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New-Listing-Lake Front Home on Quiet Bay Next to Sandy Beach

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

The Lakefront Home:

PLEASE NOTE: Our home is situated in a quiet community. Loud Music and noise are prohibited and is enforced.

Our spacious, fully furnished Lakefront Home offers 4 bedrooms with 10 beds and accommodates 10 people (maximum). The large deck provides a great view of the lake; perfect for coffee in the morning and barbequing with family and friends at night. Fire Pit added in 2014! The dining room seats 8 with 4 more at the island of the eat-in kitchen. The adults can spend time together in the great room watching their own movie on a 46' LCD screen, while the kids watch their movie or play video games on the 60” big screen in the lower level Family room. We are also a 5 minute walk from the second smaller sandy beach.

The Lake:

Apple Canyon Lake is a private 440 acre lake with some of the best fishing in Illinois. The resort provides a great setting for many other outdoor activities, including: golfing, hiking, biking, swimming at the beach or pool, sand volleyball and tennis.

Apple Canyon offers a challenging 9 hole golf course with scenic views. We are just 2 1/2 hours west of Chicago and only one hour south of Madison.

Local Attractions:

- Apple Canyon State Park is great for hiking… 5 minutes away

- The Shenandoah Riding Center is also nearby for trail rides.

- Galena offers shopping, restaurants, wineries and historic tours (20 minutes away).

- Chestnut Mountain Ski Resort has skiing/snowboarding and in

the summer an alpine slide (30 minutes away)

- Dubuque has skiing/snowboarding, casinos, museums and an indoor water park (45 minutes away).

** We provide a professional cleaning crew before any stay to clean the home and wash all linens and towels.

Please refer to the availability calendar for specific dates, or contact us by email or phone for further info.

Keywords: lake,lakefront,beach,swimming,swim,fishing,golf,galena,pool,vacation

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2017

About The Owner

Business owner and family of 3. We live in the western suburbs and enjoy the lake house year round for swimming, skiing & golfing.

The Owner purchased this house in 2002

Why The Owner chose Illinois

I have been vacationing at Apple Canyon lake since the early 70's as a young child. I have great memories going up to the lake and spending time camping and having fun with my family. It is the same type of memories I wanted to create for my family.

What makes this house unique

Whether your a larger group or a single family looking to get away, this house will be a great destination; very comfortable and relaxing. We are in one of the best locations on the lake located next to the second sandy beach, right next to the hiking trail and at the water. We are also at the end of one of the longest bays on the lake which helps to keep it quite and peaceful!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Apple Canyon Lake in Thompson

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3), Bunk Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

New-Listing-Lake Front Home on Quiet Bay Next to Sandy Beach
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
Darlington, WI

family vaca 2016

  • 5 of 5

thank you for sharing your lovely home. Once again it was great. Only had a few bees that were also enjoying the patio. :-) My family loves coming to the house and we truly enjoy the patio and fire pit. It would be a plus to have a dock to use. Last year was perfect. We could keep my son's boat there for use when we wanted. We rented the boat this year and were several times we did not get out to ride . For one reason or another, would be perfect to have the dock. Thanks for another great vacation for my family. We also have several friends down there and we were the place for the base for everyone to meet. It was awesome. thank you again. I hope you get to use your piece of paradise.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay! Suzanne Masulis
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Darlington, WI

Terri B

  • 5 of 5

What a gorgeous home. The location is awesome and there is so much to do in this lil area. We spent our families vacation here and had a couple of family birthdays. My grand kids loved it and the adults also had a good time. The boat slip was as added plus. thanks for sharing your lovely home. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. There is a mama deer and her twins that came down for a drink every night at dusk. The wild life are not at all afraid to share there home. Bob and Julie made the arrangements and entry to the home very easy. And if there was a problem they kept in touch. Awesome service

It was an awesome vacation for my family. thank you

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review.. We are happy you enjoyed the home and will consider our property for future visits to Apple Canyon Lake. Bob & Suzanne Masulis
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Relaxation reunion

  • 5 of 5

My family spent a reunion time together at this lovely home. Would definitely rent this home again. The accommodations were clean and comfy with plenty of space. The deck looks over the lake and you can walk down and fish or boat in an instant. The beautiful fire pit was a definite favorite place to hang out and talk while making s'mores. The owners were quick to answer and questions and tried to make our visit perfect! And it was!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you consider us again for future visits. Bob & Suzanne Masulis
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Our family of 13

  • 5 of 5

We were extremely happy with the accommodations at this house. Plenty of room for all of us. Kids enjoyed fishing off the dock and the small beach nearby was adequate for them. Pool was very nice, also. We would definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Charles IL

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to have a family vacation before the kids went back too and off to college. My wife wanted to invite her two nephews (both in their early 20's) and they also brought a friend. My wife's son 12 and my two kids 19 & 22 also came so we had a total of 6 kids who stayed up most of the night! Having the room and ability to put all of them downstairs was tremendous. The house was extremely clean and large enough to comfortably house all of us. The lake is beautiful; I would highly recommend renting a Pontoon boat and cursing the entire lake. On our first day out on the lake we saw two eagles!!! There is also a rock formation on the lake where the kids climbed and jumped in, it was a highlight of the trip. If you want a great place to get away, fish, hike, boat and relax in a truly beautiful location....rent this house!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and myself, 2 children and their spouses and 4 grandchildren under the age of 2 1/2 all stayed and had a wonderful time. Having 4 bedrooms allowed us to put a grandchild in each room (2 of them in pack-n-plays) so it was quiet at nap time and bedtime. There was plenty of room for them to run around and play and the adults could spread out and not feel like they were on top of each other. The kids loved the pool, though the small beach near the property (not Nixon beach) was disappointing. The owner was great about answering questions and we would definitely like to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay ~
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Apple Canyon Lake, USA

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £386.51
Tax Rate 11.0%

Cleaning Fee of $210.00 (includes laundering towels & sheets).

50% deposit of full agreement amount. Balance due 30 days prior to check-in.

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