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Cozy Pinewood Lodge W/ Views Of Long Lake For Your Perfect Escape

Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday bungalow in Ingleside - Pinewood Lodge On Long Lake

Charming Vintage Home Nestled Hillside On Long Lake- Sleeps 5!

Oh so charming! Whether it's a romantic getaway, a book club get-away or fun in the sun with the family Pinewood Lodge located at the top of the hill as the back cottage on a 3/4 acre estate of Willoway Manor (here on VRBO # 487272 ) on the shores of tranquil Long Lake is the place to be! Just follow the white picket fence to the shores for sunning and boating on the dock.

Take a nap on the screen porch or revisit love in front of a crackling fire in the brick fireplace. Pinewood Lodge has golden warm vintage knotty pine paneling thru-out and pine floors as well. It was designed by our Architect Grandfather and built as a 'honeymoon cottage' .The great room has comfortable seating for watching a movie and a dining area.The master has a new queen size bed with fresh linens and and abundance of sink-into-slumber pillows. Twin beds in the 2nd bedroom with a pull out trundle. (so sleeps 5 total) Fresh updated white full bathroom with soft and stylish towels. Efficient kitchen with stove, large fridge and well stocked cookware. Strut your stuff or bring your bikes for a spin on the nearby wildlife trail. Take in all the area has to offer with a visit to Volo Antique Car Museum & Antiques, Gurnee Mills or Six Flags Great America! This is a great year-round retreat! It will capture your heart! It may be rented short or long term. Can be combined with Willoway Cottage rental vrbo # 487272 to make a shared compound for family reunions - multiple families-weddings-events.

There is a small fenced dog run area off of the kitchen. Your pets under 20 lbs are welcome with an additional pet fee. ( call for exceptions)

This is an adorable "doll house "of a cottage~ everyone goes nuts for its! You will too!

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Amy Bendigkeit
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2016
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About Amy Bendigkeit

Our Clan: As 4th generation owners we are proud to offer our family retreat to you and yours as the perfect place to make great memories! Grandpa Anderson (an Architect) built Pinewood Lodge as their 'honeymoon cottage.' (to the Willoway Cottage also here on vrbo.) Pinewood is a dollhouse come to life! The quaint charm appeals to the ladies while the wood paneling adds a rustic look that has men wanting to pile the logs on the fireplace or smoke a cigar on the screen porch!

Amy Bendigkeit purchased this bungalow in 1901

Why Amy Bendigkeit chose Illinois

Our family traditions will become yours ~ love and laughter while serving up a casual summer supper. Situated at the top of the property on 3/4 acre it offers lots of fun in the sun , a restful retreat, a romantic getaway or a creative safe-haven. Not to mention the perfect place for weekend with the girls, book club, scrap biking or a stag party.

What makes this bungalow unique

Set back on the shores of Long Lake you will enjoy sunrise and sunset views! The stars are amazing.You will feel miles away from everything & have an opportunity to recharge your battery!Yet conveniently close to great shopping, restaurants , Gurnee Mills, Kenosha Outlet malls, Six Flags Great America & Water Parks!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Cozy Pinewood Lodge W/ Views Of Long Lake For Your Perfect Escape
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Wonderful Lakeside Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My favorite thing about Pinewood Lodge is the screened porch where I proceeded to read an entire book during my visit! It was the perfect place to stay while I visited my family nearby. The cottage is comfortably furnished - loved all the history. Can't wait to come back for a return visit!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your visit! Please come again real soon!
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Great lakeside location, great price. perfect place to have Chicago area in-laws visit

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here. We rented this place with a lake view. Comfortable accommodations for 4 (you can sleep up to 6 too). About a 35 minute drive to the Chicago suburb of Libertyville where our extended family lives. Convenient. We have food allergies in our family, and this was SUCH a better alternative to renting a local hotel room. My 75 year old in-laws loved the place; it reminded them of their youth going to vacations on the lake in Michigan. We roasted marshmallows, enjoyed the hammock, sat in chairs beside our little campfire in the chiminea and looked out over the lovely lake at sunset and into the evening. The owner was friendly and helpful. So was her sister who lived next door to the property. Really, lovely people. My 12 and 14 year old kids enjoyed the place too. Also, we especially enjoyed the air conditioned cottage, the full-size fridge, the front screened in porch, the outdoor Weber grill, and the attractive landscaping down by the house by the lake. What a BEAUTIFUL willow tree, perfect for family photos. Pretty place. I feel lucky that we were able to enjoy it. Thank you very much. We would like to stay again. Only suggestions for improvements might be a radio and an apartment size washer/dryer, for folks staying a bit longer and if you think it's needed. Oh! And there was a local movie theater not far from the place, and we enjoyed that too. Thanks again - Lisa and Neil

