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  •  Type: Cottage
  •  Beds: 2
  •  Baths: 1
  •  Sleeps: 8


This quiet lake front cottage located on Little Otter Lake in the Lake James Chain offers the best of both worlds. Little Otter Lake is great for fishing, kayaking and swimming. A fifteen minute boat ride through the Big Otter Lake channel connects you to skiing, tubing and more on Snow Lake, Lake James and Jimmerson Lake.  Row boat and Kayak are included in the rental.  However you will need to provide your own speed boat or pontoon boat.  Dock space is available.
This two story, 1,100 square foot home, with 160 feet of lake frontage has all the amenities needed for a great vacation.  The interior of the cottage is clean and inviting. Bedrooms and bathroom are located on the top level.  The front bedroom has a deck with a remote control awning great for morning coffee, reading, and evening cocktails.  Family room, front room, and open kitchen with lake view make up the lower level.  This is a wonderful way to get away even during the fall and winter months.  
Our Little Otter Retreat is located 1 mile from Pokagon State Park which offers tobogganing, hiking, and cross-country skiing.  A public access boat ramp is located 1 mile from the cottage.  Two local wineries and two breweries are within 5 miles as well as a variety of local and chain restaurants. 
The cottage is situated on a third of an acre with plenty of outdoor space for games and fun.  The lot has both shaded and sunny areas while the beach is firm and great for swimming.  Little Otter lake is known for great fishing and Tri-State Bait and Tackle is only 0.2 miles away.  Potawatomi Snowmobile trails with 35 miles of trails, are 7 miles away.

Owner info


  • Michael Hunt

Terms & Conditions

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 
50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 

Price Details

Dates Nightly Weekly Monthly
My Standard Rate
1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019
(2 Min stay)



Guest Reviews

Cozy, feels like home on the lake

Visiting family for Christmas, we enjoyed a cozy, relaxing stay. Close to Pokagon, shopping, Satek Winery, good food, and the highway. The owners had great hospitality and were very warm and welcoming. Loved sitting comfy wrapped in a blanket and slippers looking out the window at the lake drinking our morning coffee. Definitely a retreat for us.

Highly recommended!

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful Lake house. The owner was extremely friendly and accommodating. Highly recommended!

Great setting and very comfortable.

We loved our stay here. Everything is cute and clean. It is nice being able to walk right out to the lake and the bonfire pit. Wood and roasting utensils are provided, which is very nice. My favorite part is sitting on the upper deck outside the bedroom in the morning while the kids are still sleeping. The lake is so calm and peaceful. Then, when the sun is shining it is great to kayak and swim in the lake. The weed trimmer keeps the water looking beautiful and scenic. There are also a lot of movies and games for inside activities. We definitely want to return.

Cute, Cozy & Right on the Water!

We enjoyed our stay at the cottage! David & Tammy greeted us, showed us around and left us with some wine and chocolates - very welcoming. The cottage is clean, comfortable and cozy, especially for a couple looking for some peace and quiet. The things we liked most were the many turtles swimming within sight; the fire pit right on the water; the free wood; the new swim raft; the clean water; and the canoeing (we brought our own). The upper deck is nice for morning coffee; and the views from all points are lovely. Little Otter Retreat is just that - a wonderful retreat and a little piece of heaven! So obviously, we would highly recommend it for peaceful vacation. Thanks David & Tammy!

Great place and people at Little Otter Retreat

My husband and our two teen kids had a wonderful vacation filled with great memories thanks to Dave and Tammy sharing their Little Otter lake home with us. We enjoyed being right on the water and looking out the windows while eating. It was also a great place to sit back with some coffee and a book to unwind and relax. The fire pit by the lake with all the colorful, fun outdoor chairs to sit in was a hit. We also enjoyed playing croquet and corn hole, and are very thankful they shared those with us. Another great feature that we appreciated was being able to store the tubes and rafts in the garage in the evening and having our boat right out front. That was nice so we didn\'t have to worry about the water toys blowing away. The cottage was clean and inviting. We\'d love to come back and were sad to leave. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone wanting to have a nice lake vacation. Dave and Tammy are great people to work with.