Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Fox River Resort Home--View, Location, 100 ft. River Frontage, Best Rates

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Waterfront 3 BR, 2 Baths Home with Office, Great River Views, Close to all Shops

The Snowdrop House, made available for the first time June 1, 2015, is situated north of the McHenry Dam on the bank of the Fox River in Illinois' most popular recreational area, the Chain O'Lakes.

The Snowdrop House, of Cottage Style architecture, sits high and dry on the bank of the Fox River (100 ft. frontage) on a beautiful open yet wooded lot with all enclosed, fenced in yard. The yard is maintained to offer that much sought after outdoors and natural northern woods environment.

The View is just wonderful and unobstructed over the landscaped yard onto the Fox River from great room, bedroom, office, dining room, as well as the huge deck that is perfect for dining with BBQ at side, bird watching, enjoying river atmosphere. Two (2) over-sized docks, each extending 30 ft. over the river, are ideal for sun-bathing or fishing.

The exterior of the home as well as the interior is professionally maintained.

Original details like wood floor, wall finish, and 11 ft. high ceiling has been maintained and up-grades have been made to modernize, e.g., open floor plan from kitchen into dining room. Kitchen has new custom cabinets, granite counter, new Bosch and GE appliances. Dining room has TV nook; bathroom has new power flush toilet, double sink, wood-like tile floor, and shower tile complimenting the pine wood. On lower level is a personal care area with shower as well as washer and dryer.

This resort style home is all about easy and relaxed living indoors as well as outdoors.

The location is ideal, private and quiet yet only 5 minutes from all shopping and dining offered in McHenry, a town with about 27,500 people that bills itself as the Heart of the Fox River and is only about 10 miles from the Wisconsin border. The Fox River, 45 miles of it, connects 15 lakes that make up the Chain O'Lakes (http://www.wttw.com/main.taf?p=31,1) .

Hike McHenry's Moraine Hills State Park, the park by McHenry Dam, Volo Bog. Rent a bike and go over to Peterson Park and from there take the bike path to Genoa, WI, or all the way south to Crystal Lake and on to the Chicago River. Rent a boat, dock by the house, explore the Chain O'Lakes. Fish right off either one of the piers or anywhere along the seawall with no fishing license required. Bring golf bag and drive to golf course just across the river from Snowdrop House or any of the other neighboring golf courses. Bird watchers can enjoy seeing cardinals, robins, finches, squirlles, ducks, Canadian gees, swallows, and more.The location is ideal for visiting Lake Michigan beaches, taking a boat ride across Lake Michigan to MI, taking a train ride to Chicago or driving up to Milwaukee to attend one of the many summer festivals. Or stay in McHenry for the ever so famous Fiesta Days.

The Snowdrop House is one of the 1,103,376 single family residences build in Illinois between 1900 and 1939. The sq. ft. on the main floor 1,800 plus. The Snowdrop House is also one of the 6.2% or 4,703 houses built in 1919 or earlier as informed by the U.S. Census Bureau - 2009 American Housing Survey.

Contact owner with questions specific to your needs.

More Details

Owner
Ingrid
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Ingrid

The residence is a vacation spot.

Why Ingrid chose Illinois

With the Fox River on one side of the home and all shopping only 5 min. away, so convenient, the view and location all is had here.

Map

Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Chicago O'Hare//Lake in the Hills Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Miles
After the Fox
Nearest Ferry
59 Miles
Lake Express, Milwaukee
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Chapel Hill Country Club
Nearest Train
1.3 Miles
Metra
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
Rt. 120//Rt. 31
Nearest Restaurant
1.7 Miles
After the Fox
Nearest Ski
5.3 Miles
Moraine Hills State Park
Nearest Beach
34 Miles
Illinois State Beach Park
Car: recommended

In McHenry proper, examples of places to visit are Stade's Farm and Market, Moraine Hills State Park, McHenry Outdoor Theater, Snuggery McHenry, Chain O' Lakes Brewing Company , Don Elder Fine Art Studio, Twisted Moose, and Volo Auto Museum. Examples of neighboring towns and places to visit there are: Woodstock--Woodstock Square, Woodstock Opera House; Crystal Lake--Three Oaks Recreation Area, Xtreme Wheel Inline Roller Skating Rink; Union-- Illinois Railway Museum. A little further but still nearby is Chicago and the city of Milwaukee as well as Lake Geneva, WI. Chicago is an easy and very convenient train ride away. Trains leave from McHenry as well as nearby Crystal Lake. Lake Geneva with its boat rides on the lake and popular lake side restaurants are a close by attraction. Milwaukee holds many lake side festivals during the summer months with fireworks, all within easy reach.

