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Enjoy a Weeks Vacation or Weekend Getaway in Northeast Indiana

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Indiana Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Listed here is a new spacious cottage nestled in a quiet, peaceful, wooded setting where wildlife is commonly seen. Located in Amish Country near a large Amish farm, on a chain of four lakes (Waldron,Jones,Steinbarger,Tamarack) two miles west of Rome City, Indiana. It sets back off of Waldron Lake on an improved seawall channel where there is good fishing and private swimming. A large 22 ft. pontoon boat is included to provide comfortable sightseeing of the lakes. Information is available of the many sights to see in the area including Shipshewana, Gene Straton Porter Park, Windmill Museum, Auburn Cord Museum, and others.

The cottage is heated and air conditioned with two bedrooms and one and a half baths. There is a full size bed in one bedroom as well as a half bath. A full sized bed plus bunkbeds are in the other bedroom. Bed linens are NOT provided*. In the full bath there is a shower, washer and dryer with a limited amount laundry and hand soap and toilet paper. Bath towels and washclothes are NOT provided*. The large modern kitchen has a microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, large expandable table with 8 chairs. For meals there are cooking pots and pans, utensils, dishes, cups and silverware. Dishclothes, dish towels and a limited amount of dish soap are provided. The living room has two large couches, and a rocking chair. Each couch has two built in recliners. A TV gets local stations and is hooked up to a DVD player and VCR player. A few DVD and VCR movies are provided. Sorry, there is no internet service, however there is internet service at the Rome City Library. There is also WIFI service at the Rome City Subway.

A huge enclosed deck overlooks a sandy play area, toddler and adult swimming area, campfire pit, and two picnic tables. The deck is partially covered for outdoor enjoyment during hot sunny and rainy days, as well as screened for protection from bugs in the evenings. The deck also has a large sitting and sun bathing area with comfortable lounging chairs, a large umbrella covered table and gas grill for outdoor barbeques and picnics. The campfire pit will have a limited amount of firewood, however firewood can be purchased locally.

Waldron Lake has a public access and allows speed boating and skiing 10am to 5pm daily. There is space to keep a boat at the cottage seawall if a renter wants to bring a boat. There is also parking space to keep a trailer.

The short two miles to Rome City provides restaurants, ice cream parlor, grocery store, gas stations, bait shop, library, churches, post office, boat store and public boat ramp to Sylvan lake. Another 6 miles to Kendalville also finds Walmart and other department and farm stores, a Movie Theater, and many other sights and activities.

Restrictions: Two families. Eight people. NO PETS. NO Smoking. Follow Rules. Rental contract must be signed by a responsible adult over 21 years old. (References may be required)

2015 Season RATES:

Weekly Rentals are check in on Friday 5-6pm and check out at 12pm the following Friday. Rate is $985 for 7day rental which includes sales tax. (4th of July week is $1085) A $200 deposit is required to book a date. Deposit is returned after the stay and property is inspected.

Cottage and boat cleaning is required before check out.

Off season: April, May,October

Off seasons allow rental times to be varied as desired.

Please make inquiry about desired times of stay.

Week End Rentals are check in on Friday 5-6pm and check out Sunday 2pm. (Pontoon is included)

$450 cash + Sales Tax ($484) plus $100 deposit.

Keywords: Waldron Lake, senic, boat included, Water park nearby

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english


based on 6 traveler reviews

Enjoy a Weeks Vacation or Weekend Getaway in Northeast Indiana
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
Ft Wayne, IN

Awesome vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

Don and I just stayed here the past week. It was the best place yet that we have ever rented. Tom was there when we arrived and took us through the cottage and talked over what and how to handle the pontoon. He also took us out on a brief spin around the lake to familiarize us with the lay of the lake. He made us feel very welcome. The week was fantastic. The cottage was very nice clean and so comfortable. Don loves to fish and the lake didn't disappoint. We loved every minute, it just went by way too fast! Thank you Tom. We would love to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind response. It is always rewarding to me to hear that my renters have had a great time. I hope to see you next year.
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Successful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our goal was to find a place for our grown children, siblings, and grandparents to visit in a relaxing atmosphere close to home. Tom’s cottage is located in a warm hearted small community with 5 connecting lakes. Many amenities were provided and used all week long such as the kayaks, pontoon boat, and gas grill. We appreciated the friendliness of the neighborhood as we navigated the lakes and would be greeted by owners waving. During our walks, neighbors would chat with us and send fruit and vegetables from their gardens to share. Growing up in a small town, we felt right at home. Our vacation was a success and our family members complimented my wife and I for hosting a getaway at this lovely cottage. Our grown children stayed with us the whole week and we all got to spend time with grandma the entire weekend. Many thanks to Tom for providing such a nice place to host our vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bob, Thank you for taking the time to review my rental. I can't take any credit for the friendliness of the neighbors, but it is one of the reasons that I like this location. The large partial covered deck is great for guests to dine and oversee activities of children playing in sand and water as well as others fishing off the sea wall. I am glad you were able to intertain your guests with great views and boat rides on the pontoon. I hope to see you again, Tom
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Mishawaka, IN

Great week at the lake!

