|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
The Cottage on 5th located in the resort and recreational lake community of Clear Lake is in northern IA approximately half way between Des Moines and Minneapolis just off Interstate 35 and 10 minutes from Mason City airport. The Cottage itself is 4 blocks from City Park which is home to concerts, art, boat, car and antique shows. The swimming beach, unique shops, restaurants, cafes, Lady of the Lake boat cruises, Arts Center, and the renowned, historic Surf Ballroom are all within walking distance. This lake view home on a quiet street, a 1/2 block from public lake access, is a perfect location for visitors.
The Cottage features an open floor plan with comfortable seating and gathering places to accommodate your lazy, relaxing summer days. In the winter with the many cold weather activities available The Cottage offers a warm, cozy, inviting atmosphere. The main bedroom has a queen size bed with large walk-in closet, adjoining full bath with double sinks, tub and shower. The sunny second bedroom has two twin beds. The Cottage has a large fenced yard with a concrete patio, table and chairs. At present there is no gas or charcoal grill.
Aside from the amenities listed above, The Cottage on 5th has a water softener, fiber optic cable, wi-fi internet service, a DVD player, and two flat screen televisions.
Keywords: bungalow, house, lake view, close-in, recreational
Having grown up in Iowa and knowing that I wanted to 'come home', I was looking for a lake community that would have a robust, active, yet small-town atmosphere. I found it in Clear Lake. This town features many events and concerts throughout the year. There is a beautiful downtown center with a pretty beach and sea wall walk. A City art museum added to its charm. For those of us who love flowers the City garden park is spectacular.
Linda (Owner) purchased this cottage in 2010
Our cottage feels cozy to us, is close to the lake and the seawall walking path and is in a great location to participate in all the activities Clear Lake has to offer. Remember walking to the town square or green and buying an ice cream cone? Remember needing a quick item from the grocery or drug store--well, you don't have to get in the car and drive, it's all within walking distance. City Park is very close and is a beautiful place to sit and enjoy all the city center has to offer..
Off season, The Cottage and Clear Lake both offer warmth and inspiration while enjoying the Winter Party week at the Surf Ballroom honoring Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens. Or come for the large, colorful winter kite festival and the ice fishing on the lake. There is fishing year round. The Christmas events with parade and fireworks are truly fun. Of course, there is no better time than Clear Lake on the 4th of July with its massive fireworks display.
This is our fifth year staying at the cottage. The location is on a dead end street that ends at the lake. The owner has kept the property in great condition and every year more updates are made. This year a new fence and landscaping were installed. The manager, Dena, is also very helpful. As other reviewers have noted, the cottage is very clean and
well stocked with all the essentials. We have booked for year six already and hope to come back for many years.
My two adult daughters and I stayed in The Cottage during Mother's Day weekend. The Cottage was wonderful in every way. It was very clean and cozy and in a great location. We were able to walk anywhere we wanted to go from having supper on the downtown square to checking out the Surf Ballroom. We spent many hours on the back patio which was private and quiet, perfect for conversation and relaxation. You are located two houses from the lake so sitting on the dock enjoying the lake is quite easy and very accessible. I would highly recommend staying at The Cottage and will definitely stay there again in the future. Linda, the owner and Dena the manager, are very accommodating and easily accessible.
We stayed here for a girls weekend (Friday-Sunday). The cottage has everything you need and is very clean and comfortable! The location is great as we were able to walk almost everywhere we needed to get to in town. Thanks for the great stay!
We've stayed at the cottage the last two holidays and have really enjoyed each stay. Linda, the owner, is really responsive, as is the manager, Dena. They were extra accommodating about our short stay this year, which we greatly appreciated (especially after long drives and during a hectic time of year!). The cozy cottage is on a quiet street and had everything that we needed and then some. Will be back. Highly recommend!
We really enjoyed our stay here, the cottage is so welcoming and comfortable. It has everything you need - full kitchen, Internet, cable, even laundry! We usually stay with family when visiting Clear Lake and this is the first time during our visits that we felt like we were on a true vacation! The beds were so comfortable and my sons really appreciated not having to share a bed. The cottage is in great shape and very clean.
This is a great location. You can see the lake from the front door and you are within walking distance to great restaurants, Main Street shopping, the park with all its summer events, and the Surf. We had a really nice dinner at Sips right next to the Surf. Enjoy!
My wife and daughter (2 years old) stayed at the cottage for a weekend get a way. Location is PERFECT and the house is AMAZING!! Extremely well taken care of and clean and the perfect size for us. Would fit more people very easily. Dock is 80 yrds from the door and downtown square is five blocks away. Such a smooth booking and we are already booking for next year and staying for much longer! !! It is a perfect place to stay in clear lake! ! Thank you Linda for everything. Can't wait to come back!!
A signed rental agreement and deposit required from guests. Cash or checks only and no third party checks. Rates are subject to seasonal changes and for special events.
Signed rental agreement and a deposit are required before reservation confirmed. Rental payment is received when checking in and upon receipt of the key. Rental rates are subject to change.