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O'Brien Vacation House at Indian Lake


Property Details

Updated: Sep 18, 2016
House, 4 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 8 Sleeps

A lake house that you will love to share with friends and family.

The four bedroom house has three queen beds and two twins bed. The living room has a leather couch, leather love seat and side chair to enjoy the entertainment system. The kitchen is fully equipped, so if you want to, you can cook like you are at home. Four French doors lead out to the party deck.

Check in at 1:00PM on Friday and check out is 11:00AM the following Friday. There is no cleaning service. The rule of the house is that the guest has to leave the house the way they found it.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

Recent Review

About the Owner

Retired! Strive to be a "Great Host."

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Speaks: english

12 Reviews

based on 12 traveler reviews


Part 2

  • 1 of 5

Part 2....we was told in the spring firewood would be there. Night before arrival he tells us he can't find any firewood so we had to get some. Every who reviewed and says there wasn't mold and mildew they was very wrong. They just didn't look for it because there is. Talked to the neighbors....whom are extremely nice and they said to look at the color of the cottages next door in the pictures and that these pictures are over 10 years old. They couldn't get over how we spent our first day and a half doing nothing but cleaning and encouraged us to leave the owner a letter because it wasn't worth what we paid for the week and what we done. So we left a letter and a week later still know responce from him and not even a little more back for what we rented it for. I'm glad we rented a boat because that is where we spent all of our time on other then to sleep. It would be such a wonderful place of he would clean up the outside and repairs on the inside but as we was told by the neighbors he doesn't. He is a very nice man and the house is stocked but he is putting everyone that rents this place vacation at risk for the problems he has there. We even changed the furnace filter out for him because it was so dirty. I have never wrote a bad review...never have had too but we have stayed at other places on the lake that didn't have a cleaning person and the places was emmaculant and we are beyond disappointedo. We didn't bother him to call him on our findingsite as we was cleaning because we had to make the best out of our only vacation we could take this year. I hope he takes things into consideration and sorry that I had to right this. Just wish more people would leave a review.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I agree, I wish more guests would leave reviews. You will find a history of positive remarks in the written review book at the house. I have a few guests that have rented from me every Summer for the past ten years. The furnace filter is a 30 day disposable filter changed on Friday, August 5, 2016. I write the date on the filter when I install it. They should have looked! The filter they replaced it with was located in the Utility Room, where I keep my supply of filters. Fire Wood: I supplied wood for ten years for my guests. I cannot do it now because I have not been able to find a supplier. I would gladly pay $200 for a truck load of wood to avoid a complaint. The pictures of the cottage are current. I cannot change the color of the yellow vinyl siding, the green roof, nor the size of the deck or the location of the lake wall. Please stop by and take a look at the house. I think you will find it ideal for your family's vacation. Thank you for your consideration
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  • 1 of 5

Went and looked at this cottage back in the spring and thought this was a nice place so we rented it for a week for our summer vacation. The owner called me the night before our arrival and said he was having some plumbing issues in the kitchen and if we didn't want to rent the cottage he understood and if we still wanted it he would knock off a $100.00 which he stood by his word. We told him if it was just the kitchen sink we could deal with as we had the car packed and all plans made with our family coming to join us on Saturday. Then Friday as we are getting ready to leave he calls me and says he needed extra time to clean the place as the last renters trashed the place. We was running a little behind so that was ok. After we arrived and he left we couldn't believe how filthy the place was so we spent our first even doing nothing but cleaning the inside and washing the beddings which we found out the washer drum needs a good cleaning and the dryer vent had a big crack in it and the lent was coming right back in the room. The comforter in the bedroom by the kitchen was so disgusting we argued over who was going to touch it and we had to hang a sheet up at the window because the blind was broken and would not close. The bugs inside was horrible and we came to the conclusion they kept coming in because the doors don't have good seals on them because we cleaned bugs all week and we hardly stayed at the cottage but only to sleep after our family left on Sunday evening. We finally get ready to shower Friday night and the plumbing problems go further then the kitchen....we stood in about 3 inches of water while showering everyday and the toilet was also loose. We got up the Crack of dawn on Saturday and went to the outside. Cleaned the bugs off the back of the house and washed the patio furniture and the windows. The dock has broken support boards and there was nails and screws sticking up which we tried our best to get them back down so know one got hurt and there was a BIG broken tree limb up in the tree waiting to come down the next big wind storm or could of easily been taken care of if we would of had a tall ladder. Went out front to check the grill and it was so disgusting I wouldn't let my dog eat off it. So we have a few hours left before our family arrives and we have to go find somewhere to buy a charcoal grill and had to have my daughter bring along a skillet as the pots and pans were disgusting.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: All guests are invited and encouraged at the time they contact me to inspect my Lake House prior to renting. They make the determination to rent or pass on the rental. The vast majority approve of the property and I appreciate their patronage. The Guest was correct about the kitchen drain line. The line had collapsed and is located under the 8" concrete slab. The problem was corrected last week. The floor had to be jack hammered and the drain line replaced. The Guest was also correct about how the previous visitors had "Trashed" the house. I worked four hours prepping the house. (I cannot GRADE my guests.) The Lake at this time of the year is an attractive place for flying nats. They live for about 24 hours and are attractive to light. I advise guests to keep doors and windows closed and turn off as many lights as possible during the evening hours when people go in and out of the house on to the deck. I power wash the house once a month. I strive to provide an affordable, clean, and comfortable vacation house for my Guests.
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Perfect Lake House rental

