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Adorable Bungalow One Block from Lake

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Fox Lake

- 4 BR, 2 BA, Sleeps 6-8.

Located in the town of Fox Lake, this newly remodeled bungalow is one block from Pistakee Lake and the Chain of Lakes, and minutes from the Chain O' Lakes State Park. Its in-town location makes it walking distance to movie theaters, stores, many restaurants and the commuter train to Chicago. Master bedroom on first floor. Fully-equipped eat-in kitchen. Enclosed front porch with wicker furniture provides a relaxing place to watch the world go by. Long driveway will accommodate RVs and boat trailers. Large back yard for children and for BBQ's. Cable TVs with DVD/VHS players. Nearby attractions include Six Flags Great America, Volo Auto Museum, Volo Antique Mall, Lambs Farm, Wilmot Ski Area, Volo Bog Nature Center, Gurnee Mills Shopping Mall, and multiple golf courses. The Chain O' Lakes State Park offers hiking trails, horseback riding, boat and paddle boat rental, boat ramps, fishing, ice fishing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

Activities (on site or nearby): Hiking, Biking, Golf, Miniature Golf, Amusement Parks, Fishing, Hunting, wildlife Viewing, Horseback Riding, Shopping, Restaurants, Cinemas, Museums, Swimming, Boating, Sailing, Water-skiing, Jet-skiing, Downhill Skiing, Cross Country skiing, Snowmobiling, Antiquing.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

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Member since: 2006
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
11 October, 2016
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based on 27 holidaymaker reviews

Adorable Bungalow One Block from Lake
average rating of 4.703704 based on 27 reviews

Great Rental - includes everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Kirk, the owner, is a wonderful person to work with and really cares about his property and those staying with him. He was very helpful from start to finish, we even received our security deposit back within 3 days of returning home! House was in a great location, with lots within walking distance (restaurants, train to city, access to the water, shops, etc.). Rooms and house are clean and well maintained. Stayed here for 3 nights, while visiting family with 4 adults and 1 child. We had more than enough room. Lots of thought has been put into this rental - game closet full of items for all ages, tons of towels, beds, lots of seating, 2 living areas (main floor and upstairs sitting/TV area), etc. We will definitely stay here again if needing a place in the Fox Lake area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

I have rented countless properties over the last 20 years and never have I had an experience as horrible as this. The owner Kirk seemed off and dishonest from the start. He told us not to go through VRBO and that if we paid in all cash he would give a better rate. The only reason why we decided to rent his property was because we were desperate for a place. From the moment we got there, to still pending issues, has it been a nightmare. After the rather unusually long walk through of the place, we all became a bit concerned and had a bad feeling We all looked at one another with the same look our faces like “what in the world did we just get ourselves into”. We all had a horrible feeling. After finally getting to the lake we were ready to kick our feet up and enjoy the vacation. Later that evening were dropped off to the rental from being out on the lake all day. Early the next morning Kirk showed up at the property furious that we didn’t return his MANY texts from the night prior. (The phone was left on our friends boat as to why the texts weren’t answered). As he was on the back porch, upset about not returning the texts, he informed us that he has his neighbors keep watch while people stay at his rental. The neighbor called Kirk and told him that we were having a big party at the house and she saw 4 people pull up in a car and walk into the house. The 4 people and other car was my girlfriend and I as well as another couple getting dropped off from the Uber driver (taxi). As we got the phone shortly thereafter, we read the excessive amounts of texts threatening that he was going to call the police and that we are disrespecting his house by having a party. It was the most bizarre thing I have ever seen from a rental. We were so worried that he was going to scam us out of our security deposit, we made absolutely sure that we left the place immaculate . Sure enough, days later we got an email from Kirk stating that there was a horrible odor in the house and that we were going to have to pay for his carpets to be cleaned etc. even though he couldn’t even identify where the so called “smell” was coming from. He was withholding our deposit until “it” was resolved. Being that I live only an hour away I asked to come and assess the situation myself. He agreed and then shortly after texted me saying that he couldn’t make it there to meet me..”something came up”. Long story longer, we are now taking him to Small Claims Court to get out deposit back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful perfect house for family of 8

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the house we stayed at. It was perfect for our family of 8. We had 6 adults and 2 toddlers and they just adored this house . Kirk was great to work with he was always available if there was any questions aND a very nice man. The house is perfect location and walking distance from the train station and a perfect little park for my children. Kirk's house has all the amenities you will need for your stay. And more than enough room for everyone to be comfortable in. House was very clean. We will definitely be staying here every time we go back to midwest and it was a pleasure working with Kirk. We would also highly recommend this house to our family and friends . Thanks for everything kirk!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

the property was perfect but the first sign should have been when he said he doesn't go thru VRBO!! not a very trusting person to do business with! neighbors DO watch you while staying! unless you are desperate for this location don't do it!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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El Paso, Il

Spring Coho trip!

  • 5 of 5

Great weekend! Clean house, great location, very affordable. Kurt was very accomodating to ensure that we had a great time. Renting a house instead of getting a hotel room allowed us to grill fresh Coho from Lake Michigan.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Location and comforts of home!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay at this home! It was nice to meet the owner and get a walk through of the property. It is located close to many things at Fox Lake! Restaurants, Marina, Bakery are within walking or short driving distance. Well supplied kitchen, plenty of towels, with many of the comforts of home. Owner continues to improve the property. Clean and convenient and I would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
State Rt. 120 and State Rt. 12
Nearest Beach
15 Miles


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Fox Lake, Illinois

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Tax Rate 6.0%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Fox Lake, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 convertable
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 convertable
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • water skiing

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