Lakefront Retreat - Charming and Spacious - 3 BR Cottage

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Last updated: 06/23/2016

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Once inside this charming lakeside cottage you’ll find it hard to believe the city of Chicago is less than 50 miles away. Nestled at the foot of a hill along a spring-fed non-motor lake is the Old Chicago Inn’s Lake County Cottage. This two story, three bedroom cottage can sleep up to eight people. It has a large, fully equipped kitchen with gas range and dishwasher, laundry facilities, spacious living areas with wood burning fireplace and satellite television, a master bedroom with custom picture window for incredible sunrise views of the lake, a large deck equipped with propane grill and four person hot tub, large yard with many trees and of course your own lake shore beach with outdoor fire pit and an assortment of inflatable floats, a four person paddle boat, and a canoe.

Ample parking is available in the cottage’s circular drive. Pets welcome with deposit. Easy access to the city via the Metra train system.
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 06/23/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Guests may smoke on deck but not indoors please....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We consider pets for an additional fee....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    satellite television...moreless

  • Television:

    there are two televisions - one in the living room and one in the master bedroom...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Views of the lake from the living room, deck and master bedroom....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    The property is located right on the Lakefront....moreless

  • Village:

    The village of Grayslake has lots to offer: Several restaurants, a brew pub, unique shops, a museum, a drive-in, ice cream shop and twice a week (in season, Wed & Sat) a farmers market festival....moreless

  • Water View:

    Views of the waterfront from the living room, deck and master bedroom....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    We have a small beach area and a dok on the water front....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    There are two dining areas - one table with four chairs in a dining space off of the kitchen, one high top table with four stools in the kitchen ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    central air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    standard clothes dryer...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    We have an indoor fireplace - we only permit duraflame logs in the house. We have an outdoor firepit for wood burning fires. Guest may purchase there own firewood and logs....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    stairmaster ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    central heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    We offer free wireless internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens are provided...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    ample parking in circular drive...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    we stock bath towels and also provides spa/outdoor towels ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    standard clothes washing machine...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen with Appliances and cabinet space...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Limited Supply of bottled water, paper towels etc...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas range...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $125
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • cleaning $150
  • Tax Rate 11.9%


Please call for special arrangements for long weekends or shorter stays.

Half of the amount due is required at time of booking. The remaining balance will be accepted the morning of the check in date including the $250 refundable damage and cleaning deposit.

We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express and payments through PayPal (Please ask the innkeeper about this option)

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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  • The Vine

    "Our go to for dining in Grayslake. Great wine lists and constitently good food and service."

  • Light the Lamp Brewery

    "Great for Blackhawks fans and beer lovers. take out growlers are availble. "

  • Somethings Brewing Coffee Shoppe

    "Wonderful coffee shop with healthy menu options like sliced apple as a side and Ezekiel brea..."

  • This Old Book

    "Great little bookshop. "

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34 Miles
Nearest Airport
O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Charlie's Pub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Renwood Golf Course
2 Miles
Nearest Train
Metra - Grayslake Station
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 120
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Vines
18 Miles
Nearest Ski
Wilmot Mountain Ski resort
16 Miles
Nearest Beach
Illinois Beach Nature Preserve

Car: Recommended

Volo Auto Museumand Antique Mall is a unique attraction not far from us. Other places popular with our guests include Great America Theme Park and Hurrican Harbor as well as Gurnee Mills Outlet Mall and the McHenry Drive-In Theater.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: I've been in the hospitality business in Chicago for about 20 years. My husband and I run a pub style bar and restaurant that is best known as a great place for karaoke. We also operate a 10 room B&B near Wrigley field in Chicago. Our cottage in Grayslake, Illinois is a retreat we enjoy when we want a quick getaway from the city without having to travel too far. We love to travel and like comfortable but simple settings, places that feel like home and we want you to feel the same. We love history and have lots of cool antiques at our B&B which also is home to Room 13, a prohibition style speakeasy. We like classic cocktails, jazz, art and baseball too! We love Chicago and Lake County and are happy to give you insider tips and recommendations, especially for unique, independent places.

Why the Owner Chose Grayslake, IL, USA:
The reason we picked this property is because it is so quick and easy to get to from Chicago and althought it is still in the Greater Chicago area, when you are inside looking out at the lake you feel like you are "up north." We also love the village itself; Grayslake has friendly people, unique businesses a farmer's market (twice a week in season) and a sense of history. And there are several parks and nature preserves to explore nearby.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The views from the deck are great. Sunrise here is special - especially front the master bedroom upstairs. Birds abound here to - we have even seen migrating swans in the spring and fall here. The decor is ecletic and we hope you 'll enjoy some of our unique finds.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 06/23/2016

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  • House Exterior and Dock View

    House Exterior and Dock View

  • Sitting Room

    Sitting Room

  • Kitchen


  • View of the deck hot tub and grill

    View of the deck hot tub and grill

  • Lake Front property with water toys

    Lake Front property with water toys

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Back deck over looking the lake front

    Back deck over looking the lake front

VRBO #465268

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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