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All Sports Lake-Perfect Family Cottage, Summer, Spring, Fall, Lake Tippecanoe

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,078 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 5 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Hart's Desire Cottage on Lake Tippecanoe (AKA Lake Tippy) is a super family friendly cottage lake front - just steps from our back patio to a sandy, gentle sloping beach with 90 foot shared pier for your boating needs. Being an all sports lake, you can bring all your toys - wave runners, jet skis, wakeboard, bass boats, etc. In addition to water sports, Lake Tippy is an excellent fishing lake for pan fish such asblue gill and crappie, and also fishing for bass, pike and muskie. Tippy has produced some of the largest muskies in Indiana. Lake Tippecanoe is a 768-acre, all-sports lake located in Indiana near Fort Wayne. The Hart's Desire cottage has been host for over 30 plus years of family vacations with a clientele that has been coming back for as many. The cottage is nestled only 50 feet from a sandy beach with gentle slope for younger children. The cottage has five bedrooms and one-and-one-half baths, sleeping nine in beds. (2 Queen, 1 twin, 2 twins, 1 twin trundle) It is totally updated with carpet, full kitchen, patio, and much, much more.

With depths up to 123 feet, Lake 'Tippy' as it affectionately called by locals has channel access to over seven other lakes in the Barbee Lake chain. The lake also holds excellent bass and pan fishing opportunities along with a growing opportunity for big muskie. Its neighboring lake, Webster Lake, has been rated as high as fifth in the country for muskie fishing.

Although many of our guests prefer the prime summer months, the months of September and October are by far the most beautiful and less busy than the summer season. September and October are perfect months for empty nester and senior citizen getaways! This is a must do vacation spot!

Send us a note and we will set you up right quick. Thank you for your interest!

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More Details

Owner
Tim Hart
Member since: 2004
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
80%
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

About Tim Hart

In addition to being an owner of vacation rentals, I am also a realtor in the gorgeous city Bozeman, Montana - a fly fishing and skiing mecca just 1.5 hours from Yellowstone Park and surrounded by Mountain Living.

Tim Hart purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Tim Hart chose Leesburg

Our folks live next door. Great cash flow and appreciation potential also.

What makes this cottage unique

Family Friendly

Guestbook comments from the owner

So glad we did the late September trip in addition to our August date. We will make this a new part of the tradition. It is indescribably beautiful in the fall!
Oct 2003
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Leesburg

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1078 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 9
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Absolutely no smoking inside the cottage. No smoking on back deck either. We want to make the cottage safe and smoke free.
  • Hart’s Desire allows no pets.
  • Burning is ONLY allowed in small firepit on beach. No fireworks other than sparklers - we want to prevent damage to piers and shore stations, etc.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed
  • Enter from 'non' lake side - BR on right has two twins with dresser and closet, BR on left has queen, dresser and closet , next BR has one twin and dresser, next BR has queen with dresser and closet, last BR has trundle with two twins (or can be converted to king) plus dresser and closet.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
80 foot pier - left side has neighbor's pontoon boat docked - half of left side available - right side is fully available. Outdoor furniture Great deck added in 2015 off back!

Reviews

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All Sports Lake-Perfect Family Cottage, Summer, Spring, Fall, Lake Tippecanoe
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 16 reviews
5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

We rented for a fishing trip. The fishing was okay, but the accommodations we're spot on.

We had eight adults and enough room for all.

  • Review Submitted: 22/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Even though the weather wasn’t perfect, we did a lot of nothing and enjoyed it!!! The cottage was much more than adequate!

  • Review Submitted: 16/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, ILL
5

A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO RELAX AND HAVE A FUN FAMILY TIME

  • 5 of 5

WE CAME BACK TO HART'S DESIRE FOR A SECOND YEAR BECAUSE WE HAD SUCH A WONDERFUL VACATION WEEK LAST YEAR.

THIS YEAR WAS JUST WONDERFUL AND BECAUSE WE WERE HERE LAST YEAR WE WERE MUCH MORE FAMILIAR WITH GETTING AROUND AND FOUND EVEN MORE TO DO.

THANKS TO TIM AND LORI AND TO LINDA AND WALT FOR HELPING US FEEL COMFORTABLE AND FOR HAVING SUCH A LOVELY PLACE TO VACATION.

  • Review Submitted: 28/07/2012
  • Date of Stay: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much - glad you had a great time! Tim
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Chicago, ILL
5

A Great Time At Harts Desire

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 4th of July and a beautiful week at Tippecanoe Lake. Harts Desire is a wonderful place to stay. The weather was great! The cottage was very comfortable! We relaxed and enjoyed every minute. We would very much like to come back to Tippecanoe Lake again.

Thank You Tim and Family

  • Review Submitted: 20/07/2011
  • Date of Stay: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brownsburg, IN
4

return after wedding 30 years ago

  • 4 of 5

My cousin got married here 30 years ago (before Tim even owned the cottage), and this was our first return since 1980. She came from CT to go with my mom & me for a summer lake vacation. Two nights 3 other family members joined us. Unfortunately they didn't bring their boats because they weren't staying long enough, but it gave us a 4th player for cards. We rented a pontoon boat Monday afternoon from Patona Bay Marina so it was fun to tour the lake. My cousin didn't like the "lake weeds" but I just floated over them with my raft and thought "I bet this might be a good place to fish". I'm obviously a big "outdoorsy person" and totally enjoyed the lake experience. We lucked out and actually had cool weather most of the week thank goodness.

The cottage was very clean, but my favorite part was the comfy beds with very nice sheets!

Pie-Eyed Petey's (just down the street) had really good deep-dish pizza (and other food as well). It's sort of a sports oriented atmosphere in the bar area with several TVs. There's a huge outdoor eating area too. You can drive your car or your boat there.Since it was so close (and good) we went there several times.

North Webster has a neat shoe store (Pilchers), several shops we visited again this year, and a nice little grocery.

Linda & Walt were very helpful and super nice! Linda recommended doing a bento box lunch (I forget the name but think it was about 25 minutes away) so we had a great lunch for my mom's 81st birthday. And the owner (Tim) was always quick and friendly with our correspondence.

Thanks again to Tim, Walt & Linda!

  • Review Submitted: 03/08/2010
  • Date of Stay: June 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gloria. Glad you had a great time! Tim
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Greenwood, IN
5

Thank you Hart's Desire from the Monaghans

  • 5 of 5

Hi Tim,

Just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time at Lake Tippecanoe last week. We met your in-laws and found them to be friendly and very pleasant. We had a few days of the weather not cooperating, but that's to be expected. We appreciate you sharing your cottage with us for the week. We made great family memories that I am sure will last a lifetime.

Terri Monaghan

Greenwood, IN

  • Review Submitted: 14/06/2010
  • Date of Stay: June 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Leesburg

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
27 May 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
AU$1,680
 
 
Off Prime - Late Season
9 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
AU$1,008
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$161.27 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$403.17

Please add 5% for resort tax & cleaning fee additional as noted. Bookings are Sat - Sat only for prime season weeks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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