Our country house is in an ideal location for a quiet get away, a special fishing trip or a boisterous family reunion. 12 acres tucked away from the rest of humanity with its own private woods and pond, it has vast front, side and back yards for innumerable activities of your choosing. Our closest neighbor is 3/4 of a mile away. All the comforts of urban living in a spectacular country setting. You can view nature up close or from a safe distance. In the early morning or late evenings deer often traipse across the lower front yard or stop to drink from the edge of the pond. Raccoons, foxes, squirrels, chipmunks and hundreds of assorted birds... from wild turkey to hummingbirds call this place home. The small picturesque pond has a thriving community of fish, frogs & dragonflies. Relax for a day of fishing or just sit out and relax.
The house has 5 bedrooms, 2 large bedrooms with king size beds and three smaller rooms with Queen size beds. It is also possible to sleep people on the leather sofas in the den that has twin french doors that can be closed for privacy. The couches in the living room are all comfy 3 seater couches and can be used to sleep teenagers or those who are willing. The three sofas in the huge recreation room in the basement can also be used to sleep people who don't require a proper bed. Or have a mass of children take over the carpeted basement in sleeping bags for a big slumber party. In the event of a really large family reunion you may set up tents in the back, front or side yards to accommodate even more overnight guests.
The house has 5 bathrooms, the master bedroom has its own (with a large jacuzzi bathtub); the upstairs hallway has two more. The first floor has a small powder room and the basement has a large bathroom (with shower). You will find that the double living room has enough seating for 12 but many will want to sit on the floor near the fireplace or in front of the windows that look out to the south lawn with a view of the pond. The den has a 42 inch TV that is perfect for a cozy evening watching one of the many DVDs in our collection and the downstairs Rec room has ample seating and lots of carpeted floor space to thoroughly enjoy any sporting event on the 63 in plasma TV. The kitchen is a cook's dream, outfitted with nearly everything you can think of, with a double oven, a 6 burner stove and cavernous commercial refrigerator & freezer. The double sink with garbage disposal has counter on either side and is directly across from the cooking area. For now we have tables that can be set up or taken down in the kitchen for eating in. We are working on a design to make a more permanent eating area.
Outside we have an approximately 150 square foot deck with luxurious cast aluminum furniture. There is a table with a sun umbrella for eating alfresco and ample seating for sitting out and enjoying the company of friends & family. The Weber Gas Grill can hold 12-15 chicken breasts and has an upper warming rack. There is also a side burner to keep your veggies cooking close at hand. Plenty of lawn seating & big garbage cans for big groups.
We have a large bonfire pit in the front yard & a smaller firepit which can be used in a specified area in the back yard only. If you would like to have a bonfire on one of the nights when you are at the house there is an additional $50 charge and we will have a caretaker present to insure that it is safe and poses no risk to the neighboring woods, trees or house.
We have a small paddleboat & two small kayaks which may be used by renters on the pond. Any individual using these watercraft is required to wear a safety flotation vest (provided)at all times. We DO NOT ALLOW SWIMMING in the pond. Use of the pond is strictly at your own risk. We cannot be held liable for anyone who is injured or killed due to use or misuse of this property. By renting from us you agree that you are in charge of your own safety and the safety of those in your party.
THE BIG RULES:
While the pond is ideal for fishing and small boating WE DO NOT ALLOW SWIMMING as it is very deep in some parts, with a treacherous mud and rock bottom there is great risk of injury. A special eye should be kept on children to ensure their safety.
WE DO NOT ALLOW SMOKING in the house (please do not throw your butts into the yard) There is a Butt Bucket provided on the front porch.
WE DO NOT ALLOW PETS OF ANY KIND (not even handicap assist animals please) due to the fact that some members of our family have allergies and many of our guests also prefer a allergen free environment. If your pet is a part of the family and you can't go anywhere without them please choose not to rent from us.
WE DO NOT ALLOW ILLEGAL DRUGS, FIREARMS OR FIREWORKS. While the state of Indiana may allow fireworks and the use of firearms we do not allow it on our property by renters. The risks are far to great. We are very harsh in our punishment of people who choose to break these rules.Read more
Perfect Getaway-Family Vacation,Reunion or Fishing Rensselaer, Indiana (Property location is approximate) ?
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AvailableUnavailableLast updated: December 03, 2013◀▶
Standard Rates .......... $300/night .. $1600/week
Winter (Jan 01-Apr 30) .. $250/night .. $1200/week
3 day holiday weekends .. $1000 (Jul 4, memorial day , labor day)
2 night minimum
Jun & Jul by week only (Sat-Sat)
Cleaning fees and taxes are included in the rental price
$500 refundable security deposit required
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