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Property Details

Updated: May 4, 2015
House, 5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 12 Sleeps

Come spend a week at historical Harden's Harbor and enjoy the best view on Indian Lake! This huge house has plenty of room for family and friends, offering five bedrooms for up to 12 people. Your private dock is just steps outside your door. A large yard gives the kids room to play while you relax on the patio or in the sun-room and watch the boats go by. Stay once and you'll be back! Book now while you can---Harden's Harbor will fill up soon!

  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Harden's Harbor: Best View on Indian Lake!
Indian Lake Ohio
Batesville, IN

Family Memories

  • 5 of 5
Harden's Harbor was everything we had hoped for and more. Our last visit to Indian Lake as a family was 40 years ago. This year we went to celebrate our parents' 58th wedding anniversary. Harden's Harbor helped build onto our childhood memories.

The property was extremely clean and very well-maintained. Tom, the property manager, arrived within minutes of our early arrival to the house. This is the first house we stayed in that came complete with paper towels, toilet tissue, hand soap, cleaning supplies and extra supplies in the event you needed them. The linens provided were much better than expected (towels were actually fluffy and not the standard white starchy feeling towels).

Our parents loved the master bedroom! The other bedrooms worked well with our group (6 additional adults). The living area is very large and accommodating. There are several pictures displayed throughout the house which lends a very personal touch to the home. We spent hours (and I do mean hours) in the three season room. Our days started and ended in this room. There is a beautiful view of the lake from this room which is another reason why this room was so popular.

Harden's Harbor is within walking distance to Indian Head Roadhouse. The food at IHR was great and the atmosphere very pub-like. After dinner we strolled across the street to take pictures of the sunset. Dinner Saturday was at Cranberry Resort (another fun place with live music). Breakfast on Sunday was at Aunt Millie's (rec. by Tom). Another great meal! Of course, the trip wouldn't be complete without a stop by the Donut Shop (childhood memories of Hinkle's).

Activities included renting a boat from Spend-a-Day Marina and viewing the Our Lady of Fatima statue, walking the path along the lake, visiting Indian Lake State Park, and taking pictures in front of the bridge that used to lead to the amusement park (childhood memories again).

We would definitely recommend staying at Harden's Harbor. Tom, the property manager, was so easy to work with. It is very apparent he takes pride in managing this property.

Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to spend time with our parents in a place that holds only fond memories of our childhood days. The memories of this trip will be tucked away with our previous memories with the hope of reliving them in years to come.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I am so grateful for your wonderful words! I, too, have fond memories from more than 40 years ago of visits to Indian Lake . Some of the pictures of which you wrote are pictures of my mother, her identical twin sister, and my aunts.

My mother and my father, in the early fifties, fell deeply in love at Indian Lake. That love, thirty years later in 1980, carried them back to the lake. That's how powerful were their memories of their own youth at the lake and so, having my own fondness, I understand your and your parents' content to see again the statue, eat a greasy donut, and just take in the splendor of Indian Lake. I am happy you could do that from the sunroom of Harden's Harbor...

Thank you so much! Kim
Harden's Harbor: Best View on Indian Lake!
Indian Lake Ohio
Chicago, il

Excellent property, location & service

Excellent property, location & service
  • 5 of 5
We had a get together of 5 families and this place made it a very memorable one

The location is awesome - just in front of the lake. The property is well maintained. The property manager, Tom, was very cordial. He lost his cell phone after cleaning the snow in front of our cars :(

There are so many activities to do inside the property. Lot of indoor games, musical instruments, good books, to name a few. High speed wifi enabled Internet let me work from home!

Don't miss this property if you are looking for one in this area.
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Harden's Harbor is a unique and yet comfortable "Historic House" on Indian Lake..We prefer that all Guests have a enjoyable stay!!! Come see us!!!
Harden's Harbor: Best View on Indian Lake!
Indian Lake Ohio
Minster, oh

Great !

  • 5 of 5
very nice property....WE had a great time here......I would defenitely recommend this to any one.

The property manager(Tom) was very nice and made sure we had a good time.

He even went to the point of cleaning our cars when it snowed which was very impressive.

So many things to do around.

We are already thinking abt going back for summer
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Harden's Harbor: Best View on Indian Lake!
Indian Lake Ohio
Columbus, OH

Nice House, Great Service

  • 5 of 5
We had a reunion at the place back in August. Everybody loved the patio so much. We spend a whole afternoon and evening sitting in the patio, talking and drinking and watching the lake.

