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HOME ON SHIPSHEWANA LAKE - 2 MILES FROM DOWNTOWN

Bill & Celia Crowder

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks English
People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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HOME ON SHIPSHEWANA LAKE - 2 MILES FROM DOWNTOWN

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Shipshewana - Cottage Place

Peaceful setting

3 BR (Queen, 2 Full), 2 BA, Linens Provided, DVD, Video and book Library, Board Games and Puzzles, Full Kitchen (Gas Stove/Refrigerator), Cooking Utensils Provided, Microwave, Charcoal BBQ Grill, Deck, Lakeside fire pit, Washer, Dryer, Off Street Parking.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Bill & Celia Crowder (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
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About Bill & Celia Crowder

I am the pastor of a small church in Chicago, IL. My wife and I enjoy horseback riding and country living!

Bill & Celia Crowder purchased this house in 2011

Why Bill & Celia Crowder chose Shipshewana

Our home is located off of a cul-de-sac on a small channel leading into Shipshewana Lake and we are just 8 minutes from downtown Shipshewana and all the Amish shops as well as the Blue Gate restaurant and theater. We are secluded and quiet, especially during the late Spring through early Fall months when the woods block out most of our older neighbors, most of whom are gone during the day. There is plenty to do in the area: Shipshewana is a bustling Amish village with close to 100 shops and specialty retailers and many home-style dining establishments that serve bountiful Amish fare. Shoppers can search for handcrafted items, baked goods, antiques and more in picturesque turn-of-the-century storefronts and enjoy seeing horse-drawn Amish buggies clop through town. Every Tuesday and Wednesday from the first of May through the end of October, the Midwest’s largest flea draws serious shoppers and the simply curious. The Blue Gate Theater hosts some of the best in Southern Gospel concerts and several musical plays during the year. The Hudson car museum will take you into the past as you walk the rows of cars. Don’t forget the Heritage Trail that takes you throughout the area. We love to spend our vacations here and hope you will too!

What makes this house unique

Imagine yourself sitting on the deck overlooking the lake, listening to the 'clopping' hooves of the Amish buggy horses with a cup of coffee in the coolness of the night. Imagine the cheese factories and Amish bakeries minutes away!

Guestbook comments from the owner

How peaceful it is here! We enjoyed the flea market, the Round Barn Theater (in Nappanee) – it was fantastic! Thanks for the extra day!
Sep 2012
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Reviews

4.2
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

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Home on Shipshewana Lake - 2 Miles from downtown
average rating of 4.25 based on 12 reviews
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Home on Shipshewana Lake - 2 Miles from downtown
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p426734vb
- 773-253-8894
Shipshewana Indiana
5

Vacation in Indiana

  • 5 out of 5
This is our second time to stay here. We so enjoyed the quiet time, and the beautiful views. Saw lots of turtles around the lily pads and even met some neighbors. Our Granddaughters were able to play outside and catch fire flies, they ran bare footed in the grass, and played until 10:30 at night. We were able to sit outside on the deck and enjoy the view. The cottage is the perfect size, and has everything a person could need. Thanks you for making our stay extra special...
  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
business
Home on Shipshewana Lake - 2 Miles from downtown
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p426734vb
- 773-253-8894
Shipshewana Indiana
Ontario, Canada
5

Fabulous Four Vacation 2014

  • 5 out of 5
We had a fantastic vacation. The house was all we expected and then some. The peace and quiet was very relaxing after a busy day of sight seeing. We seen a turtle, geese, toad and a racoon. One afternoon we were visited at the kitchen window by a beautiful doe. The next afternoon was unforgettable, two gorgeous peacocks strutted their stuff in the back yard (yes I said Peacocks). One gave us a big show by flaunting his beautiful tail. If I return to the area I will definitely want to stay here again.
  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
business
Home on Shipshewana Lake - 2 Miles from downtown
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p426734vb
- 773-253-8894
Shipshewana Indiana
5

Great Time!

  • 5 out of 5
We really enjoyed our stay! The cottage was as described and met our every need. The home was secluded and quiet. And yet we found the home to be close to shops and restaurants in downtown Shipshewana. The lake views of the changing colors were exceptional! as we enjoyed our morning coffee on the deck. We will be back!
  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Home on Shipshewana Lake - 2 Miles from downtown
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p426734vb
- 773-253-8894
Shipshewana Indiana
5

Great Stay!

  • 5 out of 5
Everything was as promised. The house was neat as a pin, clean, and everything we needed was there. The location was excellent in that it was right on the lake with a great view and it was very close to Shipshewana. The best review I can give it is I would definitely stay there again.
  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Home on Shipshewana Lake - 2 Miles from downtown
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p426734vb
- 773-253-8894
Shipshewana Indiana
3

It worked.....

  • 3 out of 5
The house is old and settling very unevenly, but very clean. The settling affects the second bath's door, we found it very difficult to close. The most disappointing thing is the "Fishing along the shore...", the cat tails and or wild grass is so over grown that it is difficult to even get to the water and once you do the lilly pads are so thick it is almost impossible for a young child to cast, we tried twice and called it quits and I have to agree with ananymous the water did not smell all that good.

The house is not over or under sold, it is actaully what they promise, would I stay again no, however I am sure many people would.
  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway
business
Home on Shipshewana Lake - 2 Miles from downtown
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p426734vb
- 773-253-8894
Shipshewana Indiana
3

Cabin

  • 3 out of 5
The cabin was okay, There was no firewood to sit by the firewood and I guess he wanted me to pick up fallen down wood to keep the fire going. The lake smelled really bad so you can not swim or fish. The house only had two bath towels to wash yourself I have very long hair and it takes me two towels alone also there was only 4 pillows 2 per bed and they did not have pillow cases. Really I think I would have been happier with a hotel with house keeping. No cable or internet so don't plan on going on a Sunday because the whole town shuts down and you have nothing to do there. The owner said you hear the crickets and the horses clopping down the street well no amish live that close to hear them and you just hear frogs. I was going to recommend my mother and I go there for my birthday but, now I think I would rather stay at the nearby hotel.
  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry your stay did not live up to expectations. From the beginning we tried to be very specific about what we have and what we provide. I stated in my letter of information that we did not provide firewood. There are places nearby that sell it. The lake has never had an odor before nor did it when we were there this past week. We provide 2 pillows per bed for a total of 6 pillows, plus there are several extra. My site states there is no internet – there are local channels. Most people do not go to Shipshewana for Internet and Cable TV. My letter also stated, very clearly, that the local businesses close at 5 PM every day. Most restaurants are open until 9. That is due to the Amish focus on family life. They are closed on Sunday due to religious beliefs. We have no control over what local shop owners do – that is why we state this happens in our letter. Again, we are sorry your stay did not live up to expectations.

Location

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
South Bend, IN
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Sims Oak Hills or Spring Meadow Farms
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
80/90 Tollway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Blue Gate
Car: necessary

Shipshewana Flea Market, Shipshewana Auction Sales, Unique shops, Cheese, Bulk food, Restaurants, Amish Bakeries, Amish restaurants, Blue Gate, Blue Gate concerts, Blue Gate Musicals, Plays, Concerts, Fishing, Lake, Rest and Relaxation, Topeka Horse Auction, Topeka Carriage Auction

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Rates & Availability

From $140 Nightly

Rental rates for this holiday house in Shipshewana, Indiana

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Refundable Damage Deposit $50

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Shipshewana in Indiana

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 970 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both with tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) Master bedroom, Full Bed (1) Second Bedroom, Full Bed (1) Third bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes:
Amish stores and Restaurants, Amish Carriage Rides

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