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Cottage on Lake Paradise

Entire home
hosted by Gary
  1. 6 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 5 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Welcome to Paradise Cottage nestled on Lake Paradise! Cozy and warm with wood finishes throughout. Includes three-tired deck/patio, with the lowest level sitting over the water. Perfect for fishing (this lake hosts an annual fishing tournament), canoeing/kayaking, or just relaxing. Great for bird watching, with great blue herons, egrets, ducks, bald eagles, plovers, cormorants, woodpeckers and other species seen daily.

The space
This 2 bedroom/one bath cottage includes a living room which features a brick fireplace and opens to the dining area. Large sliding door in the lake room opens onto a three-tired deck/patio, with the lowest level sitting over the water. The second deck includes a fire pit with firewood included. Dual weber grills are available outside for cooking, as well as a picnic table for eating. Commonly viewed creatures includes Bald Eagles, Great Blue Herons, Downy Woodpeckers, geese and an occasional muskrat.

This is a no-wake lake, making your stay a quiet one. Kayaks are available on site and you may want to boat to the islands on the lake.

Cottage comes with all basic amenities including full kitchen (fridge/range/microwave/Keurig), full bath, shower, towels, bedding, etc. The TV viewing choices include Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu. Washer/dryer not included, but a laundromat is located 10 minutes away.

Pet Restriction: Limited to 2 small (under 20 lbs.) well-behaved dogs. Dogs are not allowed on the furniture.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 bunk beds

What this place offers

Beach view
Lake view
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable
Air conditioning
Private patio or balcony

Where you’ll be

Mattoon, Illinois, United States

Cottage is one of several residences along the lake's edge. The village of Mattoon, 10 minutes away, hosts many activities and great dining choices. Charleston and Eastern Illinois University are 20 minutes away. For more nature experiences, visit the Douglas-Hart Nature Preserve, Fox Ridge State Park, or Whiteside Gardens, all within 15-30 minutes. Also 30 minutes away is the town of Arthur in the Heart of Illinois Amish Country.
If swimming is desired, a public beach is located just 10 minutes away on Lake Mattoon, or a public town pool is located 10 minutes away. If waterskiing/skimobiling is desired, Lake Mattoon offers this option.

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4.97 out of 5 stars from 72 reviews

Hosted by Gary

Joined in June 2014
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Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 72 reviews.