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Cozy, lakefront cottage, highest rated lake in the area

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Sunset Beach - faces west - clean sandy bottom swimming area

Enjoy our cozy, lake front cottage on Stone Lake. You are just off the I 80/90 toll road at exit 107. Water activities include canoeing, fishing, swimming. Lots of lakes in the area, but Stone Lake delivers the best water quality and our location's view delivers beautiful sunsets.

5 miles to Shipshewana, home of lots of Amish points of interest. Less than 5 miles to access of area wide bike path that connects to Pumpkin Vine bike path. We have bike riders stay just for that reason, and then relax by the lake after a day of riding.

For summer rentals, swimming area with a nice sandy bottom and Shore Station pier to enjoy the lake. Fabulous shopping in the Amish community with the famous Shipshewana Flea Market less than ten minutes away.

We are only a half hour from Notre Dame, perfect for game days or campus visits.

This cottage is wonderful for getaways and all season enjoyment. You may bring your boat or our fishing boat, kayak and canoe are available to rent. Fish in both Stone Lake and Mud Lake with easy access from the new public boat ramp. Fishing from our dock is easy and safe for the whole family. Kids love catching bluegill, perch, bass and catfish anytime.

The huge front deck is a great spot for evening sunsets. Awesome view of the lake from living room and master bedroom windows. Beautiful front and back yard with lots of room for games and kiddos to play. Cottage is well maintained, clean, cute and comfortable. Kitchen is fully equipped with everything you may need. Lake community is very friendly. Washer/dryer, gas grills for your use. TVs in both living room and master with VCR and DVD. Central air and ceiling fans throughout. WiFi available is included. Central air and gas furnace keep the house cool and cozy.

Sleeps 9 with 2 bedrooms and loft. Towels and linens provided. Gas grill right outside on back patio. Fire pit available on the beach.

More Details

David Shilharvey
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About David Shilharvey

My wife's parents owned a cottage directly behind ours and it's still a mecca for her and her sisters. May of them have homes around us. Multiple generations have kids, grandkids, weddings in the area. We currently live in Tennessee and love to come back home to Indiana often.

David Shilharvey purchased this house in 2007

Why David Shilharvey chose Shipshewana

The lake is known for its quiet, relaxing environment. There are all sports lakes within easy driving distance if you'd like to enjoy renting a speedboat, jet ski, etc. Our lake is safer and quieter with the 10mph speed limit.

Our property sits among family members homes and we bought it 8 years ago to make it our go to summer place. The Amish county of LaGrange adds to the back in the country appeal.

What makes this house unique

The owner will be at your call to help with questions and make available tips for the area and all questions you have before and during your stay.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Shipshewana in LaGrange County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming


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(13 traveller reviews)

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Cozy, lakefront cottage, highest rated lake in the area
average rating of 4.3846154 based on 13 reviews

Beautiful quiet lake!!

  • 5 of 5

David was very kind and helpful. He was quick to respond to our questions. The lake was quite and beautiful. My children enjoyed the sandy bottom and the clear water. We will visit again!!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is so comfortable and spacious. The description of the property doesn't tell you how much room there actually is. The loft has two twin beds with an additional twin mattress (room for 3 people). The room that has the trundle bed also has a double bed and a double closet - it's perfect for a family that has small kids. The master at the front of the house has a double bed. The kitchen is well stocked and has anything you may need to cook any meal. The sandy bottom water was great for swimming with little kids and we loved the canoe and kayak. The front porch is so spacious - we ate lunch and dinner out there each day. The only downfall was that there was no toilet paper, but the gas station was close by, so we were able to go and buy some.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always grateful for our guest to enjoy the lake and the view from the deck and the relaxed setting. The water is the biggest attraction for all age kids and the swimming area is well taken care of to be easy on all size feet. Accommodations are meant to be comfortable. The kitchen is a complement to what you would expect for any type of dining creations you care to explore. Sometimes the supplies do run a little short and care is given to let you know in advance if some consumables are necessary to bring with. We look for feedback during and after the reservation so we can maintain continuous improvement for our guests. Thank you for spending part of your summer with us. Hope to see you again. David and Donna
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A Comfortable and Relaxing Vacation

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice stay at this cottage. The water was nice and clean and the bottom was sandy for the kids. We did have to cross a road to get to the water and that was a little nerve wrecking at times with the kids. We had plenty of room in the house and on the deck for together and alone time! We also appreciated the puzzles and games that we found in a closet. There were a few features in the house that we didn't figure out until we were almost leaving because there were no instructions or note of introduction there for us. The owner was VERY nice and quick tho to answer any questions we had :) Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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great location - very nice cottage

  • 4 of 5

loved it - everything went well - enjoyed the bike ride on pumpkin vine

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a great time.

  • 4 of 5

Very nice property on Stone Lake in Middlebury, Indiana. Clean and very well furnished property. Had 8 friends come up to visit for the day and had plenty of room. Very nice beach area and dock for fishing off of or parking your boat. Owner was very helpful with questions we had. Short drive to shopping areas and tourist activities.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely lake house!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a fantastic few days on Stone Lake! House is perfect--well-stocked, comfortable, and steps from the stunning Stone Lake. Perfect for young kids--lake is shallow with sandy bottom at the edges. And great for older kids too--fantastic swimming, great boating. We had a great time at the Middlebury Summer Fun Fest, and highly recommend the nearby Dutch Creek Animal Farm! Wish we had another day--it was a terrific stay. We look forward to being back here some time!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amish country Indiana. Horse and buggy area. Huge flea market Tuesdays and Wednesdays.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Shipshewana, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
May 1 May 23
1 May 2018 - 23 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day
24 May 2018 - 27 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
June 1 - June 30
29 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
27 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day
31 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
4 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £357.15
Cleaning fee £60.72
Tax Rate 6.0%

No pets or smoking allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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