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Beautiful Lakefront Home on Lake Elizabeth: 10% of net profit donated to charity

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful 4 Bedroom, 2 Full Bath Lakefront Home w/ Additional Guest House

Gather your family to make memories on this expansive property with 2 dwellings included that sleeps 8 in beds in the main house and another 8 in the detached guest house on 1 pullout/3 futons. The main house has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and boasts a large living room and 2 dining areas with seating for 12. It also includes 55" flat screen TV with Cable, DVD, Apple TV w/ Music Library, Wi-Fi, Surround Sound. Full size washer/dryer. New appliances, and plenty of counter space for cooking (utensils, plates, glasses included). New AC, furnace, hot water heater & wood burning fireplace w/ gas starter makes it a perfect year round rental.

The detached 2-floor guest house which sleeps 8 comfortably includes a breakfast nook, microwave, mini-refrigerator, sleeping area with pull out sofa for 2, full bath and separate loft entrance with additional sleeping for 6 on 3 futons along with flat screen and Wi and Playstation game systems.

50' of private lake frontage with swim area and pier, flat to water. Plenty of parking with 3 parking areas for 8 trailers/cars. Beautiful lake access, 100' pier, views, and sunsets.

Relax in the hammock, fish off the private pier, or swim right there at your own private swimming area ranging from 2' to 7' deep for small children. Bring your boat for tubing and water skiing. Boat launch, canoe, paddleboat, and kayak rentals at the Sand Bar 2 doors down. Large, level lawn leading to the water. Fire pit for campfires.

Only a 5 minute drive to downtown Twin Lakes or Richmond. Go see the water ski show in town on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Visit Lake Geneva, with spas, golf, and fine dining, only 15 minutes away. Six Flags Great America is 30 minutes away, as are the Outlet Malls at Gurnee Mills. Antiques in Richmond and Burlington nearby. Also nearby, Twin Lakes Country Club and Wilmot Raceway. In winter, ice-skate and play hockey, or relax by the fireplace with board games and books. Everything you need is there! Snowmobile on trails or drive 15 minutes to Wilmot Mountain or Grand Geneva for skiing, snow-boarding, or tubing.

This home is perfect for time together, any season of the year. Prom parties/bachelor parties not permitted.

As mentioned in the headline, we have decided to donate 10% of the net profit from our rentals to 2 wonderful organizations: Mercy Home for Boys & Girls (mercyhome.org) which serves underprivileged youth and Timothy's Ministry (timothysministry.org) which serves underhoused or homeless individuals; both in the Chicago area.

More Details

Owner
Melody Steffen
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Melody Steffen

We (Melody and Todd) live in Chicago and have enjoyed a couple years at this lakefront location already hosting large groups of family/friends year round. We have four kids. We decided to open it as a rental property in 2017 as we don't fully utilize the beautiful space throughout the year, but we maintain it and treat it as our home. We welcome you to come stay at our lakefront home and start a tradition of relaxing, reconnecting, and recreating!

Melody Steffen purchased this house in 2014

Why Melody Steffen chose Twin Lakes

This property has so many unique and convenient characteristics that make it a perfect rental for large groups. We have hosted large groups and it makes a GREAT family reunion location with countless activities and private lakefront footage with a private pier. Don't underestimate the value of spreading out across 2 dwellings. Our kids have enjoyed plenty of time in the guest house with their friends, which is only 100' from the main house. We have invested in new heating, cooling, landscaping, roofs, and outdoor furniture to enhance your stay.

What makes this house unique

This lakefront home is only 1 hour from Chicago, 15 minutes from Lake Geneva, and 5 minutes from Downtown Twin Lakes.

Map

Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Sand Bar
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Twin Lakes Country Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Antioch
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Wilmot Raceway
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Sand Bar
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Wilmot

5 minutes to downtown Twin Lakes or Downtown Richmond

15 minutes to Lake Geneva, WI

Nearby attractions include Twin Lakes Country Club, Wilmot Mountain, Lake Geneva, Local Restaurants and Bars

Amenities

Twin Lakes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Fully treated water-drinkable, softened; high water pressure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Fully treated water-drinkable, softened; high water pressure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Separate guest house; softened water, high water pressure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • West Bedroom - 1 double , Faces the lakfront
    East Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Windows on east side for beautiful sunrise; window treatment
    East Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Windows on east side for beautiful sunrise; window treatment
    Master bedroom - 1 queen , Faces the lakefront, windows on 2 walls
    Bedroom 5 - 8 sleep sofa /futon , 2 level Guesthouse sleeps 8,separated from Mainhouse by 100'
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Lakefront Home on Lake Elizabeth: 10% of net profit donated to charity
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Home appeared to be exactly as it was advertised on the website. Many, many amenities included !

