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Waterfront Property on 3 Acres - Bar-B-Q Pits, Horseshoe Pits, Private Pier!

(14 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/11/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

140' of Waterfront - 3 acres of tree covered land - 4 bd/2 bath house - sleeps 8

Our BBQ Ranch was built for the enjoyment of BBQ Enthusiasts and backyard grillers alike! We've built a full commercial-grade kitchen - indoors and out - for your BBQ adventures. Smoke a brisket low n slow for 16 hours, grill some fresh-caught fish right out of the river - Custom patio & BBQ Pit Designed by Pitmaster, and owner of award-winning BBQ Restaurant Rub's Backcountry Smokehouse. Situated on the Rock river, this property gives outdoor enthusiasts plenty to do while their BBQ is cooking. Huge property with 140' of water frontage. Custom Horseshoe shaped dock with Pontoon boat rental available (extra). Entire Backyard wired with speakers - just plug in your iPhone/Android or use our supplied pandora device to enjoy a soundtrack to your country getaway. Horseshoe pits, a custom-built playset for the kids, badminton/volleyball, a nap in the hammock - we have it all! 2 hours from Chicago!

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/11/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom


  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Iphone w/pandora included...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Whole house & yard is wired with speakers ...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


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


  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Resort:

    BBQ Smokers, Cooking equipment, fire pits, everything you need for your BBQ Getaway....moreless

  • Water View:

    Water views from the whole house...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Situated right on the Rock River - 140' of waterfront w/fishing pier and boat dock...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear


Write a review 4.6
from 14 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 2 - Apr 30, 2017
1 night min stay
May 1 - Nov 1, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/11/2017
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300 Metres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Golf
Beloit Country Club
300 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Alpine Valley

Car: Necessary

Rock Country is full of rural northern Midwest charm - only 2 hours from Chicago!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: I'm the Pitmaster/Chef/Owner of Rub's Backcountry Smokehouse - a true southern smokehouse in Chicago. We built this property to allow folks from Chicago to enjoy cooking BBQ while getting some fresh air/relaxation out in the country, while staying within a reasonable driving distance from the city (2 hours). Rub's Rock River BBQ Ranch is a BBQ Cooking destination, situated on the Rock River.

Why the Owner Chose Beloit, WI, USA:
This property provides outdoor cooking enthusiasts all of the necessary equipment to make a great BBQ experience! BBQ Smokers, Grills, Ovens, fire pits, cast iron, and all of the tools you'll need. While the meat is cooking - enjoy the river! We have a custom horseshoe dock with a waterfront patio to enjoy the country river setting.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This house is built for outdoor cooking enthusiasts. What better time to craft a beautiful meal from scratch, one that may have taken hours to create, then when you're on vacation? Only problem with that: most vacation rentals are more about the region & the house/bedrooms, and less about on-site cooking amenities. This house sleeps 8, and has been totally remodeled with reclaimed materials, wide-plank hardwood floors, leather sofas, stainless appliances, butcher block counters, and more - but the real amenities in this experience are outdoors. 4 outdoor smokers, wood-fired grills, a pizza oven, 2 fire pits, commercial-grade stainless steel prep tables, and all the utensils/equipment/smoking woods, etc. that you need to craft your dream BBQ meal for your guests.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/11/2017

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  • Bedroom overlooking the river w/sitting chair

    Bedroom overlooking the river w/sitting chair

  • High-end beds & bedding

    High-end beds & bedding

  • Leather sofas - new hardwood floors

    Leather sofas - new hardwood floors

  • private pier

    private pier

  • 55' LCD Smart TV with Apple TV, High speed internet (wifi) and range extender.

    55' LCD Smart TV with Apple TV, High speed internet (wifi) and range extender.

  • 1 of 3 sets of bunk beds - great for groups/kids

    1 of 3 sets of bunk beds - great for groups/kids

  • indoor dining area - table for 10

    indoor dining area - table for 10

  • custom farmhouse sink in rustic reclaimed wood countertops

    custom farmhouse sink in rustic reclaimed wood countertops

VRBO #619258

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017

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