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Cozy Country Cottage PineLake 'Home Away from Home'

Bedrooms 2
Space 810 sq ft
Property type cottage


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..

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2018

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 La Porte

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.


La Porte Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 810 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
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
  • 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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Cozy Country Cottage PineLake 'Home Away from Home'
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews

Jan takes wonderful care of the cottage, and they really make you feel welcome.

  • 5 of 5

Just a wonderful place to unwind. The moment you arrive, you feel the weight being lifted off your shoulders. It feels like home.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our cottage. We are happy you had a great time. Thanks for the great review. Hope to see you guys again, Jan & John
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Wonderful home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time at this cottage and Jan was a fantastic lady. She made us feel very welcome and the kids loved the fresh cookies she made. The cottage was very clean very comfortable and I didn't feel like I had to watch every move the kids made so they didn't break something. There was plenty of running room for my dog in the backyard and plenty for the kids to do. We hope to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pine Lake Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Jan and John's cottage was cozy and just what we needed. It was very clean and everything we could have needed for our stay was there. The owner's were very friendly and helpful and welcoming. The cottage was beautifully decorated and the lake was right across the street. We had a great time just relaxing and going down to the lake for an evening stroll. Thank you for everything, and for the warm cookies. Jan and John your cottage and you are the greatest.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the wonderful review. We are glad you guys got to relax. We hope to see you all again Thanks, John & Jan
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We loved the quaint little cottage but wished it was a little more private.

  • 4 of 5

This cottage is CLEAN! She has everything you need (towels, washcloths, kitchens items, floats, etc). Owners live right next door and are very friendly and willing to suggest places to see and restaurants to try. We had a great girls weekend here and will most likely be coming back! Thanks Jan for an awesome weekend!!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is beautiful and exactly as the pictures show.

  • 5 of 5

Jan and John were super helpful by giving us a tour of the property and telling us about all of the nearby attractions. The cottage is beautifully decorated and the location is great, close to several things. We were able to drive to Gary, IN to see the Michael Jackson family home and also to New Buffalo Beach on Lake Michigan. Pine lake is beautiful and can be seen right from the front of the house. We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer thank you for the wonderful review. We are glad you had a great time It will be nice to have you guys come back. Thanks again, John & Jan
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the cottage for one night on a road trip west bound. It was very well decorated and immaculate. It exceeded my expectations and I would definitely stay there again in the future!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review and please stay at our cottage again when your in the area. Thanks, 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $75

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

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