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HISTORIC SUMMER HOME ON BEAUTIFUL LAKE MAXINKUCKEE'S EAST SHORE

Julie Hollowell

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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HISTORIC SUMMER HOME ON BEAUTIFUL LAKE MAXINKUCKEE'S EAST SHORE

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday cottage in Culver - Hendricks-Hollowell Cottage

5 Bdrm, 3.5 Bath On The Lake W/ 2 Screened Porches

The historic Hendricks-Hollowell Cottage is one of the original summer homes on the East Shore. The front (lakeside) half, built in the early 1880s by our great-grandmother's sister and her husband, is a gabled Queen Anne style. The back (streetside) half of the cottage was designed in the mid-1960s by local architect Rodney Todd, in mid-century modern style with Scandinavian influences.

The cottage is furnished with antiques that have been in our family for 5+ generations. Born in 1893, our grandfather, Tommy Hendricks, spent every summer of his life here (except for a few years during WWI), with his cousins from Peru and Logansport. As an adult, he wrote his memoirs about growing up in Peru with his friend Cole Porter and their summer shenanigans at Maxinkuckee.

The 3000 sq.ft. cottage sits on a bank 6 feet above 100 feet of shoreline and sandy-bottom water. We ask a bit lower price for our cottage because it is slightly more rustic than some, due to our desire to retain its historic features (such as non-winterized porches, restored wood windows, and a lack of central heating or AC in the 1880s portion of the house)

The original section of the cottage, constructed in the early 1880s, faces the lake and has been lovingly restored. It retains most of its original Queen Anne features, such as decorated gables and trim, wood siding, wavy glass windows, and ornate Eastlake door and window hardware. This historic section includes: Downstairs – furnished screened porch (700 sq. ft.) across the entire front of the house, perfect for catching lake breezes or watching glorious Maxinkuckee sunsets; large living room with wood stove; library/sunroom (a great playroom for kids); bedroom with 2 twin beds; full bath with shower/tub. Upstairs –1 full bath with shower; two bedrooms: 1) double bed, ceiling fan and large window overlooking the lake; 2) w/queen-sized poster bed, ceiling fan, windows that open to the lake breezes. This section, typical of its time, is a summer house only and does not have central heat or air. A fireplace with a high-efficiency wood stove provides plenty of heat as needed. Upstairs bedrooms have ceiling fans and windows that catch ample lake breezes.

The mid-century modern back half of the cottage (facing East Shore Drive) has central heat and AC. It includes: Downstairs – large dining room with cathedral ceiling, glass walls, and oak table that seats 10; large screened porch with ceiling fan and breakfast nook; full kitchen with new refrigerator, gas stove, dishwasher, and breakfast table; half bath; laundry room with utility sink and full washer and dryer. Upstairs – two bedrooms, each with two twin beds; full bath with tub/shower.

Side yard includes a brick patio, outdoor charcoal grill, hammock, and plenty of room for bocci ball or croquet. The garage has room for one car or 2 golf carts.

Driveway parking lot accommodates 3 large cars, plus additional parallel parking for 2 cars (or 1 car with trailer.)

Alongside the pier are racks for the Old Town fiberglass canoe and touring kayak, and a small lift for the vintage sunfish. An aluminum rowboat could easily be outfitted with a small motor for fishing (or just row out!). There's room on the pier to dock a large sail- or motorboat; additional watercraft or rafts could be anchored in the water beside the pier.

The swimming here is super for kids. At the end of the pier, the water is about 4' deep with sandy bottom. Because the lake is spring-fed, it stays cool, even during the Indiana summer.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Julie Hollowell

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My brother, sister, and I have recently inherited our family's historic cottage. Growing up, we spent every summer here, with our parents and grandparents, swimming, boating, and enjoying the outdoors. One of us lives in Vermont and works as an environmental educator; another lives in the DC area and works at the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History; and one is an anthropologist based in Indianapolis. Offering the cottage as a vacation rental is a way to share a very special place that will also help us continue to care for and restore this historic property.

