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O'Brien Vacation House at Indian Lake

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 8 Sleeps

A lake house that you will love to share with friends and family.

The four bedroom house has three queen beds and two twins bed. The living room has a leather couch, leather love seat and side chair to enjoy the entertainment system. The kitchen is fully equipped, so if you want to, you can cook like you are at home. Four French doors lead out to the party deck.

Check in at 2:00PM on Friday and check out is 11:00AM the following Friday. There is no cleaning service. The rule of the house is that the guest has to leave the house the way they found it.

More Details

Property Manager
Tim O'Brien
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 May, 2018

About Tim O'Brien

Retired! Strive to be a "Great Host."

Tim O'Brien purchased this house in 2005

Why Tim O'Brien chose Huntsville

One Floor. No steps from Drive Way to the house to the deck.

Great Place for all ages to enjoy the experience of Indian Lake!

What makes this house unique

Seats 32 for dinner! Of course not all in the same room...

8 in Carport Area, 10 on Decks, 6 in Three Season Room, 6 in Dinning Room and 2 at the kitchen Counter.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Huntsville in Stokes

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Week Stays: Leave the house the way you found it. No Cleaning Service at the lake for weekly rentals. Long Weekends are charged $50 for cleaning fee.
  • Waste Management Container must be moved to end of drive way on Sunday. Pick up is Monday morning.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Walk in shower. Well water. Wash basins, mirrors and lights in two bedrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Trumble Bed, One mattress on bed frame, 2nd pull out-floor
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
42" Flat Screen Direct TV, DVD, CD, I-Pod hook up, and 32" TV for gamers. Seats 32 for dinner, wonderful party deck, fire pit, and yard games. Fully equipped kitchen, linens, towels and cleaning supplies. Whole house AC, 3 season room, and plenty of parking! Charcoal grill Boat house and lift with tie downs for two other craft. Two mountain bikes for exploring the area. Two other bikes for back up.


3.7/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

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O'Brien Vacation House at Indian Lake
average rating of 3.7058823 based on 17 reviews

Repeat renters for six years!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented this property from Tim for six years now and have reserved for a seventh! Love the location and the fact that Tim is always trying to upgrade and make changes to the property based on our concerns or comments. :0) There is enough seating outside for 16 people which is a real plus since we sometimes have our family there to share a meal. With the house being all on one level, it is perfect for my mom who is 90 years old!

Thanks Tim.....see you next year!

Michele and the Burns' Family

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I really enjoy seeing a family making memories. The Burn's family made the front page of our lake newspaper with a picture of them playing miniature golf at the annual Putting Around the Lake Event. Congrats! Thank you for your patronage and I look forward to seeing all of you next year.
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Very nice stay !

  • 4 of 5

I rented the Obrien Vacation House to take my elderly mother and disabled brother away for a long weekend. The cabin was surprisingly roomy, with several generous sitting areas. The beds were very comfortable for all of us. It was nice to have a "starter kit" of wine, bottles of water, snacks and pop. Very nice touch! The fridge was stocked with every condiment you can think of and spices in the cabinet. The kitchen was well stocked, with the exception of a large skillet. There was only a small one so we baked our bacon instead of fry. We go to Indian lake yearly, and are aware that most cottages have well water. The back deck is awesome, only a few steps from the channel and dock. Perfect if you have, or rent, a boat or float around on a tube! I fished 2 nights with no luck!. You also have a great view of the sunset over the big lake from the front covered patio. In lieu of a cleaning fee, guests need to clean and wash linens and towels and prepare for the next guest. We typically clean up before we leave a rental anyway. I will definitely be staying at Tim's place again, but I will bring my own towels and sheets to save time on the morning we leave. Thanks, Tim!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie: Thank you for your kind comments. I really enjoy sharing the lake house with Family's like yours so Special Memories can be created. Note: I will have a large skillet in the kitchen starting this weekend! You are welcome back anytime your schedule permits. Happy Fall! Tim
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Loved It!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation was wonderful. We will definitely stay there again. Everything you need and then some. We will reccomend O'Brien vacation house to everyone looking for a quiet getaway. Thanks Tim

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great Guests! I look forward to their next visit.
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Fantastic Summer Vacation

