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Updated 3 bed family home on Jimmerson Lake (Lake James Chain) with 2 Dock Space

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Single family home, 3 bedrooms + den, 2.5 bath, Dock for 2 boats, Sleeps up to 9

Make reservations now for summer 2018. Prime weeks are going fast.

Here's a quick overview of what our home offers:

- 2,000 square foot single family home built in 2001, remodeled fully stocked kitchen, 2.5 baths (all recently remodeled), washer and dryer.

- 3 bedrooms (king, queen, queen + twin) and den (queen pullout) comfortably sleep up to 9 with first floor master.

- Enjoy Jimmerson Lake and the entire Lake James chain via a newly dredged channel providing easy, deep (5 - 6 ft.), wide (45 ft.) access. 2 dock spaces available to renters that will accommodate most any type of boat.

- Nice views of Jimmerson Lake from full-length deck with table, chairs, charcoal grill, and relaxing Adirondack chairs.

- 1/2 acre nicely landscaped lot with patio, firepit, 3 sets of tables & chairs, large flat grassy area. No neighbors on one side.

- Walking distance to "downtown Lake James" with its bars and restaurants (Tom's Donuts, Mad Anthony's, Club Paradise), but far enough away that it is quiet and relaxing.

Want more information? Here you go:

Updated Jimmerson Lake cottage perfect for families. 2,000 square foot, 3 bedroom + den, 2.5 bath home on large 1/2 acre lot. Nice views of Jimmerson Lake with two dock spaces to access Jimmerson Lake and the entire 2,000 acre Lake James chain. The home was built in 2001 and has always been family owned. It’s been lovingly maintained, is super clean, and in great shape. Wonderful location for visiting Angola, Pokagon State Park, and the Lake James chain. Walking distance to the restaurants and bars in 'downtown Lake James', but far enough that it is quiet and private.

Comfortably sleeps 9. The master bedroom is on the main floor and features a new king bed and attached remodeled master bath with large soaker tub and separate shower. There are two large bedrooms upstairs – one with a queen bed and attached remodeled full bath and one with a queen and a twin bed. There is also a relatively private den with a queen size pullout sofa.

This is a true year-round home, not just a summer lake cottage. Well-stocked remodeled kitchen with quartz counters, new stainless steel appliances, and all the cooking and dining utensils you should need (settings for 12 people). We supply bed linens and bath towels. You will need to provide beach towels. Two HDTVs (46" and 40") with DVD players. Washer and dryer are provided on site. Central A/C and heat. Driveway provides off-street parking for at least 4 vehicles and room for your boat trailer.

Speaking of boat trailer, this a perfect place for boaters! The home is located on a recently dredged channel only three homes from the main part of Jimmerson Lake and a 5 minute boat ride to Lake James. After dredging, the channel is now 45 feet wide and 5 - 6 feet deep. You'll have two dock spaces to accommodate most any type of boat - feel free to ask if you have questions about your boat. If you don't have your own, you can rent pontoons or fishing boats down the street at 'Corner Landing'. As part of the Lake James chain, you have access to over 2,000 acres of water on 5 lakes: Lake James, Jimmerson Lake, Snow Lake, Big Otter Lake, and Little Otter Lake. The Lake James chain offers great swimming at several sandy public beaches and sand bars.

The large 1/2 acre lot gives you plenty of space to enjoy the outdoors with a family cookout, bonfire, or lawn games. The house has a large deck, big level grassy area, several sets of tables and chairs, a charcoal grill, and a fire pit. Wildlife frequent the area including heron, swans, ducks, turtles, and deer.

The location is quiet but still very convenient – just a few minutes from I-69 or the Indiana toll road and walking distance to downtown Lake James with its restaurants and bars (Mad Anthony Lakeview Ale House, Tom’s Donuts, Acapulco Mexican Grill, Club Paradise). It’s also just a few miles from Indiana’s best state park, Pokagon, which features beaches, hiking, and a toboggan run in the winter. Also nearby is the town of Angola with its cute downtown square, ice cream shops, mini-golf, Trine University, Fremont outlet mall, Satek Winery, Wild Winds Buffalo Preserve, and golf courses including Glendarin Hills, Zollner, and Lake James.

This is a family home, not a party house. If you're looking for a place to party at the lake, please look elsewhere. If you're looking for a nice home that has been shown a lot of love and attention, this is the place for you!

Our goal is to do everything we can to ensure you have a great vacation. We provide a folder with our recommendations for local activities and dining to get you started and we're happy to answer any further questions. Just call or email. Thanks for looking!