  • 4 of 5

We had an excellant time. The cottage is very nice and everyone enjoyed the screened in porch. The kids had alot of fun with the kayaks. The used them too sneak up on turtles and catch them. (they always let them go an hour later). We fished enough to keep 100 nice bluegills. After that we bass fished and caught everything you can imagine...even a dog fish. The pontoon was very nice but could use a ladder. We "pontooned" and swam daily either out in the deep or at the sand bar. Everyone around the lake was very pleasant and friendly. The boat launch in the river worked fine for my fishing boat. Everyone really enjoyed boating and swimming and fishing in all 4 lakes. If you rent the camper for sleeping we would have rented it too for sure. Maybe next year.

Thanks again for a great place to vacation.

P.s. Sorry for not filling the gas can. My son failed to tell me that he did not refill it...

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dan, Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your week at my rental. As I said before, I get a thrill to hear from my guests and the things that they enjoyed. Kayaking is my favorite sport and I give the opportunity for others to experience the sport by providing kayaks to try. Most guest will try it for the first time and be surprised at how easy and fun it is. Many of my guest have expressed their success at catching fish. I think that is why there are so many Amish fishing on the four chain of lakes. (Indiana's best kept secrete) Please consider a repeat for next year. Management
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Great and affordable family fun vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

I just wanted to send a quick note to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at your house on Waldron Lake. The pontoon and kyaks were great fun each and every day. Our kids really enjoyed the yard and all the fishing they were able to do (not to mention the sand bar that we visited daily). We actually had a fish fry one night after catching blue gill all day and ended up with 54 fillets for dinner - not one of them was left behind on the platter! The house was so nice and clean .... and modern as well. I really enjoyed having my coffee in the morning in the spacious screened in portion of the huge deck. The kids played in the sand area making motorcycle tracks for hours. Thanks for being so pleasant to deal with. We also visited the Gene Stratton Porter house and I was able to purchase seeds from her garden to plant in mine - very interesting history. We also checked out the Black Pine Animal park and had a splendid and educational time there as well. Thank you for making a fun family vacation affordable!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anna, Thank you for taking the time to review my rental. It is always a joy to hear from my guests and the features that they liked. It is my goal to make my guests stay as enjoyable as possible. Unfortunately, I do not have control over the good fishing, however your family seemed to be good at that. I hope you will consider this rental next year when you are planning your vacation. Thanks again, Management
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Fort Wayne, Indiana

Great place to get away from it all!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our stay so much in this beautiful cottage. We felt at home right away and found it neat and clean with all the comforts of home. We looked forward to the pontoon ride each day, morning coffee and evening barbecue on the large deck. We've already planned our return!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Myron and Lanie, Thank you for your positive review. It has been our hope that the large deck and pontoon boat are features that make our cottage special. Management
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Saint Joseph, MI

Perfect Get-away

  • 5 of 5

This is our family's absolute favorite place to get away from the daily hustle and bustle. We simply cannot say enough good things about our experience here. To begin with, having laundry facilities available as well as two bathrooms is so convenient. We pack less, do our laundry throughout our stay and have clean clothes to unpack when we get back home--so nice! The kitchen,bathrooms, and bedrooms are very clean and up-to-date, and the open floorplan is perfect. The large outdoor deck is beyond fabulous. We liked the covered portion for the shade (and it kept us dry when we played games on a rainy day-- the view is really awesome). Of course the lake is fun (we skiied, fished, swam and kayaked), but the natural surroundings were so beautiful and relaxing that it was enjoyable at the house, too. The kids describe it like it's camp and the house is the "lodge". We can't wait to come back and do s'mores around the firepit and stargaze again. Super nice owners to deal with too!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grocery store, Ice cream parlor, Bait shop


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Indiana Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Double Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Campfire pit, Picnic table, Umbrella covered table, Large covered screened deck, Deck chairs and lounge chairs

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