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WOW-modern NEW house on Lake Shafer, walk to Indiana Beach- SUMMER DEALS!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

sleeps 10, jaw dropping views, screened porch, dock, beach, firepit

Where else can you enjoy the lake life AND walk to Indiana Beach Amusement & Water Park in 5 min? Have both at Piper House, a brand spankin’ NEW modern lake house.

(For summer 2019 bookings, see instead.)

Rentals often not nice enough for you? We get it. This is our private lake home. No expense spared. It’s fully stocked, totally tricked out, and all about comfort.

Easy getaway from Chicago (2hr)/ Indy (1.5hr). Impressive views from huge Lake Shafer lot with dock, beach, firepit and screened porch with outdoor living/dining room.

The space...

This house was custom designed to accommodate a large group vacation in comfort. It sleeps 10 people in beds.

Bedroom 1: King Bed

Bedroom 2: 2 Twin Beds

Bedroom 3: King Bed

Bedroom 4: Queen Bed & 2 Twin Beds

OPTIONAL: there is an additional 1 br/1 bath apartment that sleeps 5 in beds (2 Kings, 1 Twin) on this property that may be available for rent also if you need more space.

GREAT ROOM – The gathering hub for your group. 10ft ceilings, huge windows, panoramic views.

• Open Kitchen: Prepare a feast in the skylit open kitchen on a huge 9 ft granite island.

- Stainless steel appliances

- Fully stocked with chef quality tools

- Dishwasher

- Garbage Disposal

• Dining: Meals & Game nights happen here at the big dining table for 8 + 4 more at the island.

• Living Room: Take lounging and movie nights to the next level.

- 8ft Restoration Hardware leather deep sofa

- Fireplace

- 60 in flat screen TV

- High end AV with indoor/outdoor speakers

- DVD Bluray player

• Screened Porch: Connected to the Great Room and offering a lake side indoor/outdoor living experience.

- Outdoor dining table for 6

- Upholstered sectional sofa

- Natural gas grill

- Outdoor speakers

BEDROOMS- Sleeping can be a challenge when vacationing with 10 people, but not here. All bedrooms are well separated in two “wings” from the great room to reduce noise and increase privacy.

• Luxury level mattresses from Stearns and Foster, Posturpedic, etc..

• High end linens, down comforters & pillows

• White noise machines for additional sound proofing

• Bedroom 4- we call it the “Flop Room”, was designed to put the kids for a movie night when the adults want to stay up and play.

• All bedrooms (except Bedroom 2) have wall mounted flat screen TV’s for watching movies/streaming shows (no cable on these TVs).


• High speed WIFI (75 mbps)

• Comcast Basic Cable TV

• Unlimited on demand hot water

• Central Heat/AC

• Hardwood floors throughout

• Custom lighting with dimmers


The house sits on a south facing sloped wooded lake front lot. It provides both sun and shade, sunrise and sunsets. You’ll never forget campfires on Lake Shafer with the historic wood rollercoaster and ferris wheel in the distance.

• 102 feet of private lake front in peaceful no wake zone

• Dock- bring your boat, walk to the boat rental, or jump in for a swim

• Fire pit with Adirondack chairs at the waters edge

• Sand beach play area

• Hammocks

• Parking for 3-5+ cars (depending on if you are renting the apartment also)


Depending on when your reservation is, we might have the hot tub and swing set in place, but no guarantees…still working on those!

The area...

When you are ready to explore, there are many fun, unique activities just minutes from Piper House.

• Indiana Beach Amusement & Water Park – 5 minute walk

- Old school iconic Amusement Park right on Lake Shafer

- Classic wooden Rollercoaster, Ferris Wheel, Boardwalk

- Think “American kitsch”. Appreciate that it is older, charming, and affordable, but it’s not Disney.

- Water Park with slides, water features and beach

• Boating- on property

- Public boat launch within minutes of Piper House

- New dock at our lake front

- Driveway space for boat trailer (let us know you are bringing it for instructions)

- Lake Shafer Boat Rental is walkable for renting ski boats, pontoons, jet skis

- Fun place for kayaks. Bring them and explore around the Amusement Park on the water.

• Swimming & Fishing- on property

- Located in peaceful no wake zone

- Dock has ladder for easy in/out of lake. Bring inflatables.

