FOXHAVEN – CEDAR HOUSE ON THE BEAUTIFUL CHAIN-O-LAKES

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Stephen

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay nights

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FOXHAVEN – CEDAR HOUSE ON THE BEAUTIFUL CHAIN-O-LAKES

Fox Lake Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Remodeled farmhouse, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Cedar House is a three story fully-renovated 1920s farmhouse with three spacious bedrooms overlooking Fox Lake. The top floor consists of a suite with a king bed plus twin bed. The main floor has two bedrooms with a queen bed, double bed and double futon. There are three full bathrooms, one per floor. On the ground floor, the walkout English basement family room has a pool table, wine bar, exercise equipment, large screen TV, surround sound stereo, double futon and convertible twin bed. The house has a fully equipped kitchen, breakfast room, formal dining room, living room with flat screen TV, DVD player, WiFi and woodstove. Picnic tables in the shaded front yard, backyard firepit and an elevated deck with gas grill overlooking the yard and lake give plenty of outdoor space to relax and play.

Cedar House can be rented separately or can be combined with Foxhaven – Maple Cottage to make a shared compound for family reunions or multifamily get-togethers. Maple Cottage and Cedar House have their own central heat and air conditioning, washer and dryer plus WiFi. And, of course, there are mature cedars surrounding Cedar House, and huge maples shading Maple Cottage, plus the fenced yard, lawn, multiple firepits, and trees, shrubs and flowers down to the water’s edge. Outdoor parking is available for at least six cars. Movie theatres, grocery stores, and the Metra train station are all only a short walk away in the Village of Fox Lake.

From Fox Lake, largest lake in the Chain-O-Lakes system, you'll explore 15 lakes, the Fox River and man-made channels connecting homes, marinas, waterfront restaurants and Chain O’Lakes State Park, Bring your own boat, use our canoe, or rent jet skis, pontoons or fishing boats nearby. The Chain teems with bass, walleye, muskie, pike, catfish, crappie and bluegill for great fishing. Six Flags amusement park, Gurnee Mills shopping mall, and Wilmot ski area are only a short drive away.

Minimum Age Limit For Renters : any singles under 25 must be accompanied by parent or guardian

Keywords: Lakefront cottages, family groups, romantic couples getaway, fishing, boating, waterskiing

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Stephen

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Both my wife and I grew up on the water on opposite coasts - she's from Rhode Island and I'm from California. When we found ourselves, as college professors, teaching and raising our family in the Midwest, we decided we needed a place to get away and relax on the water. We have many happy memories of family reunions, summer boating days, and snowy winter evenings by the fire here at Foxhaven. Our children are all grown up now but they still return to share good times at our beautiful lakefront retreat.

Stephen purchased this farmhouse in 2004

The Chain-O-Lakes is beautiful series of lakes and channels with cute cottages and elegant waterfront mansions, waterfront restaurants, wildlife and pristine wetlands to explore. We've been here for years and are still finding new things to see and do!

Quiet mornings with mist on the lake, sunset sails with family and friends, fishing, swimming, water skiing - there's always something happening here at Foxhaven.

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay nights

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Property Reviews

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Foxhaven – Cedar House on the Beautiful Chain-O-Lakes
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Foxhaven – Cedar House on the Beautiful Chain-O-Lakes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p404860vbi
312-420-0197
Fox Lake Illinois
St Charles, Il(Chicago suburb)
5

Great time had by one and all...

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
My wife's 3 kids and their familes met us for a week of waterfront fun and adventure. Our group included 8 adults and 3 children(ages 1,3, and 10). We all had plenty of room to stretch out and relax in the 3 floors of this beautifully appointed and well maintained home. We used the gas grill frequently and enjoyed a few meals at the picnic tables in the front yard. Access to the lake was a short walk past the Maple Cottage. The sandy beach was perfect for entering the lake. We rented a pontoon boat from a local marina for a half day to tour the chain of lakes at a leisurely pace. We caught a variety of fish from the dock of all sizes using wax worms. All in all everyone had a great time.
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Foxhaven – Cedar House on the Beautiful Chain-O-Lakes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p404860vbi
312-420-0197
Fox Lake Illinois
5

Multifamily get-together

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Recently stayed 5 days/4 nights. Three families (13 people with 8 adults and 6 kids, ages 8 to 14).
Excellent features: beautifully maintained home with well stocked kitchen, lovely lake with perfect water temperature for swimming/boating, many near-by amenities (such as grocery stores and multiplex cinemas 5 to 10 minutes away, and shopping and Six Flags Great America about 30 minutes away). The owners were helpful and welcoming.
Please note: the dining table seats 8 (so consider bringing/renting a small folding table if your party is larger), and there is no garbage disposal in the kitchen (probably due to property being on a lake).
We definitely enjoyed ourselves and would consider returning for another stay!
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Foxhaven – Cedar House on the Beautiful Chain-O-Lakes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p404860vbi
312-420-0197
Fox Lake Illinois
Minneapolis Area
5

What a find!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We stayed here for the weekend while visiting for our son's wedding. It was the perfect family headquarters spot. We were also scoping it out as a future all-family vacation rental and determined it is just perfect for that. The owners are very accomodating and it is extremely clean and beautiful - although the pictures look great, they truly do not do it justice. Looking forward to renting both houses for a full week next summer!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Foxhaven – Cedar House on the Beautiful Chain-O-Lakes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p404860vbi
312-420-0197
Fox Lake Illinois
El Paso, Il
5

Annual fishing trip

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
I selfishly hesitated to review this property for fear that if enough people discover it, I will have trouble booking it! Great location, great owners, fantastic house. We had a great time and intend on returning every year.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for the good review, guys. I'm glad that we're close enough to Lake Michigan that it works for your annual fishing charter. We certainly hope to see you again next year!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Foxhaven – Cedar House on the Beautiful Chain-O-Lakes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p404860vbi
312-420-0197
Fox Lake Illinois
5

Alaska Guys Golf Trip

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
Awesome place...owner met 4 of us that night, walked us around. The place served as the anchor house for the 16 of us on the trip. Played lots of pool and used the hot-tub two nights.

We had a blast!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1

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Car: recommended

From Fox Lake, largest lake in the Chain-O-Lakes system, you can explore 15 lakes, the Fox River and man-made channels connecting homes, marinas, waterfront restaurants and Chain O ’Lakes State Park. Bring your own boat, use our canoe, or rent jet skis, pontoon or fishing boats nearby. The Chain teems with bass, walleye, muskie, pike, catfish, crappie and bluegill for great fishing. Six Flags Great America, Gurnee Mills shopping mall, and Wilmot ski area are only a short drive away.

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Availability & Rates

Fox Lake Farmhouse Rental Rates

Notes

  • $1,200-$3,000/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Peak Season (May-Sep.): $1,500 /wk
  • Off Peak (Oct.-Apr.): $200/nt., 2 nt. min., $1,200/wk.
  • Holidays - $1,500-3,000/wk. Cleaning fee $130
  • Foxhaven Compound - Cedar House plus Maple Cottage together -
  • Peak Season: $2,400 /wk., Off-Peak: $300/nt., 2 nt. min., $1,800/wk.

Amenities

Fox Lake Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • sledding
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowboarding
  • golf
  • sailing
  • cross country skiing
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • snowmobiling
  • kayaking
  • jet skiing
  • hunting
  • skiing
  • water skiing
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • pier fishing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Dock your own boat at our 50 ft. pier or use our canoe with paddles and life vests, fishing equipment, water toys, also mountain bikes available on request.

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