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Charming Fairytale Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Three Bedroom Waterfront Cottage On Desirable Seminole Island at Indian Lake

This cute lakefront cottage exudes original character inside and out. Located in a prime spot about an hour from Columbus or Dayton, it's easy to get here (but leaving is so hard!).

Once inside, you enter a bright sunroom/dining area. An original, rustic stone fireplace is the focal point of the centrally located family room. Off the family room are two bedrooms - two twin beds in one, and a cozy queen bed in the other. Those agile enough can climb the attic stairs to a third bedroom with four twin beds.

Leslie Plahuta
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2018

About Leslie Plahuta

Growing up in Columbus, my husband visited Indian Lake as a child and vowed that someday he would make family memories here with our children too.

Leslie Plahuta purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Leslie Plahuta chose Huntsville

As antique lovers we instantly fell in love with the character inside this cottage. It really wasn't a question of "should we buy it", but more like, "how could we NOT buy it?" We feel so fortunate to have stumbled upon our fairytale cottage..

What makes this cottage unique

The house is on the water, facing Pew Island State Park, which safeguards it from the wind that open-water cottages endure. We love watching boats and wildlife go by right off the deck, and the open water beyond Pew Island over the trees and to our right. The location is perfect, allowing us to fish, swim, kayak, walk to Cranberries restaurant, and enjoy the trails on Pew Island, It's a get-away, but not too far from civilization. If you choose, there is also a golf cart available for rent - a popular mode of transportation on the island. Wifi, Apple TV and Cable are accessible on a flat screen TV in the family room, as well as board games for your entertainment.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Huntsville

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • 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 , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • One bathroom with a window, tub/shower, updated toilet, vanity/sink cabinet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 4 single bed
  • Downstairs is a room with two twins and a room with a queen bed. Upstairs there are 4 twin beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Cute cottage!!!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time with family and friends. Owners were available at any time to answer questions we had. Neighbors were also very nice and helpful. Hope to rent again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 04/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outdoor Oasis!

  • 4 of 5

Perfect family retreat! Swimming off the deck was ideal with the little ones.. House was cozy and fully stocked! Owners were great!

  • Review Submitted: 20/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alison, I'm glad you enjoyed your time at our cottage. After positive dealings with you I was surprised to find the house in such filthy condition. The table was littered with dried food and drink, a big pile of popcorn on the family room floor, old sauce, egg and bacon grease on the cooktop, food in the refrigerator, 3 pairs of underwear found, food all over the floor and beds upstairs and the fitted sheets still on the beds. Thankfully, there were no bags of trash left and the only permanent damage was my husband's favorite John Wayne coffee mug, broken in two places, but put back in the cabinet. I realize it was a rainy weekend and there was more time spent indoors than you had hoped. I just have never returned to find the house looking like it did after your stay. Up until now, we have always lucked out.
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Very comfortable, beautiful place inside and out.

  • 5 of 5

Definitely the vacation we were looking for. The owners go to great length it seems to make you feel comfortable and at home. Would 100 percent recommend to family and friends. Everything was as advertised. Even a place to dock a boat in a closed off cove. Great for fishing, walking distance to a very popular restaurant. We had a large group, the kids never had a complaint. The outside shower is nice to rinse off before going inside. We grilled, fished, swam, and went boating. On the one rainy day the kids could watch movies or play board games. All amenities of home with a lake view.

  • Review Submitted: 31/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family trip plenty of room.

  • 5 of 5

Looks just like the pictures but it's much better than it looks. Leslie is always there to answer any questions. I loved the place on the lake nice and quiet. We will definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: 30/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The First

  • 5 of 5

I would like td say that the Fairytale Cottage at Indian Lake, Oh is just that. We've been more times this year than last and we're trying to get one last trip this year. This time we invited some new friends, one, when at home, needed a little assistance. But at the Cottage she didn't need any more assistance that. And she absolutely loved her stay. We all had an awesome, relaxing time. I'm sure you will enjoy their comments also. .See you next time

  • Review Submitted: 25/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sheila M.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful cottage with a beautiful view. Real nice neighbors. A getaway worthwhile. I will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 05/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Located on a 5,800 acre freshwater lake, this charming cottage overlooks the water and Pew Island, a state park with wooded walking trails and a public boat ramp. Ride a bike or walk a short distance to Cranberries Resort, one of several good restaurants and bars accessible by land or water. The possibilities for adventure seekers are endless, from water sports to bike riding. Serenity seekers will enjoy sunning on one of the decks, quietly watching fish jump, otters swim, squirrels play, and the many species of birds in the trees. Make the most of your time here - Island time is slower, but it always goes too fast.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage around the Huntsville

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
6 Sep 2018 - 15 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection AU$81.63
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$345.88

$250 Refundable Damage Deposit Due at Booking. Remaining balance due 30 days before arrival.
$59 Insurance Fee
Taxes not included
Cancellation Policy: More than 30 days prior to stay = full refund. Thirty days or less until stay = 50% refund. Seven days prior to stay = non refundable.
This is a non-smoking property
Pets are not allowed.
Children are welcome
Adults must be at least 25 to rent, with proof of ID. If under 25, parent or guardian must be present during entire stay.
No parties or events.

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.
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