- Some of the best fishing in Indiana right off of our dock.

- Or walk down the hill to enjoy the Water Park at Indiana Beach.

- Sand play/beach area on our property. Note: Lake Shafer isn’t a sand bottom lake so there are no natural beaches here. There is a rock retaining wall at the waters edge.

• Golfing – 5 minute drive

- Tippecanoe Country Club is a beautiful course on the lake, open to the public.

- Pineview Golf Course is a budget friendly option

• Drive In Movie Theater – 5 minute drive. A classic summer activity and one of the last of it’s kind.

• Winery- 15 minute drive. Whyte Horse Winery is so fun with a group for a tasting in their charming farm house with front porch.

• Horseback Riding – 30 minute drive. Crooked Creek Trails is a fun way to see the beautiful Indiana countryside.

• Canoe Trip- 25 minute drive. Hodges Canoe Trips is a favorite of ours. Pack a cooler and canoe down the Tippecanoe River back to your car.

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Member since: 2017
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Monticello in White County

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • NO PROM parties or under age(21) renters, no exceptions.
  • Renters must get special permission from owners for any Bachelor/Bachelorette parties in advance. Exterior of house is under monitored 24 hr video
  • Hot tub use is at your own risk. Swimming in the lake is at your own risk.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • cinemas
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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An absolute gem of a lakehouse fit for a family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

I wholeheartedly recommend staying at the Piper House. We just spent a wonderful 3 days there gathering with our family for Thanksgiving. The owners have thought of everything last detail to make it absolutely carefree - technology and all other aspects of the house are thoroughly prepped, labeled and prepared. The layout of the bedrooms and bathrooms is very nice with the master suite on one side and the other bedrooms/bath down a separate hallway. The bathrooms are fresh and new and supplied with an abundance of linens. The kitchen/island/living area is spacious and very comfortable. The kitchen itself has everything you will need including the very welcome supply of kitchen basics (seasonings, basic cooking consumables, foils/paper towels, etc.) They are not exaggerating when they say all you need to bring is food. The view in the morning of the sun shining on the river was gorgeous. We even saw a bald eagle in one of the backyard trees. Heidi is very responsive to all communication, but we didn't need to ask her a thing during our stay because the whole place is so well done.

An enthusiastic 5 stars. We would stay again in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was just ok.

  • 3 of 5

House was just adequate for family wknd get-away. Although very clean I did not find the home as comfortable as it was advertised. Living area could sit three people in order to watch tv. We had six adults and one child. Furniture somewhat modern and not real comfortable for middle-aged folks. Stove and kitchen island nice. Table big enough to fit family which was nice. Pots and pans were pretty awful. Very cheap and not enough of them. Only partial roll of paper towels. Ran out Day 1 along with Kleenex. Had to run to store for paper towels, dinner napkins and boxes of Kleenex. Shampoo was empty in one bathroom. Constantly ran out of silverware, dish towels were so thin they were saturated after drying one dish. No access to washer/dryer which would have been nice for wet beach and kitchen towels.

Screened porch was nice, but again couch very uncomfortable. Grill was good. Outside lawn small and very dangerous given steep drop off - not a place for young kids to run/play. Hot tub - water discolored. Garbage dumpster overflowing when we arrived and swarming with flies. Stentch bad.

Lastly, water quit running during one night of our stay. No way to flush toilets, wash hands, etc. waited till 6 am to call emergency cell numbers of owners and neither phones answered. Text and called with no response. Woke spouse and sent him to buy water so we could flush toilets. Finally got a phone call back from home owner who I felt minimized what we were going through. We did get a half day refund, but it cancelled plans we had for half the day. Realize this was out of control of homeowners, but felt homeowner tried to gloss over the issue and made excuse for neither being available for calls. Plumber got their quickly, but took hrs for home owner to call back. Frustrating experience.

