4bed/3bath Fully Remodeled Nautical Waterfront Home with Bonus Apartment
Steve and Willow
About Steve and Willow
Willow and I have 5 kids and we love the Chain O Lakes. We both grew up on the chain, and we still are boaters today. We love to stay in the midwest in the summer, but we both love traveling and trying new places around the USA and on the islands. St Thomas is our favorite place in the world.
Steve and Willow purchased this House in 2019
Why Steve and Willow chose Fox Lake
The Chain O' Lakes is famous for its boating, great restaurants and bars on the lake, and historic Fox Lake Downtown area. This house gives you rare direct access to the lakes, and specifically opens up to the famous Mineola Bay. Fox Lake historically goes back to the days of Al Capone and his gang back in the early 1900's. Fox Lake and the Chain O' Lakes was Capone's get away from the stress in the city of Chicago. Matter of fact, want to see the City of Chicago too? No problem, you can walk or take a short Uber ride to the train station, and take a 1 hour train ride to Union Station in the heart of Chicago. Trains run all day long back and forth. Fox Lake is the last stop out of Chicago on this train line.
What makes this House unique
This home should give you ultimate relaxation and enjoyment with all the Lake house touches and themes. Let me give you a picture perfect day on the Chain O' Lakes. Wake up in the morning and get a glimpse of a beautiful sunrise while sitting on the deck swing. Get some poles in the water with some bait and set out to catch some fish. Then get in the Kayaks and head down the channel to Mineola Bay to get some exercise and enjoy the lake breezes. Bring it in and get a nice shower in any one of our 3 Nautical bathrooms. Head out to any of a dozen Fox Lake lakeside restaurants for a great lunch. Then head to Jet Fun to rent a small boat or jet ski and enjoy a few hours on the water. Bring it back in and dry off while you get the grill started under the gazebo. Eat some great food and have a few relaxing beverages at the bar. As the sun goes down, relax and wind down in the hot tub, and then get the fire pits going to recap the day with your friends and family. When your ready to crash, enter your captains quarters in anyone of our 4 Nautical bedrooms. Get up the next day, do it again, new places, new memories.
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Summer Time - The Chain O' Lakes is one of the most famous boating lakes in the USA. There are more registered boats per sq foot of lakes, than anywhere in the USA. Each lake is different in its own scenery, and connected by the Fox River. Enjoy all water activities and sports, many lakeside restaurants and bars. and much more.
Fall Season - The Chain O Lakes area is full of fall leaves on trees with swirling fall colors. Boaters are still on the waters cruising and enjoying the waters. Some great fall traditions are very close to this home. The worlds largest Corn Maze at Richardsons Farm is a must. In addition to the annual themed corn maze, they have rides, pig races, pumpkin launchers, cinnamon donuts, apple ciders, kids rides, adult rides, and my favorite, late night fire pits all over with smore kits and hot chocolate. Stades Farm is also a great place for annual fall tradition, which is a great place to go pick a pumpkin, gourds, the best hot chocolate, cinnamon donuts, and fall foods you ever tasted. Plenty of rides and attractions for a days fun. Like Haunted Houses? Kristoff's is several minutes away and boasts one of the scariest horror houses in Illinois. And lastly, Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America will provide you a full day of full fun.
Winter Season - This is the midwest and if you like winter sports, you will be in the right place. We are 15 minutes from Wilmont Ski resort, a historic ski lodge. The lakes are frozen and home to many ice fisherman. You can walk out to Mineola Lake right from our channel and ice fish the day away. Like to snowmobile? That's not a problem. One of the most popular snow mobile bars to stop at is right across the street. Fox Lake also has a light show in the downtown area with shops having winter events going on. Bring it in at night and warm up by our indoor fireplace or take a nice warm dip in the hot tub.
Spring Season - The lakes are thawinging out, and fishing is good. The trees and the flowers are starting to bloom and pop out of the ground. Six Flags Great America is open for the season again. Want to go horse back riding? There are several stables to ride within 10-15 minutes. There are several smaller golf courses within 5-15 minutes.