About the property
- Cottage860 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Cottage With Private Beach, Pool, Lake Access, Boat Launch
You will absolutely love our recently renovated cottage in this private lake-side community. It has just about everything anyone would need for their special vacation get-away! The cottage has two bedrooms, each with a queen bed and the spacious living room has a full-size sofa sleeper for added sleeping accommodations, plus a club chair and ottoman for the best seating comfort, while you and your family or friends pass the hours in the evening watching TV or chatting about the great time you're having on vacation.
The cute kitchen has all the amenities, except a dishwasher. But don't forget about the added convenience of the washer/dryer unit off the living area. There is a television in each bedroom and one in the living room, all with basic cable. Wireless internet is also available free of charge. There is a gas fireplace for chilly winter evenings if some extra warmth and relaxing ambiance is what you seek.
Wake up in the morning to the sound of peace and quiet, have coffee on your own private deck overlooking the pond, take a walk down the private lake access road, or on the adjacent country lanes that connect to other nearby private lake communities, take a cool dip in the community pool, fish off the private pier, take a refreshing swim in the lake, lounge on the private beach, take your boat out for a morning run or ski...the possibilities to start your day are endless. The afternoons follow the same wide-open possibilities and the evenings can be used to explore nearby restaurants, bars, movie theaters, the drive-in theater, or the local winery.
NOTE: All guests MUST be 25 (twenty-five) years of age or older, with the exception of minors accompanied by guests 25 (twenty-five) years of age or older. The cottage is also PET FREE and strictly NO SMOKING. We must enforce this policy so that all our guests can enjoy a smoke-free stay and to avoid possible health issues regarding pet and/or smoke sensitivity, such as triggering an asthma attack or allergic reaction. Please respect and obey this policy. If you or someone in your party is a smoker, consider another rental nearby, or we request that you smoke outside on the back deck and discard used butts in a separate trash bag that will be kept outside at all times during your stay. Do not smoke outside within 20 feet of the cottage to avoid any smoke entering the house through open windows or doors. If any smoke damage or the presence of smoking materials or odor will result in the forfeiture of the entire Damage Deposit. NO EXCEPTIONS!
*CANCELLATION POLICY*: If Renter cancels reservation, payments will be refunded as follows:
a. Reservations canceled 30 days, or more, before the rental period begins (Check-In Date) will receive a 100% refund of all monies paid to Homeowner, plus the Service Fee paid to VRBO/HomeAway (to be issued from VRBO/HomeAway).
b. Reservations canceled 14 days up to 29 days, before the rental period begins (Check-In Date) will receive a 50% refund of monies paid, (not including the VRBO Service Fee paid to VRBO/HomeAway.)
c. Reservations cancelled less than 14 (fourteen) days prior to the start of the stay (Check-in Date) will receive NO REFUND of any rental monies paid to either owner or the VRBO/HomeAway Service Fee. The Damage Deposit will be the ONLY payment refunded to the Renter in this case.
d. Late arrival, early departure, bad weather, mechanical failure of travel vehicle or boat, loss of internet or wifi, power, etc. does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit.
e. Renters are encouraged but not required to purchase optional Travel Insurance from VRBO/HomeAway.
f. Cancellations must be made by 12:00 PM (Central Standard Time) on the appropriate day.
(*All refunds will be made to Renter, less any credit card transaction fees charged to the property owner by the Credit Card Processor)
**Refunds made by owner to traveler do NOT include the service fee paid by traveler to VRBO/HomeAway unless cancelled 30 days or more from Check-In date. See terms and conditions regarding the payments and/or refunding of the VRBO/HomeAway Service Fee. Owner has NO CONTROL nor DOES NOT RECEIVE the monies paid toward the VRBO/HomeAway Service Fee fee.
Juliene & John
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Juliene & John
We grew up in Northern Indiana along southern tip of Lake Michigan and near Chicago. My husband attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, and I attended Purdue University Calumet. We have owned property in the Von Hollow community since 1985 and love the opportunity it affords us and our children to reconnect to nature and each other whenever we have the chance to 'get to the lake'.
Juliene & John purchased this Cottage in 2002
Why Juliene & John chose Monticello
We liked the excitement of the big city, and the allure of the 'Big Lake', and we love boating, jet-skiing and all things water and wanted to find something smaller, more private, quiet and accessible to most boats and boating recreation. This cottage and the private community it is a part of is something rare and extraordinary that not many people get to experience. We wanted to share that experience with others. We also love that it is so close to Purdue, Indiana Beach, and many wonderful restaurants...see Top Notch in Brookston, IN (Not To Be Missed on the weekend for the filet mignon). There is also a connectedness with nature that can be had here whether enjoying the lake, sitting on the deck, taking a walk or bike ride, or reading on the beach. We know time is precious and fleeting and hope you can spend some of your time enjoying what we call our second home! Hope to see you soon at Von Hollow; you'll be glad you stayed with us :-)
What makes this Cottage unique
Simply the location, private community, and hard-to-find private community beach and lake access to Lake Freeman made this property the best find. The fact that this cottage operates more like a home makes it a great year-round retreat for us and our friends.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Lots of family fun!
