Fully remodeled waterfront house, 2 patios, & fire pit
About Joe Gibbons
Born and raised in Chicago I moved north to explore the Chain I Lakes. Loving Lakelife so far, every morning is refreshing with the beautiful views and the stress of the work day fades away as I watch the sunset over the lake :-)
Joe Gibbons purchased this House in 2014
Why Joe Gibbons chose Ingleside
Having been blessed growing up to have summer homes to visit, I always envisioned my own slice of heaven one day to be lakeside. I hope you will enjoy the Lake Life at this property as I have.
What makes this House unique
***** BOAT RENTAL and HOUSEBOAT Rental AVAILABLE ****** Smart Door lock with unique code for every guest to ensure the safety of my guests. Don't rent a house with a lock box and key that could have been copied by another guest when you can rest assured knowing you are the only guest who has had that code to enter your Lake Life Home.
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First thing, people need to know that the Chain O'Lakes region in IL is not the super high end. These are regular homes owned by regular people. So if you'r looking for the Hamptons or such this isn't it.
That said, in my opinion, the Chain is a very unqiue cloister of very nice, affordable vacation homes within a 60 minute drive of downtown Chicago. Try finding that withing 60 minutes of New York!!
It is a lake wonderland, with wildlife, trophy fishing, beautiful sunsets, watersports, night life, and all within at short drive of the cosmopolitan culture and architectural splendor of Chicago. That is a very uncommon combination.
I vacationed with my two mid-20s sons (I'm Dad) and we went boating, fishing, ate out twice at a lovely lake shore restaurant 10 minutes from the cottage, visited family, went to the Second City Comedy Club one night, saw a "Downtown" Broadway in Chicago play one night ("Come from Away" at the Cadillac Palace Theater), and saw the more raw "Chicago style" theater another night ("True West" at the Steppenwolf Theater in Old Town). The only thing we didn't fit in was a Cubs game at Wrigley (but we drove by and took photos).
Joe's house is a very nice, lakefront 2-story cottage/house. It is very easy to get to and very close to Fox Lake and other commercial amenities, yet -- by virtue of the twisted channels and bends of the Chain O'Lakes, has a very secluded feel. Each night you could hear fish jumping in the lake. The last morning we were there, a Sunday, we came home from Church (many churches of all faiths very nearby) at about 9:30 am, and there on the log in the channel was a big Heron standing there. I took his picture (maybe Joe posted it) and then he majestically took off. As if to bid us farewell.
The house is spacious and up to date. The appliances and technology are all modern. It's a two bedroom, but both bedrooms are spacious. My two 6' boys were not crowded in the bedroom they shared and I had ample room in the master. The living room, dining area and kitchen are equally spacious and with nice views. The house sits on the "corner" of the open lake and a secluded channel. So you have expansive lake views and sunsets, yet you don't have boats zooming by all the time. The Channel is very secluded (hence the Heron).
It is an economical place that I would highly recommend for a couple or small family. And it sleeps more if needed. We would go there again if in the area.
Thank you very much for the hospitality. This place and owner were awesome and anybody reading this
This is a gorgeous house. Renovated tastefully. Clean. In a beautiful location. We loved it and so did our dogs! We will be back!
Fun in the sun!
Had a wonderful, long weekend in this beautiful home on Pistakee Lake! Comfortable, updated home! VERY clean! Neatly decorated. Very spacious! Right off a channel with access to the Chain O’ Lakes. Great spot to tie up your boat! Owner very responsive & accomidating. Great yard for a fire and yard games! Would highly recommend!!!
Wonderful property...Awesome location
We greatly enjoyed our stay. Joseph was very willing to help and provide anything we needed during our visit. Joseph showed wonderful hospitality! The location of the property on the water in a no wave bay was awesome! Being able to step out the door and start fishing was very cool! We caught a couple large mouth bass, many bluegill, a catfish, and a sucker. My 2 girls enjoyed the water and wildlife in the area. Lots of wildlife...there was a Blue Herron hanging out on a log in the middle of the channel, a couple deer on the island across the channel, and several geese that came by. The house was just the right size for my family of 4 plus my father-in-law to tag along. It was all very nice inside and fully furnished! It was great to be able to bring the 2 dogs as well. My wife was not willing to board the dogs and this rental option really made our vacation happen. The rental was also very close to the main town and we were able to try out local restaurants during our stay. We also were able to check out a local pool & splash pad that the girls loved! Would love to come back sometime!
Exactly as described!
This property is exactly as described in the listing. There were no surprises and it was exactly like we had expected. Joe was great to work with. He's was extremely responsive and always answered every question that we had. The home had everything we neeed for our week stay.
Mchenry Drive in Outdoor Theater is located 4 miles away :-)
Six Flags Great America is 15 Miles from the Property :-)
Perks including discounts available for local restaurants, bars and Marinas when booking this house.
Message me to discuss Boat rental and launch opportunities.
My job is to make sure your stay is extremely enjoyable and you enjoy all that Lake Life has to offer :-)