PERFECT LAKESIDE RETREAT FOR YOUR FAMILY TRIP TO LAKE OF EGYPT

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PERFECT LAKESIDE RETREAT FOR YOUR FAMILY TRIP TO LAKE OF EGYPT

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Attached Unit, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

***NEW DOCK 2013- COVERED BOAT SLIP AND HUGE SUNDECK!***

Come explore what Southern Illinois has to offer for your next family vacation!

Our lakeside retreat is located on the beautiful Lake of Egypt, popular for fishing, boating, and water sports. This tranquil waterfront home is situated on a private road and features vaulted ceilings, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a stone wood burning fireplace, and a large deck overlooking the lake. The house has lake views in the front and back, and is situated off the ski area in a no wake zone with deep water off the dock. The dock is a new covered one boat slip with huge 12'x28' sundeck to enjoy all the lake has to offer as well as the picturesque sunsets! There is also a private sand beach with toys provided and a built in fire pit for evening campfire activities.

The open floor plan of the main living area is ideal for entertaining. The large kitchen has loads of cabinets that wrap around the entire kitchen and includes a built in kitchenette area with seating. The master bedroom with queen size bed is complete with master bath with a roman tub and double sink and walk-in closet. The upper level consists of 3 bedrooms (all Queen beds) and 2 full baths. In addition to the spacious main floor, we also offer a fully finished basement with separate entrance accessed from the outside. The lower level living area is set up as a studio apartment and includes a bathroom with shower, kitchen, dinette area, living room area with couches and TV, and a bedroom area with two double beds. The walk out patio with sliding glass doors and picture window offer beautiful views of the lake. All bed linens are provided and a washer/dryer are on premises. All beds and pillows have allergy covers.

There is also a small book library and a selection, games, toys, water rafts, and life jackets for your use during your stay. There is a toddler bed in the master bedroom and a portable crib/ playpen and a high chair are available in the closet. Pets may be allowed at an additional fee and deposit, however, the yard isn't fenced, and dogs must be on leashes. Dog leads are also available.

If traveling with a boat, you may launch it at any one of the marinas, which are only 5 minutes away. Boats and wave runners can also be rented at Mack's Marina.

This home is located within minutes from I-57, Giant City State Park, Tunnel Hill, wineries, and plenty of shopping and restaurants in the town of Marion.

Keywords: Private, getaway, ranch, house, home, hotel, vacation rental, vacation home, Southern Illinois, Lake of Egypt, Illinois lakes, Illinois vacation, Creal Springs, Marion, Crab Orchard,

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Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Guestbook comments from the owner
(In response to a survey question: What did you enjoy most about the vacation rental property on your vacation?)

Answer:

The location on the lake, the size and comfort of the house to meet our needs, and the quick response to questions from the owner. We have been to the lake for years and rented 3 other houses - this by far, was the best experience.
Jun 2011
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We are from the Chicagoland area, and I have been traveling to Lake of Egypt since I was a little girl. This home was in my family, and I took over 8 years ago. It is a special part of my memories as a child, and now that I have children of my own, it is special for them, too. I've been to lakes in Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin, and nothing compares to Lake of Egypt. We love it and we love Southern IL. We would like to open our home to other families and friends so that they can also create fond memories of their own at Lake of Egypt!

Cyndi's favorite spot- Drinking my morning coffee on the deck overlooking the peaceful, still lake and watching the Great Blue Heron perched on my dock.

Tom's favorite spot- In his fishing boat searching for those Largemouth Bass in Sugar Creek.

The Kids' Favorite spot- On the private beach playing in the sand, catching minnows with nets, and swimming.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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4.8
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Perfect Lakeside Retreat for Your Family Trip to Lake of Egypt
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews
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Perfect Lakeside Retreat for Your Family Trip to Lake of Egypt
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p354805vb
312-391-4438
Carbondale Illinois
CHICAGO, IL.
4

CHICAGO GROUP

  • 4 of 5
Spent the week fishing with 5 other guys. My only complaint was the rainy weather. This was our 3rd time renting from Cindy. Very easy to deal with.Will probably be back in the fall.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Perfect Lakeside Retreat for Your Family Trip to Lake of Egypt
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p354805vb
312-391-4438
Carbondale Illinois
4

GREAT STAY

  • 4 of 5
We booked the Lakeside Retreat for four days. We needed a place to stay for our daughter's graduation from SIU. Since my husband loves to fish, we thought it would be a good idea. We loved the short distance the house was located from the school. We greatly enjoyed the home. It had everything we needed for a wonderful stay, pots, pans, dishes, grill, etc. We had a wonderful time.
  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Perfect Lakeside Retreat for Your Family Trip to Lake of Egypt
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p354805vb
312-391-4438
Carbondale Illinois
Punta Gorda, FL
5

REVIEW OF RENTAL HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
Our week at the house was great. Dock was nice. Fishing was excellent. Everything worked and house was clean. Only disappointment was the inability to go to and from the two levels of the house inside. Had to go outside to get to the two levels. Also didn't like the steep driveway, was difficult to back out of the driveway.
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Lakeside Retreat for Your Family Trip to Lake of Egypt
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p354805vb
312-391-4438
Carbondale Illinois
Midwest
5

GREAT VACATION SPOT

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful vacation spot, house was clean and comfortable, lake is beautiful. The open concept main floor was really nice for when all were gathered inside, made it easy for chatting and inside activities. That being said we didn't spend much time inside because the property and lake were both so inviting that we wanted to be outside as much as possible. Deck was perfect morning coffee spot for the early riser in our group, enjoy watching the lake wake up while reading and taking in the quiet.

