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Welcome in the coming Spring and Summer at Big Turkey Lake!

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 127 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + , 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-11). Large yard, deck, dock, beach

Summer is here at the lake! The Guise Guest Cottage is a perfect place for you to get all the family together for your summer vacation! Our cottage is smoke-free (we do not rent to smokers) and you will not find a cleaner, more welcoming cottage in the area. The Guise Guest Cottage is located less than 500 ft. from Big Turkey Lake, just down the sandy lane. At the end of the lane on the left is the beach and on the right is the boat dock. A paddle boat and a row boat with oars are included (May-Oct) and there are two adult-sized life jackets provided. There is dock space available to dock one boat at no additional cost. The private boat launch ramp is near the beach. The dock is put in the water in May and is taken out the last of October. Fishing from the dock is usually very good and bait can be purchased across the lake at the Sandwich Shop. The kids will have a great time digging in the sand, making sand castles and swimming at the beach. Adults are responsible for their children - there is no lifeguard. The cottage property backs up against a wooded area. In the back yard there is a great hill for the kids to run up and down and a 2 person swing at the top of the hill for Mom and Dad. Enjoy the evenings with a campfire - the wood is provided. There is a deck with a table/umbrella/chairs for the warmer weather. A charcoal grill is available year round (please bring your own charcoal). In the backyard there is an additional hangout area - a covered deck with a table/chairs. Inside the cottage is a spacious kitchen which has a large eating area with 2 tables and a rolling island that can be moved to accommodate large gatherings. There is a Mr. Coffee coffeemaker, toaster, blender and microwave oven in addition to the fully furnished kitchen. There are 3 couches (can be used for sleeping) and a chair in the living area. The "Aloha" bedroom has a queen bed, a set of bunkbeds and a bathroom with a shower. The "Bear 2" bedroom has a queen bed and the "Blessing"' bedroom has 2 twin beds which can be converted into a king-size bed. (Please let us know in advance if you would like the king-size bed configuration.) The main bathroom has a tub/shower. You will need to provide your own bath towels and beach towels. Dish towels and dishclothes are provided. "Starter" paper towels, napkins, tissue, toilet paper and trash bags are provided but you will need to bring more for the rest of your stay. Bed linens are provided. There is a washer/dryer available for your use. Bring your own detergent. Additionally, there are some books, movies and games for all ages, wireless broadband internet, and satellite TV/DVD/VCR player in the living room.

Oh, and don't forget to sign the boat paddle before you leave!

Some fun places to go:

Shipshewanna, about 23 minutes away, the heart of the Amish community. Shipshewana features lots of great shops, great homemade food, indoor waterpark, and an auction/flea market every Tues/Wed.(April-Oct). Kukui Shave Ice is great refreshment on a warm day and it even has a gum ball at the bottom of each dish! The Eash Bulk Grocery store has some great bargains and the deli is really good and priced reasonably. They only take cash or check at the grocery, no debit or credit cards.

Angola, about 25 minutes away, has an outlet mall, restaurants, movie theater and Pokagon State Park with hiking, toboggan run and cross country snow skiing.There is a Walmart, Menards, Kohls, Meijer and CVS in Angola, along with most of the popular fast-food establishments (McDonald's, Wendy's, Taco Bell, Burger King, Subway, Arby's).

Auburn, about 25 minutes away also, has a great movie theater, Cracker Barrell, and some fast food places, Home Depot and a Walmart are located just off of I-69.

Stroh, just across the lake, has a great pizza place called Stroh Pizza and More. Their ice cream is amazing! They take cash or checks but no credit cards. The gas station in Stroh has some groceries and will take a credit card if your purchase is over $10. There are 2 other family/pub restaurants in Stroh. Stroh also has several places to worship on Sunday.

No pets are allowed at any time.

*** This cottage is a Non-smoking environment. We do not rent to tenants who smoke at any time, and smoking is not allowed at any time in the cottage or on the property.

Keywords: The lake view and sandy beach is just a few steps away down the lane. This 1360 sq ft cottage renovated 2010 has everything you need to feel comfortable and relaxed after a day of fishing, swimming, sightseeing or snowman building - perfect for all seasons of the year. Relax on the deck, sit by the bonfire, sit in the 2 person swing on the hill, play games, watch TV or watch the snow fall. Wireless internet is available. This cottage is open all year round with central heat and air conditioning and is a great place for a quiet getaway or a family Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years gathering.

