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Bill Port

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Rustic Luxury Log Home on the Lake, Cedar Lake, IN, Boating near Chicago, IL

11 Reviews
Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Indiana Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Rustic Luxury Log Home on the Lake, Cedar Lake, IN, Boating near Chicago, IL

NOW BOOKING VACATIONS FOR SUMMER OF 2014

Affordable Lake Front Luxury! Less than an hour from Chicago. Cedar Lake only 25 miles SE of Chicago. This recently rebuilt Log Home is anything but ordinary. Rustic style with fully equipped gourmet kitchen, marble floors & granite counters. 600 sq ft of decks and a 140 feet of pier. Linens, towels & washer/dryer are in the home so just bring food & drinks & you're set! Beach, boating, restaurants & shopping & attractions are all right here! Museums, antique shops, mall shopping, Movie Theatres & other great places to eat are nearby. We are located on an 800 acre all sports lake that is great for fishing too! 2 stone fireplaces & a 2 person jacuzzi tub in the master suite. We also have bean bags toss & fishing poles for you to use. Feels like Wisconsin. Similar to Paw Paw Lake or Twin Sister's Lake in Michigan. Nearest recreational lake south of Chicago, IL. We attact families from Ohio, New York, California, and even Canada. This is the perfect spot for a reunion of firends or family. NO SMOKING, NO PETS 219-613-7527

THINGS TO DO WHILE IN TOWN....: Please email us to request full page of area website links of things to do.

Boat & jet ski rentals, Northpoint Marina on Cedar Lake 219-374-7216.

Fishing & Swimming ( on the lake, on the property!).

Deep River Water Park (14 miles).

Golf, We have 4 bags of golf clubs at the house. See golf paragraph below!

Harness Horse Racing, Balmoral Park 708-672-1414 (16 miles, also next to Balmoral Woods Golf Course).

Ice Cream shop (1 mile).

Fair Oaks Dairy Farm 877-536-1194.

Restaurants (1-4 miles). Grocery store (2 miles).

Park (1 mile).

Star Plaza Theater (12 miles).

Southlake Mall (11 miles).

Movie theater (11 miles).

Bass Pro Shop (20 miles).

Cabela's (20 miles).

Lake of the Red Cedars Museum (1 mile).

Antique shops/restaurants Crown Point & Lowell (5 miles).

Lake County Fairgrounds (4 miles, concerts and events all year).

Downtown Chicago (47 miles)

Only 25 Miles Southeast Of Chicago, IL: Cedar lake is possibly the closest recreational lake to Chicago to enjoy a lake home. Enjoy fishing, boating, and even snow mobiling only 47 miles from Chicago's 'Loop.' We often go downtown for the evening!

Only 52 miles to Chicago's Midway Airport.

Only 63 miles to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

Why Travel further?

RESAURANTS: Resaurants on the Lake:

Lighthouse $$$$

Peir 74 $$$

The Sand Bar $$

Pizza Palace $$

The Veiw $

Dairy Queen $

For a complete list of things to do in Cedar Lake, e-mail or call us, we'll send you a copy.

We are presently working on a full list of area things to do... It is a work in progress which we are continually updating. Please contact us. We'll gladly send you an email with all the updated website links.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bill Port (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

About Bill Port

Hello, my name is Bill Port. I am a real estate Broker with RE/MAX Realty Associates. I have previously owned a construction business and have had the opportunity to renovate the homes of some of Chicagoland's most prestigious residents. While I now work as a full time real estate broker, I still enjoy building and working with my hands. This home was a true joy to transform into what it is today. This is my family's home and we will gladly let you use it as yours also.

