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Patoka Lake Behind House, Inground Pool,Hoosier Natl Forest

Bedrooms 1
Space 139 m²
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Lodge, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-6)

Leave the hectic city life behind, and stay near Hoosier National Forest. Take advantage of Patoka Lake in your back yard, with the boat ramp 1/2 mile away. Take a dip in the inground pool to cool off in the hot summer temperatures. All you need to bring is your

clothes and food, we'll take care of the rest.

Keywords: Leave the city life behind, 1500 sqft lodge, fully equipped with all the luxuries of home, relax and take a deep breath of nature.

Jeff and Lisa Nicely
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 August, 2017

About Jeff and Lisa Nicely

My husband and myself left the busy city

life of Fort Wayne, Indiana and decided to

make a change. We bought this house

which use to be a barn, and converted the lower area into a vacation rental. We want our guest to see a little part of

God's Country. We are self employed,

we love animals and enjoy the wildlife.

We enjoy the lake, golfing, and our

inground swimming pool as much as we can. There so much to see and do

in Southern Indiana, its a hidden secret.

Jeff and Lisa Nicely purchased this lodge in 2004

Why Jeff and Lisa Nicely chose Indiana

We bought this home because of the location and Patoka Lake. We never knew how beautiful Southern Indiana

was, until we actually moved here. Living in the country is far enough away from the busy towns yet only 45 miles from majors cities like Louisville.

What makes this lodge unique

We enjoy watching a Bald Eagle, fly over the house, and then later discover his nest, and watch him feed his young, we love the water activities, swimming, fishing, boating, we love to play golf once a week, and take a deep breath of country.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge rental in English

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 139 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Patoka Lake Behind House, Inground Pool,Hoosier Natl Forest
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 24 reviews

Quiet, relaxed environment.

  • 5 of 5

The pool was the draw for us, and it didn't disappoint. It will be hard to go to a pool with chlorine again. Jeff checked us in and out, and he was very personable, helpful, and down to earth. Even though the owners were around, they totally respected our privacy, and we really didn't even see them. It's super quiet at the back of the house where we were, and there's a nice patio with an intimate feel to it as well as a grill and the firepit off to the side - a nice area to use and appreciate. We stayed 2 nights, and the TV was on for about 2 minutes the whole time. If you like outdoor pools and nature, this is a nice, clean property that we feel does both well.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pictures don't do it justice, pool was awesome!

  • 5 of 5

We had 8 adults and 3 children under 6 so we we' re a little packed at night. The inside was open so we fit 2 queen air mattresses in there and still had room to move around. Lisa and Jeff were so accomadating. The patio/pool area/fire pit were awesome. Gas/charcoal grill combo was super nice also. 10 minute drive to painters creek ramp which wasn't busy at all from Sunday-Friday. Saturday was busy but the lake was still wonderful. We would definitely stay again. Thanks Lisa and Jeff for a wonderful experience!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful, peaceful, a fantastic time

  • 5 of 5

This property is gorgeous. The house sits on bit of land at the end of a country road. The yard is well kept all the way up to the woods that surround Patoka lake. The salt water pool was cool and refreshing. Enjoying a roaring bonfire around the fire pit was a perfect and relaxing way to end the weekend. Jeff and Lisa were very gracious hosts and being able to use there basement room as a home base while we explored the Frenchlick resort and enjoyed a day on Patoka lake was ideal (not a far drive to either). The basement room is surprisingly spacious and easily fit 8 big guys in their early 20s comfortably. I would recommend this place and would certainly stay there again if the opportunity presented itself.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great get away to the lake!

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic place to stay. Everything was clean and ready for us to check in. The pool was awesome. We had plenty of space for our family of 8. We enjoyed hanging out at the fire pit and roasting marshmallows. Thank you to the Nicely's for a wonderful place. We hope to visit again this summer.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to this house for our annual girl's trip. Lisa and Jeff are so hospitable and all of us enjoyed ourselves. The pool is amazing and it is great for us ladies to be as loud as we want. We hope to continue our trip here every year. Thanks so much Jeff, Lisa and Kong.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Enjoyable stay

  • 4 of 5

First of all I want to say that Jeff and Lisa are awesome! Very personable and informative. I had a couple of conversations with Lisa prior to arriving and she was so helpful. The pool at the house was incredible, close proximity to Patoka Lake access. We went kayaking each day we were there and the water access was just literally up the road a mile or so at King's Bridge. We were there on one of the busiest weekends of the season (4th of July) and the areas we kayaked in were not heavily trafficked at all. We even saw two bald eagles and got very, very close in our kayaks.

If you are looking to enjoy the outdoors, this is a great place to stay! The pool, the grill and back patio, fully stocked kitchen and close proximity to the lake were just what we were looking for. We highly recommend this location!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Louisville, Kentucky
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
French Lick Casino
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Lucas Oil Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
Interstate 64
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
French Lick
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Paoli Peaks
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Patako Lake

Nearby attractions include, Holiday World, Marengo Caves, Indoor Karting, Big Splash Water Park, Paoli Peaks, Golf Courses, Indoor Tennis, Hemlock Cliffs, French Lick Casino, French Lick Winery, Indoor Laser Tag, Patoka Lake Marina, Mc Donalds and just RELAXING!!!!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee A$18.9 per person per night
Pet Fee A$62.99
Damage Deposit A$314.95

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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