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Woodland Retreat with Private Beach--Castle Park

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Last updated: 08/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Holland house description

RESERVE FOR 2015 AT 2014 RATES! From now until Labor Day, guests who reserve dates in 2015, with a signed agreement and a deposit, will pay the rates in effect this year. We will post our rates for next year in mid-September. Prime weeks are starting to book up; check our availability calendar and plan your 2015 vacation today!

Welcome to Phoenix in the Dunes, a luxury home completed in 2006 with all the amenities you seek, just 2.5 hours from Chicago and 3.5 hours from Detroit. It's perched on a wooded dune 700 feet from a large private beach shared by just ten houses--easy to get away from it all, yet a short walk or ride from the center of Castle Park, a historic 19th century resort community. There's a pool, eight green-clay tennis courts, half-day 'play class' for the kids from July 4 to mid-August, and lots more.

Bedrooms: 5 (1 king, 1 queen, 2 with 2 twin beds each, 1 with bunk-beds, daybed and sleeping loft)

Sleeps: 12 in beds. Overflow guests can also be accommodated on 2 sleeper couches in the living room.

Bathrooms: 3 1/2. Master bath has two-person whirlpool tub. Downstairs bath (adjacent to queen bedroom) has walk-in shower with grab-bars, seat and hand-held shower, plus rain-head. Second upstairs bath has kid-depth bathtub with shower. Extra upstairs powder room, too!

Kitchen: State of the art gourmet kitchen and adjoining pantry with soapstone countertops, hickory cabinets. Kitchen windowseat and farm table look out on deck and wooded ravine.

Dining room: Farm table seats up to 12.

Living room: Comfy couches, fireplace, TV with DVD player and gaming system.

Outdoor living: Back deck and patio put you in the treetops, with excellent morning sun and terrific bird-watching. Gas grill, charcoal grill, Adirondack chairs, and dining table and chairs. Another deck wraps around the house on the upper level, with a bump-out overhanging the hill--spectacular yet peaceful.

Keywords: House

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Limited Accessibility:

            Ground floor bedroom has French door to outside, and adjacent bathroom with shower seat, handheld shower, and ADA-height toilet. Good for people with limited mobility. Entire ground floor is free of thresholds except at outside doors....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Well-behaved dogs are welcome, as long as they are completely housebroken, stay off the furniture, and chew only things that belong to them. No cats or other pets allowed....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Person signing lease must be 24 or older....moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14

          • Kids' Room: 1 twin/ single, 2 bunk bed, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Futon in sleeping loft...moreless

          • Twin Room #1: 2 twin/ single


          • Twin Room #2: 2 twin/ single


          • Downstairs Bedroom: 1 queen

            Adjoining bath with walk-in shower...moreless

          • Master Bedroom: 1 king

            Connecting bath with whirlpool tub...moreless

          • Convertible bed(s): 2 sleep sofa /futon

            Comfortable pull-out couches in living room...moreless

          • King size beds (1) in master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) in downstairs bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) two rooms with two twin beds each, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) two sleeper sofas in living room, Bunk Beds (1) "kids' room" has bunk beds, daybed, and sleeping loft...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Master bath: toilet, jetted tub

            Jetted tub has hand shower...moreless

          • Downstairs: toilet, shower

            Walk-in shower with seat, grab-bar, handheld shower...moreless

          • Kids' bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Kid-depth tub--great for bathing little ones!...moreless

          • Powder room: toilet

            Second floor. Eases morning and bedtime crowding....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Ice Maker
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Seating for 12 people


          • Wood Fireplace:

            (2) fireplaces in living room and dining room. Master bedroom also has fireplace, though not currently set up for use....moreless

          • Heating:

            Separate zoned heating for up and downstairs....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Parking lot can hold up to four cars...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Air Conditioning
          • Living Room
          • Towels Provided
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • piano Baby equipment and other large items available for rental through our cleaning service....moreless


              • Video Games:

                Miscellaneous family-rated games available...moreless

              • Video Game Console:

                Playstation 3...moreless

              • CD Player
              • Television
              • Games
              • Books
              • Video Library
              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player


              • Free Long Distance:

                Free domestic long distance....moreless

              • Telephone
              • Broadband Access
              • Internet
              • Wireless Internet

              Pool & Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                Pool is open June 20-Labor Day....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Tennis:

                Eight Har-Tru courts available in community....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Back deck and patio overlook wooded ravine....moreless


              • Away From It All
              • Family

              Location & View

              • Water View
              • Lake View


              • Museums
              • Hiking
              • Parasailing
              • Sailing
              • Tennis
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Cycling
              • Kayaking
              • Swimming
              • Miniature Golf
              • Shopping
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Antiquing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Horseshoes
              • Beachcombing
              • Restaurants
              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Water Skiing
              • Jet Skiing


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              from 9 traveler reviews
              Jun 21-Labor Day ..................................... $4800/week
              May 26-Jun 21 ........................................ $3200/week
              Apr 01-May 26 .. $385/night (2 night minimum) .. $2000/week
              September 2-Oct 31) .... $450/night (2 night minimum) .. $2200/week
              Rentals Jun 1-Labor Day are by the week only, Saturday to Saturday

              Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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              Last updated: 08/27/2014
              Check availability
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              21 Unavailable
              22 Today
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              5 Miles
              Nearest Train
              4 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              500 Metres
              Nearest Beach

              Car: Necessary


              Owner info

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              Speaks: english

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              • The house from the road

                The house from the road

              • Cozy living room with fireplace, flatscreen TV and game console

                Cozy living room with fireplace, flatscreen TV and game console

              • Beautiful private beach!

                Beautiful private beach!

              • Gourmet kitchen!

                Gourmet kitchen!

              • Dining room seats a crowd!

                Dining room seats a crowd!

              • From the parking lot

                From the parking lot

              VRBO #233115

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              This listing was first published here in 2009.

              Date last modified - Saturday, August 02, 2014


              5 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 14

              View calendar: Updated 08/27/14
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              (708) 442-1377 (Illinois, USA)

              Speaks: english
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