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Serenity in Shumway Cove

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedroom, 2 bath with a "cozy cottage" feel on great water

This 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom retreat provides you with everything you need to have fun at the lake this year! Great location on the water of Shumway Cove where you can relax in the water or drop a line in to fish. Newly renovated dock gives you the opportunity to bring your own boat or rent one at the local marina. The cove is the perfect place to learn how to waterski, wakeboard, or tube. There are also two kayaks & a canoe that will be available for use. Not far from the dock is a fishing area that is really neat to explore...especially for kids. We have seen a lot of beavers & turtles getting sun on logs.

The home sleeps 8 comfortably in beds but if you bring an air mattress or sleeping bags it can accommodate more. This is a lake house, we want to fit as many people as we can to enjoy the lake! The kitchen is equipped with everything you will need during your stay. A new TV with DirectTV programming in the living room can be seen from all main areas of the lower level. A washer & dryer is available for your use as well. We have provided detergent but if there is a special kind you prefer, feel free to bring that along. The home has central air conditioning & heat. We do have wi-fi...all the connection instructions will be inside the home.

Outside there is large deck off the house that is great for entertaining or eating a meal. We have a charcoal grill on the deck for your use to grill out. There is a fire pit with plenty of wood for your convenience. A short path leads down to the boat dock from the large deck, there you will find Adirondack chairs for relaxation & floats for use in the water. There is a storage shed near the driveway & also down by the boat dock that has floats & noodles for use. Please feel free to use anything that is in the sheds, just make sure they get put back. (or let us know if they get damaged so we can replace) Our dock ends right after the storage container on the dock. Please be respectful of the neighbors & their dock and don't go past the storage shed.

We use this home as well as our home away from home retreat with our family. Anything you may find in the fridge as far as condiments or in the pantry or freezer, was food that we may have bought for use during our stay. Everyone is more than welcome to consume these items, but please do not throw anything away unless it has expired/gone bad.

We want to invite anyone who wants to enjoy Lake Sara to its fullest to come relax! We strive to make your experience the best it can be. We hope to see you soon!

A couple notes:

The boat in the lift is not for rental use, there are a couple marinas on the lake that offer boat rentals. Please respect our home as you would your own. Thank you for understanding.

More Details

Owner
The Cox Family
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 5, 2017

About The Cox Family

We are a family of 5 from right outside of Champaign, IL. Todd grew up coming to Lake Sara on the weekends in the Spring & Summers with his family. His family throughout the years owned two properties on the lake. One of which has now been bull dozed down to make room for a much larger lake home on a great tip point! Amber is originally from Wisconsin (Go Pack Go) but was never able to enjoy a lake as beautiful as Lake Sara.

We really enjoy continuing the tradition with our children and having our families continue to enjoy the lake as well. Our children absolutely love the lake and love bringing their friends and cousins to enjoy it with them. It gives us a chance to all be together without the use of modern day electronics! We almost didn't even get a TV at the rental!

The Cox Family purchased this house in 2014

Why The Cox Family chose Illinois

We wanted a place that we all could enjoy, relax, sleep a good amount of family members/guests, and a place that had awesome neighbors (since the boat docks are closer than we would've originally preferred). Before we purchased we met a few of the neighbors and they just seemed to be the best. We couldn't ask for a better cove or better neighbors. With this being said, please be respectful of them when renting the home. Know your boundaries of the property and the activity level in late hours of the day.

What makes this house unique

A Quiet cove with the fishing area nearby which is an added bonus in our opinions. So much exploring to do and not a lot of activity.

Amenities

Effingham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs & very spacious
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa Sleeper that sleeps 2
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Twin Bed with room for sleeping bags
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Upstairs Bedroom- very large.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

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Serenity in Shumway Cove
average rating of 4.4210525 based on 19 reviews
5

Great Famil Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Todd & Amber we thank you for opening your home to my family, friends and their family. The house was in a great location and had everything we needed. It was clean and it accommodated our large group without making us feel cramped. The neighbors were super friendly! The kids loved swimming off the dock, boating on the lake and playing in the yard. Night time camp fires were a nice way to end the long days on the lake. Highly recommend staying here

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your awesome feedback. We are so happy to hear that you, your family, & your friends had such a lovely time. We hope to see you all back again someday!
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Serenity

  • 5 of 5

It was wonderful. We did it all, fish, swim, tennis, golf, fires at night, morning coffee on the deck.. We ate all meals at the cabin. The fastest 5 days of my life. Of course, having my 2 sons and gandson made it perfect. Ken Kelly

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Cute Lake cottage with room for 8 of us, however 6 would have been more reasonable. Communication was fine, and the pullout couch mattress is in definite need of replacement or bring full Mattress foam padding. Great deck, plenty of seating, and the shed by the driveway holds more items for lake fun etc. (we realized this on our last day). We would def return.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great House on the Lake!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time with a bachelorette party. We had plenty of space and we had beautiful weather for a day on the lake!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great relaxing spot

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect to relax, cook delicious meals, and spend time with loved-ones. There was plenty of space, and the house was well equipped. I was also happily surprised to find WiFi in the house! It was great for communication given that no cell tower seemed to be able to reach me. It was a great stay overall!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to take your family.

  • 4 of 5

Plenty of space to stretch out and relax. A great place for the family or friends. It will be on our list to revisit. You can sleep 10 comfortably with 2 queen blow up mattresses (you supply). Good lake to fish too. Could use a fish cleaning table at the dock, but we managed just fine. I would recommend this for a group of 10 or less.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $250

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

No Wi-Fi

Starting September 19th, 2016 through February 28th, 2017 we are offering a weekday rate of $125/night Sunday-Thursdays. This will only be applied to guests who mention this offer!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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