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Lake Wawasee channel front cottage family friendly, booking now for next summer!

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Water View, Sleeps 6

Complete remodel in 2011, 2 bedroom 1 bathroom home, laundry on site, and the best feature...Central Air Conditioning (also added in 2011)! Brand new water heater and water softener (June 2015). New front porch (2017) and new roof (2017). Has been decorated with a 'Key West' feel. Has open concept living room (overlooking large back porch and water) and kitchen. Living room has a hide a bed couch and loveseat (brand new Fall 2015). Has a large flat screen tv with lots of channels (Direct TV, most places around the lake only have local channels!), including movie channels. Kitchen is full size (with dishwasher) and contains everything you would need to have a nice meal (only washable dishes provided, if you would like disposable please provide yourself). The bathroom was also a complete remodel and has a tub and shower combo. The master bedroom has a comfortable plush queen size memory foam bed (chest of drawers and nightstand). The second bedroom has two twin size plush pillow top beds (new summer 2015). All other furnishings were purchased brand new in 2012, so no old hand me down dirty old furniture at this lake house! There is a large wood deck (summer 2016) with solar lighting on the back of the house overlooking the channel with table to seat 6 and gas grill (propane already provided!, if you run out while on your stay we ask you to take the tank and get a new one for your use and the next guests, please clean the grill (new summer 2017) after using it so the next guests are able to use it as well. A few rolls of toilet paper are provided as well as paper towels, aluminum foil, salt/pepper, etc. The sheets and towels are also ready for your stay!

There is a strict NO SMOKING POLICY. If smoking in the home is observed you will be charged a fee of your damage deposit to clean the furnishings and floors. Our family (including our 3 small children) use the property and we along with other guests have sensitivities to this. Smoking is fine anywhere outside of the home (ie, deck, etc.)

STRICT: You must vacate the property by 11 a.m. unless prior arrangements are made. Our cleaning crew only has a short window to get in and out of the property before the next guests arrive, usually the same afternoon. Please be courteous of their time and the next group checking in. For every 15 minutes over the 11:00 check out time you will be charged $25 to be collected immediately. We had several problems with that this past summer and the cleaning crew having to rush through cleaning, and not doing a thorough job because of it. Be courteous to others staying at the property and please leave by checkout time.

More Details

Craig & Audrey Robbins
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About Craig & Audrey Robbins

This is our first lake house we purchased as a family. Growing up going to the lakes as children definitely planted the 'bug' of wanting this for our children. We have four little boys, a 7 year old, 5 year, 2 year old, and an 3 month old that love the lake! We enjoy boating, cruising the lake, and swimming in the lake as a family. We live just a couple of hours from this property so it's an easy drive for us to visit.

Craig & Audrey Robbins purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Craig & Audrey Robbins chose Syracuse

Growing up going to 'the lakes' was always such a treat and something we wanted our children to experience! Many memories were made here growing up and we continue to make these memories with our growing family. It's a nice getaway that we can enjoy with our friends, parents, and grandparents. The property has a huge yard (which isn't easy to find on the water!) which made me comfortable to have my children running around as well as room to play!

What makes this cottage unique

We looked at over 20 properties before deciding this was the house for us! First, location location location! Lake Wawasee is the most sought after lake in Indiana. There are several dining options on the water as well as two marinas. I love the large back patio overlooking the channel. Two separate bedrooms with the option for more sleeping space in the hide a bed gives the most comfort for the space.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Syracuse

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No loud noise after 10pm
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , can easily be pushed together to create king size bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Lake Wawasee channel front cottage family friendly, booking now for next summer!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 24 reviews

Beautiful channel cottage

  • 4 of 5

Loved the house. It was great to get out on Wawasee again. Only one problem. We brought our sailboat but couldn't get to the dock because of the power lines. We made other arrangements for the boat. Otherwise, everything was great

  • Review Submitted: 02/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family vacation! Everything you need

  • 5 of 5

This was a great getaway for our family!! Very nice furnishings, great location on the water, and wonderful deck/yard. Room for our whole family without feeling cramped.

  • Review Submitted: 10/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay at The Robbins Nest cottage! Please keep us in mind for future get-a-ways! Have a great summer :)
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Lovely house

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place, excellent location. Will definitely be back. Thanks so much!

  • Review Submitted: 28/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your get-a-way at Lake Wawasee The Robbins Nest cottage! We look forward to having you as guests in the future :)
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Cute and comfortable in a nice setting

  • 4 of 5

Overall nice place, could use a little maintenance, but overall nice.

  • Review Submitted: 27/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay and great location on the lake

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Robbins nest! We would stay again! The house has great decorations and the beds are super comfy! The boats docks were really nice and it was so nice having our boat right in the backyard ready to go out in the beautiful lake Wawasee! I would recommend this place to others as well!

  • Review Submitted: 11/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, quiet and exactly as advertised

  • 4 of 5

perfect little cottage on channel with easy access to rest of lake. quiet, clean simple little cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 24/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
several on the lake just a short boat ride away
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
several on the lake just a short boat ride away
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
we enjoy the public park & beach on Lake Syracuse
Car: recommended

Enjoy some time on the most sought after lake in Indiana! Lake Wawasee! Located on a convenient channel to the sandbar on the south end of the lake. There are three restaurants accessible by boat or many more only a short drive away on Lake Wawasee or in town in North Webster or Syracuse. There is a bowling alley and movie theater close by in Syracuse as well as many fast food and dining options. Lake Syracuse, attached by a small channel (must have a smaller boat or jet ski to fit under second bridge), has a wonderful beach and playground area.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$81.1
Property Damage Insurance AU$79.75

There is a small cleaning fee of $60 after any stay. Any dishes you have used please run a cycle in the dishwasher. Please leave bed sheets and towels in the laundry basket in the master bedroom to be cleaned. Please pick up and dispose of any trash sitting around the property in the kitchen trashcan. Any EXCESS cleaning charges incurred to the property owner (as determined by the cleaning crew) will be forwarded to the guests to pay or will be turned over to collections. You will be charged $25 for every 15 minutes over the 11a.m. check out time, payable to the cleaning crew to collect.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.