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Cute Cottage on Lake Freeman, Private Beach, Boating Paradise, Relaxing Get-Away

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Details
Property
cottage
People
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Monticello - Von Hollow Hidden Gem

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Cottage With Private Beach, Pool, Lake Access, Boat Launch

You will absolutely love our recently renovated cottage in this private lake-side community. It has just about everything anyone would need for their special vacation get-away! The cottage has two bedrooms, each with a queen bed and the spacious living room has a full-size sofa sleeper for added sleeping accommodations, plus a club chair and ottoman for the best seating comfort, while you and your family or friends pass the hours in the evening watching TV or chatting about the great time you're having on vacation.

The cute kitchen has all the amenities, except a dishwasher. But don't forget about the added convenience of the washer/dryer unit off the living area. There is a television in each bedroom and one in the living room, all with basic cable. Wireless internet is also available free of charge. There is a gas fireplace for chilly winter evenings if some extra warmth and relaxing ambiance is what you seek.

Wake up in the morning to the sound of peace and quiet, have coffee on your own private deck overlooking the pond, take a walk down the private lake access road, or on the adjacent country lanes that connect to other nearby private lake communities, take a cool dip in the community pool, fish off the private pier, take a refreshing swim in the lake, lounge on the private beach, take your boat out for a morning run or ski...the possibilities to start your day are endless. The afternoons follow the same wide-open possibilities and the evenings can be used to explore nearby restaurants, bars, movie theaters, the drive-in theater, or the local winery.

NOTE: All guests MUST be 25 (twenty-five) years of age or older, with the exception of minors accompanied by guests 25 (twenty-five) years of age or older. The cottage is also PET FREE and strictly NO SMOKING. We must enforce this policy so that all our guests can enjoy a smoke-free stay and to avoid possible health issues regarding pet and/or smoke sensitivity, such as triggering an asthma attack or allergic reaction. Please respect and obey this policy. If you or someone in your party is a smoker, consider another rental nearby, or we request that you smoke outside on the back deck and discard used butts in a separate trash bag that will be kept outside at all times during your stay. Do not smoke outside within 20 feet of the cottage to avoid any smoke entering the house through open windows or doors. If any smoke damage or the presence of smoking materials or odor will result in the forfeiture of the entire Damage Deposit. NO EXCEPTIONS!

*CANCELLATIONS*: If guest cancels reservation, a minimum $100 cancellation fee applies to any and all cancellations made within 90 days of Check-In (arrival) date. Payments will be refunded as follows:

a. 100% of monies paid including the Service Fee paid to VRBO/HomeAway if cancelled 90 (ninety) days, or more, prior to Check-in Date.

b. 100% of monies paid (not including VRBO Service Fee) less a Cancellation Fee of $100 if cancelled 30 (thirty) days to 89 days, prior to Check-in Date.

c. 75% of monies paid (not including VRBO Service Fee) less a Cancellation Fee of $100 if cancelled 14 (fourteen) to 29 (twenty-nine) days prior to Check-in Date.

d. 50% of monies paid (not including VRBO Service Fee) if cancelled less than 14 (fourteen) days prior to Check-in Date.

e. Late arrival, early departure, bad weather, mechanical failure of travel vehicle or boat,

etc. does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit.

f. Renters are encouraged but not required to purchase separate optional Travel Insurance through VRBO/HomeAway to cover any unexpected inability to travel.

(*All refunds made less credit card transaction fees charged property owner by Credit Card Processor)

**Refunds made by owner to traveler do NOT include the service fee paid by traveler to VRBO/HomeAway unless cancelled 90 days or more from Check-In date. See terms and conditions regarding the payments and/or refunding of the VRBO/HomeAway Service Fee. Owner has NO CONTROL nor DOES NOT RECEIVE the monies paid toward the VRBO/HomeAway Service Fee fee if cancelled less than 90 days before Check-In (arrival) date.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Juliene & John
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
7 December, 2016

About Juliene & John

We grew up in Northern Indiana along southern tip of Lake Michigan and near Chicago. My husband attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, and I attended Purdue University Calumet. We have owned property in the Von Hollow community since 1985 and love the opportunity it affords us and our children to reconnect to nature and each other whenever we have the chance to 'get to the lake'.

