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Perfect Lakeside Retreat at Lake of Egypt-Huge home for 2 Families, Dock & Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Attached Unit, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)


Come explore what Southern Illinois has to offer for your next family vacation!

Our Lakeside Retreat is located on the beautiful Lake of Egypt, popular for fishing, boating, and water sports. This tranquil waterfront home is situated on a private road and features vaulted ceilings, 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, a stone wood burning fireplace, and a large deck overlooking the lake. There is also a separate full walkout Basement studio unit with 2 double beds, Living Room, full Kitchen, and full Bath plus Patio with beautiful lake views as well! Room enough for at least 2 families comfortably! The house has lake views in the front and back, and is situated off the ski area in a no wake zone with deep water off the dock. The dock is a newer covered one boat slip with huge 12'x28' sundeck to enjoy all the lake has to offer as well as the picturesque sunsets! There is a 4 person pedal boat with canopy for your use during your stay. There is also a private sand beach and a built in fire pit on shore for evening campfire activities!

The open floor plan of the main living area is ideal for entertaining. The large kitchen has loads of cabinets that wrap around the entire kitchen and includes a built in kitchenette area with seating. Full dining room with seating for 8 and living room with leather couches and stone fireplace. The Master Bedroom with queen size bed is complete with Master Bath with a roman tub and double sink and walk-in closet. The upper level consists of 3 bedrooms (all Queen beds) and 2 full baths. In addition to the spacious main floor, we also offer the fully finished Basement with separate entrance accessed from the outside. The lower level living area is set up as a studio apartment and includes a bathroom with shower, kitchen, dinette area, living room area with couches and TV, and a bedroom area with two double beds. The walk out patio with sliding glass doors and picture window offer beautiful views of the lake. All bed linens are provided and a washer/dryer are on premises.

There is also a small book library and a selection of games, toys for your use during your stay. There is a toddler bed in the master bedroom. A portable crib/ playpen and a high chair are available in the closet. Pets may be allowed at an additional fee and deposit, however, the yard isn't fenced, and dogs must be on leashes. Dog leads are also available.

If traveling with a boat, you may launch it at any one of the marinas, which are only 5 minutes away. Boats and wave runners can also be rented at Mack's Marina.

This home is located within minutes from I-57, Giant City State Park, Tunnel Hill, Southern IL wine trail, and plenty of shopping and restaurants in the town of Marion.

Keywords: Private, getaway, ranch, house, home, hotel, vacation rental, vacation home, resort, Southern Illinois, Lake of Egypt, Illinois lakes, Illinois vacation, Creal Springs, Marion, Crab Orchard, wine trails

More Details

Cynthia Doehler
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2018

About Cynthia Doehler

I am a Realtor with RE/MAX and also am a real estate investor. I have assisted clients buy and sell their homes and move to the Lake of Egypt area. It's a great spot to retire. I've had clients vacation at this Lakeside Retreat and fall in love with the area. If you or your family or friends are considering a move, I'd be happy to help.

Cynthia Doehler purchased this house in 2003

Why Cynthia Doehler chose Creal Springs

We are from the Chicagoland area, and I have been traveling to Lake of Egypt since I was a little girl with my family. It is a special part of my memories as a child, and now that I have children of my own, it is special for them, too. I've been to lakes in Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin, and nothing compares to Lake of Egypt. We love it and we love Southern IL. We would like to open our home to other families and friends so that they can also create fond memories of their own at Lake of Egypt!

What makes this house unique

Cyndi's favorite spot- Drinking my morning coffee on the deck overlooking the peaceful, still lake and watching the Great Blue Heron perched on my dock.

Tom's favorite spot- In his fishing boat searching for those Largemouth Bass in Sugar Creek.

The Kids' Favorite spot- On the private beach playing in the sand, catching minnows with nets, and swimming.

Guestbook comments from the owner

(In response to a survey question: What did you enjoy most about the vacation rental property on your vacation?)


