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Steve or Amy Just

Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks english

Exciting, Inviting, Cozy, (Summer, Fall, Winter) - Ski, Fish, Hunt,

20 Reviews
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Angola holiday cottage

2 bdrs w/ walk in closets, sleeps 9, 2 full baths, wash&dryer, 4 TVs

Spring, Summer, Fall, & Winter. Always Something To Do!

1,800 square feet / 2 stories of living space. New water softner, kitchen appliances – range / stove, refrigerator / freezer, coffee maker, microwave, air conditioner, clothes washer and dryer, and a new 40 foot dock. 2 Bedrooms, sleeps 9 (more room on the floor), 2 Full baths, Full Kitchen w/ utensils, Card Room, TV Room for kids, TV room for Adults, Washer & Dryer Room, Furnished (up & down stairs), (4) 21' TV w/DVD, Cabl TV, Wireless WIFI, AC up and down stairs, Fireplace, Fire Pit, Gas Grille. Complimentary use of DVDs and VHS Movies, Board Games, Row Boat, Paddle Boat.

Located on an 880 acre lake w/ three basins and a 2 mi. ski run, sand bar, 4H Park, etc.

150' lake front x 300ft deep. Dead end street safe for children and walking, Back Lot for parking cars and boat trailers.

Located near many fun family activities!!!

Families, Church Retreats, and Businesses: The cottage is perfect for gatherings of families, friends, church retreats, and business team building events that, after the day’s activities, would like to retreat back to their very own comforts of a warm and cozy cottage to watch movies, relax, or snuggle by the fireplace.

Take time to visit the Buffalo Preserve. You can also visit an award winning winery with excellent red and white wines available for tasting and purchase. If cars are your interest, you may enjoy two local speedways. You could also take a quick 30-minute drive and enjoy the Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg Museum which houses classic vintage automobiles from the early 1900's up to WW II era vehicles. Or visit the NATMUS Museum which houses vehicles from the post war years. Or visit another flavor of museum --- the Hoosier Air Museum (operated by the Hoosier Warbirds) at the DeKalb County Airport which features aircraft from throughout the history of aviation. Autumn offers an exceptional time...

The Days Events: The children will love exploring the surrounding land, the lakes edge, catching frogs and fish, while you relax in a chair watching with a hot cup of coffee. Latter the kids will go swimming, play on the raft, use the paddle boat, canoe, while you play along with them or take a nap. After lunch is a great time to get in your motor boat and water ski, water tube, hang out at the sand bar, or dock up to the 4h fair grounds to hike. That evening while the sun sets the fire pit is the place to be. Roasting smores, telling stories, enjoying each others company, being warmed by the fire as the children start to realize they are tire. Tuck them in and it is your time to catch up with your honey. How do I know this, I have a lovely wife and triplet children age 8. We have enjoyed this cottage for the last 8 years.

Local and Distant Attractions : I personally want every Family, Mother, Father, Child, and Grand Parent to get the most out of their vacation and dollar. Searching the web can still be a lengthy task with all of the links and pop ups so...We will send out a package of the local attractions (5 to 20 min drive) and not so local (20 min to 1 hour) attractions. Here are a few:

Local:

Angola small town atmosphere with movie theater, shops, antique stores, ice cream parlors,

Fun Spot Amusement Park and Water Park 260-833-2972

Pokagon State Park 260-833-2012;

Mongo State Hunting Grounds & Firing Range 260-367-2164;

Pigeon River Canoe Trips 260-475-5512 ;

Local Golf

Zollner Golf Course Tri-State University - 0.2 miles SW - 300 Park Ave - (260) 665-4269

Lake James Golf Course: Golf Shop - 3.3 miles N - 1445 W 275 N - (260) 833-3967

Bledsoe's Lakeview Golf Course - 5.3 miles

More Details
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Steve or Amy Just (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks english

About Steve or Amy Just

Hi, I am Steve Just, Mechanical Engineer from Purdue University. I was born, raised, and my family lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana. My wife, Amy, and I have 3 children (triplets) age 14 now. We have been married for 19 years and dated in high school and through college. We have a miniature schnauzer named Lucy Lick’ems. Our children love to play at the lake cottage and have for years ever since they were 1 years of age. I pride myself on communicating and answering yours and your family’s questions as soon as possible. We are the owners, so you are not working though a 3rd party. Please feel free to call me anytime. There are so many properties I am sure you have looked at on line, so let me help you where I can. I am sure your family will appreciate you taking the time to pull this together, it is not easy. Let me help you by making this process as easy as possible. Thanks, Steve Just.

