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Cute Cottage on Lake Freeman, Private Beach, Boating Paradise, Relaxing Get-Away

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Our cozy cottage for 6 people. Everything needed for peace, relaxation, or fun.

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

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!

*CANCELLATIONS*: If guest cancels reservation, a minimum $100 cancellation fee applies to any and all cancellations made within 90 days of Check-In (arrival) date. Payments will be refunded as follows:
a. 100% of monies paid including the Service Fee paid to VRBO/HomeAway if cancelled 90 (ninety) days, or more, prior to Check-in Date.
b. 100% of monies paid (not including VRBO Service Fee) less a Cancellation Fee of $100 if cancelled 30 (thirty) days to 89 days, prior to Check-in Date.
c. 75% of monies paid (not including VRBO Service Fee) less a Cancellation Fee of $100 if cancelled 14 (fourteen) to 29 (twenty-nine) days prior to Check-in Date.
d. 50% of monies paid (not including VRBO Service Fee) if cancelled less than 14 (fourteen) days prior to Check-in Date.
e. Late arrival, early departure, bad weather, mechanical failure of travel vehicle or boat,
etc. does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit.
f. Renters are encouraged but not required to purchase separate optional Travel Insurance through VRBO/HomeAway to cover any unexpected inability to travel.

(*All refunds made less credit card transaction fees charged property owner by Credit Card Processor)
**Refunds made by owner to traveler do NOT include the service fee paid by traveler to VRBO/HomeAway unless cancelled 90 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 if cancelled less than 90 days before Check-In (arrival) date.

Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 860 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    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....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Many fun activities for children including the private beach, pool, playground, private circle road to ride bikes, skateboard, rollerblade, etc on. Don't forget about nearby Indiana Beach!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    NO SMOKING please! I have asthma and children with asthma, please no smokers in or around the property. If you must smoke, please do it outside on the back deck and discard the butts in a trashbag that is to be kept outside at all times. Thank you for respecting our wishes regarding this matter, as other people will be renting this unit and they may have sensitivity to smoke too....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    NO PETS. Although we love our four-legged friends, this property is not suitable for pets and other renters may have allergies. Please be kind to others and your pets by having them boarded or watched after by a loving family friend while you are away....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    New laminate flooring...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    New mattresses in 2015...moreless

  • Bedrooms have a closet with hanging and shelf storage, plus room has a dresser and TV, and nightstand with lamp....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Remodeled with new sink, tile, wainscoting, lighting....moreless

  • Cute newly remodeled bathroom has new sink, tile floor, wainscoting, lighting, and fan. Glass and tile shower offers plenty of light....moreless

Other Amenities

  • There is a large common yard/field area to park your boat between launches, while not in the water. A dock may be made available to tie up to while in the water, but no long-term boat lift or dock is available....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A limited, but growing library of books are in the cottage for your relaxation and reading enjoyment....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    DVD player is located in the living room....moreless

  • Games:

    Some decks of cards provided....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable from Comcast on all three tv's....moreless

  • Television:

    Living room has flat screen TV, master bedroom has flat screen tv and second bedroom has TV, all with basic cable channels from Comcast....moreless

  • Toys:

    Beach, pool, and playground toys are at each location for your little ones to play with....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping

Location Type

  • Water View:

