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Little Otter Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Space 960 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Quiet Lake Cottage

This quiet lake front cottage located on Little Otter Lake in the Lake James Chain offers the best of both worlds. Little Otter Lake is great for fishing, kayaking and swimming. A fifteen minute boat ride through the Big Otter Lake channel connects you to skiing, tubing and more on Snow Lake, Lake James and Jimmerson Lake. Row boat and Kayak are included in the rental. However you will need to provide your own speed boat or pontoon boat. Dock space is available.

This two story, 1,100 square foot home, with 160 feet of lake frontage has all the amenities needed for a great vacation. The interior of the cottage is clean and inviting. Bedrooms and bathroom are located on the top level. The front bedroom has a deck with a remote control awning great for morning coffee, reading, and evening cocktails. Family room, front room, and open kitchen with lake view make up the lower level. This is a wonderful way to get away even during the fall and winter months.

Our Little Otter Retreat is located 1 mile from Pokagon State Park which offers tobogganing, hiking, and cross-country skiing. A public access boat ramp is located 1 mile from the cottage. Two local wineries and two breweries are within 5 miles as well as a variety of local and chain restaurants.

The cottage is situated on a third of an acre with plenty of outdoor space for games and fun. The lot has both shaded and sunny areas while the beach is firm and great for swimming. Little Otter lake is known for great fishing and Tri-State Bait and Tackle is only 0.2 miles away. Potawatomi Snowmobile trails with 35 miles of trails, are 7 miles away.

More Details

David Panning
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 April, 2018

About David Panning

We love our new to us Lake Cottage. We are both teachers at local schools here in Indiana and love time away at the lake. We have been on the Lake James Chain through relatives for over 30 years. However the Little Otter Retreat is a place we can call our own.

David Panning purchased this cottage in 2017

Why David Panning chose Fremont

This property offers everything you would want in a cottage. From the quiet shores of Little Otter Lake to the fun and excitement of Lake James, this 160 foot of lake frontage property has it all. We love the big yard with fire pit and open spaces, the beach which is great for swimming, and fishing off the dock. Inside is neat, open, and inviting with great views of the lake along with an amazing deck with awning.

What makes this cottage unique

Little Otter is a great fishing lake and is accessible to five additional lakes. It is also one mile away from the entrance to Pokagon State Park.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fremont in Jamestown

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No illegal activity No loud music No excessive fireworks
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • There is a pullout couch in the living room (Queen) and a pullout couch in the front room (Twin).
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • Shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming


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Little Otter Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at Little Otter. The Pannings were the perfect hosts and made our relocation process to the area so much more pleasant. Even though our stay was in January and February with lots of snow, it was beautiful. We would definitely recommend this charming home.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was great! Enjoyed our stay there.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay for the weekend. It's a cozy cottage right on the water. Has a nice deck to relax on and to enjoy the view.

The owner was very nice to work with. We wanted to watch a MLB playoff game. He upgraded the tv package so we could watch the game. So appreciated it!!

We would recommend staying there!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prefect home!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was PERFECT. The owners and the home went beyond our expectations. The home was overly equipped and didn't need anything more. Loved everything.... Will return for sure!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Fremont, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Apr 2018 - 28 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer weeks
29 May 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
10 Sep 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £42.86 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £178.58
Tax Rate 7.0%

Check in time is as early as 3:00 while check out is at noon.

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