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Welcome in the coming Spring and Summer at Big Turkey Lake!

People11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,370 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + , 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-11). Large yard, deck, dock, beach

Spring is here and Summer is just around the corner at the lake! The Guise Guest Cottage is a perfect place for you to get all the family together for your summer vacation! Our cottage is smoke-free (we do not rent to smokers) and you will not find a cleaner, more welcoming cottage in the area. The Guise Guest Cottage is located less than 500 ft. from Big Turkey Lake, just down the sandy lane. At the end of the lane on the left is the beach and on the right is the boat dock. A paddle boat and a row boat with oars are included (May-Oct) and there are two adult-sized life jackets provided. There is dock space available to dock one boat at no additional cost. The private boat launch ramp is near the beach. The dock is put in the water in May and is taken out the last of October. Fishing from the dock is usually very good and bait can be purchased across the lake at the Sandwich Shop. The kids will have a great time digging in the sand, making sand castles and swimming at the beach. Adults are responsible for their children - there is no lifeguard. The cottage property backs up against a wooded area. In the back yard there is a great hill for the kids to run up and down and a 2 person swing at the top of the hill for Mom and Dad. Enjoy the evenings with a campfire - the wood is provided. There is a deck with a table/umbrella/chairs for the warmer weather. A charcoal grill is available year round (please bring your own charcoal). In the backyard there is an additional hangout area - a covered deck with a table/chairs and swing! Inside the cottage is a spacious kitchen which has a large eating area with 2 tables and a rolling island that can be moved to accommodate large gatherings. There is a single serve Keurig coffeemaker (upon request) in addition to the Mr. Coffee coffeemaker. There are 3 couches (can be used for sleeping) and a chair in the living area. The "Aloha" bedroom has a queen bed, a set of bunkbeds and a bathroom with a shower. The "Bear 2" bedroom has a queen bed and the "Blessing"' bedroom has 2 twin beds which can be converted into a king-size bed. Please let us know in advance if you would like the king-size bed configuration. The main bathroom has a tub/shower. You provide your own bath towels and beach towels. Dish towels and dishclothes are provided. "Starter" paper towels, napkins, tissue, toilet paper and trash bags are provided but you will need to bring more for the rest of your stay. Bed linens are provided. There is a washer/dryer available for your use. Bring your own detergent. Additionally, there are some books, movies and games for all ages, wireless broadband internet, and satellite TV/DVD/VCR player in the living room.

Oh, and don't forget to sign the boat paddle before you leave!

Some fun places to go:

Shipshewanna, about 23 minutes away, the heart of the Amish community. Shipshewana features lots of great shops, great homemade food, indoor waterpark, and an auction/flea market every Tues/Wed.(April-Oct). Kukui Shave Ice is great refreshment on a warm day and it even has a gum ball at the bottom of each dish! The Eash Bulk Grocery store has some great bargains and the deli is really good and priced reasonably. They only take cash or check at the grocery, no debit or credit cards. And if you want to hold and love on some puppies, go next door to E&S Sales. We got our sweet Maltipoo puppy there.

Angola, about 25 minutes away, has an outlet mall, restaurants, movie theater and Pokagon State Park with hiking, toboggan run and cross country snow skiing.There is a Walmart, Menards, Kohls, Meijer and CVS in Angola, along with most of the popular fast-food establishments (McDonald's, Wendy's, Taco Bell, Burger King, Subway, Arby's).

Auburn, about 25 minutes away also, has a great movie theater, Cracker Barrell, fast food places, Home Depot and a Walmart just off of I-69.

Stroh, just across the lake, has a great pizza place called Stroh Pizza and More. Their ice cream is amazing! They take cash or checks but no credit cards. The gas station in Stroh has some groceries and will take a credit card if your purchase is over $10. There are 2 other family/pub restaurants in Stroh. Stroh also has several places to worship on Sunday.

No pets are allowed at any time.

*** This cottage is a Non-smoking environment. We do not rent to tenants who smoke at any time, and smoking is not allowed at any time in the cottage or on the property.

Keywords: The lake view and sandy beach is just a few steps away down the lane. This 1360 sq ft cottage renovated 2010 has everything you need to feel comfortable and relaxed after a day of fishing, swimming, sightseeing or snowman building - perfect for all seasons of the year. Relax on the deck, sit by the bonfire, sit in the 2 person swing on the hill, play games, watch TV or watch the snow fall. Wireless internet is available. This cottage is open all year round with central heat and air conditioning and is a great place for a quiet getaway or a family Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years gathering.

More Details

Owner
Jerry and Kathy Guise
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017

About Jerry and Kathy Guise

We love coming to the lake to get away! It's always a relaxing experience and it provides us a haven of rest from the demands of our busy careers. We have a large family and they, too, have come to appreciate the lake cottage as a place to come and fish, swim, lay out on the beach or relax by the campfire.

