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Book 2017 NOW! Lake James,very private home,4 bedrms,sleeps12, 2huge LOTs-beach

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

Lake James! Wonderful hm,private dock,sandy beach very private-bring a golfct/at

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!

Summer calendar items for you and your family: See the Lake James website for 2011 and 2012 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 9, 2017

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 Indiana

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

See all the items above

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:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 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 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , up the circular staircase. 2 twins hidden away-great for kid
    bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2nd kitchen, can be rented separately as large studio
  • 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 for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • 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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


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Book 2017 NOW! Lake James,very private home,4 bedrms,sleeps12, 2huge LOTs-beach
average rating of 4.375 based on 14 reviews

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: Aug 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: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Canton, Ohio

Beautiful Secluded Home on Lake James.

  • 5 of 5

This lake home was beautiful the view was wonderful looking at the lake. Beach was nice for children to play in sand and wade in water. Teenagers enjoyed swimming in lake to raft and diving off. Many nights were spent sitting on back porch talking and enjoying sunsets.

House was beautiful but needs drapes in master bedroom as sun woke us up to early also in one upper bedroom. The fishing was alright could of caught more but weather was very hot.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Halbeisen Family

  • 5 of 5

Steve & Kathy - Really enjoyed our week at your vacation home. Kids enjoyed the beach and playing ball in the yard! I loved all the shade and deck for relaxing. Thanks again and hope to see you next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from 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.


Rates & Availability

Fremont House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017fish,fires& friends
Mar 23 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
June 2017 ask about our boat
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
July 2017 **2 weeks left open!
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
August 2017 **best value month
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017 fires,friends and +
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving at the Lake 2017
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas at Lake James!
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
New Years Party-snowmobiling
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Half when you return the lease and the final payment 30 days before your stay

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