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Cozy Cottage On The Lake

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

Affordable Lake Front Luxury! My family calls it Happy Land

Please read this......

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 nights 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.

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Shari Johnson
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in New Carlisle

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 bathrooms, one with shower and soaking tub and one with shower only.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • 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
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • 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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(14 traveler reviews)

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Cozy Cottage On The Lake
average rating of 4.642857 based on 14 reviews


  • 1 of 5

I rented this August with my family of 7 adults, 1 child , and 3 dogs.

Pros: The lake and beach are beautiful and my family really enjoyed it.

Cons: The beds seemed more like fulls than queen sized beds.

The front door didn't lock.

The downstairs shower handle was broken and you had to hold it up just to take a shower. We would run out of hot water if to many people took showers right after each other. The up stairs bathroom sink never worked. Had to brush our teeth downstairs. The fridge was so full of other people's old food we had to clean it out just to fit our own.

I would not rent here again. 🙁

  • Submitted: 29-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Annual Family Get Together

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time and rented both the Cozy Cottage and Domers Haven given the size of our family. Both homes had more amenities than what is described on the website. The proximity of the houses is such that we could walk easily between the two. We hung outside more at the lake house and had more meals at Domers haven. The pictures on the website for how the homes are laid out don't do it justice---there is more space in the common areas in the lake house than the pics appear (bedrooms are as small as they look) and the bedrooms at domers haven are as spacious as they appear. Both houses have basements that are quite nice as pics of either on the website though. We spent so much time outside and had great weather that the temp control issue were not major issues for us. Shari knows about them (whistling noise in the Domers haven home---very annoying if you're in the common area of the home) and moisture control issue in the lake house.

The grills are gas grills (needed to be cleaned before being used) and we brought lots of things we didn't need---wish we would have brought a hose (though had I asked Shari she probably would have had that we could have used) and a container for recycling. The fridges are standard size and the one in the lake house is side by side so we relied on coolers quite a bit. From previous rentals we brought throw rugs to help with wiping feet before coming in/storing shoes inside and this was helpful.

The pictures on the website for how the homes are laid out don't do it justice---there is more space in the common areas in the lake house than the pics appear (bedrooms are as small as they look) and the bedrooms at domers haven are as spacious as they appear. We spent so much time outside and had great weather that the temp control issues were not major for us but both houses have issues that hopefully can be worked out. Shari knows about them (whistling noise in the domers haven home---very annoying if you in the common area of the home) and moisture control issue in the lake house.

We put the beach and watercrafts to good use! We used the boat (and were surprised with a jet ski availability as well and took full advantage of this too); the hourly rate is comparable to other places but there is no daily/weekly rental rate that would reduce that hourly rate---for us this would have been preferable.

We really did have a great time and would go back!

  • Submitted: 20-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!

  • Submitted: 1-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: June 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!

  • Submitted: 27-Oct-2015
  • Stayed: August 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!

  • Submitted: 12-Oct-2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

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!

  • Submitted: 5-Aug-2014
  • Stayed: July 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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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
South Bend
Nearest Train
1 Miles
South Shore Train
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in New Carlisle

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$255.22
Damage Insurance C$126.33

Owner's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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