The Tiny House
Welcome to The Cottages on Petite Lake! We're thrilled to host you. Our family works hard to maintain this quirky and fun lakefront resort. We hope you love it as much as we do!
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Text is preferred for anything that is not urgent.
-David and Jessica
Directions + Parking
25621 W Hermann Avenue, Antioch, IL 60002
Look for this gazebo at the end of our driveway. Sometimes the GPS takes you one property too far. You should not be in front of a red house at a dead end.
Turn right up the driveway and go to the top of the hill.
You can park anywhere in front of this bright pink house in the gravel parking lot. Please do not block other cars or entrances.
If this area is full, please park on an angle along the fence line. Parking can be limited, so please don't leave too much space between cars. Thank you!
Finding The Tiny House
The Tiny House is this olive green house with the white stairs.
The key will be given to you by the hosts or inside the unit if doing a self check-in.
PLESAE READ THE NEXT SECTION FOR IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE + HOW TO USE THE KEY. Thank you!
Important things to note
Key: you have to hold the door handle ALL the way up in order to lock/unlock. If you do not, it won't work.
Outside lights: when you open the sliding door, there is a red button on the banister to the left to turn the lights on/off.
Lofts: there are two lofts. One is above the kitchen, one is above the primary bedroom. There are folding sofa/mattresses, pillows, and bedding up there.
Heat: each baseboard heater is controlled by its own thermostat. There are two in the main area and one in the master bedroom. The fireplace is also an electric heater that can be controlled with the remote or the top right corner.
Telescopic ladders: there are two telescopic ladders in the bedroom. Open them all the way. Each level is not open unless you hear a "click". Children should always be accompanied by a parent while on the ladders.
Sleeper sofa: the love seat sofa is also a twin sleeper sofa. Bedding can be found in the cabinets next to the fireplace.
Hot tub: please read the safety sign prior to entering and make sure to close it after each use. Please be mindful of noise and how loud you are speaking, especially when the jets are on.
Hot tub jets + heater: we do not recommend running the bubbles and heater simultaneously for too long.
Hot tub maintenance + foam: our hot tubs are cleaned between each group and are maintained by certified maintenance personnel. Please note that foam is the result of leftover soap/detergent in swimsuits. We provide defoamer if you’d like to use it, but all other chemicals and testing is done by our team. For stays over 2 days or id maintenance is needed, we will contact you to arrange a time.
Quiet hours: quiet hours begin at 10pm. Please be respectful of our neighbors and other guests.
Garbage: all trash can be taken to the large cans outside. Please do not leave food or crumbs out to help us deter ants and critters.
Children: children should be supervised by an adult at all times, especially while swimming in the lake and/or hot tub. Children shouldn’t be left alone in the cottage, the parking lot, the beach, the rooftop, or any other areas of the resort.
Firewood: want to have a bonfire? You can use your own wood or buy from us. Our large bundles are $10/ each and include fire starter logs.
Boat rental: interested in a boat rental and haven’t reserved it yet? Reach out to us for availability and more information.
The beach: during the summer season, the kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, floats, and toys are all free. Please help us keep our toys free and readily available by putting them away after use. When our toys are abused or left out to float away, there may be an additional charge.
About the area
Winter things to do:
-Skiing/snowboarding at Wilmot Mountain
-Tubing hill at Wilmot- super fun!
-Hiking at Chain O’Lakes State Park
-Walking trails at Hastings Lake, McDonald Woods, Grant Forest Preserves
-Shopping at Gurnee Mills
-Axe throwing + golf simulator at DriveTime golf
-Bowling at Antioch Lanes or Kristof’s
-Downtown Antioch is a charming little downtown with lots of shops and stores
-Movie theater— small old school theater in downtown Antioch or a bigger ones in Fox Lake or Round Lake
-Free Kringle Village (not many bells and whistles, but it’s free and festive for the holidays)
-Tipsy Elf (normally the resturant Sunset Grill, it’s just a few minutes away and has been transformed into a festive holiday bar/restaurant)
-Tinsel Tavern (normally The Grove, also transformed into a festive holiday bar/restaurant)
-Six flags (30 min)
-Antiquing (Family Heirloom, Great Lakes, more)
-Massages (Massage on Main Street, Reclaim Your Body)
Breakfast + Cafes:
The Vegas Cafe
The Latte Cafe and Bakery
Little Bean Cafe
El Sureño (closest to the property)
Oliverii North (downtown Antioch)
The Rivalry (downtown Antioch)
Sunset Grill (Antioch)
El Puerto (Fox Lake)
Anastasia’s (delivers to the property)
The Grove (Spring Grove)
Antioch Pizza (delivers to the property)
Cooper’s Hawk (20 minutes, Gurnee)
The Shanty (20 minutes, Wadsworth)
Asian Harbor (Antioch)
Seaside Prime Steak & Seafood (reservations recommended, 20 minutes, Richmond)