Amenities

McHenry House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom on Main Floor - toilet , shower , Vanity has two (2) sinks!
    Bathroom on Lower Floor - toilet , shower , Vanity has pedestal sink. ***Bathroom is open year-round!***
  • Bathroom on Main Floor opens onto yard.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 2nd Bedroom - 1 queen , View from bed is of Fox River.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , 11 ft. ceiling, view of pine trees.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 child bed , Child .MUST be 8 years of age. Maximum weight 135 lbs.
  • Master Bedroom has 11 ft. high ceiling, exquisite chandelier, wood flooring, nice closet, view out of two windows onto pine trees. 2nd Bedroom has view over yard onto Fox River, 11 ft. high sloped ceiling, nice closet, computer desk area. Child's Bedroom has has view onto river and a play area under raised bed with ladder.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
The best part is how the indoors flows seamlessly onto the outdoors, the huge deck where all living takes place throughout the day during the summer months, starting with the first cup of coffer or tea enjoying the early sun rays of the morning and ending with dinner and a glass of wine under the stars. It's a true vacation life style with all of the modern conveniences!

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

76% Complete
17% Complete
5% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Fox River Resort Home--View, Location, 100 ft. River Frontage, Best Rates
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews
5

Lovely getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had 6 wonderful relaxing days at the Snowdrop. The location is perfect! Everything we needed was available to us at Ingrid and Jerry's home and if we would have needed something, they were just a text or call away. Peaceful mornings and evenings were spent on the deck and we ventured out during the day. It all went too soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

A beautiful property!

  • 4 of 5

Very much enjoyed the month on the river (no boat traffic after the heavy flooding, so the fishing from the pier was great). Most everything worked well and the house was fairly carefree, except for the shower which tended to flood. A longer shower curtain might be helpful with that. I left some books from my daughter to add to your shelves for future guests, as there really wasn't any reading material, games, or cards. Couldn't lock the sliding door to the deck, and as an exterior door, that was a worry. But other than these suggestions, it was a pleasurable experience, very restful and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Snowdrop is a one of a kind almost historic resort home like none other on the Fox River. We maintain the resort villa to the highest standard and expect guests to inform us immediately when an unpredictable mechanical malfunction shows up. Finding out in a review that a guest put our property at risk for break-in and interior water back-up is a situation we hope none of our future guests will repeat. All is well now and we look forward to welcoming responsible vacation seakers to our resort home in Chicago's most popular water sport resort area.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Wonderful house on the river!

  • 5 of 5

The house is very clean, updated, and spacious. The view of the river is beautiful, and the backyard and docks are great. We enjoyed the nearby restaurants--Vickie's Place, The Foxhole, and Little Chef.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Chesterfield, MI, outside of Detroit
5

Wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property. Accomodating host. Most enjoyable experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was nice to hear Carolyn that the Snowdrop House provided many opportunities for sightseeing and trips into Wisconsin.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent three days at the Snow Drop house and truly enjoyed every moment. We have lived close to the Fox River most of our adult lives and to experience the lovely view morning and evening from the deck of this home was simply outstanding. The inside was very neat and clean from the newly renovated kitchen to the living area and the bedrooms! The home is furnished very nicely with very comfortable furniture.

The owner was very helpful and a pleasure to work with. We will certainly consider this home again in the future and have recommended this home to our friends and relatives. A true five star property!!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Launching the boat at nearby marina worked out well for you Derald. Boating, watching boats on the Fox River, happy people waving, it's all part of summer fun at the river.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

A Vacation Gem

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Snowdrop house was wonderful. The house is clean and simply lovely, with a spectacular view of Fox River. Located in a sweet, quiet community so close to all that McHenry has to offer. The owner was attentive to every detail. We would recommend Snowdrop house to anyone looking for river/lake boating, fishing fun or just a quiet vacation by the banks.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Additional Guest Fee $35 per person per night
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

You might like these similar properties