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The Beautiful Lake of Egypt's Premier Home - *30% Off Oct-Apr

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Estate, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-8)

Stay in the *CARRIAGE HOUSE of one of Lake of Egypt's finest waterfront homes. Enjoy Full USE of the three acre manicured grounds with rose garden, waterfall, fountains, bridge, swimming pool, hot tub, 2 boat docks one of which is along a sandy beach with boat dock/swimming platform, and private patio with a stunning view of the beautiful Lake of Egypt.

The *CARRIAGE HOUSE is a separate home attached to the main house via an under ground tunnel. Complete with heated driveway and guard houses flanking the entry to welcome you. The *CARRIAGE HOUSE is nicely appointed with all the comforts of home including large screen television, DVD, stereo, game table, wireless internet, 2 sunny bedrooms both with queen size beds, full bath, foyer, living room with very comfortable queen size sleeper sofa and walk out kitchen with Jenn-air appliances.

The beautiful Lake of Egypt is located fifteen minutes from downtown Marion Illinois. Twenty Minutes from Herrin Illinois. Twenty minutes from Carterville and John A. Logan College, Thirty minutes from Carbondale Illinois and Southern Illinois University. Forty Five Minutes from Paducah Kentucky.

Lake of Egypt is centrally located in the heart of Southern Illinois and provides easy access to many surrounding towns as well as John A Logan College and Southern Illinois University. The Southern Illinois areas is home to many beautiful lakes, wildlife, fragrant orchards and hillside vineyards. The Lake of Egypt is nestled within the Shawnee National Forest which lays between the borders of The Great Mississippi and Ohio rivers and is made up of 280,000 acres of mountain tops and rugged rock formations. Enjoy miles of hiking, biking and horseback trails, including The American Discovery Trail.

Southern Illinois is home to the Southern Illinois Miners baseball team, Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, Shawnee National Forest, and many state parks. Outdoor activiities are abundant in this area. Ask me about SNS Guide Service, let Matt show you to all the hot fishing holes, boating, hunting, hiking, camping, golfing and horseback riding are to name a few. Of course, the area also offers shopping, theater, and fine dining. Ask me about a 20% discount at The Annex Coffee and Deli, Southern Illinois Dermatology for your Botox, Dermal Fillers and laser services.

Beautiful Southern Illinois is centrally located to many surrounding metropolitan areas including St. Louis, Missouri (2 hours), Cape Girardeau, Missouri (1) and Paducah, Kentucky (45 minutes).

*CARRIAGE HOUSE -rental includes the Carriage house only...not the main house.

Save 30% October thru April Except December 15 thru December 24

Keywords: Carriage House

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
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About The Owner

Rumor has it this home was sought out for purchase By the wife of a famous mobster while he was incarcerated in the nearby Marion Federal Penitentiary

The Owner purchased this estate in 2002


based on 12 traveler reviews

The Beautiful Lake of Egypt's Premier Home - *30% Off Oct-Apr
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Great beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

House was great and the grounds were beautiful. Great view of the lake. Kids loved the pool and hot tub. Fishing was great too. Had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

Who knew one of our best family vacations would be right here in Illinois! This is a beautiful home with amazing grounds! We enjoyed the pool, hot tub overlooking the lake, the beach, docks and shoreline for fishing, private patio. Owners in the main house were helpful when we had questions and otherwise it was very private. We brought our boat and enjoyed the lake pretty much all to ourselves. We were able to dock the boat at the house. We had fun at nearby wineries and loved hiking at Giant City. Very reasonably priced for the high quality! Thanks Anne and all for a marvelous time-we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Although we live just a few miles from this location I booked it for my husband and I to have a place to relax and rest after a long period of stress and loss for our family. It couldn't have been more perfect. Quiet, serene, beautiful, relaxing, fun are just a few of the words we've used to describe it. Spent a lot of time fishing, swimming, and enjoying the outdoors and awesome landscaping. Caretakers were extremely helpful and friendly. The owners are very gracious and accommodating. We love that it provides the perfect setting for us older (70ish) folks and we definitely look forward to our next stay. Thanks Anne for making it all happen so smoothly.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pictures dont do it justice!

  • 5 of 5

We had an AMAZING time! The pictures do not even do it justice, this place is beautiful! We had 4 adults and 3 young kids (7), (6), and (3). We caught fish left and right from the dock, rented a pontoon and took the kids tubing, went to Pirate Petes arcade in Marion, enjoyed the pool and hot tub, and loved having our own kitchen and grill for food. John and Lynn the gardners were extremely nice and helpful whenever we needed anything. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Even Better Than the Pictures

  • 5 of 5

How often do these rental spots turn out to be even BETTER than the pictures? That's the case with this charming carriage house that is quite ample in size, scrupuously clean, and beautifully decorated. My husband and I drove south from the northwest suburbs of Chicago. It took six hours, but the ride was well worth it. We had big plans to visit area attractions, but we wound up doing that only one day out of seven. He just wanted to fish all day long, and I could not bring myself to leave the patio or gazebo - my reading stations. My husband caught fish from both docks. It's nice that the property is in a no-wake zone, because you don't get all the disturbances. Everything went just as advertised. We did not use the pool, since it was a bit too cool in May for my taste. Do be careful walking around the pool area. There are embedded latches in the cement that were used to hold a pool cover. They have risen up from the surface and you could trip over them. I understand that the pool is going to undergo some work, and this will be addressed then. The pool was always clean, and we certainly would have used it had the weather been warmer. The outdoor areas are just beautiful. In fact, you will think you are on public property instead of a private home. The property is that expansive. There are mini flower gardens and lots of potted plants. The view from the back of the main and carriage houses is gorgeous at sunset. You are surrounded by the peaceful sounds of birds - no street or loud neighbor noise. We did our grocery shopping at SuperWalmart in Marion. King Tut's is a handy convenience store just 5 minutes away. You can get gas there, too. So, I echo everything that has been said. It was pleasurable talking with Anne and we are thankful for our restful vacation. We will certainly try to make time to go back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great people, great place!

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend anyone that wants to stay on the Lake stay here. Ann is so very helpful, and is WILLING TO DO ANYTHING, to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The house itself is magnificent, and so are all the surroundings that go with it. The carriage house is very upscale and unique, making it one of a kind for the area. The furnishing inside the carriage house is beautiful, and you will not be disappointed with the cleanliness of the home either. The house if located on a quiet, no wake zone, and most of the time it felt like the lake was all ours! Thanks again Ann for all you did!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

The Annex Deli = Southern Illinois' Best Deli

Garden of The Gods = Miniature Grand Canyon

Giant City Lodge = Homestyle Fried Chicken

The Wine Trail = 'The Napa Valley of the Midwest' - One of Americas largest wine producing regions

Walker's Bluf and Blue Sky = Two of 2 dozen Vineyards

DermaCare Body Boutique = Physician strength skin care and makeup

The Egyptian Revival Day Spa = Illinois Premier Spa

Southern Illinois University


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Marion Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in each bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Very good quality, comfortable sleeper sofa located in living area
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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