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Fox River Resort Home--View, Location, 100 ft. River Frontage, Best Rates

Bedrooms 2
Space 222 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Waterfront 2 BR, 2 Baths Home with Office, Great River Views, Close to all Shops

The Snowdrop House, made available for the first time June 1, 2015, is situated north of the McHenry Dam on the bank of the Fox River in Illinois' most popular recreational area, the Chain O'Lakes.

The Snowdrop House, of Cottage Style architecture, sits high and dry on the bank of the Fox River (100 ft. frontage) on a beautiful open yet wooded lot with all enclosed, fenced in yard. The yard is maintained to offer that much sought after outdoors and natural northern woods environment.

The View is just wonderful and unobstructed over the landscaped yard onto the Fox River from great room, bedroom, office, dining room, as well as the huge deck that is perfect for dining with BBQ at side, bird watching, enjoying river atmosphere. Two (2) over-sized docks, each extending 30 ft. over the river, are ideal for sun-bathing or fishing.

The exterior of the home as well as the interior is professionally maintained.

Original details like wood floor, wall finish, and 11 ft. high ceiling has been maintained and up-grades have been made to modernize, e.g., open floor plan from kitchen into dining room. Kitchen has new custom cabinets, granite counter, new Bosch and GE appliances. Dining room has TV nook; bathroom has new power flush toilet, double sink, wood-like tile floor, and shower tile complimenting the pine wood. On lower level is a personal care area with shower as well as washer and dryer.

This resort style home is all about easy and relaxed living indoors as well as outdoors.

The location is ideal, private and quiet yet only 5 minutes from all shopping and dining offered in McHenry, a town with about 27,500 people that bills itself as the Heart of the Fox River and is only about 10 miles from the Wisconsin border. The Fox River, 45 miles of it, connects 15 lakes that make up the Chain O'Lakes (,1) .

Hike McHenry's Moraine Hills State Park, the park by McHenry Dam, Volo Bog. Rent a bike and go over to Peterson Park and from there take the bike path to Genoa, WI, or all the way south to Crystal Lake and on to the Chicago River. Rent a boat, dock by the house, explore the Chain O'Lakes. Fish right off either one of the piers or anywhere along the seawall with no fishing license required. Bring golf bag and drive to golf course just across the river from Snowdrop House or any of the other neighboring golf courses. Bird watchers can enjoy seeing cardinals, robins, finches, squirlles, ducks, Canadian gees, swallows, and more.The location is ideal for visiting Lake Michigan beaches, taking a boat ride across Lake Michigan to MI, taking a train ride to Chicago or driving up to Milwaukee to attend one of the many summer festivals. Or stay in McHenry for the ever so famous Fiesta Days.

The Snowdrop House is one of the 1,103,376 single family residences build in Illinois between 1900 and 1939. The sq. ft. on the main floor 1,800 plus. The Snowdrop House is also one of the 6.2% or 4,703 houses built in 1919 or earlier as informed by the U.S. Census Bureau - 2009 American Housing Survey.

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Member since: 2004
Speaks english, german
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

About Ingrid

The residence is a vacation spot.

Why Ingrid chose Illinois

With the Fox River on one side of the home and all shopping only 5 min. away, so convenient, the view and location all is had here.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in McHenry

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 222 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom on Main Floor - toilet , shower enclosure , Vanity has two (2) sinks!
    Bathroom on Lower Floor - toilet , shower enclosure , Vanity has pedestal sink. ***Bathroom is open year-round!***
  • Bathroom on Main Floor opens onto privacy yard.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 2nd Bedroom - 1 large double bed , View from bed is of Fox River.
    Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , 11 ft. ceiling, view of pine trees.
  • Master Bedroom has 11 ft. high ceiling, exquisite chandelier, wood flooring, nice closet, view out of two windows onto pine trees. 2nd Bedroom has view over yard onto Fox River, 11 ft. high sloped ceiling, nice closet, computer desk area.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
The best part is how the indoors flows seamlessly onto the outdoors, the huge deck where all living takes place throughout the day during the summer months, starting with the first cup of coffer or tea enjoying the early sun rays of the morning and ending with dinner and a glass of wine under the stars. It's a true vacation life style with all of the modern conveniences!


