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Adorable Bungalow One Block from Lake

Bedrooms 4
Space 139 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

- 4 BR, 2 BA, Sleeps 2-7.

Located in the town of Fox Lake, this newly remodeled bungalow is one block from Pistakee Lake and the Chain of Lakes, and minutes from the Chain O' Lakes State Park. Its in-town location makes it walking distance to movie theaters, stores, many restaurants and the commuter train to Chicago. Master bedroom on first floor. Fully-equipped eat-in kitchen. Enclosed front porch with wicker furniture provides a relaxing place to watch the world go by. Long driveway will accommodate RVs and boat trailers. Large back yard for children and for BBQ's. Cable TVs with DVD/VHS players. Nearby attractions include Six Flags Great America, Volo Auto Museum, Volo Antique Mall, Lambs Farm, Wilmot Ski Area, Volo Bog Nature Center, Gurnee Mills Shopping Mall, and multiple golf courses. The Chain O' Lakes State Park offers hiking trails, horseback riding, boat and paddle boat rental, boat ramps, fishing, ice fishing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

Activities (on site or nearby): Hiking, Biking, Golf, Miniature Golf, Amusement Parks, Fishing, Hunting, wildlife Viewing, Horseback Riding, Shopping, Restaurants, Cinemas, Museums, Swimming, Boating, Sailing, Water-skiing, Jet-skiing, Downhill Skiing, Cross Country skiing, Snowmobiling, Antiquing.

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
7 August, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Fox Lake

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 139 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation Policy: 60 or more days prior to stay 90% refund. 31-59 days prior to stay 50% refund.
  • Booking is not finalized until the Owner receives the signed rental agreement from the Traveler.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , 1 convertable
    Bedroom 4 - 1 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , 1 convertable
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • water skiing


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(30 traveller reviews)

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Adorable Bungalow One Block from Lake
average rating of 4.733333 based on 30 reviews

Beautiful perfect house for family of 8

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the house we stayed at. It was perfect for our family of 8. We had 6 adults and 2 toddlers and they just adored this house . Kirk was great to work with he was always available if there was any questions aND a very nice man. The house is perfect location and walking distance from the train station and a perfect little park for my children. Kirk's house has all the amenities you will need for your stay. And more than enough room for everyone to be comfortable in. House was very clean. We will definitely be staying here every time we go back to midwest and it was a pleasure working with Kirk. We would also highly recommend this house to our family and friends . Thanks for everything kirk!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean and tidy.

  • 5 of 5

Right from the beginning Kirk was very friendly and helpful. The house is conveniently located close to several nice restaurants and grocery stores, and for you beer enthusiasts a Binny's is about 20 minutes away. The property was very clean and well maintained. It was easy to tell that he cares about his property and is making improvements. I saw what another reviewer wrote and can only say that he obviously tried messing with something he shouldn't have. We had no issues with the A/C at all, it stayed at the set temperature even tho it was pretty hot outside. The upstairs portable unit worked with no issues, I have one at home so I know that you just leave it connected to the vent and it works just fine. The furniture has been updated, and is nice and comfortable. We had a very pleasant stay and would definitely stay with Kirk again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family vacation location!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th year at this location, which should say it all! Perfect location for time on Fox Lake and walking distance to the quaint little town. Homemade pie at Whistle Stop!! The owner is extremely helpful and accommodating, and very accessible! We will be back next year!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice, but a bad experience!

  • 1 of 5

The property was very nice and clean. The air conditioning, to say the least was horrible. The thermostat would only go to 72 and the down stairs stayed between 77 to 75 the whole time we were there. The upstairs had a portable air conditioning unit, that would run two hours, fill up with water and shut off. Then you had to disconnect it, take it to the bath room and drain the water out of it. The furniture is very hard and uncomfortable, whats posted in the add is not the furniture in the house. During our stay, an ash tray was emptied into an outside trash container. Because it wasn't bagged, I was charged 20 from my damage deposit. To say the least, this experience wasn't pleasant.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jamey Thank You very much with the complement about how nice and clean my property is. I take pride in maintaining a clean and odor free atmosphere for all my guest to come and expect. I'm disappointed I was not given the opportunity to assist you with all of your concerns with the air conditioning settings you were experiencing. As with all check-ins my contact information is giving to all guest just in case something arises during there stay that needs immediate attention. As far as the upstairs ac unit is concerned I do not have any such air conditioner that requires any draining of water or moving of unit from where it is installed. The sofas are new and were picked out for proper posture and back support. Thanks I will update photo on listing. Seeing you had smokers in your group I purchased new ash trays for you to use. I do have a simple smokers policy that I ask everyone to please follow. Seeing this was not done and after notifying you per phone call you stated to me to just charge you for what ever I like. I thought 20 was reasonable for the time spent making my place clean and odor free just like it was for you when you arrived. Thank You, Kirk
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at this beautiful and cozy house. It had been a couple of years since our last stay and it was just as everyone remembered. This place always feels like home and this is what keeps us coming back for more. The first time we stayed here we had a total of 7 people and this last time there were 9. There was still more than enough space for all our family. The first-timers loved the house and quickly understood why we loved staying here. Thank you, Kirk, for always making all of us feel welcome.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

the property was perfect but the first sign should have been when he said he doesn't go thru VRBO!! not a very trusting person to do business with! neighbors DO watch you while staying! unless you are desperate for this location don't do it!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
State Rt. 120 and State Rt. 12


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance A$74.81
Damage Deposit A$754.46


Please provide a detailed description about yourself and your guests, What are your plans, How many days are you planning to stay, If you're planning to have any extra guest. If so how many. Duration of visitors.

I don't allow pets or parties.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made