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Welcome in the coming Spring and Summer at Big Turkey Lake!

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,370 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + , 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-11). Large yard, deck, dock, beach

Spring is here and Summer is just around the corner at the lake! The Guise Guest Cottage is a perfect place for you to get all the family together for your summer vacation! Our cottage is smoke-free (we do not rent to smokers) and you will not find a cleaner, more welcoming cottage in the area. The Guise Guest Cottage is located less than 500 ft. from Big Turkey Lake, just down the sandy lane. At the end of the lane on the left is the beach and on the right is the boat dock. A paddle boat and a row boat with oars are included (May-Oct) and there are two adult-sized life jackets provided. There is dock space available to dock one boat at no additional cost. The private boat launch ramp is near the beach. The dock is put in the water in May and is taken out the last of October. Fishing from the dock is usually very good and bait can be purchased across the lake at the Sandwich Shop. The kids will have a great time digging in the sand, making sand castles and swimming at the beach. Adults are responsible for their children - there is no lifeguard. The cottage property backs up against a wooded area. In the back yard there is a great hill for the kids to run up and down and a 2 person swing at the top of the hill for Mom and Dad. Enjoy the evenings with a campfire - the wood is provided. There is a deck with a table/umbrella/chairs for the warmer weather. A charcoal grill is available year round (please bring your own charcoal). In the backyard there is an additional hangout area - a covered deck with a table/chairs and swing! Inside the cottage is a spacious kitchen which has a large eating area with 2 tables and a rolling island that can be moved to accommodate large gatherings. There is a single serve Keurig coffeemaker (upon request) in addition to the Mr. Coffee coffeemaker. There are 3 couches (can be used for sleeping) and a chair in the living area. The "Aloha" bedroom has a queen bed, a set of bunkbeds and a bathroom with a shower. The "Bear 2" bedroom has a queen bed and the "Blessing"' bedroom has 2 twin beds which can be converted into a king-size bed. Please let us know in advance if you would like the king-size bed configuration. The main bathroom has a tub/shower. You provide your own bath towels and beach towels. Dish towels and dishclothes are provided. "Starter" paper towels, napkins, tissue, toilet paper and trash bags are provided but you will need to bring more for the rest of your stay. Bed linens are provided. There is a washer/dryer available for your use. Bring your own detergent. Additionally, there are some books, movies and games for all ages, wireless broadband internet, and satellite TV/DVD/VCR player in the living room.

Oh, and don't forget to sign the boat paddle before you leave!

Some fun places to go:

Shipshewanna, about 23 minutes away, the heart of the Amish community. Shipshewana features lots of great shops, great homemade food, indoor waterpark, and an auction/flea market every Tues/Wed.(April-Oct). Kukui Shave Ice is great refreshment on a warm day and it even has a gum ball at the bottom of each dish! The Eash Bulk Grocery store has some great bargains and the deli is really good and priced reasonably. They only take cash or check at the grocery, no debit or credit cards. And if you want to hold and love on some puppies, go next door to E&S Sales. We got our sweet Maltipoo puppy there.

Angola, about 25 minutes away, has an outlet mall, restaurants, movie theater and Pokagon State Park with hiking, toboggan run and cross country snow skiing.There is a Walmart, Menards, Kohls, Meijer and CVS in Angola, along with most of the popular fast-food establishments (McDonald's, Wendy's, Taco Bell, Burger King, Subway, Arby's).

Auburn, about 25 minutes away also, has a great movie theater, Cracker Barrell, fast food places, Home Depot and a Walmart just off of I-69.

Stroh, just across the lake, has a great pizza place called Stroh Pizza and More. Their ice cream is amazing! They take cash or checks but no credit cards. The gas station in Stroh has some groceries and will take a credit card if your purchase is over $10. There are 2 other family/pub restaurants in Stroh. Stroh also has several places to worship on Sunday.

No pets are allowed at any time.

*** This cottage is a Non-smoking environment. We do not rent to tenants who smoke at any time, and smoking is not allowed at any time in the cottage or on the property.

Keywords: The lake view and sandy beach is just a few steps away down the lane. This 1360 sq ft cottage renovated 2010 has everything you need to feel comfortable and relaxed after a day of fishing, swimming, sightseeing or snowman building - perfect for all seasons of the year. Relax on the deck, sit by the bonfire, sit in the 2 person swing on the hill, play games, watch TV or watch the snow fall. Wireless internet is available. This cottage is open all year round with central heat and air conditioning and is a great place for a quiet getaway or a family Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years gathering.

