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Adorable Bungalow One Block from Lake

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

- 4 BR, 2 BA, Sleeps 2-7.

Located in the town of Fox Lake, this newly remodeled bungalow is one block from Pistakee Lake and the Chain of Lakes, and minutes from the Chain O' Lakes State Park. Its in-town location makes it walking distance to movie theaters, stores, many restaurants and the commuter train to Chicago. Master bedroom on first floor. Fully-equipped eat-in kitchen. Enclosed front porch with wicker furniture provides a relaxing place to watch the world go by. Long driveway will accommodate RVs and boat trailers. Large back yard for children and for BBQ's. Cable TVs with DVD/VHS players. Nearby attractions include Six Flags Great America, Volo Auto Museum, Volo Antique Mall, Lambs Farm, Wilmot Ski Area, Volo Bog Nature Center, Gurnee Mills Shopping Mall, and multiple golf courses. The Chain O' Lakes State Park offers hiking trails, horseback riding, boat and paddle boat rental, boat ramps, fishing, ice fishing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

Activities (on site or nearby): Hiking, Biking, Golf, Miniature Golf, Amusement Parks, Fishing, Hunting, wildlife Viewing, Horseback Riding, Shopping, Restaurants, Cinemas, Museums, Swimming, Boating, Sailing, Water-skiing, Jet-skiing, Downhill Skiing, Cross Country skiing, Snowmobiling, Antiquing.

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Fox Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation Policy: 60 or more days prior to stay 90% refund. 31-59 days prior to stay 50% refund.
  • Booking is not finalized until the Owner receives the signed rental agreement from the Traveler.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 convertable
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 convertable
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • water skiing


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Adorable Bungalow One Block from Lake
average rating of 4.757576 based on 33 reviews

Our Holiday home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here for several years and love it every time. There is plenty of space for our extended family to sleep, eat and enjoy time together. Kirk is easy to work with; it is evident he cares for and about his property. We plan to continue to stay here for many years to come.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a great place to stay in Great Lakes we highly recommend this home. Kirk has a beautiful home that is well taken care of that is 25-35 min from the Great Lakes Naval base, very close to the lake to take amazing photos, close to stores and restaurants. He is also a pleasure to work with. We felt like we were at home and there was not a ton of noise and my new Sailor was able to relax.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Another great stay!

  • 5 of 5

This the second visit to this property for my family. The house is very clean and well kept. This year has also seen many upgrades. We enjoy because it has many activities very close and is a walk away to the Metra to get to downtown Chicago. There are many restaurants and grocery close by. The owner is very accessible and will do anything to enjoy a comfortable stay. Dollar wise this place can't be beat! Thanks Kirk.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Very clean and tidy.

  • 5 of 5

Right from the beginning Kirk was very friendly and helpful. The house is conveniently located close to several nice restaurants and grocery stores, and for you beer enthusiasts a Binny's is about 20 minutes away. The property was very clean and well maintained. It was easy to tell that he cares about his property and is making improvements. I saw what another reviewer wrote and can only say that he obviously tried messing with something he shouldn't have. We had no issues with the A/C at all, it stayed at the set temperature even tho it was pretty hot outside. The upstairs portable unit worked with no issues, I have one at home so I know that you just leave it connected to the vent and it works just fine. The furniture has been updated, and is nice and comfortable. We had a very pleasant stay and would definitely stay with Kirk again!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Great family vacation location!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th year at this location, which should say it all! Perfect location for time on Fox Lake and walking distance to the quaint little town. Homemade pie at Whistle Stop!! The owner is extremely helpful and accommodating, and very accessible! We will be back next year!!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nice, but a bad experience!

  • 1 of 5

The property was very nice and clean. The air conditioning, to say the least was horrible. The thermostat would only go to 72 and the down stairs stayed between 77 to 75 the whole time we were there. The upstairs had a portable air conditioning unit, that would run two hours, fill up with water and shut off. Then you had to disconnect it, take it to the bath room and drain the water out of it. The furniture is very hard and uncomfortable, whats posted in the add is not the furniture in the house. During our stay, an ash tray was emptied into an outside trash container. Because it wasn't bagged, I was charged 20 from my damage deposit. To say the least, this experience wasn't pleasant.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jamey Thank You very much with the complement about how nice and clean my property is. I take pride in maintaining a clean and odor free atmosphere for all my guest to come and expect. I'm disappointed I was not given the opportunity to assist you with all of your concerns with the air conditioning settings you were experiencing. As with all check-ins my contact information is giving to all guest just in case something arises during there stay that needs immediate attention. As far as the upstairs ac unit is concerned I do not have any such air conditioner that requires any draining of water or moving of unit from where it is installed. The sofas are new and were picked out for proper posture and back support. Thanks I will update photo on listing. Seeing you had smokers in your group I purchased new ash trays for you to use. I do have a simple smokers policy that I ask everyone to please follow. Seeing this was not done and after notifying you per phone call you stated to me to just charge you for what ever I like. I thought 20 was reasonable for the time spent making my place clean and odor free just like it was for you when you arrived. Thank You, Kirk
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Property Manager

Property Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
State Rt. 120 and State Rt. 12


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Laundry $24.95
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $595
Tax Rate 6.0%


Please provide a detailed description about yourself and your guests, What are your plans, How many days are you planning to stay, If you're planning to have any extra guest. If so how many. Duration of visitors.

I don't allow pets or parties.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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