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The Redbud Cottage--beach & Quiet. Lake Sara Waterfront & Wood Fires

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4.8 / 5Exceptional
127 reviews

Amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer

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What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Cardinal Golf Course
    13 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Effingham Performance Center
    21 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Cross at the Crossroads
    24 min drive
  • Airport
    Vandalia, IL (VLA-Vandalia Municipal)
    51 min drive

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    About this area

    Effingham

    This cottage is located on the waterfront and in an area with good shopping. Effingham Performance Center and Ballard Nature Center are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Cross at the Crossroads and Effingham County Fairgrounds. Our guests love the property's quiet location.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Cardinal Golf Course - 13 min drive
    • Popular Location
      TREC Calico Trail - 17 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Lake Sara - 21 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Effingham Performance Center - 21 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Cross at the Crossroads - 24 min drive

    Getting around

    • Effingham Station - 23 min drive
    • St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.) - 105 min drive

    About this property

    The Redbud Cottage--beach & Quiet. Lake Sara Waterfront & Wood Fires

    Lakefront cottage with kitchen and balcony
    Located in the heart of central Illinois, the Redbud Cottage at Lake Sara is a great destination for families or friends, or a perfect stopover for a trip through the Great Midwest. With your own swimming beach, a floating dock to play on, a beautiful wood-burning fireplace, a dock for fishing, and a large deck for sitting in the sun, enjoy the peace and quiet of our little wooded cottage on the lake. Every season is beautiful on Lake Sara, with Spring and Fall being particularly pretty and quiet. The Summer water is wonderful for swimming, and warm from May through September. Enjoy eating on our old family picnic table by the water. Watch the kids swim or play on the beach, or have fun taking a lovely float yourself in Lake Sara's clean, warm water. Wake boarding, tubing, and water skiing are local favorites. There is good fishing for bass, crappie, catfish, and blue gill, especially in the Spring and Fall. Lake Sara sets aside special quiet hours for fishermen. Winter is a great time for crisp woodsy walks and warming fires. Our 3 bedroom, 2 bath cottage sleeps up to 8 in our 3 king size beds and a couple of wonderful wide sleeping couches in front of the fireplace. We have a nice kitchen with a Keurig Coffemaker, a French coffee press, a dishwasher, and all new dishes and pots and pans. Our washer and dryer and two-car garage make this a perfect spot for an extended stay. A canoe and a kayak available for the use of our guests. Inside, enjoy the separation of a master suite upstairs, as well as the two-and-a-half story, book-filled living room with its massive stone fireplace. You can burn local wood that you'll find stacked at your door. One of our favorite sports is sitting with a book in front of the fire--wine and s'mores are optional. Our lot is full of tall, beautiful oaks and maples, and is in a pretty neighborhood on the quiet western end of Lake Sara. Redbud trees line Lorton road and are being planted among our woods, bringing their vivid purple/pink flowers in Spring. Views from our huge deck are all water and trees--you can only see one other house. The Lake is surrounded by good Illinois farmland, so it's a wonderful spot for long flat bike rides and walks.
    Air-conditioned accommodations at this cottage offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.
    Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.
    This cottage features a fitness center and a garden.
    This cottage is a smoke-free property.
    Recreational amenities at the cottage include a fitness center.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property manager

    property manager

    David Hartmann

    Speaks French, Spanish

    Policies

    Check-in

    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

    Special check-in instructions

    Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.

    Check-out

    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.

    Pets

    • Pets not allowed

    Property payment types

    Mastercard
    Visa

    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    We should mention

    A car is required for transportation to and from this property.

    Property is also known as

    • Redbud Cottage--beach Quiet. Lake Sara Waterfront Wood Fires
    • Redbud Cottage--beach Quiet. Lake Sara Waterfront Wood Fires
    • The Redbud Cottage beach Quiet. Lake Sara Waterfront Wood Fires
    • The Redbud Cottage beach Quiet. Lake Sara Waterfront Wood Fires

    Property amenities

    Pool/Spa

    • Massages

    Internet

    • Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking

    Family friendly

    • Toys
    • Highchair

    Kitchen

    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Dishwasher
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Toaster
    • Coffee/tea maker

    Bedrooms

    • 3 bedrooms
    • Bed sheets provided

    Bathrooms

    • 2 bathrooms
    • Shower/tub combination
    • Towels provided
    • Hair dryer

    Living spaces

    • Fireplace
    • Living room
    • Dining room

    Entertainment

    • TV
    • DVD player
    • Games
    • Books
    • Video library
    • Stereo

    Outdoor areas

    • Balcony
    • Garden

    Laundry

    • Washing machine and dryer

    Comfort

    • Air conditioning
    • Heating

    Pets

    • No pets allowed

    Suitability/Accessibility

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    • On the lake
    • On the waterfront
    • In a rural location

    Things to do

    • Bicycle rentals on site
    • Fitness center
    • Kayaking, water skiing, and hiking/biking trails nearby

    General

    • Sleeps 8
    • Unit size: 1500 sq ft (139 sq m)

    Nearby things to do

    Activities

    Recreational amenities at the cottage include a fitness center. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
    • Water skiing nearby
    • Bicycle rentals on site
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Kayaking nearby
    4.8

    Exceptional

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    5/5 Excellent

      Great place to stay

      Had a great time. The kids used the kayak and had fun. The house has plenty of room. Would be will to stay there another time.

      4/5 Good

        Peaceful & relaxing

        David & Dee are wonderful hosts. The cottage was everything we had expected & more. Kayaking, sandcastles, fire pit, beautiful lake- something to do for everyone- thank you for making my birthday weekend special-

        4/5 Good

          VRBO

          We really enjoyed our stay. Our only complaints are that we could not park in the garage like indicated and there was no fire wood to speak of.

          5/5 Excellent

            Relaxing Anniversary

            We really enjoyed time here, it was a relaxing & peaceful way to celebrate 18 years of marriage. The cottage was like living in our own home, had everything! I never seen a kitchen so well stocked with pots, pans, utensils & the best coffee to start the morning right on the deck overlooking the water. Definitely will be back!!

            5/5 Excellent

              Serenity

              Location so relaxing, everything you need for great lake experience. That is, if you can drag yourself out of the most comfortable bed! Glad for tv addition, sorry David. Great bathrooms, well stocked kitchen, great water pressure, and ac hums away when thermometer reads 93. Most enjoyable.

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