Amy and Craig Johnson
About Amy and Craig Johnson
We vacationed on Lake Sara the summer of 2017, fell in love with the lake and the area, and decided to purchase this home! We are both full time teachers in the Chicago suburbs and have four grown children. We love being at the lake with our family and friends. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Amy and Craig Johnson purchased this House in 2017
Why Amy and Craig Johnson chose Effingham
Lake Sara is a beautiful lake to swim, fish, boat, and float in! We loved this house for its fantastic lake views, the quiet cove location, and its ability to fit our whole family. We catch crappie, bluegill, bass, and catfish from our dock all of the time. You can rent boats from either marina. There are also two restaurants on the waterfront. Effingham has many great restaurants and boutiques in town plus a winery, brewery, and unique coffee shop.
What makes this House unique
Our favorite thing about this house is its views of the lake. We also love relaxing in the shady backyard and sitting on our new extra large lakeside patio and swim deck that has shade and sun all day. Our location in the cove is perfect for both swimming and fishing. The front yard is large and flat- a perfect place for kids of all ages to play football or frisbee! We also love the screened in porch that faces the lake and that there is plenty of room for everyone inside the house.
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
No smoking in house or on screened in porch
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.
Worked well for our needs me
Family get away
The house on Lake Sara was perfect for my husband, myself, our 2 adult kids, and their significant others. Even with some rain we did a lot of swimming and kayaking. The cove was a great size for floating around:) One couple made the short drive to town for lunch at Firefly Grill. We didn't go along, but have been before. The food is YUMMY!
The house was spotless. The beds were comfy. There were more than enough towels for all our water activities. I can think of nothing lacking with this property. We have already talked of returning next summer. Thanks, Amy and Craig, for sharing your house!!
A real gem of a lake house!
This house is fabulous! It is clean and has what you need to in the kitchen and accommodates 8 people very comfortably! The house has kayaks and sits on one of the quiet bays on Lake Sara. The beds are very comfy and the house has many perks- like a screened in porch and pool table as well as DVD player. The water front has fun floatation tubes/noodles and REALLY comfy chairs!! The owners are really nice and instructions and directions are made clear! It was also close enough to stores and places in Effingham! I will want to have another getaway here!!!
Great family vacation
We had a great time. The location was perfect. We enjoyed swimming, fishing and kayaking. The house had plenty of room for all of us. We hope to return next year!
This was our first time at Lake Sara, we loved it and hope to come back soon. The house was fully equipped with everything. We spent most of our time on the dock and in the water. Loved the kayaks!
Great place to stay on Lake Sara
The Johnson's lake house is a great place to unwind for the weekend. They are very communicative when needed and have thought of most everything when stocking the house. Things we forgot to bring were almost always there and available for our use. Great place!