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Rustic Luxury Log Home on the Lake, Cedar Lake, in, Boating Near Chicago, Il

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Cedar Lake cabin description

NOW BOOKING VACATIONS FOR SUMMER OF 2014
Affordable Lake Front Luxury! Less than an hour from Chicago. Cedar Lake only 25 miles SE of Chicago. This recently rebuilt Log Home is anything but ordinary. Rustic style with fully equipped gourmet kitchen, marble floors & granite counters. 600 sq ft of decks and a 140 feet of pier. Linens, towels & washer/dryer are in the home so just bring food & drinks & you're set! Beach, boating, restaurants & shopping & attractions are all right here! Museums, antique shops, mall shopping, Movie Theatres & other great places to eat are nearby. We are located on an 800 acre all sports lake that is great for fishing too! 2 stone fireplaces & a 2 person jacuzzi tub in the master suite. We also have bean bags toss & fishing poles for you to use. Feels like Wisconsin. Similar to Paw Paw Lake or Twin Sister's Lake in Michigan. Nearest recreational lake south of Chicago, IL. We attact families from Ohio, New York, California, and even Canada. This is the perfect spot for a reunion of firends or family. NO SMOKING, NO PETS 219-613-7527

THINGS TO DO WHILE IN TOWN....: Please email us to request full page of area website links of things to do.
Boat & jet ski rentals, Northpoint Marina on Cedar Lake 219-374-7216.
Fishing & Swimming ( on the lake, on the property!).
Deep River Water Park (14 miles).
Golf, We have 4 bags of golf clubs at the house. See golf paragraph below!
Harness Horse Racing, Balmoral Park 708-672-1414 (16 miles, also next to Balmoral Woods Golf Course).
Ice Cream shop (1 mile).
Fair Oaks Dairy Farm 877-536-1194.
Restaurants (1-4 miles). Grocery store (2 miles).
Park (1 mile).
Star Plaza Theater (12 miles).
Southlake Mall (11 miles).
Movie theater (11 miles).
Bass Pro Shop (20 miles).
Cabela's (20 miles).
Lake of the Red Cedars Museum (1 mile).
Antique shops/restaurants Crown Point & Lowell (5 miles).
Lake County Fairgrounds (4 miles, concerts and events all year).
Downtown Chicago (47 miles)

Only 25 Miles Southeast Of Chicago, IL: Cedar lake is possibly the closest recreational lake to Chicago to enjoy a lake home. Enjoy fishing, boating, and even snow mobiling only 47 miles from Chicago's 'Loop.' We often go downtown for the evening!

Only 52 miles to Chicago's Midway Airport.
Only 63 miles to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
Why Travel further?

RESAURANTS: Resaurants on the Lake:
Lighthouse $$$$
Peir 74 $$$
The Sand Bar $$
Pizza Palace $$
The Veiw $
Dairy Queen $
For a complete list of things to do in Cedar Lake, e-mail or call us, we'll send you a copy.
We are presently working on a full list of area things to do... It is a work in progress which we are continually updating. Please contact us. We'll gladly send you an email with all the updated website links.

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely no smoking within the home. Feel free to enjoy a smoke outside, but please pick up the butts. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry no pets, our family is sensitive to allergies. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    We are located on a hill. We have a comfortable staircase to get to the water. We have three main floor bedrooms, and the amin living areas and deck are on the main floor, so once inside it is easy to enjoy your time with all the guests. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 12-15

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Queen, Main Floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 4 twin/ single

    4 single/twin beds, Main Floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Queen, Lakeview, 2nd Floor, Balcony Deck....moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

    Queen, 2nd Floor...moreless

  • Master Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

    Queen, Couch, Lakeview Main Floor, Opens to Deck. ...moreless

  • Both main floor and 2nd floor master suites feature queen size beds, large closets & sliding glass doors that lead to private, custom built log decks with ample seating. The main level master bath is perfect for a little romance! Large 2 person jacuzzi is great to relax in & is surrounded by marble floors & backsplash. Separate shower & double sinks are also a plus!...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    1st floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    1st floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    2nd floor...moreless

  • This home has 3 separate bathrooms! The main level master bath is perfect for a little romance! Large 2 person jacuzzi is great to relax in & is surrounded by marble floors & backsplash. Separate shower & double sinks are also a plus! There is also a full bath with shower/tub on the main level & a full bath with marble tile on the 2nd floor!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • No pets allowed. No smoking. No parties. Registered guests only!

