|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Fox Lake’s Great Escape is a beautiful cozy 2 bedroom cottage perfect for a weekend getaway, family vacation or a romantic retreat. It is nestled on a quiet residential street behind the main home. Water, pier and boat slip access is readily available by walking down the lighted path on the side of the main home to Fox Lake to fish, moor your boat, swim or to just enjoy the serenity. The cottage is fully air conditioned and has ceiling fans in bedrooms, kitchen and living room. Both bedrooms have queen size beds with luxurious linens and overstuffed pillows for your sleeping comfort. The kitchen is furnished with all appliances for your convenience including an expandable kitchen island. You can relax on the privacy of your patio, by the lake or on the oversized leather sofa or reclining chair in the living room. There is a 40” LED television equipped with Direct TV & HBO for your viewing enjoyment for the days with less than stellar weather. Secured WiFi internet access available. A boat slip is available to dock your boat at no extra charge along with a 3-person canoe for your use. Ask about our Veterans discount & Military discount for family members attending Great Lakes Naval Base bootcamp graduations. Your Great Escape is just minutes from downtown Fox Lake – AND moments from great memories.
A love of boating, fishing and the outdoors has been embedded in us from our youth. Thus, when we started to think of places to retire - we opted to live where we had many happy memories, where people are friendly and life is exciting and fun -- the Chain O’Lakes. We feel truly blessed to be able to live in a vibrant and historic community and most importantly, to be close to those that matter most – our family and friends.
Rosemarie Nilson purchased this cottage in 2014
Why Escape to Fox Lake?
The Village of Fox Lake is a vibrant community rich with history, wonderful people and just a short distance from many delightful attractions, such as:
• Chain O’Lakes State Park
• Downtown Chicago
• Great America
• Gurnee Mills
• Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets
• Volo Auto Museum
• Wilmot Mountain
Fox Lake is part of the Chain O’Lakes that is comprised of 10 connecting lakes – Bluff, Catherine, Channel, Fox, Grass, Marie, Nippersink, Petite, Pistakee, Redhead as well as the Fox River. The Chain O’Lakes provides year round enjoyment for boating, fishing, snowmobiling, bird watching and ice fishing. In addition, the Chain O'Lakes allows for a wide range of outdoor recreational activities with special events throughout the summer sponsored by local businesses, including boat races, fishing tournaments, Venetian night, fireworks and live musical performances. Your Great Escape is just minutes from downtown Fox Lake – and moments from great memories.
Jim and Rose were fantastic hosts, very punctual and friendly. The cottage has everything you need, and it is right next to the water on Fox Lake. We would love to come back again.
The place was up to date, included a lot of amenities, and was very welcoming. The renters were flexible and provided several nice suggestions. The place is 30-45 second walk from the lake, where the owners welcomed us to hang by the lake. I can't think of anything else I could have asked for: I highly recommend!! Thanks for Having us.
This was our second stay at this property, and we have every intention of coming back many more times. The cottage is well maintained and and the owners are on-site and willing to answer questions or to give advise on where to go, things to do. There is a marina near by to launch a boat and dock space is provided with the cottage rental.
We were there on the hottest days of the summer, and the cottage was a nice retreat. It was cool and cozy. The kitchen is very well-equipped for cooking, the beds are comfortable and the outdoor space is nice although you do have to walk through the parking lot and around the host home to get to the lake. The lake view is nice and would be a comfortable place to spend watching the sun set, although we didn't do so because it was so hot. The host is very responsive to requests. We locked ourselves from the cabin (when leaving, do NOT lock the lower lock!) but gained entrance within 10 minutes. The grill was dirty when we arrived but the host cleaned it nicely for us. We enjoyed our stay!
We enjoyed our visit very much. The cottage was well-stocked with everything we needed to cook indoors and out. Though the lake view isn't directly outside the cottage, it is indeed just steps away in Rosemarie and Jim's yard, and they gave us all the space in the world so it never felt at all weird. The cottage is a very short drive to a state park, several nature preserves, and more. We loved sitting on the lake in the evenings and drinking wine and watching the majestic blue herons.
The rental home was the best kept and cleanest I've seen so far using VBRO. The owners left a hand written note for us and a welcome gift! Wonderful place to stay, highly recommend it to anyone looking in the Fox Lake area!
Chain O’Lakes State Park
Great Lakes Naval Base
Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets
Volo Auto Museum
Sporting Events (Chicago Cubs, White Sox, Blackhawks, Bears, Bulls & Fire).
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Summer - Peak
May 1 2017 - Sep 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
* No extra charge to moor your boat on pier.
* Please review Rental Agreement & Cancellation Policy (and, if applicable, Pet Addendum attached to Rental Agreement).
* Any questions, please feel free to contact me. Thank you.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.