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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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 September, 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 around the Fremont around the 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Little Otter Retreat
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Great setting and very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. Everything is cute and clean. It is nice being able to walk right out to the lake and the bonfire pit. Wood and roasting utensils are provided, which is very nice.

My favorite part is sitting on the upper deck outside the bedroom in the morning while the kids are still sleeping. The lake is so calm and peaceful. Then, when the sun is shining it is great to kayak and swim in the lake. The weed trimmer keeps the water looking beautiful and scenic.

There are also a lot of movies and games for inside activities.

We definitely want to return.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute, Cozy & Right on the Water!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the cottage! David & Tammy greeted us, showed us around and left us with some wine and chocolates - very welcoming. The cottage is clean, comfortable and cozy, especially for a couple looking for some peace and quiet. The things we liked most were the many turtles swimming within sight; the fire pit right on the water; the free wood; the new swim raft; the clean water; and the canoeing (we brought our own). The upper deck is nice for morning coffee; and the views from all points are lovely. Little Otter Retreat is just that - a wonderful retreat and a little piece of heaven! So obviously, we would highly recommend it for peaceful vacation. Thanks David & Tammy!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place and people at Little Otter Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and our two teen kids had a wonderful vacation filled with great memories thanks to Dave and Tammy sharing their Little Otter lake home with us. We enjoyed being right on the water and looking out the windows while eating. It was also a great place to sit back with some coffee and a book to unwind and relax. The fire pit by the lake with all the colorful, fun outdoor chairs to sit in was a hit. We also enjoyed playing croquet and corn hole, and are very thankful they shared those with us. Another great feature that we appreciated was being able to store the tubes and rafts in the garage in the evening and having our boat right out front. That was nice so we didn't have to worry about the water toys blowing away. The cottage was clean and inviting. We'd love to come back and were sad to leave. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone wanting to have a nice lake vacation. Dave and Tammy are great people to work with.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage around the Fremont,

Rental Basis:
per property
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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
6 night minimum stay
for 6 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

Cleaning fee £60.89 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £190.27

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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