Single family home, 3 bedrooms + den, 2.5 bath, Dock for 2 boats, Sleeps up to 9
Why Tina Smith chose Angola
We live in Holland, Michigan now, but grew up in Chicago (Erik) and Northwest Ohio (Tina). So when we were looking for a location for a vacation home, Angola was the perfect spot - 2 hours from Holland, 3 hours from Chicago, and right next to family in Northwest Ohio. Oh, and there just so happens to be a wonderful lake right in the backyard!!!
What makes this House unique
When we're at the home, a typical day goes like this: Get up and take a short walk to Tom's Donuts for some of the best donuts you'll ever taste. Take the boat out for a quick spin - maybe tube a little. Back home for lunch and to pack up for an afternoon on the lake. Head to a sand bar on Lake James or Jimmerson Lake where we let our 11 year old daughter splash around while we hang out with friends and family. Back home to clean up and then off to dinner at a local restaurant or perhaps just stay home and grill something on the charcoal grill. Finish the day with a bonfire or movie.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Some small events may be allowed with permission.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:9 (sleeps up to 7 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
What More Could You Ask For?
What a wonderful lake house! The house is clean, comfortable and well kept. The main floor master with king size bed and en suite is a real bonus. No need to go upstairs. This home has everything you need. This is a vacation rental you can take at face value. They did not "puff it up" to get a booking.
There is a dock to park your boat, just long enough to park our 24' pontoon. The fishing was decent, more bass than anything else. I'm sure it would be nice to swim in, in the summer. The water is crystal clear. This is a chain of lakes, and you can very easily get from one lake to another.
All in all, this is a great place to spend your vacation with family, or a long romantic get away with your partner. We will definitely book again!
The view, the peace and ease of it all! No where to really start or end. It was “at home” feeling.
At peace with nature.
Awesome location and perfect home!
This is a perfect house close to all the action while your boat is protected in a no wake area. It was very clean, nicely decorated and had everything you would need. The owners communicated quickly and we will certainly be back again soon!!
Super clean and well maintained property. Owner is very friendly and easy to communicate with.
Jimmerson Lake House, Angola Indiana Labor Day Weekend 2018
Overall, we enjoyed our stay while visiting family and friends. We would have given the home 5 Stars, but the lack of WiFi and dependable cable/sat TV was somewhat disappointing. The biggest fault was the upstairs sleeping conditions. It was very hot for comfortable sleeping, even with the provided box fans.
The home is located in a great area near our mother and the Four Corners area, with easy access to Jimmerson Lake and the Lake James basins and connecting lakes.
The fire pit was really nice to have at night and the Weber grill on the back porch worked out great!
A 24' pontoon boat was rented from Kirk at the Four Corners Landing for the week and docked at the pier behind the house and was put to good use. Thanks goes to Tom Sailor at Tom's Donuts for all the memories and good laughs.
We would recommend this house to anyone wishing to visit that beautiful area of Indiana. Hopefully we will return in the not too distant future.
Thanks for the review. Glad you liked the house and location. It is perfect for accessing downtown Lake James - close enough to walk, but far enough to not have to deal with the noise or traffic.
Sorry you found the upstairs warm. If the A/C blower is set to "On" to keep the air flowing and the foyer ceiling fan is used, it should be ok. But it can get stuffy if the air isn't kept moving.
As for the lack of wi-fi and cable, we ensure everyone is aware of that when booking. We have purposefully chosen to not have those as we use the house to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and find we can do that best without the distractions of wi-fi and cable. We do have a TV antenna that picks up the major networks from either Fort Wayne or Lansing as well as DVD players.
Everything was great except the grass was so high needed to have the grass mowed bad
Make sure the grass gets mowed
Thanks for the review. Glad you found everything great except the grass. We have a lawn company that is supposed to mow as needed. Sometimes when grass is growing quickly they can get behind. Had we been notified of the situation, we'd have been happy to call the company to prioritize getting it mowed.