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Lake Cottage, Waterfront, Shipshewana Indiana, Exit 107

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Larger Cottage, 2 bedrooms, 1 Bath, plus 2 sleeper sofas, huge deck

Lake Cottage, Waterfront, Shipshewana Indiana, 2 minutes from Exit 107 from the Toll Road. Larger Cottage, Very Large wrap around deck, 2 bedrooms, 1 Bath, 2 sleeper sofas, huge deck overlooking the all sports lake, plenty of sun, fishing, swimming and any other watersports. All of the normal amenities. High Speed Internet included, Washer and Dryer are optional. Year round Lake Cabin. Plenty of space. Nice walking around the lake.

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2017

About John

Hello, I live in Michigan near Ann Arbor. I grew up in North West Ohio and lived in North East Indiana for about 20 years before moving to Michigan. Very familiar with the tri-state area....It's really a gorgeous area!

John purchased this cottage in 2004

Why John chose Indiana

Situated about one half hour from Notre Dame(South Bend). Also plenty of shopping and sight seeing in Shipshewana. Antiques, Auctions, Flea Market, Water Park, Middlebury Indiana is minutes away, Das Essenhaus (Dutch)Restaurant, Rulli's Italian Cuisine

What makes this cottage unique

Quiet Lake Front Property and gorgeous Sunsets


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Shipshewana in Newbury

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Tiki decor
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Large Double Bed , intermediate room with a pull out queen
  • Large Master with a walk in closet
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Nautical and Tiki Themes


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(34 traveller reviews)

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Lake Cottage, Waterfront, Shipshewana Indiana, Exit 107
average rating of 4.2941175 based on 34 reviews
Grand Rapids, MI

Beautiful view

  • 4 of 5

I would highly suggest purchasing new bath towels and getting a mattress pad for the one twin (just like the other twin!) Other then those two minor things, we LOVED this house, view was wonderful, soo peaceful! Played cards out on deck with music, tiki torches, and deck lights till dark. Then continue our game inside in the sun porch. Coffee and breakfast in the sun porch every morning was wonderful too! Such a perfect place to stay for a girls trip to Shipshewana! LOVE! I'm SURE we'll be back next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place, Little Misleading

  • 4 of 5

The cabin is a little old, but is well kept. Myself and 4 others enjoyed our stay. We played poker in the enclosed porch and had a bunch of great laughs. We enjoyed throwing frisbee in the back yard as well. We made a few trips to Shipshewana for breakfast at Essenhaus and for dinner at one of the Italian restaurants. Overall was great.


In the description under "Sports & Adventure Activities" it says "Jet Skiing, Sailing, Water Tubing, and Water Skiing" none of these can be done. The lake is private. So there is no public access. The lot next door has a private access, the guy lives across the road, he wasn't very friendly at all.

I did end up bringing my bass boat because I did not realize the lake was private. We just headed 3 minutes south to Stone Lake and fished and cruised around there. Stone lake is a 10MPH lake.

Overall our experience was great. Would give 4 1/2 stars if I could.


  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great time nice place

  • 5 of 5

Roomy cosy nice lake

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoyed our stay.

  • 4 of 5

Loved the beautiful sunsets on the lake in the evening .Sitting in the enclosed porch playing games in the evening . Early morning coffee on the porch in the morning is so relaxing along with planning our day .

The house does need updating as previous reviews as stated but that does not stop us from staying here . The bathroom is the room that needs a full renovation.

We did have visitors (ants) which can be expected this time a year. Found some bug spray under the sink and that took care of it .

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Needs a lot of work

  • 2 of 5

House needed MANY upgrades. They didn't even have hand soap in the bathroom. But they did have bar soap in the shower with hair all over it!! No hand towels or wash rags for kitchen they were all for the bathroom. I would never put 10 people in the house 6 max. Ants in laundry room. This is also a dry county. Pictures make it seem like there is a beach and there is not. On the upside The owner was very nice and so was the neighborhood. However the neighborhoods we had to drive thru to get there made me want to turn around and run! We did have a nice time as a family of 3, but would not stay there again. We did not complain and I didn't write the review until a couple months later when I came across the listing again looking for next years vacation spot.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There must have been an issue with the cleaning person at that time. We always leave hand soap. Also it is not a dry county. Indiana sells liquor 6 days a week. Michigan which is literally one mile north sells liquor 7 days a week. I apologize for the ants. I did some more thorough poisoning and extermination after your visit.
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beautiful property but...

  • 2 of 5

The best thing about this cabin is the lakefront porch, beautiful view of the lake and sunset. While listed as having AC, it only has one window unit in the living room which is off until your arrival. If arriving early enough in the day (and on a day when it's not all that hot) it shouldn't be too much of an issue. We arrived in the evening and it was at least 85 degrees inside and didn't properly cool off till the next day. Also if you want the bedrooms to be cool you have to sleep with the doors open. The kitchen only had 5 large plates so if you have more people than that you will need to bring your own or paper. It also lists that it has a washer and dryer but in the rental agreement folder it states that you are not allowed to use them. There is no beach area although it looks like there is in the photos, and the pond is very murky (which didn't keep my children from swimming). Also wile we were there we discovered the trap on the kitchen sink had a crack in it which allowed all the water to drain out under the sink. My husband called the owner and notified him but he did nothing to solve the problem, so we spent out time there washing dishes in the bathroom sink. It is a beautiful area but our stay at the cottage was disappointing. We will not be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry about the summer heat and the sink trap cracking while you were there. I had a gap in between renters so I normally turn off heat and air to conserve energy. Also the sink trap cracking was purely a fluke. I did upgrade the plumbing under the kitchen sink after that happened. Also I clearly note what is and isn't included in the rental agreement and online documentation.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Michiana Regional
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Meadow Valley
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
White Pigeon INN
Nearest Beach
4 Metres
Front Yard
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Shipshewana, USA

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £2 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £22.26 + Tax
Light Cleaning £29.94 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

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