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Shari Johnson

Member since: 2013
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Speaks English

Cozy Cottage On The Lake

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday cottage in Indiana - Cozy Cottage On The Lake

Beautiful Views, Beach, Boating, BBQ, Sun And Fun

Affordable Lake Front Luxury! My family calls it Happy Land

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Please include a phone number and number of guests in your inquiry, all booking arrangements are made by phone. I won't respond to inquiry's without a phone number.

Summer bookings need to be 4 days or more. The rates for holiday weekends Could be slightly higher than quoted rates.

There is also a neighboring 3 bedroom house which sleeps 9 this works well for family reunions etc. This house is also available for rent and gets a slightly lower rate.

Approximately an hour from Chicago. Hudson Lake only 75 miles SE of Chicago. This recently rebuilt Luxury Cottage is anything but ordinary. Comfortable style with a fully equipped kitchen. 500 sq ft of decks, an 80 foot pier, and a swim raft. There is also a beach house for grilling and relaxing closer to the beach, easy way to keep an eye on the kids.We supply bed linens and bath towels. You will need to provide beach towels. There are three TVs with DVD players. Washer and dryer are provided on site. There is central A/C and heat. Large driveway provides off-street parking for at least 4 vehicles and room for your boat trailer, so just bring food & drinks & you're set! Beach, boating, and BBQ are all right here! Historic New Carlisle, Parks, antique shops, groceries shopping, Bowling alley & great places to eat are nearby. It is also easy to access downtown Chicago as the South Shore Train stop is approximately 1 mile from the house. We are located on an 600 acre all sports lake that is great for fishing too! Luxury bathrooms & a 2 person soaking tub in the master suite. We also have a front yard fire pit & fishing poles for you to use. Home is near Three Oaks Century bike trail and is perfectly located for biking. 6 miles to New Buffalo beaches, shops, and restaurants and Four Winds Casino resort. 5 miles to artsy Three Oaks, Michigan, and its art galleries, theater and independent movie theater. Golf at Whitaker Woods Golf Course, or Briar Leaf Golf Course. 8 courses within 15 miles. Outlet shopping in Michigan City. Nature hikes at nearby Spicer Preserve. 15 miles to Notre Dame University. 2 miles to Heston Steam Train museum. Minutes to apple picking,peach, blueberry and pumpkin farms. Feels like Wisconsin. Similar to Paw Paw Lake or Twin Sister's Lake in Michigan. One of the nearest recreational lake south of Chicago, IL. This is the perfect spot for a reunion of friends or family. Also a favorite for Notre Dame visitors, game weekends and weddings. No smoking, will consider pets.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Shari Johnson (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks English


based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

Cozy Cottage On The Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Great family mini-vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of our family had a wonderful time on Hudson Lake. The house is spacious and well-appointed, and everyone had enough space. We had 6 adults and one infant. The area is quiet and there's very little traffic. The lake is beautiful and everyone enjoyed going in the water. We used the outdoor grill to cook dinner every night. The baby loved the aqua lily pad and the chickens! Fresh eggs were a bonus. Shari and Gary were very pleasant to deal with and responsive to our needs (which were minimal). Our two dogs also had a great time! We hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic get-away

  • 5 of 5

We had 10 adults and 4 little ones at this house for a reunion weekend in August. It was the perfect choice. There was plenty of room for everyone and lots to do. We enjoyed a lot of the time at the lake. In the evening we were able to get down to the "beach house" to get away from the kiddos so we didn't wake them while we enjoyed some adult card/game playing. Shari answered any concerns we had promptly and was very nice and easy to deal with. We even called her and asked her where we could buy firewood and she just brought us some. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Homer Glen, Il

Great Family Vacation - fun for everyone

  • 5 of 5

We spent a great family vacation and found Shari's home a wonderful place to have an opportunity for everyone to enjoy our time together. Shari was very nice to work with along with her son who was also very friendly and helpful. They were very responsive to any item we might need. We had 10 adults & a 2 year old. We were able to enjoy the beach, as well as playing games on the lawn, and cookouts every night. The "Jabba the Hut" was a great plus. We were able to play cards & games without waking up our grandson. Our grandson loved the chickens. Multiple TVs and places with front and back decks to talk, without disturbing others who might still be sleeping. We would look to coming back again next year. Shari is great!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house for our multifamily vacation (we could've used another bathroom, but that's just because of our large group!). We had 8 adults and 6 kids ages 2-70. The beach was beautiful, and the water was calm and clean. We swam all day, cooked on the BBQ, and roasted marshmallows in the fire pit at night. The beach house, aka "Jabba the Hutt" was a HUGE bonus, as we ate our meals there, and kept snacks/drinks inside without having to walk back up to the house. Fresh eggs from the chickens was a treat! Shari was very accommodating and a pleasure to work with!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I hope you will be back for another visit in the future you all were a pleasure to have visit.
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Great summer weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We spent July 4th weekend here and had an absolutely wonderful time!

Shari certainly thought of everything and was available any time we had a question or concern. She is better than a councierge at the finest hotel! The house is well maintained with all the comforts of home. There were 12 of us in our group ranging from 7 to 70's, there was plenty of room for all of us and something for every age.

I would highly recommend renting this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

We rented Shari's home for the OU vs. Notre Dame Weekend. It was an awesome experience, nice home, very nice furnishings, and ample space for our two families. The cousins enjoyed seeing one another and cheering for their respective teams. Although we love the Irish, we were thrilled with the Sooners win! Nice home for Notre Dame Weekends!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
South Bend
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
South Shore Train
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Rolling Prairie, Indiana

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3 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning £152
Property Damage Protection £75

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Indiana, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 bathrooms, one with shower and soaking tub and one with shower only.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 queen beds 3 twin beds, plus sleeping area with queen bed and pull out couch in lower level family room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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