Serene Waterfront Monticello House w/ Fire Pit!

Sleeps 73 BR2 BA


Experience the relaxing sound of the Tippecanoe River and gorgeous sunrises over the water when you stay at this 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom Monticello vacation rental. This house provides an escape to nature with easy access to local eateries and attractions. Spend your days boating or visiting Indiana Beach Boardwalk Resort, where you can ride roller coasters all day long! Lakefront living wouldn't be complete without a deck and a fire pit - all at hand at this retreat.


  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Deck
  • Free Parking
  • Waterfront
  • Central Heating
  • Washer
  • Pets Allowed
  • Kitchen


Location Details

LAKE LIVING: Lake Shafer Boat Rentals (4.8 miles), Indiana Beach Boardwalk Resort (4.9 miles), Bluewater Beach Park (8.0 miles), Madame Carroll (10.0 miles), Lake Freeman (13.4 miles)

WINERIES & BREWERIES: Kopacetic Beer Factory (10.0 miles), Whyte Horse Winery (10.1 miles), Fruitshine Wine (12.0 miles)

LOCAL EATERIES: Esmeralda's Pancake House (6.4 miles), Riverside Restaurant & Lounge (6.5 miles), USA Restaurant (6.6 miles), Harvest Time Family Restaurant (8.0 miles), Sportsman Inn (10.1 miles)

AIRPORT: Indianapolis International Airport (98.9 miles


64 reviews
  • Fantastic property


    Our fourth year having family vacation at this house. Always a wonderful time.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Michael D.
    Published July 29, 2022
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Michael, the homeowner would like to share the following: "Thanks so much for the great review! It's always a pleasure having your family at our 'Lake Shafer' house and we look forward to welcoming you again!"

  • Would stay again


    The house was very nice and looked pretty much like the pictures just slightly smaller. There was a lot of wasps in the area. The beds were fine to me but a couple of my family members said the beds were hard. But overall we had a great time. Would stay again but being your own pillows.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Amintori M.
    Published July 20, 2022
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "Amintori, Thanks for the great review and comments! It was a pleasure meeting you and your family and we hope to see you again!"

  • Peaceful


    A beautiful view and great outdoor spaces. Cottage was so nice, clean, comfortable and nicely decorated. The owners are excellent to work with. Definitely recommend staying here.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Carol S.
    Published June 24, 2022
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "Thank you so much for your great review! We appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back to Lake Shafer."

  • Monticello


    I wish I could give this a 5 star. I do not like leaving negative reviews, but I am an honest person and would want to know all that I can about renting a vacation spot online. The pictures on the website are a bit deceiving. While the home was clean on the inside, the outside could have really used a good power-washing along with the garage, which sits right in front of the home and front porch. There was a lot spider webs, and insects on the outside of the home, garage, and on the inside of the windows. I understand this is on the water, and insects are abundant, but we couldn't open the kitchen windows due to the insects on the window seals & screens. The drive into the property is overgrown, along with a lot of overgrowth on the side of the deck & in back of the home. With a little clearing you could have a great view of the water. It is a quiet setting but we were there in October and it rained every day. Bring a flash light, power went out due to a storm, and there are not any in the home. There is a musty smell inside the home, if you have allergies as we do, this could be a problem. There isn't a lot to do or see in Monticello, unless you are on the water.. If the weather had been a bit better, it probably would have been ok. The home is clean, other than the outside and the windows. ..but I agree with a previous review, a lot of money for a small place.? There are two finished levels to the home which made it nice for 2 couples. Adequate furnishings, but cramped space in the living room & dining room/Kitchen. Bedrooms are good size. Again, I wish I could leave a 5 star review, but this is my honest opinion along with our other guests.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Linda J.
    Published November 16, 2021
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Linda, the right vacation home is everything, and we're sorry if this wasn't the one for you. We passed your feedback onto the homeowners, who wanted to share the following:
    - The photos do need to be updated as we have completed many upgrades and improvements recently. Most guests are pleasantly surprised by the changes, but we're sorry if you were caught off guard.
    - We powerwash the garage often as the lakefront property brings many bugs. Several recent guests have been able to open the windows with no complaints.
    - The road to the property and the areas along the side of the back deck and back of the house all border the creek, which is home to a lot of wildlife. We do not clear these areas because we do not want to disturb the many creatures that live there.
    - The lakefront deck and dock area offer wonderful, unobstructed views of Lake Shafer.
    - We have never smelled any mustiness, nor have any previous guests complained about a musty smell.
    - The price is set based on the 2000 sq foot size and max occupancy of 7, and we feel it is fair.
    We're sorry that the weather prevented you from enjoying the lake and outdoor spaces. We will continue to work hard to provide five-star stays for all of our guests.

  • Great stay


    Our group was three siblings and spouses. We stayed and attended Purdue football game. Was clean, comfortable, beautiful setting. Great place for our mini family reunion!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Kristeen B.
    Published November 10, 2021
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Kristeen, we wanted to pass along the following feedback from the homeowners: "Thanks for staying at our home and the great review! It was a pleasure meeting you and we hope you'll stay with us in the future."

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