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THE GREAT LAKE ESCAPE****Ask about discounts******Wi Fi now available.

Bedrooms 5
Space 222 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4bdrm, 2 Bath Lakeshore Cottage. Panoramic Views Of 450 Ft Of Shoreline.

Welcome to our 'Great Lake Escape'. This four season home offers exceptional panoramic views from most areas inside as well as outside on it's wrap around deck and expansive 450 ft of lake shore. 'Escape' today's fast-paced lifestyle or if you seek adventure, you can boat, ski, hunt, hike, fish, explore caves/and or casinos. The lakescape offers family friendly lake frontage that kids and adults are sure to enjoy. There's over an acre of yard, spacious wrap around decks and triple docks, allowing ample opportunities for outdoor fun. Location on a near point lot and idle zone of the lake keeps both street and lake traffic at a minimum. While there are many local attractions and nearby recreational opportunities to enjoy, guests comment most about amazing views of soaring bald eagles, blue herons, deer and wild turkeys; the relaxing sound of the horses hoofs clopping as they pull an Amish buggy across the causeway, the brilliance of the stars at night, and most of all---the perfect peace and indescribable quiet. From fishing to swimming to evening campfires, this is a place you will want to escape to time and time again.

NOTE: We have just purchased this property, which has been a vacation rental since 2011. Because the purchase was so recent, we have not had time to accumulate reviews yet. However, reviews of the property under the previous ownership are available, from us, upon request and they will give you information about what others enjoyed regarding the property, the area and the local attractions, as well as the cleanliness and condition of the property. The rental will be continuing just as it was before the change of ownership---same furnishings, same prices, same amenities, same housekeeping staff and same standard of excellence in cleanliness and service.

More Details

Property Manager
Brenda Earnshaw
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

What a great place. We felt so at home here. Everything was so clean and well thought out. The layout worked out so well for our group. We loved the boats. the fishing was fabulous! The flowers are such a nice touch and we have never seen so many hummingbirds! Sunning on the deck and docks with the nice lawn chairs was great. Great spots for reading inside and out. Great memories were made here.
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Loogootee

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 222 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Located downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Located upstairs. Includes a childs toilet seat.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed , This is a sleeping alcove--no door, no closet.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed , 2 single bed , full size, twin bunk & trundle bed--sleeps total of 4
  • Bedrooms 1, 2, and 3 sleep 2 each. Bedroom 4 sleeps 4. Bedroom 5 is an Alcove (no door), sleeps 2. Daybed with trundle in the upstairs sitting room sleeps 2. There is also a roll-away bed downstairs that sleeps 1 in case someone can't climb the stairs. There is ample room for 'bring your own air mattresses and bedding.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

THE GREAT LAKE ESCAPE****Ask about discounts******Wi Fi now available.
average rating of 4.483871 based on 32 reviews

Perfect place to bring family together

  • 5 of 5

You always wonder if it ( person or place ) is going to look like the pictures. We found one that does--The Great Lake Escape. I would rate it a 15, on a scale of 10. The home is breathtaking when you arrive up the drive and gets better. My wife and I brought our family together for our 50th anniversary to this central location. The family had a great time just being together. Days were spent on the dock and in the lake. Used the canoe and paddle boat. Thank you for the extras such as life jackets, paddles, and deck facilities. The house was immaculate and very well laid out. We had no problems with anything within the house. Located close enough to all the benefits of southern Indiana from Zip lining to a robbery on the train ride. Again " Thank You " for being a part of our celebration by letting us use your home to gather together.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a wonderful time and this rental was everything we expected and more.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and the owners didn't forget anything. They provide things we would have never expected. Highly recommend this rental. Beautiful view of lake and awesome deck for summer experience.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sisters weekend

  • 5 of 5

Was a very nice place to stay. There was 10 sisters on our weekend gateway, plenty room for everyone. The weather was beautiful, we really enjoyed sitting on the deck. A great place to relax!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

