Waterfront 2 BR, 2 Baths Home with Office, Great River Views, Close to all Shops
The Snowdrop House, made available for the first time June 1, 2015, is situated north of the McHenry Dam on the bank of the Fox River in Illinois' most popular recreational area, the Chain O'Lakes.
The Snowdrop House, of Cottage Style architecture, sits high and dry on the bank of the Fox River (100 ft. frontage) on a beautiful open yet wooded lot with all enclosed, fenced in yard. The yard is maintained to offer that much sought after outdoors and natural northern woods environment.
The View is just wonderful and unobstructed over the landscaped yard onto the Fox River from great room, bedroom, office, dining room, as well as the huge deck that is perfect for dining with BBQ at side, bird watching, enjoying river atmosphere. Two (2) over-sized docks, each extending 30 ft. over the river, are ideal for sun-bathing or fishing.
The exterior of the home as well as the interior is professionally maintained.
Original details like wood floor, wall finish, and 11 ft. high ceiling has been maintained and up-grades have been made to modernize, e.g., open floor plan from kitchen into dining room. Kitchen has new custom cabinets, granite counter, new Bosch and GE appliances. Dining room has TV nook; bathroom has new power flush toilet, double sink, wood-like tile floor, and shower tile complimenting the pine wood. On lower level is a personal care area with shower as well as washer and dryer.
This resort style home is all about easy and relaxed living indoors as well as outdoors.
The location is ideal, private and quiet yet only 5 minutes from all shopping and dining offered in McHenry, a town with about 27,500 people that bills itself as the Heart of the Fox River and is only about 10 miles from the Wisconsin border. The Fox River, 45 miles of it, connects 15 lakes that make up the Chain O'Lakes (http://www.wttw.com/main.taf?p=31,1) .
Hike McHenry's Moraine Hills State Park, the park by McHenry Dam, Volo Bog. Rent a bike and go over to Peterson Park and from there take the bike path to Genoa, WI, or all the way south to Crystal Lake and on to the Chicago River. Rent a boat, dock by the house, explore the Chain O'Lakes. Fish right off either one of the piers or anywhere along the seawall with no fishing license required. Bring golf bag and drive to golf course just across the river from Snowdrop House or any of the other neighboring golf courses. Bird watchers can enjoy seeing cardinals, robins, finches, squirlles, ducks, Canadian gees, swallows, and more.The location is ideal for visiting Lake Michigan beaches, taking a boat ride across Lake Michigan to MI, taking a train ride to Chicago or driving up to Milwaukee to attend one of the many summer festivals. Or stay in McHenry for the ever so famous Fiesta Days.
The Snowdrop House is one of the 1,103,376 single family residences build in Illinois between 1900 and 1939. The sq. ft. on the main floor 1,800 plus. The Snowdrop House is also one of the 6.2% or 4,703 houses built in 1919 or earlier as informed by the U.S. Census Bureau - 2009 American Housing Survey.
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About the Owner
The residence is a vacation spot.
(14 traveler reviews)
Beautiful property. Accomodating host. Most enjoyable experience.
My wife and I spent three days at the Snow Drop house and truly enjoyed every moment. We have lived close to the Fox River most of our adult lives and to experience the lovely view morning and evening from the deck of this home was simply outstanding. The inside was very neat and clean from the newly renovated kitchen to the living area and the bedrooms! The home is furnished very nicely with very comfortable furniture.
The owner was very helpful and a pleasure to work with. We will certainly consider this home again in the future and have recommended this home to our friends and relatives. A true five star property!!
A Vacation Gem
Our stay at Snowdrop house was wonderful. The house is clean and simply lovely, with a spectacular view of Fox River. Located in a sweet, quiet community so close to all that McHenry has to offer. The owner was attentive to every detail. We would recommend Snowdrop house to anyone looking for river/lake boating, fishing fun or just a quiet vacation by the banks.
Lovely home with an amazing view
My sister and I stayed recently for a weekend . The house was spotless and we'll cared for. Inside was cozy with comfortable couches and chairs. The bedrooms were spacious and beds suited each of us, as one was quite firm and the other a little softer. We very much enjoyed sitting on the dock drinking coffee in the morning. Nice neighborhood. Would come back again.
