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Perfect Lakeside Retreat at Lake of Egypt-Huge home for 2 Families, Dock & Beach

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 278 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Attached Unit, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

***DOCK WITH COVERED BOAT SLIP, SUNDECK, BEACH, PEDAL BOAT, & FIRE PIT!***

Come explore what Southern Illinois has to offer for your next family vacation!

Our Lakeside Retreat is located on the beautiful Lake of Egypt, popular for fishing, boating, and water sports. This tranquil waterfront home is situated on a private road and features vaulted ceilings, 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, a stone wood burning fireplace, and a large deck overlooking the lake. There is also a separate full walkout Basement studio unit with 2 double beds, Living Room, full Kitchen, and full Bath plus Patio with beautiful lake views as well! Room enough for at least 2 families comfortably! The house has lake views in the front and back, and is situated off the ski area in a no wake zone with deep water off the dock. The dock is a newer covered one boat slip with huge 12'x28' sundeck to enjoy all the lake has to offer as well as the picturesque sunsets! There is a 4 person pedal boat with canopy for your use during your stay. There is also a private sand beach and a built in fire pit on shore for evening campfire activities!

The open floor plan of the main living area is ideal for entertaining. The large kitchen has loads of cabinets that wrap around the entire kitchen and includes a built in kitchenette area with seating. Full dining room with seating for 8 and living room with leather couches and stone fireplace. The Master Bedroom with queen size bed is complete with Master Bath with a roman tub and double sink and walk-in closet. The upper level consists of 3 bedrooms (all Queen beds) and 2 full baths. In addition to the spacious main floor, we also offer the fully finished Basement with separate entrance accessed from the outside. The lower level living area is set up as a studio apartment and includes a bathroom with shower, kitchen, dinette area, living room area with couches and TV, and a bedroom area with two double beds. The walk out patio with sliding glass doors and picture window offer beautiful views of the lake. All bed linens are provided and a washer/dryer are on premises.

There is also a small book library and a selection of games, toys for your use during your stay. There is a toddler bed in the master bedroom. A portable crib/ playpen and a high chair are available in the closet. Pets may be allowed at an additional fee and deposit, however, the yard isn't fenced, and dogs must be on leashes. Dog leads are also available.

If traveling with a boat, you may launch it at any one of the marinas, which are only 5 minutes away. Boats and wave runners can also be rented at Mack's Marina.

This home is located within minutes from I-57, Giant City State Park, Tunnel Hill, Southern IL wine trail, and plenty of shopping and restaurants in the town of Marion.

Keywords: Private, getaway, ranch, house, home, hotel, vacation rental, vacation home, resort, Southern Illinois, Lake of Egypt, Illinois lakes, Illinois vacation, Creal Springs, Marion, Crab Orchard, wine trails

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
90%
Calendar last updated:
22 August, 2017

Why The Owner chose Illinois

We are from the Chicagoland area, and I have been traveling to Lake of Egypt since I was a little girl with my family. It is a special part of my memories as a child, and now that I have children of my own, it is special for them, too. I've been to lakes in Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin, and nothing compares to Lake of Egypt. We love it and we love Southern IL. We would like to open our home to other families and friends so that they can also create fond memories of their own at Lake of Egypt!

What makes this house unique

Cyndi's favorite spot- Drinking my morning coffee on the deck overlooking the peaceful, still lake and watching the Great Blue Heron perched on my dock.

Tom's favorite spot- In his fishing boat searching for those Largemouth Bass in Sugar Creek.

The Kids' Favorite spot- On the private beach playing in the sand, catching minnows with nets, and swimming.

Guestbook comments from the owner

(In response to a survey question: What did you enjoy most about the vacation rental property on your vacation?)

