About the property
- House1500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
- 4 BR, 2 BA, Sleeps 2-7.
Located in the town of Fox Lake, this newly remodeled bungalow is one block from Pistakee Lake and the Chain of Lakes, and minutes from the Chain O' Lakes State Park. Its in-town location makes it walking distance to movie theaters, stores, many restaurants and the commuter train to Chicago. Master bedroom on first floor. Fully-equipped eat-in kitchen. Enclosed front porch with wicker furniture provides a relaxing place to watch the world go by. Long driveway will accommodate RVs and boat trailers. Large back yard for children and for BBQ's. Cable TVs with DVD/VHS players. Nearby attractions include Six Flags Great America, Volo Auto Museum, Volo Antique Mall, Lambs Farm, Wilmot Ski Area, Volo Bog Nature Center, Gurnee Mills Shopping Mall, and multiple golf courses. The Chain O' Lakes State Park offers hiking trails, horseback riding, boat and paddle boat rental, boat ramps, fishing, ice fishing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.
Activities (on site or nearby): Hiking, Biking, Golf, Miniature Golf, Amusement Parks, Fishing, Hunting, wildlife Viewing, Horseback Riding, Shopping, Restaurants, Cinemas, Museums, Swimming, Boating, Sailing, Water-skiing, Jet-skiing, Downhill Skiing, Cross Country skiing, Snowmobiling, Antiquing.
BEFORE BOOKING, THIS IS THE INFORMATION THAT IS REQUIRED.
Please provide a brief description about yourself, guest, etc. What are your plans, If you're planning to have any extra guest. If so how many. Duration of visitors.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 21, 2018
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Kirk was extremely accommodating and went the extra mile to make out stay comfortable while we visited for our son’s graduation from boot camp at Great Lakes Navy Recruit Training Command. Lovely home with room for family vacations close to the lake and restaurants as well as the train station.
Our Holiday home away from home!
We have stayed here for several years and love it every time. There is plenty of space for our extended family to sleep, eat and enjoy time together. Kirk is easy to work with; it is evident he cares for and about his property. We plan to continue to stay here for many years to come.
If you are looking for a great place to stay in Great Lakes we highly recommend this home. Kirk has a beautiful home that is well taken care of that is 25-35 min from the Great Lakes Naval base, very close to the lake to take amazing photos, close to stores and restaurants. He is also a pleasure to work with. We felt like we were at home and there was not a ton of noise and my new Sailor was able to relax.
Another great stay!
This the second visit to this property for my family. The house is very clean and well kept. This year has also seen many upgrades. We enjoy because it has many activities very close and is a walk away to the Metra to get to downtown Chicago. There are many restaurants and grocery close by. The owner is very accessible and will do anything to enjoy a comfortable stay. Dollar wise this place can't be beat! Thanks Kirk.
Very clean and tidy.
Right from the beginning Kirk was very friendly and helpful. The house is conveniently located close to several nice restaurants and grocery stores, and for you beer enthusiasts a Binny's is about 20 minutes away. The property was very clean and well maintained. It was easy to tell that he cares about his property and is making improvements. I saw what another reviewer wrote and can only say that he obviously tried messing with something he shouldn't have. We had no issues with the A/C at all, it stayed at the set temperature even tho it was pretty hot outside. The upstairs portable unit worked with no issues, I have one at home so I know that you just leave it connected to the vent and it works just fine. The furniture has been updated, and is nice and comfortable. We had a very pleasant stay and would definitely stay with Kirk again!
Nice, but a bad experience!
The property was very nice and clean. The air conditioning, to say the least was horrible. The thermostat would only go to 72 and the down stairs stayed between 77 to 75 the whole time we were there. The upstairs had a portable air conditioning unit, that would run two hours, fill up with water and shut off. Then you had to disconnect it, take it to the bath room and drain the water out of it. The furniture is very hard and uncomfortable, whats posted in the add is not the furniture in the house. During our stay, an ash tray was emptied into an outside trash container. Because it wasn't bagged, I was charged 20 from my damage deposit. To say the least, this experience wasn't pleasant.
Thank You very much with the complement about how nice and clean my property is. I take pride in maintaining a clean and odor free atmosphere for all my guest to come and expect. I'm disappointed I was not given the opportunity to assist you with all of your concerns with the air conditioning settings you were experiencing. As with all check-ins my contact information is giving to all guest just in case something arises during there stay that needs immediate attention. As far as the upstairs ac unit is concerned I do not have any such air conditioner that requires any draining of water or moving of unit from where it is installed. The sofas are new and were picked out for proper posture and back support. Thanks I will update photo on listing. Seeing you had smokers in your group I purchased new ash trays for you to use. I do have a simple smokers policy that I ask everyone to please follow. Seeing this was not done and after notifying you per phone call you stated to me to just charge you for what ever I like. I thought 20 was reasonable for the time spent making my place clean and odor free just like it was for you when you arrived.
Thank You, Kirk
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BEFORE BOOKING, THIS IS THE INFORMATION THAT IS REQUIRED. Please provide a brief description about yourself, guest, etc. What are your plans, If you're planning to have any extra guest. If so how many. Duration of visitors. I don't allow pets or parties.