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BALL FAMILY GRAND OLD LAKE COTTAGE

Janet Starkey, Rich Starkey

Speaks english
Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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BALL FAMILY GRAND OLD LAKE COTTAGE

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Culver - Aubenaubee Lodge

Sleeps 14, 5 bedroom cottage in Culver

This large historic lake cottage was first built as a boathouse and fishing lodge around 1900. It sits right on the lake on a large piece of property in the middle of the historic East shore. Comfortably sleeping 13 people with 2 large dinning tables accommodating 20, it makes a wonderful space for families or groups of friends.

Lounge on the large screened-in porch, swim, sun, fish and play from the dock in waist-high waters, or dock your own boat if you like. We have water toys, floats and a kayak for your enjoyment. The lake is great for skiing and tubing, and the sailing & the sunsets can't be beat!

There is also a new cottage that shares the property and pier, and it is available for rent and sleeps 8 (see Ball Family New Cottage in Culver listings). You might want to rent both for an even larger gathering!

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Janet Starkey, Rich Starkey (Owner)
Advertiser since 2014

About Janet Starkey, Rich Starkey

The property was first bought by our grandfather William C. Ball from Muncie, during WWII while my father William (Bill) Ball attended Culver Military Academy and my Aunt Lucina Ball Moxley mourned the lost of her first husband to the war. My siblings, Julie, Chip & John Ball and myself, Janet Ball Starkey, purchased the property in 2009 from our father who owned and maintained it for over 30 years. We all have a long history of wonderful memories growing up spending our summers at the lake.

Janet Starkey, Rich Starkey purchased this house in 1943

Why Janet Starkey, Rich Starkey chose Culver

My children, along with my siblings' children have also grown up with fond memories on the lake. I can honestly say all the cousins are more like brothers & sisters because of this lovely space that was provided for them during the summers. It's been one of the most valuable times spent together with family that I treasure dearly. I hope it would be so for your family & friends as well! By renting it out we hope to off-set some of the costs to provide future summer times at the lake.

What makes this house unique

From the large lawn, you can walk straight out to the dock with no steps (unlike many of the lake houses that have long walks down to the lake). Swimming is easy and is waste or chest deep at the end of the dock. Swing or nap in the lake side hammock & stargaze from the dock on our amazing clear night skies!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
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Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

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Ball Family Grand Old Lake Cottage
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
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Ball Family Grand Old Lake Cottage
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p512710vb
Culver Indiana
Indiana
5

Family vacation 2014

  • 5 out of 5
A great time in a beautiful historic home. Everything was perfect, owner accommodating to our needs. Fortunate to have pier space to park our 2 boats. Lake Max great for recreational activities and fishing with our grandchildren. Sunset cruises and lunch at the marina via boat ride are a must do, otherwise grilling lakeside is the way to go. The city beach is accessible by boat which is great for families with small children. We will definitely make a return visit to this home.
  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Dear Therese, Your family was a delight to have, and it makes me happy how much you love the charm & history of the cottage :)
I'm so glad everyone enjoyed themselves! We look forward to having you anytime!
Janet, Rich & the Ball family
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Ball Family Grand Old Lake Cottage
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p512710vb
Culver Indiana
4

Large Family Gathering

  • 4 out of 5
Your cottage was perfect for our needs. We were able to gather a large family from all over the world for a relaxing and fun filled week. The cottage offered plenty of room and all the necessities with the exception of laundry facilities. Thanks for making your cottage available. We made memories for a lifetime!
  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Dear Gerry, I'm so glad you were able to gather all your family together for a week at our family's lake house. You so remind me of my brother & his passion for skiing! And you will be happy to hear that laundry machines are going to be installed this Fall!
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Ball Family Grand Old Lake Cottage
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p512710vb
Culver Indiana
5

Graduation Weekend Lake House

  • 5 out of 5
This lake house was perfect to entertain family and friends during a graduation weekend. It was step back to a more laid back time yet provided everything that we needed. We would rent this home again without hesitation.
  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Location

Location

Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
I 31
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Maxinkuckee Public Beach 2
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Corndance Cafe
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Majestic Hills, a Beautiful Pete Dye course
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Corn Dance (renowned chef owner) or Cafe Max

Every Saturday morning there is a farmer's market in the quaint little town of Culver. Don't fail to miss the old root beer drive in, a Culver favorite for over 50 years! Not far from the area is Napannee, an Amish community with many shops and a wonderful restaurant

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Culver, Indiana

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Late summer
25 Aug 2014 - 28 Sep 2014
3 night minimum stay
$2,063
for 3 nights
From
$588
$4,219
 
 
Fall Parents weekend
2 Oct 2014 - 7 Oct 2014
3 night minimum stay
$2,147
for 3 nights
From
$616
 
 
Spring Parents weekend
23 Apr 2015 - 27 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
$2,147
for 3 nights
From
$616
 
 
Alumni week
14 May 2015 - 19 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
$2,651
for 3 nights
From
$784
 
 
Graduation
26 May 2015 - 1 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,779
for 7 nights
$4,779
 
 
High Summer 2015
2 Jun 2015 - 12 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,331
for 7 nights
$4,331
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$1,979
for 3 nights
From
$560
 

Additional information about rental rates

maid service $250
Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Indiana Tax is 7% and Marshall County Inn-Keepers tax is 5%, creating the 12% tax given in any quote.

Cancellations 90 days prior to stay, $100 of deposit retained; cancellations 30-90 days prior to stay, $200 of deposit retained; cancellations less than 30 days, full deposit retained.

Check in 5 p.m. check out 10 p.m. unless otherwise instructed.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Culver in Indiana

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Both full bathrooms have bathtubs with showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , the 3rd single is a daybed
    Bedroom 5 - 4 twin/ single
  • There is an open library that has a Queen bed. All linens are included.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Books
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • skiing
  • fishing
Notes:
As a traditional lake cottage with only partial A/C & heat we have always enjoyed the breezes off the lake through the many opened windows & window fans if needed at night.
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