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Classic Cottage Feel – Lake Front, Swim, Ski, Tube, Fish, Play,&Relax

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms (sleeps 6), 1 full bath, kitchen, 75 feet lake front, dead end street

Renovated for 2015 - Over $30,000 in improvements. Our Classic Cottage has 75 feet of lake front, 35 foot dock, dead end street, bond fire pit, Large Yard, only 5 steps to go down to lake front. Located on Crooked Lake (880 acres) , 3 basins, a Marina, a public 4 H club, public large sandy beach with a play ground, large sand bar, a 2 mile stretch to tube and ski (know for calm water to bare foot ski), and also known for a few fishing tournaments. Local attractions: Angola (small town that takes you back in time and antiquing), Pokagon State Park (known for its great trails, buffalo, and toboggan run), Pigeon River Canoe & Kayak Trips (a family journey and gorgeous scenery), Rapid Raceway (known for Family racing 'Thunder Dome')Angola Motor Speedway, Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum, 4 amazing golf courses - Zollner Golf Course, Glendarin Hills Golf Club, Lake James Golf Club, and Hidden Valley Golf Course. 50 Minutes South is the city of Fort Wayne with Vera Bradly and Nationally acclaimed Children’s Zoo. FREE use of row boat, paddle boat, and canoe; to be shared with cottage next door.

Property Manager
Steve or Amy Just
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Steve or Amy Just

Hi, This is a picture of 2 brothers who love the lake in all seasons. On the left Is Rob and the right is Steve. The ice fishing was fun that day. I wish we could say we caught a bunch of fish, but that would be a fish tail. We are both engineers who enjoy the lake and thought we should share it with others. So give us a call.

Steve or Amy Just purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Steve or Amy Just chose Angola

The place looks great!!!!!! We have just renovated $30,000 by adding a new concrete patio lake side, new windows lake side, new flooring through out, new paint out side, new eves, gutters and down spouts, new bath vanity, newly added cable TV, Wireless Internet, new AC unit, and new bedding. Same rates as past 5 years and booked solid for past 5 years. FREE use of paddle boat, row boat, canoe to be shared with cottage next door.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Steve, here’s our review from our stay at the cottage (Memorial Day weekend). I could not create an homeaway account at work, so thought I’d send this to you directly so you could add it to the reviews. 5 star stay and a value for what you get. Hope you are all well and happy!


“This is the perfect cottage for lake fun! There is plenty of room for your boat and a wonderful view of the water. Especially liked the large lawn and the large patio area! while the space is cozy, it definitely provided all that we needed. If only we'd had more time-off from work!”
May 2012
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Angola Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq ft
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Never leave children un attended.
  • Wear life jackets when around the water. Bring your own life jackets for friends and family
  • Have Fun!!
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single , 2 adult bunk beds
  • Bedroom #1 - very comfortable size, has a dresser, closet, night stand, chair, alarm clock, small bed side fan and one window. Bedroom # 2 - Perfect for the kids or adults - 2 adult size bunk beds, one dresser, alarm clock, and 2 windows.
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Raft
  • Sand Box
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Classic Cottage Feel – Lake Front, Swim, Ski, Tube, Fish, Play,&Relax
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 13 reviews

Great Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Lake and private friendly atmosphere, I have three kids and they were able to enjoy spending time in the Lake which was pretty clean and caught frogs by the dock and we brought a motor for the rowboat so we were able to go out on the Lake and fish. Cottage was very clean and all the amenities worked out great, there are local supermarkets and gas stations very close by and a great Pizza joint Tasty Pizza I would highly recommend them if you were looking for takeout. We loved the covered swing in the back and me and my daughter spent a lot of time watching the lake and boaters go by while relaxing on the swing. Neighbors were very friendly and the whole place seemed to have a very family friendly vibe to it. We brought our two dogs they both had a great time and made friends with the neighbors dogs. I would highly recommend this cottage and this lake it was a great experience and we all made a lot of great memories here and will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That is such a nice review! My father has put in $35,000 over the past three years in renovations. He has strive to make it a very nice cottage for a great value. We love to see families enjoy themselves and create great memories. That's what going to the Lake is all about. Thanks Steve
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The first impression wasn't the best because the grass wasn't cut and the beach area was weedy.

