The Cottage on 5th located in the resort and recreational lake community of Clear Lake is in northern IA approximately half way between Des Moines and Minneapolis just off Interstate 35 and 10 minutes from Mason City airport. The Cottage itself is 4 blocks from City Park which is home to concerts, art, boat, car and antique shows. The swimming beach, unique shops, restaurants, cafes, Lady of the Lake boat cruises, Arts Center, and the renowned, historic Surf Ballroom are all within walking distance. This lake view home on a quiet street, a 1/2 block from public lake access, is a perfect location for visitors.
The Cottage features an open floor plan with comfortable seating and gathering places to accommodate your lazy, relaxing summer days. In the winter with the many cold weather activities available The Cottage offers a warm, cozy, inviting atmosphere. The main bedroom has a queen size bed with large walk-in closet, adjoining full bath with double sinks, tub and shower. The sunny second bedroom has two twin beds. The Cottage has a large fenced yard with a concrete patio, table and chairs. At present there is no gas or charcoal grill.
Aside from the amenities listed above, The Cottage on 5th has a water softener, fiber optic cable, wi-fi internet service, a DVD player, and two flat screen televisions.
Keywords: bungalow, house, lake view, close-in, recreational
Having grown up in Iowa and knowing that I wanted to 'come home', I was looking for a lake community that would have a robust, active, yet small-town atmosphere. I found it in Clear Lake. This town features many events and concerts throughout the year. There is a beautiful downtown center with a pretty beach and sea wall walk. A City art museum added to its charm. For those of us who love flowers the City garden park is spectacular.
Our cottage feels cozy to us, is close to the lake and the seawall walking path and is in a great location to participate in all the activities Clear Lake has to offer. Remember walking to the town square or green and buying an ice cream cone? Remember needing a quick item from the grocery or drug store--well, you don't have to get in the car and drive, it's all within walking distance. City Park is very close and is a beautiful place to sit and enjoy all the city center has to offer..
Off season, The Cottage and Clear Lake both offer warmth and inspiration while enjoying the Winter Party week at the Surf Ballroom honoring Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens. Or come for the large, colorful winter kite festival and the ice fishing on the lake. There is fishing year round. The Christmas events with parade and fireworks are truly fun. Of course, there is no better time than Clear Lake on the 4th of July with its massive fireworks display.