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.
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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!
We had an enjoyable stay at the house on Lake Sara for our family reunion in nearby Effingham. The house was perfect for us!
Effingham - lake house
I rented this house for myself and two other couples. We stayed for 5 nights and were very pleased with the house, its cleanliness, its view of the lake, and beautiful boat dock and patio. The house exceeded our expectations and I would highly reccomend it.
Peaceful Lakefront Property
Clean, comfortable, peaceful and well stocked. Amy and Craig are great hosts and very helpful with any questions or issues. Would definitely recommend this rental property for anyone visiting the Effingham area.
Great Lake location, 1970's style home
We rented the house for a guy's weekend and it delivered what we needed it for. The house itself is dated both in layout, and fixtures/decor.
However, it is on a nice wooded lot and has a very nice dock with water deep enough for swimming which was great.
The screened in porch was nice and the grill is better than expected from a rental. All dishes, toiletries, and towels were abundant and well kept. Kayaks were a real bonus.
The wifi worked well. The sleeping arrangements were very comfortable. 2 king beds is a good setup.
The house layout is puzzling and not conducive to a large gathering space but the main room and large table were nice. Bathrooms were small and dated with the main bathroom only accessible through the 2 adult bedrooms (making it awkward for others to use).
If you're renting to get on the lake, this house is a good option. I cannot give 5 stars though due to the dated interior of the home.
We are aware that the house needs updating and since we bought the house a year ago, we have made many updates. Guests who stay tell us their favorite parts of our home include the great location on the cove, the dock, kayaks, hammock, well-stocked kitchen, pool table, screened in porch, outdoor fire pit, gas grill, and clean spacious house. The inside of our house will be updated as our finances allow, but the best part of staying at our lake house is being outside enjoying beautiful Lake Sara.