Great room with working fire place and one of the kids play corner


Entire home/flat

6 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

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About this listing

Built by an artist as his summer retreat in the 1930s, this Arts and Crafts cottage on Diamond Isle takes you back to a time when days on the lake meant swimsuits, bare feet, leisurely board games, and lounging with a paperback.

The space

A lake house the way lake houses used to be - a broad sun porch overlooking the waters of Diamond Lake, lots of books, knotty pine panelling, a stone faced fireplace, room to sprawl, and a battered old canoe. Escape from the modern hassle of hustle and TV to a cabin on the water front where you can fall asleep to the sound of soft waves on the grass beach.

Located on an island and only accessible by private ferry, this rustic home makes a great family retreat from the hectic pace of modern life.

Kid friendly. There is a kids play corner with tons of books, board games and toys. The lake front has a shallow beach that is appropriate for children that are supervised and in Life Jackets. We have an ample selection of life jacket sizes for your safety.

The children's corner is stacked with books, coloring supplies, board games, stuffed animals and origami supplies.

You will have the cottage all to yourself. We have neighbors who live on the island all summer so please be friendly and considerate of them.

The island can only be accessed by a members and guests only 4-car ferry and has only one loop dirt road and few cars. The center of the island is a protected forest, making it an excellent place to let kids run free.

Neighbors are friendly and family oriented.

Only accessible by a four-car ferry. Most days the ferry runs from 8AM to 9:45PM or 11:45PM. After labor day through the end of October the ferry only runs on Tuesdays, Thursdays and weekends, but the cottage is still available for rent. The mainland can be reached by boat.

Guests need ferry passes to get on and off the island. We provide one free round trip set of ferry passes weekly. Additional passes can be purchased for $5 per roundtrip.

2-2.5 hour drive from downtown Chicago.
45 minute drive from South Bend.

There are only two bedrooms, but there is a sun porch with two pull-out couches. The two living room couches are also pull-out.

We do not allow fireworks and to use the dock and boats guests need to sign a liability waiver.

Guest access

Kid friendly. There is a kids play corner with tons of books, board games and toys. The lake front has a shallow beach that is appropriate for children that are supervised and in Life Jackets. We have an ample selection of life jacket sizes for your safety.

The children's corner is stacked with books, coloring supplies, board games, stuffed animals and origami supplies.

Interaction with guests

You will have the cottage all to yourself. We have neighbors who live on the island all summer so please be friendly and considerate of them.

Other things to note

There are only two bedrooms, but there is a sun porch with two pull-out couches. The two living room couches are also pull-out.

We do not allow fireworks and to use the dock and boats guests need to sign a liability waiver.


The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: 3PM - 8PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/flat

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: £8 / night after 5 guests
Cleaning Fee: £81
Security Deposit: £405
Weekly Discount: 29%
Weekend Price: £223 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Check in time is 3PM - 8PM

Please clean up after yourself and put play equipment away nicely. Pet friendly for those with well-trained clean animals.

We do not allow fireworks at any time. To use the dock and boats guests need to sign a liability waiver.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
14 nights minimum stay

19 Reviews


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Karen User Profile
October 2016
The host canceled this reservation 4 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Tonie User Profile
October 2016
We had a wonderful time on the Diamond Lake Waterfront Cottage. Bonner provided detailed instructions and resources for our stay. The view outside of the cottage is absolutely beautiful. It was a very nice stay away from city life. We also appreciated that we were able to bring our dogs. They loved it!

Andy User Profile
September 2016
I absolutely loved staying in this place and would love to go back. It is just as advertised and it's very easy to communicate with Bonner. Would definitely recommend for folks trying to get away from it all.

Loren User Profile
August 2016
This place is fantastic! Rustic charm with perfect lakefront.

Michael User Profile
August 2016
Incredible location and experience. Wonderful host. Thanks for the awesome time!

Shelly User Profile
August 2016
We had a great time at this location! Bonner and her sister were awesome in communicating with us . The neighbors were very friendly too . We would love to come visit this cottage again .

John User Profile
July 2016
This was a return trip for us to Bonner's cabin on Diamond Lake, and it was just as great as in the past. The neighbors are friendly and remembered us from our past visit. Overall, it's an ideal vacation spot if you're looking to unplug completely and relax. We hope to return again next summer.

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