  • 5 of 5

We traveled with eight adults and six young children, to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. We couldn't have been more pleased with the facilities offered, the location, the cleanliness of both the inside of the home, as well as the exterior landscaping, lawn furniture, dock, and swimming facilities. Boat launch was literally right next-door, as well as the offering of JetSki rental. Todd and Melody made sure that we had everything we needed to enjoy our weekend, including fresh flowers on the dining table, wine in the fridge, a cheese tray, and much, much more. We would definitely recommend this home to anyone who is looking for a rental home to hold a large family for a relaxing weekend!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan - We at Pleasant Property Rentals are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found your accommodations to your liking! We appreciate that you and your family treated the property with such great care and were so delightful to work with. As noted in the listing, 10% of the net profit from your stay will be donated to Mercy Home for Boys & Girls https://www.mercyhome.org/ and Timothy's Ministry timothysministry.org.
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5

Wonderful place to host friends

  • 5 of 5

This house is enormous and well-stocked from previous guests :) The lake was surprisingly warm for being late in the season, and all of the floats in the garage were a hit. We all had a total blast and got a ton of compliments and guests asking how we found such a gem of a lake house. We would absolutely recommend staying, and are looking forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Checks all the boxes

  • 5 of 5

We had three families at this lake house for 4 days as a "back to school" weekend. I can't say enough about this property. It checked all the boxes for us. The house is very comfortable and roomy- the photos don't give it justice- it's actually bigger than joe it's displayed on line. The view from the kitchen and living room is awesome. The guest house was amazing for our 8 combined kids and they got a sense of imdependence being away from the moms and dads which we really liked too:). The backyard is the perfect size and the private swimming area is safe and inviting. We had kids ranging in age from 9 to 13 and we felt very safe with them in the water. I'd say you've got 15-20 feet of sand bottom water which stretches all the way to the dock before you get into some sea weed. We roped off 5 rafts/tubes that were provided by the owners and the kids had a blast. The dock is perfect to tie up boat rentals. We rented a pontoon (tiki pontoon) and speed boat on two separate days from the marina which is literally two doors down and it worked out perfectly. Speaking of the marina; they have a great bar/restaurant in walking distance (you could hit it with a rock) that serves great food/drinks. It was a great early evening get a way for the parents to sit and chill for an hour before preparing dinner back at the house. The marina also has paddle boards, kayaks and other rentals that provided us with great activities throughout the day.

Our families spoke about how prefect the house was for us. We'd definitely rent it again. The owners Todd and Melody made us feel welcome from the time of booking through checkout and make themselves available for and questions or concerns during our stay.

Great place- don't hesitate to book!!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Long Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed are stay and we tied together floats to hang out by the house and just catching up. There is plenty of living space in the house and the house is well equiped. The owners were very helpful.

We found a local place that took us on a sunset cruise. They pickup us up next door at the bar/ grill.

I would recommend bringing a basketball there is a basketball hoop in the back of the house. Also, there is a paintball place that you might want to look into.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Reunion - Awesome

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property - can't imagine changing anything. Our family came together for our first reunion in a long time with our adult kids and our grandchildren - even great grandma.

This home had plenty of space to spread out inside and outside. The owners are wonderful to work with and very accessible for questions and local information. The pictures do not do this home justice - pictures attractive but actual home and grounds even better. The spaces outside in the front yard and back yard offer room for your large group to be together for meals, games, etc.

Selecting this property did not disappoint !!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cheryl & family - Thank you very much for your great review and for keeping the place in great shape. So glad you were able to enjoy the property and your rental experience. At Pleasant Property Rentals, that is exactly our goal! Also, as mentioned in the listing, 10% of the net profit from your rental will be going to Timothy's Ministry, a ministry covering Chicago & suburbs, helping those dealing with the challenge of homelessness (timothysministry.org). All the best in your future rentals! Todd & Melody Steffen Pleasant Property Rentals LLC
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Perfect Family Lakehouse getaway

  • 5 of 5

My extended family just finished a stay at the cottage and could not have had a better time. The property is fantastic: flat grassy yard; nice patio with table, seating and fire pit; and shallow swimming area with nice sandy bottom. The house was great as well, with more than enough space for our three generations, although with such a nice property we rarely spent anytime indoors. Todd and Melody were great hosts and we would highly recommend the house to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brian & family - Thank you very much for your great review and for keeping the place in great shape. So glad you were able to enjoy the property and your rental experience. At Pleasant Property Rentals, that is exactly our goal! Also, as mentioned in the listing, 10% of the net profit from your rental will be going to Timothy's Ministry, a ministry covering Chicago & suburbs, helping those dealing with the challenge of homelessness (timothysministry.org). All the best in your future rentals! Todd & Melody Steffen Pleasant Property Rentals LLC
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $275
Damage Deposit $500

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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