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Cozy Country Cottage PineLake 'Home Away from Home'

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About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5-6

I have a very cute cozy cottage just steps away from PineLake.

2 Bedrooms

1 Bath (Stand-up Shower)

All remodeled

Sleeps 5-6 people.

1 queen bed, 2 twin beds, 1 futon and 1 queen air mattress.

Fully equipped kitchen with coffee maker.

Central Air, Satellite TV, Wireless Internet, Flat Screen TV's w/DVD players in all rooms.

Views of Pinelake and access to our private community beach.

Use of a Pier.

Patio in the front and deck in the back with propane grill.

The garage has bikes, fishing poles and beach floats.

We are Pet friendly for an extra fee.

All linens are provided..(Except beach towels)

What a great cottage to just unpack and enjoy.

This is the perfect getaway for family's, fishermen, golfers or a girls weekend..

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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2017

About Jan

My husband & I are originally from Chicago. I spent my childhood coming to Laporte with my family and loving it. So when my hubby & I decided to buy a lake house I knew I wanted laporte. Then 5 years ago we had the opportunity to buy the cottage house next door and its been a labor of love rehabbing it. We now live in Laporte full time.

Jan purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Jan chose Indiana

My husband John & I were lucky enough to buy the cottage house next door 5 years ago. We gutted and remodeled it for family and friends to stay but we had so many people ask if they could rent it and I have now been an Innkeeper for 4 years and love it. I want our guests to arrive at the cottage and leave there everyday stresses. I tell them to make the cottage there own. I greet every guest and show them everything the house offers then we leave them alone. We are here if they need anything.

What makes this cottage unique

I always loved the cottage house it was built in 1915 and I knew when I remodeled it I would mix old with new. We found beautiful hardwood floors throughout a gorgeous fireplace. I put in hickory kitchen cabinets which look great with the pine floors in the kitchen. Then through in the sparkle of stainless steel appliances. So when I decorated I mixed my love of old with new. I am a treasure hunter so there are little touches all over the cottage that people see. I also have had repeat guests now and they noticed that I changed a few things since they were there last. When guests are fortunate to stay over the holidays they get to stay in a Christmas wonderland. I get the biggest kick out of guests when they want to buy something I have in the cottage it makes all my treasure hunting worthwhile.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Cozy Country Cottage PineLake 'Home Away from Home'
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Perfect !

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much ! Nice ,cute little place and perfect for us. The owners were awesome ! Clean and great view!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review. We are happy that the cottage worked out great for you guys. Hope to see you two again. Thanks, John & Jan
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Fantastic cottage and great location, can't wait to come back!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is wonderful! The location has a beautiful view of the lake and is a quick drive to town. Upon arrival we were very impressed, the cottage was meticulously cleaned, adorably decorated and very comfortable. This is SO much better than staying at a hotel. We can't wait to come back! Thanks for the hospitality Jan and John!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tiffany thanks so much for the wonderful review. I am glad it worked out so much better than a hotel. We hope to see you guys again in the spring. Thanks again, John & Jan
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COZY is the key word

  • 5 of 5

Jan turned up the heat for us before we even got there so it was warm and cozy when we arrived. It was the week before Thanksgiving and she even had Thanksgiving decorations up. Plenty of towels and blankets. The kitchen had everything we needed and there were three TVs so everyone could watch what they wanted. Beautiful view of the lake and we hope to come back to visit our son (in South Bend) in the summer so we can take advantage of that lake. Thanks, Jan!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sharon for the sweet review. I am so happy the cottage worked out well for all of you. We hope to see you and the boys again this summer. We have a pier and kayaks for our guests to use. Thanks, John & Jan
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Quant and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

We only were able to stay one night, but we immensely enjoyed ourselves! Jan is a gracious host, showing us around the home, and we had all the supplies needed to make our time there comfortable. Near shopping and entertainment (bowling) but nestled away from the hub-bub. With the lake right across the street, it made for lovely evening and morning strolls, and the view from the kitchen window is breathtaking. We definitely hope to come back. Thank you Jan for very nice place to stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Papa's Cottage Review

  • 5 of 5

While we ended up staying at a different cottage, Papa's Cottage (same owners), I can say we had a wonderful experience! The cottage was beautifully done, cozy, and the owner - Fabulous to work with! We were very comfortable in this home away from home. This was my first experience through the VRBO, but am looking forward to using this service again. I have also referred friends and family that will coming for Notre Dame game weekends to Jan, just because she was so great to work with. She has taken great care of her cottage and it shows!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little bit of paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip and stay at the cottage. This time my husband and I took 7 children with us (yes, we are crazy). Despite our army, the trip was relaxing, rejuvenating and lovely. Jan and John go above and beyond to make sure you feel like family, not guests. Though it's only a short trip from our home near Chicago, it feels like you're in another world. One more tranquil and removed from the hustle of the every day. A must stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Whitney thanks so much for the kind review. It's always great seeing you guys every year. See you next summer. Thanks John and Jan
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
South Bend
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
3rd Base Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Beacon Hills or BriarLeaf
Nearest Train
3 Miles
South Shore or Amtrak
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
T-Bone Pier
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Stone Lake
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

La Porte Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter rate
Nov 16 2016 - Mar 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
Spring & Summer
Mar 2 2017 - Jan 9 2018
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75
Pet Fee $30
Refundable damage deposit $75
Tax Rate 7.0%

We live next door to our cottage house. So we are here if you have any questions or suggestions on things to do or places to eat. We like our guests to have a wonderful get away so if there is anything you would need before you check in never hesitate to ask. The cottage has a driveway that easily parks 3 cars.

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.
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La Porte Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 810 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Comfort Height Toilet and walk-in shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , super comfy
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , This bedroom has views of the lake
  • We have a futon & queen size air mattress.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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