Bill Port purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Bill Port chose Indiana

When my family purchased this home it was in need of great repair. The home was basically a series of multiple additions; the oldest of which originated in the 1800's Today, there is very little that visibly remains of the original structures. We have renovated this home inside and out in Adirondack Style, with log siding to complete it's rustic feel. The look is rustic, but the feeling is pure comfort. While in the home you will notice the craftsmanship in nearly every room, as well as in the exterior decor. We try to constantly add to the artistic charm of the home. Our most recent addition is a hand crafted Totem Pole carving that guards the front door. If you are looking for a peaceful home to relax with your friends and family, you should consider staying here. We enjoy having guests enjoy the beauty of the lake. If you would like help determining if this is the right place for your get-away, just pick up the phone and give me a call. -Bill 219-613-7527

What makes this cabin unique

Come feel the comfort of this 2,800 Square foot log home. Enjoy 600 Square Feet of Deck with a gorgeous view of Cedar Lake. We have a Swimible Lake Shore, and a Pier for Fishing or Docking your Boat. Waverunner and Boat Rentals are both available on Lake. Open Gourmet Kitchen, Living, Dining area with Spectacular Lake View. A 30 foot Log beam spans our living and dining areas. Eleven Foot Totem Pole. For more photos and video, give us a call. 219-613-7527

Reviews

4.9
based on 11 traveler reviews

Rustic Luxury Log Home on the Lake, Cedar Lake, IN, Boating near Chicago, IL
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very very nice house!! We had the best time there ever and will rent it again next summer. Every friend of mine who walked inside were stunned. Everything was very nice and clean. And it truly felt like living at home. A hudge balcony was The Spot of ours and those sunsets on the lake were just mindblowing. And the lake is like few steps away from the house- very important! Stores, gas stations or anyything else you might need are close by. And it's about 30min-1hr drive to the house from Il, depending on where you live. What else could you ask for??

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2007
  • Stayed: Aug 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Awesome vacation on the lake

  • 5 of 5

We had a week-long reunion of siblings and other family members at this beautiful log home on Cedar Lake. This is a lovely home that exceeded our expectations in every way. Great for getaway in peaceful surroundings and awesome lake views and sunsets. Can't say enough good things about this place.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

EXCELLENT!!!

  • 5 of 5

It is truly a great vacation home. We were impressed by the views, the gorgeous interior and amazingly well-stocked kitchen. I love to cook and it had numerous utensils, pots, pans and baking items - definitely like being at home. Everything was spotless and the owner was wonderful to work with. We enjoyed the fishing, trips to Chicago and Crown Point and also to the Albanese Candy Factory. We definitely recommend this vacation home to everyone!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highland, IN
5

Great Place for a Gal's Reunion

  • 5 of 5

For two years my high school girlfriends and I have rented your beautiful log house for what we refer to as our "mini-reunion." Although we're all "70-ish", we are still able to navigate the stairs to the second level and down to the dock. The description and pictures of the property are indeed accurate in depicting the beauty and luxury of the furnishings, appliances and overall ambiance. The immaculate cleanliness and upkeep of the home indicates the pride the owners' have in their property. If all works out, we plan to return for a third time. Places we've visited and would recommend: Shrine of the Christ in St. John, Fair Oaks Farm, Crown Point antique shops and Court House, and a guided pontoon ride on Cedar Lake. Places we've eaten: Teibel's, Light House (BAD experience the first time, they gave our reservations away, didn't go back this time), McVey's in Lowell, & the Sand Bar. .As well as eating out, we enjoyed breakfasts on the deck and dinners prepared in the up-to-date kitchen. Overall, we had a delightful time and give ***** (five stars) to the Log Home on Cedar Lake and its owners.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cher Bear

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely LOVE this home!!! I frequently stay at this home and always can't wait to return.....beautiful home, spacious kitchen, beautiful property. I highly recommend this vacation home as a weekend getaway as well as a week long stay!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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UNION MILLS, IN
5

LAZY WEEK AT THE LOG CABIN

  • 5 of 5

THE LOG CABIN WAS BEYOND OUR EXPECTATIONS. WE HAD 12 ADULTS AND 3 CHILDREN ALL WEEK AND THERE WAS PLENTY OF SPACE FOR EVERYONE. THE KITCHEN HAS EVERYTHING NEEDED TO COOK FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE BOTH INSIDE AND OUT ON THE GRILL, AND THERE IS PLENTY OF SEATING. THERE ARE A LOT OF STAIRS DOWN TO THE WATER, AND THEY PREVENTED THE LITTLE ONES FROM GOING TO THE WATER WITHOUT AN ADULT...ALSO A GOOD WAY TO KEEP IN SHAPE! THE LAKE WAS QUIET, AND WE USED OUR OWN CANOE. WE HAD A VERY RELAXING WEEK. IT WAS GREAT.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

2015 SPECIALS Rates as of 6.17.15

AVAILABLE Specials DATES:

June 23-26, 2015 (3 nights) $1,190 plus $142.80 tax and cleaning $150=$1,482 (That's 3 nights for the price of two!)

