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Lake Shafer Waterfront Cottage-Monticello 4 bedrooms, 2 Baths, Central Air

Bedrooms 4
Space 130 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Boating, Fishing & Swimming @ your own risk off our dock.

Our boat and boat lift is not included. You can rent a boat or jet ski or bring your own and enjoy the day out on the water. There are a couple nice restaurants with boat access for you to enjoy. Also a nice sandbar approximately a mile away on the Lake where they park their boats and play volleyball. The floating Swimming deck in picture is neighbors and has been removed. The depth of water is 3 to 4' off our seawall. The depth off the end of our dock is 8 to 10' with it gradually getting deeper. You can either drive your boat to the Indiana Beach Amusement park or take the car as its just a short distance away. There is a nice outdoor movie theater in Monticello. Monticello and the Lake area offers many nice restaurants, marinas, golf courses and is a nice area to relax and enjoy. Approximately 25 minutes away you can rent Kayaks, canoes or tubes & float down the Tippecanoe River. Also we are about 25 minutes away from France Park where you can Scuba Dive, walk trails, or even dive off cliffs. MAXIMUM 8 persons with a MINIMUM 7 night stay. We do NOT allow pets. Non smoking environment. Fire pit available by Lakeside. We have a book with all the area attractions ready for when you check in. We did not sign up for the mobile hospitality site as you will receive your lease, access code and information directly from us prior to your arrival.

Property Manager
Sharon K. & or Martin D. McKay
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2017

About Sharon K. & or Martin D. McKay

We purchased this cottage when our kids were just starting their teen years. They and their friends really enjoyed the fun times on Shafer. They also went to the drive-inn movie theater in Monticello. Our grandkids also enjoyed the fun times @ the cottage with water balloon fights, skiing, swimming, etc. Now we are waiting for our great grandkids to grow up and enjoy it. So we are renting it out until our great grand kids get a little older.

Sharon K. & or Martin D. McKay purchased this cottage in 1976

Why Sharon K. & or Martin D. McKay chose Indiana

Our kids were practically raised on Shafer Lake. Monticello is a very nice place and the people are friendly and welcome you to their community. You can relax and enjoy yourself when you are down at the lake.

What makes this cottage unique

Close to Indiana Beach Amusement Park, Outdoor drive-inn movie theater, golf courses near by, Swimming, Fishing, Water skiing, jet ski riding, tubing, bike riding, grocery stores in Monticello, plus shopping in Monticello and nearby Lafayette, Indiana.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Monticello

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , storage above toilet, vanity with storage
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , storage above toilet, vanity with storage & drawers
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed
  • Bedrooms are furnished with ample bedding & linens.
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
No housekeeping services are provided. An additional cleaning fee of $150. plus security deposit will be charged, plus taxes.


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(7 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

If there were a 6 star I would have gave it a 6.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was spectacular. Very clean and well presented on arrival. We had 7 people and never felt cramped. Kids had a great time swimming off the pier and the natural gas grill make cooking out a pleasure. Over all I give the place a 11 out of 10.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mike, We were happy that your family enjoyed our cottage and the Monticello area. Hope to see you again next year. Marty & Sharon
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Perfect for family getaway

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is roomy, extremely comfortable and beautifully maintained, with easy access to Lake Shafer. The owners were easy to work with and very accommodating. Six family members shared the house, fished, paddled, visited the local winery, ate out and also took advantage of the well-equipped kitchen. Recommend: White Horse Winery, Sportsman Inn, Riverside Pub and Indiana Beach.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ruth & family, We were very happy that you enjoyed our cottage and the Lake Shafer area. Also was happy that you got to visit some of the nice local places. We hope you can make it back next year. Thanks for taking very good care of our cottage during your stay. Thanks again. Marty & Sharon McKay
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Awesome owners and beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

Great place on our 3rd year going. Terrific setting and you can't beat sitting at the end of their pier watching all the boats pass by. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Neal, We really enjoy having you and your family. Thank you for coming every year to enjoy our cottage and the Lake Shafer Area. See you next year. Marty & Sharon McKay
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A Wonderful Two Weeks at This Lakeside Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We can't thank Marty and Sharon enough for the great accommodations this place provided. Very clean, plenty of room, amenities as advertised and perfect location. We had 3 to 9 people at one time or another as we celebrated our 50th Anniversary in the area. Lakeside room was every ones favorite to relax and of course the outside patio. We visited all the old haunts that remain. Sportsman Inn and Oakdale Dam Inn are still the best restaurants in the area. You must check this out if your planning a visit in the area. We have recommended this place to friends and family, already.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jim & Trish, We are glad that you enjoyed our cottage and enjoyed coming back to the Lake Shafer area that you know so well. It reminds us of how nice the Monticello Area is and how many memories the people have of this area. Hope you and your family are able to come back for another visit. Thanks for choosing our cottage. Marty & Sharon
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Just as advertised and then some!

  • 5 of 5

This was the best equipped vacation rental property we've ever visited. It was spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable - plenty of room for our party of 6 to spread out. The grounds were pretty and well maintained. The owners are extremely thoughtful - lots of information provided on local attractions. I would HIGHLY recommend this property! Dinner at the Sportsman Inn was the favorite meal of the week. Also had good dining experiences at Sublett's and The Skyline Room at Indiana Beach Amusement Park.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were happy to hear you enjoyed your vacation at our cottage. I enjoyed meeting you and your family and hope to see you again next year. Thanks again. Sharon Mckay
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Wonderful family vacation place

  • 5 of 5

The home was exceptionally clean with a lot of room for plenty of guests of all ages. The lake was beautiful and great for swimming, boating and fishing. The owners are very friendly, informative and accommodating. It provided a truly relaxing venue to enjoy family and unplug.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mindi, Thank you for selecting our cottage on Lake Shafer. I'm glad you and your family enjoyed it and hope to see you next season. Marty & Sharon
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Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State Road 39
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sandbar on the Lake
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Indiana Beach Amusement Park
Car: necessary

Large cottage with waterfront on Lake Shafer. We have a large enclosed porch with windows all around for viewing the lake. There is a large table that seats 8 so you can view the lake while eating. There is an outdoor gas grill plus inside we have complete kitchen with plenty of cookware & utensils. There are 2 TV sets with Direct TV. Internet provided. The year round home has central air, forced air gas furnace plus a full basement but only available for rental during summer months. This home is ideal for a great vacation. Maximum 8 persons, no exceptions. Indiana Beach Amusement Park is minutes away. A gas station for boats is located a short distance away. Boat rental & jet ski rental is available a short distance away. Our family has enjoyed the area for many years and our kids were practically raised on Lake Shafer with many happy memories. Hope you enjoy it too.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Monticello

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
11 Jun 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
11 Sep 2017 - 16 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
23 Apr 2018 - 29 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summertime 2018
30 May 2018 - 10 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$189.58
Damage Deposit A$631.95

Rates are subject to change. Our weekly rate is based on a maximum 8 person occupancy. A cleaning fee of $150. will be added to the weekly rental fee plus an additional $500 refundable security for damages. Sales tax & Innkeepers tax applies. If you chose to pay by credit card directly to Homeaway, please add 2.5% service charge for using a credit card. E-Checks are free.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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