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Chris O'Connor

Member since: 2006
Speaks english

Zettler Cottage - waterfront with sunset view

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Belle Center holiday cottage

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, 10 Sleeps

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This is a family cottage on the rural eastern side of Indian

Lake. In 2007, the cottage was built replacing the

original "Zettler Cottage" built 1927. It is just south of

O'Connor's Point, near the former site of O'Connor's Landing, and

can be reached via the Covered Bridge which crosses the south fork of

the Little Miami River. The lake is the headwaters for the Great

Miami River.

It rests along 6000 acre Indian Lake facing west, green space to the north, and

farm land with a network of country roads behind it for an early

morning jog, walk, or trip on bikes during wonderful sunrises to the

red covered bridge, just 1.5 miles away. Great lake and sunset

views will be enjoyed from the lakefront covered porch and sunny patio.

It is fully furnished. Four bedrooms and three and a half

baths means a very comfortable stay for 8-10 people. Two of the

bedrooms have private baths and two of the bedrooms share a Jack-and-

Jill bath. A large recreation room is above garage with a flat panel TV. The main family room has a new 60" TV and the bedrooms have TV's as well. The

kitchen has granite counter tops, an island, wet bar, and

bead-board cabinetry.

Indian Lake is a fisherman and boater's paradise. Fishing,

boating, tubing, swimming, and water skiing are all permitted on the

lake. There is extra parking for cars, boats and boat trailers right next to the cottage.

Although summer is fun in the sun, many locals regard the fall

as the best time of year, thanks to the tranquility along with the

gorgeous fall foliage. For the winter, it is located 15 minutes

from Mad River Mountain Ski Resort and there is plenty of room for

snowmobiling. With spring comes the fisherman and many participate

in the lake's numerous bass tournaments. Saugeye, a fish similar to

walleye, are also sought after and have gained the lake national


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  • pets not allowed
Chris O'Connor (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks english


2 traveller reviews

Zettler Cottage - waterfront with sunset view
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Columbus, OH

GLORIOUS! – Shout it from the rooftops

  • 5 of 5

As a person who has organized and attended at least 20 weekend retreats in the past 5 years, I can honestly say that hands down, this was the best location I have ever been to. From the homey atmosphere to the incredible setting, there are so many reasons why we will come back as often as they will have us.

They say it sleeps 10, but they don’t tell you just how comfortably. King size beds with soft foam mattress toppers throughout the place. Big flat screen TV’s with satellite in every room. Leather seating, comfortable couches, ample floor space, 3.5 bathrooms, completely supplied kitchen (Pots, Pans, blender, griddle, gas grill, all manners of glasses and dishes, even a crockpot!) these are just a few of the reasons why Zettler Cottage feels like home.

We loved the large table that comfortably seats 10. It made sharing our meals together just that much better. We also enjoyed the speaker system built into the walls of every shared area, with individual volume controls (including the outside patio/porch). The free wi-fi, HD cable, and satellite radio. The granite countertops were also a great feature, as well as the double-car garage where we could keep our vehicles away from the snow.

As a last thought, I wanted to add that Zettler Cottage is very kid-friendly. There are games and coloring/art supplies throughout the house. A bundle of outdoor toys was found in the garage, along with a pack-and-play. The bonus room above the garage (that feels much like a theater style basement area) had a big, sturdy wooden children’s table with matching chair set.

There is really too much to write down in the space provided. If I had to sum it up, I would say: We would like to come back every year. Check it out for yourself.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Columbus, OH, USA

Can't believe they rent it!

  • 5 of 5

To describe this house as a rental is a huge injustice. This is a family home and we were very pleased to be guests there for a week. Words don't do it justice!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Jane!
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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Boat.

* Jetski.

* Swimming.

* Tubing.

* Fishing.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Swimming.

* Fishing....

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Ski/Snowboard.

* Snow Tubing.

* Snowmobiling...

Area activities include:







Biking along lake at the state park

Hiking - Old Field Beach and Pew Island

Golfing - Cherokee, Tree Links, Liberty Hills

Horseback riding - Marmon Valley Farms

Snow Skiing - Mad River Mountain



Putt-putt golf

Underground cavern tours - Ohio and Zane Caverns

Neil Armstrong Museum (30 min.)


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage on Belle Center, Ohio

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall/Winter/Early Spring
7 Oct 2016 - 4 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
5 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
26 May 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer/Fall
1 Sep 2017 - 5 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall/Winter/Early Spring
6 Oct 2017 - 3 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Weekly Rate: $800 - $2750

2012 Rates
January 1 - May 1 : $800/week
May 2 - May 25 : $1500/week
May 25 - September 3 : $2750/week
September 3 - October 8 : $1500/week
October 8 - December 31 : $800/week

-weekly reservations only during the summer and are Friday to Friday
-reservations will be taken no more than a year in advance
-contact us for non-summer monthly rates


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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Belle Center

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Half Bathroom -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • pets not allowed
Wrap-around porch 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths 3 king sized beds, 2 full sized beds, 1 twin bed Fully furnished, you will need to bring swimming towels Recreation room above the garage with big screen TV (the the 1 twin bed) XM stereo wired to cottage in-ceiling speakers inside and outside White brick fireplace with gas logs and a flat panel TV above 9' ceilings on first floor 2-story great room with cathedral ceiling Wet bar has a beverage refrigerator and iDock for iPod The garage floor, first floor, and wrap-around porch are on one level All first floor doors are 36" ADA width 2-car garage DirecTV (200+ channels) with sports and HD package Wireless broadband (complimentary) Patio furniture and deck Board games Boat rentals available at Spend-A-Day Marina Dishwasher Coffeemaker Micowave Blender Water softener Reverse osmosis drinking water filter 75 gal. water heater 2-zone central air conditioning and heating Washer and dryer Gas grill Stone campfire ring Canoe Blue-Ray players Ceiling fan in every room Swimming with lakeside children's slide and private beach Pull up friendly seawall in front of cottage for boat docking with appropriate equipment.