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Cottage in the Trees - Just 20 minutes from Manhattan, KS

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom with queen bed, a sleeper couch, 1.5 Baths (Sleeps 4)

Cottage in the Trees is a 1 bedroom lake cottage with a sleeper couch. Just 20 minutes from Manhattan, KS!

It has 1.5 bathrooms, 2 screened-in decks and 1 open deck - all with great views.

It is located about 20 minutes north of Manhattan, KS on Tuttle Creek Lake in a quiet cove with beautiful views of the lake, sunsets, sunrises and the moon.

You will want to spend most of your time on the decks enjoying the peace, relaxation, tranquility and the unusually diverse bird sightings. Beautiful in all seasons. A great place to be creative - painting or writing.

Inside, you will enjoy the eclectic decorating and comfort of this unique Cottage in the Trees.

The living room and dining room are one open space with the kitchen in the A-frame area of the cottage also open to the dining room. The kitchen is equipped with refrigerator, oven/stove, microwave, coffee maker and toaster. Central air and heat. DISH Satellite is available in the living room and bedroom. The bedroom has a queen-size bed and the living room has a pull-out couch.

Hiking, swimming, boating and fishing are all available in the cove with Manhattan less than 1/2 hour away. Olsburg, a 6 mile drive, has a restaurant/grocery store with great food. Call them to find out hours.

Manhattan has great restaurants, KSU ball games, Wildwood Outdoor Adventure Park - 7 Ziplines, museums, galleries, Sunset Zoo, the Discovery Center, etc available.

This is a quaint Cottage in the Trees on the lake with modern conveniences nestled in a beautiful wooded setting.

More Details

Steve or Kristine Springer
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2018


Olsburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
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Cottage in the Trees - Just 20 minutes from Manhattan, KS
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Peace & Relaxation at the Lake

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage in the Trees was tremendously peaceful and a total relaxing joy for my family. The owners were on-site when we arrived and quickly helped us be at home in the quaint, but certainly well-stocked cabin. The view of Tuttle Creek Reservoir was beautiful including sunrises and sunsets. The lake had very little traffic even over the weekend so truthfully all you could hear was the waves, birds and nature. The screened in porches were one of the greatest features as we were free from bugs (although there were very few) to enjoy morning coffee, breakfast and evening meals. My youngest daughter adored the loft feature and with an air mattress she was totally comfortable. The lake was close and a friendly neighbor let us dock our boat in her private space. We enjoyed quaint nearby Olsburg, KS, and also made several trips to Manhattan, to Tuttle Creek State Park and the Saturday Farmer's Market. This was a much needed relaxing time for us. We were even able to make the 2 hour drive to the Kansas City area to visit relatives and do some shopping. The Cottage in the Trees and the owners are truly a gem and if you need some down time to enjoy your family with the beauty of nature all around you, this is a fabulous spot!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed the Cottage and nature! It is peaceful, relaxing and a great place to re-group -- just like you said! It was great meeting you and your family! Enjoy the rest of your summer!
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Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Quiet and peaceful. Loved drinking coffee on the deck while listening to the birds. Clean and comfortable. So happy Tuttle Creek wasn't crazy with recreational watercraft. What a well-kept secret. I would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed it! It is so peaceful and relaxing there with a beautiful view of the lake!
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Cozy cottage with an amazing view of the lake.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for eight days and enjoyed every morning on the decking with a cup of coffee and the panoramic view . The cottage was very nice and inviting. It had all the amenities you needed and was very comfortable. The owners were so sweet and very accommodating. I would definitely stay here again on vacation.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed it! The view is spectacular! It was so nice meeting you and your family!
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If you are looking for a quiet place with stunning views, this is it!

  • 5 of 5

Really charming cottage directly overlooking the lake. Everything was as described. Owners live right next door and she came out and greeted me upon arrival. It is a beautiful spot overlooking the lake and surrounding hills. Lots of wasps in the screened in porches (which the owner warned me about on arrival) and lots of spiders and worms, both dead and alive in the house. But I didn't let that bother me. I just killed a few spiders and vacuumed several times during the two days. To me that is just part of being in the country. Other than that, the place was tidy and the bedding was nice. I would recommend this place to anyone who lives in the area and wants to get away. I truly enjoyed my stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a peaceful retreat, this is the place!!

It's here! The views are spectacular, the accommodations are simple, soothing and perfect. The healing power of all the surrounding nature is powerful.

Hiking, swimming, reading, writing, meditation, will find inspiration here! We will definitely be back to rebalance!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Manhattan, KS
Nearest Barpub
30 Miles
Manhattan, KS
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Manhattan, KS
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Olsburg, KS
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Tuttle Creek Lake
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Oak Canyon
Car: necessary

Wildwood Outdoor Adventure Park - 7 Ziplines - 20 minutes to Manhattan, KS

KSU sports


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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