    The private deck overlooks the upper pond of two private ponds that feed into the lake below. In winter, weather-permitting, the pond is used for ice skating. Fun in any season!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining area adjoins kitchen and entry room. It comfortably seats 6. Dining table out on deck also seats 6 for outdoor meals. Child's highchair can be provided per request....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Part of stacked washer/dryer combo....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace for winter use only....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced-air furnace....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless guest access available....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Bed sheets, pillows, cases, and bedding including blankets, quilts, mattress pads are provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living room has brand new full size sofa sleeper, love seat & club chair with ottoman in beautiful durablend leather. Seats 6 adults comfortably and completes the total sleeping 6 people in cottage....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for one vehicle on driveway. Additional car may park across road....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    6 bath towels and 6 beach towels. Hand towels, washcloths and kitchen dishcloths provided also. Bath towels to remain in cottage, beach towels ONLY go to pool or beach....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Stacked washer and dryer unit is in cottage. Convenient, just remember to bring your own laundry detergent....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    12-cup Mr. Coffee drip coffee maker. Long-lasting eco-friendly reusable coffee filter provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Most cooking utensils provided, barbecue tools, dishes for 8....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    No dishwasher. Dish soap, dish drainer, towels, wash cloths, oven mits are provided....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Salt and pepper provided, plus one roll of paper towels...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Simple two-slice toaster....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Private deck with outdoor seating for 7, includes 3 new adirondack chairs, overlooks the upper pond. Tiki torches provide added lighting at night as well as LED ropelights that go on automatically....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane gas grill located in backyard for private use, or feel free to use the two shared gas grills by the community pool, or the gas grill located down on the beach. Cookout options abound....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Private for the community members and guests only, including renters of this cottage....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall, Winter, Spring 16/17
Sep 10 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$105 $150
Fri, Sat
$700 $1,650
Early Summer 2017
May 26 - Jun 22, 2017
2 night min stay
$155 $175
Fri, Sat
$1,050 $3,000
4th of July Holiday
Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2017
4 night min stay
$210
Late Summer 2017
Aug 14 - Sep 10, 2017
2 night min stay
$155 $175
Fri, Sat
$1,050 $3,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$170 $185
Fri, Sat
$1,190 $3,300
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Minimum Age: The minimum acceptable age of responsible guest/renter/tenant is 25 years and older. We will not rent to vacationing students or singles under 25 years of age unless accompanied by an adult guardian or parent.

$200 Refundable Damage Deposit required for each rental.

Separate Travel Insurance suggested, but not required for rental.

Cancellation Policy: If guest cancels reservation, a minimum $100 cancellation fee applies to any and all cancellations made within 90 days of Check-In (arrival) date. Payments will be refunded as follows:

a. 100% of monies paid including the Service Fee paid to VRBO/HomeAway if cancelled 90 (ninety) days, or more, prior to Check-in Date.

b. 100% of monies paid (not including VRBO Service Fee) less a Cancellation Fee of $100 if cancelled 30 (thirty) days to 89 days, prior to Check-in Date.

c. 75% of monies paid (not including VRBO Service Fee) less a Cancellation Fee of $100 if cancelled 14 (fourteen) to 29 (twenty-nine) days prior to Check-in Date.

d. 50% of monies paid (not including VRBO Service Fee) if cancelled less than 14 (fourteen) days prior to Check-in Date.

e. Late arrival, early departure, bad weather, mechanical failure of travel vehicle or boat, etc. does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit.

f. Renters are encouraged but not required to purchase separate optional Travel Insurance to cover any unexpected inability to travel.

(*All refunds made less credit card transaction fees charged to property owner by Credit Card Processor).

**Refunds made by owner to traveler do NOT include the service fee paid by traveler to VRBO/HomeAway unless cancelled 90 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, and will therefore NOT REFUND the service fee if cancelled less than 90 days before Check-In date.

Check-In: 4pm

Check-Out: 10am


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

  • Indiana Beach Amusement & Resort

    "A great place for family fun offering thrilling rides, kiddie rides, a nice water-park, zip-..."

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  • Purdue University

    "30 minutes away from this storied university that makes it a great football weekend getaway!"

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  • Top Notch Tavern

    "The best-kept, but not for long, secret for the absolute best filet mignon at the most reaso..."

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  • Twin Lakes Cinema I & II

    "Fabulous downtown movie theater showing the latest movies for a great low price. Don't forg..."

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  • Hodges Canoe Trips

    "Spend the day whiling down the river in your canoe, enjoying the scenery and fresh outdoor air."

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  • Wabash & Erie Canal Association

    "Tour a stretch of the real Erie Canal and ride on a replica canal boat. Interesting, inform..."

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  • Sportsman Inn

    "Spend an evening dining overlooking beautiful Lake Freeman. Drive your car for a short ride..."

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  • Madam Carroll Inc

    "Take a ride on the Madam Carroll and enjoy the beautiful and peaceful scenery provided along..."

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  • Tippecanoe Country Club

    "Golf on the spectacular links of the Tippecanoe Country Club along the shores of Lake Shaffe..."

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  • Hollow Acres Golf Center

    "A wonderful, family-friendly and well-maintained 9-hole course, driving range and mini-golf...."

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  • France Park

    "Awesome hiking trails, a scuba diving locale, swimming and just a great day spent enjoying n..."

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  • Indianapolis Zoo

    "An easy 90 minute drive gets you to one of the neatest zoos around."

