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Year round Lake home w/wonderful frontage, nice yard w/ fire pit, home theatre

People12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
12
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Monticello - Double Rainbow Retreat

3 bedroom, 3 bathroom Lakefront home

Year round Lake Shafer Home, 3 bedrooms (king, full, twin beds) 3 bathrooms. Lakefront home just steps from the water. 120' lake frontage with boat ramp. Lake front deck with chairs, table and umbrella. Nice lake yard with fire pit (firewood provided, have four roasting sticks), outdoor speakers, very nice picnic table, outdoor chairs, cement sea wall/side walk, floating pier with ladder. Outdoor movies available (very cool - outdoor movies next to the fire pit on a summer evening). Great kitchen with all the basics (dishwasher, nice microwave) plus 18 quart turkey roaster, large crock pot, rotisserie, bread maker, Oster Kitchen Center (blender/mixer/grater). Jenn Air Cooktop with cast iron griddle/grill option. Keurig and standard coffee makers. Plus second small kitchen in lakefront room, very cute. Two refrigerators. One round and one rectangular folding table with folding chairs. Home theatre with ceiling mounted projector and surround sound. Popcorn maker, enhance your movie experience with great tasting popcorn, just like at the movies. Home theatre has three sofas that will fold out with many different options. Three televisions, all with dvd players. Two stereos, CD changer, speakers located throughout the house. Wireless internet, theatre room has internet access for Netflix, You Tube etc... Central Air Conditioning that cools very well, ceiling fans in most rooms, heat available. Six sofas, four of which fold out to beds, plus rollaway beds, air mattresses, other sleeping options. Lots of towels, blankets, pillows etc... Gas grill with side burner and large assortment of utensils. Washer and Dryer. Desk. Swimming, Fishing, Boating. If you have a boat I have a great setup for you, launch your boat right here on the cement boat ramp, boat lift available that will fit most boats. Rubber raft, tube and floating chairs available. Plenty of parking.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Mike Wilson
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
7 December, 2016
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About Mike Wilson

Getting ready for the 2016 season, over the winter I'm updating some of the flooring and painting. I have been coming to this property since 1965, last year we celebrated the 50th year. Very nice design, two homes right on the lake front with a nice yard and seawall secluded between the two. This place was designed for summer fun. I stay in the smaller home and I'm here most of the summer. I have two or three large family gatherings here each summer, this place is setup perfectly for family get togethers, lots of fun activities or just relaxing.

Note that effective with the 2016 season I will begin managing a second lake rental. This additional property is also listed on VRBO, #796263. I'm working closely with the owner on preparing this property's debut to the lake rental market. I encourage you to take a look at the listing, note that this luxury home is located within a half mile of Indiana Beach. I'm very excited about adding this property as an option and may add others in the future, please feel free to contact me at 312-802-7076 with questions about either property.

Mike Wilson purchased this house in 2013

Why Mike Wilson chose Indiana

This property seems ideal for family vacations (reunions, holidays), group getaway, golf groups, sports events, fishing trip (note boat launch mentioned below), lots of possibilities. This lake home started out as one good sized cottage with a small cottage located on the lakefront. Has had many updates over the years including attaching two cottages into one unit. The lakefront bedroom can serve as an isolated unit, has kitchen, bathroom and door.

What makes this house unique

There is a cement boat ramp on this property, very convenient for launching a boat. Large 8' x 16' floating pier with 120' cement sea wall. Indoor and Outdoor Movies, Indoor theatre with ceiling mounted projector, 6 foot pull down projection screen very nice surround sound system and three sofas. Outdoor theatre has been very popular this year, very cool experience sitting around the fire pit watching movies. Outdoor movies does require good weather conditions and projector set up, 100 inch by 160 inch projection screen is up all season. Both projectors can connect to the internet for NetFlix etc... and will play DVDs as well. You might want to consider bringing your laptop or tablet which can in most cases can be readily input into the projector. Also note very nice speaker set up in the lake yard for the outdoor movies or just listening to music. Four outdoor speakers surrounding the firepit provide a very unique listening experience. Set up in a manner that allows audio input from your phone, ipod or computer. For music I typically pull up Spotify from my phone or laptop computer, IPod works well too. Popcorn maker, makes great movie style popcorn. Firewood included, I keep a good supply of firewood on hand. I know what a hassle it is to find firewood while on vacation, Some folks bring their own which is always appreciated but don't worry I will always have plenty of firewood. Note that this is a year round rental with reduced rates during the off season. Scenic here all year long, after all you are located right on the water. Works well for holiday gatherings (lots of cooking equipment), sporting events (theatre room), winter getaway, etc...