Overall disappointed in our stay. Felt home would be so much nicer than we found it given price and description.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please allow us to clear up some false statements. We wish this guest well but will be more careful in accepting future guests. It began when they called after booking to complain about VRBO’s fees, which we don’t have any control over, and then suggested we should call VRBO for them. Here are replies so that future guests can make up their own minds (if the photos and other reviews don't already speak for themselves): Living room: Includes an 8ft x 4ft leather Restoration Hardware sofa plus 2 chairs. Stating that only 3 people could sit to watch TV is ridiculous. As is stating that it isn’t comfortable. The only thing uncomfortable about our furniture was what we paid for it. Pots & Pans: Stock includes Cuisinart, Calphalon & Le Creuset…good enough for professional chefs. We have more pans than burners on the stove. Paper products: There are 2 rolls of paper towels in the kitchen and 2 boxes of Kleenex in the bathrooms. Shampoo: The same shampoo is in the other bathroom, as is a supply of travel sized samples. Silverware: We have table service for 12 in this house. It sleeps 10. Washer/Dryer: If a guest needs access, just ask. Washer/dryer is not offered in the listing either. For future guests, we are installing another set inside this house and will update the listing accordingly when installed. Dish towels: Yes, they absorb water, and we have 2 dozen of them in the kitchen. Lawn: The property is a half of an’s a big lot for a lake house. It has a back lawn big enough for a croquet match. Plus a gated staircase to a sand beach area at the waterfront, plus a huge swing set. It is an amazing place for kids to play. We have kids and designed this house for them, it is not dangerous. Hot tub: It is professionally maintained by the local dealer. The water was computer tested the day before arrival and checked that morning. It was totally in balance. Garbage: Our garbage cans are street side, far away from the house. We left a second empty one for the guest to use. Water: A switch broke on our well pump in the middle of the night. We had it fixed and the water back on before 9am--on a holiday weekend...and on a Sun! Not only did we fix it, we apologized and compensated them beyond what was reasonable given the situation (half day refund for 2 waking hours without water). We wish these guests well and hope they will find the happiness and comfort they are looking for somewhere else.
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Relaxing weekend getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

Seven of us (6 adults and 1 infant) stayed at Piper House for a long weekend. It was the perfect house to accommodate all of us, with room to spare! The bedrooms are set up so that there are 2 on one side of the house and 2 on the other, so it offered some space and privacy when needed. We spent a lot of time outside, on the screened in porch, and down by the dock and water. There is so much to do without ever having to leave the property, and you really can't beat the lake view with Indiana Beach off in the distance. The house was very clean, well-stocked with linens, and the kitchen had everything we needed to do our own cooking. The owner, Heidi, was super helpful and responsive both when booking our trip and once we were on the property. Whether you are looking for a home base while you explore the area, or you just want to hang out and relax for a few days, this is the house for you. We hope to get the chance to return again one day soon!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We spent one week at the Piper was amazing. We had 4 adults and 3 children and the layout was perfect! We fished off the dock, rented a boat, went to Indiana Beach, played on the backyard swing set, hot tubbed, built sand castles, built fires and made s'mores. Beautiful memories made. Thank you Heidi and Scott. You have a wonderful place. We loved meeting you guys and Stella!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was provided for a comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed thre with our thee grandkids and they had fabulous time. I'm sure they'll remember this vacation for years to come. Heidi and Scott were very accommodating to our every need. I would love to go back again !

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great lake getaway

  • 5 of 5

There are so many superlatives for this property. Let's start with the owners who couldn't be more accommodating and talented in creating a wonderful environment to totally relax and enjoy your vacation. The new home is tastefully decorated, furnished and well appointed. We had 9 people and never felt cramped or in each others way. The layout separates bedrooms into wings with several gathering areas in the main living space, spacious kitchen, screened in porch and your private beach and fire pit area. Our younger grands had a great play area as well as the sand beach. Location is outstanding. A few minutes walk and you're at Indiana Beach. We'd heard IB had slipped but our experience was great. Plenty of activities and rides to entertain all age groups. A 5 minute drive to the Tippecanoe Country Club Golf course. We played and its a nice and challenging layout with spectacular views of the lake. The boat rental is a 5 minute walk. Anything you would want in a town is within 10 minutes by car. Remember drive in movies? 5 minutes to a 2 screen drive in. Can't forget the Sycamore Ice Cream stand 5 minutes away! Our family totally enjoyed our stay and are planning on returning again next year. This property is by far the finest in the Lake Shafer area. Thanks again to Heidi and Scott for a great family vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £113.37
Refundable Damage Deposit £377.9

-Hot tub use is at your own risk.
-Swimming in the lake is at your own risk.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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