The location on the lake, the size and comfort of the house to meet our needs, and the quick response to questions from the owner. We have been to the lake for years and rented 3 other houses - this by far, was the best experience.
Jun 2011
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Creal Springs

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Large Roman Soaker Tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Basement Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Master Bath with roman soaking tub. 2nd bath has a full tub/shower combo. 3rd bath on 1st floor bath has a stand up shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Lower Level Studio Apartment - 2 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full Kitchen, Full Bathroom, Closet, Living Room, and 2 beds
  • Queen size Beds (3) 3 Queen beds on main level, Double Beds (2) 2 double beds in 1st floor level studio apartment, Child Beds (1) Toddler bed in master bedroom, Baby Cribs (1) Portable play crib available in closet
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Food processor, blenders, crock pot, baking essentials, bed linens and pillows provided, book library, toys and games, baby items, sand toys, grill, patio chairs


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average rating of 4.5365853 based on 42 reviews

Lake of Egypt Home

  • 5 of 5

This is a great home to rent. Very clean, comfortable and well kept. This is the second year my two buddies and I have rented this home, the post Columbus Day weekend. Lake of Egypt is a very good Large Mouth Bass and Crappie lake. Not very crowded. Absolutely great 4 day fishing trip. The owner (Cynthia) is a great person to work with. All three of us highly recommend this home and will be back again next year.

Jim Bubis

  • Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Jim! I'm glad you had a great trip with your buddies and enjoyed the house. Talk to you next year!
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Great Spot Great House Great Fishin

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a fine time here. Just left and missing it already. We will return as soon as it is available. Thanks for sharing your home!!

  • Submitted: 13-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place

  • 4 of 5

Have rented this house many times. Nice dock, easy lake access. Owner is easy to deal with, our group will be back.

  • Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Probably excellent in the summer

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for Christmas for family together time. Overall we had a good time, the kitchen had plenty of utensils and appliances. The rooms upstairs were comfortable and most of the time everyone was gathered upstairs.

There is a separate area with a large living space and bathroom downstairs which is a good place for privacy. This area has kitchen appliances as well as a television and two beds. The only complaint with this room was that it was rather cold. We did not see a thermostat down there, but we noticed there was air moving from the upstairs system. However, it did not heat the basement effectively. In the summer, this wouldn't be a problem, in fact it would be excellent for two families visiting.

  • Submitted: 11-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice relaxing home

  • 5 of 5

Stocked kitchen, nice view, owners are great to work with.

  • Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean lakeside property

  • 2 of 5

If you like rules and seeing multiple keep out and no trespassing signs encompassing the the property, then you will love this place. My worst experience to date with a rental. Wasn’t a fan

  • Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm happy that you found the home clean and hope that you found this home spacious and accommodating as well. I'm dismayed to hear that "no trespassing" signs on the sides of the house ruined your experience. There aren't any "keep out" signs, though. These signs are up to define the property lines of my neighbors and are there to protect my guests and my neighbors. Since there aren't any fences, I'm sure you could understand the implications of guests going onto neighbors properties, including children near the lake or their dogs roaming. I am one of the few homes that allows dogs and thought my guests would appreciate knowing where they could walk their dogs without having to call me. I try to have important things labelled and send a helpful information list to my guests about the house prior to their stay. I have a checkout list hanging on the refrigeration for your convenience. Unlike a staffed hotel, there is no one on premises, so I try and make things as convenient as possible for my guests. Once again, I am truly sorry this bothered you and appreciate your input, however, I will not be removing the signs due to the safety issues and common courtesy to my neighbors.
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Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Lake of Egypt Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Triple E Barbeque
Car: necessary

Giant City State Park, Tunnel Hill, Garden of the Gods, Cave in Rock, Southern IL wine trail- 2 wineries within 10 minute drive, Metropolis Superman Museum, Harrah's Casino


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Creal Springs

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 14 2018 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
Oct 1 2018 - Mar 31 2019
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$32.43 + Tax
Cleaning Fee C$110.27 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$259.46

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Deposit and signed guest agreement must be received by owner within 48 hours in order to reserve dates. Pricing based on occupancy of 6 persons or less. $25 fee assessed to each person over 6, maximum 10 occupancy. Pets allowed if approved by owner. Pet fee of $25 per night per pet and additional pet deposit fee are not included in quote. ***Contact owner for holiday pricing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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