Dining areafire place in the living room
Flint Lake Cottage.
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
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This is a rustic cottage with old world charm. There are 2 fireplaces, a movie room /Bedroom with an 8 ft. screen. The home sits on a hill overlooking a lake. The lake can be accessed from the back yard.

-Private beach and park access
-Great access to city center and university
-One hour from downtown Chicago
-National Lakeshore and Dunes State Park is 20min. away
-5 Local breweries and many award winning restaurants

The space

The cottage is in a very eclectic neighborhood and and historically rich area. The cottage culture goes back over 100 years in the area. When we remodeled this cottage we tried to Capture the beauty of the area as well as our memories from living in Spain. The location is splendid. We are about 6 minutes from downtown, 20 minutes from the dunes State Park, and about an hour from downtown Chicago. Downtown Valparaiso offers many award winning restaurants as well as three breweries 1 meaderie and a winery/cidery. There is always something going on in the plaza… Concerts, films, celebrations.

Guest access

Main access to the cottage is the front door. There is a lock box with a code. Both the balcony and the patio have doors as well. They are a bit fussy to open but can't be locked. There is a side door to the master bedroom that should not be opened. I believe it was originally the entrance to a screened in porch then converted to the room at a later date. As with all old houses this one has its quirks!

Interaction with guests

I love meeting my guests when I am in town! I am always available by text and try to monitor that means of communication constantly during the stay. I live right across the street from the cottage and I am able to help if needed. If I am out of town my cohost Carlos is always available.

Other things to note

The area is quiet and beautiful. As we remodeled this house we tried to capture the beauty of the area and our memories from living in Spain. One thing to be noted, two of the beds are futons.

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Cleaning Fee £76
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 2AM (next day)
Check out by 10AM


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

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 1 night.

23 Reviews

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Jonas User Profile
September 2017
Beautiful house in a nice spot. We enjoyed a weekend with some friends here. Nothing to complain about

Jameson User Profile
September 2017
We had a small reunion of college friends here. We picked it because the property seemed nice and the location was Central to everybody and the activities we wanted to do. When we arrived the hosts were very friendly and the house exceeded every one of our expectations. We really could not have asked for a better trip.

Kaela User Profile
September 2017
We had a great stay for a short girls getaway! We enjoyed a canoe ride out on the lake as well as the public beach a short walk away. The home is very quaint, quirky, and charming - even better than the photos! Chriselle had lots of information with very clear directions about local attractions and all the home's amenities. We would definitely recommend this place for anyone looking for a quiet and peaceful getaway.
Chriselle User Profile
Response from Chriselle:
Thanks for the information about the projector. I appreciate your feedback.
September 2017

Shez User Profile
September 2017
I had a fun weekend with some friends staying at Chriselle's rustic Spanish-style cottage. The home is charming and conveniently located about 20 min drive from the Indiana dunes beaches and trails. The cottage has two pretty large decks with tables and chairs, and we spent a lot of time relaxing there. Chriselle was easy to communicate with during our trip and answered all my questions.

Vamshi User Profile
September 2017
One beautiful place to stay.

Richard User Profile
August 2017
Beautiful, a real treasure of a home.

Laura User Profile
August 2017
We had a wonderful time. The cottage is beautiful and has such a warm feeling to it.

Valparaiso, Indiana, United StatesJoined in July 2016
Chriselle User Profile

Retired Spanish teacher, taught for 23 years at
Valparaiso High School. Married and have 3 kids and 6 Grandchildren. Love to travel and to cook, and also to eat.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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