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In the Heart of Lake Shelbyville, near Findlay Marina and public boat launches

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Your own home away from home, 2 br, 2 ba, fully furnished kitchen, 6 people max

Full kitchen with refrigerator, stove, microwave, double sink with disposal and all new dishware, glassses, pots and pans, cooking utensils and toaster. Coffeemaker and coffee/sweetners also provided. No dishwasher, but we provide dish rack drainer and supplies to wash dishes the old fashioned way.

In addition to the 2 bedrooms with queen beds, there is a very comfy futon sleeper in the bonus room plus a sofa (not a pullout) in the living room. 6 person maximum occupancy.

There are 2 full baths, one with a shower and the other has been completely renovated with a new shower/tub, vanity with granite countertop and towel storage, new flooring, toilet, and custom made in wall cabinet for your toiletries.

Brand new full size washer and dryer are also available in the laundry room.

In the living room is a flat screen TV with Roku wireless streaming access to Netflix, Amazon Prime, FoxNews. Note-we do not have cable TV. There is also a DVD player with an assortment of movies. We offer free WiFi access, so enjoy coffee on the back deck in the mornings and catch up as needed before you head out for the day!

Firewood is available for purchase at the R&K gas station in town, or you can bring your own.

More Details

Property Manager
Jean Carter
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2017

About Jean Carter

Although we have lived in St. Louis for years, we still think of Findlay, IL as our hometown. We met, dated, and married there. We have family and friends in town, and thought this would be a great way to have a place to stay when we visit, and let others enjoy it when we can't.

Why Jean Carter chose Illinois

This home has everything a small group or family would need while enjoying recreation around Lake Shelbyville.

What makes this house unique

This property is especially well suited for people bringing in their own boat, as the driveway is extra wide, and you are just a couple miles from the Findlay Marina and Lone Point or Opossum Creek public boat launches.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Findlay in Okaw

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Brand new bathroom renovation
  • Both bathrooms are accessible from the main hallway. One bathroom has just been totally renovated, new tub/shower combo, new vanity with granite top, custom storage shelves for your items, new flooring and light fixtures.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Extra pillows and blankets are in the walk in closet.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Plenty of storage in this room and space if you bring a crib
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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In the Heart of Lake Shelbyville, near Findlay Marina and public boat launches
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews
5

Super clean and comfy! We would definitely recommend it!

  • 5 of 5

The Blue Heron was incredibly clean and well maintained. The beds were comfortable and had soft linens and cozy pillows. The kitchen had everything that we needed. We loved the remodeled bathroom especially the shower and tub surround and plan to look for the same one for our own home. The owner was great to deal with and prompt to answer any questions we had. We were in town for The Jetboaters Gathering and there was plenty of room for our large boat in the XL driveway and we felt very comfortable leaving it unattended. Eagle Creek boat ramp is a short drive away and there are no launch fees!

An added bonus was The Walleye Festival within walking distance. Tailwinds Steakhouse is just around the corne and we had great food there last night.

The location is perfect and we would definitely stay at The Blue Heron again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You picked a good weekend with the Walleye Festival going on, and Tailwinds is always good food. Glad the long driveway worked out, a lot of boaters like that. Hope to see you next year!
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5

Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

It was even nicer than the pictures. Very clean. Plenty of room.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

Great place, perfect in all ways & close to the marina. Would stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good to hear it worked out well for you, it is a great location for Lake Shelbyville activities, thank you!
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5

Clean, spacious! Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything we needed and more!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed with our 3 young children and his parents. There was plenty of room for everyone! The house was very clean, had everything we needed, and a short drive to many different boat ramps and beaches. My husband is already wanting to go back with his friends for their annual fishing trip!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed it, see you next year!
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3

Nice place but had a few issues

  • 3 of 5

The house was good sized. Everything worked well. It was very hot the week we were there so we didn't use the fire pit but the air conditioning kept up quite nicely. When we first arrived there was a musty smell in the house but after a couple of days it was gone. Maybe the house was closed up for a while before our stay. The décor in the house was quite dated but all was functional so we didn't mind that. The owners were easy to deal with and we had no problems with them. The town diner they recommended "Foors" was great, good food , good prices and friendly locals to chat with. What was very annoying was when the air conditioner cycled on and off it sounded like a door slamming which made a good nights sleep impossible. Sorry to say we would not return for this reason.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback, we do have a dehumidifier in the laundry room which you were hearing, and could have let you know how to change the settings if it was bothering you. The house is as the pictures show, it does have more of a cabin feel with the paneling.
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Location

Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Niemergs Winery and Tailwinds Restaurant
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Tailwinds Restaurant
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
9th Street Beach in Shelbyville
Car: necessary

Lake Shelbyville has everything from boating, fishing, hiking, all in a relaxed rural environment so you can truly get away and enjoy your vacation!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Findlay, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
2018 Peak Season
2 May 2018 - 8 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
£321
for 2 nights
From
£132
From
£144
Fri,Sat
£799
£1,540
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£238
for 2 nights
From
£91
From
£99
Fri,Sat
£634
£1,376
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £56.87
Tax Rate 8.7%

Check in time: 3:00 pm or later, there is a door lock code that will be provided.
Check out time: 11:00 am

Cancellation Policy is Moderate - Full refund if cancelled 30 days or more prior to check in. Owner must be contacted by email or phone.

If the guest cancels less than 15 days in advance, the reserved nights will be 50% refunded. If we are able to re-rent for that time period, we will refund 100%.

If the guest arrives and decides to leave early, the nights not spent 24 hours after the cancellation occur are 50% refunded.

Manager'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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