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Fully Equipped Oak Log Home on Secluded Peninsula on 1250 Acre Lake!

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  • Minimum stay:4-6 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Make this cozy lakefront oak log cabin your very own getaway.

This lake front cabin sits on a secluded 5 acre peninsula, located on Lake Glen Shoals, in Hillsboro, Illinois. Built in 1999, it is made of 8 inch oak logs. It has one bedroom with a queen bed, a sleeping loft with 3 twin beds and an improved walkout basement with an entertainment center and a queen sleeper sofa. There are two full bathrooms and a clothes washer and dryer in the basement. Heat, Central AC & City water. Fully Functioning Kitchen including an electric range w/oven (Although compact, owner Tom Burkart managed to cook a Thanksgiving dinner for 20), refrigerator/freezer with automatic ice maker, microwave, dishes, silverware, pots, pans, cookware, coffeemaker; cappuccino maker & bagel Toaster. (If you bring or buy something to cook, the kitchen should accommodate.)
We have rescue pets of our own, but experience requires that we no longer allow guests to bring pets.
We provide bed linens for the queen and twin beds.
We have four sets of towels, hand towels, and washcloths (2 sets in each bath). We also have other older towels for swimming or other use.
We have a home theater, with full surround sound, DVD player, and a Blueray player. There is DirecTV on the main and lower level. Board games, cards, etc. There are 2 fire pits, one located off the back patio of the cabin and one on the peninsula overlooking the lake. There is an assorted library of books containing John Grisham novels among others.
The lake is 1,250 acres and accommodates all water sports. There are two large designated no-wake areas for sailing and canoeing. There is a boat dock with swimmers ladder, and a large playing field for outdoor sports.
The cabin is less than 45 minutes from the state capital of Springfield, where you can visit the Abraham Lincoln presidential library and museum (plan on a full day). It is about 90 minutes from St. Louis, Missouri which features a free zoo, free history museum, free science center, and a free art museum that has been compared to the Louvre in France. 7 miles to the west is historic US Route 66.

Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/13/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    There must be at least one guest over the age of 21 who will accompany all guests throughout stay....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Queen bed, closet & two night stands with lamps for reading...moreless

  • Entertainment Center: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    We have a queen sleeper sofa in the entertainment center...moreless

  • Sleeping Loft: 3 twin/ single

    The sleeping loft is open to the below living area....moreless

  • There is one private bedroom with a queen bed, a sleeping loft with three twin beds, and a queen sleeper sofa in the finished walkout basement entertainment center....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Located on the main floor just off the one private bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Located in the walkout basement entertainment area....moreless

  • There are two full baths with tub and shower.

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We have lined the loft with bookshelves which contain both hard and soft cover books we have enjoyed. There are some children's books as well as Clancy, Grisham & WEB Griffin type books....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    In the entertainment center only...moreless

  • Games:

    We have many board games you are welcome to enjoy....moreless

  • Pool Table:

    There is a small 7' pool table with regulation size balls in the walkout basement....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV, but no HBO, Cinemax or other premium channels. We do get Foxsports Midwest and all local St. Louis channels....moreless

  • Stereo:

    We get all of the music channels Directv has to offer which when played through the surround sound system, really rocks....moreless

  • Television:

    New HDTV's in the walkout basement, the main living room and the private bedroom. The one in the bedroom receives the same feed as the one in the main living room....moreless

  • Toys:

    Frizbees, volleyball, badmitten, football, bocce ball and a giant tether ball that usually needs to be blown up. There a few fishing rods as well, but we cannot guarantee their condition....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Very limited. You should bring what you want to watch....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    There is a swimming beach to the north of the boat/swimming dock. Our 10 year old loves to do cannon balls off the dock....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    The property is surrounded by water on three sides...moreless

  • Rural:

    Very secluded, but not far from town....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    There is an oak dining table with chairs and two expansion leafs for extra guests....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air keeps the cabin comfortable even during the hottest summer months....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Front loading high capacity electric dryer....moreless

  • Heating:

    Forced Air Heat augmented by a wall heater in the walk-out basement....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    We provide fresh linens for each of the beds which can be washed in the washer-dryer if need be during an extended stay....moreless

  • Living Room:

    There is the main living area on the main floor with a love seat and chase lounge and wagon wheel light fixture There is also an entertainment center in the walkout basement with a queen sofabed....moreless

  • Telephone:

    No wired phone. Must use cell phones...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    We provide plush Supia and Egyptian Cotton Towels. 2 fresh sets of a bath towel, hand towel and wash cloth are provided in each of the two bathrooms. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Top loading large capacity washing machine...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Both automatic drip coffee maker and an espresso machine....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Lodge Themed dishes and utensils....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Open floor plan...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    WE have a 5-6 foot wide covered front porch that overlooks the woods behind the cabin. You can see the lake from this balcony. Great for morning coffee or evening cocktails....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a small 5 foot concrete patio off the walkout basement underneath the front porch balcony. There is also an 8 x 12 concrete patio at the beach which anchors the boat dock....moreless

