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Nestled Inn A South Twin Lake Home

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6 )

Shipshewana Lodging at our Lake cabin. Our home is absolutly gorgeous custom built home just minutes from downtown Shipshewana . We boast some of the area’s best golfing, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, boating, cross country skiing, and total relaxation! Lake Effect is our saying and that is our Goal for you as you spend some time here on one of Indiana's cleanest lakes. There is much fun and recreation here at our little paradise and we want to share it with you. Whether relaxing sipping coffee on the 40 ft lakeside front porch or Bird watching from the quiet, serene, rear patio you are sure to experience the peace and tranquility Nestle Inn has to offer. Check out the picture of the rear patio. This is the place that gives nestled inn her name. It is so relaxing and peaceful on the patio its just to hard to describe, it must be experienced. At the dock we have pontoon boat that you are welcome to sit on, fish from or enter the lake from . The front seats of the pontoon lay down to make a comfortable lounge seat it’s the perfect place to get the perfect tan. Lounging on the pontoon boat at dockside is one of our favorite hangout places. We have a fire pit so you can have a evening campfire, there is something special about sitting around a campfire with family and friends. When you are here this is your home. Included is 2 Kayaks you can use to explore the beauty of South Twin Lake or a row boat to try your luck at fishing. . Located nearby is the Heritage Trail Amish County where you can take a trip back in time & enjoy a 80 mile audio tour through main streets of Quaint Towns & Amish country back roads. If Notre Dame Lodging is what you are looking for this is a great place to stay. The campus is just a short 50 min drive down 80/90 we offer low rates compared to what you would spend in or nearer to South Bend. BE SURE TO CALL TO INSURE YOU ARE GETTING THE BEST RATE. WE WILL ACCEPT CREDIT CARD THRU PAYPAL PLEASE CALL FOR ARRANGEMENTS 734-790-8652

So come and Experience the Lake Effect and let us exceed your expectations!!

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Mike or Linda
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About Mike or Linda

This is a picture of Mike and Linda with our 4 beautiful Grandaughter's.

We bought this place as a cottage and renovated it into a beautiful 2 br custom built ranch home. After we retired we lived here full time for a while but decided to move back to our hometown . We did'nt want to sell our little piece of heaven so we kept it and want to share it. This way we can have the best of both worlds. Thanks for checking us out we would love to hear from you. Mike and Linda.

Mike or Linda purchased this house in 2002

Why Mike or Linda chose Indiana

We came to the area from S.E. Mich . For years the Shipshe area was our favorite vacation destination with all the things to do and see. We cant get over some of the bargains you come across while shopping. Still today we never grow tired of visiting and cant wait for the next trip to Shipshe. One of the greatest aspects of Nestled Inn is that everything is at ground level ! There are no menacing steps to climb to get to the Home or the lake which make the home easy accessible and great for a wheelchair or people with knee problems...believe me I know :)

What makes this house unique

The Lake and access is just steps right out the front door and the view is amazing. South Twin is not only a beautiful blue lake, it is one of Indiana's cleanest. You can fish and swim from the dock, pontoon boat or off the land. We have 2 Kayaks and a 12 ft rowboat included with your stay so you can explore the beauties that South Twin Lake has to offer or try you luck at fishing. Watch for a Soaring Eagle swooping down to catch a fish. Or a Otter that loves to swim along Kayak as though he wants to play. From the quiet serene back yard patio you can view a abundance of birds that visit our feeders. Pileated Wood Peckers, Baltamore Orioles, blue birds, and a host of unique birds. The Finches are so tame they let you sit right there while they feed. Humming birds are frequent visitors with 4 or 5 at a time fighting over the feeders. Fish Spieces generally caught are Bluegill, Perch, Crappie and Bass. The Indiana State Record Smallmouth Bass was caught...........You guessed it. South Twin Lake is a private lake, it also is one of Indiana's cleanest. South Twin Lake has no public access and is a 10 mph lake where no jet skis or speed boats are allowed, this makes the lake less congested and much safer. . It is extremely clean and spring fed . Its 115 acres around and 55 ft deep in the middle. During the summer months the lake very warm around 85 degrees.


Howe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1) Hand crafted Amish made with a pillow top mattress., Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Couch
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
outside firepit, park bench, picnic table, lawn swing, 2 kayaks, rowboat, rear patio, we also supply a ironing board and iron. Sometime in late Sept or early October the pontoon and dock will be pulled out of the water.


Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

Nestled Inn A South Twin Lake Home
average rating of 4.95 based on 40 reviews

Very Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We came to your cabin searching for a fun getaway with our children, and we had lots of fun! The children loved searching for frogs, turtles, and minnows on the shore of the lake. We enjoyed relaxing on the pontoon boat. All of us tried out kayaks, and found out that were a lot easier than we thought. It was so nice to stay in the house, we were all rested because of the comfortable beds, and we enjoyed being able to make our meals which made this trip much more affordable. Thank you for sharing your place with us, we can not wait to come back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Danielle, we loved your review and especially about the turtles ,minnows and frogs. That is exactly what our grandchildren do when they come to the lake. They usually catch a couple of turtles name them then make them pets for a few days. Then the un- thinkable we take them to the other side of the lake on their last day and release them, it is so traumatic......Oh how sad they end up crying for hours, even the adults get a little sad. We are glad you mention the kitchen for cooking meals, we are proud how we have it completely furnished with everything but the kitchen sink.....well we even have that to...LOL Thanks for comming and glad you are coming back!! Mine & Linda
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I treated my sister and her husband to a few days at this wonderful home. We were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The first day we drove from Indy and stopped at Angola for lunch. We enjoyed exploring the antique shops and found some unique items there. When we arrived at the cabin we enjoyed exploring the house and yard. There is an amazing old willow tree, and the yard is like a garden. We walked out to the Pier and we were amazed at how quiet the lake was. The water was as smooth as glass. It was cool so we didn't test the water. When we ate in the kitchen we enjoyed seeing the birds at the feeders. We watched chipmunks play and steal from the bird feeders. The beds were comfy. The owners left instructions for everything so it was easy to set up wi-fi and the TV. The living room was so relaxing because you have a great view of the lake. The lake changes colors at different times of day. The following day we had a leisurely morning then went into shipshewana and experienced an Amish Buggy Lane Tour that included a tour of the area, a tour of a working Amish family run dairy, then a meal in their home. It was a highlight of our time there. Then back to the cabin and enjoyed the evening. Wednesday was the flea market and auction. We also experienced an Amish thrift store and Amish market. We brought our fishing poles, but they never made it out of the car. We bought some fresh Morrill mushrooms and fried them. We would love to return later in the season and enjoy the rowboat and pontoon, however it was still much too cold in May. There were many other things that were on our list to do. However we would have been satisfied not to leave the house because it was so relaxing. We saw several hummingbirds on the feeders. We would highly recommend this rental. Thank you for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Donna for such a wonderful and interesting review . We love when our guests go out of their way and leave a message to our future guests. You described our property to a T even better than we could have. Our back yard is one of the most beautiful, tranquil places I know of. We love the back yard viewing of birds, chip monks etc. It was reported recently that 2 beautiful deer stopped in the front and gandered at the lake before meandering off to the wetlands. We also have Bald Eagles the soar around the lake and we see them from time to time. Please come back and visit. Thank you Mike & Linda
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WOW, Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Place was perfect for our weekend getaway. Had six of us to stay here as much room as we needed. Everything you need, great location beautiful lake. Was able to relax and enjoyed the weekend. We have used this site for many vacations and the is one of our favorites. The kitchen is well equipped. Will return and recommend with out hesitation.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chuck for the wonderful review, We are so glad your stay was all you expected and more....that is what we strive for. Hope you can come back and see us again sometime soon....Mike and Linda.
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Heartland get away

  • 5 of 5

Hubby and I rented this great little get away to celebrate our 23 yr. anniversary. It was perfect! Very cozy,clean, well stocked, nicely decorated and so very peaceful. As VRBO owners our selves, we understand the commitment to the the renters and Mike and Linda went well beyond the norm. Would very much to return to this wonderful location in the heart of the Amish country side.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rockwood, MI

Beautiful Little Cottage

  • 5 of 5

So glad we found this little gem! Beautiful inside and out. The house is so clean and comfortable. Loved sitting outside just enjoying the landscaping and watching the birds. The Pontoon boat is also very clean, comfortable, and runs great. Just wished I could have stayed longer. Why stay in a one room motel when you can enjoy this adorable home after a day of shopping in Shipshewanna, which is only 15 minutes away..Thank you so much for sharing this property. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bradley, IL

What a wonderful girls trip!!!

  • 5 of 5

I want to express our thanks to Mike and Linda for sharing their nestled inn with the world!! Two of my friends and I decided to have a girls getaway and WOW did this exceed our expectations!! We spent one full fay exploring all the wonderful shops in Shipshewana and the rest of the time we relaxed and kicked back at the nestled inn. This home is exatly what the pictures show! What a wonderful experience we had and would recommend to anyone!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cleaning fee $50
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