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

Fox River Resort Home--View, Location, 100 ft. River Frontage, Best Rates
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property. Accomodating host. Most enjoyable experience.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was nice to hear Carolyn that the Snowdrop House provided many opportunities for sightseeing and trips into Wisconsin.
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent three days at the Snow Drop house and truly enjoyed every moment. We have lived close to the Fox River most of our adult lives and to experience the lovely view morning and evening from the deck of this home was simply outstanding. The inside was very neat and clean from the newly renovated kitchen to the living area and the bedrooms! The home is furnished very nicely with very comfortable furniture.

The owner was very helpful and a pleasure to work with. We will certainly consider this home again in the future and have recommended this home to our friends and relatives. A true five star property!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Launching the boat at nearby marina worked out well for you Derald. Boating, watching boats on the Fox River, happy people waving, it's all part of summer fun at the river.
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A Vacation Gem

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Snowdrop house was wonderful. The house is clean and simply lovely, with a spectacular view of Fox River. Located in a sweet, quiet community so close to all that McHenry has to offer. The owner was attentive to every detail. We would recommend Snowdrop house to anyone looking for river/lake boating, fishing fun or just a quiet vacation by the banks.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home with an amazing view

  • 4 of 5

My sister and I stayed recently for a weekend . The house was spotless and we'll cared for. Inside was cozy with comfortable couches and chairs. The bedrooms were spacious and beds suited each of us, as one was quite firm and the other a little softer. We very much enjoyed sitting on the dock drinking coffee in the morning. Nice neighborhood. Would come back again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Regardless of the weather, it's always a pleasure staying at the Snowdrop, as you found out Pauline.
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  • 5 of 5

We spent a long weekend in the Snowdrop House and could have spent more time and hope to do so in the future.

We found the house to be as shown in the photos and even better. The house was clean and roomy and decorated with a flair of fun and style.

Whether watching the river in sun or on a rainy day the view is delightful.

We took bicycles and made use of the close Prairie Trail and the Fox River Trail. Shopping is easy and convenient.

Ingrid is quick to reply and very helpful and thorough with information regarding any questions we had regarding our stay.

Thank you Ingrid, we had a really great time.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Providing our guest with a good vacation experience from start to finish is very important . Hearing of your satisfaction Nannette is much appreciated.
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Snowdrop House Felt Like Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely home for the entire month of August. It is in a perfect location, tucked away in a neighborhood of beautiful homes looking directly onto the Fox River. The house is almost 100 years old but has been nicely updated. The kitchen is like new and well furnished. The bed is comfortable and everything needed to set up housekeeping is there. We sat on the large deck every morning and watched the boats go by while drinking our first cup of coffee. It was delightful. The main bathroom has been updated, however, it is still small and a bit awkward to use. With that said, because there are so many benefits to the property, we still give our stay 5 stars. Ingrid was always available and eager to help with questions and concerns. Everything works well and it felt like home. Couldn't have enjoyed our time there more.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were an extended stay guest Karen and hearing of your high level of satisfaction with your vacation experience is much appreciated. Regardless of the length of stay, one month or a three day weekend, we try very hard to earn 5 Stars.
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Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Chicago O'Hare//Lake in the Hills Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Miles
After the Fox
Nearest Ferry
59 Miles
Lake Express, Milwaukee
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Chapel Hill Country Club
Nearest Train
1.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
Rt. 120//Rt. 31
Nearest Restaurant
1.7 Miles
After the Fox
Nearest Ski
5.3 Miles
Moraine Hills State Park
Nearest Beach
34 Miles
Illinois State Beach Park
Car: recommended

In McHenry proper, examples of places to visit are Stade's Farm and Market, Moraine Hills State Park, McHenry Outdoor Theater, Snuggery McHenry, Chain O' Lakes Brewing Company , Don Elder Fine Art Studio, Twisted Moose, and Volo Auto Museum. Examples of neighboring towns and places to visit there are: Woodstock--Woodstock Square, Woodstock Opera House; Crystal Lake--Three Oaks Recreation Area, Xtreme Wheel Inline Roller Skating Rink; Union-- Illinois Railway Museum. A little further but still nearby is Chicago and the city of Milwaukee as well as Lake Geneva, WI. Chicago is an easy and very convenient train ride away. Trains leave from McHenry as well as nearby Crystal Lake. Lake Geneva with its boat rides on the lake and popular lake side restaurants are a close by attraction. Milwaukee holds many lake side festivals during the summer months with fireworks, all within easy reach.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in McHenry

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
1 May 2017 - 24 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add A$36 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day Weekend
25 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
I Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 14 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
Nightly Rate
15 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
I Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
II Summeer
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$46 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Check-out Cleaning A$232.21
Property Damage Protection A$78.29

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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