Great waterfront house with wraparound porch and pier, perfect for relaxing ....
In love with life! Love to travel to foreign destinations and discover tiny towns and villages that give me a true picture of the country visited. Love antique shopping and decorating. Music, art, and nature. Orchids. My newest love: love being a host on Home-away.
Margaret purchased this House in 2008
Why Margaret chose Antioch
I purchased this property in 2003. It was love at first sight. I fell in love with the view of the lake from the porch. The house faces West. Every day one can watch a beautiful, one of a kind sunset. I have built a new house on this lakefront property since then. I designed it and was involved in the construction of it from the drawing to the completion as a general contractor. This is my pride and joy. Truly a tranquil place. My heart is in it. ❤️ My kids and I have enjoyed coming to the Lake House over the years. Where else can one find a place like this less than an hour from Chicago, and Milwaukee? This place is magical. The water relaxes you and calms you down. You are surrounded by abundant wildlife and nature. When you sit on the pier and dip your feet in the water, you forget about all your life's challenges and troubles. There are fishing holes right by the pier( per map), so if you fancy " catch and release", this is your chance. We have created many fish tales over the years. The roasted marshmallows over the bonfire, family gatherings, girls weekends out, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Birthdays and Graduations. There is nothing that even comes close to connecting your friends and family with nature. There is no substitute for inhaling the great outdoors. The smell of water is so fresh and the sun and wind plays with your hair when you're cruising on the lake. I love the wind in my hair. Do you? If you love farm grown fruits and vegetables, Thompson's Strawberry Farm is 20 minutes away, just over the Wisconsin border. They have strawberries and raspberries, and you can pick your own or purchase freshly picked ones and go. Vegetable farms are nearby. And so are Antique stores, and fairs. You'll cherish your finds. You must visit Ginger Blossom, a one of the kind store with items brought from all over the world. From jewelry to furniture, rugs, pottery, you will always find something for yourself. Come visit, you will not be disappointed.
What makes this House unique
Lakefront property that is close to Gurnee Mills for your shopping pleasure, Six Flags Great America, Volo Auto Museum, State Park, restaurants, antique fairs (Lake County Fair), hiking in the woods, biking trails, and skiing in the Winter(Wilmot Mountain(Vail Resorts, Inc.) is 15 min. away. Boater's paradise. Blarney's Island 20 minutes away by boat. Contact owner for special offers in May.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Quiet neighborhood. Neighbors call police.
Absolutely No Smoking Indoors. Owners allergic.
Extra bed in the closet.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Lovely Home and Vacation
Our family loved this house and lake. The landscaping is beautiful and really adds a feeling of privacy to the property. The house was spacious enough for our five kids. The fishing was great off the dock for the kids and we all loved swimming at the sandbar after renting a boat nearby. Antioch is so close and just the right size to have anything you’ll need for your stay. Chicago is close enough for a quick day trip with time to return to the lake for dinner. Overall great house, great location, and great vacation.
Perfect setting for a lake getaway.
We absolutely loved our time at Margaret’s lake house. The house is gorgeous, spacious, and very comfortable. The location is perfect - close to Chicago and close to many small towns in the area with great places to eat. We spent every evening sitting by the campfire enjoying the gorgeous sunsets over the lake. Margaret was great at answering any questions we had and made sure that everything we needed was available. The house was fully stocked with many towels and other essentials. We hope to come back next summer.
We had a great time at this lake house. The house is very nice. Lots of parking. Nice dock in the back for your boat. The lake is very nice with not so much traffic. Easy access to the other lakes. Plenty of room for a nice group of people. Would love to go back again. Also the owner was very accommodating.
A hidden gem so close from Chicago
Margaret's house was extremely well furnished and equipped with everything we needed--kitchen utensils, bbq grill, indoor fireplace, outside fire pit, and a 75-inch flat screen TV. The house is brand new, right next to the lake, and 5-min drive to Jewel Osco. We had a wonderful weekend and look forward to going back tihs fall!
Thanks very much for the nice comments John. It was a pleasure hosting you and your party at my house. I certainly hope you'll come back in the fall for beautiful fall colors and peaceful lake.
All the best,
It was a beautiful space. It had everything we needed.
I loved the space. There was plenty of parking. There was a nice sound system. Margaret gifted us a nice bottle of wine which was a really nice touch. The patio was really nice and the porch was perfect since we planned to grill and it was raining. The back yard and dock were beautiful during bad weather I could only imagine how nice it is during a nice summer day.
A beautiful home and great location. Enjoyed the fact you could easily access the main roads to visit Gurnee Mills or a little further to Chicago. Wonderful setting that took you away from all the craziness of busy roads and put you front seat to a scenic lakeview (even if the middle of winter). The homeowner greeted us with a welcome gift that started our week right. It was a brisk week so the cold made itself known. The fireplace did a nice job in the living room as well as the central air for the master bedroom to keep us warmth. A perfect set up for 8 (5 adults and 3 kids).
Thank very much Amy! I'm glad you enjoyed the lake house! Hope to host you again, perhaps in the summer, so you can enjoy many perennials, flowers and the lake.
All the best to you and yours in the new year!
Nearby Attractions include Six Flags Great America, Volo Auto Museum, Antique Mall, Lambs Farm, Wilmot Ski Area ( bought by Vail Resorts, Inc), Gurnee Mills Mall, and multiple golf courses.