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach:

    We are right on the water. We have a short break wall at the shore. Water depth at the shore is approximately 18 inches. Grassy lawn to the lake front. This year we are adding a sand box!...moreless

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake:

    800 Acre all sports lake. Beautiful view. Ideall for Sunning, Swimming, Fishing, Boating, or just relaxing. We have a 130' pier to dock your boat. Boat Rentals available on the lake. ...moreless

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Resort:

    This is a Beautiful Log Home. You'll feel like you are at a resort. Of course you have to serve your own meals and drinks!...moreless

  • Ski In/Ski Out:

    Water ski right here in front of the house. We have a shallow area (4' deep 100' past our pier). Often the competitive water skiers practice here. They are a great to watch. ...moreless

  • Town:

    Small Town feel with Plenty of amenities only 15 minutes away. Neighboring communities: Crown Point, Merrillville, Schererville, Lowell, Dyer, St. John, Munster, Hammond (and Chicago is close too!)...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    South East Shore of 800 Acre Cedar Lake. Ideall swimming, approx 18 inches deep at the shore and 3 feet deep at the end of our 130 foot pier. Sand/Clay bottom. Dock your boat here!...moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio:

    (2)...moreless

  • Golf
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Two person jetted tub in Master Bathroom. ...moreless

  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May $1190 3rd=$295
Apr 14 - May 24, 2015
2 night min stay
$595
$2,665 $3,990
June 9-14 (5 nights)
Jun 9 - Jun 13, 2015
5 night min stay
$495
$2,475

Changeover Day: Sunday

June 14-21
Jun 14 - Jun 20, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,890
June 21-28
Jun 21 - Jun 27, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,990
August 28,29,30
Aug 28 - Sep 2, 2015
3 night min stay
$530
$3,490
Labor Day 4 Night $2200
Sep 3 - Sep 8, 2015
4 night min stay
$550
$2,985
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$595
$2,985
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

NO Pets

NO Smoking

NO Campfires

NO Proms

NO Large Parties

Summer Rates are Weekly Sunday to Sunday.

Call for rates of exact dates and pricing, Posted rates not guaranteed. This rate schedule does not fit all of our pricing.

It is best to send a message or call for a rate 219-613-7527

Holiday pricing may be additional.


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2015 Rates

May = $1,190 for 2 nights. $395 for additional nights

June 5-14 (5 nights) = $2,485

June 14-21 (7 nights) = $3,990

June 21-28 (7 nights) = $3,990

Aug 28,29,30 (3 nights) = $1,585

Aug 28,29,30,31 (4 night SPECIAL) = $1,790

Sept/Oct 3 Night weekends = $1,585

May 31 - Aug 28 $3,990/week

Labor day: 4 nights = $2,200

Sept 8 to Oct 31 = 3 nights only $1,585

Cleaning fee, sales tax, and lodging tax additional

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Cedar Lake is located in Northwest Indiana, part of South Chicagoland, Cedar Lake is an 880 acre recreational lake. In the early 1900's Cedar Lake supplied much of Chicago's meat packing industry with ice. In the 1920's the lake thrived as a vacation destination for many Chicagoans who would arrive daily by train. Less than an hour's drive from Chicago, Cedar Lake is a great place for a family get-a-way. Today Cedar Lake is growing again with the addition of many luxury homes and condominiums on the lake. there are a number of lake front restaurants to enjoy, including the sand bar and most recently the Light House, with beautiful outdoor dining.

CABELA'S Hammond, IN - 20 mi.; BASS PRO SHOP, Portage, IN - 20 mi.

Golf: GOLF:

E-mail us, We'll send you a full list of area courses, things to do, and website addresses.....

There are many area Golf Courses......

SOUTH SHORE COUNTRY CLUB, 1 mile 219-374-6070.

THE BRASSIE, 35 miles 219-921-1192 (2 complimentary greens fees during your stay when booked by Feb '08).....

Balmoral Woods Country Club, 16 miles 708-672-4775 (across from Balmoral Race Track).....

LINCOLN OAKS, 16 miles 708-672-9401

We keep four sets of clubs at the house (novice quality).

Ski: WATER SKIING

We do have an excellent lake for water skiing, tubing, wave running, fishing, ice fishing, duck hunting, cross country skiing, snow mobiling.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Hello, my name is Bill Port. I am a real estate Broker with RE/MAX Realty Associates. I have previously owned a construction business and have had the opportunity to renovate the homes of some of Chicagoland's most prestigious residents. While I now work as a full time real estate broker, I still enjoy building and working with my hands. This home was a true joy to transform into what it is today. This is my family's home and we will gladly let you use it as yours also.

