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Kelli Bucher

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Perfect Family Getaway on Snow Lake-Fireplace-Minutes to Pokagon St. Park

18 Reviews
Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Indiana Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Five Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Water Front Home, Large Yard, Parking, Garage Rec Room

Large Family Home on Snow Lake's north shore bay. Enjoy all the amenities this cottage has to offer with 2 family room areas with cable tv's and dvd players, large eat-in, fully-stocked kitchen and a 3 car garage with the 2 car part turned into a recreation area including ping-pong, bar space and cable tv. This cottage has 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths and sleeps 13. Winter is a great time to stay in this SNOW Lake home. Pokagon State Park is just a 5 minute drive away. After a few hours on the toboggan run, come back and warm up in front of the fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate. We do decorate for the Christmas season, so if you are wanting a spacious home to host your family over the holidays, this one would be perfect. In the warmer months, take your morning coffee on the huge deck that looks out to the bay. Take a swim as you wade in from the sandy beach or relax on the pier as you watch the kids swim. Paddle boat is included with this home. Plenty of room for your water toys as this home has 2 new piers and a large sitting area that connects them. We are located in an idle zone, so it is a very calm place to swim and float. Snow Lake is a 4-minute idle away. Want a long boat ride? Venture through the Snow Lake channel and enjoy Lake James. The yard is perfect for corn hole (provided) and horse-shoe (provided) and other yard games. Enjoy walks around the quiet cul-de-sacs or venture over to Pokagon State Park to take a hike (five minutes to the entrance). There is so much to do in Angola and Fremont and this is the perfect family home that is close to it all.

No Pets and No Smoking Home

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kelli Bucher (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

About Kelli Bucher

We have been married for 28 years, have been blessed with 4 sons, two lovely daughters-in-law and 2 adorable grandchildren. We were both raised by taking a family vacation to the Lake every summer...both being on Lake Wawasee for years. About 16 years ago we started renting in the Angola area and absolutely loved what all Angola has to offer...not only the beautiful lakes, but Pokagon State park, shopping, dining and grocery stores. When decorating this cottage, we have used some of Grandpa's stuff from Lake Wawasee when he had a cottage. See if you can pick them out. Such a neat way to keep a lake legacy going. We hope to create many memories with our family and are so hoping you do the same with your family.

Kelli Bucher purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Kelli Bucher chose Indiana

While out on a Pontoon ride with some friends of ours, we came across this lovely property. We love the setting this is in. Quiet cul-de-sac with nice homes, plenty of parking, large yards (front and back), and most of all the lake front view with it's sandy beach and wonderful pier space. The inside fits our family well, as it has 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Loved that it had two family rooms and the 3 car garage was a hit as our boys are turning this into a man-cave, rec room.

Reviews

5
based on 18 traveler reviews

Perfect Family Getaway on Snow Lake-Fireplace-Minutes to Pokagon St. Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
Portage, Indiana
5

Stop looking! This is the house!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful spacious house was an amazing value, a wonderful vacation spot & awesome owners!

Kitchen: I cooked 3 meals a day for 5 days including a full Easter dinner. The kitchen is VERY well stocked, including cleaning supplies. You won't need to bring a thing but food. I took advantage of making crockpot meals in the AM for the family to eat on while I was out fishing. Plenty of seating & open concept keeps you in touch with family.

Bedrooms: Beds are very comfortable! My hubs had back surgery a few years ago & slept very well on the king pillowtop mattress. Extra bedding & floor fans in each room. Plenty of bedrooms for everyone to have their own private space. The decor was tastefully colorful & lake themed. You will feel like you're on vacation in every room!

3 Living Rooms: Very spacious & well decorated! Dish Network in main living, garage room & upstairs great room were a godsend as it rained one entire day we were stuck inside. These 3 areas are amazing! Comfortable & spacious seating in each. Ping-pong, darts, bar & fridge in the garage room were fun for my boys (13,14,17). I barely saw them leave that room. The wifi: we brought 2 Xbox, 2 iPads & 5 smart phones. All ran seamlessly on the wifi with no lag. Lots of board games & books in the front foyer cabinet for everyone!

Laundry: washer/dryer was used daily to keep up on towels & clothes. I love not having any dirty laundry to do when returning home!

Outside: firepit, swing, dock, games, porch w/180° lake view & seating! Perfect!

Fishing: We put our bass boat in at big otter only a 10 min boat ride from the house's private dock. The public access ramp is super easy to find & free! First day, first cast about 20 ft from the house we nabbed a 5lb, 14in bass. Snow lake seemed to have the most action for us this trip, but we are coming back to troll the others when spawn hits. I also caught blue gill & crappie near the house. Fuel up in 2 spots, 1 at Conor's landing (James upper basin) & one at the mouth of Snow/James. Conor's landing also had bait & gear. We ate Toms Donuts next door to Conor's landing (amazing donuts!) & lunch at Acapulco (eat here!)

