|Minimum Stay||2 - 88 nights|
This lakefront cottage located on Crooked Lake is a gem. It offers lakefront living with a touch of nature, peace and tranquility at its best. (Family owned since 1993) It is perfect for couples, small single family groups, honeymoons, and is ideal for not only summer, but winter and fall vacations. We will have a wonderful welcome folder with all of our favorite local spots, complete with directions and contact information upon your arrival. It is our goal to help you make the most of your vacation time and create wonderful family memories!
You will have the opportunity to experience Northern Indiana’s finest ski and fishing waters, complete with slalom course, sand bar, marina, lakeside restaurant,and public beach. This home has a gradual sloping private beach that is perfect for hours of entertainment for small children, lakeside porch swing for a great book or to watch your little ones play. Great fishing from the dock and beautiful summer sunsets await you. Experience some of winter’s finest sports; toboggan sledding at Historic Pokagon State Park located on Lake James, ice skating, sledding, snowmobiling and ice fishing directly from this property. Our cottage is nestled among the wooded east shore of Basin #3, offering cool breezes and lots of sunshine all summer long, crisp cool days and beautiful foliage in the fall, as well as breathtaking winter scenery. This truly is an all season escape! Consider it a grand possibility for fall leaf beauty at it's best and a cozy retreat nestled in the white snow covered hills basin #3 offers during Indiana's winter season.
LOVE TO FISH? Did you know Crooked Lake is stocked with Walleyes? Creeled Walleyes in Crooked Lake average in the 16-inch range. Walleye fishing starts to pick up around Mid-September and runs right on through the fall, through November and into Thanksgiving for the die-hard guys! A lot of the best action takes place in the evening and after dark. Crooked Lake is one of only three lakes in Indiana stocked with up advanced fingerlings, sit to 8 inches long. Our son has caught numerous bluegill and bass over the years from our pier.
The cottage features exquisite knotty pine interior and unique themed décor throughout. We will supply each of the three bedrooms with sheets, micro plush blankets, pillows and comforters. There are also 2 futon sofas for extra accommodations complete with linens, comforter and pillows. Galley style kitchen is located on lower level with large custom built island provides great space for buffet meals, ample storage and good amount of seating with the opportunity for some memorable conversations over a cup of coffee and famous “Tom’s Donuts!” (Located just minutes from this cottage) The completely furnished kitchen is a walk out style to a beautiful wood and concrete deck/patio combination complete with 2 pic-nic tables, 1 patio table with umbrella, bistro table, 2 umbrellas, gas grill and 2nd porch swing to enjoy the gorgeous views with lots of room to entertain as you watch your family ski, tube, wakeboard or fish off your shoreline. Paddle Boat and Canoe complimentary for all guests. Please bring your own life vests if possible as our selection is limited.
The property has ample parking for RV, boats, trailers and vehicles with 3 adjacent empty lots, concrete driveways and boat storage as well as dock availability on the water for 2-3 boats. (Bring your own or rent locally.) You will need to bring beach towels, lounge chairs for outdoor and water use. We will supply bath, hand, kitchen towels and washcloths. Beverage refrigerator, washer and dryer upstairs to make your stay more convenient and enjoyable.
Be sure to note the various living levels in the description and photos. Kitchen is on lower level adjacent to patio, grill and outdoor dining. Stairs to kitchen are concrete and may not be suitable for senior citizens or toddlers.
Call us today to inquire more about our lake front home. We want to personally help you with any questions you may have about our property or local attractions. Feel free to contact us via email or phone text!
Keywords: Lake Front Home, Family Rental, Vacation Home,
Wayne is a graduate of Tri-State University and lived on Crooked Lake his senior year. Our son is now a student at Trine University (Formally Tri State) We decided to purchase a home with his parents and brothers for a family retreat. Memories for each family are unique and are best made with loved ones. They are often made through summer vacations and traditions of going to the same location at the same time of year. It was our desire to pass on this lake cottage tradition with the newest generations in our family. We have decided to share the opportunity with families like ours who will appreciate a true little slice of Heaven.
