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Two Bedroom Cottage On 2 Acre Pond Located 20 Minutes From Downtown Indianapolis

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 111 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

A stay in our 1,200 sq. ft. guest cottage will help make any visit to Indianapolis one to remember. Located on a nine acre country estate just twenty minutes east of downtown Indianapolis, we believe Buck Creek Cottage offers both business and vacation guests a great opportunity to experience the city and relax in the country.

Built in 1994, the cottage is just fifty feet from our private two acre stocked lake, so bring your fishing gear. As the photos illustrate, the cottage is fully furnished with the newest amenities. A central heating and air conditioning system insures that your stay will be comfortable winter or summer.

Over three acres of maintained grounds and gardens offers the perfect setting for a comfortable evening at home after visiting the sites and offerings of Indianapolis.

While most of Indianapolis' finest restaurants are located less than twenty minutes away, a fully equipped modern kitchen that includes a five burner gas range, double stainless steel sinks, ample counter and prep surfaces and full size dishwasher and refrigerator offers an easy alternative to eating out. An outdoor gas grill is provided in case your cooking preference is grilling.

If your interested in golf a dozen courses are within a twenty minute drive.

If shopping is your sport, Indianapolis' best shopping locations are all within a twenty-thirty minute drive. Grocery stores, pharmacies, and general sundries, as well as pizza and other fast food, are all less than five minutes away.

Wi-fi and cable service are included and a large HD flat screen offers the option to just stay home and take it easy if you're so inclined.

One bedroom is furnished with a king size bed while the other contains a pair of twin beds. The twin beds can also be configured as a king size bed if requested. A self-inflating queen size blowup and a roll away bed can be used to sleep up to seven adults. We also provide camp air mattresses for children and a Pack and Play, with mattress, for toddlers.

As photo #15 shows, the linear layout of the cottage's one bathroom permits simultaneous and comfortable usage of the walk-in shower and sink.

The entry area to the cottage contains a large dining area and breakfast counter and an open pass thru to the kitchen area for easy service. The living room is located just off the dining area and the combination offers the opportunity to entertain a small group of friends or family if desired.

While most of the lake's shoreline is maintained in its natural state, a cantilevered deck is located at the shoreline nearest the cottage for fishing, swimming or sunbathing. Chairs and lounges are also provided to ensure your time outdoors at Buck Creek Cottage is as comfortable and enjoyable as your time indoors.

A large fire pit located near the cantilevered deck is provided for those evenings under the stars. Firewood is provided for a couple of fires.

Please note that the pictures include photos of the estate's main residence to show the grounds and gardens as well and permit easier identification of our property, as the cottage sits fifty yards behind the main house and a hundred yards from Buck Creek Road. The cottage address is 384 Buck Creek Rd., Indianapolis, IN, 46229. Just plug Buck Creek Cottage into Google maps and it will bring you to the driveway of the main house.

We look forward to your visit.

More Details

Owner
Lawrence & Margo Strodtman / Owner
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2017

About Lawrence & Margo Strodtman / Owner

This property has been an ongoing project since we bought it in 1983. Over the years we have added the guest cottage, the two acre stocked lake, and a substantial addition to the main residence. These additions were intended to help induce our children, once adults, to visit often. They visit when they can, but the closest one lives over five hours away, so frequent visits are not practical. So here we sit with a huge main house, a lovely guest cottage and wonderful grounds, lake and gardens and not nearly enough visitors enjoying them.

The income from the rentals will help maintain the estate and the interaction with our renters, if so desired, will help maintain our sanity.

I've lived in Indianapolis all my life and my wife has lived in the area since she started teaching in 1976. We love the area and we think we can help make your visit, whether business or pleasure, a more enjoyable one.

Lawrence & Margo Strodtman / Owner purchased this cottage in 1983

Why Lawrence & Margo Strodtman / Owner chose Indiana

Our property is located near Cumberland, Indiana, apparently the first stage coach stop east of Indianapolis on what became the Cumberland Road. Originally part of a forty-five acre farm owned by one of Cumberland's first merchants, in the late twenties the property was divided into five parcels. When we bought the property in the early eighties we thought it would be a nice place to live. With all the improvements we have made over the years, we now think it's also a great place to visit. Apparently our nieces and nephews agree, as they nicknamed the property 'Larryland'. And while, like our children, they are now adults, they still look forward to visiting 'Larryland' during both summer and winter holidays.

