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The Cottage on 5th

The Cottage on 5th Living room area Dining room view Galley Kitchen Part of seating in kitchen/dining area Dining room Full bath in master bedroom Master bedroom Second bedroom Seating area View of lake from driveway

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Last updated: 04/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Clear Lake cottage description

The Cottage on 5th located in the resort and recreational lake community of Clear Lake is in northern IA approximately half way between Des Moines and Minneapolis just off Interstate 35 and 10 minutes from Mason City airport. The Cottage itself is 4 blocks from City Park which is home to concerts, art, boat, car and antique shows. The swimming beach, unique shops, restaurants, cafes, Lady of the Lake boat cruises, Arts Center, and the renowned, historic Surf Ballroom are all within walking distance. This lake view home on a quiet street, a 1/2 block from public lake access, is a perfect location for visitors.
The Cottage features an open floor plan with comfortable seating and gathering places to accommodate your lazy, relaxing summer days. In the winter with the many cold weather activities available The Cottage offers a warm, cozy, inviting atmosphere. The main bedroom has a queen size bed with large walk-in closet, adjoining full bath with double sinks, tub and shower. The sunny second bedroom has two twin beds. The Cottage has a large fenced yard with a concrete patio, table and chairs. At present there is no gas or charcoal grill.
Aside from the amenities listed above, The Cottage on 5th has a water softener, fiber optic cable, wi-fi internet service, a DVD player, and two flat screen televisions.



Keywords: bungalow, house, lake view, close-in, recreational

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Limited Accessibility:

            Steps to front door, upstairs and basement. No walk-in shower....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Not Suitable For Children
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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          • Queen size Bed in MBR, Twin/Single Beds (2) in 2nd Bedroom

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Kitchen towels, paper towels and some cleaning products available....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Ice Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Dishwasher
          • Toaster
          • Dining
          • Stove
          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            Bedsheets, blankets, pillows, pillow cases and kitchen towels provided. Bring your own bath towels....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Driveway space for 2 cars side by side...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            No towels provided...moreless

          • Air Conditioning
          • Heating
          • Iron & Board
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer

          Entertainment

          • Satellite / Cable:

            wi-fi internet connection...moreless

          Communications

              • Internet:

                Cable television and wi-fi internet connection....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Outdoor table with 4 chairs and a nice lawn area. No grill....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Fenced backyard. No pets allowed....moreless

              Location & View

                  • Lake View

                  Activities

                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Cycling
                  • Golf
                  • Sailing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Hunting
                  • Kayaking
                  • Swimming
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Museums
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Live Theater
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Water Parks
                  • Playground
                  • Churches
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Restaurants
                  • Sledding
                  • Shopping
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Boating
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                   

                  Reviews

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                  • Relax....

                    Relax....

                    • Guest Kath (Des Moines, IA)
                    • Date of stay 10/13/13
                    • Review Submitted 01/17/14
                    My husband I spent a week here in October and loved it. The house is comfortable and clean. You can tell its is well cared for. It had everything we needed for our stay including an ironing board! The caretaker was awesome and patient (we had trouble figuring out the cable set up). I would love to go back and would recommend it to anyone!

                    Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • Great Vacation spot

                    Great Vacation spot

                    • Guest kae (kiron, iowa)
                    • Date of stay 07/26/13
                    • Review Submitted 08/26/13
                    Great place to stay....very nice and clean and wonderful location....

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • Clean and Close to Lake

                    Clean and Close to Lake

                    • Guest Family of Five (Minnesota)
                    • Date of stay 08/09/13
                    • Review Submitted 08/14/13
                    This is a wonderful little cottage with a lake view from the front yard and a public dock just a few feet away. Our family of 5 was comfortable and cozy during our 4-night stay. This is a well-kept property with many conveniences (dishwasher, washer, dryer, cable/DVD/internet, and large back yard).

                    Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • Girls Getaway Weekend

                    Girls Getaway Weekend

                    • Guest Shannon (Cedar Rapids, IA)
                    • Date of stay 05/23/13
                    • Review Submitted 05/28/13
                    Four of us ladies discovered this wonderful house for our "scrapbooking, relaxing, eating, catching up" weekend and it is PERFECT!! Nicely decorated, but most important VERY CLEAN - everything you need in the kitchen including full-size refrigerator, gas stove and dishwasher so we even got out of having to do dishes! Ended up being a rainy Memorial Day weekend, and the 2nd set of blinds and curtains in the bedrooms made it easy to sleep in the mornings and take naps in the afternoon. Comfy living room furniture for talking and a nice backyard with patio set for enjoying your morning coffee (when it's sunny!). House manager super helpful, responding quickly and willing to go extra mile - owners very easy to work with as well. We WILL be back!!

                    Recommended for: Girls getaway.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • Fantastic place!!

                    Fantastic place!!

                    • Guest Jan (Mt Pleasant, SC)
                    • Date of stay 08/10/12
                    • Review Submitted 08/22/12
                    3 friends stayed here 2 nights and this place was perfect. The kitchen had everything we needed and everything worked. The house was exceptionally clean. We enjoyed being so close to a public dock, especially on a starry night and we enjoyed our wine hour on the backyard patio. We want to come back!!

                    Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • Wonderful

                    Wonderful

                    • Guest Jess (Des Moines, IA)
                    • Date of stay 12/02/11
                    • Review Submitted 02/14/12
                    My husband and I stayed there with my brother and his girlfriend, perfect for the weekend! Exactly as pictured and perfect for what we needed. Nice open area from kitchen table to TV room - I think we had 10 people comfortably hanging out there before walking downtown for winter festivities. Back yard looked great (big, fenced)--just wish our dog could have enjoyed it. Overall, wonderful stay!

