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Glorious Sunsets Seen From Home On The Beautiful Chain O'Lakes

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property


This newly constructed home which won the Architectural Crystal Key Award in Chicago is truly a unique site on the Chain O'Lakes. It's perfectly situated at the top of the Chain on Lake Catherine with spring fed waters reaching 45' deep and is accessible to over 10 adjacent lakes and channels by boat or car.

Built in 2011, this 5000 SF, 4 level home has spectacular western lake views. The main floor offers open space flowing from the panoramic great room with 60' HDTV and gas fireplace to the fully equipped kitchen sporting state of the art appliances and large seating area opens up to the screened in porch comfortably sitting a family after a fun-filled day on the water. A few steps up the beautiful staircase you'll find 2 private bedrooms next to a marble-tiled full bathroom. The first bedroom boasts a double bunk bed along with a pullout out couch fitted with a featherbed for comfort. The second bedroom is designed with a full featherbed mattress nestled into a fun alcove along with a twin bed. Back down the hallway, around the corner and up a few more stairs, you'll find the secluded private master suite. It features a King size bed with down comforter, entertainment system, large sumptuous master bath with a rain shower and air bubble bath spa along with a private balcony overlooking the stunning sunsets of Lake Catherine.

Venturing to the walkout level of the home, you'll find a large entertainment room with bar and 60' HDTV. A private suite in itself, this floor also encompasses a private bedroom with queen bed and is adjacent to another room equipped with a queen and twin bed outfit. In addition, there is a lovely bathroom tiled in travertine providing a spa-like experience. Outside the 10' tall 4 piece sliding glass door, you'll find yet another outdoor experience with a fire pit and lounging chairs for late night s'more roasting. Each bedroom along with the main living area and lower level entertainment room is equipped with its own HDTV sound system. The whole house is wired with Direct TV and High speed internet. Comfortably sleeping 10 people, this home still offers a cozy, inviting, kick your shoes off type of atmosphere. In addition to all the outdoor equipment available such as paddle board, single and double kayak, bocce ball, baggo, croquet, firepit, swing set, sandbox, fishing gear...there is also plenty to do indoor with cabinets chocked full of entertaining games, movie choices and good books to snuggle up and read.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

About Toni

My husband and 3 children have enjoyed Lake Catherine since 2005. We built our dream lake house in 2011 and have entertained numerous friends and families throughout the years capturing lots of beautiful family memories.

Toni purchased this house in 2011

Why Toni chose Illinois

The western sunsets are stunning over the tranquil lake. Its location is easy to get to from Chicago and affords city dwellers some relaxing moments chilling on a lounge chair or adventurous times enjoying water sports. Situated at the top of the Chain O'Lakes, we have the deepest freshest water and less boat traffic than other areas.

What makes this house unique

The layout of the home is conducive to large family gatherings in open inviting areas or several private retreats in separate wings of the home or 3 outdoor living environments with breathtaking views of the sparkling lake, majestic oak trees and abundant wildlife.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Toni, Just wanted you to know how much my family and I enjoyed our stay at your stunning house. It was a real treat for us to spend time there. I really appreciate the thought that went into its design—for example, the various places designed to encourage conversation and togetherness. Even when it was cloudy and overcast, the house itself was cheerful and a great place to be. It was all exactly what we were hoping for! Sincerely, Phil

p.s. And thanks again to you and Jeff for being so responsive.
Jun 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Antioch in Lake County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
  • 4 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Serene spa-like Bathroom in Master Suite with a rain shower.
    Upper Level Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Adjacent to 2 bedrooms with double sink basin.
    Lower Level Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Adjacent to 2 bedrooms in lower leve.
    Powder Room Main Level - Toilet , Located on Main floor near great room and kitchen.
  • Each spacious bathroom is beautifully appointed and outfitted in travertine or marble.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 1 Bunk Bed , 2 Full-size bunk mattresses; sofa sleeper with featherbed.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , MB Suite..King bed w/down comforter and HDTV.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Double bed alcove accessed w/small ladder. Fun for kids.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Lower level bedroom adjacent to full bath.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Spacious lower level sleeping area adjacent to a bedroom.
  • 5 Private sleeping quarters.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

Glorious Sunsets Seen From Home On The Beautiful Chain O'Lakes
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews

Luxury on the lake

  • 5 of 5

This home is impeccable! We had a family weekend away and the home provided ample space, privacy and comfortable accommodations. Toni was a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, immaculate home!