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many vacation places, and actually have one of our own too. This was by far the best stocked home, with many touches to make you feel welcome. There was wine, snacks, ice cream, which was perfect for a quick bite before unloading. We had 8, and never felt cramped. Owner was very responsive, and quick to answer emails. There is a beautiful lakeview, and this part of Indian Lake seems a little less population dense than other areas, We didn't feel like the houses were on top of each other like they are in other areas of the Lake. Large bedrooms, spread out layout, beautiful deck on water from back porch. Walk to a really fun bar - Cranberry's. Great entertainment, very reasonable drink prices.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls Weekend

  • 4 of 5

Indian Lake was centrally located for 7 of us to escape to for a girls only weekend. Home was inviting upon arrival, wine and snacks provided. Beds were comfortable and weekend was everything we wanted it to be. Had read previous review but no mold or bugs found by us. Perfect location for wanting to hang at the lake.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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weekend get away

  • 3 of 5

Just returned home from weekend with our 2 late 20s girls and their guys. Loved the location and all the outdoor space. Plenty of bedroom space. Really enjoyed the campfires at night and pontoon rental on Sunday. Saturday was rainy but spent time under the outdoor carport/table area playing cards. Place would get a 5 star rating if professional cleaners came in after every guest- Would return again.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great Guests, not so good weather. They are welcomed back anytime.
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Leaving tomorrow

  • 1 of 5

We rented the house for Labor Day 2015. Family from Michigan supposed to join us tomorrow. We called them and said to not come. So bad we are eating $1k on a pontoon rental. Wish I could post pictures to convey the filth. We are normal, laid back. Mold on the pots, used my finger to write "dirty" on the lid to a sauce pan. Bugs all over, not just the lake bugs that come out this time of year. Spoke with a neighbor and she let us know most people don't come back to this house. Want to watch some tv? Not gonna happen unless it's on a local channel, direct tv dish is pointed right into a tree. Do yourself a favor and spend the extra money on something nicer. We have ever left a negative review. Even tip bad service but this time it was a bit too much.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

One Floor. No steps from Drive Way to the house to the deck. Great Place for all ages to enjoy the experience of Indian Lake!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Port Columbus at 75 Miles Nearest Barpub : Cranberry Resort at 0.5 Miles Nearest Golf : Cherokee at 18.5 Miles Nearest Motorway : SR 33 at 4 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Several: Cranberry Resort, Woodies, La Pizzera at 3.5 Miles Nearest Ski : Mad River at 17 Miles Nearest Beach : Old Field at 7 Miles

See Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce for all the events.

Indian Lake State Park ( Pew Island) with a public boat ramp, docks, fishing jetties, and picnic areas is about 100 yards from the house.

Indian Lake has two public beaches. Pontoon boats rentals are available.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 9 2016 - Nov 17 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2016 - Mar 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - May 25 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 26 2017 - Jun 15 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Summer #1
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 29 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Summer- 4th of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 6 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Summer # 2
Jul 7 2017 - Aug 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer # 3
Aug 25 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee - Weekends $50

Nightly Rate: $200 - $300

Weekly Rate: $795 - $1600

Monthly Rate: $2250 - $4800

In season rates (Memorial Day to Labor Day) range from $1000 to $1300.
Off season weekly rate is $795. Discounts available for multiple weeks.
Off season weekends 2 Nights - $395, 3 Nights - $495.
Weekly rentals are from Friday to Friday.
Weekend rentals aren't available in the Summer.

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Sep 18, 2016
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From the Owner

Seats 30 for dinner! Of course not all in the same room... 8 in Carport Area, 8 on Decks, 6 in Three Season Room, 6 in Dinning Room and 2 at the kitchen Counter.

Property Type

  • house


  • Budget
  • Family


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  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Toys ...


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • paddle boating
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Floor Area

  • 1100 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1
  • Walk in shower. Well water. Wash basins, mirrors and lights in two bedrooms.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single, Trumble Bed, One mattress on bed frame, 2nd pull out-floor


  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • 42" Flat Screen Direct TV, DVD, CD, I-Pod hook up, and 32" TV for gamers. Seats 30 for dinner, wonderful party deck, fire pit, and yard games. Fully equipped kitchen, linens, towels and cleaning supplies. Whole house AC, 3 season room, and plenty of parking! Boat house and lift with tie downs for two other craft. Two mountain bikes for exploring the area. Two other bikes for back up.

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