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Ranch style in Cul-de-Sac + Walkout

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Fort Wayne - Shady Lake House

4 BDRM, 3.5 BA in quiet, safe, family neighborhood

House is in SW Fort Wayne. Beautiful, new edition. house is in a cul-de-sac. Quiet, safe family neighborhood. Less than 2 miles to I-69/Illinois.

Have 5 areas for sleeping (10 people), but have lofts, couches, sofa sleepers, air mattresses, crib, etc can accommodate up to 18 in 5000 sq ft. 3 bedrooms upstairs and 1 bedrooms downstairs in a fully finished basement. Because of the size of the house, there is a $200 cleaning fee.

9' & 10' ceilings on first floor. 9' ceilings in basement. Open floor plan. Dinette is a hearth room with 2 way fireplace. Master bedroom with picture window, vaulted ceiling Master bath w/separate vanities, whirlpool tub, Large kitchen with breakfast bar and open hearth room.

Playset in backyard with new 2 level 1000+sf composite deck with access from either upstairs or walk-out basement.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Wanda Zee-Cheng
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, mandarin
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2016
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About Wanda Zee-Cheng

I'm a single mom to a 5 yo boy. We travel a lot so i thought it would be worthwhile to post on vrbo when we are away. I am a retired anesthesiologist and now a stay-at-home mom and yes, being a mom is a lot more work than being a doctor. As a doctor, you get the next day or part of the next day off! A mom is on-call 24/7!

Wanda Zee-Cheng purchased this house in 2012

Why Wanda Zee-Cheng chose Indiana

i left Los Angeles to raise my son close to family (in Fort Wayne and St. Louis) and also, because the cost of living is much more affordable in Fort Wayne. Since moving here, I have come to love the quietness and accessibility of this city. It's big enough to have most of the stores you need and small enough not to have the big headaches and traffic of the big city.

What makes this house unique

i bought this house because it was brand new, never lived in and was ready to go! It was an easy decision because it is 1 mile from my brother's house, 1.5 miles to the freeway, and only 2 miles to the hospital. :)

It is also in an established area of Fort Wayne...Southwest Allen county which has great public schools, but at the same time, it is a new edition with houses still being built. In fact, since I have moved in 3 years ago, 20-25 new houses have been built! It's a pretty neighborhood and being called The Fountain, you can see many fountains. :)

Since moving in 2012, I have installed a black aluminum fence, small playset, purchased a small toddler pool/slide, and had an Amish-built 1000' sf 2-level 2-toned composite deck installed in the backyard. I also planted a pear, peach, and a couple of apple (Fuji/honeycrisp) trees. Lastly, I have 2 large garden boxes of produce in the backyard that I will try to maintain, even when I am away. My backyard faces east, so the backyard provides a great place for outside entertaining in the late afternoon/evening when the weather cooperates. :)

Since I have a 2-level deck, the bottom deck always stays cool even when it is hot. I am especially happy with the backyard. it is truly a fun place to entertain while keeping a decent amount of privacy.


based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

Ranch style in Cul-de-Sac + Walkout
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
Corolla, NC

Mini family reunion

  • 5 of 5

My one sister and her husband, my baby sister, husband and two kids, my mom and me and my husband went to a wedding at the Embassy Theatre in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I wanted a place where we could all be together and have a mini reunion since we all live in different states. Wanda's house was the perfect place to stay. Lots of room and everyone had a place to sleep. The neighborhood was safe and very quiet. The location was good, it only took us 15 minutes to get to the theatre. Shopping was close by and it was easy to get around. Wanda was helpful in recommending a restaurant and helpful in dealing with how things worked in her home. If your looking for space this is the place to rent.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay in Fort Wayne

  • 4 of 5

This house worked well for our group of 8. There are plenty of restaurants in the area, and it is 15 minutes from the airport. The kitchen was outfitted with enough items which allowed us to prepare a few breakfasts as well. Overall, a success! The house was clean and ready for our stay. The owner does have a dog, so naturally there might be hair or dander about. Just something to be aware of if anyone has allergies.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. I'm glad things worked out well for you and your group. And you r right. I do have a dog. She is supposedly non-shedding. But if you do have a allergy to dogs, let me know in advance. I have a relative who is very allergic to dogs and did very well here. I bought a designated hepa-filter for my dynavac vacuum cleaner and several hepa air filters for various rooms.
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Great house with plenty of room

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Fort Wayne. There was plenty of room for our family get together. The owner was very attentive to our needs and was easy to work with.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply excellent!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect home for us. We brought a team of 9 people to a conference in Fort Wayne and were able to stay comfortably in this home. The owner, Wanda, was easily accessible through email. She answered all my questions, gave clear instructions and was friendly and gracious in all our communications.

The home is large, spacious and absolutely beautiful. The neighborhood was a quiet friendly suburb. My wife and I went for a long walk and everyone we encountered were very friendly.

I would highly recommend this home to anyone particularly those with a large group.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review. I'm glad the house worked out so well for your group. Thanks for being a great guest as well.
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Santa Monica, CA

Fantastic rental in my hometown!

  • 5 of 5

Wanda (the owner) was fantastic and the rental house was clean,just as pictured and beautiful. The location is great with easy access to the highway and to restaurants and shopping. My family of 5 had a blast and were able to enjoy visiting my family in town and relax at the house. We will definitely be back the next time we go to visit my family in Indiana! Thanks Wanda!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the awesome review. You are welcome anytime you are back in town and you will be able to enjoy the entire backyard. :)
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Fort Wayne Airport (FWA)
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 69 (& illinois aka SR 14)
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Swiss Valley
Car: necessary

Fort wayne library, 6 miles away, has the largest genealogy collection in the US for a public library.

Debrand chocolates are based out of Fort Wayne as well.....one if their locations is at Jefferson Pointe shopping center, only 4 Mike's away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Fort Wayne, Indiana

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1 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Clean fee £123
Refundable Damage Deposit £247
Tax Rate 10.0%

There is is an Indiana state tax of 7% and a credit card processing fee 3%. If you pay by echeck, I will remove 3% from your total rate. Echeck payments must be made 10 days prior to booking per VRBO.

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Fort Wayne, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2360 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Family
  • 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
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , master bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , in basement
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , in basement
  • additional areas in huge basement to accommodate queen air mattress with foam topper, twin loft, sofa sleeper x2
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis

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