Centrally located, Peaceful Cabin by the Beach


Entire cottage hosted by Kristen

5 guests, 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
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Self check-in
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Great location
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The cabin sits in the trees along beautiful Lake Sara. The newly remodeled cabin offers a quiet place to relax and unwind. You can bring your kayaks, paddle boards or trailer your family boat along for some fun tubing and skiing on the lake. The dock allows for the boat to be left in the water till the end of your stay. The Marina, Pinky’s (waterfront restaurant), Rusty Reel (bar below Pinky’s ), Cardinal Golf Course, Lake Sara Campground and Lake Sara Beach are all a short walk from the cabin!

The space
All reservation should reflect the amount of people staying correctly.

There are four kayaks available for all guest to use. The Kayaks will not be available for use during the winter months December - March. The cabin does sit back in the cove and is in more shallow water. I recommend guest who want to swim to head to the beach which is a short walk through the campground.

The cabin offers a charcoal grill for outside use. Charcoal and other amenities for grilling are recommended to bring.

There is a fire pit in the back, Wood is not provided all the time. Please contact me for places that sell wood if you are in need of any. Pulling bark off the hickory tree or any other tree to throw in the fire pit will result in fines. Please respect the property.

Pets are welcome! There is not an additional fee but I do ask that all pets be house broke, their poo be picked up and disposed of in the trash bin and try to keep them off the furniture. If that is not a possibility please bring their bedding or a dog blanket to cover the furniture. The cabin does sit across the street from the Lake Sara Campground so please keep an eye on your pets so they do not disturb the neighbors or the campers.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 single bed

What this place offers

Lake view
Beach access
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Not fully fenced


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4.93 out of 5 stars from 216 reviews


Where you’ll be

Effingham, Illinois, United States

The neighborhood is a quiet lane located just behind the Lake Sara Campground.

Hosted by Kristen

  1. Joined in April 2016
  • 283 Reviews
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Hi! I am a local girl born and raised in the area. The cabin has been in the family for 30+ years. It is a special place I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. I am happy to help with any questions for my guest. Please do not hesitate to ask prior to your stay and or during. I do ask that all bookings are clear on the headcount. That is what is referred to when getting the place ready for our guest.
Hi! I am a local girl born and raised in the area. The cabin has been in the family for 30+ years. It is a special place I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. I am happy to help wi…


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During your stay

I live locally and will be happy to help with any questions upon request.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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