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Alice Blea

Member since: 2012
Speaks English

Carlyle Lake Lodge Sleeps 8 W/Huge Deck & (1) Boat Slips Avail

12 Reviews
People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cabin in Carlyle - Carlyle Lake Lodge

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8)

Recently remodeled Carlyle Lake Lodge has 4

bedrooms/1 full bath and sleeps nine with a full kitchen plus huge dining room, enormous deck with grill, and is a two minute walk to the boat dock/lake and swimming area. Boat slip available for additional fee. We rent to responsible families and adults. (Max. of 8 occupants unless prior approval)

Open year round.

Keywords: Carlyle Lake, Cabin, Rental, Sleeps 9, Deck, Boat Slip

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Alice Blea (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks English

About Alice Blea

Carlyle Lake Lodge was built in 1979 by Henry Hollenkamp Sr. as a weekend retreat for his five adult children and their families. Since that time it has provided many wonderful memories of picnics, boating, and BBQs. The Lodge is currently owned by Henry Hollenkamp Jr. and his sister Alice Blea. Alice and Henry are very excited to be able to share a little bit of heaven with their valued guests.

Alice Blea purchased this cabin in 1979

Why Alice Blea chose Illinois

Carlyle Lake Lodge is conveniently located within walking distance of Carlyle Lake, the most visited state park in the state of Illinois, and only 30 minutes from historic Lebanon, IL with its antique shops and unique stores.

What makes this cabin unique

Absolute peace and quiet are the mainstay at Carlyle Lake Lodge along with convenience and more than enough space to accomodate even the largest family. Sit on the deck and watch the birds or take your boat out on the lake for an exciting day of water skiing. No matter what adventure you choose you will have a great time!

Reviews

4.7
based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

Carlyle Lake Lodge Sleeps 8 W/Huge Deck & (1) Boat Slips Avail
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews
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An enjoyable place to stay

  • 4 of 5

This is a very well furnished and equipped property in a very pleasant location, about 200 yards from the lake ( which cannot be seen from the property) and a two or three minute drive to a safe, sandy beach which is ideal for children. The beds were very comfortable and the A/C was effective together with ceiling fans in every room. The property was spotlessly clean.

The large decking is a pleasant, useful area with two tables and chairs, a parasol and a barbeque ( charcoal, not gas).

Six of us stayed at the lodge and we definitely felt that it needs another bathroom for the number of people it can accommodate - or at a minimum another toilet / washroom. On our second day we had a fierce storm and the living room windows all leaked causing a flood and a wet carpet. The owner arranged for her brother to effect a, presumably, temporary repair. We had no further heavy rain so do not know how effective it was. I assume this will be dealt with on a more permanent basis.

Another issue to be aware of is that there is no wifi and the cellphone reception is extremely poor, so take this into account if these are important to you. However, some may see this as a bonus!

A point, not a criticism of the property, is that we had a power outage for about four hours during the early hours of a morning meaning we lost A/C and the ceiling fans. It was just becoming unpleasantly hot when the power returned. I guess this maybe related to the fairly remote location of Carlyle Lake Lodge and I do not know if it is a regular occurance but, again, if a constant electricity supply is critical, e.g for medical equipment, it may be worth checking with Ms Blea if it often happens.

A final point is that the Lodge has a washing machine and drier but this is used only to wash the linen at the changeover of occupancy and was locked up when the lady who cleans it left. Six of us stayed for six nights and we would have welcomed this facility. If 8 people stayed for an extended time it would be essential. The nearest laundromat facility would, I assume, be at the nearest town, Carlyle, which is about 10 or 12 miles away.

We really enjoyed our stay in this property and, if we are in the area again, we would happily stay at Carlyle Lake Lodge. Our grandchildren can't wait to return!!

It was only the need for another bathroom which meant I did not give it 5 Stars!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Good Space, Location, and Decor

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place for a group of friends or a family to spend time together. My group of 5 artists enjoyed the large deck and the large table where we spent much time working on our art. The location was easy to find, but it also provided some privacy because it was at the end of a road, surrounded with trees, and somewhat secluded. It was only a short drive to different parts of Lake Carlyle, where we saw many different kinds of wildlife. Inside, the decor was attractive and quaint. It was well supplied with kitchen items, towels, restaurant menus, etc. The owner was easy to contact and accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved Our Stay at Carlyle

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a bass fishing tournament, and we really enjoyed having a place to come home to and relax and recharge. The boys really enjoyed the fire pit as well. Clean as advertised. We will be back if we make the state tournament again next year!

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

place was great!

  • 5 of 5

cheers

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great get away for the family.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as stated. Comfortable, cozy, and especially charming. The grill works great and the house can be used for great gatherings of many people. Plenty of space and a rockin bonfire pit with tree stumps for chairs. Perfect!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Golf Weekend

  • 3 of 5

Really clean and impressed with the size of the house. The tv/cable did not work also there was an Internet router but failed to list instructions or passwords. This was a challenge for us because we really needed to see the radar.. Cell service is really tough, obviously that is not the fault of the owners. The grill was in really bad shape, we decided not to use it. Overall I recommend this property but would of liked some of the amenities to be in better condition.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We appreciate all feedback. We take pride in our cabin and it's a priority that our guests enjoy their stay. We make every effort to remedy any oversight on our part as we have done so with your suggestions. Thanks again for taking the time to comment and hope you will stay with us again.
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Location

Nearest Airport
62 Miles
Lambert St. Louis
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Keys
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Twin Oaks
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 127
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Crossroads
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Harbor Light Bay Beach

19942 Harbor Drive

Carlyle, IL 62231

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Carlyle, Illinois

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season
1 May 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
2 night minimum stay
£435
for 2 nights
From
£189
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
3 Sep 2016 - 5 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£623
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2016 - 25 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£623
for 3 nights
From
£189
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£321
for 2 nights
From
£132
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £57

If you wish to alter the number of days please contact me by phone at 719-231-0950.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Carlyle, USA

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Recently remodeled.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Double Beds (2) (1) located on first floor and (1) in upstairs bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (4) (1) located on first floor (3) Twin beds located in vaulted loft.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
(1) Boat Slips available for additional fee.

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