August 23 (1 night) $398 + $47.76tax + 150 cleaning =$595.76

August 28,29,30,31 (4 nights) $1,585 + 190.20tax + 150 cleaning = $1,925.20

September/October (3 night minimum)

3 nights = $1,490 ($530/night)

2 nights = $1,190 ($595/night)

1 night = $ 790 ($790/night)

July-Aug 28 Weekly Sunday to Sunday $3,990/Week

Sept & Oct 3 Night weekends = $1,585 ($95 discount if booked by July 12)

$150 Cleaning fee & 12% lodging tax additional

Cedar Lake is located in Northwest Indiana, only 55 miles south of Chicago's Loop!

Cedar Lake is an 880 acre recreational lake. In the early 1900's Cedar Lake supplied much of Chicago's meat packing industry with ice. In the 1920's the lake thrived as a vacation destination for many Chicagoans who would arrive daily by train. Less than an hour's drive from Chicago, Cedar Lake is a great place for a family get-a-way. Today Cedar Lake is growing again with the addition of many luxury homes and condominiums on the lake. there are a number of lake front restaurants to enjoy, including the sand bar and most recently the Light House, with beautiful outdoor dining.

CABELA'S Hammond, IN - 20 mi.; BASS PRO SHOP, Portage, IN - 20 mi.

Golf: GOLF:

E-mail us, We'll send you a full list of area courses, things to do, and website addresses.....

There are many area Golf Courses......

SOUTH SHORE COUNTRY CLUB, 1 mile 219-374-6070.

THE BRASSIE, 35 miles 219-921-1192 (2 complimentary greens fees during your stay when booked by Feb '08).....

Balmoral Woods Country Club, 16 miles 708-672-4775 (across from Balmoral Race Track).....

LINCOLN OAKS, 16 miles 708-672-9401

We keep four sets of clubs at the house (novice quality).

Ski: WATER SKIING

We do have an excellent lake for water skiing, tubing, wave running, fishing, ice fishing, duck hunting, cross country skiing, snow mobiling.

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Rates & Availability

Cedar Lake Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer $3990/Week
Jun 12 2016 - Aug 20 2016
7 night minimum stay
From
$590
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,990
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$398
From
$595
Fri,Sat
$2,790
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

NO Pets
NO Smoking
NO Campfires
NO Proms
NO Large Parties

Summer Rates are Weekly Sunday to Sunday.
Call for rates of exact dates and pricing, Posted rates not guaranteed.
This rate schedule does not fit all of our pricing.
It is best to send a message or call for a rate 219-613-7527
Holiday pricing may be additional.

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Amenities

Indiana Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Resort ...
  • Ski in/Ski out ...
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 1st floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor
  • This home has 3 separate bathrooms! The main level master bath is perfect for a little romance! Large 2 person jacuzzi is great to relax in & is surrounded by marble floors & backsplash. Separate shower & double sinks are also a plus! There is also a full bath with shower/tub on the main level & a full bath with marble tile on the 2nd floor!
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen, Main Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , 4 single/twin beds, Main Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Queen, Lakeview, 2nd Floor, Balcony Deck.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Queen, 2nd Floor
    Master Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Queen, Couch, Lakeview Main Floor, Opens to Deck.
  • Both main floor and 2nd floor master suites feature queen size beds, large closets & sliding glass doors that lead to private, custom built log decks with ample seating. The main level master bath is perfect for a little romance! Large 2 person jacuzzi is great to relax in & is surrounded by marble floors & backsplash. Separate shower & double sinks are also a plus!
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
No pets allowed. No smoking. No parties. Registered guests only!

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