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Jeff and Lisa Nicely

Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Patoka Lake Behind House, Inground Pool,Hoosier Natl Forest

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Indiana Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Lodge, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-6)

Leave the hectic city life behind, and stay near Hoosier National Forest. Take advantage of Patoka Lake in your back yard, with the boat ramp 1/2 mile away. Take a dip in the inground pool to cool off in the hot summer temperatures. All you need to bring is your

clothes and food, we'll take care of the rest.

Keywords: Leave the city life behind, 1500 sqft lodge, fully equipped with all the luxuries of home, relax and take a deep breath of nature.

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Jeff and Lisa Nicely (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Jeff and Lisa Nicely

My husband and myself left the busy city

life of Fort Wayne, Indiana and decided to

make a change. We bought this house

which use to be a barn, and converted the lower area into a vacation rental. We want our guest to see a little part of

God's Country. We are self employed,

we love animals and enjoy the wildlife.

We enjoy the lake, golfing, and our

inground swimming pool as much as we can. There so much to see and do

in Southern Indiana, its a hidden secret.

Jeff and Lisa Nicely purchased this lodge in 2004

Why Jeff and Lisa Nicely chose Indiana

We bought this home because of the location and Patoka Lake. We never knew how beautiful Southern Indiana

was, until we actually moved here. Living in the country is far enough away from the busy towns yet only 45 miles from majors cities like Louisville.

What makes this lodge unique

We enjoy watching a Bald Eagle, fly over the house, and then later discover his nest, and watch him feed his young, we love the water activities, swimming, fishing, boating, we love to play golf once a week, and take a deep breath of country.


based on 15 traveler reviews

Patoka Lake Behind House, Inground Pool,Hoosier Natl Forest
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

Perfect Deer Camp

  • 5 of 5

Super nice couple. Lower level unit is just perfect for me when I come down to hunt.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! It was a pleasure meeting you and Nancy, you are welcome back anytime. Thanks again Jeff and Lisa
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Fantastic Accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do this house justice! It is spacious and clean and has absolutely everything you need for a wonderful vacation. We planned a last minute, Holiday World/Patoka Lake getaway with our four children (ages 16 and older) and one friend each - that makes 10 adults in this house (and, we brought our dog, too!). We had plenty of room and never ran out of hot water. And, the salt water pool, combo gas/charcoal grill and fire pit were all great extras. We enjoyed every minute of our stay. Thank you, Lisa, Jeff and Kong, for hosting our large crew. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Barbara for that nice review, we enjoyed meeting all of you, and its good to know that the water heater is keeping up with all the showers. You are welcome to come back anytime, and thanks for leaving the rental in great shape when you left. Thanks again and hopefully we see you next year.
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Great girls weekend

  • 5 of 5

Lisa was very sweet and the property was amazing. We had a blast during our stay. It was very clean and they had everything we needed to enjoy the weekend. Thanks for hosting us loud ladies.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Let me preface by saying our party had a really nice weekend away here. We spent most of our time in the pool and is was lovely. HOWEVER, I feel like that should have disclosed that this property is there home and they live upstairs and rent out the basement. I was a little shock, even though they never bothered us, I felt like there was always a chaperone. They also have a very large (friendly) dog they should tell people about. If you or someone with you is scared of them they should be prepared.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry you felt that way, but if you would have read the description in the VRBO website, you would have read that we rent the Lower Level of the house, it is not a basement. You also should have read the reviews about Kong, he would never hurt a fly. Heads up! Read before you Reserve!
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Best place in French Lick

  • 5 of 5

Jeff and Lisa was really nice people my family and I had a wonderful time when you visit a must is the ziplines and the go karts .

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the good review William, we are glad you had a good time, your welcome back anytime.
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San Francisco, CA

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was such a last minute trip for us, but we were so glad we found this place and were able to stay here! It's not too far from things, and it had everything there that we needed in the rental. Very clean and cozy place, a lot of room to do things, and a huge yard where you can walk down to the water and have a campfire. We all had so much fun and can't wait to be able to go back! The owners were so nice and accommodating we couldn't have asked for better people. Thank you so much, it was an incredible weekend away with the kids!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Louisville, Kentucky
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
French Lick Casino
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Lucas Oil Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
Interstate 64
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
French Lick
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Paoli Peaks
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Patako Lake

Nearby attractions include, Holiday World, Marengo Caves, Indoor Karting, Big Splash Water Park, Paoli Peaks, Golf Courses, Indoor Tennis, Hemlock Cliffs, French Lick Casino, French Lick Winery, Indoor Laser Tag, Patoka Lake Marina, Mc Donalds and just RELAXING!!!!!


Rates & Availability

French Lick Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2015 - Apr 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

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Indiana Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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