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Charming, 1940's private home located on waterfront with gorgeous views of lake.


Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Charming, 1940's private home located on waterfront with gorgeous views of lake.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Monticello - Indiana Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom, 1 bath with shower and an outdoor shower. Sleeps 6 comfortably.

This is a very nice, clean, private home on a quiet dead-end street. This home is right on the Lake Freeman. There is a furnished, covered boathouse deck directly over the water. The boathouse is non-functioning. The water is 16 feet deep and includes a pier which is great for sunbathing and fishing. No diving. The backyard is fenced in so you can contain your pets or kids. There is no fence around the boathouse. Sandy swimming beaches are available within short distance by car or boat. Your boat can be launched about 1 mile away or you can rent a boat or jet ski's at nearby Lake Schafer. Indiana Beach Amusement and Water Park is only 2 miles away. You can go-cart or play miniature golf with 2 miles. There's a wonderful, old drive-in theater located within 2 miles. You can hike along the beautiful Wabash River and visit the BattleGround Museum ,State Park, Wolf Park and horseback riding all within a 20 minute drive. There are several golf courses within a few miles.

Madame Carroll: The Madame Carroll is a large boat that holds 400 people. It rides exclusively around Lake Freeman on the weekends. There's a different band every weekend. Cost is $12.00 . You can stay on the boat for 2 or 4 hrs for the same price. They also offer dinner cruises.

There are 3 golf courses available within 5 miles of the cottage. 1. Tippecanoe Country Club, 2. Pine View Golf Course and 3. Hollow Acres on U.S. 421 S.

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  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bob (Owner)
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Speaks: english
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Bedrooms 3
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Charming, 1940's private home located on waterfront with gorgeous views of lake.
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful lake cabin was the ideal place for our group of three couples meeting up from various parts of the state to celebrate a birthday and long-time friendships for the weekend. Even in the cold weather, we still thoroughly enjoyed the view of the lights shining off the lake at night and took in the stars from the back boat deck. The western and Native American decor and memorabilia was the icing on the cake - great place...truly hope to be back! -- The six

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

simply paradise.

  • 5 of 5

This vacation home was amazing. I've been to Cancun and Jamaica and I must say I had a way better vacation at this house on the lake. The sun rises were to die for. The views of the patio of the lake were incredible. They could easily be on a post card. This house is extremely comfortable, well equipped, and something your family will always remember. I loved the back yard because it was completely shaded in and if you wanted to be in the sun you could by walking down a couple steps by the water. The neighbors are great too, very nice and welcoming. The friends and family that stopped by to visit were blown away. They wanted to know how I found this spot and how they could rent it also. Honestly this place is to die for. I was kinda worried beforehand on how everything was going to be, what to bring, and if the description was accurate. upon arrival all my worries were put to rest. I would highly recommend this to anyone regardless to age. The owner of this property was extremely nice and pushes you to enjoy his home and your vacation. Which was fantastic!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Lovely place

  • 4 of 5

We loved this gorgeous little cottage and had a fabulous time there this weekend. The descriptions given are very accurate and Bob and Maureen are easy to work with and accommodating. The cottage was very clean and the beds are really comfortable, which is sometimes hard to find in a rental. We loved being able to take our dogs with us, and they enjoyed the fenced yard. The fence to the north side of the home is really a low wall and our younger dog was capable of jumping it. I wouldn't leave pets unattended outdoors at any point, but the yard is most definitely contained enough to let your pets out after dark without much worry that they are going to wander off. The boathouse roof is just a fantastic place to hang out and relax and we truly spent most of our at home time out there. The Sportsman Inn had really good food and the people in the area were very friendly. If you are taking a boat, you need to be mindful of Bob's good advice and plan to take your boat out of the water at night or if you are tying up for really any length of time. The docks at this cottage cannot accommodate your boat overnight. A storm blew up while we were there and I can imagine your boat would be very damaged if it were tied up to the dock there.(Bob mentioned they don't own a boat so I'm trying to include boating details) Dodge Camp is close and convenient and it costs $10 to launch there. The kitchen is well equipped and you could cook just about anything. If you are finicky about measurements take your own measuring cups and spoons. If they are there I did not find them. Outdoor shower was a big hit with all. If you take your boat north past the sandbar watch for stumps and follow the people who seem to know where they are going so you can stay in the deep channel. The lack of TV led to the playing of games, even charades, and actual conversation with our middle school age sons. Amazing!!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Terri M