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  • Children's Museum of Indianapolis

    "A short 90 minute drive and you are at the country's best children's museum. Not to be missed!"

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  • Whyte Horse Winery

    "Spend a few hours relaxing and sampling the wonderful wines from Whyte Horse. A great way t..."

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  • The Lake Shore Drive-In

    "Bring back the good ol' days and the nostalgia of this great American past-time; the drive-i..."

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  • Esmeralda Family Restaurant

    "Absolutely fabulous food. Mexican, American, breakfast fare, huge menu and a lot of food fo..."

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  • Columbian Park Zoo

    "About a 30 minute drive to see the wonderful exhibits at Lafayette's zoo. Fun for the whole..."

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1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sportsman Inn, Lake Freeman
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hollow Acres Golf Center
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Indiana 39 and Highway 421
13 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Top Notch Bar and Grill, Brookston, IN
7 Miles
Nearest Beach
Indiana Beach Amusement Park

Car: Recommended

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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: 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'.

Why the Owner Chose Monticello, IN, USA:
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 :-)

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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  • Our cozy cottage for 6 people. Everything needed for peace, relaxation, or fun.

    Our cozy cottage for 6 people. Everything needed for peace, relaxation, or fun.

  • Private backyard deck overlooks the pond; sheltered by trees. Firepit new 2015.

    Private backyard deck overlooks the pond; sheltered by trees. Firepit new 2015.

  • Dining area, lots of natural light.

    Dining area, lots of natural light.

  • Cute, efficient kitchen suitable for cooks of any caliber.

    Cute, efficient kitchen suitable for cooks of any caliber.

  • Fireplace in entry, looking at doors to bedrooms from dining table seating six.

    Fireplace in entry, looking at doors to bedrooms from dining table seating six.

  • Bedroom #1 Queen bed, with view into dining area, bathroom reflected in mirror.

    Bedroom #1 Queen bed, with view into dining area, bathroom reflected in mirror.

  • Bedroom #2 with Queen bed, tv, dresser.  Lots of natural light too.

    Bedroom #2 with Queen bed, tv, dresser. Lots of natural light too.

  • New bathroom updates.

    New bathroom updates.

  • New furniture in living room! 32" flat screen TV, DVD player, Full sofa sleeper.

    New furniture in living room! 32" flat screen TV, DVD player, Full sofa sleeper.

  • Backdoor to yard and patio. Lots of natural light, grill outside around corner.

    Backdoor to yard and patio. Lots of natural light, grill outside around corner.

  • Tables and chairs for relaxing and eating. Poolside grill for use too.

    Tables and chairs for relaxing and eating. Poolside grill for use too.

  • New pavilion and grill with beach updates!

    New pavilion and grill with beach updates!

  • Private playground with new swingsets and park bench; steps from the cottage.

    Private playground with new swingsets and park bench; steps from the cottage.

  • Inviting entry lit by natural sunlight and spacious storage areas throughout.

    Inviting entry lit by natural sunlight and spacious storage areas throughout.

  • Dining table with kitchen in background.

    Dining table with kitchen in background.

  • Newer stainless appliances added for summer 2015.

    Newer stainless appliances added for summer 2015.

  • Bedroom #1 with queen bed, tv and dresser to left in corner (not shown).

    Bedroom #1 with queen bed, tv and dresser to left in corner (not shown).

  • Bedroom #2 with queen bed, tv and dresser in corner to right (not shown).

    Bedroom #2 with queen bed, tv and dresser in corner to right (not shown).

  • Nicely remodeled bathroom with glass and tile shower to the right.

    Nicely remodeled bathroom with glass and tile shower to the right.

  • Laundry located in living room just off the kitchen.  Convenient!

    Laundry located in living room just off the kitchen. Convenient!

  • One end of the living room showing laundry and back door to yard and deck.

    One end of the living room showing laundry and back door to yard and deck.

  • Huge 24 x 48 pool with lots of seating, two grills & toys for kids of all ages.

    Huge 24 x 48 pool with lots of seating, two grills & toys for kids of all ages.

  • Picturesque private drive down to the lake, private beach, boat ramp.  Aaaahhh.

    Picturesque private drive down to the lake, private beach, boat ramp. Aaaahhh.

  • Beach firepit relocated adjacent to new pavilion for summer 2015.

    Beach firepit relocated adjacent to new pavilion for summer 2015.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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