  • Golf:

    There is a 9 hole municipal course in nearby Raymond, Illinois. We do not play, so cannot comment on it....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    We recently purchased 4 single person kayaks we offer for rent at $125 per kayak per week or any part of a week that you are staying. They are perfect for the massive no-wake Irving cove....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    We have a large field on the property that has been used for softball and kickball tournaments. You have to lay out your own field....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We have a Charbroil charcoal grill with a chimney starter....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    You'll have to bring your own boat, but we have blow-up rafts, floating lounge chairs and boogie boards as well as few noodles. If it's not locked its yours to use at your own risk....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Pre-season
Mar 1 - May 25, 2017
4 night min stay
$125 $155
Fri, Sat
$800 $3,000
Memorial Day
May 26 - May 30, 2017
5 night min stay

$960
flat fee
Peak Season 2017
May 31 - Oct 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$155 $180
Fri, Sat
$1,000 $3,500
4th of July 2017
Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2017
6 night min stay

$960
flat fee
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 - Sep 5, 2017
5 night min stay

$960
flat fee
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$145 $175
Fri, Sat
$900 $3,500

Changeover Day: Saturday

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 5.64%

Notes:

Reservations can be booked for an entire week to include the special event rates of the holiday weekends. We will add whatever extra days guests request at the regular daily rate for prime season.

Cancellation policy:

a 50% refund of the total cost if they cancel at least four weeks before the start of the trip; or

a 25% refund of the total cost if they cancel up to two weeks before the start of the trip.

If the guest cancels, the deposit cannot be refunded.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 04/13/2017
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Location

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90 Miles
Nearest Airport
St. Louis, Missouri
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 55
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
On site

Car: Necessary

This lake front cabin sits on a secluded 5 acre peninsula, located on Lake Glen Shoals, in Hillsboro, Illinois. Built in 1999, it is made of 8 inch oak logs. It has one bedroom with a queen bed, a sleeping loft with 3 twin beds and an improved walkout basement with an entertainment center and a queen sleeper sofa. There are two full bathrooms and a clothes washer and dryer in the basement. Heat, Central AC & City water. Fully Functioning Kitchen including an electric range w/oven (Although compact, owner Tom Burkart managed to cook a Thanksgiving dinner for 20), refrigerator/freezer with automatic ice maker, microwave, dishes, silverware, pots, pans, cookware, coffeemaker; cappuccino maker & bagel Toaster. (If you bring or buy something to cook, the kitchen should accommodate.)

We have rescue pets of our own, but we do not allow pets due to past experience.

We provide bed linens for the queen and twin beds.

We have four sets of towels, hand towels, and washcloths (2 sets in each bath). We also have other older towels for swimming or other use.

We have a home theater, with full surround sound, a DVD player, and a Blueray player. There is DirecTV on the main and lower level. Board games, cards, etc. There are 2 fire pits, one located off the back patio of the cabin and one on the peninsula overlooking the lake. There is an assorted library of books containing John Grisham and W.E.B. Griffin novels among others.

The lake is 1,250 acres and accommodates all water sports. There are two large designated no-wake areas for sailing, canoeing and kayaking. We offer 4 kayaks for rent at $125 per kayak per week. There is a boat dock with swimmers ladder, and a large playing field for outdoor sports.

The cabin is less than 45 minutes from the state capital of Springfield, where you can visit the Abraham Lincoln presidential library and museum (plan on a full day). It is about 90 minutes from St. Louis, Missouri which features a free zoo, free history museum, free science center, and a free art museum that has been compared to the Louvre in France. 7 miles to the west is historic US Route 66.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: We have always loved log cabins ever since vacationing in Door County Wisconsin. Finding Gastineau Log Homes and Jeff Fore of Sangamon Valley Log Homes to build this oak log home has been a blessing ever since.

Why the Owner Chose Hillsboro, IL, USA:
This is the largest tract on the lake and is located on the main peninsula, two sides of which are the main full recreation part, and the south side of which is the no-wake Irving cove. The property is conveniently located half way between the Illinois capital of Springfield with all the Lincoln sites and the state fair, and St. Louis, Missouri with its zoo, art museum, science center, and history museum, all of which have free admission. Neither major city is too far for a day trip.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The private bedroom and separate sleeping loft for the kids made this design our favorite. Having the luxury of placing it on a walkout facing the lake, made the choice to finish the basement with an entertainment center a no-brainer. Having a washer and dryer in the cabin is an extra bonus for longer stays. We are always seeing all sorts of wildlife. Deer and wild turkey are plentiful, and in the winter there is at least one couple of bald eagles that make the lake their home. The nearby Bremer Audubon Sanctuary has miles of hiking trails.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/13/2017

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  • Cabin with Fall colors

    Cabin with Fall colors

  • Kayaking is great anytime, but especially during the  Fall colors!

    Kayaking is great anytime, but especially during the Fall colors!

VRBO #695874

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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