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

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Antioch - LAKEFRONT LUXURY


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.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
27 November, 2016
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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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Glorious Sunsets Seen From Home On The Beautiful Chain O'Lakes
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews

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
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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
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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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Gorgeous Lakehouse

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I enjoyed a luxurious weekend in this gorgeous home on Lake Catherine. The panoramic views, from all levels of the home, are breathtaking! We found the open concept floor plan and updated kitchen conducive to cooking, dining and visiting with one another, and those of us who wanted a little quiet time were able to retreat to one of the lovely patios or to our spacious bedrooms. Our last evening was spent visiting around the fire pit, with the stars above us and the lake behind us. It was glorious! The homeowners were kind, accommodating and always willing to answer our questions or to offer suggestions to make our stay as wonderful as it turned out to be. We would definitely stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review. Thank you so very much for the kind words and taking care of our home so beautifully. We hope your get-together becomes an annual gathering so we can get the ladies out on the water in the kayaks next time :)
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Toni's could not have been more perfect. The occasion was a milestone birthday for my wife. Toni's home was excellent, even better in person than in her beautiful photos. Plus we now understand first hand what she means by "Beautiful sunsets" Her great room served well for our songs, stories and skits. There are several "cozy corners" for intimate one on one private conversations. Our 10 year old grandson enjoyed kayaking across the lake with his uncle. The 2 year old had a blast in the sand box. And the 4 year old enjoyed everything.

There was nothing we wanted that this home did not have. Thank you Toni!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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, Illinois

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season before Christmas
9 Sep 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
22 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
New Year's Eve
30 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Low Season after New Year's
2 Jan 2017 - 24 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning Fee £131
Refundable Damage Deposit £239
Property Damage Protection £63

*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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Antioch, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
  • 4 stories
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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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

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