Lookout at the Lake 4 Kayaks and No Stairs to Water!

4 Bedrooms • 3 Baths (2 full, 1 half) • Sleeps 1-10
Internet Fireplace Lakefront (more...)
Why This Property?
Nestled in a serene cove, hidden away from the bustling waves of the main channel, stands a stunning split-level lake home that beckons visitors with its irresistible charm and tranquility. This retreat is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, particularly kayakers and boaters, who seek solace amidst the embrace of nature. With its gentle slope leading from the house to the dock and close proximity to the ski area, this home is a dream come true for those yearning to embrace a waterfront lifestyle.

       1 Queen Bed in Master Bedroom in lower level 
       1 Queen Bed in 2nd Bedroom in lower level 
       1 Queen Bed in 3rd Bedroom in lower level 
       1 Bunk Bed in 4th Bedroom in upper level/loft  
       Living Room with propane fireplace  
       Kitchen & Dining Area 
       Walkout Deck with large charcoal grill and dining table + chairs for 10
       Views of lake from every room 
       Half Bath  
      Accessible by a secured ladder 
      Bedroom 4: Bunk Bed 
      Views of the Lake  
      Master bedroom with queen bed with walkout to patio and ensuite full bathroom and jetted soaker tub 
      Bedroom 2: queen bed with walkout to patio 
      Bedroom 3: queen bed with walkout to patio 
      Bathroom 3: Full Bathroom   
      Private "T" dock with ladder 
      Fire pit for luxury relaxation close to the patio 
      Hammock for extra lounging 
      Great base for lake lounging and skiers/tubers- located on the main channel near the ski area 
      It's a gentle slope of just 20 steps down from the house to the dock  
      Located just off of the main channel
      4 kayaks included
      Small private dock for boat tie-off 
      Lake views from almost every room.
      Charcoal Grill and firepit provided
      Complimentary WiFi
      10 minutes from I-57/I-24 (Exit 45)
      On Lake of Egypt
       Marion IL- 20 minutes
       Goreville IL - 15 minutes
       Creal Springs IL- 10 minutes
       Carbondale IL- 35 minutes
       Lake of Egypt Pyramid Acres Marina Boat Launch- 8 minutes
       Ferne Clyffe State Park- 18 minutes
       Tunnel Hill State Trail- 18 minutes
       Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tours- 25 minutes
       Touch of Nature Outdoor Education Center and Bike Trail- 30 minutes
       Giant City State Park- 30 minutes
       SIU Student Center & Southern Illinois University Campus- 35 minutes
       Jeremy "Boo" Rochman Memorial Park aka "Castle Park"- 30 minutes
       Panther's Den- 27 minutes
       Garden of the Gods- 1 hour (with many fun places to stop along the way including Camp Ondessonk, Jackson Falls, Burden Falls, & our personal fav. Bell Smith Springs.
       Katy Lynn Distillery- 18 minutes
       Honker Hill Winery- 20 minutes
       Blue Sky Vineyard- 30 minutes
       Feather Hill Vineyard- 30 minutes
       Starview Vineyards- 30 minutes
       Maximum 4 vehicles- ABSOLUTELY NO STREET PARKING.
       No Boat Trailers allowed.  
       Additional parking and/or trailer drop is located 10 minutes away at no cost.  Violation by blocking other neighbors will be fined up to $300.  
       BYO Beach Towels: We only provide bath towels.
       BYO Life Vests to ensure proper size
       Inventory: We provide a "starter package" of inventory for our lakehouse: 3 rolls of T.P. and 1 full roll of paper towels.
       House Manual: Our house manual is 100% online.  
       Rental agreement and $500 security deposit hold is required after booking (just like a hotel).
       No pets allowed at this property


The rates below  👇 do not include include taxes or surcharges. 

Cancellation Policy: Ninety-seven percent (97.00%) of the total booking charges will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 14 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. Fifty percent (50.00%) of the total booking charges will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 7 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. For cancellations made within 7 days prior to the arrival date, no refund will be issued.

Rates are based on demand and season. The pricing tools we use allow us to offer the most competitive pricing for lakefront house rentals on Lake of Egypt. Rates are subject to change by the day. We require a signed renter's agreement by the guest with acknowledge of all house rules.
Allison is owner of Southern Illinois Vacation Rentals, a property management company specializing in boutique, unique and luxury accommodations. The Lookout at the Lake is owned by residents of Marion. The purchased this property in 2017 to share their enjoyment of lake life.

Creal Springs, Illinois

The Lookout at the Lake is ideal for fishing, kayaking and renting/bringing pontoon boats. The lake house sits in a cove which does cause duck weed to grow near the shoreline. It is not ideal to swim off the dock. There is a fire ring between the house and the lake shore for campfires.

A couple of highlights on tips:

+ BYO Life Vests to ensure proper fitting and cleanliness.  We do not supply life vests. 
+ BYO Beach Towels.  We provide bath towels but do not provide beach towels for the lake. 
+ Parking is tight!  3-4 vehicle MAXIMUM.  ABSOLUTELY NO TRAILERS.  If you have more vehicles or a boat trailer, we can make arrangements for parking.

Property Type House
Accommodation Entire Home
Check-In A keypad is available 24 hours a day to provide entry for guests
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets not allowed
Setting & View
  • Water View
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Lake View
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Lake Access
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hot Water
  • Private Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Firewood Provided
  • Wifi
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Free Internet
  • Body Soap
  • Hair Conditioner
  • Shower Gel
  • Clothing Storage (closet or wardrobe)
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Pots & Pans
  • Kitchen Island
  • Dining Table
  • Baking Sheet
  • Barbeque/Grill Utensils
  • Coffee
  • Wine Glasses
Bathrooms 3 Baths (2 full, 1 half)
  • Bathroom 1 – Jetted Tub, Shower, Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 – Combination Tub/Shower, Toilet
  • Bathroom 3 – Toilet
Bathrooms: 2, Half Baths: 1
Bathrooms were recently updated. Plus, all new towels.
Sleeping Arrangements 4 Bedrooms, sleeps 1-10
  • Bedroom 1 – 1 Queen bed
  • Bedroom 2 – 1 Queen bed
  • Bedroom 3 – 1 Queen bed
  • Loft Bedroom – 1 Bunk Bed
  • Sleeper Sofa in Living Room – 1 Sleeper Sofa/Futon
  • Television
  • Books
  • Smart TV
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck/Patio (uncovered)
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Private Yard
  • Fire Pit
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Boat Slip
  • Hammock
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Free Parking
  • Free Parking On Premises
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Marina
  • Winery Tours
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Water Sports
Sports & Adventure
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Water Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Common Surface Disinfectant Cleaned
  • Linens High Temp Wash
  • Cleaning Products
  • Requires Stairs
  • Limited Parking
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