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Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Crooked Lake, Angola, IN. Lake Front Vacation Home

48 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Indiana House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4 to 6 Adults MAX)

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,

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About Owner

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

Why Owner chose Indiana

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Winter Solstice

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, hot chocolate, beautiful views and again...spectacular sunsets! We will visit again next winter..if not before! Thanks for a wonderful time!

The Herreras
Feb 2011
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based on 48 traveler reviews

Crooked Lake, Angola, IN. Lake Front Vacation Home
average rating of 4.875 based on 50 reviews

great place for a enjoyable relaxing get away!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gloria A Can't go wrong with this nice place!!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cottage for a relaxing get-away

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great get-away!

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed spending Memorial weekend here. We wanted to get away for a long weekend to relax and spend some time together. Mission accomplished! The owners thought of everything to make our stay enjoyable ... everything from services (wifi, washer/dryer) to entertainment (movies, games, paddleboat) to supplies (plenty of linens & kitchen supplies) and more. Do be careful of the steep, concrete stairs down to the kitchen ... they would be a problem for someone with mobility problems. Beautiful home and surroundings! Looking forward to my next visit when I have more time to explore the antique shops!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cottage on Crooked Lake

  • 5 of 5

My buddies and I stayed here for our annual card playing, hiking, fishing trip. It's a lovely cottage with a well-stocked kitchen. Great outdoor living areas with a great gas grill. The grounds, beach, dock, boats, and lake are all great. The owners take pride in this place, and it shows. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not a good choice

  • 3 of 5

Three couples in their 60s to early 70's spent three nights here. Although the weather was cold and rainy the autumn colors were spectacular but this was not a good choice for us. The kitchen is on the lower level down a steep and narrow set of stairs. There are a couple of trip spots on the floors and lots of extension cords. While the place might be great for families with children on sunny days, it didn't work well for us.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Other Activities: snowboarding, wildlife viewing, minature golf, shopping, boating, snowmobiling


Rates & Availability

Angola House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 15 2016 - May 26 2016
2 night minimum stay
May 27 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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 7 days.
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

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Indiana House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , This bed is a bunk bed.(Full size bottom with twin top)
  • 2 futons in living room.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Other Amenities: 1 queen bed, I full size bed, 1 Bunk Bed (full size on bottom/twin top) 2 futons in living room. 2 porch swings: upper deck and lakeside, 2 picnic tables and one patio table on large patio area overlooking lake. Other Activities: Beautiful Historic Pokagon State Park located on Lake James. Satek Winery, Tri-State location featuring 101 lakes in Steuben County

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