3 Bedroom, 2 Bath With A Great Deck, Hot Tub, Shallow, Sandy-bottom Lakefront
About Michele Schmal
Mark and I live in Oak Park, Il. We bought the house on Magician Lake in 1999 after a long time friend invited us to visit them across the lake. We fell in love with Magician Lake and began 'shopping' for a home of our own immediately (literally, right after our first ski run, we took a pontoon boat ride armed with coffee, binoculars, pencil and paper to right down the contact info for homes for sale on the lake. We've loved it ever since!
Michele Schmal purchased this House in 1999
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Wonderful Week / Great Place
Michele & Mark were terrific to work with & their place is absolutely perfect for a family get-a-way. Magician Lake is great for swimming and boating. The properties surrounding the lake range from small cottages to gigantic resort-like homes, so it's really fun to boat around the lake and take in the views. Everyone we met was extremely friendly.
Perfect Lake Home
Perfect location. Beautiful home. Beautiful sunsets. This home has everything you need from cookware, to beach towels, to water toys large and small, and life jackets! We used the paddle board and Maui float and hot tub. The lake was perfect for young kids to stand and swim, as well as adults. Deck, with several tables and chairs for all, plus 2 grills. We had quite a bit of rain during our week, but everyone was comfortable in house and kids played in spacious front lawn and covered front porch. Owners were readily available with any questions we had. Wonderful, memorable family vacation!
So many things to do.
Our family of 7 stayed here in August 2017. Everything was beautiful. There are so many things to do, kayak, paddleboard, swim, hot tub, so many tubes and rafts, even life jackets for my dogs. It was wonderful we could bring our dogs. There were indoor and outdoor games available. The house had everything we needed for cooking. Plenty of areas to chill by yourself in the house or the outside. The deck was perfect for afternoon sun. There was a grill and plenty of room in the fridge. Neighbors were great as well. Very upkept neighborhood. We would definitely stay here again.
Had a great time with family. House right on lake was great
Property was great especially for young grandkids. The shallow water at the shore was enjoyable for them. They had a great time. Our dogs also enjoyed the outside area. The home was also very nice.. Had everything we needed.
Thanks Judy. Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for taking such good care of the house!
Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Absolutely wonderful vacation! Wouldn't change a thing!
This property was fabulous. The master bedroom was huge as was the guest bedroom upstairs that contains the 3 queen beds. All beds were very comfortable and the linens were pretty. The upstairs stayed cool during our 90 degree days with 2 quiet window air conditioners. The kitchen had ample space and all the necessary pots/pans/dishware needed.... everything worked without fail. The pictures online are true to the property. Having a bathroom upstairs and downstairs was very helpful for the five of us. This is a well-kept property with beautiful decor and awesome family pictures throughout that depict family fun on the lake.
The deck is huge with plenty seating for all, pretty finches each day at the feeders, and the west-facing view was indeed perfect for the colorful sunsets. We only used the hot tub once since it was very hot during our stay, and it, too, was very large and relaxing. The lake is quite shallow to the end of the pier, so if you have little ones, there is plenty of play area directly in front of the house. We rented a pontoon from Midway as recommended and could not have been happier with the boat or the ease of renting it. The kids had a blast on both the kayaks and the canoe, especially exploring the "jungle cruise" channel so close to the property. (The owners provide life vests in every size imaginable.) Magician is a beautiful lake with 3 really unique islands - I strongly recommend venturing out to enjoy it.
We enjoyed every moment of our stay. Michele's sister gave us a thorough tour, the neighbors/dog to the north could not have been kinder, and we finally were able to meet Mark and Michele on our last morning. They were more than accommodating. If you are looking for a fun, clean, classy place to stay on the lake, this is the one for you!
Thanks Lisa for the wonderful review! We are so pleased you had a good stay!
LAKE LIVING AT ITS BEST!
Staying in this place was like being the guest of your best friend..the hospitality was superb. Our host was easy to reach by phone when we had a question and she couldn't have been more welcoming and gracious. We had everything we needed and more. We used the canoe, kayaks and the water toys. There is a mile long channel nearby which makes the canoeing and kayaking especially fun. We rented a pontoon boat from Midway and the hot tub also got high usage.
My favorite memory will be sitting on the deck every evening with our extended family, having dinner, watching the sun set and the fireflies come to life. A fire in the portable fire pit also became part of our evening ritual. I highly recommend this lake and this house for your optimal lake experience!