Charming and Affordable Lake Cottage

The kitchenette is fully stocked for your convenience.A comfortable double bed with all-cotton coverings.The living room has a twin sofa-bed for a third person.Everything you need is available at Chandler's Knob!Chandler's Knob wants to be your home away from home.Plenty of windows for views and light.The Barbee Chain is home to mute swansLooking out to the lake from Chandler\'s Knob
359 Ems B61 Lane, Warsaw, IN 46582


Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 3
Type: Cottage
No rental rates available - please contact the owner
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Warsaw vacation cottage rental
Chandler's Knob is a 225 square foot efficiency cottage, newly restored and remodeled in 2012. It is primarily intended for individuals or couples, but there is also a single hide-a-bed for a third person. The open floor plan makes it feel much more spacious than the square-footage would imply.

Comforts include a double bed with all-cotton coverings, a kitchenette with sink, microwave, cooktop, and refrigerator/freezer, a dinette table with chairs, a bathroom with shower, and a living area with hide-a-bed couch and flat-screen TV with DVD player.

WIFI is available, and the heat and air conditioning make it suitable for all seasons - come play in the water or on the ice!

The historic nature of Chandler's Knob has been preserved through the remodel, which means that the ceilings are of varying heights and are relatively low -- the cottage is best suited to people of average height or below. I am roughly 5'11', and am comfortable throughout the building.

We have a pier that guests may use during their visit. The marina just down the street has a launch available if you bring a boat.
Area Information
The Barbee community was born in the early part of the 20th century. The beauty of our chain of lakes drew people from Chicago, Indianapolis and Detroit to come spend their summers fishing, swimming, and enjoying the other vacationing families.

The cottages that were built then were small, simple places to sleep. Over time, most of these have been replaced with full-sized homes, but the resort feeling remains intact. On warm summer evenings, there will be people out for walks, and visiting with neighbors.

The Barbee Chain consists of Big and Little Barbee Lakes, plus Sawmill, Irish, Banning, Kuhn and Sechrist Lakes. Big Barbee is open to waterskiing, while the others are limited to 5mph, making them ideal for fishing or swimming off the boat.

The nearby town of North Webster offers several restaurants, covering American, Mexican, Chinese and Italian foods. We have a full-line grocery store if you prefer to cook for yourself.

Don't forget to plan a cruise on Lake Webster's Dixie boat -- the oldest true stern-wheel paddle boat in Indiana.

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  • Beds

  • 1 Double Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Lanai
  • Patio
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • View (Lake)
  • Fireplace
  • Kayak
  • Parking Included
  • View (Water)
  • Full Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Appliances

  • Coffee Maker
  • Gas Grill
  • Refrigerator (Mini)
  • TV (Antenna)
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Activities

  • Boating
  • Lake
  • Basketball Court
    (3 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (4 miles)
  • Canoeing
  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (3 miles)
  • Golf
    (5 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (3 miles)
  • Hunting
    (5 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
  • Water Skiing
    (1 mile)
  • Playground
    (3 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (8 miles)
  • Kayaking
  • Grocery Store
    (2 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (3 miles)
  • Bowling
    (10 miles)
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Sechrist Lake is located in the Barbee Chain of Lakes, an historic lake resort area dating back to the early parts of the 20th century. Nearby are Amish attractions such as Shipshewana (with its world famous flea market), the Wagon Wheel Theater (featuring live theater as well as a steady stream of popular concerts), historic Winona Lake, Grace College, Lake Wawasee (Indiana's largest natural lake), Lake Tippecanoe (Indiana's deepest natural lake), the Tri-County Fish and Wildlife Area, Lake Webster (famous for its musky fishing. And, don't miss an evening cruise on the Dixie - Indiana's oldest sternwheel paddleboat), and so much more. Just eight miles down the road is the small town of Pierceton, well-known for its numerous antique shops. Barbee has long been a popular spot to enjoy the lakes in a quiet, small community setting, and it is close enough to Elkhart, South Bend, and Fort Wayne to easily take in the city attractions, as well. The Barbee Chain consists of 7 lakes -- Sechrist, Sawmill, Irish, Banning, Little Barbee, Big Barbee, and Kuhn. In addition, smaller boats can travel through Grassy Creek, which adds in Lakes Tippecanoe, James, and Oswego. Fishing is extremely popular throughout the year, and water skiing is available on Big Barbee, as well as on several larger lakes in the area. In the winter, you will find a special quiet relaxation here, and we have outstanding ice fishing on the lakes, or in the many sheltered blind channels. Sechrist Lake itself is deep and clear, as it is fed by several springs. The lake flows out, keeping it clean.

Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in Warsaw, Indiana

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Deborah Foster

Muncie, Indiana, USA

Cozy and comfortable cottage

My sister and I recently spent four days and three nights at this charming cottage at Sechrist Lake. It is small, but perfect for two or three and didn't feel close or crowded in the least. It was well equipped with just about every need addressed. Everything was new and the decor was visually pleasing and attractive. The bed was extremely comfortable to sleep in. Even though it was only a full size bed, we did not feel cramped. While the cottage is not lakefront, we found enough to do in the surrounding area that it didn't matter too much. We spent a day on the beach at Center Lake in Warsaw, took a tour of Lake Webster on the sternwheel paddle boat, the Dixie, and explored the antique shops in nearby Pierceton. Having the cottage to return to after a busy day was something we looked forward to and it was relaxing just to be there whether reading, watching TV, or taking an afternoon nap. We totally enjoyed our time there and would consider returning. I may even return alone for a few days of quiet time. The owners, Paul and Jenny, were friendly and helpful and clearly have pride in ownership of this unique little gem of a place.

Paul & Jenny Henning

Owner's reply:

Thanks for staying with us! We are so pleased that you came and had a great time. We look forward to seeing you next time! Paul & Jenny

Owner Supplied Testimonials

What a great alternative to just a standard hotel room. This charming little cottage is fully self contained and the host were super friendly and welcoming. My wife and I were in Warsaw to witness our sons baptism and didn't want to stay in a hotel room. We always try to seek out alternative accommodations and were very happy to find this little gem. Everything in the cottage appeared new and extremely clean. The rates are fair. I recommend this lake cottage when your travels take you to the Warsaw/Winona Lake area.

--Jerry, February 2013

stayed overnite for a getaway. this was perfect . lots to see . great dinner at barbee hotel. the studio was very clean we enjoyed our stay . Paul & Jenny were very nice. I would go back again.

--Steve & Beverly, February 2013

What a wonderful retreat for two! We found the house clean, well kept and would love to visit again! The area is also quite charming! Thanks for a wonderful place to stay!

-- James, March 2013

This was a great little cottage. My husband and I loved it. Would highly recommend. The owners are SUPER nice ,friendly, and very welcoming. Will book next year for our fishing get away. The lake is right across the street, easy access. Thanks for the great 3 day weekend.

--Kip & Cheryl, May 2013

This little cabin has been exceptionally crafted. It is a great place for a getaway for two. Every part of the cabin was clean and in order for our stay. We would have benefitted from a little more instruction on the climate controls. Hot water at the sinks was intermittent as was the wi-fi. One suggestion we would make would be to hang a mirror somewhere outside the bathroom as only one person at a time can inhabit the bathroom. Our overall experience was satisfactory. We would definitely recommend this place to others traveling in the area! The owners are gracious and have really thought out how to make guests welcome and comfortable.

-- Kevin, July 2013
--Owner's note: Water heater was found to be defective, and has been repaired. WiFi being upgraded this week. Full-length mirror added. Thanks for the suggestion!

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Paul & Jenny Henning

Paul & Jenny Henning

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    We moved to the Barbee Lakes in 1988, and raised our daughter here. We are active in our church, and work with the youth programs there. We are also passionate about child sponsorship through Compassion. Paul is a computer systems administrator, and Jenny works in the office of the Clerk of the...
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