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Bedrooms 5
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4bdrm, 2 Bath Lakeshore Cottage. Panoramic Views Of 450 Ft Of Shoreline.

Welcome to our 'Great Lake Escape'. This four season home offers exceptional panoramic views from most areas inside as well as outside on it's wrap around deck and expansive 450 ft of lake shore. 'Escape' today's fast-paced lifestyle or if you seek adventure, you can boat, ski, hunt, hike, fish, explore caves/and or casinos. The lakescape offers family friendly lake frontage that kids and adults are sure to enjoy. There's over an acre of yard, spacious wrap around decks and triple docks, allowing ample opportunities for outdoor fun. Location on a near point lot and idle zone of the lake keeps both street and lake traffic at a minimum. While there are many local attractions and nearby recreational opportunities to enjoy, guests comment most about amazing views of soaring bald eagles, blue herons, deer and wild turkeys; the relaxing sound of the horses hoofs clopping as they pull an Amish buggy across the causeway, the brilliance of the stars at night, and most of all---the perfect peace and indescribable quiet. From fishing to swimming to evening campfires, this is a place you will want to escape to time and time again.



More Details

Property Manager
Brenda Earnshaw
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

What a great place. We felt so at home here. Everything was so clean and well thought out. The layout worked out so well for our group. We loved the boats. the fishing was fabulous! The flowers are such a nice touch and we have never seen so many hummingbirds! Sunning on the deck and docks with the nice lawn chairs was great. Great spots for reading inside and out. Great memories were made here.
Aug 2014
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Loogootee Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Located upstairs. Includes a childs toilet seat.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , This is a sleeping alcove--no door, no closet.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , full size, twin bunk & trundle bed--sleeps total of 4
  • Bedrooms 1, 2, and 3 sleep 2 each. Bedroom 4 sleeps 4. Bedroom 5 is an Alcove (no door), sleeps 2. Daybed with trundle in the upstairs sitting room sleeps 2. There is also a roll-away bed downstairs that sleeps 1 in case someone can't climb the stairs. There is ample room for 'bring your own air mattresses and bedding.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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average rating of 4.595238 based on 43 reviews

A Great Family Escape!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 20 had a wonderful time together at the Great Lake Escape. We were very pleased with the property and clean and comfortable home. Our winter stay was COLD but there was plenty to do together inside. We would recommend this get away place to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Weather wasn't good and the fish didn't bite but we loved the house and location! We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfection Found - Beautiful, Private, Friendly, Clean

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible weekend! Bonfires, fishing, swimming (brrrr!!), canoeing, kayaking, paddle-boating, cooking, grilling, and hanging out with family! Beautiful, large, and very private property. Having the house at the end of the road was beyond amazing.

We found the house to be perfect for our group and all ages loved it! Ages 8 months to 83 years old! We loved that the kids could run around outside within view of the wraparound decks. It was also nice to have large common areas both upstairs and downstairs. It allowed for visiting and playing downstairs in the living room/deck, while others could be more mellow upstairs, reading, etc.

The changing leaves were beautiful and the lake was so peaceful. We found all of the neighbors and folks we met out on the lake to be very friendly and a lot of fun!

The personal poetry and the art were wonderful touches. Made us feel right at home! Cannot wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable home on the lake. Canoe and paddle boat nice extras! Well stocked kitchen equipment.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely, tranquil location on the lake. Lots of seating and tablets on outdoor decks. Well equipped kitchen. Paddle boat and canoe were a nice addition. We hope to be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for our parents 40th Wedding Anniversary and it was wonderful! The place was exactly like the pictures! We had 20+ with the parents, all the kids/spouses and grandkids! Plenty of room and the house was clean and very well stocked! We brought a lot of our own stuff and didn't need to: life jackets (in plenty of sizes), roasting sticks, etc were already supplied. Brenda was great to work with, very sweet! The owner stopped by to check on us and was very kind. Definitely a place we will visit again!!! The sandbox had a cover and was clean, the kids enjoyed playing in there for hours! We brought a couple kayak's and hammocks and we swam, kayaked, fished, lounged in the hammocks! We had a campfire every night and played games! No one was ready to go home, we all had a blast! The only complaint would be that there were a lot of little gnats that came out at night through the early morning that were very annoying but that is part of nature!! Overall a wonderful little mini-vacation and the grandkids ask regularly to go back! Wonderful family memories made!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family retreat!

  • 5 of 5

The Great Escape Lake House was everything we could have hoped for. With a family of 20, there was plenty of space for everyone and so many activities for all ages. We will definitely book this properly again!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Car: necessary

Other attractions include:

Squire Boone Caverns.

Lincoln's Boyhood Home National Memorial.

Blue Spring Caverns.

Holiday Splashin Safari and Santa Claus Land

Bobe's Pizza in Washington, IN

Train Excursion at French Lick which can include a mystery dinner, a Cowboy /Robbery, or the Polar Express. Train also available from Jasper.

Zip Line and Mega Balling at Lark Valley Ranch in Shoals, IN.

Tours of Amish Country and shops.

Schnitzelbank Restaurant in Jasper, IN---a little bit of Germany in Southern Indiana. They cater the Ride & Dine Excursion on the 'Spirit of Jasper' Train ride.

Golfing---There's a course at West Boggs Park, one in Washington or Montgomery and one in Santa Claus, IN.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $120 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 7.0%

ASK ABOUT OUR DISCOUNTS!!! Our rates are based on having 12 guests. All over that number are $15 per night, per person. We have beds to sleep 15 people. There is plenty of room for air mattresses if you wish to bring them. You will also need to bring your own linens for them. We have a maximum of 20 people in the lake house.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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