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Michelle Smith

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Quaint Vacation Home - Perfect for Summer Vacation and 9 Month Rental

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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3 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 8-12, Central Air, Basic Cable, Close to Beach

This charming 3 bedroom, 1 bath cottage is ideally situated to enjoy everything Culver has to offer. Nestled into a quiet neighborhood, yet just a few steps away from the cinema, fine dining, parks, the beach and Culver's signature root beer stand. With it's close proximity to the academy, it is perfect for academy event weekends too.

9 month rentals - As a 9 month rental, you are given 1st right of refusal for graduation weekend at reduced rates.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Michelle Smith (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english


based on 20 traveler reviews

Quaint Vacation Home - Perfect for Summer Vacation and 9 Month Rental
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Perfect for our Needs

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time using VRBO to find a vacation house and the whole process was great; specially the owner, Michelle! This house was exactly what my friends and I were looking for during reunion weekend! Not overpriced, available and comfortable. Michelle was awesome! She answered my many questions and had everything ready for us when we arrived. We were within walking distance of the campus and downtown Culver.

Our group of friends that stayed have already decided to go back in 5 years for the next reunion!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute house in charming town!

  • 5 of 5

This house is cute and has everything you need to be comfortable. We were there for a week, and enjoyed the house, the front porch, the nice backyard and certainly the town of Culver. Michelle was a wonderful "hostess", answering all questions quickly, was gracious and flexible. The location of the house is super...walking distance to just about everything in town. The internet was fast and no problem, and having cable TV was great for some relaxing time. We hope to return in the near future.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house, friendly town, super landlord!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time renting this house and staying in Culver. The house is close and convenient to the lake and to the downtown shops. The neighborhood is pleasant and quiet. The house was comfortable and easy to settle into. The landlord was very willing to help with any problem and had anything I needed arranged for very quickly.Actually thought Michelle (landlord) went out of her way to be friendly and helpful. I would stay there again when in the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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great location and well stocked kitchen

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four enjoyed the farm house and Culver. The house is walking distance to everything and is located on a nice street with a spacious back yard for playing catch or other games. The back patio is great for entertaining and we enjoyed having access to a well stocked kitchen. We will hopefully be back to charming Culver next summer! Owner was very nice to work with as well!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a Week

  • 5 of 5

I have never used VRBO and was impressed with the process. Having booked early, we had enough time to make 3 payments on the rental. I phoned Michelle early on to ask questions and she was always available by phone or e-mail to give me whatever info I requested. The home is as described and totally accommodates 12 people. We had 4 kids under 11 that enjoyed the "bunk room". The kitchen is well equipped for large gatherings. We ate in often and utilized the gas grill, stove and microwave. There were plenty of towels for showers and the washer/dryer were great in keeping up with kids laundry. The town and beach are within walking distance (which we did every day) the grocery is close by as well as the Culver Academy which we had the pleasure of touring the grounds, seeing their parade and the Indian ceremonies. Yes, we came at a great time, when lake fest was going on and we viewed the fireworks from the lake. My daughter in law gives the coffee shop in town an A+. You can never go wrong with the root beer stand! If you get a chance to visit, there is a history museum adjacent to the library (which my nephew is a part of) and also the academy library and store in town as well as the quaint shops. I've been to Culver a couple times previously but staying a week gave me a whole new perspective of this wonderful town! I would highly recommend this rental. The owners take pride in the home and keep it updated. We had an issue with the A/C and Michelle was quick to respond and get the problem corrected. Upon check out, Michelle was there to reprogram the locks and asked what they could do to improve our stay. I gave some suggestions and really felt she listened and would take them into consideration. All in all we had a Great experience and would definitely stay again, hopefully next summer as we have family in town & our granddaughter wants to go to Woodcraft camp!!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience at our stay in this nice home . The owners were very helpful in any questions we had and made sure we had a comfortable stay with extra pillows and beach toys for kids .This place can comfortably sleep 12 people . We thought the price was very reasonable ..

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
The Lodge
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Mystic Hills
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
The Edgewater
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Lake Max

Culver Indiana is often times regarded as one of Indiana's best kept secrets. This lovely vacation rental home is within walking distance of several local restaurants, a movie theatre and the public beach and within a few miles of the Culver Military Academy Also nearby is a wonderful bike and kayak rental place. Enjoy a day on the water or a bike around the lake and you are likely to fall in love with beautiful Lake Maxinkuckee. Consider contacting the local marina to arrange for a pontoon or jet ski rental for a day of fun in the sun!

In addition to the close proximately to the beach, local restaurants, parks and recreation, this home offers a beautiful atmosphere with high ceilings, warm hardwood floors and tasteful decor. This property comfortably accommodates 8 guests with room for additional company when using the sleeper sofa and futon couch located on the three seasons porch.

This property is fully equipped with all of the linens, bedding and kitchenware needed for a casual and relaxing vacation! Simply pack your bags and start your vacation. Other amenities offered with the property include:

* Covered porch with outdoor seating.

* Gas Grill (available upon request)

* Outdoor table & seating

* Washer and Dryer

* Dishwasher

* Microwave

* Basic Cable, DVD player

* Portable cooler for your use at the beach

* Beach chairs (available upon request)

There are a variety of rental packages available and special rates for Academy events.


Rates & Availability

Culver Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Base Cleaning Fee $50
Tax Rate 7.0%

Requests for Pet Reservations be approved PRIOR to booking. Information regarding the breed, size, temperament and habits will be needed to evaluate the request.

Rates are based on a 6 occupancy reservation.

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Indiana Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 820 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single , Upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Upstairs
    Three Seasons Porch - 1 double , Main Floor
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Shed
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
This home is considered a pet friendly home. However, we carefully review requests for pet allowances. A pet deposit and prior approval for pets will be required.

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