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Welcome in the coming Springtime at Big Turkey Lake!

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,370 sq ft
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

Welcome to Big turkey Lake! The Guise Guest Cottage is a perfect place for you to get all the family together for your 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 and one child size 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 in the summer and a toboggan run and cross country snow skiing for winter time activities.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, so plan acordingly. 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 or other tobacco use 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 in 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 Spring Break, Summer vacations or a quiet getaway for a family Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years gathering.

More Details

Owner
Jerry and Kathy Guise
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

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 LaGrange

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:
  • 1370 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Smoking prohibited in cottage or anywhere on the property.
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

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Welcome in the coming Springtime at Big Turkey Lake!
average rating of 4.90625 based on 64 reviews
Menomonee Falls, WISCONSIN
5

great rental cottage experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay and were all very impressed with the Guise guest cottage! The house was very clean and comfortable; we were very thankful for the air conditioning since the weather was very hot the days we were there. Eight of us slept there comfortably; and the kitchen, living room, and patio were all nice for when we had extended family visit during the day a couple of times! My family enjoyed use of the beach, paddle boat, and row boat. They also enjoyed fishing off of the dock! Glad we got to meet Jerry too! Thank you, Jerry and Kathy, for allowing us to rent for a few days and spend time with family at your neat cottage!

  • Review Submitted: 13/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sturgis, MI USA
5

Nice place to relax and enjoy a nice lake

  • 5 of 5

I rented this property to serve as a central location for our family to celebrate our father's 80th birthday. We had 13 people (8 kids) stay on site with many others stopping in for meals and just to hang out. The house had enough room for all of our activities and we enjoyed our time together. We also rented a pontoon during our time at the house and we were able to keep it at the dock that was provided. Some of the kids also used the paddle boat and spent time on the beach and enjoyed themselves.

There are plenty of chairs on the back deck and we used the 2 charcoal grills to cook each night. The kids enjoyed rolling down the hill behind the house and a few of them stayed in a tent that they set up at the top of the hill. There is limited parking, which was an issue, at times. We were able to accommodate all of our vehicles with the help of the owners who were very helpful. Because of all the recent rain, the beach was not in great shape, but the kids didn't seem to mind.

As you can imagine with so many in the house the wi-fi received quite a workout. I did not notice any issues and everything seemed to work as it should. Air conditioning worked well and the house was comfortable. The kitchen is well supplied and we were able to prepare and serve meals with ease. It did seem odd to not have towels provided, but we brought our own as stated in the welcome letter and did not have any issues. We did use the washer and dryer and they both worked well.

Overall, we had a nice stay and the house did exactly what we were hoping it would do. It provided a nice place for all of our family to get together and enjoy some time in one place.

  • Review Submitted: 29/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet Cottage with lots of room

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time renting this cottage. Eight adults and 3 children enjoyed the large kitchen and family room areas. Plenty of room to spread out. Firepit, patio, and hilltop outside areas were really nice. Always a nice breeze on top of the hill behind the house. Jerry, the owner, was very accommodating and easy to book with. Would recommend this place for someone who enjoys a clean and quiet place with plenty of space that is close to the lake. It also has a nice beach area and a pier with a fishing boat.

  • Review Submitted: 05/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Liberty Center , Ohio
5

Beautiful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for the wonderful place to stay. Everything was perfect! Would like to come back in the winter when the snow is falling

  • Review Submitted: 29/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Property well kept and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and accommodating. We had access to everything we needed. Lake was just a short walk. Neighbors were a little loud late at night. Parking was a little tricky with5 vehicles. We'd go again!

  • Review Submitted: 26/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stoneham, CO
5

Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Best Christmas ever staying at the Guise Guest Cottage. The house was clean and cozy. Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 26/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 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

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in LaGrange

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2018
14 May 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$169
AU$1,185
AU$5,080
 
 
July 4th Holiday
3 Jul 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$549
Flat fee
 
 
Labor Day Weekend 2018
31 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$732
Flat fee
 
 
Fall 2018
10 Sep 2018 - 11 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$142
AU$996
AU$4,268
 
 
Winter 2018
12 Nov 2018 - 17 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$129
AU$901
AU$3,861
 
 
Thanksgiving Holiday 2018
21 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
AU$914
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas Holiday 2018
24 Dec 2018 - 26 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$549
Flat fee
 
 
New Years Holiday 2018
31 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$549
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$156
AU$1,091
AU$4,674
 

Additional information about rental rates

One-time Cleaning Fee AU$128.71 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$338.7

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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