sandy beach. If you like exploring, bring a golf cart or ATV. Our home is located in very wooded addition and there are endless walking paths or riding to expore the 20 + acres in our area and the two attached islands. Enjoy the 3-4 places to eat on the lake or a endless boat ride of Lake James 3 basins, Snow Lake, Big Otter and Little Otter or Jimmerson and the Nevada Mills Dam. Great for memories.

What makes this house unique

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Guestbook comments from the owner


Just finished our week at your beautiful lake home. Thank you!

Jun 2013
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Fremont House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bedroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , downstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , upstairs bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom-Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , wake up looking into the woods and the lake
    bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , Ground Level, Bunkbeds and twin bed.
    bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2nd kitchen, can be rented separately as large studio
    bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , up the circular staircase. 2 twins hidden away-great for kid
  • Note: Upstairs bedroom 3 has additional twin beds for children while still providing privacy for adults sleeping in the queen bed. These separate sleeping areas can accomodate adults being a twin bed but we have tried to set it up so children would enjoy as well. We are planning on having a tv and game system in this extra sleeping area by summer. These beds have a sliding door so adults reading or going to bed later won't wake the children.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
We would like a full time renter for the entire house or just the upstairs apartment. Would consider renting the home for 1-9 months. Ask us!! Why live in Angola when you wake up every morning on the lake! Just 45-50 minutes from Ft. Wayne, very easy drive.


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Labor Day 2017 special- book this year and get a free 2018 June week on us!
average rating of 4.5 based on 16 reviews

Great home

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time with the family. Enjoyed sitting on the deck looking over the water for sunrise and sunsets. Docks were easy access as well. Home was well equipped and large enough to accommodate 11 people. Steve was gracious and responsive to questions as well.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us on your family vacation. We hope the rest of your 2017 is safe and again congratulations!! We hope to see you again with more family members. Best wishes and our blessings for your December delivery.
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Great property- wonderful view of Lake James! Home worked well for our family get to get together.

  • 5 of 5

We had a nice time for family b-day. The dock system to the lake is a nice upgrade.

I would suggest this home, we had 14 in our party and the 4 th bedroom held all the children.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had fun and sun everyday! Thanks for staying with us! Steve
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Fabulous "fishes" week end 2014!

  • 5 of 5

We charmed by the eclectic decor and welcoming atmosphere on our arrival. The pictures, while great, do not do justice to all the neat things about this home. We enjoyed every minute of our stay. Your home was clean and spacious for our three generation group! Great seating inside and out. We loved the three season room when it rained. The gas and log fire pits were a big hit. We walked and roamed the shoreline!

We hope to go back next year!

Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Refreshing and awesome experience!

  • 4 of 5

I stayed here with a family of 11 and we had 5 kids amongst us. The cottage was beautifully set in between trees overlooking the lake. We had no problems whatsoever in sleeping everyone comfortably. The house supplies were all there, even a few books for the kids!

There was everything for everyone in the house, with a firepit, a grill, music systems and the list goes on!

The place really made us feel at home, while being outside in the nature truly.

The lake was clean to play with the kids and no nuisance.

The owner was very friendly and accommodating helping out and responding back timely to questions and making sure we felt comfortable.

We would love to be back there!!!

Perfect for families or just romantic getaways or even bachelor's!

Thank you Steve!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not impressed

  • 1 of 5

I was very disappointed in my family's stay here, the owner was not very professional by being so apologetic for not getting our security deposit back within 14 days as was agreed in the contract, 35 days to be exact. The deck was unsafe as someone fell through a previous repair, followed by more apologies from owner. Friday night should have been peaceful, except owner was there mowing the grass!! I would not recommend this place. Thanks for reading.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: While we try to make every guest's stay a wonderful experience, we are sad to say that this one had an unfortunate incident that tarnished their visit. We responded to the deck problem immediately, and bought lunch for them as a goodwill offering for their inconvenience.
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Perfect Family Getaway Destination!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six had a great time at this lovely home and cannot wait to return this winter! Upon arrival we were delighted by the rustic-meets-modern accommodations. There was more than enough room for us and we hope to bring along our extended family since we now know how large this home is. The house is nestled at the end of a winding road and although it is on a large piece of land, it still seems cozy. The kids loved the proximity to the water and large yard to play in. We enjoyed hiking Pokagon State Park, which is minutes away, and spending hours on the deck enjoying the fantastic views. The owners were extremely helpful and accommodating from the point of securing a reservation to well after our visit. We cannot say enough about this lovely destination.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Dave's Lake Shack-Great time!! Go by boat or car.
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Bledsoe's 9 hole; (3) 18-hole within 5-6 miles
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Waterloo, Indiana
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I-69 and 80/90 East West
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Jimmy's on James-3 miles by water or 2 by land
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
No ski hill. Winter Toboggan Run on 1/4 mile track
Car: necessary

Northern Indiana has over 100 lakes for the boating, fishing, skiing enthusiast. Lake James is Indiana's 2nd largest fresh water lake, with over 1300 acres of water. The lake is connected to 4 other lakes all accessible by boat for additional exploring. While you're on the lake stop by the two marina's for fuel, ice and other boating items. Later in the day enjoy any of the four restaurants on the lake you can boat to and eat! For the fishermen in your group stop by Bledsoe's for all your fishing supplies, fuel, food, misc live bait!! Ask them for a map of the lake and they will help to show you the hot spots to fish. We are very lucky to have a state park located on the Lake James. Pokagon is a huge park with horseback riding, hiking, biking trails. The lodge is a must see as you take a step back into the past and have breakfast, lunch or dinner in the Inn. Check out Satec Winery 4 miles, a buffalo preserve 3m, outlet malls 5 miles, & Yogi's waterslide plus.

Other Activities: Satek Winery, water slide, eat at the sandbar on 1st basin- burger boat floats next to 300+ boats soaking in the sun! See last page for event list.

Golf: Please google Angola and Fremont Indiana. We have 4 within 4-5 miles.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Refundable security dep $500
Refundable damage deposit $500

$500 additional for holidays. Security Deposit is refundable and $500. Cleaning fee is $175 We rent a 25 ft pontoon boat with a 115hp for $900 for the week.

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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