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Jimmerson Lake (Lake James Chain) Cottage w/ Dock; Book now for fall colors

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Angola House Rental Photos and Description

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

Great Jimmerson Lake home perfect for families or extended families. 2,000 square foot, 3 bedroom + den, 2.5 bath home on large 1/2 acre lot. Nice views of Jimmerson Lake with your own dock space 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 master bath with large soaker tub and separate shower. There are two large bedrooms upstairs – one with a queen bed and attached full bath and one with a queen bed 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. It has everything you'd expect in a real home. Well-stocked kitchen with newer 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 32") 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! You have two dock spaces right in your backyard to accommodate pontoons up to about 24' and speed boats or fishing boats up to about 20'. 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 first three are all sports lakes). The Lake James chain offers great swimming at several sandy public beaches and sand bars, tubing, skiing, and of course fishing. The house is located on a channel only 3 homes from the main part of Jimmerson Lake and a 5 minute ride to Lake James.

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, 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 not just a summer getaway. In the fall, you will find beautiful colors, great fishing, and you can still take the boat out for one last ride. When winter rolls around, it is time to go tobogganing at Pokagon State Park. Ice fishing, sledding, and snowmobiling are also popular winter activities. Spring is a great time for fishing, hiking, and that first boat outing of the year.

Popular day trips include Auburn Cord Duesenberg Auto Museum (25 minutes), Shipshewana / Middlebury Amish country (40 minutes), Fort Wayne / Fort Wayne Zoo (45 minutes), South Bend (1 hour), Lake Michigan beaches at Indiana Dunes or Warren Dunes (1 hour 45 minutes), Lake Erie beaches at Maumee Bay State Park (1 hour 45 minutes), Sandusky / Cedar Point / Lake Erie Islands (2 hours), Detroit / Greenfield Village (2 hours), Indianapolis (2.5 hours), and Chicago (3 hours).

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!

Keywords: cabin, cottage, lakefront, home

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2016
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Why The Owner chose Indiana

We live in Holland, Michigan now, but grew up in Chicago (Erik) and Northwest Ohio (Tina) and still have family in those areas. So when we were looking for a location for a second home, Angola was the perfect spot - 2 hours from Holland, 3 hours from Chicago, and right next to Northwest Ohio. Oh, and there just so happens to be a great 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 7 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.


based on 12 traveler reviews

Jimmerson Lake (Lake James Chain) Cottage w/ Dock; Book now for fall colors
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

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: Aug 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: Jul 2016
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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: Jul 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: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house, very clean, with a great view and a quiet location. We had the wow factor when we walked in. The only negative is that we had to do quite a bit of cleanup before leaving the house. But that was not a big deal considering what we got.

We will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jimmerson Lake Channel Front home

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 stayed in this home along with my parents. There were 3 bedrooms that were able to easily accommodate us all. We didn't even use the pullout in the den. The kitchen was spacious and easily usable. The house was clean and had minimal items to do before checking out. We ate outside every meal and were able to see the main lake. The kids enjoyed roasting s'mores over a campfire. Our 21.5' boat fit snugly at the dock, but did not have any problems. We had a great time exploring Jimmerson Lake, Lake James, and Snow Lake. Our 5 year old and 4 year old also learned to knee board while we were there. We ate at Tom's Donuts, which are an absolute must! We had a wonderful weekend.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Lake James
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Lake James "Adult" Sandbar
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Lake James "Family" Sandbar
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Channel between Jimmerson Lake and Lake James
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Pokagon State Park
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Captain Cabin Restaurant
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Caruso's Restaurant
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Dave's Lake Shack - Bar & Restaurant
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Fremont Outlet Mall
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Satek Winery
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Trine University and Zollner Golf Course
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Glendarin Hills Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake James Golf Course
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Scoop's Ice Cream
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Downtown Angola Square
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Buffalo Preserve


Rates & Availability

Angola House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 9 2016 - Nov 3 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Off Season
Nov 4 2016 - Apr 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 7 2017 - May 25 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 26 2017 - Jun 22 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 23 2017 - Aug 24 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Late Summer
Aug 25 2017 - Sep 7 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay

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.

Weekly rentals are Friday to Friday. Weekend rentals are Friday to Sunday (not offered in peak summer).

3 night minimum for Memorial Day and Labor Day.

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.

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Angola House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
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)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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