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Lake Front Home on Quiet Bay Next to Sandy Beach

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

The Lakefront Home:

Our spacious, fully furnished Lakefront Home offers 4 bedrooms with 10 beds and accommodates 10 people (maximum). The large deck provides a great view of the lake; perfect for coffee in the morning and barbequing with family and friends at night. Fire Pit added in 2014! The dining room seats 8 with 4 more at the island of the eat-in kitchen. The adults can spend time together in the great room watching their own movie on a 46' LCD screen, while the kids watch their movie or play video games on the 60” big screen in the lower level Family room. We are also a 5 minute walk from the second smaller sandy beach. PLEASE NOTE: Our home is situated in a quiet community. Loud Music and noise are prohibited and is enforced.

The Lake:

Apple Canyon Lake is a private 440 acre lake with some of the best fishing in Illinois. *** ONLY APPLE CANYON PROPERTY OWNERS ARE ALLOWED PRIVATE BOATS ON THE LAKE *** Pontoon Rentals Available through the marina ******

The resort provides a great setting for many other outdoor activities, including: golfing, hiking, biking, swimming at the beach or pool, sand volleyball and tennis.

Apple Canyon offers a challenging 9 hole golf course with scenic views. We are just 2 1/2 hours west of Chicago and only one hour south of Madison.

Local Attractions:

- Apple Canyon State Park is great for hiking… 5 minutes away

- The Shenandoah Riding Center is also nearby for trail rides.

- Galena offers shopping, restaurants, wineries and historic tours (20 minutes away).

- Chestnut Mountain Ski Resort has skiing/snowboarding and in

the summer an alpine slide (30 minutes away)

- Dubuque has skiing/snowboarding, casinos, museums and an indoor water park (45 minutes away).

** We provide a professional cleaning crew before any stay to clean the home and wash all linens and towels.

Please refer to the availability calendar for specific dates, or contact us by email or phone for further info.

Keywords: lake,lakefront,beach,swimming,swim,fishing,golf,galena,pool,vacation

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About The Owner

Business owner and family of 3. We live in the western suburbs and enjoy the lake house year round for swimming, skiing & golfing.

The Owner purchased this house in 2002

Why The Owner chose Apple Canyon Lake

I have been vacationing at Apple Canyon lake since the early 70's as a young child. I have great memories going up to the lake and spending time camping and having fun with my family. It is the same type of memories I wanted to create for my family.

What makes this house unique

Whether your a larger group or a single family looking to get away, this house will be a great destination; very comfortable and relaxing. We are in one of the best locations on the lake located next to the second sandy beach, right next to the hiking trail and at the water. We are also at the end of one of the longest bays on the lake which helps to keep it quite and peaceful!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Apple Canyon Lake

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3), Bunk Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Lake Front Home on Quiet Bay Next to Sandy Beach
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Spacious Home, Quiet Cove, Beautiful Lake!

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay in this spacious home. Plenty of room and beds. Very relaxing get away.

Great location to see Apple Canyon Lake. There is a very nice sandy beach about a 3 minute walk from the backyard. Kids enjoyed swimming there. Water was much clearer than I was expecting.

Rented a boat for a day. Parked the boat at the Cove Restaurant and had a nice lunch on the lake. Then walked from the restaurant to the swimming pool, which the kids thoroughly enjoyed.

Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 15/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at our place! Take care, Suzanne Masulis
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Darlington, WI

Loved the house again. thanks for sharing

  • 5 of 5

Your home is beautiful. Love it. We had a smaller crew but still enjoyed it.

thanks for taking such good care of it.

  • Review Submitted: 06/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Darlington, WI

family vaca 2016

  • 5 of 5

thank you for sharing your lovely home. Once again it was great. Only had a few bees that were also enjoying the patio. :-) My family loves coming to the house and we truly enjoy the patio and fire pit. It would be a plus to have a dock to use. Last year was perfect. We could keep my son's boat there for use when we wanted. We rented the boat this year and were several times we did not get out to ride . For one reason or another, would be perfect to have the dock. Thanks for another great vacation for my family. We also have several friends down there and we were the place for the base for everyone to meet. It was awesome. thank you again. I hope you get to use your piece of paradise.

  • Review Submitted: 22/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay! Suzanne Masulis
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Terri B

  • 5 of 5

What a gorgeous home. The location is awesome and there is so much to do in this lil area. We spent our families vacation here and had a couple of family birthdays. My grand kids loved it and the adults also had a good time. The boat slip was as added plus. thanks for sharing your lovely home. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. There is a mama deer and her twins that came down for a drink every night at dusk. The wild life are not at all afraid to share there home. Bob and Julie made the arrangements and entry to the home very easy. And if there was a problem they kept in touch. Awesome service

It was an awesome vacation for my family. thank you

  • Review Submitted: 25/08/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review.. We are happy you enjoyed the home and will consider our property for future visits to Apple Canyon Lake. Bob & Suzanne Masulis
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Relaxation reunion

  • 5 of 5

My family spent a reunion time together at this lovely home. Would definitely rent this home again. The accommodations were clean and comfy with plenty of space. The deck looks over the lake and you can walk down and fish or boat in an instant. The beautiful fire pit was a definite favorite place to hang out and talk while making s'mores. The owners were quick to answer and questions and tried to make our visit perfect! And it was!!

  • Review Submitted: 13/07/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you consider us again for future visits. Bob & Suzanne Masulis
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Our family of 13

  • 5 of 5

We were extremely happy with the accommodations at this house. Plenty of room for all of us. Kids enjoyed fishing off the dock and the small beach nearby was adequate for them. Pool was very nice, also. We would definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: 21/08/2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$296.56
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$674

Cleaning Fee of $220.00 (includes laundering towels & sheets).

50% deposit of full agreement amount. Balance due 30 days prior to check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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