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so loved having you! Thanks for the kind words and suggestions! Please come again!
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Fab property in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We met up as a family from England and Switzerland. For some of us it was our first time in America. We really could not have asked for more when we arrived. The lodge is in a perfect location with the lake and jetty just down the garden and it didn't take us long to be drinking wine on the seat conveniently placed on the end of the jetty on a perfect evening. The owners were endlessly helpful without being the least intrusive. The whole property has a fascinating family history and is well worth finding out about. Instructions to the best local supermarket were easy to follow and there are endless eating places close by. Getting back into Chicago is easy provided you want to deal with Chicago traffic!! Closer to home there are endless lakes to explore and the Lake Michigan state park is very easy to get to with a lovely sandy beach. We came over for a wedding and our only regret is that we really didn't have enough time to explore this lovely place! Our recommendation would be - don't go for less than a week and give yourself the chance to really enjoy this beautiful location and very comfortable and cosy house! Beds were so comfy - jet lag just didn't come into it!! Thank you to the family for letting us stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so SO glad you had an enjoyable stay at Pinewood Lodge and a great visit connecting with family and friends! Please come again real soon! :)
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Essex Jct., Vermont

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Pinewood Lodge was great. We enjoyed ourselves very much. The Cottage had everything we needed. We were unable to to spend the day time there as we were busy racing our R/C Sailboats every day at Century Park in Vernon Hills. We enjoyed the evenings there and the convenience to Stores, Restaurants, etc.

Pinewood Lodge reminded me of my own cottage here at home in the North East Kingdom of Vermont.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed at Pinewood Lodge for Labor Day weekend with our dog. The property is quiet with close access to the lake and is equipped with everything you could need on your stay. Our favorite part was the sunroom attached to the front that allows you to enjoy the view and the weather even in the rain!

This property is also very close to the Grant Woods Forest Preserve which allowed for a great walking path to take our dog out in the mornings. This path is also great for cycling, walking and running. Other great activities include fishing off the dock, and taking the row boat and kayaks out on the water. This property is not very close to any restaurants that we noticed, but there are several places to eat about 5-10 minutes away driving.

Overall, we had a great time and will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a chance to recharge your batteries and relax! We look forward to seeing you again real soon!
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Comfy Little Get-A-Way

  • 5 of 5

This unit was exactly as advertised and a perfect "home base" to have an exciting family vacation.

The lake and dock were nice. We enjoyed a little swimming, rafting and even a little bluegill fishing.

The location is ideally located on one of the main Metrarail lines and was a cheap (compared to parking in downtown) ride into the city for a day at Grant Park and the Fields Museum, as well as a trip to the top of the Willis Tower (yeah it will always be the Sears Tower to me).

There are also many boat rental places nearby for a day on the water and we got to explore several of the lakes that way, as well as just find a nice shallow area and swim.

Overall we found the cottage suited our needs very well and the Fox Lake area has plenty to offer for entertainment.

If we ever decide to go to Chicago again we will try to stay here.

Also, for those lovers of deep dish pizza, there is a Malnati's carry out about 15 minutes away.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are so glad you and your family had a fantabulous time!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Chicago O'Hare
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Metra to Chicago
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
US I 290
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Ingleside, Illinois

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Pet Fee £39
Cleaning fee £79
Refundable Damage Deposit £197

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Ingleside, USA

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • city centre ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View
  • rural
  • village
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Fresh and in pristine condition
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Need more room? See our sister listing here on VRBO: Willoway Cottage on Long Lake #487272. You can combine the two rental properties for family gatherings, multi-family vacation compound or events!

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