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Virgil's Lakefront Cottage - Book your spring or summer getaway today!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 92 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, Breathtaking Waterfront View!

Located on one the most beautiful islands of Indian Lake, this property is a perfect vacation spot for those wanting to relax and enjoy a week or two away from the everyday. This lakefront home is perfectly situated on the northwest corner of Seminole Island, providing an excellent open water view of the lake. During the day, guests will be able to enjoy a fun and relaxing swimming and fishing experience as the home is located away from heavy boat traffic. In the evenings, spectacular sunsets can be enjoyed from the property's shoreline. After the sunset, possible activities include relaxing around the firepit, eating toasted marshmallows, and gazing at the stars!

Recently renovated in 2010, this home includes a dramatic lakeroom with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Indian Lake, as well as a complete kitchen. Sleeping accommodations consist of 3 bedrooms and a sleeper sofa, plus 1 1/2 baths. This home can accommodate 8 guests.

Indian Lake is located about 1 hour 30 minutes from Dayton, Ohio and 1 hour from Columbus, Ohio.

More Details

Property Manager
Mark Febus
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2018

About Mark Febus

For over 20 years, our family has enjoyed Indian Lake and all that it has provided. Our cottage on Seminole Island has been the perfect place for both adventure and leisure. Many memories with family and friends have been made over the years, and we will cherish them always.

Mark Febus purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Mark Febus chose Huntsville

Our family was blessed with having our dear, late neighbor Virgil Wilson next door to us over the years. He and his wife Norma were the perfect neighbors, and we formed a great relationship with them. After Norma passed away, we would invite Virgil over for family dinners, have conversations around the campfire, and keep him company. Before Virgil passed away in 2009, he sold us his cottage, and ever since we have been able to allow others to come to Indian Lake to make memories of their own to cherish. We look forward to having you at the cottage soon!

What makes this cottage unique

You will fall in love with the breathtaking sunset views in the evenings, whether it be from the property shoreline or our spacious lake room with floor-to-ceiling windows! The cottage is the perfect spot for many celebrations, including birthdays, anniversaries, and family reunions!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had the opportunity to celebrate my daughter's 17th birthday at Virgil's Cottage. We could not have been happier with the location of the cottage or the cottage itself. There was plenty of space for everyone and the cottage was very clean. The kitchen was also stocked with every cooking utensil you need. The view of the lake from the house is beautiful. The girls enjoyed swimming in the lake from the dock. We will definitely stay here again. Thanks for a great weekend!
May 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Huntsville

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 92 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Half Bathroom -
    Full Bathroom -
  • Luxuriously upgraded bathroom, with tiled shower backsplash, awaits guests.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Lake Room - 1 sofa bed/futon , Full sleeper sofa with mattress pad for added comfort
    Bunk Room - 2 single bed , Includes closet and fan
    Queen Room - 1 large double bed , Includes closet, nightstands and ceiling fan
    Queen Room - 1 large double bed , Includes closet, dresser and ceiling fan
  • All bedrooms are personally inspected and cleaned after each stay, including all sheets and bedspreads. For those that enjoy the sound of the water at night, our spacious lake room can accommodate a couple of air mattresses or sleeping bags, in addition to the sleep sofa.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
-Lakefront property with open water view -Boat dock (Renovated late 2014) -Central air-conditioning/heating -Washer/Dryer -Cable TV with DVD player -Wifi -Large refrigerator -Microwave -Coffee maker -Toaster -Complete set of dishes, cookware, and eating utensils -Fresh bed linens, blankets, and bath towels -Firepit with firewood -Patio Furniture -Weber Gas Grill *This is a non-smoking property*


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(4 traveller reviews)

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Virgil's Lakefront Cottage - Book your spring or summer getaway today!
average rating of 5.0 based on 82 reviews

Nicely decorated and maintained

  • 5 of 5

We went for New Year’s Eve weekend with the family and had a great time

  • Review Submitted: 01/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great !!

  • 5 of 5

It's the 3rd time I've stayed at Virgils, the view is beautiful and the cottage is clean with many updates. We love it as well as family members.

