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

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 2 nights

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.

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!

Full size washer and dryer are also available in the laundry room.

More Details

Property Manager
Jean Carter
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 January, 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

In the Heart of Lake Shelbyville, near Findlay Marina and public boat launches
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
Pecatonica, IL

Wonderful small town experience

  • 5 of 5

Loved it! This is really a great place to stay in order to enjoy the Lake Shelbyville area. My brother, our cousin, and I came to fish for a weekend in April, 2015 and it was perfect. Keep in mind that Lake Shelbyville is controlled by the U.S. Army Core of Engineers and they allow no private development on the lake. Luckily, this home in Findlay is the next best thing. Findlay is a mere two miles from Findlay Marina right on the lake. We rented an overnight boat slip, put the boat in Friday morning and didn't have to take it out until Sunday. Very easy. Also, Findlay Marina is central on the lake, so you can easily run your boat anywhere.

Others have commented on how nice the home itself is and I completely agree. Findlay is also very nice. We're small town people ourselves so we felt right at home. The Foor Family diner is perfect for breakfast and the Foor ladies are great. Right across the street is the Tailwinds Bar & Restaurant, and that is excellent also. We had two very nice dinners there.

Gas, ice, drinks and snacks are available at the station up the street, which also has a pretty good bait shop.

This was a great experience for us. Mrs. Carter couldn't be easier to work with, and we hope to return many times in the years ahead.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Chester, OH

As always, great accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

Jean Carter is an amazing host. The blue heron is a quaint cottage that gives u that at home feel!….. She has supplies for making a fire and having a nice charcoal BBQ for a chilly night. This is my third visit to Findlay and I've been so relaxed each time....I'll be back again!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This was exactly what we had hoped for in a weekend fishing retreat...

  • 5 of 5

Very nice home that was very clean and organized.

Perfect fit for our get away...

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property was well kept as was the home.

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed my stay, great home and yard was big enough to do some much needed practice with my bow, close to great hunting and fishing, would definitely use again if in the area.

Thanks, Tony

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice property very clean close to the lake

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time we have stayed here both times were fantastic. Would absolutely stay here again

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Findlay house

  • 5 of 5

The house was very nice. It was very clean and orderly. The linens were nice, sometimes rental homes have cheap linen that are terrible to sleep on, these were not. We had a great time and enjoyed our stay would recommend this house to others.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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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!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Findlay, Illinois

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Peak Season 2017
10 May 2017 - 9 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
2017 Memorial Day
28 May 2017 - 28 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
2017 Labor Day
3 Sep 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £61
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

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Findlay, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • 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

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