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.
- Separate WCs1
- Min. Stay2 nights
3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 laundries, 2 woodburning fireplaces, 2 electric
- english, only a little french
- Calendar last updated:
- 15 Oct 2018
About JAN DARRAH
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...
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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!
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
I love a story and this home has one to tell. If you are looking for a peaceful place to recharge or spend time with family, this home has something to offer. All I can say is that the owners are truly sharing their "home" and not just a rental. Beautiful home with a very rich history of love and life. I highly recommend.
Our family had an amazing long weekend at this property! It truly felt like we were staying at a friend's house. There was plenty of room for 6 adults, but yet it felt cozy at the same time. The views from the deck were fantastic! The owners have done all of the little things to make this an awesome place to stay. They were also very responsive to questions that came up before our stay. The location was perfect -- just minutes from Manhattan, but yet far enough out to feel like we could get away from it all too. We hope to book another visit in the future!
Convenient and beautiful!
Conveniently located near Manhappiness and Tuttle Creek Res. Beautiful views of the lake and beautiful home! Owner was great to work with!
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!!!
Great place for family and friends!!
Nice property for a weekend of KSU football in Manhattan.
Lovely home and beautiful lake view!
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.
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 💜�💜�
Tuttle Creek Lake, Manhattan, Kansas location, yet minutes from KSU, Shopping, Restaurants, all on paved Roads.