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Kenneth or Nancy Helsel

Member since: 2015
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Speaks english

The River House is a peaceful oasis on the Pigeon River near Shipshewana, IN

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of the Howe vacation house rental

Perfect for fishing, canoeing, relaxing and visiting Shipshewana, which is just a short 8 mile drive through beautiful Amish country. A very quiet area right on the river. We have had an otter swim by our house. We watched a deer swimming just upstream. For bird lovers, we have seen egrets, osprey, a kingfisher, sand hill cranes, and a frequent visitor is the blue heron. Woodpeckers, finches, bluebirds, hummingbirds, etc. are at home here. For the fishermen there are smallmouth and largemouth bass, pike, walleye, crappie, blue gills, perch, catfish and more. Just across the water is a nature preserve. This is a great spot for nature lovers!

We have 2 canoes and a flat bottom boat available for a small fee of $15 each per day. It is just a short paddle upstream to beautiful 60 acre Pigeon Lake.

The house is two stories. The downstairs has a cabin feel. It consists of an open living room, dining area and kitchen as well as a bedroom and small half bath. The upstairs offers a landing, very large great room, nice bedroom and bath with a shower. The great room is large, nicely furnished and offers a beautiful view of the river. There are tables on both floors that overlook the river. The large porch was recently updated with new paint and new screens.

The house features 2 bedrooms (1 queen bed upstairs/2 twin beds downstairs)

and a great room upstairs with a futon. The River House can comfortably sleep 6.

There is one bathroom with a shower upstairs and a half bath downstairs.

Prepare meals in a fully equipped kitchen – oven, stove, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee pot, new pots and pans, popcorn popper, blender, etc. Sorry, no dishwasher, but the view over the sink makes dishwashing a pleasure!

The house has central heat and central air.

At the end of the day you can sit around the fire ring or on the screened porch and listen to the owls.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kenneth or Nancy Helsel (Owner)
Member since: 2015
Call Owner
Speaks english


Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Car: necessary

We are just a few minutes away from downtown Shipshewana and the famous flea market. There are wonderful shops, restaurants and bakeries. We are also a short drive to the Mongo, IN state game preserve.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Howe, Michigan

Rental Basis:
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off season
Sep 12 2016 - May 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

canoe per day C$20
Refundable Damage Deposit C$268
flatbottom boat per day C$20
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Howe

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , small half bath on main floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The downstairs bathroom is small with just a toilet and small sink. The upstairs bathroom has a toilet, shower and large vanity.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The upstairs great room has a futon. The couch also makes a bed, but is not very comfortable (probably okay for children).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • kayaking