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Historic Summer Home on Beautiful Lake Maxinkuckee's East Shore

Julie Hollowell

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Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Historic Summer Home on Beautiful Lake Maxinkuckee's East Shore

People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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

5 Bdrm+ 2 daybeds, 3.5 Bath on The Lake W/ 2 Screened Porches

WE HAVE JUST HAD A CANCELLATION FOR CULVER ACADEMIES GRADUATION, WHICH IS TYPICALLY BOOKED A YEAR AHEAD! INQUIRE IF INTERESTED!

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 sturdy antiques that have been in our family for 5+ generations. Born in 1893, our grandfather, Tommie Hendricks, spent nearly every summer of his life here, on the lake, with his cousins from Peru and Logansport. As an adult, he wrote his memoirs about growing up with his friend Cole Porter and their summer shenanigans at Maxinkuckee.

The 3500 sq.ft. cottage sits on a bank 6 feet above 100 feet of shoreline and sandy-bottom water. 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-style 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) with twin daybed; bedroom with 2 twin beds; full bath with shower/tub. Upstairs –1 full bath with shower; two bedrooms: 1) queen bed, ceiling fan with large window overlooking the lake; 2) w/ full-sized poster bed, ceiling fan, windows that open to the lake breezes.

This section, typical of its time, was built as a summer house only and does not have central heat or air. With open doors and windows, the lake breezes provide ample cooling on all but the hottest nights (when fans, sleeping on the porch, or a nighttime dip might be called for!) A high-efficiency wood stove, located in the living room, and radiant electric heaters provide heat as needed to this part of the house in May and October.

The mid-century modern 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, double futon bed, and breakfast nook; full kitchen with refrigerator, gas stove, dishwasher, and breakfast table; half bath; laundry room with utility sink, full washer and dryer, and small second fridge. Upstairs – two bedrooms, each with two twin beds; full bath with tub/shower. Please note that the upstairs in this part of the cottage is accessed via a spiral staircase, which may not be suitable for elder family members (but which kids and others love!).

Side yard includes a brick patio, outdoor charcoal grill, hammock, and plenty of room for bocci ball or croquet (sets provided). The garage has room for one car plus bikes or other equipment. Driveway parking lot accommodates 3 large cars, and there is additional parallel parking for 2 small cars (or 1 car with trailer.)

Alongside the pier are racks for the Old Town canoe and Current Designs kayak, and a small lift for the vintage sunfish. There's room on the pier to dock a small fishing boat; additional watercraft or rafts can be anchored in the water next to the pier or at the marina.

The swimming here is wonderful 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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Julie Hollowell (Owner)
Member since: 2014
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Speaks English, French
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Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2015

About Julie Hollowell

My brother, sister, and I 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 help us continue to care for and restore this historic property.

Julie Hollowell purchased this cottage in 1921

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Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
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Historic Summer Home on Beautiful Lake Maxinkuckee's East Shore
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
5

Wonderful cottage!

  • 5 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: Aug 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Austin, Texas
5

Loved It!

  • 5 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: Jun 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Location

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

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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Prices & Availability

From $535 Nightly

Prices for this holiday cottage in Culver, Indiana

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
May 2015
13 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,805
for 3 nights
From
$535
 
 
June thru August 2015
1 Jun 2015 - 10 Aug 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,805
for 3 nights
From
$535
$3,570
$13,040
 
 
Notre Dame Football Weekends
4 Sep 2015 - 18 Oct 2015
2 night minimum stay
$1,484
for 2 nights
From
$642
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$1,270
for 2 nights
From
$535
$3,570
$13,040
 

Additional pricing information

Departure Housecleaning $200
Refundable Damage Deposit $200
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% of fee to be paid when contract is signed; remainder plus taxes due 2 weeks before arrival. Reservations for the next calendar year require advance payment of $200 damage deposit to hold dates; first (50%) payment is then due in January of the year of your visit. Payment is by personal check, bank check, or bank e-transfer. Paypal can be used but adds a 4% fee. Credit cards are not accepted.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Culver in Indiana

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , adjoins downstairs bedroom; also opens into hallway
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , upstairs in 1883 section; serves 2 bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with 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 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , first floor, lake breezes, adjoining bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , newer 2nd story, furnished with antiques
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , newer second story w/ half wall overlooking dining room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , antique 4-poster bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , master 2nd story bdrm w/ antique couch, overlooks the lake
  • Sleeps 10 - 12 5 private bedrooms. A. Two bedrooms upstairs in the older (1880s) section of the cottage: one with queen mattress and the other with a double four-poster bed. These two bedrooms share a bathroom with shower. B. One bedroom on the ground floor level in the 1883 section with 2 twin beds and adjoining full bath. C. Two bedrooms upstairs in the 1967 section (please note that this area is accessed via a spiral staircase): each bedroom has 2 twin beds. These two bedrooms share a full bath . Additional alternative sleeping options include: a double futon bed/couch on side porch; 2 child-size cotton futons, very portable; 1 inflatable double mattress; 1 Mayan sleeping hammock (very comfortable, on lakeside porch)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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