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Little Otter Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Space 960 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 July, 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).
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • 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 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Great spot right on the water!

  • 5 of 5

Nice and clean. Right on the water. We had visits from a swan family and saw lots of turtles. A great week on the lake!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the quiet Little Otter Lake!

  • 5 of 5

Property was very clean, kitchen well stocked, Great swimming. Very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect week!!

  • 5 of 5

My 4 children and I had a WONDERFUL week at the Little Otter Retreat! It is a perfect lake house for a family vacation. Dave and Tammy are wonderful to work with as well. The home is very clean and well stocked with anything you would need. Before we even left my children asked if we could come back next year! Hoping to be a yearly vacation to create many fonds family memories!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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BEAUTIFUL...GREAT stairway difficult for older folks.

  • 4 of 5

The location was perfect for a little getaway. OWNERS were great to work with and were quick to answer questions. Fishing was good and my husband and I enjoyed the use of the double kayak. We used the BBQ grill every night! Cottage had everything we needed, except a tv upstairs. We were fine without a tv, but it would have been helpful for my folks as they are used to being able to unwind with a tv before bed. Everything was CLEAN and we truly felt welcomed in their cottage.

We vacation several times a year with my mother and grandfather and this cottage was perfect in size for us, but it was difficult to maneuver the stairs inside and out without a handrail. While the open stairway inside the cottage was pretty...its not very safe for little ones or older folks. I don't usually choose the "handicap accessible" filter option, but this was a good learning experience for me to do so in the future. Definitely not Dave and Tammy's was my own. Nonetheless, we all four had a WONDERFUL TIME!!

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another lake weekend full of relaxation and fun!

  • 5 of 5

What a hidden gem we found in the Little Otter Retreat! The house was very inviting and clean. A quick stop at the nearby grocery store and we had everything we needed for a successful weekend! We, of course, had to venture out in the mornings to get donuts from Tom’s! The house had enough room for our immediate family, and Mama and Papa! The kids loved the bunk beds! The highlights of the weekend were searching for turtles, paddle boarding around the lake, fishing, campfire treats, and jumping off the floating dock! Thanks so much for sharing your home away from home with us! We can’t wait to return for another amazing weekend of memories! Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly a retreat with all the trimmings!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time at Little Otter Retreat! The house is so cute and you really are right on the water. We went for spring break and had terrible weather for the most part, but the cottage was lovely, warm, and the views were still amazing. There are plenty of amenities, everything is really clean, and they have all the pots, pans, and dishes you might need. The owners were a complete pleasure to work with. We hope to return for a summer retreat!!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from 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
10 Sep 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
26 Nov 2018 - 3 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
4 Mar 2019 - 4 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer weeks
5 May 2019 - 7 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £190.67
Cleaning fee £61.02 + Tax

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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