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Charming Lakehouse on Lake Shangrila By Wilmot Ski & Tubing Mountain

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,750 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 12

Fully equipped home on beautiful Lake Shangrila just 1 hour from Chicago and approximately 45 minutes from O'Hare airport. Swim from your own dock. The lake is great for fishing, sailing, kayaking, water skiing etc. Comfortable, fully furnished home with cable and WiFi internet. Ideal for a family or small group. Sleeps up to 12 in beds but there is a $35 per person per night additional charge for parties greater than 8 in total. Enjoy the patio, play yard games and table tennis. Grill out while enjoying the lake view. Winter fun at Wilmot ski and tube resort.


Owner
Will Scott
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Will Scott

I work hard and I play hard and Lake Shangri-La has been the perfect place to play and relax.

Will Scott purchased this house in 2002

Why Will Scott chose Lake Shangrila

Having a lake house retreat just 1 hour from my home has been wonderful for my family over these last 15 years

What makes this house unique

15 miles from attractions and amenities such as Gurnee Mall, Six Flags Great America and Keylime Cove. Lipizzan Horse shows and Twin Lakes Waterski shows are featured twice per week nearby. In addition the Bristol Renaissance Fair occurs every weekend from Memorial Day through Labor Day just 10 minutes away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved our stay on Lake Shangrila - perfect spot for our group of 8
Apr 2016
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Amenities

Lake Shangrila House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Additional $35 per night per person for parties greater than 8. Includes 2 person kayak and small fishing boat. Pontoon boat available upon request to qualified renters for $1200 per week plus additional security deposit. 15 miles from attractions and amenities such as Gurnee Mall, Six Flags Great America and Keylime Cove. Lipizzan Horse shows and Twin Lakes Waterski shows are featured twice per week nearby. In addition the Bristol Renaissance Fair occurs every weekend from Memorial Day through Labor Day just 10 minutes away.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
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Charming Lakehouse on Lake Shangrila By Wilmot Ski & Tubing Mountain
average rating of 4.388889 based on 19 reviews
5

Fantastic Lake house an hour from the city

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time visiting Will's lakehouse and it was again a fantastic trip! They have so many activities and fun things to do and having the boat there is a huge plus! There was such a nice welcome gift when we first got there, it really made our trip. We are definitely looking forward to going back.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It’s always a pleasure to have Michael, a super pleasant and respectful guest that appreciates the property and makes the most of the lake and all the homes amenities. Come back next year Michael!
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STAY AWAY!

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STAY AWAY!! The owner is as uncooperative and unethical as they come.

Once we were told that the owner Will intended to keep our entire security deposit ($$$$$) for a completely accidental car oil leak on their (EXTREMELY STEEP) driveway, we requested he provide us with documentation for the attempted cleaning. He ultimately refused to provide us ANY detail: he would not tell us how he attempted to clean it (which makes me wonder how hard he tried to clean it, if at all) or how much it cost him (which makes me think he spent very little money on an oil cleaner from Home Depot). He refused saying only that the oil stain would not come out and that he was keeping the security deposit for the “inconvenience.” I even went so far as to try to schedule a professional cleaning company to come out to his property to try to get the stain out as long as he paid for the service out of the security deposit. He just went radio silent.

The real kicker though is that we purchased the VRBO insurance which would reimburse us for the full amount if he were to provide them with an invoice. The insurance company has reached out to him asking for an invoice but he refuses to do so (likely because he did not spend any significant money actually trying to remove the stain and has no justification for keeping the large security deposit). Two months later we are still trying to work with the insurance company but until Will agrees to cooperate, we continue to be out the full security deposit. He can keep the deposit, just provide the insurance company with an invoice!

This whole interaction has completely soured the experience we had at his lakehouse which has also seen better days:

- The pontoon boat clearly had not been cleaned before our use with SUBSTANTIAL green algea growing on the deck which we had to clean ourselves. It also had less than a 1/4 of gas in it which prevented us from using it as much as we’d like

- The poor kiddos got bitten up by bugs from sleeping in the "kids room"

-The outside grill was filthy; it had not been cleaned for a long time

- The pier had some loose/rotting boards

- whole sections of the yard were overgrown with weeds

-and there were also other misc issues (e.g.; the fridge had door shelves that kept falling off; unknown to us almost all of the clean bath towels were in the dryer which we only discovered when we were leaving, etc.)

We've rented many lakehouses and have NEVER encountered an owner like this. Not worth the hassle

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing house, host and location!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at the Lake Shangrila property of Will! From the beginning, Will was very helpful, responsive and accommodating to make our stay very comfortable at the lake house.

The property is located in a perfect location, right next to the lake. It was the perfect place for us to unwind after our first year of MBA and exams.

We had very clean house, fresh sheets and towels along with other nice Easter eggs waiting for us as we reached the property. The Pontoon boat and staying in the lake is the icing on the cake.

We'll surely revisit the property and we highly recommend Will and the property!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great stay on Lake ShangriLa.

  • 4 of 5

Thanks Will, for the great environment for us to have a terrific family vacation on Lake ShangriLa. Lots of room for 10, and extra amenities such as the ping pong table, kayak, patio, and lakeside fire pit. Swam and caught near-trophy fish right off your dock. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 (+ dogs) had a great week long vacation at this home in July 2018. The lake was amazing with warm swimming water and we loved the steps into the water from the backyard. We rented the pontoon and was on it twice a day. The house had everything we needed and love the Sonos player and smart TV for the nights that mosquitos got too aggressive outside. The owner, Will, was so great to answer our questions before and during our trip. We felt very welcomed by Will, the neighbors, and everyone on the lake. We look forward to return next summer!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property for relaxing

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this property for my mother-in-law 70th birthday. The rooms were spacious enough for all of us to sleep comfortably. The owner even had a nice welcome basket for us which I thought was a nice touch. We also rented out his pontoon boat for the day which was an added bonus. I would stay at this property again.

Jenni

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Chicago O'Hare
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Thirsty Horse
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Goodfellas, Antioch
Nearest Beach
Several on the lake
Car: necessary

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $180
Pet Fee $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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