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Sandy Beach Front is Waiting for You to Enjoy!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Come spend a relaxing week/weekend away from the stress of city life at this large summer home that sits on over 1/2 acre of waterfront property, including sandy beach frontage. Whether you prefer spending your time sun bathing on the beach, fishing for blue gill and bass, or swimming in the 150 acre lake, your day is sure to be well spent.

Only a short 3.5 hour drive from downtown Chicago, Hastings is convenient for a weekend getaway. The house has 2 large bedrooms and 2 large family rooms, and can easily accommodate 10 adults with the pullout couches and futon.

This property is very kid-friendly as well. The lake has a sand bottom and slopes gently, providing a safe area for kids to swim and play in the sand. There is a large yard next to the beach that's perfect for soccer/wiffle ball/volleyball or just chasing fireflies. When it's time for lunch, the large side deck provides a great view of the lake so you can grill while still being able to watch the kids at the beach. The second floor deck offers wonderful sunset views of the lake as well.

In case you forgot to bring anything, the town is only a 5 minute drive to the grocery store, a movie theater, a micro brewery and many quaint shops.

Come enjoy this wonderful property!

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More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About The Owner

We've lived our entire lives in and around Chicago and soon after having our first child, we knew it would make family vacations much simpler if we had a place to escape to on a moment's notice.

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Why The Owner chose Southwest

We chose this property because it was within a 4 hour drive from our home north of Chicago. Leach lake was also the perfect sized lake for us because it's large enough to enjoy tubing and fishing, but small enough that we don't have to worry about it ever being too crowded. The size of the sandy beach (125ft) was also a key factor so children could have somewhere to play near the water.

What makes this house unique

Waterfront property with large front yard and private sand beach. Large side yard with horseshoe pit and deck. Downtown Hastings is a 5 minute drive and includes quaint shops, a movie theater, a microbrewery and a great coffee shop. Only a 3 minute drive to the Hastings Country Club (public) for a scenic and challenging round of golf.

Amenities

Hastings House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Futon (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Firepit on the Beach

Reviews

Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Sandy Beach Front is Waiting for You to Enjoy!
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 30 reviews
5

Father/Sons weekend

  • 5 of 5

The property is located right on the lake and allowed for some very good fishing right off the dock and with the fire pit, the sunsets and bon fires were very relaxing. The house was very well stocked with everything we needed from a kitchen/sleeping perspective. The upstairs living area was very comfortable and allowed for a great view of the lake.

This is a great place for just a relaxing time on a very nice lake. 5 stars!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wrong address

  • 3 of 5

The address that was given, was not the address on the house. It took us a while to figure out it was the correct house.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Canal Winchester
5

Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This home is a wonderful vacation home. It is not perfect and that's wonderful because it makes you feel comfortable as you don't have to worry about anything. Everything is there. This home is supplied with everything except your food and even some of that is left for your use. Nice beds, linens and towels provided, lake toys, life jackets, games, etc. The lake was wonderful with a great swimming area for the little kids and deep area for swimmers. We floated around every day in complete relaxation. The neighbors were friendly and it was very quiet. The next door dogs that some have complained about were just friendly, energetic dogs. They'd quickly visit and go home. It would be a great place to bring bikes for kids as there are few cars on the small street. Very hopeful to make another trip to this vacation home.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this stay. Everything was clean, organized, and easily accessible. The lake was beautiful! We also loved that we got to bring our joy (lil Pepper the puppy) and the neighbors were very friendly. Thanks for everything & go Cubs!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Parkman, OH
5

Cute place on the lake

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit here because we really enjoy it. The place offers a gorgeous sunset view, spacious inside, lots of nice outdoor space and the location near the charming town of Hastings makes it very convenient. We appreciated the care the owner, Jeff, took in making sure we had a great stay! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
2

Beware of dogs and landscapers

  • 2 of 5

My family stayed at Jeff's house in July. The weather was pretty fair that week, so we were very lucky. The sleeping space upstairs was so warm with little to no ventilation, if it would have been hot, it would have been very unpleasant.

For the most part our stay was quiet and relaxing. Our biggest disturbance were the neighbor's dogs. The dogs were allowed to run anywhere they pleased, which even included the second story deck. During our stay my daughter was fearful of the dogs, who appeared nice, but came running full speed and knocked her over more than once. My infant son was in someone's arms at all times when outside, because it was not even safe to have him lay on a blanket due to the unruly dogs next door.

The only other issue we had that week was the landscapers. They were scheduled to arrive on a Tuesday, so we planned to stay off the grass until they came. They never came. They finally arrived unannounced Friday afternoon, blocking the street and sending us scurrying to pick up toys. It was the warmest day we had and we were quarantined in the house. They were fairly quick, taking around 45 minutes, but the inconvenience was not necessary.

The cottage was nice, but I will not be returning with my family.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry to hear of the issues with the neighbors' dogs. They are friendly but can be startling so I understand the concern. I will continue having conversations with them about keeping their dogs on their property. I'm not sure I understand the concern with the landscapers as they are necessary to keep the property maintained. Based on weather conditions, they may not always arrive on the scheduled day of the week but they do their best. They also spend no more than an hour cutting the lawn so I'm not sure how that ruined an entire day. I am disappointed you didn't feel you were able to enjoy your entire stay, however. I hope future vacations are much more enjoyable.
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Rates & Availability

Hastings House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
June
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,000
 
 
July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
August
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$650
Flat fee
 
 
September
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
$850
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$125
$750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $60
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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