The owner of the property is very flexible on checkin/checkout schedules. The mutual trust makes me feel very comfortable. If I ever go back to Indian Lake, this would be my first choice.
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed our house! When I am in Ohio, I too spend lots and lots of time on the patio. The view from the patio is one of the best on the lake. I hope you will come back, kick back, and have another great time at Harden's Harbor! Thanks again, . Kim
Harden's Harbor: Best View on Indian Lake!
Indian Lake Ohio
Springboro, Oh

Great location! Fun for Kids!

  • 5 of 5
We had two families (4 kids, ages 7-14) in this spacious house. The fun never stopped due to our easy access to the lake and convenient location to entertainment. When we weren't on the lake boating, tubing and swimming we were roller skating at the Rollerarena, Go-Carting, or walking down the street to get ice cream or donuts from The Donut House. The adults enjoyed morning jogs on the path along the lake. We all loved hanging out in the sun room that provided an excellent view of the lake. The owners have also stocked the house with games, books, instruments and toys for the kids. They all had a great time and didn't want to leave. Thanks for a great weekend!!
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Hi Lynda, Thanks for staying with us,we're pleased that your families had a fun filled time!!! We do have a perfect location on the lake, so convienent for all activites...Indian Lake area has many attractions yearound, so please come again, and enjoy Harden's Harbor.


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : CMH--Columbus, Oh. at 61 Miles Nearest Barpub : Indian Head Road House Grill at 0.02 Miles Nearest Golf : Cherokee Hills Golf Course at 6 Miles Nearest Motorway : HWY 33 at 0.1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Indian Head Road House Grill at 0.02 Miles Nearest Ski : Mad River at 15 Miles Nearest Beach : Old Field Beach at 1 Miles Car: recommended


* Walk just one block to the Indian Head Roadhouse Grill for barbeque or to Jac n' Do's for pizza and ice cream.

* More casual and fine dining choices are available just down the street in Russells Point or Lakeview.

* Several restaurants on the lake offer docking for your boat!


* Boat rentals available at several marinas nearby.

* Fishing, swimming, boating, skiing, tubing, kayaking, canoeing, sailing.

* Indian Lake state park is down the street, with a long paved bicycle/walking path that leads to Old Field Beach. Public boat ramp. Watch out for the geese!

* Three golf courses and a driving range are a short drive from the lake.

* Play Putt-Putt golf or visit the week-end flea market.

* Winter? Snow skiing and tubing a short drive away.


* Horse back riding at Marmon Valley Farms

* Snow skiing and tubing at Mad River Mountain--just minutes away

* Great area for Snow Mobiles

* Ohio Caverns & Zane Shawnee Caverns

* Piatt Castles

* Neil Armstrong Museum

* Local Antique car and boat shows. Check the Indian Lake events calendar on line.


From $415 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Property Damage Protection $59.00
  • Refundable damage deposit $500.00

Nightly Rate: $300 - $415

Weekly Rate: $800 - $1900

Weekly Rates:
Sept. 4, 2012 - May 3,2013 -- $800
May 3, 2013 - May 24, 2013 -- $1,250
May 24, 2013 - Sept. 6, 2013 -- $1,900
Sept. 6, 2013 - May 2, 2014 -- $800
Security Deposit: $500

Week runs Friday to Friday. Four p.m. check-in, noon check-out.
Only weekly rentals are offered during summer months
Daily rates:
$300/day, two night min

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: May 4, 2015


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Lake View
  • Water View


  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Half Bathroom


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5


  • BED & BATH: Upstairs: Large bedroom with Full Bed. Adjoining bedroom with Futon & lake view. Bath with shower. Downstairs: Master bedroom with Queen Bed, TV, the "Cozy Corner" & lake view. Second bedroom with Two Single Beds. Third bedroom with Two Bunkbeds and Pull-out Couch & lake view. Full bath and Half bath. OTHER AMENITIES: * Private boat dock just steps outside your door. * Free WI-FI & Cable TV. * Full Kitchen: Everything you need. Sink window overlooks the patio and lake! * BIG living/dining room with large, decorative fireplace. * BIG enclosed four-season sun-porch with ceiling fans, air-conditioning & heat. * Full size washer and dryer. * Bed linens and towels provided. * Central air and heat. * Large gas grill on the patio. * Storage area for boating gear, bikes, etc. * Kid's library and lots of games. Piano and guitar! * Parking for 3-4 cars. * Lake views all over the house!

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