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Recent Illinois property reviews

  • happy travelers from california

    "We had a great stay at this condo this past month (8/11) on our trip to Chicago. The location is great- you can walk to literally everything. I loved that whole foods was right down the block. The pool, workout, and lounge/BBQ area were such a plus. We cannot say enough good things about our stay. The laundry and kitchen were also great to have with a family. We would definitely stay again our our next trip to chicago! thanks for making our vacation so relaxing and beautiful!"
    Guest: Jennifer Date of Stay: August 2011 Review Submitted: August 26, 2011
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  • Nice apt for short term stay

    "My husband and I rented this apartment for 2 1/2 weeks. The apartment is better suited for a stay of a couple of days rather than the longer stay we had. The kitchen was very small with little counter space for cooking, had no dishwasher, and lacked some basic kitchen tools for cooking from scratch. There was also little space to store dishes and pots and pans, which made it more difficult to cook. The other drawbacks were an small bathroom, and an uncomfortable, soft mattress. Also, I expected the apartment to be cleaned more professionally because there is a cleaning fee. Instead, there was dust and cobwebs under the furniture and the bathroom was not scoured as it should have been. That said, the owner is very nice and did try to supply items requested, and the owner did leave some food and cleaning supplies for us. The apartment is also located on a quiet street and very conveniently located to downtown Evanston, and public transportation. We were able to bike or walk downtown and to nice restaurants and Whole Foods. Being 1/2 mile from the Metra made it easy to get to downtown Chicago for some fun exploration."
    Guest: Stefanie S. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 22, 2014
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  • Great option for a rural setting weekend retreat

    "Susie & Ernie's property is a perfect setting for a retreat from the hustle & bustle of life. Lodge was perfect for 5 girls who are used to packing everything for camping; staying at the Lodge required nothing more than groceries & clothing. Lots of shady green spaces for playing bocce ball & washers or just hanging out in lawn chairs chilling out in the shade listening to KSHE all day. Waking up to a lake view and the sun setting over the water was a nice part of the experience, not to mention the hot tub was awesome early in the morning or after sunset. The Lodge feels rural, but still close enough if someone would want to drive in to Belleville, Fairview Heights, or St. Louis for some shopping therapy. We enjoyed ourselves...thanks for the hospitality!"
    Guest: cvan2514 Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 24, 2014
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  • Fabulous home for a weekend getaway with family/friends

    "The house was beautiful, clean, and tons of space for friends/family with kids. Owner is very accomodating and went out of his way to make sure we had the perfect weekend. Beautiful view of the lake and close to the marina and cove restaurant. A 30 min drive to Galena and Chestnut Mtn which makes it perfect for any season."
    Guest: Christine Date of Stay: August 2012 Review Submitted: September 6, 2012
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Illinois Travel Tips

Top Things to See and Do near Illinois Vacation Rentals

Illinois is a state with a wide variety of attractions. One of the top attractions is the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum which is located in Springfield. It is the largest presidential library in the country. The museum also details aspects of Abraham Lincoln's life. Other interesting museums include the Field Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. There are many excellent fun family attractions. The John G. Shedd Aquarium has a vast collection of marine specimens. Here children can get a glimpse into the marvelous underwater world in a way that is both fun and educational.

Perhaps one of the most entertaining museums is the Superman Museum located in Metropolis. The museum has all kinds of memorabilia including the original Superman outfit worn by George Reeves in the first Superman movie. Other exhibits show comic books, rare toys and movie props. There are also several video screenings that take place throughout the day. If you want to have a day of family fun, head to the Raging Rivers Water Park. Here kids both young and old can enjoy slides, river rides, waterfalls and wave pools. There are several other amusement parks in the Chicago area that offer entertainment and rollercoaster rides. If traveling during the summer season, you can get passes which provide you with discounted access to several parks. There are several State Parks and natural areas in Illinois that are great for outdoor activities. You can go hiking or mountain biking and enjoy exploring the trails.

Getting to Illinois Lake Houses

The main travel hub for Illinois is the city of Chicago. The Chicago O'Hare International Airport is a major travel hub and one of the busiest airports in the United States. The airport hosts flights from both regional and international airlines. You should have no difficulty in finding a direct flight to Chicago. A secondary airport is the Chicago Midway International Airport which has frequent commercial flight connections with most major cities in the United States. As an alternative way to get to Illinois, you may consider traveling by train. Chicago is the main rail hub in the United States that connects with almost all rail networks across the country. In the Chicago metropolitan area, there is an extensive public transport system which makes getting around easy. If you want to explore the more rural southern regions, the best way to get around is by car.

Visitors to Illinois Lodging

Illinois is an ideal family vacation destination. There is a wide range of activities and attractions available that will keep children of all ages entertained. People that enjoy browsing museums will be spoiled for choice, and those who want to take part in outdoor activities will find many great areas to explore.

Best Time of Year to Visit Illinois

Many of the city attractions and museums in Illinois stay open all year long; however, the most popular time of year to visit is the summer season. The summer days are generally hot and humid with the occasional thunder showers. The weather is ideal for visitors staying in vacation homes on Lake Michigan. You can enjoy hours of fun on the lake swimming, fishing and boating. Many of the amusement parks are only open during the summer months. If you are traveling with your family, this is the ideal time of year to visit. The winter months can get very cold with snowfalls occurring throughout the state. If you enjoy snowmobiling, there are many trails that can be explored at this time of year.

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