Juliene & John purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Juliene & John chose Indiana

We liked the excitement of the big city, and the allure of the 'Big Lake', and we love boating, jet-skiing and all things water and wanted to find something smaller, more private, quiet and accessible to most boats and boating recreation. This cottage and the private community it is a part of is something rare and extraordinary that not many people get to experience. We wanted to share that experience with others. We also love that it is so close to Purdue, Indiana Beach, and many wonderful restaurants...see Top Notch in Brookston, IN (Not To Be Missed on the weekend for the filet mignon). There is also a connectedness with nature that can be had here whether enjoying the lake, sitting on the deck, taking a walk or bike ride, or reading on the beach. We know time is precious and fleeting and hope you can spend some of your time enjoying what we call our second home! Hope to see you soon at Von Hollow; you'll be glad you stayed with us :-)

What makes this cottage unique

Simply the location, private community, and hard-to-find private community beach and lake access to Lake Freeman made this property the best find. The fact that this cottage operates more like a home makes it a great year-round retreat for us and our friends.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for providing such a clean place for us to spend a few days with our daughter and her family. Our granddaughters especially loved the pool. Loved the comfort of the place. It had everything we could need!
Jun 2014
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)

Cute Cottage on Lake Freeman, Private Beach, Boating Paradise, Relaxing Get-Away
average rating of 4.7391305 based on 30 reviews
5

Quaint

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. The amenities were great and the cottage was clean. Thanks for a great stay

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This property totally met our needs for a weekend cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this very nice cottage when we were in Monticello for a wedding. Very nice and well maintained and extremely clean. The pool was great and it was close to the lakes! The owners were very helpful and communication was amazing! They bent over backwards to help us and answer our questions. It was small and cozy, and they added nice touches to make our stay comfortable! Would highly recommend this cottage!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our time here, great location and good communication with the owner.

Would really recommend to stay here and would definitely come back.

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Clean, updated, and cozy

  • 4 of 5

So my initial impression was that the cottage was not really anything special. It was clean, with newer appliances, and had central AC. The power went out due to the storms so that didn't help any. However, after seeing some of the other rentals in the area that were rented by friends, I was forever more grateful and appreciative of what a nice place this was. You aren't going to find another place like this, at this price point, in the area. The owners were prompt at responding to my inquiries and I received my deposit back the same day that we checked out. Very nice. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a "home away from home."

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Nice little 2 bedroom cottage

  • 4 of 5

Property is nice seems to be recently renovated, everything you would need to enjoy a nice weekend or vacation on Lake Freeman. Very nice play area for the children as well as the adults.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage in a quiet (off Season) village on Lake Freeman

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this darling cottage for two weeks while we visited family during spring break. It was the perfect spot for us. The cottage was clean and stocked sufficiently with kitchen ware, towels and linens. I really liked the two empty cupboards so we could put away our groceries rather than have them on the small counters. I also spent two weeks coveting the fabulous gas stove. I would have cooked more, but there was nothing but salt and pepper to use and I didn't want to start over buying common ingredients like sugar, cornstarch, and basic spices. Next time I will be better prepared and bring things from home. We had a weenie roast with the grandchildren in the fire bowl outside, but they were too busy exploring to be interested in roasting marshmallows for smores. The bedrooms were small, but the queen bed was appreciated. The bathroom was microscopic but sufficient. It made me think that our small bathroom at home was spacious. We were able to unpack and there was plenty of space for storage. The heating/cooling system worked great and we were always comfortable. The closet mirrors and kitchen table were perfect for sewing projects for three young granddaughters. We lived mostly in the kitchen and livingroom and there was plenty of space. My husband needed to work some of the time, and the little office he set up in the space at the back of the livingroom just fit the 2x4 foot table we brought for that purpose. He also had some intense internet needs and brought a $30 repeater to support his equipment. This worked great. We also brought our Roku from home just in case it could work. It was fabulous. I could watch a movie while he worked and we never lost connection. Now that we have a nice place to stay that fits our needs, we will be doing this again as our grandchildren continue to grow up.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you had a wonderful time at our little cottage. The "village" description of our private little compound is perfect: quiet, secluded, private; just what a person needs for a true getaway. We are glad to hear you are coming back in the future, you will be joining a growing list of satisfied return renters. We have tried to make every effort to provide the utmost comfort in our little cottage, and agree that some of the spaces are more akin to what would be found in the currently trendy "tiny house" movement; i.e. the bathroom. We will look into providing a few more small amenities such as spices, etc. to make everyone's stay just a little more comfortable. Thanks again for leaving the cottage so nice and clean and we hope to see you in the future for your next visit with your grandchildren.
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Location