You can't ask for a better time at a lake house. My four friends and I played yard games, went fishing, grilled our meals, and sat by the fire. The house was very comfortable, and the deck is larger than life. Plenty of space for any number of activities, and the end-of-the-road property is very secluded and quiet. I would recommend this house for anyone from families with kids or, like we did, old friends catching up.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I apologize for the algae, although it is something that is beyond our control. After the lake restoration, the water was so clear that the sunlight could penetrate to the bottom of the lake. We believe this caused the algae to start. This, coupled with the extended 90 degree temperatures and unusual amount of rainfall this summer, provided conditions ideal for algae growth. I checked with the DNR office this week and they tell me the algae problem will be addressed at the next board meeting, which is Tues, Oct. 11, 2016. DNR has been aware of the algae and have been watching it, but they were reluctant to use chemicals on it, preferring to allow it to complete it's life cycle naturally. West Boggs Lake is a major tourist attraction in this county and also one of the largest lakes in Indiana. We feel confident that DNR will consider the environment, recreational enjoyment and tourism and will make decisions that will lead to a solution best for all concerned. Meantime, please know that we appreciate your patience and understanding and we hope you visit us again soon. Brenda, Manager
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nice place.

  • 4 of 5

Need another bath or half bath. Bed rooms a little small. Banged my head going down the steps. Do something about the blue-green algie, I know its not your problem but it is a big problem. Fishing was great. Large blue-gill and nice size bass. Kitchen well stocked and very nice.

John Beach

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great time at the Great Lake Escape in Loogootee!!!!

  • 4 of 5

We spent 4 days and 3 nights for a family party at the Great Lake Escape home in Loogootee over Labor Day weekend. There were 12 adults and 2 children, and we found this house to be a fantastic place to stay. Clean and comfortable. The large kitchen/dining/ living area on the main level was a great place to be together, and the many bedrooms upstairs were comfortable for everyone. The huge wrap around deck and big yard were fun places to be outside, but the lake front and pier were the places we spent much of our time. We spent afternoons swimming off the dock, paddling around the lake in the pedal boat or the canoe, and bass fishing. So much fun. We also did some easy daytrips from the house. A ride on the French Lick railroad and our train was "held up" by Old West bandits. A fun boat ride thru a cave at Bluespring Caverns. Hiking to caves, natural bridges, and waterfalls at McCormick's Creek State Park.

Every day we saw eagles, herons, egrets, hummingbirds. The lake was quiet, very little boat traffic even on Labor Day weekend, so it was a great place to swim and relax. You could hear the clip-clop of horses pulling Amish wagons over the causeway. What a perfect getaway.

Brenda was so helpful to ensure that we would have a wonderful stay, and we did!!!!

Looking for a great place to stay with a lot of outdoor adventures and home comforts ??? This is it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Other attractions include:

Squire Boone Caverns.

Lincoln's Boyhood Home National Memorial.

Blue Spring Caverns.

Holiday Splashin Safari and Santa Claus Land

Bobe's Pizza in Washington, IN

Train Excursion at French Lick which can include a mystery dinner, a Cowboy /Robbery, or the Polar Express. Train also available from Jasper.

Zip Line and Mega Balling at Lark Valley Ranch in Shoals, IN.

Tours of Amish Country and shops.

Schnitzelbank Restaurant in Jasper, IN---a little bit of Germany in Southern Indiana. They cater the Ride & Dine Excursion on the 'Spirit of Jasper' Train ride.

Golfing---There's a course at West Boggs Park, one in Washington or Montgomery and one in Santa Claus, IN.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Loogootee

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$267.56
Cleaning A$160.54 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

ASK ABOUT OUR DISCOUNTS!!! Our rates are based on having 12 guests. All over that number are $15 per night, per person. We have beds to sleep 15 people. There is plenty of room for air mattresses if you wish to bring them. You will also need to bring your own linens for them. We have a maximum of 20 people in the lake house.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.