Get away from the stresses of every day life with a stay in our charming mid-century cottage. Located 90 minutes from downtown Chicago, it is a great place to escape and relax. Great for both winter and summer getaways.
A charming mid-century cottage that even includes mid-century furniture! Our cottage fits 6 people comfortably in 3 bedrooms: one with a queen bed, one with a full bed, and one with a daybed trundle, containing two twin mattresses. (An additional full size air mattress is available for 2 additional guests. It can easily be placed in the living room if needed.)
The cottage has a fully stocked kitchen which includes a fridge, gas stove, dishwasher, microwave, coffeemaker, and toaster oven. There are plenty of plates, cups, pots and pans, etc. for your use. There is also a washer and dryer for your convenience.
The living room is large and has enough space for friends and family. A built-in stone fireplace is the main focal point and perfect for those cold winter nights. The dining room contains a large table perfect for gatherings, dinners, and game nights.
Outdoor spaces: One of the best features of the cottage is the huge, 40' x 15' screened in porch. It is fully furnished with outdoor furniture. This is our favorite place to hang out and relax during the summer.
The backyard has two large decks, a spacious yard, and the woods as backdrop. Guests will have access to a fire pit and a Weber propane gas grill.
Free WiFi and and Apple TV.
Free access to Netflix, HBO GO, and other Apple TV apps.
Washer/Dryer and all appliances.
Fireplace with clean burning logs.
Propane Weber grill on back porch
Beach Chairs and Umbrella
Outdoor games (Bags, Bacci Ball)
Guests are more than welcome to contact me by phone and email if they have any questions or concerns.
CHECK IN/OUT TIMES
Check-in time is between 3 PM and 6 PM. Please contact us for the availability of early check-ins. If you are unable to check-in during this time period, please call us in advance to make arrangements.
Check-out time is 11 AM. Please observe this rule, as our housekeeping staff needs time to prepare for our next guests. Upon leaving, please secure all windows and doors, wash dishes, and remove all trash. Place trash in the dumpsters on your way out. Recycle if possible.
Two keys will be issued at check-in. A $50.00 charge will be deducted from your security deposit for keys that are not returned.
Guest Terms & Conditions limit occupancy to 6 persons. Exceeding occupancy limits will result in an extra per person daily charge of $50 per person per night. We will not allow overcrowding of the cottage beyond the existing bedding: No RVs, campers or mobile homes may be parked on the premises for the purposes of extra sleeping capacity without prior approval.
NO DAILY MAID SERVICE
Linens and bath towels are included in the cottage. We suggest you bring beach towels. We do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the cottage.
PARTIES OR GATHERINGS
Parties or gatherings are allowed with prior approval after rental amount has been paid in full. A gathering or party that disturbs neighbors or violates cottage rules or local ordinances will result in guests evicted for violating property rules. Guests will forfeit their deposit/reserve.
The cottage is for recreational use by individuals and families and is not rented for parties unless specifically authorized in writing. Please be courteous of neighbors and keep noise levels to a minimum, especially between 11PM and 8AM.
There is no smoking in the cottage. If you desire to smoke, smoke outside and dispose of any cigarette butts in a safe and proper manner. Violations will result in a $50 fee per occurrence.
Please be respectful of the property and neighbors. Inappropriate behaviors such as loudness or drunkenness is strictly prohibited. Guests evicted for violating property rules will forfeit their deposit and any money paid.
PETS - NO PETS ALLOWED. SORRY!
FURNISHINGS AND EQUIPMENT
The cottage is furnished for normal housekeeping with dishes, cookware, flatware, glasses, grill and basic appliances. Please leave grill on the deck. We are also pleased to provide bed linens, dish detergents, bath soap and paper products. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN BEACH TOWELS. Please be sure to pack any specialty items that you may require during your stay.
Never leave garbage outside the cottage. All garbage must be removed from the property at the end of your rental period. Please take trash to dumpsters located at the end of the driveway. Any garbage left at the cottage premises will result in a $50.00 disposal charge. Please recycle if possible.
Please turn off lights, televisions, etc. when not in use.
Guests are to use and operate the electrical, gas, plumbing and other fixtures, appliances and furnishings properly and as otherwise instructed. Fireplace may be ONLY be used with the clean burning logs. ONLY ONE LOG AT A TIME!! DO NOT POKE LOG WITH POKER!! Please make sure the Fireplace Flue is OPEN prior to use. Do not shut flue until log is completely burned and extinguished. Do not leave the cottage when fireplace is in use. Monitor fire at all times.
There is a place designated for making a campfire. Please keep within reach of children when they are near the fire. Do not make a large fire that can cause damage to nearby trees and brush. Before leaving the area pour water on all fires to ensure they are completely out.
Do not use charcoal briquettes in the Propane grill or there will be a $50 charge to clean the barbecue. PLEASE CLEAN UP GRILL AFTER USE.
Absolutely no fireworks are allowed on the property.
Renter is required to leave the property in clean and neat condition upon check-out. Please leave cottage clean, undamaged.
Please leave all sheets and towels on the floor by the utility closet. We will wash them.
Trash- to be removed from the property at the end of your stay. Please take trash to dumpsters located at the end of the driveway. Recycle when possible.
Please remember to turn off all fans, air conditioner. In the winter, please turn down heat to 55F. Also turn off any appliances such as the TV, coffee maker, etc. Close and lock all windows and doors before leaving. Please leave the keys on the dining room table.
WiFi and PHONE
High Speed WiFi is available and free for guests to use. There is no phone in the cottage.
All equipment in the cottage should be in working order. Please report any inoperative equipment to us. Every reasonable effort will be made to promptly repair the same day. No refunds will be made for inoperative air conditioners, appliances, or for mechanical failure.
ENTRY INTO COTTAGE OR PROPERTY
Entry into cottage or property may be necessary from time to time by authorized personnel. Every effort will be made to minimize these entries connected with repair, care and maintenance of the property.
Do not intentionally destroy, deface, impair or remove any part of the Property, equipment, furniture or furnishings.
Keep doors locked when out of the property. When departing guests are asked to adjust heating to 55 Deg. and turn off air conditioning. Return the furniture to its original position when checking out. Fees and costs incurred due to Guest actions are the responsibility of the Guest.
ITEMS LEFT BEHIND
We cannot be held responsible for items left in the cottage. Please double check the cottage for personal items prior to departure. If we are asked to return items to you they will be returned C.O.D.
Rental rates do not include Deposits