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Rustic Luxury Estate On Lake Freeman

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom * 3 Bath * Sleeps 11+

Relax, rejuvenate and make memories of a lifetime in this spectacular and expansive five bedroom/three bathroom waterfront Chalet estate. Nestled in a quiet cove on Lake Freeman, enjoy the amenities and excitement of a great resort town, yet in moments, retreat back to this extraordinary 3800 sq foot lake home.

The Great Room boasts a stunning beamed Cathedral ceiling, complete with a floor-to-ceiling Wisconsin River Rock walled fireplace, large flat screen television with seating for eight and a Bose Surround Sound System. The open floor plan, which includes the dining room and gourmet kitchen, creates the perfect space for entertaining both small and large groups. Directly off of the Great Room is a 1000 sq foot wrap-around deck that enables guests to easily relax, entertain and/or dine in both spaces simultaneously.

Complete with beautiful furnishings, flat screen TVs, Gas BBQ, large outdoor space, private waterfront access and boathouse with a private dock access, this impeccably maintained home will impress even the most discriminating of renters.

Whether it’s a private family getaway, a multifamily vacation or a corporate retreat, guests of all ages will never want to leave this spectacular resort-style home.

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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Mike

I built this home and completed it in 2010. My vision was to create a rustic retreat that had that Aspen lodge feeling.

Mike purchased this house in 2000

What makes this house unique

The home sits on a quiet cove that allows easy access of docking your boat, calm water cove which is great for swimming, rafting, paddle boating, or just floating in tubes.


Monticello House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • We have beds/linens to accommodate up to 11 guests. There is also one twin bed in the lower level family room area. Guests are welcome to bring sleeping bags, bedding and/or air mattresses to accommodate up to 15 guests total.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Below is a partial list of the many diverse activities to enjoy during your stay here in Monticello: *Indiana Beach Amusement Resort *Mountain Water Works and Fun Center *White County Custom Carts *Lake Shafer and Lake Freeman *Tippecanoe Country Club *Pine View Golf Course *Lake Shore Drive In Theater *Twin Lakes Cinema *Whyte Horse Winery *Wolf Park *Crooked Creek Trails *Fair Oaks Farms *Camp Kay Outfitters *Lake Shafer Boat Rentals *Hodges Canoe Trips


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Rustic Luxury Estate On Lake Freeman
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 38 reviews

Enjoyed this place so much, we returned a second year for family reunion.

  • 5 of 5

I have rented in several states through VRBO since 2009. We have rented three other properties in the Monticello area, and Mike is, without a doubt, the most gracious host we have ever had. When the coffee pot failed on our first morning, Mike had a new one at the house that afternoon, even though there was a Keurig (with pods!) there as well. His lake home is spacious, tasteful, well maintained, and appointed with items of necessity and a lot of extras. The beds are comfortable, and the bathrooms much nicer than typically found in a resort rental. The kitchen contains everything needed to prepare meals for a large group, with a roomy adjacent pantry closet for grocery storage, and an extra refrigerator and freezer in the garage.

We are a large family with folks from infant to 85, and everyone enjoyed the indoor and outdoor spaces. The upstairs deck, and downstairs porch assure that even rainy days won't ruin the fun. There are plenty of spaces to be together, or to get away for a bit of tranquility, if desired. The play set on property was a hit with the 5-8 year olds, and the kayaks and dock area were popular with the college aged kids. The firepit was used every night by the whole crowd, with music and singing (which the neighbors were gracious about.)

We plan to return again next year, as the vote was hearty and unanimous, that Mike's home is superior in every way!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cynthia, I'm glad u enjoyed the property. See you next year . Thanks, mike
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We had a great time....

  • 5 of 5

Staying at this HomeAway location was just perfect for our family reunion...the only negative was that we could not stay longer! Great accommodations all the way around; highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad u enjoyed your stay . Thanks again , mike
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Rolling Meadows, IL

Beautiful home, clean and spacious

  • 5 of 5

The architecture, wood, tile, and decor make this a strikingly beautiful home, and at the same time it is comfortable and welcoming.

