Quiet Riverfront House Outside St. Charles

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2 bedrooms, free WiFi, bed sheets
2 bedrooms, free WiFi, bed sheets
Smart TV, stereo
2 bedrooms, free WiFi, bed sheets
Smart TV, stereo

Overview of Quiet Riverfront House Outside St. Charles

Entire homePrivate host

Quiet Riverfront House Outside St. Charles

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire home

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Water view
South Elgin, IL

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNOW Arena22 min drive
  • Popular LocationLynfred Winery28 min drive
  • Popular LocationChicago Premium Outlets29 min drive
  • AirportChicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.)44 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6
750 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 bunk bed
Common area
    1 sofa bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

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

Quiet Riverfront House Outside St. Charles

Cindy and I have been renting out a room in our St. Charles home for the last few years, Cindy and I bought this house just on the other side of the river the summer of 2021 which we are calling "Blackhawk on the Fox". The location within the 1940's Five Islands subdivision lends itself naturally to the quaint cabin theme.

Snuggle up in the living room for a Netflix movie night on the 50" TV. Order a pizza, or cook a meal in the kitchen. Roast marshmallows over the fire in the large fire pit in the backyard. We often leave random wood for guests to use for firewood, but we can't guarantee there will always be some there. You're welcome to bring your own firewood. And, the kids will love the swing that hangs from a 30 branch in the oak tree!

Enjoy a front row seat and watch the river take a brief northwest detour before turning southbound again toward St. Charles. It's about a 5 mile drive to the charming streets of downtown St. Charles to the south, and Elgin is 5 miles to the north. There is plenty of bike trail nearby, including a long bridge that runs diagonally across the big bend in the river. If you're into fishing, you can fish right from the property. There is also a public boat launch right in the neighborhood.

Check-in is at 4:00 and check-out is at 11:00. We generally need to stick to these times to be sure we have enough time to get everything ready in between guests.

Please be aware that this property is in a wooded area! Although we try to keep the critters away, it's prone to bugs and wildlife.

Fast Modern WiFi! Relax in a peaceful setting while enjoying the convenience of 210Mbps WiFi, delivered to the house via a fiber optic line.

The house is 43 miles from downtown Chicago, about an hour drive.
The house is 22 miles from Woodfield mall, a 30 minute drive.
The house is 10 miles from Santa's Village Azoosment Park, a 20 minute drive.
The house is 32 miles from O'Hare airport, and 42 miles from Midway airport.

If you're visiting in the winter, you may want to bring some slippers in case the floor is chilly.
Air-conditioned accommodation at this holiday home offers coffee/tea makers. This accommodation is furnished with sofa beds, dining tables and kitchen islands. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager


Property amenities


  • Beach sunloungers


  • Free WiFi

Family friendly

  • Playground
  • Children's dinnerware


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen island
  • Toaster
  • Paper towels
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo
  • Towels provided
  • Soap


  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Firepit


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

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

Things to do

  • Casino nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Power boating nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 750 sq ft (70 sq m)


  • Casino
  • Fishing
  • Motor-boating
  • Wildlife and game walks

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession). EU consumer law relating to professional hosts will not apply to your booking. However, the Book with Confidence Guarantee and the cancellation policy set by the private host will cover your booking.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be 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
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

Property is also known as

Quiet Riverfront House Outside St. Charles IL
Secluded Riverfront Cottage Near St. Charles IL
Quiet Riverfront House Near St. Charles, IL South Elgin

About this area

North America

What's nearby

  • Fine Line Creative Arts Center - 7 min drive
  • Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center - 11 min drive
  • NOW Arena - 22 min drive
  • Lynfred Winery - 28 min drive
  • Chicago Premium Outlets - 29 min drive

Getting around

  • Elgin National Street Station - 9 min drive
  • Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) - 44 min drive


  • Chipotle - 4 min drive
  • Buffalo Wild Wings - 4 min drive
  • Randall's Pancake House & Restaurant - 4 min drive
  • Red Robin - 4 min drive
  • Culver's - 5 min drive

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 15 out of 17 reviews
5 - Excellent 88%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 17 reviews
4 - Good 12%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 17 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 17 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 17 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4/5 Good

nice weekend
Overall my friends and I enjoyed our stay. It's a nice quiet neighborhood and we really enjoyed the outdoor area with the bonfire overlooking the river at night. The only minor issue was the comfort for sleeping. The pull out couch mattress should really be upgraded. It's fine if it's young kids or young adults but we are a bunch of 50 year old's so we couldn't tolerate the mattress because it was so thin. It worked out that one person couldn't come so we didn't have to sleep on it, we just used the couch as is. Thanks Erik & Cindy :)
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful location and comfortable stay
Wow! What a unique and interesting spot along the river. The house is cozy and very comfortable. Everything was thought through and well-provided. Easy and quick communication with the host. Will definitely stay again.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Great place for a family getaway
Had a great time with my family! Everything was easy to find that was needed in the house. Backyard has a very nice view on the river. Neat and quiet place.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Great property
Loved the locations and experience! We hope to be back.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

4/5 Good

Watch your head!
Great place, great area, and the hosts seem super-cool. One serious problem - the doorway to the kitchen is unusually low and a serious hazard to the millions of Americans who are 6'4" or taller. There was no warning in the listing or on the doorway. I suffered a concussion and a neck injury on a vacation to celebrate 3 months of recovery from a ghastly neck surgery with a 1 year full recovery time. That tragically ruined a very important trip and I badly wish we'd stayed home.. Every penny spent on this lodging went down the tubes and I deeply regret choosing this house as I sit here with an ice pack around my neck. What a shame.
Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2022