More Details

Owner
Jerry and Kathy Guise
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2017

About Jerry and Kathy Guise

We love coming to the lake to get away! It's always a relaxing experience and it provides us a haven of rest from the demands of our busy careers. We have a large family and they, too, have come to appreciate the lake cottage as a place to come and fish, swim, lay out on the beach or relax by the campfire.

Jerry and Kathy Guise purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Jerry and Kathy Guise chose Indiana

Growing up as a young girl, some of my wife Kathy's earliest memories were coming to Big Turkey Lake to her grandparent's cottage, which was located just down the road from our current vacation rental. When there was an opportunity to purchase this property, we decided to continue the tradition for our own family and provide them with some of the same memories that have been cherished over the years. Big Turkey Lake, located in Steuben County in northeast Indiana, is one of the numerous lakes in this area, and is located within reasonable driving distance from many large cities in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Illinois.

What makes this cottage unique

Our cottage is much larger than the average vacation rental and can easily accommodate a large family or a large group of up to 10 or 12 people. It is perfect for family reunions, church or business planning meetings, retreats, 'girl's' or 'guy's' weekend away or just a romantic get away for two. It is very close to Angola and Auburn (both about 25 minutes away) where you can find most of the necessary conveniences (grocery, hardware, restaurants, movie entertainment, etc.). It is within a reasonable driving distance (2 to 3 hours) from major cities like Indianapolis, Detroit and Chicago. Major medical services can be found in Ft. Wayne, about 45 minutes away.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in LaGrange

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 127 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Bedroom named "Bear II"
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 bunk bed , Bedroom named "Aloha"
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2 single bed , 2 twin beds - convert to 1 King. Bedroom named "Blessings"
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Use of boat dock, paddle boat, row boat

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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5

Sweet little lake cottage, great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a nice time at the Guise Guest Cottage! This was our first vacation with our family. We have children ages 8, 5, 4, and 1. It was a perfect home for us. The cottage is so welcoming and cozy. We instantly felt at home. Jerry was there to welcome us and available for questions the rest of our stay. The kitchen is well equipped with plenty of pots and pans and bakeware to work with. The bedrooms were so nice and the living room spacious. The back patio was very nice and we used it a couple times (it was very hot so we ate inside mostly). The little hill in the backyard was heavily used by our children. They enjoyed it as much as the beach! And speaking of the beach, it was a nice little beach. Not terribly big, but perfect for our needs. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the cottage, and hope to venture back someday! Our kids were truly sad to leave! Thanks again Jerry!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The cottage was perfect

  • 4 of 5

Wish it was right on the lake but was literally a 2 minute walk. Next time I will look for a place that includes a boat with it. Otherwise the owners were very accommodating. Like I said the cottage was perfect. Would recommend it to everyone

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

The house was great!

  • 5 of 5

My whole family loved the house! We spent time at the beach, in our boat and lots of time outside in the wonderful back yard. The owners were very nice and accomidating as well!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable and clean!

  • 4 of 5

Owners were very kind and left us alone to enjoy the place.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at several lakeside cottages and this one is truly a hidden gem. We had 4 adults and 5 children in our group. We had plenty of space and plenty of stuff to do. The children enjoyed swimming and paddle boating as well as fishing from the pier. We also took a motor and took the fishing boat out. Jerry, the owner, came by to greet us within our first few hours at the cabin and made himself available to us in case we had any needs or concerns while we were there. If you are looking for a family get-a-way don't miss out on this hidden gem!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet Roomy Lake Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had 8 adults and 3 children during our stay. Jerry was very accomodating when we arrived. We enjoyed the large kitchen and the backyard. Plenty of room to spread out in the cottage. Nice patio area , firepit, and hill behind the house that always had a good breeze. Just a short walk to the water. Caught most our fish off of the pier. Shallow water for the kids in beach area. They have really good pizza across the lake. Go with a big appetite as they make a thick pizza. Overall had a great experience renting our first lake cottage for the family to get together.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Stroh, IN
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Angola, Indiana
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Interstate 69
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Stroh, IN
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$121.42
Damage Deposit A$319.53

Holiday Rates apply as follows:

Memorial Day 2017: May 26-30, 2017 - $135.00 per night / minimum 3 night stay
July 4th 2017: June 30-July 4, 2017 - $135 per night / minimum 3 night stay
Labor Day 2017: September 1-4, 2017 - $135.00 per night / minimum 3 night stay
Thanksgiving 2017: November 22-26, 2017 - $135.00 per night / minimum 3 night stay
Christmas 2017: December 22-26, 2017 - $135.00 per night / minimum 3 night stay
New Years 2017: December 29, 2016 - January 2, 2018 - $135.00 per night / minimum 3 night stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made

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