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 4, had a wonderful time at Mr. O'Brien's home at Indian Lake. Mr. O'Brien was so kind, accommodating, and helpful. We have 2 young children and he had a large variety of snacks for them upon arrival, a bottle of wine for us, and a map of the area for us. He suggested Spendaday Marina for us when renting a boat and we could not have been more pleased. The home was clean and well equipped with everything we needed to use for our home cooked meals. We would definitely stay again and would recommend this home to others!! Tara Roe

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! It was a real pleasure meeting your family. You always welcome at "The Lake House!"
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  • 4 of 5

We needed a last minute getaway the day after Thanksgiving and owner was very accommodating. Cottage was well stocked and had plenty of space for all our kiddos. Owner assembled fusball table for kids to play. Recent upgrades in bathroom and flooring in game room were nice! We are looking forward to returning!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanksgiving Weekend: It was a pleasure to host this family at the Lake House. They traveled from Kentucky and Michigan to celebrate, "Family Blessing's Day!" I look forward to their next stay.
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Part 2

  • 1 of 5

Part 2....we was told in the spring firewood would be there. Night before arrival he tells us he can't find any firewood so we had to get some. Every who reviewed and says there wasn't mold and mildew they was very wrong. They just didn't look for it because there is. Talked to the neighbors....whom are extremely nice and they said to look at the color of the cottages next door in the pictures and that these pictures are over 10 years old. They couldn't get over how we spent our first day and a half doing nothing but cleaning and encouraged us to leave the owner a letter because it wasn't worth what we paid for the week and what we done. So we left a letter and a week later still know responce from him and not even a little more back for what we rented it for. I'm glad we rented a boat because that is where we spent all of our time on other then to sleep. It would be such a wonderful place of he would clean up the outside and repairs on the inside but as we was told by the neighbors he doesn't. He is a very nice man and the house is stocked but he is putting everyone that rents this place vacation at risk for the problems he has there. We even changed the furnace filter out for him because it was so dirty. I have never wrote a bad review...never have had too but we have stayed at other places on the lake that didn't have a cleaning person and the places was emmaculant and we are beyond disappointedo. We didn't bother him to call him on our findingsite as we was cleaning because we had to make the best out of our only vacation we could take this year. I hope he takes things into consideration and sorry that I had to right this. Just wish more people would leave a review.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I agree, I wish more guests would leave reviews. You will find a history of positive remarks in the written review book at the house. I have a few guests that have rented from me every Summer for the past ten years. The furnace filter is a 30 day disposable filter changed on Friday, August 5, 2016. I write the date on the filter when I install it. They should have looked! The filter they replaced it with was located in the Utility Room, where I keep my supply of filters. Fire Wood: I supplied wood for ten years for my guests. I cannot do it now because I have not been able to find a supplier. I would gladly pay $200 for a truck load of wood to avoid a complaint. The pictures of the cottage are current. I cannot change the color of the yellow vinyl siding, the green roof, nor the size of the deck or the location of the lake wall. Please stop by and take a look at the house. I think you will find it ideal for your family's vacation. Thank you for your consideration
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Port Columbus
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Cranberry Resort
Nearest Golf
18.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
SR 33
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Several: Cranberry Resort, Woodies, La Pizzera
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Mad River
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Old Field
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Enjoy the family and friends..

* Boating, fishing, and PWC riding..

* Conversation around the fire ring..

* Hikes, bike riding and games..

* Quiet time, books and music..

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Fishing, walking & riding bikes.

* Swimming and going to the beach.

* Star gazing.

* Cook out and enjoying the deck..

* Watch movies late into the night..

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Boating and going to the beach.

* Cook Outs.

* Games and cards.

* Exploring the lake & parks.

* Walkabouts with conversation.

See Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce for all the events.

Indian Lake State Park ( Pew Island) with a public boat ramp, docks, fishing jetties, and picnic areas is about 100 yards from the house.

Indian Lake has two public beaches. Pontoon boats rentals are available.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Huntsville, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
31 Mar 2018 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early Summer
25 May 2018 - 14 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Premium Week1
15 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4th of July
29 Jun 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 Jul 2018 - 9 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
10 Aug 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee for Weekend £37.13

Nightly Rate: $200 - $300

Weekly Rate: $795 - $1600

Monthly Rate: $2250 - $4800

In season rates (Memorial Day to Labor Day) range from $1000 to $1300.
Off season weekly rate is $795. Discounts available for multiple weeks.
Off season weekends 2 Nights - $395, 3 Nights - $495.
Weekly rentals are from Friday to Friday.
Weekend rentals aren't available in the Summer.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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