What makes this cottage unique

As the pictures illustrate, we maintain our residence on the grounds where Buck Creek Cottage is located. While we won't necessarily be around all the time we will be available when you first check in, assuming you have been able to give us a reasonable arrival time window. We will certainly find time early in your stay to answer any questions you may have about Indianapolis' shopping, attractions and restaurants.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Indianapolis

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 111 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Bathroom, as shown in accompanying photos, is of a linear design permitting simultaneous usage of shower and sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
  • Bedroom 2 can be set up as king or twin beds.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
From a romantic weekend away from it all to a small family reunion with fishing, swimming and canoeing just out the front door, Buck Creek Cottage offers the perfect vacation residence. For business/convention travelers it offers the perfect setting to relax after a busy day while still being close enough to the action so that driving, while necessary, is not a major hassle. If business entertainment is required the cottage can easily accommodate a dozen or so associates for drinks and hors d'oeuvres with the added bonus of parking for all being just outside the front door.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(55 traveller reviews)

Two Bedroom Cottage On 2 Acre Pond Located 20 Minutes From Downtown Indianapolis
average rating of 5.0 based on 55 reviews
5

VRBO that is off the charts for highest rating rental we ever stayed at. It will never be beat!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was top notch! Very nicely done. Hotel quality bedding on very comfortable bed. Kitchen with all appliances and plenty of condiments as well as coffee, tea, hot choc. sugar etc.

Incredible hospitality from the owners. The view was picturesque!! Close to hiking, horseback riding, mini golf, movie, theaters, groc. stores, restaurants and gas stations. I wouldn't have changed a single thing!!! I would go back to Indian just to stay at this cottage. The owners really care and it shows in the way they have created this beautiful property. Pictures are very nice but in person, breath taking. I cannot say enough other than I wish it was mine. If it was, I wouldn't rent. I would live in it year round. Thank-you Larry for providing us with everything we needed to make our week perfect. You will see us again!!!

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Convenient location with outstanding amenities - GREAT for business travelers!

  • 5 of 5

Our 3-person team filming in the Indianapolis area for our small nonprofit were looking for a location where we could conveniently get around, but also have a place where we could gather to review our work at the end of each day. We had no idea how accommodating Larry and Margo's place would be, nor how beautiful and restful their property is. I'd highly recommend Buck Creek Cottage for business travelers, as well as for couples or small families. They provided every thing we needed with the exception of a quick trip to the grocery store for meal preparation. Thank you, and if we ever need to travel to Indianapolis again, we'll be sure to stay here!

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What a gem of a surprise!

  • 5 of 5

A hotel res faux paux had us looking for a place to stay for our trade show. We were lucky for the issue! A close enough to town, yet miles away in atmosphere. Quiet, comfortable cottage on super peaceful property. Resident geese in the pond were a joy to watch. Our hosts were super nice and gracious. They treated us like old friends. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Understated and Totally Pleased!

  • 5 of 5

We were nearing the end of a three month home renovation and needed to find lodging for a few days while interior painting made the house un-inhabitable. Being urban residents of Indianapolis I was looking for a peaceful get-away yet near enough to commute to work. This property not only fit but exceeded my criteria. It is well appointed with amenities I have not seen in other properties. The thought and personal touches given by the owners to make our stay enjoyable was outstanding! Should I mention the fishing??? Well stocked and nice sized fish. This location is one I will remember for future getaways. When needing to take some relaxation yet not being too far from "reality" we've found the place. One of those best kept secrets.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unique property ... with affable and helpful owners

  • 5 of 5

Lovely setting, lovely cottage, lovely people. From the booking and through our stay, this was a great experience. Even better than the pictures, this place really has a bucolic feel .. but it's just a short drive away from most of the action in Indy. Exactly what we'd hoped for. And you couldn't ask for more accommodating owners - right from the start and throughout our stay. If I had any more thumbs, they'd be raised with the other two. You won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect fit for our family.

  • 5 of 5

This was a great getaway for us. I was in town attending a training in the city, but a downtown hotel isn't ideal for a family of five. We want space, nature, walks, parks, and adventures. We found them here! We made memories to last. My drive to the University was easy. The property was beautiful, safe, far from the road, and ideal for young boys to explore. We had ample space for playing catch, hide and seek, and even a water fight. The deck overlooking the pond was perfect for a picnic. Everyone caught a fish and canoed the lake. The cottage was clean, spacious, well decorated, stocked, family friendly, and comfortable. The owners were friendly and social -the best hosts on every level. Thank you for a very special weekend. We didn't plan to return to Indy, but now we will.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Maple Creek Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Five minutes I-70 Post Rd. exit.
Car: necessary

Buck Creek Cottage is located on Indianapolis's far east side. Google maps will bring you to our driveway and you'll see the main house as shown in the photos. Buck Creek Cottage sits fifty yards behind the main house right next to our lake.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Indianapolis

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Nightly Rate
19 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$201
From
A$201
Fri,Sat,Sun
A$1,338
A$4,682
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
21 Jul 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$234
From
A$234
Fri,Sat,Sun
A$1,338
A$4,682
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
23 Jul 2017 - 23 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$234
From
A$234
Fri,Sat,Sun
A$1,338
A$4,682
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$201
From
A$234
Fri,Sat,Sun
A$1,338
A$4,682
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$668.9
Cleaning fee A$133.78
Tax Rate 7.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. For cancellations of standard rentals/rental periods I will refund 100% of fees 30 days prior to arrival date and 50% of fees 15 days prior to arrival date. All damage deposits will be refunded for cancellations. Special events will be booked on a non-refundable basis. Check-in time is 4pm. Check-out time is 11am.

Owner'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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