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sportsman Inn, Lake Freeman
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Hollow Acres Golf Center
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Indiana 39 and Highway 421
Nearest Restaurant
13 Miles
Top Notch Bar and Grill, Brookston, IN
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Indiana Beach Amusement Park
Car: recommended

We are located in a private community on beautiful Lake Freeman. Our location boasts its own exclusive boat ramp launching area, a private beach, private pool, playground for the little ones with a rock-climbing wall, and an outdoor volleyball court. Our little getaway also has a private deck overlooking the upper pond (there are two ponds on the property adjacent to the private lake access road, that ultimately feed into the lake below). We have a gas grill next to the cottage for enjoying a relaxing summertime meal. A fire pit is also provided for your enjoyment if you wish to cook s'mores outside or simply enjoy the ambiance of a nighttime fire.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Monticello, Indiana

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Fall, Winter, Spring 16/17
10 Sep 2016 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£247
for 2 nights
From
£83
From
£119
Fri,Sat
£636
£1,193
 
 
Early Summer 2017
26 May 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£326
for 2 nights
From
£123
From
£139
Fri,Sat
£875
 
 
4th of July Holiday
30 Jun 2017 - 5 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£748
for 4 nights
From
£167
£1,153
 
 
Late Summer 2017
14 Aug 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£326
for 2 nights
From
£123
From
£139
Fri,Sat
£875
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£350
for 2 nights
From
£135
From
£147
Fri,Sat
£914
£2,465
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £159
Cleaning Fee £80

Minimum Age: The minimum acceptable age of responsible guest/renter/tenant is 25 years and older. We will not rent to vacationing students or singles under 25 years of age unless accompanied by an adult guardian or parent.

$200 Refundable Damage Deposit required for each rental.

Separate Travel Insurance suggested, but not required for rental.

Cancellation Policy: If guest cancels reservation, a minimum $100 cancellation fee applies to any and all cancellations made within 90 days of Check-In (arrival) date. Payments will be refunded as follows:
a. 100% of monies paid including the Service Fee paid to VRBO/HomeAway if cancelled 90 (ninety) days, or more, prior to Check-in Date.
b. 100% of monies paid (not including VRBO Service Fee) less a Cancellation Fee of $100 if cancelled 30 (thirty) days to 89 days, prior to Check-in Date.
c. 75% of monies paid (not including VRBO Service Fee) less a Cancellation Fee of $100 if cancelled 14 (fourteen) to 29 (twenty-nine) days prior to Check-in Date.
d. 50% of monies paid (not including VRBO Service Fee) if cancelled less than 14 (fourteen) days prior to Check-in Date.
e. Late arrival, early departure, bad weather, mechanical failure of travel vehicle or boat, etc. does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit.
f. Renters are encouraged but not required to purchase separate optional Travel Insurance to cover any unexpected inability to travel.
(*All refunds made less credit card transaction fees charged to property owner by Credit Card Processor).
**Refunds made by owner to traveler do NOT include the service fee paid by traveler to VRBO/HomeAway unless cancelled 90 days or more from Check-In date. See terms and conditions regarding the payments and/or refunding of the VRBO/HomeAway Service Fee. Owner has NO CONTROL nor DOES NOT RECEIVE the monies paid toward the VRBO/HomeAway Service Fee, and will therefore NOT REFUND the service fee if cancelled less than 90 days before Check-In date.

Check-In: 4pm
Check-Out: 10am

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.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Monticello, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 860 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Remodeled with new sink, tile, wainscoting, lighting.
  • Cute newly remodeled bathroom has new sink, tile floor, wainscoting, lighting, and fan. Glass and tile shower offers plenty of light.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , New laminate flooring
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , New mattresses in 2015
  • Bedrooms have a closet with hanging and shelf storage, plus room has a dresser and TV, and nightstand with lamp.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
There is a large common yard/field area to park your boat between launches, while not in the water. A dock may be made available to tie up to while in the water, but no long-term boat lift or dock is available.

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