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Welcome in the coming Fall at Big Turkey Lake!

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,370 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Summer is still here but Fall will soon be here at the lake! The Guise Guest Cottage is a perfect place for you to get all the family together for your 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 and one child size 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. 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 Mr. Coffee coffeemaker, toaster, blender and microwave oven in addition to the fully furnished kitchen. 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 will need to 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.

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, and some fast food places, Home Depot and a Walmart are located 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:
November 16, 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 LaGrange

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Smoking prohibited in cottage or anywhere on the property.
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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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5

Completely Great!

  • 5 of 5

Great place and great hosts. Best value we could find!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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5

Cute cottage, peaceful atmosphere!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time at the cottage! The cottage is decorated so cute; reds, blues, yellows, and each bedroom having its own theme :-) The living room is very nice sized and had lots of seating room for our large group. The spacious kitchen is well stocked, we found everything we needed. We enjoyed sitting around the campfire each evening. Jerry was a great host and responded promptly to any questions or concerns. We have stayed at several VRBO rentals across the USA and this one is very clean and well maintained. Would definitely recommend the Guise guest cottage to others and hope to return sometime ourselves! Thank-you Jerry and Kathy!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, the cottage was exactly the kind of place we were looking for. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful place and very well kept!! Peaceful atmosphere and close to the lake!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to go for a weekend getaway with friends or a mini family vacation. Lovely cottage that is clean and well kept and the lake is gorgeous to enjoy the summer sunsets on. Will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic place to getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The house was really nice, super clean and well maintained. The lake was beautiful and perfect for swimming, especially with kids. Shipshewanna was a super cute place and we loved visiting Amish country. It's the perfect place if you want to get away from the city and relax. We loved it! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with our family.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious Clean Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Big Turkey Lake wasn't overly crowded, but still had activity going on. The cottage was clean and much more spacious than I realized. It was also decorated with a perfect lake atmosphere. Our kids loved playing on the hill and the campfire area. We loved how peaceful the backyard was, especially the swing at the top of the hill. The cottage had everything you would need to spend a few days at the lake. The beach area was a little rocky, but we ended up spending half of our time down there trying to skip stones. Which turned out to be a lot of fun. I wish we would have stayed longer! Jetty met us at the cottage when we arrived and was very helpful with any questions we had. The guest house was great and we would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning / 8 + people $95 + 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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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