                    Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, tourists without a car.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Just as expected!

                    Just as expected!

                    • Guest Ryan (Des Moines)
                    • Date of stay 09/09/11
                    • Review Submitted 09/12/11
                    My girlfriend and I stayed their during the 2nd weekend of September 2011. We were looking for a get-away near Clear Lake and this spot was exactly as advertised. The home was kept very nice and was perfect for what we were looking for. The backyard is fantastic as it is very spacious, although there is only a very small grill to use, but otherwise great for a small family or a group of friends. The home is perfect walking distance to the lake/beach/shops/restaurants/bars so plenty to do for all ages. The TV in the family room was smaller than expected, so hard to watch the football games, but we were out on the town most of the weekend. For the price per night, the home was everything we would have hoped for and more. We will definitely be back to this home. I would recommend this for anyone traveling with 2 couples or a small family.

                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, tourists without a car.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                  • Lovely Cottage, Perfect Location

                    Lovely Cottage, Perfect Location

                    • Guest Karin (Pagosa Springs, CO)
                    • Date of stay 07/02/11
                    • Review Submitted 08/01/11
                    Three of us stayed at this lovely cottage for a week in July. It was very comfortable and provided everything we needed. It was air conditioned, which was a blessing, and there is a fenced back yard with lots of shade (and sun if you prefer) perfect for outdoor meals. The bedrooms were both upstairs, and the beds were very comfortable. It would be a great rental for a family with 2 kids, if they don't mind sharing the 2nd bedroom. There is a full shower/bath upstairs in the master suite and a half-bath downstairs. It was great having a laundry unit as well - my brother and sister-in-law were traveling very lightly and were able to "renew" their wardrobe once during our stay. The kitchen is fully stocked with dishware, cookware, and spices, and you can walk to the downtown supermarket pretty easily. The cottage is three houses down from the public dock, and our relatives were able to easily boat across the lake and pick us up on the dock. Great for quick cooling swims, too! We walked to downtown almost every day (nice easy 5-block walk) and enjoyed the coffee shop, restaurants, and shopping. Be sure to check out the Central Gardens of North Iowa while you're here - they're quite beautiful, and take a ride on the Lady of the Lake. We had a car rented, but really didn't use it much since everything was well within easy walking distance. The Surf Ballroom is within a couple of blocks as well. The owners / rental agents were very helpful and friendly. I've been to Clear Lake almost every summer since childhood, and though Grandma and Grandpa's lake house is now sold and gone, this cottage was a fabulous find. I will be coming back for more!

                    Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, tourists without a car.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                  • Clear Lake Gem

                    Clear Lake Gem

                    • Guest Ellen (Andover, MN)
                    • Date of stay 07/08/11
                    • Review Submitted 07/11/11
                    We spent a very comfortable & relaxing weekend at The Cottage. I met my college roommate there for a girls weekend, and we brought our bicycles. Little did we know there was a Blues, Bikes, & BBQ festival in town! The Cottage is so convenient - close to the downtown area and we walked (or biked) everywhere. It is charming and comfortably furnished and we found all that we could need. The decor is very simple and inviting and the upgrades were perfect! We cannot wait to find out the date for the blues, Bikes & BBQ festival next summer and return! Thank you for the perfect spot to stay by the lake!

                    Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, tourists without a car.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                   
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $145
                  $750

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                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Property Damage Protection $89
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  A signed rental agreement and deposit required from guests. Cash or checks only and no third party checks. Rates are subject to seasonal changes and for special events.


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                  Last updated: 04/13/2014
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                  Year Purchased: 2010

                  About: Having grown up in Iowa and knowing that I wanted to 'come home', I was looking for a lake community that would have a robust, active, yet small-town atmosphere. I found it in Clear Lake. This town features many events and concerts throughout the year. There is a beautiful downtown center with a pretty beach and sea wall walk. A City art museum added to its charm. For those of us who love flowers the City garden park is spectacular.

                  Why Clear Lake:
                  Our cottage feels cozy to us, is close to the lake and the seawall walking path and is in a great location to participate in all the activities Clear Lake has to offer. Remember walking to the town square or green and buying an ice cream cone? Remember needing a quick item from the grocery or drug store--well, you don't have to get in the car and drive, it's all within walking distance. City Park is very close and is a beautiful place to sit and enjoy all the city center has to offer..

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  Off season, The Cottage and Clear Lake both offer warmth and inspiration while enjoying the Winter Party week at the Surf Ballroom honoring Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens. Or come for the large, colorful winter kite festival and the ice fishing on the lake. There is fishing year round. The Christmas events with parade and fireworks are truly fun. Of course, there is no better time than Clear Lake on the 4th of July with its massive fireworks display.


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                  Photos

                  • The Cottage on 5th

                    The Cottage on 5th

                  • Dining room view

                    Dining room view

                  • Part of seating in kitchen/dining area

                    Part of seating in kitchen/dining area

                  • Full bath in master bedroom

                    Full bath in master bedroom

                  • Second bedroom

                    Second bedroom

                  • View of lake from driveway

                    View of lake from driveway

                  • Living room area

                    Living room area

                  • Galley Kitchen

                    Galley Kitchen

                  • Dining room

                    Dining room

                  • Master bedroom

                    Master bedroom

                  • Seating area

                    Seating area

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, February 01, 2014

                  $145 per night (USD)
                  9

                  2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 04/13/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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