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The Beautiful Lake of Egypt's Premier Home Enjoy a 30% discount Oct - April

Bedrooms 2
Property type estate


About the property

Estate, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Stay in the *CARRIAGE HOUSE of one of Lake of Egypt's finest waterfront homes. Enjoy Full USE of the three acre manicured grounds with rose garden, perennial gardens, large commercial grade playground, half court "basketball", waterfall, fountains, bridge, swimming pool, hot tub, pavillion with gas fire pit, 2 boat docks/swimming platform, and private patio with a stunning view of the beautiful Lake of Egypt.

The *CARRIAGE HOUSE is a separate home attached to the main house via an under ground tunnel. Complete with heated driveway and guard houses flanking the entry to welcome you. The *CARRIAGE HOUSE is nicely appointed with all the comforts of home including large screen television, DVD, stereo, game table, wireless internet, 2 sunny bedrooms both with queen size beds, full bath, foyer, living room with very comfortable queen size sleeper sofa and walk out kitchen with Jenn-air appliances.

The beautiful Lake of Egypt is located fifteen minutes from downtown Marion Illinois. Twenty Minutes from Herrin Illinois. Twenty minutes from Carterville and John A. Logan College, Thirty minutes from Carbondale Illinois and Southern Illinois University. Forty Five Minutes from Paducah Kentucky.

Lake of Egypt is centrally located in the heart of Southern Illinois and provides easy access to many surrounding towns as well as John A Logan College and Southern Illinois University. The Southern Illinois areas is home to many beautiful lakes, wildlife, fragrant orchards and hillside vineyards. The Lake of Egypt is nestled within the Shawnee National Forest which lays between the borders of The Great Mississippi and Ohio rivers and is made up of 280,000 acres of mountain tops and rugged rock formations. Enjoy miles of hiking, biking and horseback trails, including The American Discovery Trail.

Southern Illinois is home to the Southern Illinois Miners baseball team, Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, Shawnee National Forest, and many state parks. Outdoor activiities are abundant in this area. Ask me about SNS Guide Service, let Matt show you to all the hot fishing holes, boating, hunting, hiking, camping, golfing and horseback riding are to name a few. Of course, the area also offers shopping, theater, and fine dining. Ask me about a 20% discount at Southern Illinois Dermatology for your Botox, Dermal Fillers and laser services.

Beautiful Southern Illinois is centrally located to many surrounding metropolitan areas including St. Louis, Missouri (2 hours), Cape Girardeau, Missouri (1) and Paducah, Kentucky (45 minutes).

*CARRIAGE HOUSE -rental includes the Carriage house only...not the main house.

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Keywords: Carriage House

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About The Owner

Rumor has it this home was sought out for purchase By the wife of a famous mobster while he was incarcerated in the nearby Marion Federal Penitentiary

The Owner purchased this estate in 2002


Marion Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in each bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Very good quality, comfortable sleeper sofa located in living area
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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The Beautiful Lake of Egypt's Premier Home Enjoy a 30% discount Oct - April
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Nice place, great amenities and location for visiting Shawnee National Forest

  • 5 of 5

Nice property with great amenities, accommodating and straight forward owners, excellent location for exploring the many parks and attractions in the Shawnee National Forest. While we were there some property renovations were underway, the owners are putting a lot of time, money, and effort into the property making it even better. Looking forward to staying there again in the future and seeing what other plans the owners have in store for the property. Some things are outdated in the Carriage House but every time we mentioned something to them they got right on it. Highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here over Fourth of July weekend and it was a great place. Great location on the lake and the kids loved the pool and hot tub.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

House was great and the grounds were beautiful. Great view of the lake. Kids loved the pool and hot tub. Fishing was great too. Had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

Who knew one of our best family vacations would be right here in Illinois! This is a beautiful home with amazing grounds! We enjoyed the pool, hot tub overlooking the lake, the beach, docks and shoreline for fishing, private patio. Owners in the main house were helpful when we had questions and otherwise it was very private. We brought our boat and enjoyed the lake pretty much all to ourselves. We were able to dock the boat at the house. We had fun at nearby wineries and loved hiking at Giant City. Very reasonably priced for the high quality! Thanks Anne and all for a marvelous time-we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Although we live just a few miles from this location I booked it for my husband and I to have a place to relax and rest after a long period of stress and loss for our family. It couldn't have been more perfect. Quiet, serene, beautiful, relaxing, fun are just a few of the words we've used to describe it. Spent a lot of time fishing, swimming, and enjoying the outdoors and awesome landscaping. Caretakers were extremely helpful and friendly. The owners are very gracious and accommodating. We love that it provides the perfect setting for us older (70ish) folks and we definitely look forward to our next stay. Thanks Anne for making it all happen so smoothly.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pictures dont do it justice!

  • 5 of 5

We had an AMAZING time! The pictures do not even do it justice, this place is beautiful! We had 4 adults and 3 young kids (7), (6), and (3). We caught fish left and right from the dock, rented a pontoon and took the kids tubing, went to Pirate Petes arcade in Marion, enjoyed the pool and hot tub, and loved having our own kitchen and grill for food. John and Lynn the gardners were extremely nice and helpful whenever we needed anything. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Garden of The Gods = Miniature Grand Canyon

Giant City Lodge = Homestyle Fried Chicken

The Wine Trail = 'The Napa Valley of the Midwest' - One of Americas largest wine producing regions

Walker's Bluf and Blue Sky = Two of 2 dozen Vineyards

DermaCare Body Boutique = Physician strength skin care and makeup

Southern Illinois University




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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