The week went fast. Granddaughters came over to make Christmas gingerbread cookies. Brought all the ingredients, but miscalculated the sugar. To all our delight we found enough sugar in the cupboard and continued our project.
This cottage has become our second home when visiting our Brookston family. It has everything we need and some things we don't need but enjoy. (quiet and restful pace, and improved internet connection)
This darling village suits us well.
Love the cottage! Enjoyed sitting outside on back deck relaxing. Cottage is beautiful and has everything you need. I would stay at this cottage again and highly recommend it to anyone looking to rent.
Lovely cottage near Lake Freeman
The cottage is small, but well-appointed for a family of six. The beds are comfortable and the appliances are near-new. Lake Freeman access is a short walk down a private drive, and all local attractions are within 20 minutes--Indiana Beach and Lake Shafer, Whyte Horse Winery, Sportsman Inn, the Madame Carroll. With four adults and two kids, we were snug, but satisfied.
we loved everything about this resort. great cottage, pool, and the beach was awesome also(not full of seaweed, mud ect..) great place for our grandchildren also with the park.
Cozy & Cute
The cottage was perfect for our small family. The kitchen and grill were great for us because we were able to cook all our meals on vacation. The deck in the back overlooked a pond and was really beautiful and relaxing. The playground, pool, and beach were great for entertaining the kids for hours. The cottage was clean and the amenities perfect for restful and relaxing trip. The beds in the bedrooms were comfortable and the pullout bed in the family room was great for kids. The owners were always quick to respond to any questions we had. People at the resort were friendly and helpful as well.
Perfect for Our Family!
This little cottage is great for a small family who plans to do a lot of cooking, grilling, relaxing, swimming, playing at the park & beach (although we never got down there). The beds in the bedrooms comfortable, the sleeper isn't as comfy, but fine for kids. The cabin was clean and felt like home right away. Everyone in the community is friendly & helpful and the owners were always quick to respond to questions. We visited Indiana Beach daily and it was only 15 minutes away.
We are located in a private community on beautiful Lake Freeman. Our location boasts its own exclusive boat ramp launching area, a private beach, private pool, playground for the little ones with a rock-climbing wall, and an outdoor volleyball court. Our little getaway also has a private deck overlooking the upper pond (there are two ponds on the property adjacent to the private lake access road, that ultimately feed into the lake below). We have a gas grill next to the cottage for enjoying a relaxing summertime meal. A fire pit is also provided for your enjoyment if you wish to cook s'mores outside or simply enjoy the ambiance of a nighttime fire.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Minimum Age: Responsible guest/renter/tenant must be 25 years or older. We will not rent to vacationing students or singles under 25 years of age unless accompanied by an adult guardian or parent for the length of stay. $300 Refundable Damage Deposit required for each rental. Separate Travel Insurance (managed through VRBO/HomeAway) is recommended, but not required for rental. If Renter opts out of the Travel Insurance and significant damage occurs equal to or greater than the Refundable Damage Deposit, the Damage Deposit will be forfeited. *CANCELLATION POLICY*: If Renter cancels reservation, payments will be refunded as follows: a. Reservations canceled 30 days, or more, before the Check-In Date will receive 100% of all monies paid, plus the Service Fee paid to VRBO/HomeAway (issued from VRBO/HomeAway). b. Reservations canceled 14 days up to 29 days before the Check-In Date will receive 50% refund of monies paid, (not including the VRBO Service Fee). c. Reservations cancelled less than 14 days before the Check-in Date will receive NO REFUND. The Damage Deposit will be the ONLY payment refunded to the Renter in this case. d. Late arrival, early departure, bad weather, mechanical failure of travel vehicle or boat, loss of internet or wifi, power, etc. does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit. e. Renters are encouraged but not required to purchase optional Travel Insurance from VRBO/HomeAway. f. Cancellations must be made by 12:00 PM (Central Standard Time) on the appropriate day. (*All refunds will be made to Renter, less any credit card transaction fees charged to the property owner by the Credit Card Processor) **Refunds made by owner to traveler do NOT include the service fee paid by traveler to VRBO/HomeAway. See terms and conditions regarding the payments and/or refunding of the VRBO/HomeAway Service Fee. Owner has NO CONTROL nor RECEIVES any monies paid to VRBO for this fee. Check-In: 3pm (EST) Check-Out: 11am (EST)