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Enjoy a week on the Illinois River

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 278 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Watch the working barges lazily drift by, burn a bonfire and roast marshmallows at the water’s edge, or grab your fishing pole and saunter 50 steps to the river bank. Two decks can be utilized. One on the first floor off the kitchen, raised off the bank and partially screened. Another below on the ground level off the basement bar with convenient access to the river.

House sleeps 10: Master has a King; Lower Level Bedroom has a Queen, and Upper Level Bedroom has Bunk Beds AND a Queen.

Two twin sofa sleepers fold out and suddenly the house accommodates 10 – without a problem.

Three full baths, and one half bath and a washer/dryer for your wet suits.

Residents’ pool is across the street.

Screened in porch off kitchen with a table for 6; gas grill on the deck and two tables to seat 8 more. Lower level deck has a swing for two, and four lounge chairs for your comfort.

Full kitchen and dining room table seats 8; bar and counter in the Lower Level. Play bean bags outside on the grassy lawn that slopes down to the river. Or, for the night owls, plenty of board games are in the (website hidden)’s in Living Room, Family Room and Master Bedroom -- but with all the outdoor activities you will hardly have time to watch them.

Guest Access

Bring your boat, dock it (for a nominal day fee) at Heritage Harbor, a multimillion dollar protected harbor here. Kayaks can be rented for by the adventurous as well.

Too tired from all the playing to cook? If you don't feel like using the brand new provided grill, try The Red Dog restaurant, located at the shore of the harbor. It has outdoor (and indoor) dining options. Restaurants for all tastes abound in all directions. Boats and jet skis can be rented 15 minutes away at the Starved Rock Boat Club.

Interaction with Guests

You will have the whole house to yourself. A code will let you in the front door and your ready to go.

The Neighborhood

Ottawa Illinois is a lovely semi metropolitan neighborhood with a small town feeling. Full of boutique shops and hip restaurants, on can spend hours just walking about. And if you are the boating type, there are municipal piers that you can tie right onto near the center of town.

Other Things to Note

If you fancy yourself the outdoorsy type, starved rock is just minutes away. Drive along the banks on Illinois River Road and through the curving mountain roads and you will find yourself at Starved Rock State Park (Illinois most visited attraction) There is something for everyone there, be it hiking, boating, or animal watching.

More Details

Kevin Quick
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
14 March, 2018

About Kevin Quick

I am a Chicago native through and through. I love ketchup-less hot dogs and pizza you have to eat with a fork and knife. I produce short independent films and in my free time I like to cruise down the river in a pontoon boat or watch netflix for 18 hours straight. Well more like 4 but it can feel like it! I'm courteous of peoples time and I keep a clean house. And if you want to get me talking, lets talk movies.

Kevin Quick purchased this house in 2014

Why Kevin Quick chose Ottawa

It's perfectly situated right on the river. We own the land right up to the river so drag a chair down and put your feet in. It's only an hour from Chicago so its the perfect place for a getaway. And the housing development we are in couldnt be more relaxed or have nicer folks around.

What makes this house unique

There's a bar in the basement and a grill upstairs. Perfect place to just relax.

and it sleeps a bunch of people. Have a family reunion!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Ottawa

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 278 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower enclosure
    Second Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    Basement Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    First Floor Bathroom - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Landing Bedroom - 1 double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    Basement Bedroom - 1 large double bed , 1 double bed
    Kids Room - 1 double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , 1 bunk bed
  • Games
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • snowmobiling
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Enjoy a week on the Illinois River
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Great place for a vacation

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of space indoors and out. Everything you need for a great vacation

  • Review Submitted: 21/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome house and a great vacation spot.

  • 5 of 5

Here for the week, we had the best time! The River House is home away from home. It had more than we expected. Pictures don't even reflect how nice the house is! Being right on the river was so peaceful. The marina and the Red Dog were in great proximity to the house. We brought two boats - a fishing boat and a speed boat for tubing and skiing - both were accommodated with no problem. Boating, kayaking, watching the barges roll by, then sitting on the porch with the sunset. Such great days!! Starved Rock was awesome, just 20 minutes away. Kevin was very responsive both before and during our stay. Thank you Kevin; we would love to come back next year!! :-)

  • Review Submitted: 30/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just what the doctor ordered

  • 5 of 5

Excellent property. Tastefully decorated. Perfect family get away. Mr. Quick was a superior host, as he had everything you could imagine at the home waiting for us upon arrival. The house, furnishings, grounds, linens, everything was immaculate. My children and I fished off the water bank, the pool was heated and quaint. We were even able to rent a pontoon boat ten minutes away from the home to "tube" the Illinois river. Cute little restaurants near by. But mainly, a family could simply enjoy the serenity of this home for an entire week or more. We absolutely loved the home and Mr. Quick, thank you again for being a gracious host.

  • Review Submitted: 11/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This home was a perfect fit for our family visit back to the Ottawa area! The home, furnishings, pool, and beautiful Heritage Harbor were wonderful! The owners were great to deal with from start to finish! We are considering making this an annual trip and will book early to be able to stay here again!!!

  • Review Submitted: 10/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
76 Miles
Midway Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Red Dog
Nearest Golf
6.6 Miles
Pine Hills Golf
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Red Dog
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Starved Rock

10 miles from Illinois most visited attraction Starved Rock. 6 miles from the countries largest and best maintained skydiving drop zone. 8 miles from The Cliffs zip-lining and off road driving course. Our full sized house can serve as a base camp for all of your Ottawa adventures while you are in town, but plenty of activities in the house can keep you busy too on rainy days.


Rates & Availability

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$637.15

Rates are subject to change before booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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