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Lake Sara Waterfront R-n-R!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 185 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, with beautiful view of dock and water.

Water, nature, outdoor fire pits (free firewood provided), screen porches, grilling, family board games and ping pong, fishing, swimming - relax and enjoy the R-n-R! The property sleeps 10. There are 3 bedrooms upstairs and the 4th bedroom in the basement to sleep 8 and bring your own air mattress or sleeping bags for the kids and there is plenty of room to sleep 10. The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking a feast. There is an oven/range and microwave, refrigerator with ice-maker, coffee maker, dishwasher, toaster and all typical utensils, glasses, plates, etc. There is also a Weber gas grill and full spare tank for grilling out. There are 2 large screen porches (250 sq. ft. each) off the living room and the walkout basement that are fully equipped for your relaxation including a porch swing. The master bathroom comes with a Jacuzzi tub for two and separate shower and the hallway bathroom has a traditional tub/shower combo. There is cable TV and wireless internet for your use. There is a flat screen HD smart TV (access Netflix and Amazon Prime accounts) and DVD player in the living room and another flat screen HD smart TV in the basement for any separate viewing needs. The basement also has a ping-pong table for some fun and use on a rainy afternoon. Outdoor amenities include two picnic tables - one in the yard and one at the dock, a hammock for some lazy day napping and reading, and stocked bird feeders for the company of local hummingbirds, orioles, woodpeckers, etc. There is a gradual concrete walkway down to the water and a large dock to tie up your boat. The dock has a concrete roof and railing and is equipped with a fire pit and umbrella table and chairs. There is also a canoe for your morning paddles around the cove. The property has central air conditioning and heating for your comfort. There is also a washer and dryer with an iron and ironing board for your convenience. The driveway will easily accommodate 4 vehicles.

There are two marinas on Lake Sara. Both are terrific. Stop in for gas or check them out for your snack, soda, beer or liquor needs. They also rent pontoon boats, tubes, and kayaks for your water fun. Bluegill marina is 217-343-7761 and Larson's Landing is 217-868-2791. Or you can find them both on Facebook.

More Details

Owner
John and Laura Brummer
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 October, 2017

About John and Laura Brummer

We are John and Laura. We just celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary. 19 years ago we dreamed of one day owning a lake property and we were able to make that come true in 2007. John grew up in Effingham and having fun on Lake Sara so it was easy to know where to get a beautiful lake property.

John and Laura Brummer purchased this cottage in 2007

Why John and Laura Brummer chose Illinois

We bought this property because we love nature, birds, water and the fishing and fun that comes with it. We love days of lazy mornings with coffee on the porch and followed by nights of drinks on the porch with friends. We love night fires on the dock under the stars and afternoon floats in the water on a hot day. Lake Sara and this property for us is a hide-away to relax and while away the days making memories and enjoying time with friends and family.

What makes this cottage unique

The property is designed for maximum enjoyment. There is a yard area for your yard games of bags, washers, etc. The screen porches are set out to relax and have great views down to the water. There is nature everywhere with large oak trees looking over the entire property. The bird watching is amazing.

Lake Sara is a gem of a lake. The swimming and fishing from the dock is terrific or you can go out on the 800 acre lake and have a blast fishing, skiing, tubing or just cruising around. The two marina on the lake do a great job of catering to recreational needs. And the public beach is a great spot for a picnic getaway and now offers a public dock where you can tie up your boat. The options to relax and have fun are many!

Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Bluegill Marina or Larson's Landing
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Cardinal Golf Course and the Fore-Way Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Firefly Grill
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Lake Sara Beach

Check out the Trek Trail for hiking and biking, Frye Pottery for an interesting art gallery to visit, Corvette Mid-America for car enthusiasts and the Legacy Harley Davidson dealership for motorcycle enthusiast, Ballard Nature Center for more hiking and outdoor fun, and shopping downtown Effingham for cool stuff. There are fun bars in the area to enjoy some beverages and live music and even a little gambling if you like - the Gabby Goat, the Orchard Inn, Tuscan Hills Winery, and Village Wine and Gifts and the Firefly Grill. For more live entertainment options also check out the Effingham Performance Center that brings in national touring music, comedy and theater acts. Try the fried chicken at Neimerg's, the hibachi grill and sushi at Fujiyama Steakhouse, the Mexican food at Taqueria Don Pedro, and Witt's Smokehouse for tasty BBQ. All within a very short car ride. Or you can just take your boat to the Heron Cove restaurant at the Bluegill Marina or Pinky's at Larson's Landing for great food. Get dinner and watch the boats cruise by...........

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Effingham

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 185 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Tub is a Jacuzzi that fits 2.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed , In basement
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Water fun and relaxation. Great place to make memories with family and friends.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.8653846 based on 52 reviews
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5

Lovely house in a quiet neighborhood with a great screened porch!

  • 5 of 5

The house is clean, comfortable and well-equipped with everything our group of six ladies needed to enjoy a fun getaway weekend. The kitchen was small but well-supplied. The owners are responsive to questions and are friendly and helpful. The nearby Bent Key Escape Room was a lot of fun.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

Second annual girl cousin weekend. Once again the place was perfect. The place was spotless. All the amenities you could need for a 3 day weekend provided. Love the big screened in porch, room for all of us .

The weather this weekend was outstanding. The owners hooked us up with a marina so we could get a pontoon boat on short notice and enjoy the lake.

Will absolutely make a third trip here!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and location. The neighborhood was very quiet and peaceful.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfy house for friend reunion!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great long weekend at the house, and used it as a jumping-off spot for eclipse weekend! It was really hot outside but we stayed cool in the lake/ AC. We rented a pontoon from Bluegill Marina and it was a big hit. John was very helpful and generous with all of our requests. The house was clean and well stocked. Thanks again!

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

True R-n-R!

  • 5 of 5

Once again, a very nice long weekend getaway. Everything was perfect! Thanks so much John and Laura!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this lakeside home! The home was large and cozy, and the screened in porches were great places to hang out. We also enjoyed sitting out on the dock with the fire pit. The owners were wonderful, and quickly responded to any questions. I would definitely recommend this home for families or groups of friends!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Effingham

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Memorial Day Weekend 2018
25 May 2018 - 27 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$927
Flat fee
 
 
Summer 2018
28 May 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$230
From
A$256
Fri,Sat
A$1,407
 
 
Labor Day Weekend 2018
31 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$927
Flat fee
 
 
Corvette Funfest 2018
20 Sep 2018 - 23 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$320
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$192
From
A$217
Fri,Sat
A$1,151
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$319.83
Housekeeping Fee A$108.74 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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