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Beautiful View of Channel Lake Complete Remodel July 2016

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8 , possibly 10 ) Contact owner

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

****FULLY REMODELED....... completed July 2016************

***Sand Beach and Lake just yards away. One of the only a few semi-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 .

Julie Norkus
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2018

About Julie Norkus

Our family enjoyed this house for many fun getaways. After several seasons of not being able to use the house, we decided to start renting it out.

We reside in the western suburbs of Chicago.

Julie Norkus purchased this house in 2005


Antioch House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Im sorry, but due to high fees, we do not accept International/ Foreign IssueCredit Cards. Your reservation will be cancelled if this is how you pay.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • No Hair Dryer
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Sunroom has a pull out queen
  • All bedrooms are small. Please inquire as to the possibility of additional occupants by bringing an air mattress or the like. (Air Matress not provided). This needs to be cleared with the owner first..
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Kitchen: Fully equiped with large antique island t 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 a sofa 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 queen sofa bed, and desk for computer work, we have WIFI Screened In Porch: Beautiful views from the large porch with wicker furniture, 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 queen sofa. 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 hom


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(14 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful View of Channel Lake Complete Remodel July 2016
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

This home was so comfortable and beautifully decorated.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here. Julie was very responsive and her home had everything you needed. The decor was so amazing, I thought maybe Joanna Gaines had been her decorator. The screened porch and the hammock were ideal for relaxation and conversation. The lake and beach were just steps away. Our grandchildren loved swimming here with the gradual slope into the water. The house is on a beautiful recreational lake. Fun to watch all the activity and the moon rising over the lake.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dana! We hope you stay again next summer!!!
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Beautiful property with great sunroom, huge yard, and clean beach!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five had a great trip and especially enjoyed the clean beach and warm shallow water. Our 4 and 5 year old daughters spent all day playing in the sand and swimming in the warm water. The Beach was clean with a sandy bottom and all the other beach goers were friendly. Lots of boats and kayakers to watch.

The house was clean and bright with lovely decorating-the Beams and all the finishing touches were so interesting and well done. Each room had so much visual interest.

We spent most of our time in the sunroom in the hammock and watching the sunset. Such a great set up.

The yard was HUGE and the nearby swingset was great for our little kids. The area has lush landscaping so be sure to pack bug spray. We packed our own folding chairs and umbrella to take down to the community beach and that was a must as we have a baby who is just crawling and needed somewhere to be safe in the shade and somewhere that I could sit to feed her.

Homeowner was friendly and responsive and we had a great visit! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute Joanna Gaines style house

  • 4 of 5

Us and our friends enjoyed staying at this charming house. Very comfortable size for both our families with great decor and accommodations. The outside could use a little cleanup and a moscito treatment so we weren’t outside much in the evening but overall very nice and recently updated. I would stay here again and our kids loved that the beach was right out the back door. Julie was easy to communicate with and answered questions promptly. Thanks for a great getaway!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: UPDATE: HOUSE has been completely trimmed, edged, and mulched as of 6/29/2018 Thank you for the review Angie. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and felt the home was comfortable . We are sorry if the outside needed some attention. We are in between yard maintenance companies so my husband has been doing the mowing himself until we find someone. (And we don't live in the area) As far as the mosquitos, that is not something anyone can do anything about. Spraying does not have an impact, trust us. :):) Being in a lake location, it would be impossible to control them. Thanks again for your stay!!
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House will not disappoint.

  • 5 of 5

This was my first VRBO experience and it was great. Usually the pictures of hotel rooms leave something to be desired once you arrive. Not this house. It is in impeccable condition and Julie was very accommodating. Not only that, but my kids loved it. I’d return in heartbeat, and that’s likely the highest compliment one can give.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and were pleased with the home!!! You are welcome back anytime!!!! The Norkus'
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adorable house!!! wish we could've stayed longer

  • 5 of 5

the house was just as cute in person as it was in the pictures! great layout and very accommodating for our group of five. fishing off the shoreline couldn't have been better!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

This house is absolutely beautiful and pristine! Our group has been staying here for years and it's wonderful. The beach is private and very nice as well. Perfect place for a lakeside getaway!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us and taking care of the house. We love having repeat renters!!!
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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Boating/Waterskiing/Fishing.

* Snomobiling/Ice Fishing/Skiing.

* Chain O Lakes State Park within miles...

Top Thing to do in Budget:.....

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Six Flags Great America.

* Wilmot Ski Resort....

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135
Pet Fee $175
Property Damage Insurance $59

PARKING – Vehicles are to be parked in the driveway only. Parking on the gravel road going to the park is not permitted. Any illegally parked cars are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees are the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner. In the event that you need to park a longer boat, or trailer the yard is an option. Prior approval and directions are required. (There is a well and septic system that cannot be driven over)

FIREPLACES – The fireplace is a non-vented propane gas log fired firebox. Please do not throw any paper or other combustible materials in the fireplace. Fireplaces are turned off from April 15-September 15; they are not operational during this time of the year.

This home is privately owned. The owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.
Owner access shall be permitted at any time during the rental period.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.