More Details

Owner
Jerry and Kathy Guise
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Jerry and Kathy Guise

We love coming to the lake to get away! It's always a relaxing experience and it provides us a haven of rest from the demands of our busy careers. We have a large family and they, too, have come to appreciate the lake cottage as a place to come and fish, swim, lay out on the beach or relax by the campfire.

Jerry and Kathy Guise purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Jerry and Kathy Guise chose Indiana

Growing up as a young girl, some of my wife Kathy's earliest memories were coming to Big Turkey Lake to her grandparent's cottage, which was located just down the road from our current vacation rental. When there was an opportunity to purchase this property, we decided to continue the tradition for our own family and provide them with some of the same memories that have been cherished over the years. Big Turkey Lake, located in Steuben County in northeast Indiana, is one of the numerous lakes in this area, and is located within reasonable driving distance from many large cities in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Illinois.

What makes this cottage unique

Our cottage is much larger than the average vacation rental and can easily accommodate a large family or a large group of up to 10 or 12 people. It is perfect for family reunions, church or business planning meetings, retreats, 'girl's' or 'guy's' weekend away or just a romantic get away for two. It is very close to Angola and Auburn (both about 25 minutes away) where you can find most of the necessary conveniences (grocery, hardware, restaurants, movie entertainment, etc.). It is within a reasonable driving distance (2 to 3 hours) from major cities like Indianapolis, Detroit and Chicago. Major medical services can be found in Ft. Wayne, about 45 minutes away.

Amenities

LaGrange Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1370 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bedroom named "Bear II"
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Bedroom named "Aloha"
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds - convert to 1 King. Bedroom named "Blessings"
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Use of boat dock, paddle boat, row boat

Reviews

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average rating of 4.928571 based on 42 reviews
5

Quiet Roomy Lake Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had 8 adults and 3 children during our stay. Jerry was very accomodating when we arrived. We enjoyed the large kitchen and the backyard. Plenty of room to spread out in the cottage. Nice patio area , firepit, and hill behind the house that always had a good breeze. Just a short walk to the water. Caught most our fish off of the pier. Shallow water for the kids in beach area. They have really good pizza across the lake. Go with a big appetite as they make a thick pizza. Overall had a great experience renting our first lake cottage for the family to get together.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenville
5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

Would highly recommend. It was nice meeting the owners (who were very accommodating). Loved that the property was clean and enjoyed the large kitchen and plenty of dishes for entertaining. Would stay there again.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Ledge, MI
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect for our "sisters weekend". It was clean, comfortable, and had the ideal sleeping space for the six of us. The large kitchen and living room were very comfortable for catching up and watching a movie. We enjoyed the area antique stores, Shipshewana, and walking.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming, well-equippes cottage in lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

We came to the area to visit the Auburn Cord Duesenberg and other cars museums. We wanted a private house as home base, and this well-maintained cottage on a small lake exceeded our expectations. It is nicely decorated, well equipped, and well maintained.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Clean and comfy!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our girlfriends' weekend was again a success! The Cottage at Big Turkey Lake is spacious, clean and comfy. The neighborhood is quiet. Jerry and Kathy are great at communicating all information. I would highly recommend this vacation home!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Great home with lots to offer!

  • 5 of 5

I met a couple of buddies for the weekend, and we had more than enough space, great comfort, and an awesome time catching up in a home away from home!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Stroh, IN
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Angola, Indiana
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Interstate 69
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Stroh, IN
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

LaGrange Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 15 2017 - Sep 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$115
$805
$3,450
 
 
Fall
Sep 11 2017 - Nov 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
$95
$665
$2,850
 
 
Winter
Nov 13 2017 - Mar 18 2018
2 night minimum stay
$85
$595
$2,550
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$115
$805
$3,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning / 8 + people $80 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 7.0%

Holiday Rates apply as follows:

Memorial Day 2017: May 26-30, 2017 - $135.00 per night / minimum 3 night stay
July 4th 2017: June 30-July 4, 2017 - $135 per night / minimum 3 night stay
Labor Day 2017: September 1-4, 2017 - $135.00 per night / minimum 3 night stay
Thanksgiving 2017: November 22-26, 2017 - $135.00 per night / minimum 3 night stay
Christmas 2017: December 22-26, 2017 - $135.00 per night / minimum 3 night stay
New Years 2017: December 29, 2016 - January 2, 2018 - $135.00 per night / minimum 3 night stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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