Answer:

The location on the lake, the size and comfort of the house to meet our needs, and the quick response to questions from the owner. We have been to the lake for years and rented 3 other houses - this by far, was the best experience.
Jun 2011
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Creal Springs

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 278 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower) , Large Roman Soaker Tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower)
    Basement Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Master Bath with roman soaking tub. 2nd bath has a full tub/shower combo. 3rd bath on 1st floor bath has a stand up shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Lower Level Studio Apartment - 2 double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Full Kitchen, Full Bathroom, Closet, Living Room, and 2 beds
  • Queen size Beds (3) 3 Queen beds on main level, Double Beds (2) 2 double beds in 1st floor level studio apartment, Child Beds (1) Toddler bed in master bedroom, Baby Cribs (1) Portable play crib available in closet
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Food processor, blenders, crock pot, baking essentials, bed linens and pillows provided, book library, toys and games, baby items, sand toys, grill, patio chairs

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Perfect Lakeside Retreat at Lake of Egypt-Huge home for 2 Families, Dock & Beach
average rating of 4.625 based on 33 reviews
Elmhurst, ll
5

Lakeside crew!

  • 5 of 5

We were back again at our favorite house on the lake, and had a great time! The house is on a really nice spot on the lake, plus very private and quiet. The house is large, has 2 living levels with 2 full kitchens and plenty of beds for all to be comfortable. It’s very clean and the owner has lots of extras for the children to occupy themselves- videos, games, toys, plus outside toys. My kids couldn’t get enough of the beach and the lake! They played in the sand all day every day and were sad to leave. We were glad to have the huge covered dock to sit in the shade relaxing and fishing while we watched the kids play. Cyndi is wonderful to work with. She is very accommodating and answers all of our questions, plus gives us ideas on places to sightsee. Thanks for having us and will be back next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dowmers Grove
5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming here for 4 years and we love it. We bring our kids and grandkids here they have a lot of fun! Such a perfect house with enough room for everyone! Great spot on the lake. We swim right by the pier for hours. This year the owner bought a paddle boat that we had so much fun with. Large pier and spot for your boat! House is great and has every thing you need.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

6 Guys fishing weekend

  • 4 of 5

This house was a nice place to stay with the my fishing friends. Easy access to launches. Nice interior. Driveway difficult to use, especially if you have a boat trailer. We able to work around this issue . Should note this in the info page.

House had all cooking items, grill and clean. Everyone enjoyed their stay!

It would really move up to 5 stars if 1 or 2 bedrooms had twins. One of us slept on a cot/air mattress.

We would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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CHICAGO, IL.
5

CHICAGO GUYS

  • 5 of 5

We've rented this property multiple times over the last 5 years and always enjoyed the place. Great spot on the lake and a very nice dock. We'll be back again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home and property!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I along with our son, daughter in law and granddaughter (3) spent 9/8-9/12 at this home. We were in town for a family wedding. This home was perfect! I can not even begin to express how pleased we were. The home was very clean and well decorated, the beds were very comfortable, the deck and view amazing, a closet full of toys (my granddaughter was thrilled), games, fans in every bedroom - almost anything you could ask for. We use VRBO often and this home was above and beyond our expectations. They also have a complete living area downstairs if you are traveling with 2 families.

We spent most of our time at wedding festivities but it was so comforting to have a lovely and safe home to go back to each night.

Definitely planning on going back next summer to enjoy this home and the lake!

Thank you for sharing your home!

The Brown Family

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dowmers Grove
5

Another great vacation at this house!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I took our daughter and 2 granddaughters to this house for a week. We had stayed here 2 years ago and this year was just as nice as last time. We love to sit out on the boat dock with our morning coffee, watching the wildlife.The house is always clean and there is so much room for everyone! This will now become our vacation spot every year. So glad we found it!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Lake of Egypt Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Triple E Barbeque
Car: necessary

Giant City State Park, Tunnel Hill, Garden of the Gods, Cave in Rock, Southern IL wine trail- 2 wineries within 10 minute drive, Metropolis Superman Museum, Harrah's Casino

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$107.19
Additional Guest Fee A$31.53 per person per night
Pet Fee A$31.53
Damage Deposit A$252.22

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Deposit and signed guest agreement must be received by owner within 48 hours in order to reserve dates. Pricing based on occupancy of 6 persons or less. $25 fee assessed to each person over 6, maximum 10 occupancy. Pets allowed if approved by owner. Pet fee of $25 per night per pet and additional pet deposit fee are not included in quote. ***Contact owner for holiday pricing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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