  • 5 of 5


Thank you for the opportunity to enjoy your beautiful home! Our family had an awesome time. Your home fit our needs perfectly. Everyone had ample space and privacy with enough bathrooms and showers to alleviate lines....ha! We teased one of the busiest places in the house was the basket in the kitchen. Everytime we turned around it was pulled out for someone to throw something away. Having a large area for serving food and dining was so convenient-enough room for everyone!

Our grandchildren enjoyed skiing at Wilmot Mountain. Three of them took to the skis for the first time; all five loved it! The parents decided the newbies were starting to hotdog a little too much, therefore; they decided seven hours of skiing would suffice!

Your home provided a warm atmosphere where we put a jigsaw puzzle together, had an Uno tournament, family lotto (ha, no winners), saran wrap ballgame, played Bean Boozled (ewe)! We ran out of time to enjoy your books, videos, etc.

So, as you can see, your home fulfilled a wonderful family get together for us!

Thank you once again and we wish you a wonderful 2017!


Dan and Eileen

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful and spacious home, very clean and accommodating! The owner was extremely nice and easy to work with!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous Lake Retreat

  • 5 of 5

When you say you are going to a lake house for the weekend this is not what people picture! From the moment you walk in the door you can tell that no stone has been left unturned. This is truly a stunning property and even the photos don't do it justice. Myself and my husband's family came to celebrate his mom's 60th birthday and there was plenty of space to spread out as well as perfect room to spend time together. Toni was fantastic to communicate with both before and during our stay. Their suggestions for food were spot on as well. I would absolutely recommend this property to anyone and will be looking for any excuse to come back as soon as possible myself. Thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Windsor Locks, CT

Beautiful home, just perfect for our getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home that was just perfect for our girls weekend getaway. More room then needed, amazing kitchen with a wonderful view. Would highly recommend! Owner was very helpful and accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home & convenient location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect experience for my management team. The features & accommodations were exactly what we needed for our fall retreat.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wilmot Mountain Ski Resort
Chain O'Lakes State Park
Six Flags Great America
Jelly Belly
The Mexican Paradise Cafe
Gurnee Mills Mall
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
O'Hare and Milwaukee
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Downtown Antioch Metra to Chicago
Car: recommended

Our home located at the top of the Chain O' Lakes on Lake Catherine serves as an aquatic mecca for summer leisure auch as boating, skiing, tubing, kayaking, fishing, paddle boarding and cruising; while hunting, skiing, tubing, ice fishing and snowmobiling abound during the winter months. Less than an hour from Chicago and Milwaukee, it makes the ideal destination for a long weekend of relaxation or a full week of fun-filled adventure.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Antioch, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
9 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Low Season (Non-Holidays)
1 Nov 2017 - 16 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £233.71
cleaning Fee £144.12
Property Damage Protection £61.54

*If credit card is used for payment, a 2.5% fee will be withheld from security deposit at end of stay to cover this expense. Otherwise, Guest has the option to secure the reservation with a secured payment via e-check at no charge.
*Holiday rates differ; please ask Homeowner for specific quotes.
*Deposit monies are NOT refundable unless Lessor can re-rent the home for the same dates and rental amount.
*Only guests on Rental Agreement are permitted on property; 24 hr on-site manager reports infractions. Violations are subject to immediate eviction; no refund of monies.
*Absolutely no loud noises disrupting neighbors.

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