  • 4 of 5

My husband cleared the weeds from the beach so the grandkids were able to enjoy the water a bit. Other than that it was perfect! The view is amazing. Will definitely look at renting again next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to hear when families, have agood time. To help with the weeds that washed up on shore, we purchased a new rake for use. This family left the cottage very clean. We woold love to have them back again! Thanks, Steve
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The cottage was well-kept and had lovely front yard with patio and furniture

  • 3 of 5

There were so many rules! I appreciate that they are trying to keep the property neat and a minimum of upkeep. Although the rules specifically say to take trash out, trash can was half full when we arrived. The gas grill needs to be replaced. The lowest temp we could get was over 400 degrees. Totally ruined 5 steaks. The burners are completely burned up. There was not enough silverware or cups for 6 people. However, we were able to overcome these deficits with the good weather, terrific patio and fire pit.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really try our best for our guests. I do appriciate feed back right away by calling so i have chance to correct an issue. We have trash pick up on Monday mornings, so the 3 day previouse guests trash was in the trash can. We really can not help that. As far as the grill, if i would have been called, i have aback up grill in the garage to exchange. I requested feed on the grill from the following guest Tarra and here is our text: Tara, i just heard from previouse renter that the grill burners will burn high. I did not know the grille was not functioning. Is it functioning for you? Yes, just fine. At least by my standards😀?. I just turned to low and our food has turned out excellent. I am truely sorry for the loss of the steaks and the loss of time to prepare. We have updated the silverware, cups, and plates. It is good to have feed back so we can improve. We do try to provide a nice comfortable experience for the & value. Thanks
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Oak Brook, Il

Our family enjoyed the stay. We met with the owner and they were nice and supportive

  • 5 of 5

The property is situated on a lake close to all facilities. The house was very comfortable for a family.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This small cottage is perfect for a single family. We have been renting it for 4 years now, along with the larger cottage beside it. It is always very clean, well supplied with a nice kitchen, and comfortable interior. The updated pier and sandy area on the beach is very nice. Picnic tables, gas grill, canoe, paddle boat, along with a big yard to play games, and a fire pit makes for a lot of family fun. 3rd basin is great for skiing and tubing. You may want to bring flotation toys to float out in the water, because the lake bottom is soft. Steve is great to answer any questions or concerns promptly, and keeps the yard and cottage very nice. We are planning to rent again next year. Thanks Steve,

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Muncie, Indiana

Loved it

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this cottage. Very clean, and supplies that go beyond expectations. We had boats available at no additional costs. Everything works, and the lake property and view were everything we could expect. A wonderful time for me and my wife. I retired just this year, and this is just the ticket for a relaxing visit, with so many places to go for food and entertainment.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to hear when families enjoy themselves! The renovations to the cottage have realy made a big impression on guests that have been coming over the years. Please come again. Thanks, Steve
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Fort Wayne International Air Port
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Zollner Golf Course, Glendarin Hills Golf Club,
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Town Of Angola
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Right out front or 4 H Fair Grounds (400 ft wide)
Car: necessary

Address: 415, lane 298 Crooked Lake, Angola, Indiana, 46703, Pleasant Township, Crooked Lake, 'Sunny Side Lane'


Traveling North on 69 take exit 150, turn right on N200W, turn right on W100N, turn right on W. Landis Rd., turn right on N400W, go over crooked lake bride (small), past bridge turn first left on to lane 298 (also known as 'Sunny Side Lane'), 10 cottages on the left is 415 (1 story with white siding). Address: 415, lane 298 Crooked Lake, Angola, Indiana, 46703, Pleasant Township, Crooked Lake, 'Sunny Side Lane'


Traveling North on 69 take exit 150, turn right on N200W, turn right on W100N, turn right on W. Landis Rd., turn right on N400W, go over crooked lake bride (small), past bridge turn first left on to lane 298 (also known as 'Sunny Side Lane'), 10 cottages on the left is 415 (1 story with white siding). Back lot for parking cars and boat trailers.

Other Activities: If you love the lake here are other activities:

1. Free use of Row Boat, Paddle Boat, and Canoe, to be shared with the cottage next door.

2. Motor Boat rental at local Marina.

3. People love this location for it quietness and space. Many places are 50 feet properties all along the shore, but with 75 feet of frontage you have much more space and privacy.

4. This location on the lake is know for great water to water ski on, because the waves are small due the hills and tree line that keep the wind down. If you like it a bit bumpier with waves for tubing, just go around the corner fro some good size waves.

5. Spring and fall are great times for fishing and there have been many bass tournaments on Crooked Lake.

6. Known for Great Golf courses in the local area!!!

7. Pokagon State Park has it all, hiking, fishing, and a great 400 foot beach with a diving platform, life guards, and concession food.

8. Canoeing the Mongo River nature preserve is out of this world!

Golf: The local golf courses are highly rated and a fair values. Please Google, 'Northeast Indiana golf courses', for a large variety to choose from. We have many guests who come year after year as a guy or girl get away week end to play golf.

Ski: There is plenty of water skiing right out the front door only 75 feet from your lake shore. A dock is provided for your boat. Also, here are many places to rent water craft in the local area. When you call I can help get you in contact with boat rentals.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

2. Flat Rate = Tax Included In Base Price,
3. Holidays additional $200,
4. $100 per dog per week or $50 per dog per week end.
Ask about our other properies.

Pay with personal checks. Payment is due depending on the season.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.