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Rustic Luxury Log Home on the Lake, Cedar Lake, in, Boating Near Chicago, Il

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5 bedroom 3 bath Lakefront Log House. Cedar Lake, IN. 55 miles to Chicago Loop!

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Last updated: 11/14/2016

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:15
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Rustic Luxury Log Home on the Lake, Cedar Lake, IN, Boating near Chicago, IL

NOW BOOKING VACATIONS FOR SUMMER OF 2017
Affordable Lake Front Luxury! Less than an hour from Chicago. Cedar Lake only 25 miles SE of Chicago. This recently rebuilt Log Home is anything but ordinary. Rustic style with fully equipped gourmet kitchen, marble floors & granite counters. 600 sq ft of decks and a 140 feet of pier. Linens, towels & washer/dryer are in the home so just bring food & drinks & you're set! Beach, boating, restaurants & shopping & attractions are all right here! Museums, antique shops, mall shopping, Movie Theatres & other great places to eat are nearby. We are located on an 800 acre all sports lake that is great for fishing too! 2 stone fireplaces & a 2 person jacuzzi tub in the master suite. We also have bean bags toss & fishing poles for you to use. Feels like Wisconsin. Similar to Paw Paw Lake or Twin Sister's Lake in Michigan. Nearest recreational lake south of Chicago, IL. We attact families from Ohio, New York, California, and even Canada. This is the perfect spot for a reunion of firends or family. NO SMOKING, NO PETS 219-613-7527

THINGS TO DO WHILE IN TOWN....: Please email us to request full page of area website links of things to do.
Boat & jet ski rentals, Northpoint Marina on Cedar Lake 219-374-7216.
Fishing & Swimming ( on the lake, on the property!).
Deep River Water Park (14 miles).
Golf, We have 4 bags of golf clubs at the house. See golf paragraph below!
Harness Horse Racing, Balmoral Park 708-672-1414 (16 miles, also next to Balmoral Woods Golf Course).
Ice Cream shop (1 mile).
Fair Oaks Dairy Farm 877-536-1194.
Restaurants (1-4 miles). Grocery store (2 miles).
Park (1 mile).
Star Plaza Theater (12 miles).
Southlake Mall (11 miles).
Movie theater (11 miles).
Bass Pro Shop (20 miles).
Cabela's (20 miles).
Lake of the Red Cedars Museum (1 mile).
Antique shops/restaurants Crown Point & Lowell (5 miles).
Lake County Fairgrounds (4 miles, concerts and events all year).
Downtown Chicago (47 miles)

Only 25 Miles Southeast Of Chicago, IL: Cedar lake is possibly the closest recreational lake to Chicago to enjoy a lake home. Enjoy fishing, boating, and even snow mobiling only 47 miles from Chicago's 'Loop.' We often go downtown for the evening!

Only 52 miles to Chicago's Midway Airport.
Only 63 miles to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
Why Travel further?

RESAURANTS: Resaurants on the Lake:
Lighthouse $$$$
Peir 74 $$$
The Sand Bar $$
Pizza Palace $$
The Veiw $
Dairy Queen $
For a complete list of things to do in Cedar Lake, e-mail or call us, we'll send you a copy.
We are presently working on a full list of area things to do... It is a work in progress which we are continually updating. Please contact us. We'll gladly send you an email with all the updated website links.
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RATES 2017:
SUMMER: June 11-Aug 27 Weekly Sunday to Sunday $4,165/Week ($595/night)
September Weekends & Holidays (3 night minimum)
3 nights = $1,785 ($595/night)
4 nights = $2,180 ($595 + $595 + $595+ $395)
Weekends: Oct/Nov/Dec/Jan/Feb/March/April/May (2 night minimum)
2 nights = $1,190 ($595/night)
3 nights = $1,585 ($595/night + $595/night + $395/night)
$150 Cleaning fee & 12% lodging tax additional
Holiday pricing may be additional. Please verify all rates with owner by telephone 219-613-7527

FOR YOUR SECURITY: We DO NOT accept online bookings. We DO NOT accept payment by email, wire transfer, direct bank transfer, HomeAway Payments, Paypal, ECheck, Western Union, MoneyGram, Walmart2Walmart or other form of payment other than MasterCard or Visa Credit Card or Check.

We currently accept Payment by MasterCard, Visa credit card, personal check or cashiers check only.

