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Perfect Lakeside Retreat at Lake of Egypt-Huge home for 2 Families, Dock & Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Attached Unit, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)


Come explore what Southern Illinois has to offer for your next family vacation!

Our Lakeside Retreat is located on the beautiful Lake of Egypt, popular for fishing, boating, and water sports. This tranquil waterfront home is situated on a private road and features vaulted ceilings, 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, a stone wood burning fireplace, and a large deck overlooking the lake. There is also a separate full walkout Basement studio unit with 2 double beds, Living Room, full Kitchen, and full Bath plus Patio with beautiful lake views as well! Room enough for at least 2 families comfortably! The house has lake views in the front and back, and is situated off the ski area in a no wake zone with deep water off the dock. The dock is a newer covered one boat slip with huge 12'x28' sundeck to enjoy all the lake has to offer as well as the picturesque sunsets! There is a 4 person pedal boat with canopy for your use during your stay. There is also a private sand beach and a built in fire pit on shore for evening campfire activities!

The open floor plan of the main living area is ideal for entertaining. The large kitchen has loads of cabinets that wrap around the entire kitchen and includes a built in kitchenette area with seating. Full dining room with seating for 8 and living room with leather couches and stone fireplace. The Master Bedroom with queen size bed is complete with Master Bath with a roman tub and double sink and walk-in closet. The upper level consists of 3 bedrooms (all Queen beds) and 2 full baths. In addition to the spacious main floor, we also offer the fully finished Basement with separate entrance accessed from the outside. The lower level living area is set up as a studio apartment and includes a bathroom with shower, kitchen, dinette area, living room area with couches and TV, and a bedroom area with two double beds. The walk out patio with sliding glass doors and picture window offer beautiful views of the lake. All bed linens are provided and a washer/dryer are on premises.

There is also a small book library and a selection of games, toys for your use during your stay. There is a toddler bed in the master bedroom. A portable crib/ playpen and a high chair are available in the closet. Pets may be allowed at an additional fee and deposit, however, the yard isn't fenced, and dogs must be on leashes. Dog leads are also available.

If traveling with a boat, you may launch it at any one of the marinas, which are only 5 minutes away. Boats and wave runners can also be rented at Mack's Marina.

This home is located within minutes from I-57, Giant City State Park, Tunnel Hill, Southern IL wine trail, and plenty of shopping and restaurants in the town of Marion.

Keywords: Private, getaway, ranch, house, home, hotel, vacation rental, vacation home, resort, Southern Illinois, Lake of Egypt, Illinois lakes, Illinois vacation, Creal Springs, Marion, Crab Orchard, wine trails

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Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2017

Why The Owner chose Illinois

We are from the Chicagoland area, and I have been traveling to Lake of Egypt since I was a little girl with my family. It is a special part of my memories as a child, and now that I have children of my own, it is special for them, too. I've been to lakes in Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin, and nothing compares to Lake of Egypt. We love it and we love Southern IL. We would like to open our home to other families and friends so that they can also create fond memories of their own at Lake of Egypt!

What makes this house unique

Cyndi's favorite spot- Drinking my morning coffee on the deck overlooking the peaceful, still lake and watching the Great Blue Heron perched on my dock.

Tom's favorite spot- In his fishing boat searching for those Largemouth Bass in Sugar Creek.

The Kids' Favorite spot- On the private beach playing in the sand, catching minnows with nets, and swimming.

Guestbook comments from the owner

(In response to a survey question: What did you enjoy most about the vacation rental property on your vacation?)


The location on the lake, the size and comfort of the house to meet our needs, and the quick response to questions from the owner. We have been to the lake for years and rented 3 other houses - this by far, was the best experience.
Jun 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Creal Springs in Williamson County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Large Roman Soaker Tub
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Basement Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Master Bath with roman soaking tub. 2nd bath has a full tub/shower combo. 3rd bath on 1st floor bath has a stand up shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Lower Level Studio Apartment - 2 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Full Kitchen, Full Bathroom, Closet, Living Room, and 2 beds
  • Queen size Beds (3) 3 Queen beds on main level, Double Beds (2) 2 double beds in 1st floor level studio apartment, Child Beds (1) Toddler bed in master bedroom, Baby Cribs (1) Portable play crib available in closet
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Food processor, blenders, crock pot, baking essentials, bed linens and pillows provided, book library, toys and games, baby items, sand toys, grill, patio chairs


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(35 traveller reviews)

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Perfect Lakeside Retreat at Lake of Egypt-Huge home for 2 Families, Dock & Beach
average rating of 4.6285715 based on 36 reviews
Elmhurst, ll

Lakeside crew!

  • 5 of 5

We were back again at our favorite house on the lake, and had a great time! The house is on a really nice spot on the lake, plus very private and quiet. The house is large, has 2 living levels with 2 full kitchens and plenty of beds for all to be comfortable. It’s very clean and the owner has lots of extras for the children to occupy themselves- videos, games, toys, plus outside toys. My kids couldn’t get enough of the beach and the lake! They played in the sand all day every day and were sad to leave. We were glad to have the huge covered dock to sit in the shade relaxing and fishing while we watched the kids play. Cyndi is wonderful to work with. She is very accommodating and answers all of our questions, plus gives us ideas on places to sightsee. Thanks for having us and will be back next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake of Egypt Home

  • 5 of 5

This is a great home to rent. Very clean, comfortable and well kept. This is the second year my two buddies and I have rented this home, the post Columbus Day weekend. Lake of Egypt is a very good Large Mouth Bass and Crappie lake. Not very crowded. Absolutely great 4 day fishing trip. The owner (Cynthia) is a great person to work with. All three of us highly recommend this home and will be back again next year.

Jim Bubis

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As always, Cyndi house was very clean and accommodating.

  • 5 of 5

No complaints. House was very clean. The dock was in great shape and very easy to get in and out of and as always Cyndi was very easy to work with. I love staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great week to wrap up the summer

  • 4 of 5

we loved the location close to the ski zone to watch people come and go, but safe for swimming and playing on the dock - kids paddle boarded out to the little cypress tree island and hung hammocks there - that location was a big plus for us - overall a great time for our family - thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dowmers Grove

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming here for 4 years and we love it. We bring our kids and grandkids here they have a lot of fun! Such a perfect house with enough room for everyone! Great spot on the lake. We swim right by the pier for hours. This year the owner bought a paddle boat that we had so much fun with. Large pier and spot for your boat! House is great and has every thing you need.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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6 Guys fishing weekend

  • 4 of 5

This house was a nice place to stay with the my fishing friends. Easy access to launches. Nice interior. Driveway difficult to use, especially if you have a boat trailer. We able to work around this issue . Should note this in the info page.

House had all cooking items, grill and clean. Everyone enjoyed their stay!

It would really move up to 5 stars if 1 or 2 bedrooms had twins. One of us slept on a cot/air mattress.

We would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Lake of Egypt Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Triple E Barbeque
Car: necessary

Giant City State Park, Tunnel Hill, Garden of the Gods, Cave in Rock, Southern IL wine trail- 2 wineries within 10 minute drive, Metropolis Superman Museum, Harrah's Casino


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Creal Springs, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Thursday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £151.64
Pet Fee £18.96 + Tax
Cleaning and Laundry fee £64.45 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Deposit and signed guest agreement must be received by owner within 48 hours in order to reserve dates. Pricing based on occupancy of 6 persons or less. $25 fee assessed to each person over 6, maximum 10 occupancy. Pets allowed if approved by owner. Pet fee of $25 per night per pet and additional pet deposit fee are not included in quote. ***Contact owner for holiday pricing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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