Why the Owner Chose Cedar Lake:
When my family purchased this home it was in need of great repair. The home was basically a series of multiple additions; the oldest of which originated in the 1800's Today, there is very little that visibly remains of the original structures. We have renovated this home inside and out in Adirondack Style, with log siding to complete it's rustic feel. The look is rustic, but the feeling is pure comfort. While in the home you will notice the craftsmanship in nearly every room, as well as in the exterior decor. We try to constantly add to the artistic charm of the home. Our most recent addition is a hand crafted Totem Pole carving that guards the front door. If you are looking for a peaceful home to relax with your friends and family, you should consider staying here. We enjoy having guests enjoy the beauty of the lake. If you would like help determining if this is the right place for your get-away, just pick up the phone and give me a call. -Bill 219-613-7527

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Come feel the comfort of this 2,800 Square foot log home. Enjoy 600 Square Feet of Deck with a gorgeous view of Cedar Lake. We have a Swimible Lake Shore, and a Pier for Fishing or Docking your Boat. Waverunner and Boat Rentals are both available on Lake. Open Gourmet Kitchen, Living, Dining area with Spectacular Lake View. A 30 foot Log beam spans our living and dining areas. Eleven Foot Totem Pole. For more photos and video, give us a call. 219-613-7527


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Photos

  • 5 bedroom 3 bath lakefront Log House

    5 bedroom 3 bath lakefront Log House

  • 1st deck = 30'x12', 2nd floor balcony = 30'x8'

    1st deck = 30'x12', 2nd floor balcony = 30'x8'

  • Two living rooms (main floor w/32' T.V.  shown)

    Two living rooms (main floor w/32' T.V. shown)

  • Granite kitchen counters, breakfast bar

    Granite kitchen counters, breakfast bar

  • Dock your boat on the shore of the Lake House!

    Dock your boat on the shore of the Lake House!

  • Ladder for entrance and exit. Water depth 1.5' at shore. 3' at pier end.

    Ladder for entrance and exit. Water depth 1.5' at shore. 3' at pier end.

  • Master bedroom opens to deck and veiws the lake

    Master bedroom opens to deck and veiws the lake

  • View of lake from 2nd floor balcony/family room

    View of lake from 2nd floor balcony/family room

  • 2nd floor family room: fireplace, couches, 27' TV

    2nd floor family room: fireplace, couches, 27' TV

  • Dock your boat for dinner at the Light House Restaurant. On Cedar Lake.

    Dock your boat for dinner at the Light House Restaurant. On Cedar Lake.

  • Hand Carved Totem Pole

    Hand Carved Totem Pole

  • Northern caught on Cedar Lake by one of our guests in June 2012

    Northern caught on Cedar Lake by one of our guests in June 2012

  • A big house with a big & beautiful view of the Lake.

    A big house with a big & beautiful view of the Lake.

  • Main Floor Living Room. Fireplace Doors to Deck and Lake View. 32' T.V.

    Main Floor Living Room. Fireplace Doors to Deck and Lake View. 32' T.V.

  • Open living/dining/kitchen table seats 10 + 4 bar

    Open living/dining/kitchen table seats 10 + 4 bar

  • Open living area also views the lake. 32' T.V

    Open living area also views the lake. 32' T.V

  • Grassy yard for picnics, volley ball, and bean bag toss.

    Grassy yard for picnics, volley ball, and bean bag toss.

  • 12' x 12' Deck at end of pier for fishing or enjoying the sunset.

    12' x 12' Deck at end of pier for fishing or enjoying the sunset.

  • Upstairs second kitchen and family room overlooking upper balcony.

    Upstairs second kitchen and family room overlooking upper balcony.

  • Upstairs 2nd Floor Extra Kitchen.

    Upstairs 2nd Floor Extra Kitchen.

  • Entrance of Log Home On The Lake at the Driveway.
Driveway parking area.

    Entrance of Log Home On The Lake at the Driveway. Driveway parking area.

  • Outdoor Dining at Lighthouse Retaurant on Cedar Lake.

    Outdoor Dining at Lighthouse Retaurant on Cedar Lake.

  • American Indian Totem Pole stands watch at our front door.

    American Indian Totem Pole stands watch at our front door.

  • A great catch! Summer of 2013.

    A great catch! Summer of 2013.

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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated: 03/20/2015
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