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(28 traveller reviews)

Year round Lake home w/wonderful frontage, nice yard w/ fire pit, home theatre
average rating of 4.75 based on 28 reviews
5

A great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time....everything you could want was there. The outdoor movie was the hit of the weekend. Will definitely be back. Mike is a great host and made our arrival very simple.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

2nd year in a row!

  • 5 of 5

Like many, we have stayed with Mike more than once. Flooring and furniture updates were very nice. We had a wonderful week enjoying the lake, Indiana Beach and everything that Monticello has to offer! We will be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing lakehouse, best host you could ask for

  • 5 of 5

My group came in on a train from Rensselaer. I had scoped out ahead of time that Uber and Lyft serviced the area, as well as that taxi companies were listed as operating there. I didn't think to call to schedule a cab beforehand, which would turn out to be a big mistake. When we arrived, Uber and Lyft both had no cars in area, and every single taxi company we called had gone out of business. We called several more in Lafayette and no one wanted to come out. It was about 10:30 at night when we gave up, and as a last resort I called Mike. He came out with his friend and their cars on Friday night to pick us up. He really didn't sign up to do that when he let us book and we are very, very grateful he did so anyway. In addition, he gave us leftover food from a past party and set up the movie projector outside. He and his friend also drove us back to the station on Sunday morning! Really, an amazing, super friendly guy and he did so much to make sure we were always having a good time.

The house has a wide assortment of floating chairs, life vests, fishing poles, deck chairs, anti-mosquito candles on the porch, and wood for the pit. The projector worked with laptops, USBs, and DVDs. We were a group of 11 college kids and everyone slept on a bed or a couch, with ample space left over. Everyone got blankets, pillows, linens, and towels. The surround sound was a lot of fun, and the sound was well contained inside the house. The river was a beautiful view as well as nice and cold under the hot sun. It was all-around a great time we'll remember for a while, in no small part to Mike's kindness and generosity. I highly recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great time!!

  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing time with friends n family! A lot to do here! Mike is super helpful and super nice! This is my second time staying well stay here next year again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Feels like home!

  • 5 of 5

Just pack your clothes and some food and you are good to go!!

This place is wonderful, Mike has thought of everything and a few extras. Our family has stayed two years in a row, and hope to go more. Some nice improvements have been done to the house and is quite comfortable for many to stay. We just love being right on the water and made use of the person boat ramp. Having coffee on the deck in the morning watching the water is not to shabby either!! Thank you so much Mike, it was another great experience.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Fun and Relaxing, good location.

  • 4 of 5

Great place right on the water. Home set up for enjoyment of all, both young and old. Outside movie theater was a big hit with the family. Mike was awesome also.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: necessary

Indiana Beach Amusement Park just 5 miles away, roller coasters, water slides, family fun. Drive In Theatre 8 miles away located in Monticello. Fair Oaks Farm approximately 30 miles, dairy and pig operation setup for family viewing. Purdue University approximately 30 miles, many attractions in West Lafayette / Lafayette area.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Monticello, Indiana

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
summer 2017
26 May 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£444
for 2 nights
From
£222
From
£267
Fri,Sat
£1,155
£4,444
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£311
for 2 nights
From
£156
From
£156
Fri,Sat
£622
£2,000
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £238
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Monticello, USA

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Nice walk in shower, my favorite.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Small bathroom next to Bedroom 3.
  • All three bathrooms near their respective bedrooms. The walk in shower is my favorite.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Near lakefront deck
  • Bedroom1 includes King Size bed, large closet area with plenty of room for hanging clothes, as well as many large drawers. Bedroom 2 includes double bed near the lakefront deck, plenty of sunlight in this room. Bedroom 3 (Reagan Room) includes twin bed with nice closet and several shelves of books. There is a nice size open area in what was once the porch that could be used as a fourth bedroom. Has a sofa bed as well as a movable partition that can be used for privacy.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Also note that I manage another Lake Shafer rental property which is # 796263 on VRBO, please check it out.

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