Steve or Amy Just purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Steve or Amy Just chose Indiana

We choose this property, because the land is spacious with most lake fronts having 75 feet frontage, so you have more privacy then cottages that are spaced closer to one another. We love the town of Angola. The neighbors are nice, the street is quite, the dead end street is safe for little ones and pets, and the cottage is large enough for a good sized family and friends.

Reviews

4.5
based on 20 traveller reviews

Exciting, Inviting, Cozy, (Summer, Fall, Winter) - Ski, Fish, Hunt,
average rating of 4.5 based on 20 reviews
Columbus,OH
5

Fall family gathering

  • 5 of 5

Our family (grandparents,children,grandchildren) met here for a fall weekend. The house was well maintained, clean and provided us with every amenity imaginable. The open floor plan allowed the little ones to enjoy themselves in a safe environment. The owners were very easy to work with, very accommodating, and made us feel welcomed. We had a great time despite the foul weather and imagine the summer time would be a real treat with the use of the lake and all the nearby outdoor attractions.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is important to us to communicate clearly and answer every question, so renters understand what they are getting for their dollar. It is a value thing and we understand. We want to meet expectations, but if we can not, we recommend other places that may suite their needs. We call right away to answer all questions and respond in email, so family plans can move forward with or without us. We were booked solid 2008 June, July, Aug and half Sept, so we must be doing something right. Our prices are the same as last year. I am a Mechanical Engineer, family of 5 with 3 children under 10, so I can relate to the average Joe or JoAnne... Just call ... Thanks
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5

Just what our family needed

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect get-away for our family! Everything was exactly as described. Steve worked with us wonderfully, making it work out for us in spite of a close time frame. He was great to communicate both with the reservation as well as questions after we arrived. The house was clean and large enough for our family of 7 to have room when it was rainy outside. The lake was super. We really enjoyed the boats, and were out numerous times daily. Town with all the supplies needed is just a few miles away. I highly recommend this!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

labor day weekend 2016

  • 5 of 5

this is the 2nd year of renting this cottage for a family reunion. we all had a blast. very clean and neat. it has everything we are looking for. great space. enough parking for all. two full bathrooms which are good sized. the bed rooms are a great size too. sitting on the patio which has a great view of the lake. the owner is very easy to work with. would rent it again in the future. thanks for a great labor day weekend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ohio
4

Great boating. Nice house.

  • 4 of 5

Crooked lake is a dream for boating and watersports! This house is in third basin where the water calms quickly for skiing or barefooting and there is a slalom course too. First basin has a sandbar which is fun to party on. The beach by the house is nice for about six feet into the water, then is a little mucky and has seaweed, but it was plenty nice for the kids to play in the sand and water. The house is a little older but nice, lots of white noise with the air conditioners running and seemingly well insulated as the kids could sleep upstairs and didn't hear a thing from the adults downstairs. We had a great time and had no complaints!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy our guests had a great time. We will be renovating the exterior and portions of interior this winter. We will be adding sand to the swim area to increase the sandy bottom area. We take renters suggestions and make improvements every year. From a suggestion, this spring we extended the dock with platform on the end. Thanks, Steve
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5

Family Fun!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fun-filled week at the Yellow Cottage on Crooked Lake! The house has a lot of room inside. The front bedroom upstairs is very large. The two full bathrooms are good-sized too. We had plenty of room in the kitchen and dining room (table for eight), and we loved the sitting areas and game room with another table that seats four. There was an extra-large window with a wonderful view of the lake. The kids enjoyed the sandy beach and the large lake-front yard. The large patio and yard had several picnic tables and patio tables which gave everyone a place to sit. The dock looked new and was great for our boat and jet ski. It was a hot week, but the weeping willow trees offered us all the shade we needed. The gas grill was large, looked new, and worked well. This cottage is in the third basin of Crooked Lake which is great for skiers. We also did a lot of tubing, and we were pleased that there wasn't a high amount of boat traffic. There was ample parking for us too. We had a great week and plan to return next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

