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Santa's Lakeside Cottages
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Reviewed June 28, 2009

This has been the nicest, cleanest and friendliest place we've ever rented. The cottages are brand new and beautiful. The owners, you can tell, have put a lot of planning and thought into their cottage lay-outs, floor plans, amenities, and decorations. You can tell they have thought of everything to make your stay feel like home. They have put high quality finishings into each cabin that makes you feel so comfortable during your stay and I'm sure the quality will last a long time with what they have choosen. It's extremely convenient to Holiday World / Splashin Safari and worth every penny. Our only regret is that we didn't plan on enough time spent at the cottage and didn't take the time to fish (which we could have from the comfort of our own attached deck). We also didn't get to walk the property and enjoy all the other games and adventures set up on their walking trails and fire-pit areas. We did visit Elf Park, a playground that also has everything our little ones loves and enjoys, and our children (ages 5 & 3) didn't want to stop playing even when it turned dark. However, the high-light was their complimentary bucket of fish food so we could feed the fish and turtles that swam up to our deck. We spent most of our free-time at the cottage feeding the fish and turtles.

The owners of Santa's Lakeside Cottages give you personal attention in checking you in and make sure you have everything you need for your stay. A nice personal touch. Their pride of their cottages illuminates on how well they are maintained, cleaned and organized for your stay.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 27, 2009

We had the most wonderful experience at this adorable Lakeside Cottages! Pat and Brenda and their family have gone out of their way to make sure our stay was perfect.
We went with Grandparents who were visiting from England who were in their 70's. There was myself and two 9 yr old boys. All of us had something great to say about these cottages. The boys loved the fishing, Nanny and Grampy loved walking around the lake and I enjoyed sitting with the family around the firepit.
The accomodations were impeccably clean and they had thought of every extra convenience before we even wanted it.
The beds were some of the most comfortable we had EVER slept on and the bedding was top of the line. Even the dishes were Christmas theme.
We go to Holiday World every year and now won't be staying anywhere but Santa's Lakeside Cottages. Thank you Pat and Brenda!!!!

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Thank jenandpierce
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Reviewed June 25, 2009

We stayed in Cedar Tree (#1) during our trip to Holiday World. The hilight of my vacation was staying at the lovely cottage. It was very clean and feels just like home. There were fish food for the kids to feed the fish, microwave, fridge, utencils, shampoo, extra beds, plasma/w dvd player, and a beatiful scenery from the back patio.

Brenda was so friendly and helpful during our stay. We will definately comeback next year.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with family
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Thank Traci76
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Reviewed June 24, 2009

We loved the cottage idea, so very nice inside and the location is great. We went to all the Lincoln activities and then did some of the santa claus things around too. Next time we plan on going to Holiday World. We will be back. Everything about the place was just wonderful. We just went at the hottest time 90 degrees + . Our son loved the playground area and the rabbits were a hit and feeding the fish. I think you have thought of just about everything. It was so very quiet and all of us slept so good. Hated to leave and go back home. Thanks so much.

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Thank tippycarrollton
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Reviewed June 23, 2009

We stayed at Santas cottages during a trip to Holiday World. We loved it. Feeding the fish and turtles was great. As I was checking in, I had my teenager and husband saying, "You done great, this place is awesome." We will defiently be back and I hope it is for longer than 2 days. We were very comfortable and the cabins and area are very well kept. Great job Pat and Brenda

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Reviewed June 23, 2009

We recently stayed in cottage 3 for 3 nights. The property is beautiful and relaxing. The owners did a great job of being available and thinking of all the details to make our family getaway comfortable. The kids enjoyed the playground and feeding the fish!! Another bonus is the cottage was only a couple of minutes from Holiday World.

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Reviewed June 14, 2009

The layout of the cabin is done so to maximize the space without taking away from comfort. Even with three kids (ages 7, 5 and 2) it was not too hectic. The mini-kitchen is large enough to cook a full meal (grilled steaks, microwaved potatoes, corn, broccoli, sauteed mushrooms and rolls). The picnic table on the patio makes for a wonderful setting for supper. The beds are quite comfortable. The railing on the patio and the fence between the cabin and the lake provide peace of mind if you have kids. Nearly everything that you need is provided. My wife and I plan to visit again next year, if not this year.

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Additional Information about Santa's Lakeside Cottages

Address: 1405 W Christmas Blvd, Santa Claus, IN 47579-6028
Location: United States > Indiana > Santa Claus
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Santa Claus
Price Range: $99 - $305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming lakefront cottages on 2.6 acre lake in Santa Claus Indiana. The whole family can comfortably spend a great vacation enjoying the area attractions of Holiday World and Splashin Safari, Lincoln State Park and Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, golfing at Christmas Lake Golf Course, or enjoying the beauty of rural southern Indiana. ... more   less 
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