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Jan

Member since: 2014
Speaks English

Cozy Country Cottage PineLake 'Home Away from Home'

13 Reviews
People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in La Porte

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5-6

I have a very cute cozy cottage just steps away from PineLake.

2 Bedrooms

1 Bath (Stand-up Shower)

All remodeled

Sleeps 5-6 people.

1 queen bed, 2 twin beds, 1 futon and 1 queen air mattress.

Fully equipped kitchen with coffee maker.

Central Air, Satellite TV, Wireless Internet, Flat Screen TV's w/DVD players in all rooms.

Views of Pinelake and access to our private community beach.

Use of a Pier.

Patio in the front and deck in the back with propane grill.

The garage has bikes, fishing poles and beach floats.

Basement with games and gaming table.(You access the basement from outside)

We are Pet friendly for an extra fee.

All linens are provided..(Except beach towels)

What a great cottage to just unpack and enjoy.

This is the perfect getaway for family's, fishermen, golfers or a girls weekend..

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jan (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks English

About Jan

My husband & I are originally from Chicago. I spent my childhood coming to Laporte with my family and loving it. So when my hubby & I decided to buy a lake house I knew I wanted laporte. Then 2 years ago we had the opportunity to buy the cottage house next door and its been a labor of love rehabbing it. We now live in Laporte full time.

Jan purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Jan chose Indiana

My husband John & I were lucky enough to buy the cottage house next door 2 years ago. We gutted and remodeled it for family and friends to stay but we had so many people ask if they could rent it and I have now been an Innkeeper for 2 years and love it. I want our guests to arrive at the cottage and leave there everyday stresses. I tell them to make the cottage there own. I greet every guest and show them everything the house offers then we leave them alone. We are here if they need anything.

What makes this cottage unique

I always loved the cottage house it was built in 1915 and I knew when I remodeled it I would mix old with new. We found beautiful hardwood floors throughout a gorgeous fireplace. I put in hickory kitchen cabinets which look great with the pine floors in the kitchen. Then through in the sparkle of stainless steel appliances. So when I decorated I mixed my love of old with new. I am a treasure hunter so there are little touches all over the cottage that people see. I also have had repeat guests now and they noticed that I changed a few things since they were there last. When guests are fortunate to stay over the holidays they get to stay in a Christmas wonderland. I get the biggest kick out of guests when they want to buy something I have in the cottage it makes all my treasure hunting worthwhile.

Reviews

5
based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

Cozy Country Cottage PineLake 'Home Away from Home'
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Chicago
5

A little bit of paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip and stay at the cottage. This time my husband and I took 7 children with us (yes, we are crazy). Despite our army, the trip was relaxing, rejuvenating and lovely. Jan and John go above and beyond to make sure you feel like family, not guests. Though it's only a short trip from our home near Chicago, it feels like you're in another world. One more tranquil and removed from the hustle of the every day. A must stay!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Whitney thanks so much for the kind review. It's always great seeing you guys every year. See you next summer. Thanks John and Jan
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5

Already planning my next trip back!

  • 5 of 5

Jan & John greeted us upon arrival and gave us a tour of the house. We knew we were going to love it the moment we set foot inside. The cottage was so cozy and had a homie feel to it. It was clean, well-maintained and spacious. We loved being able to grill and have a bonfire in the back yard. I took my own kayak, but Jan mentioned we could also use the neighbors' kayaks as well (thank you, neighbors!). The lake is literally a few steps away. We rented a boat from a near-by business that Jan suggested the next day and had a blast. I loved that Jan & John were next door-- it made it easy to ask for help or suggestions if we needed anything. They were both so nice, welcoming and friendly. I am already planning to go back in the fall with my family!

Thank you for everything, Jan & John!!!

Suzy

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Suzy for the fabulous review. We are always happy to see our guests enjoy the area and here there wonderful adventures on the lake. The cottage looked great and we were happy you were all able to have a great time. Please contact me anytime you want to come back it's beautiful here in the fall. Thanks again, John & Jan
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5

Awesome place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend staying at cozy country cottage, especially if you are looking for a quiet, very clean, and restful place. We had such a great time and was so comfortable here. Jan was so accommodating and very helpful! We came here because we needed a well deserve break from stressful life and this cute little place provided everything we needed. It's so good to know that there is a place that we can go to now and I will definitely be going back!! Thanks Jan for everything! You have a wonderful place!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue, Thanks so much for the wonderful review. We are happy your time at our cottage was a pleasant one. We hope to see you ladies again. Thanks, John & Jan
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5

Great house - Would stay again / highly recommend to others

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 nights in late June 2016 and really enjoyed our stay. The house was very clean, well decorated, and had all the kitchen/bath basics that we needed. Jan even left a box of toys for our son to play with and freshly baked cookies. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you all had a great time at the cottage. I appreciate the kind words about the cottage we work hard to make every guest feel at home. Hope to see you guys again. Thanks, John & Jan
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5

Great Cottage Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for our family. The backyard was great for playing with the kids. The location across the street from the lake was convenient and included a trail down to a small beach. Jan, the owner, was extremely helpful and attentive. We will definitely stay in the cottage on future family trips.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at our cottage. We hope to see you guys again. Thanks, John & Jan
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5

AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to relax, rest & revitalize. It was easy to find, clean, updated, quiet, w/a view of the lake. All we came with was our food, and clothes. Everything else was provided. Jan the owner felt like family from the moment we communicated by text. I would highly recommend it to anyone. The neighborhood was awesome even interacted with the mail lady, and new neighbor across the street. Do yourself a favor and stay here!!! You won't be disappointed.

Thanks to Jan for a wonderful 4 days.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
South Bend
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
3rd Base Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Beacon Hills or BriarLeaf
Nearest Train
3 Miles
South Shore or Amtrak
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
T-Bone Pier
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Stone Lake
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in La Porte, Indiana

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Spring & Summer
1 May 2016 - 15 Nov 2016
1 night minimum stay
£158
for 1 night
From
£107
£769
£2,115
 
 
Winter rate
16 Nov 2016 - 1 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
£112
for 1 night
From
£62
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£112
for 1 night
From
£62
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £23
cleaning fee £50
Refundable Damage Deposit £58
Tax Rate 7.0%

We live next door to our cottage house. So we are here if you have any questions or suggestions on things to do or places to eat. We like our guests to have a wonderful get away so if there is anything you would need before you check in never hesitate to ask. The cottage has a driveway that easily parks 3 cars.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in La Porte, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 810 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Lake View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Comfort Height Toilet and walk-in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , super comfy
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , This bedroom has views of the lake
  • We have a futon & queen size air mattress.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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