Thanks Just family for renting your cottage again to us this year, we had another wonderful family time. We know it was stressful getting the tree cleaned up from the storm, and we really appreciated it. The kids of all ages, really enjoy the large yard, swing, fire pit, sandy beach area, place for a hammock, and also extension on the pier really made is nicer. 3rd basin is wonderful for our skiers. You are very nice to rent from and we appreciate all you do. Were looking forward to coming back next Summer. Thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review. This family has rented form from us two years in a row, and is looking to rent again next year. They are a nice family. We hope our renovations this winter can bring us up to a five star rating. Thanks again, Steve
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Map

Car: necessary

Our Large Golden Yellow Cottage is located on Crooked Lake (880 acres), 3 basins, a Marina, a public 4 H club, public large sandy beach with a play ground, large sand bar, a 2 mile stretch to tube and ski (know for calm water to bare foot ski), and also known for a few fishing tournaments. The cottage is in the heart of the famous N.E. Indiana Lake Country. Local attractions: Angola (small town that takes you back in time and antiquing), Pokagon State Park (known for its great trails, buffalo, and toboggan run), Pigeon River Canoe & Kayak Trips (a family journey and gorgeous scenery), Fun Spot Water / Amusement Park, Rapid Raceway (known for Family racing 'Thunder Dome')Angola Motor Speedway, Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum, 4 amazing golf courses - Zollner Golf Course, Glendarin Hills Golf Club, Lake James Golf Club, and Hidden Valley Golf Course. 50 Minutes South is the city of Fort Wayne with the Lincoln Museum and Nationally acclaimed Children’s Zoo.

Other Activities: Many local (not congested) Large State Parks, Small Amuse. Parks, Winter Activities – sledding, snowmobiling, and toboggan run 1,700 Feet

Golf: This area is known for it golf courses! I encourage you to Google “Northeast Indiana Golf Courses”. We rented to many avid golfers this past year and many are repeat customers. They come strictly for the GOLF!

Ski: Winter Time Cross Country Ski - Pokagon State Park. My family does it 2 times every winter. It is tradition for us. We Love it. The State Park is huge with many nature trails and hills. We also take our sleds, because there are big hills with picnic areas with shelters to build a fire. Oh and the legendary Pokagon State Park Toboggan Run. You have to do it. It is great FUN!

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Angola, Indiana

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall/Winter/Spring
3 Oct 2016 - 29 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$168
From
A$235
Fri,Sat,Sun
A$671
 
 
Early Summer
30 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
A$1,745
 
 
Peak Summer
17 Jun 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
A$2,819
 
 
Late Summer
12 Aug 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
A$2,282
 
 
Late Summer Fall
6 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$201
From
A$269
Fri,Sat
A$1,343
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Hunt Ice Fish
21 Oct 2017 - 18 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$201
From
A$269
Fri,Sat
A$940
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$7 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$201
A$1,208
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$134 + Tax
Cleaning A$67 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

Flat rate + Cleaning & no hidden costs
$100 per dog per week or $50 per dog per weekend.
REDUCED RATES for Jan & Feb (ice fish, Tobogan, winter fun), 2013
FREE use of paddle boat & row boat. share with cottage next door.
SPECIALS - for consecutive weeks
SPECIALS - 2014 & 15 bookings.
Call for specials and discounts.
“Please inquire about information on additional units.”

Pay with personal checks. Payment due dates depend on season.

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Angola

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • mobile phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , average size
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , large size
  • (2) Large Full Baths, plenty of towel hangers for all the guests, plenty of storage & closet space. 1st floor bath newly remodeled.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 double bed , 1 single bed , Floor Room For Sleeping Bags
  • Bed room 1 - (1) queen, 21'TV with VCR, Large dresser with large mirror, walk in closet, night stand, alam clock. Bed room 2 - (3) doubles, (1) single, Window AC, 21' TV with DVD, (3) dressers, recliner chair, walk In closets, night stands, alarm clocks.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing