About the property
- Cottage888 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Cute Waterfront Cottage On Long Lake W/ 50 Foot Private Dock & Pier
Situated on the water's edge with your own private dock & pier, this adorable cottage will put you in a vacation state of mind. Both bedrooms have windows facing the water, as well as a large deck that overlooks the channel that leads to Long Lake.
Explore the lake and waterways in brand new professional Pelican kayaks ($10 per day, per kayak), or Sam can take you and your guests on an unforgettable powerboat tour of the chain o' lakes! (Add'l charge, weather dependent). The Chain is unique in that there are 30+ restaurants and bars (including McDonalds!) that offer boat access & parking for patrons. Max 4 guests, please contact us for add'l details.
Built as a vacation cottage for a Chicago family nearly 100 years ago, this cedar home features unique vaulted ceilings in both bedrooms and sliding pocket doors throughout.
Cottage wide central air conditioning & heat. Comfortable, year-round suitability.
Fast, fiber optic wireless internet covers entire property. Two large, flat screen TV's, 40+ cable channels including major sports and news networks, dedicated Netflix and two Blu Ray players.
Situated less than a half mile from the Ingleside Metra Station, train service to downtown Chicago is a breeze. Close to Six Flags Great America, Gurnee Mills, bike / running trails, forest preserves, movie theaters, bars and restaurants galore!
The master bedroom features a new queen bed, streaming HDTV + Blu Ray player, tons of cedar lined closet space, a sitting area with futon that pulls out to sleep an extra guest. Windows overlook the water.
The 2nd bedroom has two twin beds, closet space, and large dresser. Bedroom windows overlook water. Both bedrooms have all new linens, lots o' pillows, vaulted cedar plank ceilings and chandeliers! Home sleeps 5 total.
Kitchen is completely stocked, including a Keurig machine. Gas burning stove & large fridge. Bathroom has stand up shower only (no bathtub).
Outdoor space has a large fire pit, large deck, gas grill. Fish right from your private dock (fishing license required), Long Lake has some of the best fishing in Lake County!
Children welcome!! We have plenty of toys, games & books. Pack n Play available upon request. We hope you love your stay as much as we love this adorable cottage!
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Sam Wright
Sam is a former pilot and designer. Sheila is an elementary school teacher. We love all things that have history and a story to tell. Most of our life we have lived on the water or close to it. We love properties that make you feel like you are on vacation. This is our most important consideration when choosing a place to live or visit. We hope you'll fall in love with this Long Lake Cottage the same way we did.
Sam Wright purchased this Cottage in 2002
Why Sam Wright chose Ingleside
I used to pass by Long Lake on my morning and evening commute to work on the Metra train to Chicago. I fell in love with the look and feel of this lake and always wanted a home here. That dream came true and now we can't wait to share it with you!
What makes this Cottage unique
Ingleside and Long Lake are unique in that they feel miles away from everything, yet you're close to everything you need. There is no shortage of great places to eat, drink, or shop. The nearby Ingleside Metra train station makes getting to or from Chicago a breeze. Downtown Milwaukee is only an hour's drive away. The best of Illinois and Wisconsin await and when you're done exploring you have the perfect place to come home to!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great place! I used this cabin as temporary housing for a job relocation and it more than met my needs. Clean, good kitchen and bathroom, friendly hosts. They even left me an Easter basket of local treats. The canal that serves Long Lake and Chain of Lakes was perfect to wake up to out of my bedroom window every morning.
Just as advertised very nice
It was great Sam welcomed use when we got there and made us fill right at home. Great stay
Will stay here again for sure. Best experience that we ever had staying away from home.
It was great having you here... and Congrats to your Navy Graduate!!
The property was clean and worked well for our stay. The only issue we had was no regular TV for the NLCS and football games. We would stay there again.
Hi Randy -
Although we have plenty of streaming TV options we don't have local channels... something we are looking into being able to stream for 2018.
Thanks for staying with us and hope to see you again next year! Sam & Sheila
Great place to get away from the city traffic - easy access to highways if you need to get to city. Housekeeping lacked a little with a $100 housekeeping fee - did not expect all cobwebs and wet towels. Lots of activity from the marina across the way - early morning fishing tournament. Sam was a great host with lots of recommendations. My car battery was dead when I went to leave and the neighbors were great and very helpful to get me on the road home. Thanks!
Hi, and thank's for visiting! We had a 3 hour turnaround that day, so I'm guessing the towels came out of the dryer sooner than anticipated, our apologies! We spray and are constantly on cobweb patrol, but being 15 feet from the water inevitably its something you'll see more outside than other properties not on the water.
Great home everything you need is there and the hosts are very attentive would love to stay there next time we are in illinois
Thanks you very much for staying with us and hope to see you again soon!
Close to Six Flags Great America, Metra train service to downtown Chicago, the worlds best pizza (in our opinion) at Fanella's, downhill skiing and the largest tubing hill in North America at Wilmot Mountain. Long Lake has restricted access to the rest of the Chain O' Lakes, making it less busy, more intimate and less crowded than the rest of the chain. In our opinion, Long Lake is a superior water skiing/tubing lake at any time of day. The fishing in Long Lake is excellent as our Long Lake neighbors pay to have the lake stocked with fish each year. Fish right off your own 50 foot dock and pier! Long Lake has been featured on Babe Winkelman's show, and hosts several tournaments per year.