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Property Details

Updated: May 5, 2015
House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Enjoy lake life in this charming, 1,000 square foot cottage. The three bedroom, one and a half bath cottage sleeps six. Walk out the front door a few short steps to your private dock, perfect for boaters and lake enthusists! Enjoy the view from the new deck that spans the whole front of the cottage - beautiful sunrises and sunny days on Indian Lake!

We do not rent to bachelor or bacheloret parties or to people under 21 years old.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

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About the Owner

Richard has been an ordained minister since 1984, has done mission trips to Africa and Haiti, and has a passion for supporting veterans, wounded warriors, and their families. He is an OSU Buckeye and a hopeless Browns fan. Ellen is a special education teacher, loves to read, and is a Hoosier.

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8 Reviews

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Johnson's Waterfront Retreat w/Dock
Indian Lake Ohio

Fall Family "Fishless" Fling

Fall Family "Fishless" Fling
  • 4 of 5
We chose this cottage primarily for the following reasons since we were getting with our 2 young adult kids, son's girlfriend, and our grandson----3 separate bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, one floorplan (no stairs), and close to Indian Lake for fishing/boating (maybe). It accommodated us very well. The directions upon departure were simple and clear. There was lots of room for our 18 mo. old grandson to do his usual investigative work. During our stay, there was an issue with the microwave, however, the owners of the cottage were very quick to respond and take care of the situation. Thanks to them, we enjoyed microwave popcorn with our movie!
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Johnson's Waterfront Retreat w/Dock
Indian Lake Ohio
Kenton, Ohio

Lovely place to stay at Indian Lake

  • 5 of 5
This house is lovely, convenient, very clean and well maintained. We enjoyed our stay very much. We would recommend this house to be rented. It's right across from the lake and if you boat there is a dock one can use.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Johnson's Waterfront Retreat w/Dock
Indian Lake Ohio
Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA

What a GEM!!

  • 5 of 5
I rented this beautiful lake house as a surprise for my husband's birthday. It was even more lovely and spacious in person than the pictures and description on the internet said. The house is tastefully decorated, comfortable and very clean. The view of the lake is beautiful and the house is stocked with everything you need with a large kitchen complete with dishwasher. We used the gas grill and enjoyed dinner outside on the deck each night. The bed was comfy and the house cozy. We will definitely be back for a week in the summer.

We had the opportunity to meet the owners, Scott and Ellen, and they are just a warm and lovely as their home! It's great to meet people who are so down-to-earth and they wanted to make sure our stay was a great one. If you have the opportunity to stay at this house and meet Scott and Ellen, you won't be sorry.

My husband said this was the BEST birthday gift he has ever gotten! That's what every wife wants to hear!! Thank you Scott and Ellen for helping me pull it off! We will definitely be seeing you again in the summer! :)

Christina and John
  • Submitted: May 8, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Johnson's Waterfront Retreat w/Dock
Indian Lake Ohio
dayton, ohio

Great Lake House!

  • 5 of 5
What a great house by the lake. The house is very clean and well maintained, and steps away from the lake and a boat slip. Perfect for spending a day at the lake. My husband, our two small boys, and another couple had plenty of room, and enjoyed a relaxing weekend at the lake. Can't wait to return!!
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Johnson's Waterfront Retreat w/Dock
Indian Lake Ohio

Great for boaters!

  • 5 of 5
What a delightful, quaint cottage for a relaxing vacation! If you are a boater this place is perfect, as your dock is a few steps from the front door. We also loved the side deck to eat and visit through the day. Clean, comfortable and convenient ! Thank you for a wonderful stay, we will be back!
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Johnson's Waterfront Retreat w/Dock
Indian Lake Ohio
Worthington, OH

Boat Show Weekend

  • 4 of 5
The cottage was clean, comfortable and the owners were gracious and welcoming. Lovely bed sure to take your own towels as they are not provided. We were very pleased with the convenient location near restaurants and with water access as well as. Hope to return next year.
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers


From the Owner

We love the fact that you can watch the sun rise over the inlet, we are conveniently located to get our boat into the open water in a heartbeat, and we can get to all kinds of eating places in just a few blocks.

Activity and Interests

Just a short walk to convenient restaurants (pizza, ribs, McDonald's, or even ice cream). Just minutes away from other restaurants, shops, and evening entertainment.

You will find the paved walking path starting just one and a half blocks away. Bring your bikes and walking shoes!

Park your own boat or PWC at the dock, or rent a boat from a local marina.

Enjoy water activities: beaches, boating, skiing, tubing, jet skiing, fishing, canoeing, etc.

Nearby is a golf course and driving range along with a roller rink.

The Ohio Caverns are within a thirty minute drive

For winter fun, Mad River Mountain offers down hill skiing and tubing


From $100 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Rates
May 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

At time of making reservation, customer will be sent a contract which must be filled out and returned with the $100 deposit. The full rental amout will be paid at least three weeks prior to rental period.

Nightly Rate: $85 - $175
Weekly Rate: $600 - $900
Monthly Rate: $400 - $90

May 24 - Sept 7: $700 per week
Sept 8 - May 23: $600 per week
Memorial Day: $800 per week
July 4th reservations: $800 per week
Seasonal Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights are prorated at $175/night
Minimum stay must be at least 3 nights
Deposit $100 (deposit will be returned to renters if cottage checks out fine following the rent)

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Updated: May 5, 2015


From the Owner

We love our cottage because it is a cottage. It was originally built in the 1930's as a fishing cabin and maintains that quaint feeling of a cottage get-away and not another 'house.'

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Water View


  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 900 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1
  • Half Bathroom


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Boat dock 3 bedrooms: 2 queen beds, 2 twin beds Living room: a queen sleeper sofa, and a full sleeper sofa. Bed linens provided (pillows, sheets, blankets) Bring your own towels Bathroom with shower. Stacking washer/dryer New gas stove City water A clean fully furnished kitchen (Coffee pot, pots and pans, cooking utensils, toaster, microwave, gas stove, refridgerator, crock pots, mixing bowls, serving platters, silverware and dishes for 12) Dishwasher Central air conditioning / heat Ceiling fans in every room Electric fireplace 32' Flatscreen TV DVD/VHS player (Some DVDs and VHS tapes available) Cable TV Gas grill Deck with crank out awning Deck furniture Board games for fun evenings or rainy days PARKING: 3 cars max no fireworks or firecrackers allowed

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