We only ask for payment from you after we have a signed rental agreement and conversation with the responsible guest by telephone. Before sending payment, confirm all reservations by calling 219-613-7527
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Owner

Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/14/2016

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely no smoking within the home. Feel free to enjoy a smoke outside, but please pick up the butts. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry no pets, our family is sensitive to allergies. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    We are located on a hill. We have a comfortable staircase to get to the water. We have three main floor bedrooms, and the amin living areas and deck are on the main floor, so once inside it is easy to enjoy your time with all the guests. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 12-15

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Queen, Main Floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 4 twin/ single

    4 single/twin beds, Main Floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Queen, Lakeview, 2nd Floor, Balcony Deck....moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

    Queen, 2nd Floor...moreless

  • Master Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

    Queen, Couch, Lakeview Main Floor, Opens to Deck. ...moreless

  • Both main floor and 2nd floor master suites feature queen size beds, large closets & sliding glass doors that lead to private, custom built log decks with ample seating. The main level master bath is perfect for a little romance! Large 2 person jacuzzi is great to relax in & is surrounded by marble floors & backsplash. Separate shower & double sinks are also a plus!...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    1st floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    1st floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    2nd floor...moreless

  • This home has 3 separate bathrooms! The main level master bath is perfect for a little romance! Large 2 person jacuzzi is great to relax in & is surrounded by marble floors & backsplash. Separate shower & double sinks are also a plus! There is also a full bath with shower/tub on the main level & a full bath with marble tile on the 2nd floor!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • No pets allowed. No smoking. No parties. Registered guests only! RATES 2017: SUMMER: June 11-Aug 27 Weekly Sunday to Sunday $4,165/Week ($595/night) September Weekends & Holidays (3 night minimum) 3 nights = $1,785 ($595/night) 4 nights = $2,180 ($595 + $595 + $595+ $395) Weekends: Oct/Nov/Dec/Jan/Feb/March/April/May (2 night minimum) 2 nights = $1,190 ($595/night) 3 nights = $1,585 ($595/night + $595/night + $395/night) $150 Cleaning fee & 12% lodging tax additional Holiday pricing may be additional. Please verify all rates with owner by telephone 219-613-7527 FOR YOUR SECURITY: We DO NOT accept online bookings. We DO NOT accept payment by email, wire transfer, direct bank transfer, HomeAway Payments, Paypal, ECheck, Western Union, MoneyGram, Walmart2Walmart or other form of payment other than MasterCard or Visa Credit Card or Check. We accept MasterCard, Visa credit card, personal check or cashiers check only. Confirm reservation at 219-613-7527 before sending payment. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach:

    We are right on the water. We have a short break wall at the shore. Water depth at the shore is approximately 18 inches. Grassy lawn to the lake front. This year we are adding a sand box!...moreless

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake:

    800 Acre all sports lake. Beautiful view. Ideall for Sunning, Swimming, Fishing, Boating, or just relaxing. We have a 130' pier to dock your boat. Boat Rentals available on the lake. ...moreless

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Resort:

    This is a Beautiful Log Home. You'll feel like you are at a resort. Of course you have to serve your own meals and drinks!...moreless

  • Ski In/Ski Out:

    Water ski right here in front of the house. We have a shallow area (4' deep 100' past our pier). Often the competitive water skiers practice here. They are a great to watch. ...moreless

  • Town:

    Small Town feel with Plenty of amenities only 15 minutes away. Neighboring communities: Crown Point, Merrillville, Schererville, Lowell, Dyer, St. John, Munster, Hammond (and Chicago is close too!)...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    South East Shore of 800 Acre Cedar Lake. Ideall swimming, approx 18 inches deep at the shore and 3 feet deep at the end of our 130 foot pier. Sand/Clay bottom. Dock your boat here!...moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio:

    (2)...moreless

  • Golf
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Two person jetted tub in Master Bathroom. ...moreless

  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer $4165/week
Jun 11 - Aug 20, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,165
Sept, late Aug
Aug 21 - Oct 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$595
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$595

Rates are based on 14 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

We DO NOT accept online bookings. We DO NOT accept payment by email, wire transfer, direct bank transfer, HomeAway Payments, Paypal, ECheck, Western Union, Walmart2Walmart or other form of payment other than MasterCard or Visa Credit Card or Check.

We currently accept Payment by MasterCard, Visa credit card, personal check or cashiers check only.

