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Cozy Cottage Inside Private Resort with Lake Freeman Access - Enjoy Pool & Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Home Away From Home With A Pool, Sandy Beach And Other Great Amenities!

Enjoy a cozy cottage in this exclusive resort with Lake Freeman access! A great place to relax in your own private resort with all the amenities home. Indiana Beach Amusement Park and other fun activities just a short drive away.

This cute cottage is perfect for your own family get-a-way or can be apart of a couple cottages for you & your friends to enjoy together. Brand new paint and flooring throughout with new linens and towels for your use.

Full sized stove and refrigerator are perfect for your families needs while you are here.

You can bring your own boat & enjoy all the fun Lake Freeman has to offer. *ask owner about details. Boat slips are available by request. Resort has its own private boat ramp (one of only a few private ramps on the lake!) & boat storage area on site.

So get ready to enjoy all the water activities your family loves from skiing, jet skiing, swimming, fishing, etc.

This updated cottage includes its own kitchen with all the conveniences of home....Full size refrigerator, stove, dishes, utensils, New LED TV with Blue Ray player in living room and also new TV/DVD player in master bedroom (all with basic cable included).

Resort amenities include: private sandy beach located just a short walking distance from the cottage, a large resort pool, expansive playground right across from the cottage, secluded resort road (great for biking), wireless internet, large park area perfect for lawn games! Private gas grill & patio furniture are for your personal use at the cottage. A dedicated fire-pit will end the nights perfectly with stories and smores.

Please look at cancellation policy before booking. We are strict on this becuase many people book in advance for the opportunity to stay here.

Linens & bath/kitchen towels are provided. You must bring your own beach/pool towels.

*Pool has a planned opening during the weekend of Memorial Day weather depending. Pool closing is TBD based on weather.

*Please note that lake levels have varied from time to time and and are not under the control of owners

More Details

Josie Grennes
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2018

About Josie Grennes

Our family has enjoyed this lake and resort for many years. We take pride in this unit and facilities and treat it as our home. It is our slice of paradise in Indiana, we hope you feel the same when you leave!

Josie Grennes purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Josie Grennes chose Monticello

This is one of the most unique properties that you will find on this lake. It has a family feel with many options of fun. We have our own sandy beach which is very unique to this or other lakes around. Fishing is excellent. The pool is 25x55 and can accommodate many people (Ranges from 3'-10' deep). Numerous playground equipment and large park are perfect for any family. Beach area has large pavillion to relax under or enjoy sunning in the provided layout chairs.

What makes this cottage unique

You get so much more than a standard hotel room. This is truly your home away from home. You can calm things down when in comparison to the hustle and bustle of staying near Indiana Beach but yet are just a short drive away.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Monticello

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Towels provided are for bathing only. Please be respectful and do not use to clean up spills, as beach/pool towels or anything other than bathing.
  • Late check-out after 11:00am results in $15 per every 15 min. late. This is to ensure our cleaning crew has enough time to prepare for next customer.
  • Accidents that cause damage i.e. blood, vomit, urine etc. please inform the owner immediately and will be assessed to see severity and extra fees.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Softened Water
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , FULL SIZE
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Cozy Cottage Inside Private Resort with Lake Freeman Access - Enjoy Pool & Beach
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 36 reviews

Perfect Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The cabin and the little resort were perfect for our family getaway. The cabin is definitely cozy, but it was a nice change of pace. The playground and pool were a HUGE hit with our 3 little boys. We took a hike down to the beach and through the "woods". The owners and their extended family were very welcoming. We would definitely visit again. I wanted to give this place 1 star only so other people wouldn't discover this hidden gem!

  • Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 4 of 5

Cute little cottage. Great pool, sandy beach, & playground. The owners were super friendly & helpful too

  • Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

Never again

  • Submitted: 13-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: In all the years that we have rented our personal cottage, this was the only time that we have had such a bad experience with our guests and the ONLY time we have asked someone to leave. Your reservation was made for 4 adults and then after receiving word that there were "a lot" of people in the unit by others, it turned out that there were more people than on the reservation. Our unit is designed for and clearly states that the maximum amount of people in the unit is 4 adults and 2 children (6 people). When we approached you to confirm the number of people, after the first night that you stayed, we were told, by you, there were 6 adults and 1 child. After coming back once again, we confirmed, by talking to you, there were actually 9-10 people in 4 cars (one that happened to be a 12 passenger bus). This was also after speaking with you and you telling us how nice the unit was and how you liked it so much. We are very accommodating to all of our guests that follow the set guidelines. As you can clearly see in our prior reviews our unit is well liked. I’m sorry that you did not follow the rules and chose to lie about the number of people to our face and that subsequently, since you were asked to leave, you gave us a negative review. We pride ourselves on the quality of our cottage, resort and good experience we have with most of our guests. I would hope in the future that you follow the guidelines of any place you stay as you may encounter the same “negative” outcome that occurred here. We second your opinion of “Never Again”.
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My wife and I enjoyed our stay. Home was very clean and had all the essentials we needed.

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful relaxing weekend

  • Submitted: 21-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for 2 pregnant ladies needing a relaxing girls weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We were 2 pregnant moms needing a mini "do nothing" vacation before 2nd babies arrive. The pool was steps away from unit and there was a nice walking path for mini excercise time. Several good restaurants were driving distance. Size of unit was good, beds were comfy enough, and amenities were good. Beach was not anything to be excited about but would have been acceptable if we had wanted beach time (we were happy with pool). If you're a bigger person, shower is a little small but workable. We felt the unit would be tight for more than 3 people but it was perfect for us.

Neighbors were friendly. Unit had very nice touches throughout! I especially loved the adjustable shower head and hooks for towels on back of bathroom door;)

Only suggestions I have are to have explicit directions on how to lock door when inside unit and directions to beach (drive down road before community entrance to see sharp turn road with white gate before entrance OR walk to the left of unit 14 & down stairs).

If you're looking for things to do, there's a cute putt putt type place a few miles south on 421 & a small movie theatre a few miles north!

Thank you for sharing this place with us! We are already discussing coming back next year with our families...or maybe for another girls only weekend ;)

  • Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean cottage -- good, safe location for small families!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and well-stocked which was a definite plus. Perfect for sleeping 2 adults and 2 children -- the playground and pool next to the cabin was a great addition for young children. The "master" bedroom could use an updated mattress but overall, a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
94 Miles
Indianapolis International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Sportsman Inn
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Hollow Acres Golf Course (Par 3)
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
US 421
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Sportsman Inn
Nearest Beach
Our Private Beach
Car: recommended

This unit is located just miles away from Indiana Beach Amusement Park. You are just a short distance from a rare private beach, fishing and boat docks. There are many activities in the area including hiking, mountain biking, shopping and many other enjoyable activities.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Monticello

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer (Early)
May 28 2018 - Jun 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
Jun 29 2018 - Jul 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer (Late)
Jul 9 2018 - Aug 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Sep 3 2018 - May 29 2019
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$79.9
Damage Deposit C$266.34

Linens & towels are provided *see notes
Check in time: 4pm
Check out time: 11am

*Cancellation Policy* *PLEASE READ!!!!*
45+ Days till Reservation Dates = Full Refund
30-45 Days till Reservation Dates = 20% Taken from Deposit
30-15 Days till Reservation Dates = 50% Taken from Deposit
15-0 Days Till Reservation = 100% of monies forfeited

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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