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Lakefront Home on Northern Chain of Lakes

Lakefront Home on Northern Chain of Lakes


Property Details

Updated: Oct 29, 2014
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 7 Sleeps

Gorgeous views of Channel Lake (Upper most lake on the Chain of Lakes)

***Sand Beach and Lake just steps away. One of the only a few private SAND Beaches on the Chain.

***Beautiful Fresh Cottage decor

Open plan with nice sized family room, eating area, and kitchen. Fabulous built in architecture in this charming home. Additional large living room faces the view of the lake. Wonderful Screened In Porch is perfect for enjoying the outdoors pest free. Extensive deck over looks the lake property and the large oversized yard back/side yard has room to pull in an RV or pitch a tent or two!

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome

Recent Review

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Lakefront Home on Northern Chain of Lakes
Fox Lake Illinois


  • 5 of 5
The house was better than the pictures show. There were so many beautiful seating seating areas that were all so comfortable. This house has everything in it and so wonderfully decorated. The morning sunrises on the lake were spectacular. The only bad thing is that we could only stay a few days because of our work schedules. We will definitely be back. We highly recommend this house for anyone. The restaurants in the area we visited were wonderful and the Spring lake marina that they recommend was a great place to rent a boat for the day, We had a GREAT time !!
  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind response, we are so happy you enjoyed yourselves!!!
Lakefront Home on Northern Chain of Lakes
Fox Lake Illinois

Perfect Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time at your cottage. It was perfect for a family wanting to make special memories. Great fishing, boating and playing on the beach. Thank you Julie & John.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: You are Welcome!
Thanks for using our home.
Glad you had a great time.
Lakefront Home on Northern Chain of Lakes
Fox Lake Illinois
Quad Cities

Perfect beach house

  • 5 of 5
We had a girl's weekend get-away at this delightful beach home. The house was decorated beautifully and had all the amenities we could hope for. We are looking forward to returning next summer.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Lakefront Home on Northern Chain of Lakes
Fox Lake Illinois
Chicago, IL, USA

More than what it seems!

  • 5 of 5
I absolutely loved this home. It was more than what it seemed on paper- very charming and very clean! The homeowner, Julie, was more than helpful and made me feel very confident in my choice. This was a perfect home to spend a couple days with my girlfriends. I would absolutely recommend this home to anyone looking for a quiet lakehouse rental.
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you!!! We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves!
Lakefront Home on Northern Chain of Lakes
Fox Lake Illinois
Plano, IL

Absolutely Charming!

  • 5 of 5
I can not say enough about this charming home. It had everything you could think of AND more. We actually brought certain items from home, thinking we would need them, but the house is equipped with everything!

Even though the temps were quite chilly during our stay, we could not resist sitting on the deck and soaking up the sounds and amazing view. In addition to the wonderful scenery outside, the home was clean and spacious. The Norkus's certainly have a knack for decorating!

I would recommend this hidden catch to anyone. We are already planning our next visit!
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Lakefront Home on Northern Chain of Lakes
Fox Lake Illinois
Chicago, IL

6 out of 5 STARS!!!!

  • 5 of 5
An absolutely adorable “beach shabby chic” lake house, impeccably maintained, super spacious and the waterfront location can’t be beat. Steps away to a small but private sandy swimming beach. We had a fabulous girl getaway from the city! The Norkus family has thought of everything, and the house has just about anything you could need for your stay. I can’t say enough about what a gem this place is… highly recommended!!
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

SUMMER: Any and all water sports! Bring your Boat and launch it around the corner at the Thirsty Turtle. Boating, Fishing, Tubing, Water Skiing, Jet Skiing. Eat on the lake from one of many pull up restaurants available by boat.

Swim at the large sand beach within steps of the back deck.

Wilmot Mountain has a Flea Market every weekend.

Six Flags Great America and Hurricane Harbor are within 30 minute drive.

Chain o Lakes State Park is minutes away and great for hiking, Horse Back Riding, Wildlife viewng, paddle boat rental, boat ramps.

WINTER: Wilmot Mountain in within a few miles of the house for Snow Skiing, Cross Country Skiing Snow Boarding, and a new Sledding Hill. Ice Fishing is big on Channel Lake and the surrounding area as well as using the Snowmobiling trails.

NIGHTLIFE: Take a quick trip in town to Antioch to grab dinner at one of many fine restaurants, catch a movie, or shop at some quaint locals stores. Go out on the lakes to grab dinner or drinks at one of several lakefront bars and restaurants like the infamous Blarney Isalnd.

Volo Antique Mall

Lambs Farm

Gurnee Mills Shopping Mall

Jelly Belly factory

Six Flags Great America


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Updated: Oct 29, 2014

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Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
1 night minimum stay


  • Nightly Rate: $249 - $299

    Weekly Rate: $1400 - $1700

    Monthly Rate: $0 - $0

  • $299.00 per night with a 2 night minimum or $1,700.00 per week during Peak Season May 1- Sept. 30
    $249.00 per night with a 2 night minimum or $1,400.00 per week during Off Season Oct. 1-April 30.
    Holidays are usually rented at the peak season rate, but call for quote as some summer holidays are higher.
    1 nights rental due with reservation form to guarantee rental.
    No refund of this deposit unless house can be rented during your date.
    Remainder of rent due upon check in via a credit card which will be kept on file for any damages to the property.
    House Cleaning fee is $130.00

    Well behaved Dogs are welcome, but must be cleared with the owners. No cats please as the owners are allergic. A fee of $130.00 is additional.

    Parking is available in the 2 car driveway and there is room for a baot trailer/camper in the oversized side yard of the home. Contact owner with regards to this.

    Non smoking unit....owner is allergic!!!


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Outdoor Grill


  • Kitchen: Fully equiped with large antique island that seats 3, frid, stove, micro., coffee pot, toaster oven, all flatware, dishware, and glassware for 8 at least. Dining Area: Table seats six with adjacent breakfast bar seating 3 more. Family Area: has 2 sofas and large coffee table for relaxing in front of the large Flat Screen TV, DVD Blu Ray Player, and Gas Fireplace. Lake View Living Area: 2 sets of double french doors open to a large room that has a sitting area with pullout sofa bed, and desk for computer work..... all over looking the lake. Screened In Porch: Beautiful views from the large porch with sturdy wicker furniture, hammock, ceiling fan and lighting. Sleeps: Master:Queen Bed, 2nd Bedrm: Full Bed, 3rd Bedrm: FULL size Bunk Beds. Linens included. Additional sleeping accommodations available w/ foldout bed and sofas. Also Inflatable mattress available Baths: 2 Full bathrooms furnished with bath towels. BEACH TOWELS ARE NOT PROVIDED and must be brought. Owners bath towels are not allowed at beach. Laundry Room: Washer and Dryer Airconditioning Large Deck overlooking the lake with Patio furniture and Grill. Fire Pit Baggo Game Beautiful 3 acre subdivision park adjacent to the home
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