  • Review Submitted: 07/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Columbus, Oh

Virgil's Lakefront Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place on the lake to celebrate Mom's 75th birthday. This house was just what we were looking for! It was well stocked with things that we needed and the layout was perfect. It says that it sleeps 8 but we were able to put down some air mattresses to accomadate the family. The kids enjoyed fishing and we were able to tube right in the area near the house so this worked out great as well. The house was clean upon our arrival and met pretty much all of our needs. We didn't leave the house to explore what was out there but have been to the lake before and pretty much what they say is around, is around. I would definitely recommend this house to those who enjoy a lake view with awesome sunsets! We made some new memories and hope to make more in the future at Virgil's Cottage! Thanks for sharing your home with us!

  • Review Submitted: 18/07/2012
  • Date of Stay: June 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful meeting you and the family for your Fourth of July week stay! I hope the fireworks around the lake added to the birthday celebration for your Mom. Fishing, tubing, boating, grilling... you did it all! We look forward to seeing you next time, where we can continue as we left off, sharing drinks, fun times, and good conversation as neighbors... lakeside!
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Virgil's Cottage at Indian Lake

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful vacation at Virgil's Cottage at Indian Lake! This was our second time renting Virgil's Cottage! The location is perfect and the sunsets are amazing! The cottage is impeccably clean and well stocked with every kitchen item you could ever need. Unlike most cottages, Virgil's provides bed linens and towels. All you have to do is show up and start having fun! The cottage is very roomy and sleeps eight very comfortably. There is a large patio with table & chairs & umbrella, a grill, a fire pit ... we ended every night with smores by the fire!! Virgil's is the perfect place to create family memories ... we look forward to vacationing at Virgil's again!

  • Review Submitted: 03/07/2012
  • Date of Stay: June 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sandi, We were happy to have you and your family back this year, and glad you had such a great time! Creating memories is one of the most wonderful aspects that Indian Lake provides us, and we are so fortunate to have the opportunity to allow others to do the same while staying at Virgil's Cottage. We truly cherish the friendships we build with our guests week after week. Our late, dear neighbor Virgil (Norma) Wilson wouldn't have it any other way. Until next time! The Febus Family
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Dayton or Columbus International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cranberry Resort - Waterfront Bar & Grill
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cranberry Resort - Waterfront Bar & Grill
Nearest Ski
19 Miles
Mad River Mountain Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Old Field Beach - by boat
Car: not necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Boating, Tubing, Skiing.

* Fishing.

* Swimming and sunbathing.

* Biking/Walking around islands.

* Restaurants and Bars.

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Along with the activities that can be enjoyed on the property, there are a countless number of activities and attractions on and off the water that will further enhance any vacation at Indian Lake:

-Spend a day exploring the lake by renting a boat

-Take a trip to Old Field Beach and have a picnic or build sandcastles

-Enjoy a bike ride or a walk around the islands

-Discover the many restaurants and bars by boat or car, including the popular Tilton Hilton, Froggy's, Cranberry Resort, Acheson's Resort, Stewart's Root Beer Stand, or even Mc'Donald's on the water!

-Enter a bass or catfish tournament

-Catch an occasional 'boat-in' movie from the water

Some other attractions that are a short drive away but worth the trip include horseback riding at Marmon Valley Farms (year-round), visiting the ancient Piatt castles (March through October), hitting the slopes at Mad River Mountain Ski Resort (Winter), and touring the Ohio Caverns (year-round). There are also many county fairs during the summer months that are fun for the whole family!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Huntsville

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Season Rate
2 Dec 2017 - 2 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
Spring Season Rate
3 Mar 2018 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer Season Rate
25 May 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Fall Season Rate
15 Sep 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$318.85

2017 Vacation Rental Rates
Weekly Check-in: Friday 4pm
Weekly Check-out: Friday 11am

Holiday Weeks (Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day) - $1,650/week

Weekend rentals (Fri-Mon) 75% of weekly rate during the summer

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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