The sleeping and living spaces made it just right for our growing family to spend time together. The master bedroom/bathroom is on the upper level, and there is even an office up there. A second bedroom and bath (across the hall from it) are on the main floor, and on the lower level (walkout) are three bedrooms and another bathroom. The lower level was great for the parents with their little children, and the extra living area there provided additional space for them and their toys. There is a covered deck on that level, which came in handy when it rained.

For meals, there is plenty of very nice seating on the upstairs deck. There are several seats at the kitchen bar, too. However, we learned from another reviewer that there were only six chairs at the huge dining room table, so we brought along four folding chairs, which worked out perfectly for us to sit down together when we weren't able to eat outside due to the weather.

Mike was available and accommodating and has made sure that the home is well supplied with paper goods, soaps, detergent, etc., even including a nice selection of k-cup coffees! The dishes, pots, and pans are of good quality, too, and there was plenty of room in the large pantry for us to store the food we brought. The refrigerator is large, and there are even two more in the garage.

This home provided all we needed and more for a wonderful family time together!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our home for your family . Glad you enjoyed your stay and the accommodations . Thank you, Mike
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This house was perfect for our extended family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

Our son graduated from Purdue this weekend and this location was such a great place to be together, play games, and relax around the grad. events on campus, as well as hosting extended family in celebration. The house is well equipped, (we lacked nothing!) and very comfortable.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was nice to meet you and your family . Glad you enjoyed your stay . Thank you , Mike
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Wonderful home to gather for Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

We travelled from six different States to gather for Thanksgiving, and this home provided an excellent setting. We were 10 adults (from mid 20's to late 70's) and two 10-yr-olds, for a total of 12.

The kitchen was very well stocked, and a great place for 5-6 chefs to prepare a Thanksgiving feast, if you can imagine! Mike probably supplied the best quality of kitchen supplies that we have ever enjoyed.

As far as sleeping arrangements, the two 10-yr-olds ended up sleeping on our self-provided air mattresses on the floor. They slept in the master bedroom closet, which was plenty big enough for both!

The only issue that came up was regarding the seating at the dining table. The property sleeps 11, but there was only seating for 6. It does state this in the listing, so this was not technically a surprise, but it is something to note. We managed our big feast by bringing in additional seating from the deck.

Overall, our entire crew, from Grandma to grandkids, and everyone in between, was very, very happy to have such a clean, well appointed, warm and inviting home in which to enjoy our holiday together.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Francesville, IN

Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful weekend! Thanks to Mike for his willingness to share his beautiful dream home with us for the weekend. We had our 17th Annual Girls Weekend and wanted a location that was centrally located for all in attendance. This place was PERFECT! It's a beautifully built home and is fully stocked...the kitchen is beautiful and so is the location. The furnishings are comfortable, with plenty of seating both inside and outside. It is on a quiet part of Lake Freeman (very close to Oakdale Dam)...everyone enjoyed themselves. The "younger" ones in our group spent time on the deck down by the lake and even took advantage of the beautiful weather and took the kayak for a paddle. I would highly recommend this cabin. Thank you Mike for making us feel so at home...your hospitality/generosity is second to none! Thank you for making our weekend so enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Monticello Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Oakdale Inn
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Pineview Resort
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Rte 39/421
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Oakdale Inn
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Indiana Beach Amusement Park
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Monticello House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
May 1 2017 - Oct 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
off season
Oct 30 2017 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $200

Stays that include a National Holiday are subject to an additional rental fee of $300.00.

Guests staying longer than one week have the option of weekly cleaning services (additional fees apply).

50% Rental Fees (Non-Refundable) are due upon Contract Signing and reserve dates of stay
50% Balance Due, $200 Cleaning Fee plus $1000 Security Deposit are due 30 days prior to Arrival Date
Accepted Forms of Payment: Cash or Cashier's Check. Personal Check accepted if received 30 days prior to Arrival Date)
Cash or Cashier's Checks are required for last minute rentals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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