Note that Friday is the changeover day in the summer. All rentals must start on Friday unless pre-approved.

Keywords: cabin, cottage, lakefront, home

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

Why The Owner chose Angola

We live in Holland, Michigan now, but grew up in Chicago (Erik) and Northwest Ohio (Tina). So when we were looking for a location for a vacation home, Angola was the perfect spot - 2 hours from Holland, 3 hours from Chicago, and right next to family in Northwest Ohio. Oh, and there just so happens to be a wonderful lake right in the backyard!!!

What makes this house unique

When we're at the home, a typical day goes like this:

Get up and take a short walk to Tom's Donuts for some of the best donuts you'll ever taste.

Take the boat out for a quick spin - maybe tube a little.

Back home for lunch and to pack up for an afternoon on the lake.

Head to a sand bar on Lake James or Jimmerson Lake where we let our 11 year old daughter splash around while we hang out with friends and family.

Back home to clean up and then off to dinner at a local restaurant or perhaps just stay home and grill something on the charcoal grill.

Finish the day with a bonfire or movie.


Angola House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size Beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Dock, Fire pit


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Updated 3 bed family home on Jimmerson Lake (Lake James Chain) with 2 Dock Space
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Wonderful place!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time and were very comfortable in this clean well maintained up-to-date place.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Great Girls Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the cottage on Lake Jimmerson. The "girls" met up in Angola, we had a wonderful long weekend. One driving from Canada and three from Northwest Indiana, nice central location for our group. Three large bedrooms so only 2 of the girls had to share a room and everyone had their own bed. The 2 1/2 bathrooms made it much easier when everyone had to get ready at the same time. The lot has a beautiful view and it is a very peaceful location for bird watching, you can even see the occasional fish jump. The fact that the cottage has no wi-fi or cable TV ensured we spent time together outside and when we came in for the evening we just listened to music then spent our time playing cards and dice games. Very relaxing area with all the amenities you could need just a short drive away.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very , Very Clean place

  • 5 of 5

Great place .... nice yard for a lake rental ... you normally would not see that ! We will go back !!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home was beautiful and has everything you need. Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Great Lake experience. The only negative was no swimming area at the cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Over Too Fast!!!

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a week at the lake and I'm missing it already. This place was AMAZING. Tina was prompt with responses and went above and beyond to make sure our stay was perfect.

The house is CLEAN and incredibly comfortable. We had 5 adults and 2 kids in the house and there was plenty of space. The back deck is huge and we spent a lot of time enjoying the quietness and tranquility of the lake. Fishing off the dock was relaxing. The bonus den space was great - my kids set up their toys and books in there and had a good place that they could hang out. Quick trip to Tom's Donuts, the outlets, Pokagon, Shipshewana and all the rest the area has to offer while being tucked away from some of the more hectic areas of the lake.

While saying goodbye in the driveway we were already planning to come back next year - my only hesitancy to review this place is wanting to make sure there's an open week next year for us.

Tina - thank you so much. We will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very impressed

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do this cottage justice, it is beautiful! Although, it rained half of the weekend we were at the cottage, we had a wonderful time. The kid's enjoyed being able to play in the cove behind the house, the firepit area was perfect for cooking s'mores and hanging out with our family and friends and we LOVED waking up to a beautiful sunrise and having coffee on the deck. The house had plenty of space for our two families. Tina was quick to respond to any question's that we had and was a pleasure to work. We will most likely be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Lake James
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake James "Adult" Sandbar
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake James "Family" Sandbar
Nearest Point of Interest
Channel between Jimmerson Lake and Lake James
Nearest Point of Interest
Pokagon State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Captain Cabin Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Caruso's Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Dave's Lake Shack - Bar & Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Fremont Outlet Mall
Nearest Point of Interest
Satek Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
Trine University and Zollner Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Glendarin Hills Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake James Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Scoop's Ice Cream
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Angola Square
Nearest Point of Interest
Buffalo Preserve




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 7.0%

There is no separate cleaning fee!

Cancellation policy: $300 fee if canceled more than 1 month prior to check-in. No refund if canceled within 1 month of check-in.

Note that Friday is the changeover day in the summer. All rentals must start on Friday unless pre-approved.

Off season discounts for 3 nights or more. Please email for pricing.

4 PM check-in. 10 AM check-out.

3% credit card fee. We gladly accept personal checks or cashier's checks for no charge.

Maximum 9 guests.

Owner'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.

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