Wrap up: This house was perfect for our fishing vacation! We loved the house, the area & the easy accessibility to fish the chain of lakes! Kelli is a gem to rent from & knowledgable of the area. She goes the extra mile to make sure your vacation is as relaxing as possible! Stop looking. RENT. THIS. HOUSE. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mich.
5

girls weekend away

  • 5 of 5

Loved it ! Beautiful home Huge -Nice -we felt at home right off. The girls went last march the lake was frozen over it was just what we wanted for a quiet wknd away. owners are very helpful. fireplace and view was worth every penny.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great home for Dads and Kids Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We have come to this house for 2 years now. We went to the Pokagon toboggan run, but spent most of the time letting the kids hang out at the house. The home is clean, spacious and well broken up so that all the bedrooms are peaceful. The kids love the large room above the garage where they can play and make as much noise as they like. The dads love the room as well because we can sit in the kitchen/dining room in peace. We played ping pong and darts in the garage. The house is a quick drive to Pokagon, an archery/gun range, Mr Bratz and Mad Anthony Brewery. We went to all these places this year, and one of our group may come up to Lake James in the summer with his family. The owners are friendly and accommodating and went the extra mile to make sure a left item was returned to my son. Thank you for letting us use your house, we would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

This home was even better than the pictures! We grew up in Angola and needed a place to stay for Christmas! It was great to be able to have a family gathering at the lake. There was plenty of room for everyone and we enjoyed the added touch of Christmas decorations and spirit. It was very comfortable and convenient to Angola for visiting family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

This place was more than perfect for our weekend get together with children and grandchildren. The house is everything as stated in posting and more. We were delighted to find that they had a firepit near the lake which we were not aware of. The grandkids loved roasting hotdogs for lunch and in November we were lucky enough weather-wise to take the paddle boat for a spin. We enjoyed the upstairs rec room over the garage and the ping pong and play area in the garage. All in all the house was great and in a nice location as well. This place was a three hour drive from Chicago (O'Hara area) three hours from Cleveland and 4.5 hrs from Pgh.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indianapolis Area
5

Exceeded Expectations - Thank You!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks so much for sharing your home with us! We had a great week with our children and grandchildren. First of all, your view of Snow Lake was wonderful, peaceful, relaxing, .... Everything we needed was there for us. Your living room was a great gathering area (1 of three gathering areas available!). The 5 bedrooms were very nice and we were thankful for the 3 bathrooms. Everything was clean and ready for us. Your property was better than your pictures indicate! It is a blessing to come to a property that is better than advertised. We did a little fishing and rented a small boat for the week to explore your chain of lakes. Great yard and deck. The children dug in the sand on the beach with your beach/sand toys. We enjoyed the grill as well. Thanks for supplying the paddle boat. We make good use of that also. You have a great combination of things for us. The proximity to Pokagon State Park was also a blessing to us. All of us agreed that we'll be back again next year. Thank you for being a blessing to our family by letting us use your home. Great job! We'll be visiting again next year!

P.S. For those of you considering this property, book it (please don't book the week that we want!)

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Our Snow Lake cottage is 5 minutes to entrance of Pokagon State Park. Pokagon is a perfect spot to visit whether you want to hike or do the Toboggan run during the winter months. Just minutes to Fremont Outlet mall and Satek Winery. Downtown Angola and it's quaint shops are only 15 minutes away. Want to golf? Several golf courses within 15 minutes. How about your hunger pains...Dave's Lake Shack is around the corner (must be 21), Timbuktoo's is 5 minutes away. And of course, the well-respected 4 Corners is around 6 miles from our home. 4 Corners has it all...pizza, Acupulca Grill, Mad Anthony's Brewing Company, Yo-yo's yogurt and the ever-famous Tom's Donuts. Want fast food, Applebee's, or BWW's? Angola is a quick ten minute drive for all of your eating tastes. Try Samantha's or Village Kitchen for breakfast and Caruso's for a great Italian dinner. Cooking in is easy when you have Meijer's, Walmart and Aldi's close by. And let's not forget Harger's meat market for your grilling needs on our gas grill. Need gas for your boat...gas station just up the road by the outlet mall.

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Rates & Availability

Fremont Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
May 20 2016 - Sep 13 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Fall 2016
Sep 14 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Winter 2016
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
Christmas/New Year 2016
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,950
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

Cleaning is included in the price.

We require a security deposit.

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Amenities

Indiana Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Daybed and queen bed in this large bedroom.
  • All five bedrooms have closets. Sheets, blankets and pillows are provided.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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