Family Home w/ Deck on Lake Sara: Pets are Welcome

Sleeps 63 BR2.5 BA


Perfect for days spent lounging poolside or out on the lake, this Effingham home is perfect for the whole family! The 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom vacation rental invites you to feel at home in the bright living space or cook up dinner in the modern, fully equipped kitchen. For a relaxing sunny afternoon, practice your swing on the greens of Cardinal Golf Course, grab a bite at Firefly Grill, or head down to the private dock to cast a fishing line into Lake Sara, just steps from your back door!


  • Washer
  • Pets Allowed
  • Kitchen
  • Essentials
  • Free Parking
  • Private Outdoor Pool
  • Waterfront
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Deck


Location Details

OUTDOOR RECREATION: Lake Sara (on-site access), Cardinal Golf Course (1.3 miles), J & J Marina (1.7 miles), Evergreen Hollow Park (6.4 miles), Bliss Park (7.5 miles), Wildcat Hollow State Habitat Area (20.9 miles), Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic State (37.1 miles)

THINGS TO DO: Sculptures of the Avenues (7.0 miles), Effingham County Cultural Center and Museum (7.0 miles), Village Square Mall (8.2 miles), My Garage Corvette Museum & Retail Store (8.3 miles), Dr. Charles M. Wright Mansion (12.5 miles)

EFFINGHAM EATERIES: Fujiyama Japanese Steakhouse (5.0 miles), Firefly Grill (5.3 miles), Niemerg’s Steakhouse (6.4 miles), Gabby Goat American Pub & Grill (7.2 miles), Puerto Vallarta (9.2 miles)

AIRPORTS: Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (89.8 miles), Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (111.0 miles)


31 reviews
  • Peaceful


    This is a lovely place for a quiet getaway. Very clean and decorated tastefully. Plenty of outdoor space and close to golf, water activities and nice dining options. Highly recommend.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Cheryl M.
    Published September 27, 2022
  • 5/5

    Beautiful house and pool! Didn’t use dock much as some boards loose!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Diane S.
    Published September 8, 2022
  • Beautiful place!


    This was such a beautiful and perfect vacation home for us. The pool was wonderful, fishing was fun, the house is beautiful with plenty of space, and many setting areas to choose from outside. You are only 5 miles from town and have quiet privacy. We loved it so much, we booked a stay for next year before we even left from this stay!

    Published September 1, 2022
  • Air Conditioning Does Not Cool House


    The air conditioning in the house did not come close to cooling the home. It was 80 plus degrees most of the two days we stayed. Very uncomfortable! Otherwise the house was great.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Bridget B.
    Published August 16, 2022
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Bridget, we always appreciate hearing from our guests, but the homeowner would like to take a moment to clarify a few things raised in your review: “Thanks for staying at our home in late July. The weather during your stay was quite warm, 90+ degrees and high humidity. The air conditioner is a newer, high-efficiency model and was recently serviced, but even so, can take a bit longer to cool down in extreme temperatures. We have 4 ceiling fans and a whole house fan to keep the air moving for the comfort of our guests and the pool is great for a quick cool down!”

  • The pool saved the stay


    This place has a nice layout, but it does have a few issues, like broken furniture and some maintenance upkeep The salt water pool was the best part of our stay. To rate this place as excellent would be misleading, but still we enjoyed our stay. The other issue is this Evolve vacation rental service is useless, absolutely useless. Could not answer one question. I don’t know why a property owner would use that service. The Firefly grill was fantastic! We will be coming back to Lake Sara this fall, but staying somewhere else.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Gene K.
    Published July 20, 2022
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Gene, the homeowner would like to share the following: "Thank you for staying! We’re glad you enjoyed the pool – it’s open (and heated, if necessary) from mid-April to mid-November. We repaired the loveseat shortly before your stay, but it appears that it has broken again – we’ll work on either a more permanent repair or a replacement this week."

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