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Beautiful View of Channel Lake Complete Remodel July 2016

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8 , possibly 10 ) Contact owner

Gorgeous views of Channel Lake (Upper most lake on the Chain of Lakes)

****FULLY REMODELED....... completed July 2016************

***Sand Beach and Lake just yards away. One of the only a few semi-private SAND Beaches on the Chain.

***Beautiful Fresh Cottage decor

Open plan with nice sized family room, eating area, and kitchen. Fabulous built in architecture in this charming home. Additional large living room faces the view of the lake. Wonderful Screened In Porch is perfect for enjoying the outdoors pest free. Extensive deck over looks the lake property and the large oversized yard back/side yard .

Julie Norkus
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Julie Norkus

Our family enjoyed this house for many fun getaways. After several seasons of not being able to use the house, we decided to start renting it out.

We reside in the western suburbs of Chicago.

Julie Norkus purchased this house in 2005


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Antioch

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Im sorry, but due to high fees, we do not accept International/ Foreign IssueCredit Cards. Your reservation will be cancelled if this is how you pay.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • No Hair Dryer
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , Sunroom has a pull out queen
  • All bedrooms are small. Please inquire as to the possibility of additional occupants by bringing an air mattress or the like. (Air Matress not provided). This needs to be cleared with the owner first..
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Kitchen: Fully equiped with large antique island t frid, stove, micro., coffee pot, toaster oven, all flatware, dishware, and glassware for 8 at least. Dining Area: Table seats six with adjacent breakfast bar seating 3 more. Family Area: has a sofa and large coffee table for relaxing in front of the large Flat Screen TV, DVD Blu Ray Player, and Gas Fireplace. Lake View Living Area: 2 sets of double french doors open to a large room that has a sitting area with pullout queen sofa bed, and desk for computer work, we have WIFI Screened In Porch: Beautiful views from the large porch with wicker furniture, ceiling fan and lighting. Sleeps: Master:Queen Bed, 2nd Bedrm: Full Bed, 3rd Bedrm: FULL size Bunk Beds. Linens included. Additional sleeping accommodations available w/ foldout queen sofa. Baths: 2 Full bathrooms furnished with bath towels. BEACH TOWELS ARE NOT PROVIDED and must be brought. Owners bath towels are not allowed at beach. Laundry Room: Washer and Dryer Airconditioning Large Deck overlooking the lake with Patio furniture and Grill. Fire Pit Baggo Game Beautiful 3 acre subdivision park adjacent to the hom


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Beautiful View of Channel Lake Complete Remodel July 2016
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

This house is absolutely beautiful and pristine! Our group has been staying here for years and it's wonderful. The beach is private and very nice as well. Perfect place for a lakeside getaway!

  • Review Submitted: 15/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St.Louis, MO USA

This Lake House is Heaven

  • 5 of 5

I searched on line for two weeks and finally found this property, WOW. Easy to get to, private and planted so nicely outside, but when you open the front door, the space will totally surprise you. Others mention the sunlight in the morning, and it really was a feature of the house, with it facing the lake. Two bedrooms were much larger than expected, and closets/storage present. The kitchen had all the cooking utensils, dishes, wines glasses needed. Lots of space to work in. The BBQ grill even had a 2nd full propane tank ready to go, I've never seen that in a house! Great space for playing games, watching movies, as other reviews stated; a number of "areas" for all the guests to be in and feel comfortable. The colors & styling of the house was also well thought out. Would recommend it without hesitation for the price & value! Thank you Julie & John.

  • Review Submitted: 20/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the generous review Terry. We are happy you enjoyed your stay at our home and are welcome back anytime!!
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  • 5 of 5

The house was better than the pictures show. There were so many beautiful seating seating areas that were all so comfortable. This house has everything in it and so wonderfully decorated. The morning sunrises on the lake were spectacular. The only bad thing is that we could only stay a few days because of our work schedules. We will definitely be back. We highly recommend this house for anyone. The restaurants in the area we visited were wonderful and the Spring lake marina that they recommend was a great place to rent a boat for the day, We had a GREAT time !!

  • Review Submitted: 04/10/2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind response, we are so happy you enjoyed yourselves!!!
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Perfect Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at your cottage. It was perfect for a family wanting to make special memories. Great fishing, boating and playing on the beach. Thank you Julie & John.

  • Review Submitted: 03/08/2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are Welcome! Thanks for using our home. Glad you had a great time.
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Quad Cities

Perfect beach house

  • 5 of 5

We had a girl's weekend get-away at this delightful beach home. The house was decorated beautifully and had all the amenities we could hope for. We are looking forward to returning next summer.

  • Review Submitted: 14/08/2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL, USA

More than what it seems!

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely loved this home. It was more than what it seemed on paper- very charming and very clean! The homeowner, Julie, was more than helpful and made me feel very confident in my choice. This was a perfect home to spend a couple days with my girlfriends. I would absolutely recommend this home to anyone looking for a quiet lakehouse rental.

  • Review Submitted: 06/08/2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!!! We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves!
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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Boating/Waterskiing/Fishing.

* Snomobiling/Ice Fishing/Skiing.

* Chain O Lakes State Park within miles...

Top Thing to do in Budget:.....

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Six Flags Great America.

* Wilmot Ski Resort....

SUMMER: Any and all water sports! Bring your Boat and launch it around the corner at the Thirsty Turtle. Boating, Fishing, Tubing, Water Skiing, Jet Skiing. Eat on the lake from one of many pull up restaurants available by boat.

Swim at the large sand beach within steps of the back deck.

Wilmot Mountain has a Flea Market every weekend.

Six Flags Great America and Hurricane Harbor are within 30 minute drive.

Chain o Lakes State Park is minutes away and great for hiking, Horse Back Riding, Wildlife viewng, paddle boat rental, boat ramps.

WINTER: Wilmot Mountain in within a few miles of the house for Snow Skiing, Cross Country Skiing Snow Boarding, and a new Sledding Hill. Ice Fishing is big on Channel Lake and the surrounding area as well as using the Snowmobiling trails.

NIGHTLIFE: Take a quick trip in town to Antioch to grab dinner at one of many fine restaurants, catch a movie, or shop at some quaint locals stores. Go out on the lakes to grab dinner or drinks at one of several lakefront bars and restaurants like the infamous Blarney Isalnd.

Volo Antique Mall

Lambs Farm

Gurnee Mills Shopping Mall

Jelly Belly factory

Six Flags Great America


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$177.93
Pet Fee AU$230.65
Damage Insurance AU$77.76

PARKING – Vehicles are to be parked in the driveway only. Parking on the gravel road going to the park is not permitted. Any illegally parked cars are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees are the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner. In the event that you need to park a longer boat, or trailer the yard is an option. Prior approval and directions are required. (There is a well and septic system that cannot be driven over)

FIREPLACES – The fireplace is a non-vented propane gas log fired firebox. Please do not throw any paper or other combustible materials in the fireplace. Fireplaces are turned off from April 15-September 15; they are not operational during this time of the year.

This home is privately owned. The owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.
Owner access shall be permitted at any time during the rental period.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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