We spent a long weekend in the Snowdrop House and could have spent more time and hope to do so in the future.
We found the house to be as shown in the photos and even better. The house was clean and roomy and decorated with a flair of fun and style.
Whether watching the river in sun or on a rainy day the view is delightful.
We took bicycles and made use of the close Prairie Trail and the Fox River Trail. Shopping is easy and convenient.
Ingrid is quick to reply and very helpful and thorough with information regarding any questions we had regarding our stay.
Thank you Ingrid, we had a really great time.
Snowdrop House Felt Like Home
We stayed in this lovely home for the entire month of August. It is in a perfect location, tucked away in a neighborhood of beautiful homes looking directly onto the Fox River. The house is almost 100 years old but has been nicely updated. The kitchen is like new and well furnished. The bed is comfortable and everything needed to set up housekeeping is there. We sat on the large deck every morning and watched the boats go by while drinking our first cup of coffee. It was delightful. The main bathroom has been updated, however, it is still small and a bit awkward to use. With that said, because there are so many benefits to the property, we still give our stay 5 stars. Ingrid was always available and eager to help with questions and concerns. Everything works well and it felt like home. Couldn't have enjoyed our time there more.
From the Owner
“With the Fox River on one side of the home and all shopping only 5 min. away, so convenient, the view and location all is had here.”
Activity and Interests
In McHenry proper, examples of places to visit are Stade's Farm and Market, Moraine Hills State Park, McHenry Outdoor Theater, Snuggery McHenry, Chain O' Lakes Brewing Company , Don Elder Fine Art Studio, Twisted Moose, and Volo Auto Museum. Examples of neighboring towns and places to visit there are: Woodstock--Woodstock Square, Woodstock Opera House; Crystal Lake--Three Oaks Recreation Area, Xtreme Wheel Inline Roller Skating Rink; Union-- Illinois Railway Museum. A little further but still nearby is Chicago and the city of Milwaukee as well as Lake Geneva, WI. Chicago is an easy and very convenient train ride away. Trains leave from McHenry as well as nearby Crystal Lake. Lake Geneva with its boat rides on the lake and popular lake side restaurants are a close by attraction. Milwaukee holds many lake side festivals during the summer months with fireworks, all within easy reach.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest|
Memorial Day Weekend
May 25 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest|
Start of Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jul 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional information about rental rates
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
Unadvertised Specials Might be Available.
Special Pricing applies to Holiday Weekends as well as Festival Weekends, e.g. Fiesta Days!
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Dishwasher ...
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items
- Stove ...
- Dining ...
- Dining Room
- Satellite / Cable
- Television ...
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub ...
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Golf Course View
- Water View
- autumn foliage
- coin laundry
- live theater
- theme parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- gambling casinos
- horseback riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- freshwater fishing
- jet skiing
- mountain biking
- pier fishing
- roller blading
- water skiing
- water tubing
- 2400 sq. ft.
- Bathroom on Main Floor - toilet, shower, Vanity has two (2) sinks!
- Bathroom on Lower Floor - toilet, shower, Vanity has pedestal sink. ***Bathroom is open year-round!***
- Bathroom on Main Floor opens onto privacy yard.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- 2nd Bedroom - 1 queen, View from bed is of Fox River.
- Master Bedroom - 1 king, 11 ft. ceiling, view of pine trees.
- Master Bedroom has 11 ft. high ceiling, exquisite chandelier, wood flooring, nice closet, view out of two windows onto pine trees. 2nd Bedroom has view over yard onto Fox River, 11 ft. high sloped ceiling, nice closet, computer desk area.
- Boat ...
- Deck / Patio
- Golf ...
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Tennis ...
- Guests provide their own meals
- The best part is how the indoors flows seamlessly onto the outdoors, the huge deck where all living takes place throughout the day during the summer months, starting with the first cup of coffer or tea enjoying the early sun rays of the morning and ending with dinner and a glass of wine under the stars. It's a true vacation life style with all of the modern conveniences!