Why pay the same price for a single hotel room?This cozy cottage renovated down to the studs in 2013. Now with stainless appliances, 2 FULL baths, central air, and just steps to one of the cleanest lakes in Indiana. Awesome, private lakeside fire pit. Record-setting fishing, off the dock or bring your own boat. Help yourself to the kayak or paddle boat. Enjoy a stroll down the quiet country road. Minutes away from great shopping in Shipshewana, and canoe trips on the Mongo River.
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 26, 2018
About Dan Michel
I love the outdoors and have been lucky enough to live in some very beautiful places. I hope you and your family find the same joy in the outdoors, in this place!
Dan Michel purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Dan Michel chose Howe
I briefly worked in this area and fell in love with this peaceful location. I purchased this cottage and spent many months renovating the home and cleaning the lake access with a lot of help from friends and family.
Well appointed lake front cottage. 20 steps from door to the lake. Has it all for fun family vaca.
This was a great choice for a long weekend, just a couple hours from Chicago. House perfectly accommodated Gram and Gramps with daughter, son-in-law, and 2 small grandsons. Even though house is small, it has it all. Nice beds, tv's, 2 newly remodeled baths with showers. Kitchen has all gadgets and small and large appliances. Especially appreciated the dishwasher. Would have liked a standard dining or kitchen table, as a high top with stools with no backs is awkward for old timers and small children. Space constraints don't allow. Pick Nick table worked out. Could not keep the 3 year old out of the sand and easy walk in access to the lake. We all enjoyed the many inflatable tubes and rafts made available for use. We added the pontoon boat to our stay, which was enjoyed by all. We are far from expert anglers, but we all caught some fish, bass and sunnies. There are some local restaurants, but other than one breakfast in town, we did all of our cooking on the very nice gas grill. Ending each evening with a camp fire around the paved fire ring area, wood provided, was a special time with family. We will definitely recommend and return again!
Wonderful stay for our family!
This is a quaint and clean home on a beautiful, peaceful lake! We very comfortably fit our five adult family members (and our dog) into the home for a wonderful week of relaxation and fun. Very close to grocery stores, as well as other local favorites (Shipshewana). The ability to rent the owner's pontoon was an added bonus that we greatly enjoyed! Wonderful hosts...very responsive and eager to make our visit enjoyable. We highly recommend it!
Can't wait to return.
Right on a peaceful and crystal clear lake. Loved every minute!!
We've stayed in a lot of vacation homes from Home Away/VRBO over the years, and this was the best by far! The home is completely updated and the kitchen is gorgeous. In my experience houses in this price range are often run down cottages, but this place was really amazing. We had such a great time! Also, it seemed to us that most of the other homes on the lake or by owners not renters because during the week we hardly saw any one, which was really nice (it was very private). We paid a small additional fee to rent the owners pontoon boat, and that was super fun and such a great deal. The kitchen had all sorts of things to cook with ( I don't like to cook on vacation but someone might), and the garage had floats and a kayak to use on the lake (we usually bring our own stuff, but in this case it wasn't necessary). The fire pit by the lake it was wonderful, and every night we relaxed in front of the fire and the lake. We will definitely be coming back, I don't know that there is anything better in this price range!
Great Place To Spend A Week
My family spent the week here during the week of May 19-26. We had a great time! The days started with watching the sun rise over the lake. This was followed by either a kayak or pontoon ride taking off from the dock just feet away from the back door. Although we didn't fish, many people were catching bluegill, bass, and perch. The cottage is 15 minutes from Shipswanna where you can enjoy visiting many Amish stores. The streets are shared by both automobile and Amish buggies. There is also a VERY large flea market which opens Tuesdays and Wednesdays. There are many activities around the cottage as well including an Amish "Safari" where you can pet and feed both farm animals and exotic animals. It was fun for the entire family. The days usually ended with a fire in the awesome fire pit overlooking the lake.We plan on returning several times this Summer.
As Good As It Gets
We were scheduled to rent the home for 10 days. Due to the unexpected death of my father, we were only able to stay in the house for one night and unfortunately had to leave. The home is beautiful, cozy and a perfect vacation retreat.
The owners went far and beyond what was reasonable and from deep in my heart we truly appreciate it. We will be back next year and for many years to come.
Thank you very much!!
Why pay the same price for a single hotel room?This cozy cottage renovated down to the studs in 2013. Now with stainless appliances, 2 FULL baths, central air, and just steps to one of the cleanest lakes in Indiana. Awesome, private lakeside fire pit. Record-setting fishing, off the dock or bring your own boat. Access to kayak and paddleboat. Help yourself to the kyak or paddle boat. Enjoy a stroll down the quiet country road.Convenient to Shipshewana, 3 miles from the Turnpike, cozy, 2 bedroom cottage on one of the cleanest lakes in Indiana. Fish off the end of the dock, take the paddle boat out, or bring your own boat to this private, no-wake lake. Killer fire pit!