Owner purchased this house in 1993
We decided to purchase this location 20 years ago for it's gradual sloping and great beach area for our young children, nieces and nephews. It proved to be a great decision and that beach area provided hours of entertainment. As they have grown they fly right by the beach to the boats and hit the water for hours of skiing, wakeboarding and tubing. Fishing has been good from Blue gill to Bass and can also be a great form of entertainment. We added a beautiful concrete patio and wood deck overlooking the lake. It had generated some of our fondest memories as we gather around the tables for great food and conversation.
What a beautiful place for a winter escape! The sunset view off the frozen lake and snow was spectacular and the highlight of our trip. The property was very well maintained, clean and extremely comfy and cozy. The owners are really organized and have everything at your fingertips..favorite restaurants, places to see, things to do, maps and phone numbers, which is really helpful if you don't know the area. We had plenty to do during the day with tobogganing, cross country skiing, downtown shopping and the winery. We had a wonderful dinner at a cozy restaurant on the lake. A perfect getaway to reconnect with your family...games, hot chocolate, beautiful views and again...spectacular sunsets! We will visit again next winter..if not before! Thanks for a wonderful time!
All I could say is this cottage is over a five star ******! my husband and I and our family members enjoyed everything about it. we were on a mission for relaxation and fishing which we accomplished. I loved how DEE DEE decorated and how clean the place is, I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for ALL the comforts of home. Thank you Mr & Mrs .Poole for sharing a delightful cottage !!!
The cottage was absolutely beautiful. We needed a place for our adult children and us to stay in the Angola area for our son's wedding. This was the perfect place. We can be very picky about our accommodations; however, we all agreed, it was the perfect place with everything we needed and more. The home was clean, well-appointed, the beds were comfortable, the kitchen had everything I could want and the view was beyond amazing. Thanks Dee Dee.
The cottage was clean and comfy, Dee Dee has everything very organized and easily available for use. All the beds and bedding were comfy also. It sits on a beautiful property on the peaceful, more quiet part of Crooked Lake. We enjoyed the deck area, fire pit, swings, paddle boat and canoe! All the Dads and boys enjoyed fishing off the dock also. Dee Dee was very nice and helpful in our planning and answered all questions we had. Truly a gem for a lake house vacation!!!
well kept up cottage on a nice size lake front property fullly furnished and ready for anyone to stay and have a great time!. Enjoy the weather or go out on the lake. owners are very nice and will help with your needs. I recommend this place to anyone looking fora getaway to relax and enjoy time with family and friends.
This is the cleanest place we have been in and it is kept up from year to year.
Owner's are super people, helpful , kind and honest! This is a very peaceful area to be
able to relax as boat traffic is not as busy as the other two basins. It is near entertainment
areas and stores. We are in our 70's and the steps are not a problem but we are in good
shape. They could be difficult for older people with knee or hip problems. That is the ONLY
questionable thing I can say about this property. LOVE IT!! It is nice that a canoe and
paddle boat comes with the rental. We bring our kayaks and it is a great place to paddle them.
We spent the week celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary with our family on Crooked Lake. Dee Dee is very sweet and pleasant to work with. This is a very clean cottage and well kept. The owners take pride in their cottage and it shows. Everything you could possibly need during your stay is there for you. The outdoor deck area is also very nice and has lots of room. Great pier to dock a boat. Pier even has a bench so you can sit out there and enjoy the lake. Some words of caution - there is a small step down between the dining area and living area upstairs. Also, the kitchen is downstairs and the steps are steep, narrow, and concrete. However, there is a handrail so you do have something to hold on to while going up and down. If you don't want to be on the water during your stay Angola has some nice antique shops to explore as well as a winery in the area. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend this cottage.
Other Activities: snowboarding, wildlife viewing, minature golf, shopping, boating, snowmobiling
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
$500 Damage Deposit Required at Booking. 3% Convenience Fee for Credit Card Payment;
Holiday Rates $350 per night (2 night min)
Weekly(Friday to Friday August is Sunday to Sunday) Weekends during off peak season only
Cleaning fees for all rentals under 3 days = $50
Indiana Sales Tax 7%
Steuben County Inn Keepers Tax 5%
Fourth of July, Labor Day Week $2100 Fall Break $1500
Max Occupancy is 6 adults and 4 youth
100% refund if cancellation is greater than 60 days prior to arrival, 50% 30 to 60 days and no refunds less than 30 days of arrival.