Waterfront Fox Lake Vacation Rental w/ Fire Pit!

Property ID: 497512Fox LakeILUS
Sleeps 42 BR3 BA
Book with confidence

Most trips qualify for free 48 hour cancellation. Add dates for more information.


Situated right along the tranquil waters of Mineola Bay, this 2-bedroom, 1 full bath, 2 half-bath cottage boasts easy access to countless waterfront activities. Featuring a fire pit, 2 spacious decks, and 2 kayaks, this serene property is the perfect place for a nostalgic lake escape with plenty of outdoor adventures! When you're ready to cool off, head inside to enjoy some competition at the foosball table or snuggle up by the fire for a relaxing night at this charming home.


  • Waterfront
  • Kitchen
  • Pets Allowed
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Washer
  • Essentials
  • Central Heating
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Self Check-In


Location Details

OPT OUTSIDE: Mineola Bay on Fox Lake (on-site), Lakefront Park (1 mile), Fox Lake Harbor and Marina (1 mile), Pistakee Lake (2 miles), Chain O'Lakes State Park (8 miles), Wilmot Mountain Ski Resort (10 miles), Moraine Hills State Park (11 miles)

AREA ATTRACTIONS: Fox Lake Splash Pad (1 mile), Volo Auto Museum (6 miles), Stade's Farm & Market (7 miles), McHenry Outdoor Theater (7 miles), Horseplay Haven (10 miles), Six Flags Great America (14 miles), Great Wolf Lodge (14 miles)

DAY TRIP: Illinois Beach State Park - Lake Michigan access (23 miles), Rockford (57 miles), Chicago (57 miles), Milwaukee (58 miles)

AIRPORTS: O'Hare International Airport (45 miles), General Mitchell International Airport (48 miles), Chicago Midway International Airport (71 miles)


7 reviews
  • All around wonderful!


    We enjoyed every minute of our stay! The cottage is very comfortable with awesome views and comfort from both decks. We had a great time fishing, making s’mores and playing games!



    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published September 13, 2023
  • Cozy Lake House


    We definitely enjoyed our stay at this lovely lake house. There were plenty of games and activities to keep my teenage sons occupied. Beautify views.

    Published August 29, 2023
  • All Around Wonderful!!


    This cozy cabin is just that! Relaxing from sun up to sun down. Beautiful views from the decks along with the tranquil surroundings made this the perfect place to recharge! Our hosts were responsive to any questions, which were few. We will be back! Loved every minute!

    Published August 28, 2023
  • Absolutely Amazing


    The house was amazing a lot of space. Love the deck, yard was amazing, lake absolutely beautiful!!! I would definitely stay again hopefully next year!! You won't be disappointed!

    Published August 17, 2023
  • Awful experience


    The owner of this place has cameras everywhere. He was watching us the entire time. It was not relaxing. I understand cameras but cameras with audio is just creepy. He harassed us over my 14 year old son having 3 friends come over to watch a boxing fight. They were not permanent guests, they were visitors. If I had read the fine print and seen cameras with audio I would never have stayed here. He claimed the cameras alerted him to the extra visitors but that is impossible he was clearly watching us the whole time. I paid extra money to rent the dock and yet I was not able to have extra visitors get on our own boat. He had the managing property email me and call me three times. Then he harassed me via text saying if I did not call him he would proceed with further action. After that I could not relax, I felt very uneasy staying the last day without my husband around so we left a day earlier. The air conditioner never got cool enough, the stairs to the outside are in shambles very unsafe for walking down and the room with bunks upstairs never got cool enough to use. The list of items on what to do at check out was miles long even though you pay a cleaning fee. This owner is clearly neurotic and should not rent out his property. This place is not worth the money!

    monica soltis
    Published August 1, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Monica, this owner works hard to provide an ideal stay for all guests, and they would like to clarify the following:
    - The listing does state that the home has exterior security cameras and none of the cameras are facing internally, but we're sorry if you missed this. It is common for vacation rentals to have security cameras for the safety of the property and guests. The cameras only send alerts when motion is detected.
    - We want all of our guests to find the perfect vacation rental for their needs, so we make sure that travelers know before they book that the maximum occupancy of this house is 4 guests. While we want our guests to enjoy their stay here, we also expect them to respect our house rules and treat the property with respect as well.
    - As is standard for vacation rentals, guests are asked to complete a few small tasks, like removing their own trash, as part of checkout. The cleaning fee goes to a professional service that sanitizes and prepares the home for each new guest.
    We truly go above and beyond and are confident that future guests will have excellent stays!

  • 1
  • 2

Still have questions?

Reach out help with general questions about the property.

Private homes with hospitality

We promise private, professionally-cleaned vacation rentals with 24/7 guest support so you can travel without worry.
Best Rate

Best Rate

You’re guaranteed to book the best rates on our vacation homes at

Rest Easy

Rest Easy

If plans change or the vacation rental isn’t what we promised, we’re here to help make it right.

Icon showing an outstretched hand holding a heart icon

Give Back

Bookings on support our Building Hospitality program.

7 reviews

Navigate forward to interact with the calendar and select a date. Press the question mark key to get the keyboard shortcuts for changing dates.

Navigate backward to interact with the calendar and select a date. Press the question mark key to get the keyboard shortcuts for changing dates.

Select Guests
  • This property has a maximum occupancy of 4 guests, not including infants.
  • Pets are allowed at this property.
Ages 2-12