About the property
- House3325 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
5 bed 4 bath with Million $ view and great location on the Lake for the kids
Lake house with 60 feet Sandy Lakefront. Huge wrap around deck for entertaining. Finished walk out basement with walk up wet bar. 2 Full Size Refrigerators. Magician lake is an All Sports Lake. Great for swimming, boating and fishing. The house is on the East side of Lake which is in high demand due to shallow all sand bottom and beautiful sunsets. Pontoon is available to rent. Please call for details. Perfect for families with children. Home was updated recently. 5 bed 4 bath. Sleeps up to 21. PLEASE CHECK CALENDAR FOR AVAILABILITY. If your dates are already reserved please call me at the number below because I have a second home on same Lake that may be available. We don't allow prom or bachelor parties. You can dial,
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Bill OBoyle
I purchased this property to enjoy great memories with my family and friends! I live on the south side of Chicago and have been coming up to Sister Lakes my entire life. It was always a dream of mine to own property on one of the many sister lakes. I finally was able to make it happen after many years. I'm a Firefighter/EMT in the south suburbs of Chicago. I love staying in Sister Lakes and hope you will enjoy Magician Lake as much as I do!
Bill OBoyle purchased this House in 2011
Why Bill OBoyle chose Silver Creek
After countless hours of searching for the most perfect place, we found this beautiful house sitting on the best side of Magician Lake. We wanted to be on Magician Lake because it is the largest of the Sister Lakes, Spring Fed and a very clean lake. It is 528 acres. The water is crystal clear and has great fishing! It is also an all sports lake, so you can boat, tube, ski, wakeboard, ect. Right out front the water is 1-3 feet deep with a sandy bottom, with no seaweed! It is the perfect place for multiple families to get together and enjoy a wonderful vacation!! Great for small children to swim and play
What makes this House unique
I can accommodate up to 20 guests. Parking for 10 cars. Master bedroom has a King size bed, bedroom 2 an 3 have a queen size bed, bedroom 4 has 2 bunk beds with full size mattress on the bottom and twin on top also bedroom 4 has a twin bed. Bedroom 5 has 2 twin beds. Dining table can accommodate 8 also in the kitchen the island can fit another 5 people to eat if needed. 2 full size refrigerators in the home 1 in kitchen and 1 in walk out basement by the wet bar. I provide the propane for the weber grill. Also I supply all the wood for the fire pit which is lakeside. Home has been recently updated with new carpet, new paint, new vinyl siding, new water well with filter, stainless steel appliances. Patio furniture and picnic table on upper and lower deck. The biggest benefit for families with kids is that our side of the Lake is very shallow so it's great for the kids to play in the water.
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Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great house, bad experience. :(
I really wanted to leave a five-star review, but just couldn't.
The house is perfect for large groups and is surrounded by great neighbors and a beautiful lake. Communication with the owner (Bill) prior to arriving was good. We had 15 people on Friday night (4/20) and 17 on Saturday (4/21). We headed out for dinner at a place the owner suggested, The Strand. Great food with slightly slow service. We headed back to the house and had a wonderful night of drinks, games and music. Fun, successful first night!
The problem started on Saturday around 10:00 am. The toilet in the basement was clogged. After trying to plunge it, I heard water behind me and noticed sewage coming up from the shower and spilling out to the floor. I immediately closed the shower door and called Bill (10:02 am). After speaking with him we discovered that the ejector pump was overflowing and going through the wall to the back bedroom and into the hallway. We pulled the bed away from the wall, and cleared all personal items from the back room. Only four people had showered, but we stopped all use of any water. I texted pictures. Bill called his plumber, and we were told her the plumber would be there later in the afternoon, and that Bill would be at the house in 90 minutes. It was 11:18 am. We sent most of our guests off to explore the surrounding area since we couldn't use any of the bathrooms. At 1:46 pm I texted Bill to see where he was. He said he would be there in 10 minutes. Bill showed up just after 2:00 pm to check it out. He said the plumber would probably arrive around 3:30 pm. At 3:37 pm, after many trips to the gas station 10 minutes away, I texted Bill to see if we could begin showering/using the toilets. No response. The plumber finally showed up around 5:00 pm and was there for two hours. He said that plumbing was clogged from feminine products. Thankfully, no women in our group was using those products at the time, so I don't know when the clog actually happened.
I didn't hear from Bill again until Wednesday (4/25) - 4 days later! He thanked me for the update I sent him on Sunday via email (12:12 pm) and said my deposit would be mailed on 4/26. He actually didn't mail it until the following Monday (4/30).
We lost 9 hours in one day from waiting, and access to 1 bedroom/1 bathroom. On top of that we missed an event for the group we planned on Saturday. We requested a partial refund for our time and troubles. Bill chose not to refund anything. Renter beware.
It's always unfortunate when a plumbing issue happens or any other issue for that matter. When I received the call from Angela, I was currently in the Chicagoland area. It took me 3 hours to get to the home to see what was going on and in the interim I did contact my plumber who was currently on other calls but said I'll bump this call up to a priority. The plumber did show up and found there were female products that clogged the plumbing system. The issue here is all Plumbing worked prior to this party arriving at the home. Even though the Angela stated that females did not have any issues that weekend, I took them at their word however as most of us know sometimes people don't always tell the truth when problems or expenses arise. It's unfortunate we received a 2-star review when all other reviews have been 5 Star reviews. Things do happen and we addressed it the same day and I drove 3 hours to assist this party. Angela never asked for any type of partial refund. We had a very good realtionship over the phone so I'm very surprised she is being dishonest about a partial refund comment. In this case do I offer a partial refund? I considered it however the plumbing was working just fine before the party arrived. I did give them their security deposit back in full.
Most owners would have had the renter pay for the plumbing issue that was caused during their stay. Again all Plumbing including toilets and showers worked fine during the week prior. I apologized that this situation happened however theirs a very good chance it was caused by somebody in their party. I do have signs in each bathroom that states no products accept toilet paper to be placed in toilet. I take great pride in making sure that everything in the home is working properly and when a problem happens we address it immediately which we did in this case. I have over 70% of families come back to stay at my home again.
Celebrating new year
We really enjoyed our stay.
The house was clean and kept, very spacious. Located on a beautiful lake. Perfect place for summer fun with your family and friends!
I'm glad you and your family had a great time. I'll see you next year. Thank you!!!
Great home, had a great time. Home was exactly what was described to us. Magician Lake is the lake to be on in Sister Lakes. Thanks Bill
Awesome rental home!!!
Bill's house on Magician Lake was absolutely amazing. We had 18 people fit comfortably in the house. There is tons of space, the kitchen bar is awesome, and the huge upstairs and downstairs decks were perfect for gatherings. We were able to fit 10 cars comfortably. I was worried the house wouldn't fit everyone in my group, but it exceeded my expectations.
Bill was also super accommodating and even came by on his pontoon boat and gave us a ride around the lake. We had everything we needed in terms of utensils and house accessories. Super comfy beds and plenty of space for air mattresses as well. I will definitely be staying at this rental again!
Thanks Mollie for the kind words. I'm glad you and your friends had a great time.
Such a Beautiful place
This stay was Amazing! Best getaway to date! Everythijg was so clean when we arrived and the house smelled great! Beautiful lake, Beautiful people, Beautiful air, Beautiful vibes man...
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
2017 Rental for September and October maximum people to sleep is 13. Please call to discuss. Seven,,,zeeroo,, eight,,,eightt,,fourr, suxx, nin,,zeeeroo,,nin...zerroo.