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The Best Vacation Rentals for Large Families with Children

Enjoy reconnecting with family on a gorgeous lakefront property packed with things to do that will make everyone feel at home. Rest assured that all properties listed come with a custom Welcome Guide to best suit your family’s unique interests, so you will have amazing places to visit while you’re here at your family vacation in the Midwest. We love knowing that our guests know exactly where to eat, hike, and shop to get the most out of their vacay!

1. Sunset Bay

Sunset Bay‘s Private Playground – Photo Taken by Nina Wilson Photography

Sunset Bay is an amazing home for families with young children who can’t wait to hit the jungle gym! Imagine the laughter of children playing on the large playground while you have coffee with your grandparents from one of the many seating options on the deck overlooking the lake. Watch kayakers casually explore the no-wake zone while you smell the grill firing up from the large shaded patio.  End the day enjoying sunset lake views from the living room and fully-stocked kitchen. This home sleeps 8 guests and has 2 bathrooms as well as the featured amenities:

  • Located in a quiet cove, off of the main ski area
  • 2 Private docks (one is in a very shallow cove)
  • Lake views from living room, kitchen, dining room, the deck, patio, and private dock.
  • Grill and fire pit
  • Complimentary Wi- Fi 
  • Personal Recommendations of things to do and places to go

Learn more and book Sunset Bay on our website.

2. On the Rocks

On the Rocks’ huge fully-stocked kitchen

Between the state-of-the-art timbered craftsman stylish exterior, beautiful rocky landscape and newly remodeled interior, there is not another place like On the Rocks on Lake of Egypt.  With ample deep water shoreline off the main channel, this is a fantastic property for swimming, fishing and kayaking, this is truly a dream home for vacationers that want to soak in lake life. This huge 3400 sq. ft. luxury craftsman home on the rocky shores of Lake of Egypt sleeps up to 18 guests in 6 bedrooms and has 3.5 bathrooms as well as these featured amenities:

  • Beautiful landscape highlighting the natural exposed rocks
  • Playground in front yard for younger guests
  • Private dock with cleats to tie your own boat or boat rental
  • Clean deep water for swimming off dock
  • 16 foot swim mat for lake lounging
  • 2 Kayaks 
  • Great base for water skiing and lake lounging- located just off the main channel 
  • Safe, quiet neighborhood with walkable streets

Learn more and book On the Rocks for your next vacation!

3. Lakeview Landing

Lakeview Landing‘s Private Dock with Waterslide

Lakeview Landing is our beautiful 2100 sq. ft. log house on the shores of Lake of Egypt. This is a great choice for families who love waterslides, lake lounging, and waterskiing. This home also boasts an incredibly clean luxurious interior as well as an amazing hot tub! Lakeview Landing sleeps up to 10 guests in 5 bedrooms and has 3 bathrooms as well as these featured amenities:

  • Private dock with second uncovered boat slip for your own boat or boat rental
  • 7-person hot tub with 65 jets and LED changing lights
  • 1500 sq ft. of decking areas with multiple landings
  • Fire pit for luxury relaxation close to the patio
  • Clean deep water for swimming off dock
  • Great base for water skiing and lake lounging- located on the main channel
  • It’s a gentle slope of 110 steps down from the house to the dock. There are three landings with seating where you can stop, take your time and enjoy the view along the way.

See more photos and book Lakeview Landing online.

We hope you have the best family vacation in Southern Illinois. We hope it’s full of amazing scenery, delicious food, and sunscreen covered noses!

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Safe Travels!


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