About the property
- House3200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 90 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
Come spend a relaxing week/weekend away from the stress of city life at this large summer home that sits on over 1/2 acre of waterfront property, including sandy beach frontage. Whether you prefer spending your time sun bathing on the beach, fishing for blue gill and bass, or swimming in the 150 acre lake, your day is sure to be well spent.
Only a short 3.5 hour drive from downtown Chicago, Hastings is convenient for a weekend getaway. The house has 2 large bedrooms and 2 large family rooms, and can easily accommodate 10 adults with the pullout couches and futon.
This property is very kid-friendly as well. The lake has a sand bottom and slopes gently, providing a safe area for kids to swim and play in the sand. There is a large yard next to the beach that's perfect for soccer/wiffle ball/volleyball or just chasing fireflies. When it's time for lunch, the large side deck provides a great view of the lake so you can grill while still being able to watch the kids at the beach. The second floor deck offers wonderful sunset views of the lake as well.
In case you forgot to bring anything, the town is only a 5 minute drive to the grocery store, a movie theater, a micro brewery and many quaint shops.
Come enjoy this wonderful property!
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 26, 2018
We've lived our entire lives in and around Chicago and soon after having our first child, we knew it would make family vacations much simpler if we had a place to escape to on a moment's notice.
Owner purchased this House in 2007
Why Owner chose Carlton
We chose this property because it was within a 4 hour drive from our home north of Chicago. Leach lake was also the perfect sized lake for us because it's large enough to enjoy tubing and fishing, but small enough that we don't have to worry about it ever being too crowded. The size of the sandy beach (125ft) was also a key factor so children could have somewhere to play near the water.
What makes this House unique
Waterfront property with large front yard and private sand beach. Large side yard with horseshoe pit and deck. Downtown Hastings is a 5 minute drive and includes quaint shops, a movie theater, a microbrewery and a great coffee shop. Only a 3 minute drive to the Hastings Country Club (public) for a scenic and challenging round of golf.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great for large groups. Decent beach area . Dock was very rickety
but with just 2 of us it was ok.
Cleaning people did a good job although windows sills and fans could
have used a spring cleaning .
Clean, spacious home.
The whole family enjoyed this vacation. The water was great, the weather was perfect.
We enjoyed our stay overall.
First let me say, the cottage worked our perfectly for our needs. It was clean and the beds were comfortable (loved the king size bed!). Loved the fact that towels and linens were provided. We rented this cottage for an extended weekend to attend a wedding in Grand Rapids and we felt this arrangement would be better than renting a hotel room, and we could bring our dog...a rescue Shar Pei/Lab mix. Our daughter & son-in-law (from St. Louis) would be staying with us and they also had a rescue dog, a Greyhound/Lab mix. The dogs had a great time in the water so it was perfect for them. (We got swimmers itch from being in the shallow water with the dogs so I suggest you get into the deeper water.) We enjoyed the paddle boat and watching the meteor shower in the late evening on August 12th from the dock. The weather was perfect and the cool nights for sleeping were wonderful.
Our only issue would be with the next door neighbor who has 4 dogs. She allowed them to wander onto our designated cottage front lawn/beach area and poop so we had to clean it up. Her dog also wanted to interact with my dog which I did not want because my dog is timid so I politely asked her to call her dog back. When the woman asked if my dog was Pitbull, and I stated she was a rescue dog, Shar Pei/Lab and maybe Pitbull (because who really knows), she proceeded to threaten me with a call to the sheriff and stated I needed to contain my animal. I have no problem keeping my dog on a leash(she stays close to my side anyway and never wanders off), however the leash rules should also apply to her 4 dogs and she should not allow them to wander onto the property without asking first. She stated other renters call her dogs over, but without permission she should not assume people want to deal with her dogs. Other than this one incident, we had a very nice stay and would definitely return.
Perfect for families!
It was so nice to be on a private drive (5 mph speed limit) right on the water. The lake is very shallow by the shore, so I didn't have to worry so much about my small children playing in the water. There was also a nice little sitting and bond fire area by the lake as well. We also really appreciate the fact that our friends were allowed to bring their dog when most properties were not pet friendly. Very nice neighbors as well. We hope to go again next summer!
Family vacation 2017
My sister, her daughter,my husband, my son and 4 grand children enjoyed your cottage this week.
We could not keep the kids out of the water and off the beach. We had a hot weather week.
Hastings has so much to do and we enjoyed the ice cream treats twice this week.
We would really love to rent again and bring more family next time.
Also the neighbors were great and we loved seeing the new puppies.
Thanks again for sharing your cottage with us.
Jack and Cathi Hoyle and Cheryl Hubert
The property is located right on the lake and allowed for some very good fishing right off the dock and with the fire pit, the sunsets and bon fires were very relaxing. The house was very well stocked with everything we needed from a kitchen/sleeping perspective. The upstairs living area was very comfortable and allowed for a great view of the lake.
This is a great place for just a relaxing time on a very nice lake. 5 stars!!!!!
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