We did not do any boating but will next trip. Dock is plenty large enough to accommodate boat, and still have room to use for swimming. Wished there was a swim ladder on the dock, but with the sand beach area no problem to just walk out of the lake.

The lower level is only accessible from the outside patio which I didn't quite understand from the description, but wasn't any negative for us. In fact will be a plus for us on future visits.

The owners were great to work with, we had a last minute addition of family dog to our group and they were very accommodating. The were pleasant, helpful and easy to contact when we had a question after arrival.

We did take the trip to Garden of the Gods. A bit of a drive, but well worth it! Breathtaking views, interesting rock formations and nice trail. Not too difficult for those that don't hike much and not boring for the more seasoned hiker.

Overall just a wonder experience, loved the lake, water was warm and clean. Swam every day, the kids even swam our last morning, just hated to leave. Looks to be good fishing as well as boating lake. Plenty of fishermen out on the lake mornings and afternoons. The house was just as described and very comfortable. We will definitely be back. We have rented lake houses in several states and comment was made this trip that so far this was the best place we have been.

Looking forward to coming back next summer.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Perfect Lakeside Retreat for Your Family Trip to Lake of Egypt
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p354805vb
312-391-4438
Carbondale Illinois
IL
3

JULY/2013 FAMILY VACATION

  • 3 of 5
My family - including my husband, daughter, son-in-law, my mother-in-law and 3 grandchildren visited in July. The lake and dock were excellent. We enjoyed swimming and fishing all week. The house was good but the appliances including the grill were not in great working condition. We purchased a week of meat for cookouts and were not able to use the grill. The washing machine kept stopping and we would have to restart it. The driveway is pretty steep and I was glad we did not have a trailer to contend with. Again - we have visited many lakes in the WI, MI and IL area and this was in the top ten of small lakes.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that your family had a nice stay and enjoyed the lake! I wish I would have known about any issues you were having with operating the washer and grill. As I state in my correspondences, I'm always available to call, text, or email 24/7. I need to know if something is wrong so that I may fix it, plus I'd rather have a call so that I can make your stay more comfortable. Things always come up in a house- it's unavoidable, especially with the summer crowds, but I do my best to rectify any situations that arise. We hope to see you back on your next vacation to Lake of Egypt.
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Perfect Lakeside Retreat for Your Family Trip to Lake of Egypt
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p354805vb
312-391-4438
Carbondale Illinois
Homer Glen, IL
5

NO REGRETS

  • 5 of 5
It is our second time staying at this house and we have no regrets. The homeowner was easy to work with and the house is perfect. The house easily accommodated my parents (stayed on the first floor), my family (stayed on second floor) and my brother's family (stayed on second floor). My parents loved having their own space and we loved having ours.

We were ecstatic to find out the homeowners had a new dock. The new dock is awesome. It shades the boat perfectly and there is enough room on the dock for table and chairs if you wanted. My son caught his first largemouth bass off the dock. It was about 4.5 lbs. He smiled ear to ear for days. It’s been two weeks and my son wakes up every day begging to go back. That’s music to our ears.

Final thoughts, this place is awesome, and if they ever want to sell, my family would buy it in a heartbeat. The house is great. The location is great. The homeowners are great too. Just can’t say enough good things about this place. It’s our home away from home.
  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway

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Giant City State Park, Tunnel Hill, Garden of the Gods, Cave in Rock, Southern IL wine trail- 2 wineries within 10 minute drive, Metropolis Superman Museum, Harrah's Casino

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Carbondale House Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $179/nt, Book 6nts, Get 7th Free!
  • US Dollars
  • $199 per night- 3 night minimum stay (May through October)
  • $179 per night- 2 night minimum stay (November through April- excludes holidays)
  • ***WEEKLY RATE- Book 6 nights, get 7th night free!***
  • $85-$125 cleaning fee applies (depending on length of stay and number of people)
  • $25 per person/night additional fee over 6
  • $200 reservation/ security deposit
  • $50 additional pet deposit
  • $25 per day pet fee applies, if approved by owners

Amenities

Carbondale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Garage ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (3) 3 Queen beds on main level, Double Beds (2) 2 double beds in 1st floor level studio apartment, Child Beds (1) Toddler bed in master bedroom, Baby Cribs (1) Portable play crib available in closet
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys
  • CD Player
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Video Games
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseshoes
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • antiquing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • water skiing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • water tubing
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • golf
  • kayaking
Notes:
Food processor, crock pot, blenders, baking essentials, free condiments, bed linens and pillows provided, book library, toys and games, baby items, sand toys,

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