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Lake Shelbyville Area Vacation Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Corner lot home your group can relax in together close to Lake Shelbyville

Love spending time at the lake? Would your group like to stay together in a unique 2 story cottage style home with lots of character that is close to both Lake Shelbyville and town amenities as well? Located within walking distance to several downtown shops and only 1 mile to public boat ramps and beaches.

Two story cottage style home built in 1870, great updated, fully furnished kitchen and dining room, comfy living area space around the flat screen wifi TV (no cable). Large utility room with washer/dryer, utility sink, and it has doggie door access to a fenced in back yard. Housebroken dogs and responsible owners are welcome! Dogs must be approved in advance and a pet fee and refundable damage deposit will be required.

Almost all furniture and the flat screen TV are new, a new curved corner shower has been added to the bathroom off the master bedroom. This house has convenience and style!

Upstairs are 2 bedrooms and a closet with games at the top of the stairs. The master bedroom is downstairs and has an access door to the backyard deck that looks out over the fenced in back yard, where you can sit in the rocking chairs and sip coffee in the morning. There is a queen sleeper sofa in the living room as well.

Off street parking for vehicles or a boat is available, just pull in the driveway on the right side of the house and park in front of the carriage house, please do not block the alley. Parking on the Walnut Street side of the house is also an option.

A charcoal grill, fire pit, and picnic table are at the house. Firewood is available for purchase at any gas station in town. Some charcoal and grilling supplies are in the laundry room area.

This house is at the corner of N 2nd Street and W Walnut Street. Google maps street view is not giving correct images, they are showing the other end of the block. Working on getting this updated with Google (wish me luck), but I can email you better outside pics on request.

More Details

Property Manager
Jean Carter
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Jean Carter

My husband Steve and I met when I moved to Findlay, IL in high school, and we still have family in the area. We have found that many people prefer small town based vacations, and the fun of discovering new places and meeting new people. We rent one house in Findlay and now rent a second house in Shelbyville IL.

Jean Carter purchased this house in 2015

Why Jean Carter chose Illinois

This house was built in 1870, has been updated and well cared for, and my husband has built several very unique lamps and other furniture pieces that make this home much more enjoyable for a group than separate rooms at a motel.

A firepit is stored in the back yard (can be moved to the side yard if you prefer), wood is available at most any gas station/convenience store in town. We have 4 camping style bag chairs available for use. A picnic table is stored in the garage.

What makes this house unique

For boaters - close to Shelbyville 9th Street boat ramp.

For meat lovers - Wade's Meat Market is only 5 blocks away and has an awesome selection of meats for you grill-masters!

Within walking distance are several downtown Shelbyville shops, and even a Roxy Theater for entertainment on a rainy day.


Shelbyville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full Bath off Living room - toilet , tub , shower
    Bath off Master Bedroom - toilet , shower , New flooring and new corner shower in here.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Upstairs room with one twin and one double bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs bedroom with 1 queen bed.
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , On first floor off of living room, has door to a back deck
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Do you enjoy the boating and fishing, but not wanting to camp at the end of the day. You can have the best of both by staying at our conveniently located house.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Lake Shelbyville Area Vacation Home
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Decorations were perfect and we really felt like we were home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at "The Lake House!" Perfect girls weekend! The 7 of us could not have had a more wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad your group had a great time and the ice storm fizzled out!
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Perfect weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We planned a girls weekend getaway and this was the perfect place. Close to wineries, downtown shops and cafes. Would highly recommend visiting the Arpeggio Winery. Plan ahead and bring your own munchies as they do not serve lunch. Enjoyed the Roxy one screen theater - $4.00 new releases!! Fun and friendly small town feel. House was super clean, roomy and comfortable! Great place to hang out and relax. Would be a great home base for summer vacations on the lake. We'll definitely consider a return visit! Thanks Jean and Steve for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Great house with plenty of space and comfortable furniture.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Jean and Steven's home. At The Lake was the perfect home for our family. They allowed us to bring our dog, the home was well maintained and updated, the beds were comfortable and there was plenty of space. The kitchen is well stocked with pans and utensils for cooking meals. We were on town for a wedding and had the best accommodations!

We highly recommend staying here when coming the Shelbyville.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was great. Jean is great to do business with. will definitely. stay there again..

  • 5 of 5

Me and three friends went there for three days of fishimg. We wanted a place with plenty of room. This house has it. It is very nicely decorated. I had the master bedroom and loved the deck. My friends said I made a great choice when they saw it.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic small town, big vacation place

  • 5 of 5

Having grown up in Illinois we were quite surprised at the Shelbyville Lake area! What a great small town and vacation area! First, the "At the Lake" VRBO house we rented was great and the owners are very accommodating! My son, wife and baby planned a last minute trip to join us and that was absolutely no problem. With 2 bedrooms upstairs and one downstairs along with 2 bathrooms, we had lots of room. Cute place with lots of unique lamps for soft light, but also ceiling fans and lights to brighten the rooms. Updated beautiful decor, super counter height dining room easily seats nine, and new kitchen with all the amenities met our every need! The Master Bath shower was great, tons of storage for more people or a longer stay, Weber grill, comfortable back porch and enclosed back yard, plenty of parking on and off street, WIFI, and flat screen TV. I can't remember a vacation where we had in home laundry! We hiked trails, grilled out with Wade's Quality meats and sides, went to 3 wineries, took in 2 Fighting ILLINI games in Champaign/Urbana, rented a pontoon twice from the Findlay Marina so we could tour and swim, found fun eateries and bars to rival Wisconsin! We enjoyed chatting with a lot of very nice and helpful people. We found 100s of migrating American White Pelicans, toured various coves, and made our way from end to end of the lake both on land and via boat! I have to go back! I think September just became my vacation month! Thanks for a great time!!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gosh, thanks for a detailed review, we really want everyone to have a relaxing and enjoyable time, glad you did!
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  • 5 of 5

This property was very unique tha light fixtures very cool. Property was prepared for our arrival and owners work with us in every way. The house was tastefully decorated and very clean. Had all the supplies you will need for your trip. Thanks for letting us lease your property.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

The best overview of what the town and area around Lake Shelbyville have to offer is at, it's a great resource!


Rates & Availability

Shelbyville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season 2017
Apr 2 2017 - Sep 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 Memorial Day
May 28 2017 - May 28 2017
1 night minimum stay
Flat fee
2017 July 2nd
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 2 2017
1 night minimum stay
Flat fee
2017 July 3rd
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 3 2017
1 night minimum stay
Flat fee
2017 July 4th
Jul 4 2017 - Jul 4 2017
1 night minimum stay
Flat fee
2017 Labor Day
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 3 2017
1 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 8.7%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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