The house is 950 square feet, with upscale amenities. Everything has been repainted, with all new furniture/bedding and carpet in the living area. The kitchen opens into the nice sized family room and this leads to a large screened in porch. The screened in porch has a table for outdoor dining and some comfy chairs to just relax in. Take the gently sloping steps down to an amazing boat dock. The dock has kayaks, a paddle board and a paddle boat. At the dock there is a kitchen, a bathroom, a gas grill and tons of space to be right on the water, along with a sundeck for the roof of the dock. This home is located in a safe swimming cove. Fisherman and families alike love this property for all that it offers. (Please note that the covered slip is not available for guests boats-the lift is set for our boat. If you bring a boat it would need to be tied up on the side of the dock)
This 2 BR/1BA Home May Seem Small, But It Lives Large Being On The Water.
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 6, 2018
About Debby Willard
Thank you for looking at our home! We both work full time in Champaign and love to do almost anything outdoors-biking, boating, fishing, walking, or just relaxing around a fire pit! To round out our family, son Jeff, daughter Sara and granddaughter Bailey. We are hoping to build some great family memories at Willard Lake House!
Debby Willard purchased this House in 2016
Why Debby Willard chose Effingham
Lake Sara is just such a wonderful lake. Every time you are out on the water, you notice something new and different. There are plenty of places to fish, watch the sunset or skiing from your boat. Most importantly, the people are just so friendly here!! This property is perfect for small groups who want to experience what lake living is all about. It is just such a family atmosphere at Lake Sara.
What makes this House unique
We fell in love with this property because it offered the total package to being on the Lake. The house is warm and welcoming with ample room inside, as well as having the screened in porch. The boat dock is a feature that sets this house apart. You can spend the whole day on the dock and enjoy everything from food to fun to sun!! When the sun has set, take advantage of the fire pit!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The property was well taken care of. We enjoyed sitting outside and enjoying the fall weather.
We had a very nice time at the Willards. Everything was clean and orderly. We would like to make a suggestion though. There were no teaspoons in the drawer. We could have used them for coffee and cereal. A half dozen would be helpful. We will be coming back next year. Thanks for letting us stay. Jack & Nancy Moore
Thank you for the feedback- consider it done! We will add some teaspoons, as well as, a crock pot that we had a request for.
beautifully decorated home and very nice dock
This was a very modern home. Loved the decor and the dock was very nice. We spent a lot of time on the dock and I especially loved the sun deck. I would definately recommend this home to anyone who wants to stay right on the water.
Peaceful and charming home!
We enjoyed the lake view and cozy home. Here for CorvetteFest and wished we could've stayed longer. Boat house/dock is fabulous.
This is the perfect rental for anyone who likes to be active on a lake. The kayak, paddle board, rafts and paddle boat allowed us to enjoy the lake. Swimming off the dock was wonderful. The cove is very large, the water is beautiful and the view is awesome. The boathouse includes a kitchen area with a fridge, microwave and counter space, plus a bathroom. No need to go up and down the stairs all day. There is also a TV on the dock. Not much of a TV person, but we were able to listen to a TV music channel, which was a nice touch.
The house was extremely clean and met our needs perfectly! We plan to return to this property.
Great clean location with water access.
The check in process was seamless and the place is exactly as shown in the pictures. It was very clean and all the water toys that are provided where a bonus!
My sister-in-law and I wanted to get away for a fews days and this was the perfect place. Loved everything about it. Had a great dinner at Heron's Cove the first night there, then BBQ'd the other nights. Very relaxing and great, pleaceful location. Will definitely make a return visit. Debbi Willard, owner, was very helpful with any questions we had and responded quickly.
Effingham is the home to many attractions. Besides the beautiful lake, there are restaurants, a winery, 3 golf courses, shopping and 2 marinas.