Julie Hollowell purchased this cottage in 1921
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

Historic Summer Home On Beautiful Lake Maxinkuckee's East Shore
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Historic Summer Home On Beautiful Lake Maxinkuckee's East Shore
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p513120vb
8123201887
Culver Indiana
5

Wonderful cottage!

  • 5 out of 5
We just returned home from a weekend at the cottage and I just can't say enough good things about it! From the moment I got there and Julie (owner) made me feel most welcome up to the last minute when we all voiced how we wish we could stay longer! Our family was there for a niece's wedding and there were 10 of us staying in the house. There was plenty of room and supplies that no one felt crowded. The fact that it was an older house only added to the charm and we were very impressed with the antiques and decor. With the house open and the lake breeze, having no AC in the older part of the house was never an issue, it was extremely comfortable. There was plenty of floats and lounge chairs to enjoy the lake and my nephew says the sunfish sail boat was awesome!
We would rent this home again in a heartbeat! Thank you Julie and family, it was a great weekend in a beautiful home!
  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Historic Summer Home On Beautiful Lake Maxinkuckee's East Shore
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p513120vb
8123201887
Culver Indiana
Austin, Texas
5

Loved It!

  • 5 out of 5
Two families rented for Culver's reunion weekend, four adults and four kids. couldn't have been more pleased with the location, space, views, amenities. Made us immediately feel at home because it's immediately clear that many people have enjoyed many good times here - as we did as well!

Space was a little choppy, but plenty of it. Home is historic, but not overly dated. Everything works and ran very smoothly. Next time we're there - I'd certainly call to rent again, without looking anywhere else!
  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
South Bend
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Hwy 31
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Culver Town Park
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Lakehouse Grille and Bar
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Papa's

Our cottage is located in the the middle of the east shore of Lake Maxinkuckee, the 2nd largest natural lake in Indiana, fed by 21 underwater springs. We are 2 hours from Indianapolis and 2 hours from downtown Chicago. The beautiful grounds of Culver Academies are 2 miles down the road; the town of Culver is 3 miles away. Lake Maxinkuckee has been a summer resort since the 1880s, when our cottage was first built (by my great grandmother's sister and her husband). Swimming,tubing, waterskiing, sailing, and paddling are daily activities on the lake from late May through September. It's an 11-mile bike ride around the lake. On Saturdays visit the Farmers' Markets in Culver or in Plymouth (our county seat, 15 miles away) where you'll find local meats, fruits, vegetables, baked goods, and crafts.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Culver, Indiana

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
summer: early June - Labor Day
9 Jun 2014 - 2 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,210
for 7 nights
$3,210
 
 
After Labor Day
3 Sep 2014 - 2 Oct 2014
3 night minimum stay
$1,658
for 3 nights
From
$482
 

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Housecleaning $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Cancellation policy: In the event of cancellation, the amount already paid will be returned, minus a cancellation fee of $100 for cancellations that occur 90 days or more prior to the reserved arrival date, or $200 for cancellations that occur less than 90 days prior to expected arrival.
50% payable at time contract is signed; remainder plus taxes is due 2 weeks before arrival.
Payment is by personal check or bank e-transfer. Credit cards are not accepted.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Culver in Indiana

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , adjoins downstairs bedroom; also opens into hallway
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , upstairs in 1883 section; serves 2 bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs in newer section; serves 2 bdrms
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , downstairs in newer section
  • All bathrooms have new hi-efficiency toilets and new flooring
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , antique 4-poster bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , master 2nd story bdrm w/ antique couch, overlooks the lake
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , first floor, lake breezes, adjoining bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , newer 2nd story, furnished with antiques
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , newer second story w/ half wall overlooking dining room
  • Sleeps 10+ 5 bedrooms upstairs in the older (1880s) section of the cottage: • 1 double • 1 queen downstairs in the 1883 section: • 1 bdrm with 2 twin beds (wheelchair accessible) Upstairs in the newer section (please note that this area is accessed via the spiral staircase): • two bdrms, each with 2 twin beds Additional alternative sleeping options: 2 child-size cotton futons, very portable 1 inflatable double mattress 1 Mayan sleeping hammock (very comfortable, on lakeside porch) another double mattress available on request
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Boat ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • water tubing
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • fishing
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