We only ask for payment from you after we have a signed rental agreement and conversation with the responsible guest by telephone at 219-613-7527. We only request payment with a fully signed rental agreement. If you are contacted to rent our home without having a conversation with me, you possibly are not communicating with me. Before sending payment, confirm all reservations by calling 219-613-7527.

NO Pets

NO Smoking

NO Campfires

NO Proms

NO Large Parties

FOR YOUR SECURITY: We DO NOT accept online bookings. We DO NOT accept payment by email. We DO NOT accept payment by wire transfer. Payment by credit card, personal check or cashiers check only after having a conversation confirming stay at 219-613-7527 and having a fully signed rental agreement.

It is best to send a message or call for a rate 219-613-7527

Holiday pricing may be additional.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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RATES 2017:

SUMMER: June 11-Aug 27 Weekly Sunday to Sunday $4,165/Week ($595/night)

September Weekends & Holidays (3 night minimum)

3 nights = $1,785 ($595/night)

4 nights = $2,180 ($595 + $595 + $595+ $395)

Weekends: Oct/Nov/Dec/Jan/Feb/March/April/May (2 night minimum)

2 nights = $1,190 ($595/night)

3 nights = $1,585 ($595/night + $595/night + $395/night)

$150 Cleaning fee & 12% lodging tax additional

Holiday pricing may be additional. Please verify all rates with owner by telephone 219-613-7527

FOR YOUR SECURITY: We DO NOT accept online bookings. We DO NOT accept payment by email, wire transfer, direct bank transfer, HomeAway Payments, Paypal, ECheck, Western Union, MoneyGram, Walmart2Walmart or other form of payment other than MasterCard or Visa Credit Card or Check.

We currently accept Payment by MasterCard, Visa credit card, personal check or cashiers check only.

We only ask for payment from you after we have a signed rental agreement and conversation with the responsible guest by telephone. Before sending payment, confirm all reservations by calling 219-613-7527

Cedar Lake is located in Northwest Indiana, only 55 miles south of Chicago's Loop!

Cedar Lake is an 880 acre recreational lake. In the early 1900's Cedar Lake supplied much of Chicago's meat packing industry with ice. In the 1920's the lake thrived as a vacation destination for many Chicagoans who would arrive daily by train. Less than an hour's drive from Chicago, Cedar Lake is a great place for a family get-a-way. Today Cedar Lake is growing again with the addition of many luxury homes and condominiums on the lake. there are a number of lake front restaurants to enjoy, including the sand bar and most recently the Light House, with beautiful outdoor dining.

CABELA'S Hammond, IN - 20 mi.; BASS PRO SHOP, Portage, IN - 20 mi.

Golf: GOLF:

E-mail us, We'll send you a full list of area courses, things to do, and website addresses.....

There are many area Golf Courses......

SOUTH SHORE COUNTRY CLUB, 1 mile 219-374-6070.

THE BRASSIE, 35 miles 219-921-1192 (2 complimentary greens fees during your stay when booked by Feb '08).....

Balmoral Woods Country Club, 16 miles 708-672-4775 (across from Balmoral Race Track).....

LINCOLN OAKS, 16 miles 708-672-9401

We keep four sets of clubs at the house (novice quality).

Ski: WATER SKIING

We do have an excellent lake for water skiing, tubing, wave running, fishing, ice fishing, duck hunting, cross country skiing, snow mobiling.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Hello, my name is Bill Port. I am a real estate Broker with RE/MAX Realty Associates. I have previously owned a construction business and have had the opportunity to renovate the homes of some of Chicagoland's most prestigious residents. While I now work as a full time real estate broker, I still enjoy building and working with my hands. This home was a true joy to transform into what it is today. This is my family's home and we will gladly let you use it as yours also.

Why the Owner Chose Cedar Lake, IN, USA:
When my family purchased this home it was in need of great repair. The home was basically a series of multiple additions; the oldest of which originated in the 1800's Today, there is very little that visibly remains of the original structures. We have renovated this home inside and out in Adirondack Style, with log siding to complete it's rustic feel. The look is rustic, but the feeling is pure comfort. While in the home you will notice the craftsmanship in nearly every room, as well as in the exterior decor. We try to constantly add to the artistic charm of the home. Our most recent addition is a hand crafted Totem Pole carving that guards the front door. If you are looking for a peaceful home to relax with your friends and family, you should consider staying here. We enjoy having guests enjoy the beauty of the lake. If you would like help determining if this is the right place for your get-away, just pick up the phone and give me a call. -Bill 219-613-7527

