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Enjoy summer sun, fall colors, cozy winter fires, wineries, fishing & more!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,968 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath with great views, deep water and quiet area. Sleeps up to 10.

If you like what you see but the dates you prefer aren't available, check out our other rental on the Lake of Egypt, The Eagle's Nest (HomeAway 4714115)!

Well-maintained lake front property on Lake of Egypt. Watch the boats from the covered deck surrounded by the shade of mature trees. Enjoy the lake with a two boat slip covered dock. Fish and swim right off your dock. In the evening, roast some marshmallows in the fire pit with an amazing view of the lake. Inside, enjoy a huge recently remodeled sun room with gas fireplace and open/eat in kitchen. The property boasts a whopping 155 feet of rip/rap shoreline. Experience lake life at its finest as you relax and enjoy the fantastic views from your deck or sun room. Three marinas service the lake, with live entertainment weekly for you to drop anchor and enjoy. Located near the wine trails and several state parks, it truly is a vacationer's dream. Come see the view and experience the fishing, swimming, boating, and relaxing in this awesome home.

There are two bedrooms with queen-sized beds, one bedroom with twin/full bunk beds as well as a trundle, and a pullout couch with a full-size bed. Air mattresses are welcome (but please do not exceed 10 people).

More Details

Property Manager
Jeff and Heather Goelz
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Jeff and Heather Goelz

After living in this beautiful home for 17 years, we decided to move down the lake to be closer to family but could not part with this beautiful lakeside retreat. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here, and we wanted to give other people the experience of lake life and encourage their inner adventurer to explore all that beautiful Southern Illinois has to offer. Fishing, boating, swimming, camp fires, wineries, hiking and most importantly, relaxation await you.

Jeff and Heather Goelz purchased this cabin in 1999

Why Jeff and Heather Goelz chose Goreville

I am originally from Minnesota and my husband is from Wisconsin. We grew up in the outdoors hiking, camping, fishing and spending time in wild areas.We met while we both were attending Southern Illinois University (SIU) and fell in love with the area. The friendly people, beautiful forests, lakes and unique outdoors opportunities made this an ideal environment to raise a family. Southern Illinois is truly a hidden gem and well worth spending some time exploring.

What makes this cabin unique

The views rock! Whether sitting on the lower deck, dock, by the fire pit or in the open living area, the relaxing views are worth it .

My favorite part beside the view is the great fishing! Large mouth bass, catfish, bluegill and especially crappie are found in Lake of Egypt. Crab Orchard, Cedar, and Little Grassy lakes hold the same species. Kincaid lake has muskies, and Devils Kitchen has rainbow trout. This area has a bit of everything for the fisherman in you.

I like to enjoy my morning coffee in the sun room and a local glass or two of wine or beer on the porch in the evenings. We love to take slow evening cruises in the pontoon to see music or get some food at one of the marinas.

Our 10-year-old loves to swim and look for clams and fish during the day and making s'mores on the campfire at night. Kayaking and swimming off the dock are also high on his list.


Goreville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Lower Level - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 queen , Very large and open space
    Lower Level 2 - 1 queen
    Lower Level 1 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Twin/Full bunk bed with single trundle bed. kid friendly
  • Additional pullout full bed in family room couch.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Enjoy summer sun, fall colors, cozy winter fires, wineries, fishing & more!
average rating of 4.931818 based on 44 reviews

Great place friendly atmosphere beautiful home recommend greatly

  • 5 of 5

this was are second time to visit this property jeff and heather are awesome the home is very well taken care of everything you need is there for a great time the fishing is great and the lake and property are beautiful we look forward to coming back in the near future

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was fantastic! We had such a great time.

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect for our family. It was spacious but cozy at the same time and had everything we needed. We hope to come back in the future. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great owners, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean. Owners were very hospitable. Met us, walked through the property and checked in via text to ensure our satisfaction. Very low stress encounter, perfect for our family.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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R & R at its best!

  • 5 of 5

Our family recently celebrated Christmas a bit early in this wonderful cabin for a weekend.

It was clean, well-maintained and had everything we needed, including lots of space, for our holiday celebration.

The beds were comfortable, there were many thoughtful items included in the family rooms (books, games, etc.) and the breath-taking view was just an added bonus.

We met Heather when we arrived and she walked us through both floors and pointed out things we needed to know.

My family plans to return in the summer to take advantage of the fun on the lake.

I highly recommend this cabin.

Sherri Murphy

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for Thanksgiving. Awesome house. Very roomy. Had no problems with anything. Would recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you escaped the hustle of life to enjoy a touch of Thanksgiving peace at The Lake Cabin! Come back when you are ready to relax again! Heather & Jeff
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for letting us stay at your cabin. We celebrated our 40th Birthday with our husbands over the weekend. Both of you were such great hostesses and the cabin was very clean for all of us. We would love to come back and visit in the warmer months.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Birthday gatherings are so much fun! We try to make them special and appreciate that you celebrated at The Lake Cabin. Come again to enjoy the summer lake, which is a totally different, wonderful experience! Heather & Jeff
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15 Miles
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Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Rameses Lounge
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Crab Orchard Golf Course
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Carbondale, IL
Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Miles
El Tequila's Mexican Restaurant
Car: necessary

Lake of Egypt (located 75 feet from the deck!)

Lake of Egypt is a man-made lake in the Little Egypt region of the U.S. state of Illinois. It is located six miles south of Marion, Illinois, and covers 2,300 acres with 90 miles of shoreline. The lake has an average depth of 18 feet with a maximum depth of 52 feet . The lake is owned by the Southern Illinois Power Cooperative (SIPC), who created the impoundment in 1962, by damming the South fork of the Saline River, to supply cooling water for a coal-burning electric power plant.

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Nestled in the Shawnee National Forest, Giant City State Park was named for the unique impressions made by its massive sandstone structures and a landscape like none other, with lush garments of fern, moss, flowering mints, hundreds of species of wild flowers and more than 75 varieties of towering trees.

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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $250

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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