Jerry and Kathy Guise purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Jerry and Kathy Guise chose Indiana

Growing up as a young girl, some of my wife Kathy's earliest memories were coming to Big Turkey Lake to her grandparent's cottage, which was located just down the road from our current vacation rental. When there was an opportunity to purchase this property, we decided to continue the tradition for our own family and provide them with some of the same memories that have been cherished over the years. Big Turkey Lake, located in Steuben County in northeast Indiana, is one of the numerous lakes in this area, and is located within reasonable driving distance from many large cities in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Illinois.

What makes this cottage unique

Our cottage is much larger than the average vacation rental and can easily accommodate a large family or a large group of up to 10 or 12 people. It is perfect for family reunions, church or business planning meetings, retreats, 'girl's' or 'guy's' weekend away or just a romantic get away for two. It is very close to Angola and Auburn (both about 25 minutes away) where you can find most of the necessary conveniences (grocery, hardware, restaurants, movie entertainment, etc.). It is within a reasonable driving distance (2 to 3 hours) from major cities like Indianapolis, Detroit and Chicago. Major medical services can be found in Ft. Wayne, about 45 minutes away.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in LaGrange in LaGrange County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1370 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedroom named "Bear II"
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Bedroom named "Aloha"
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 2 twin beds - convert to 1 King. Bedroom named "Blessings"
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Use of boat dock, paddle boat, row boat

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveller reviews)

Welcome in the coming Spring and Summer at Big Turkey Lake!
average rating of 4.9210525 based on 38 reviews
5

Clean and comfy!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our girlfriends' weekend was again a success! The Cottage at Big Turkey Lake is spacious, clean and comfy. The neighborhood is quiet. Jerry and Kathy are great at communicating all information. I would highly recommend this vacation home!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great home with lots to offer!

  • 5 of 5

I met a couple of buddies for the weekend, and we had more than enough space, great comfort, and an awesome time catching up in a home away from home!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Best of all time

  • 5 of 5

The Guise's are incredible courteous and incredibly welcoming. We held a floor retreat for some of the guys on our college dorm floor and it was perfect. Fun neighborhood to walk around in and a beautiful lake! All around amazing, the house itself is so perfect and so quality. Definitely would book again!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spacious, yet cozy

  • 5 of 5

A great place for the entire family to get together for the holidays. Super clean.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Surprise

  • 4 of 5

I was so very pleasantly surprised upon my arrival to Big Turkey Lake. I stayed their with 7 of my friends from college for a Friendsgiving and it was perfect for us! We cooked all our own meals and enjoyed playing games and sitting and talking in the perfect size living room. It was cutely decorated and we were very comfortable. We will probably be back! I say wonderful suprise becasue they drive five mintues before getting there and after, seemed a bit sketchy. All the houses and trailiers are close together and the roads are not very good but please don't let this keep you from going. After the drive, it was totally worth it! The only thing I think you should be aware of is the smell of the water. It is well water so there is not much that can be done but that was hard for us girls during our stay. Otherwise, I would totally suggest this place for a weekend get away and we only hope we can meet Kathy and Jerry next time we visit!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Katie for the wonderful review and we are truly glad you enjoyed your stay. Regarding the water, we are still looking for solutions to the hard water of the well. A new well is on the horizon, so we are hoping to eliminate this inconvenience completely. Jerry and Kathy
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Wonderful home away from home

  • 5 of 5

After dealing with other vacation rentals recently, Jerry and Kathy are wonderful to work with. The way they manage their property and the guests that utilize it is top notch! We have used the property for the past 3 or 4 years and return to them each year. This house is clean and roomy. Great place to stay. Thanks Jerry and Kathy for providing excellent service to us and our guests. Alan and Lisa from Turkey Creek Outfitters, LLC!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Stroh, IN
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Angola, Indiana
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Interstate 69
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Stroh, IN
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in LaGrange, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer
15 May 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£256
for 2 nights
From
£95
£732
£2,920
 
 
Fall
11 Sep 2017 - 12 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£223
for 2 nights
From
£79
£616
£2,424
 
 
Winter
13 Nov 2017 - 18 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£207
for 2 nights
From
£70
£558
£2,175
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£256
for 2 nights
From
£95
£732
£2,920
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning / 8 + people £61.84 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £193.26
Tax Rate 7.0%

Holiday Rates apply as follows:

Memorial Day 2017: May 26-30, 2017 - $135.00 per night / minimum 3 night stay
July 4th 2017: June 30-July 4, 2017 - $135 per night / minimum 3 night stay
Labor Day 2017: September 1-4, 2017 - $135.00 per night / minimum 3 night stay
Thanksgiving 2017: November 22-26, 2017 - $135.00 per night / minimum 3 night stay
Christmas 2017: December 22-26, 2017 - $135.00 per night / minimum 3 night stay
New Years 2017: December 29, 2016 - January 2, 2018 - $135.00 per night / minimum 3 night stay

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