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Come feel the comfort of this 2,800 Square foot log home. Enjoy 600 Square Feet of Deck with a gorgeous view of Cedar Lake. We have a Swimible Lake Shore, and a Pier for Fishing or Docking your Boat. Waverunner and Boat Rentals are both available on Lake. Open Gourmet Kitchen, Living, Dining area with Spectacular Lake View. A 30 foot Log beam spans our living and dining areas. Eleven Foot Totem Pole. For more photos and video, give us a call. 219-613-7527


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Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/14/2016

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Photos

  • 5 bedroom 3 bath Lakefront Log House. Cedar Lake, IN. 55 miles to Chicago Loop!

    5 bedroom 3 bath Lakefront Log House. Cedar Lake, IN. 55 miles to Chicago Loop!

  • A Big Rustic Home overlooking 800 Acre Cedar Lake.

    A Big Rustic Home overlooking 800 Acre Cedar Lake.

  • Open main floor living room.

    Open main floor living room.

  • Living room view of deck, yard and lake. Call to book this today!

    Living room view of deck, yard and lake. Call to book this today!

  • Peppercorn Cherry cabinets. Brazilian Cherry Floors. Granite counters. Lake View

    Peppercorn Cherry cabinets. Brazilian Cherry Floors. Granite counters. Lake View

  • Two story log home. Large lawn. Plenty of parking. Call to book your stay today.

    Two story log home. Large lawn. Plenty of parking. Call to book your stay today.

  • Master Bathroom. (Total of 3 bathrooms in the home).

    Master Bathroom. (Total of 3 bathrooms in the home).

  • Bedroom #3. Main floor bunk bed room.  4 twin beds total.

    Bedroom #3. Main floor bunk bed room. 4 twin beds total.

  • Bedroom #5. Queen Bed. Very roomy.

    Bedroom #5. Queen Bed. Very roomy.

  • 2nd Floor Family Room. Very quiet, with couch, chair, small TV.

    2nd Floor Family Room. Very quiet, with couch, chair, small TV.

  • White Striped Bass caught from the pier.  Fishing from the pier is often good.

    White Striped Bass caught from the pier. Fishing from the pier is often good.

  • American Indian Totem Pole stands watch at our front door. Carved by the owner.

    American Indian Totem Pole stands watch at our front door. Carved by the owner.

  • Two Decks. 30' x 12' on main floor.  30' x 8' deck on 2nd floor. Lake View.

    Two Decks. 30' x 12' on main floor. 30' x 8' deck on 2nd floor. Lake View.

  • View from the shore.  5 bedrooms, two living rooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 fireplaces.

    View from the shore. 5 bedrooms, two living rooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 fireplaces.

  • Open main floor living room with fireplace, 60" TV, glass doors to deck & lake.

    Open main floor living room with fireplace, 60" TV, glass doors to deck & lake.

  • Large dining room sits 8 to 10 people.  4 bar chairs at kitchen counter.

    Large dining room sits 8 to 10 people. 4 bar chairs at kitchen counter.

  • 800 acre all sports lake. Private pier to dock your boat. Boat rental available.

    800 acre all sports lake. Private pier to dock your boat. Boat rental available.

  • Bedroom #1. Queen bed. Couch. Sliding door to deck. Lake view. Master bath.

    Bedroom #1. Queen bed. Couch. Sliding door to deck. Lake view. Master bath.

  • Bedroom #2 Main floor. Queen Bed.

    Bedroom #2 Main floor. Queen Bed.

  • Bedroom #4. Queen Bed. 2nd floor. Patio door to 2nd floor deck. Lake View.

    Bedroom #4. Queen Bed. 2nd floor. Patio door to 2nd floor deck. Lake View.

  • Laundry room located in master bathroom closet.

    Laundry room located in master bathroom closet.

  • 2nd floor kitchenette. With table, chairs, 2nd refrigerator, oven, lake view.

    2nd floor kitchenette. With table, chairs, 2nd refrigerator, oven, lake view.

  • Northern caught on Cedar Lake by one of our guests in June 2012.

    Northern caught on Cedar Lake by one of our guests in June 2012.

  • Dock your boat for dinner at the Light House Restaurant. On Cedar Lake.

    Dock your boat for dinner at the Light House Restaurant. On Cedar Lake.

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Thursday, January 19, 2017

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