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Cozy Lake Cottage just 5 minutes on paved roads with Wow Lake Views & Sunsets💜

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 laundries, 2 woodburning fireplaces, 2 electric

Winter and Spring lake views are the best. Whether Coming to Manhattan area to spend time shopping, attending KSU or Ft. Riley Functions, or visiting Family here, step back in time to our Oak Shores Cottage! It is just the place to relax, with a beautiful full lake view family room with woodburning stove, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, full lower level gathering room, three big screens, & three cozy Fireplaces to gather in front of!! Enjoy the outdoors on our covered front porch with cozy, comfy chairs, ottomans, and swing, two hammocks under big shade trees, and a large back deck with comfy chairs, tables, fire pits, and grills. Our location is on paved streets, Just a few minutes from downtown and Aggieville restaurants and shoppes, and KSU activities. Enjoy the deck and grounds with so many types of birds, hummingbirds, and wildlife, or try out the basketball goal, volleyball, and croquet.

Member since: 2017
Speaks English, only a little french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2018


We are a semi-retired, middle-aged local couple who has decided to share our beloved lake cottage when we are not using it. We have four children, seven grandchildren, and two Morkies. We love our family, the lake life, traveling, most outdoor activities, cooking, entertaining, and Sports, particularly KSU Football!!!

JAN DARRAH purchased this cottage in 2017

Why JAN DARRAH chose Manhattan

My husband grew up at the lake, and I spent weekends on the lake with my family growing up, so it holds special memories for both of us. We enjoy spending time here relaxing, but decided to share our home with others when we are not using it. We have rented vacation homes for years and have thoroughly enjoyed them, so decided to try our hand at hosting. We have owned a business in Manhattan for many years, as well as rental properies, so have a maintenance crew and know how to provide good customer service. We traded a prior lake property that we have rented for this one, so are really "not so new" at renting (35 years in the real estate business) but new at vacation home renting.

What makes this cottage unique

From the Covered front porch when you first walk up the steps, to the cottagey, homey feeling inside with its wood ceilings, brick fireplace, woodburning stove, comfortable furniture and beds, to the breathtaking views of the lake, large shade trees in the large yard full of perrennials, and private deck, I hope you can feel the love this special home has to offer. The decorations, books, curios, and nooks and crannies are provided to take you back to a simpler time and evoke memories of the past, while you enjoy the wonderfully upscale appliances and amenities, not to mention the breathtaking views...


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Manhattan in Grant

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Children and Pets must be supervised at all times. Any pet stains or waste, guests will be charged for removal of waste and odor.
  • No smoking policy must be strictly adhered to. Any odor of smoke in the home or remnants in the yard, guests will be charged for removal.
  • Anything broken or missing must be replaced by guests, or owner will replace at guest's expense.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Cozy Lake Cottage just 5 minutes on paved roads with Wow Lake Views & Sunsets💜
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

It was a great place to stay as a family! We had plenty of room and the deck was fantastic! Can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great having you all, so glad you enjoyed our lake Cottage, look forward to having you stay again!! Hoping for a good basketball season this year💜�🙏�EMAW
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Convenient and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Conveniently located near Manhappiness and Tuttle Creek Res. Beautiful views of the lake and beautiful home! Owner was great to work with!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great family to have stay in our Cozy Lake Cottage, very respectful of our rules and space! I am glad you enjoyed our Lake Cottage, Come back soon!!!
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Great place for family and friends!!

  • 5 of 5

Nice property for a weekend of KSU football in Manhattan.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home and beautiful lake view!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Cozy Cottage! It is hardly a cottage but a beautiful vacation home. Our stay in Manhattan is always great but staying at this property made the weekend all that much better. My married children and grandson were with us and we had so much space. The lake view, location to KSU football stadium, and Jan's lovely decor couldn't have been better. We will stay there as often as it's available for our Manhattan stay.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Kelly!! We look forward to having you again and again. So glad you enjoyed our lake home as much as we do 💜�💜�
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Car: recommended

Tuttle Creek Lake, Manhattan, Kansas location, yet minutes from KSU, Shopping, Restaurants, all on paved Roads.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £77.25
Pet Fee £38.63
Refundable Damage Deposit £193.13

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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