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at many vacation rentals and I have never wrote a review before now. This was just what is described and if you are looking for a place to escape the fast pace of everyday life, look no further... Kitchen is well stocked, Beds are very comfy, The decor is fabulous, and the Boat House is just what a person needs to idle away the day as well as the evening, right after you enjoy the outdoor shower, which we LOVED...Bob and Maureen are very easy to work with and want you to be happy. The only reason I hated to write this review was because I hate to give away this little piece of heaven I discovered.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Gifford Dude ranch

  • 5 of 5

Date: Apr 30, 2012 10:34 AM


I wanted to let you know that my daughter and I had a great time at the "Gifford Dude Ranch" this past weekend.

Your cottage is very comfortable and first rate.........we caught 6 fish off the dock and had a ball.

Thanks Again,


  • Submitted: May 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Charming Ponderosa with a Lake to boot!

  • 5 of 5

It is very difficult to find pet friendly accomodations in Monticello. Bob and Maureen's house is a treasure trove of old west items and my two brittanies felt right at home, This cottage will keep you amazed for hours with the decorations.

The view and the breeze from out on the deck of the boat house is incredible. We highly recommend it if you just want to sit back and relax for a few days and enjoy the boaters, skiers and have a BBQ. When you sit at the big table in the dining room you expect to see Lorne Greene and Dan Blocker at the other end!

We hope to be back soon!

Thanks again Bob and Maureen!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Benjamin, Thank you so much for the kind words. I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay. I'm really glad you appreciated the decor. I guess we have to all be raised around the same time. I have friends and relatives who look at the photos and say, "Roy who?" I hope you come back again. I will keep adding to the collection. Maureen and Cowboy Bob


Nearest Airport
1 Miles
White County Airport (Private Planes)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sportsmans Restaurant and Tavern
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Madame Carroll (Lake Freemans Party Boat)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
There's several within 2-3 miles
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
East/West US 24 and North/South 421
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sportsmans Restaurant and Tavern
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Indiana Beach
Car: recommended

Perfect area for the active family or maybe you're just looking for a little peace and relaxation on the covered boathouse overlooking the water. It's like heaven! Enjoy these many activities:

* Golf * Fishing- fishing license required.

* Miniature Golf * Boating- Boat rentals available at nearby

* Swimming Lake Schafer or dock your own boat at

* Antiquing nearby boat launch.

* Horseback Riding * Whyte Horse Winery

* Hiking * Indiana Beach/Amusement Park-roller coaster, water-park, kiddie rides and ferryboat.

* Canoeing * Madam Carroll of Lake Freeman-Dinner Cruises and dancing.

* Wolf Park * Drive-In Theater (One of the few remaining)

* Jet or Water skiing * Great Cats of Indiana-Sanctuary and Rescue Facility.

* Sailing


Rates & Availability

From $210 Per night

Monticello - Indiana Beach Cottage Rental Rates

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Monticello - Indiana Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower , Outdoor bathroom
  • This is just one of the many features our guests really enjoy. The outdoor shower with two shower heads (how romantic!). Nothing like showering beneath the trees and stars. Oh, there's a toilet, too! The indoor bathroom includes a toilet, sink and shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , bunkbeds
  • The cottage walls are originally knotty pine giving it a warm and cozy feeling. Two of the bedrooms have queen-sized beds. Both bedrooms are equal in size and include ceiling fans. The third has twin bunk beds. Cottage sleeps 6 comfortably. If needed , the large sofa sleeps one. We have central air but when the windows are opened there is a wonderful breeze blowing through the house. This is a quiet, beautiful cottage and a great place to get some well-needed rest after a day of swimming and golf.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
The deck is a covered furnished boathouse with an incredible view of lake. This is where most guests like to hang out, sun or rain. For those who are looking for something a little more romantic we have a table for two....and we'll provide the candles too! We suggest the boathouse at sunset. The kitchen is a great place for family gatherings or for the family that likes to cook together. We provide almost everything you'll need to create a wonderful meal. The large farm table has 6 chairs but the fold-out leaves allow 8. If you prefer to grill, there is a gas or charcoal Weber. There is a large grassy back yard for playing croquet, volleyball or badminton. Basketball net available on driveway. There is also a pier for fishing and deep-water swimming. Sandy swimming beaches available within short distance by boat or car. There is a boat landing less than 1 mile away. It's called Dodge Camp and the # is 574 583 7424.

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