The Boat House

Family-Friendly Harbor View Home

  7 guests
  3 bedrooms
  2 full / 1 half bathrooms

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Property Features

Sleeping Arrangement

Bedroom 1
1 King
Bedroom 2
1 Queen
Bedroom 3
1 Bunk Bed, 1 Trundle Bed


New to Harbor Inn, this ranch home has gorgeous views of the harbor, especially when the sun sets upon the glistening water. The Boat House is family-friendly, a perfect location for a large family or multiple families to stay and unwind. Watch boats drift lazily in and out of the harbor while you sip your coffee in the morning or enjoy a glass of wine as the sun goes down.

The main area is an open floor plan that hosts your bright gourmet kitchen, comfortable living room and a dining area that seats six comfortably. You’ll find the kitchen cupboards stocked with all of the tools you need to create a lovely meal.  Make sure to take plenty of pictures of the beautifal harbor from the porch, its Instagram worthy! You can cook while enjoying the company of your entire family around you. Adjacent and open to the kitchen is a comfortable living area with couch, reading chair and flat screen television. 

The master bedroom located on the main level provides a king sized bed and flat screen television. Two bedrooms located on the lower level walkout beckon your restful slumber. The first bedroom on the lower level has a queen sized bed with a flat screen television. The second bedroom provides a twin bunk beds and a trundle bed that can accomodate up to 4 guests, perfect for the kids. With all the amenities you can ask for in a villa home, The Boat House will be a getaway for the family you will never forget. 

House Rules:
During your stay, we ask that you remember to be respectful of your neighbors. Quiet hours are from 10pm- 7am. For real, take the party to the many downtown bars, where live music is always playing.

Additionally, thank you for respecting our "no smoking" and "no pets" policy so that we can keep our properties in the best condition possible. Pets include but are not limited to cats, zebras, livestock, and/or spouses. Should you choose to ignore this, there will be a $300 fine assessed for breaking either of these rules. We thank you for refraining and being respectful of our homes - please don't make us hunt you down for fines as it cuts into our naptime.

Also, do not forget to enjoy all the nearby amenities and activities including swimming, beach, fire pits, kayaking, kite flying, trail hiking/walking, bike riding trails, craft beer and wine tasting, zip lining, sky diving, glass blowing, and much more, not to mention the fun you will have just strolling around the Harbor and enjoying the tiki bar, beach and restaurant.


NEIGHBORHOOD: The Boathouses
         BED 1 King Bed (Sleeps 2)
         BED 2 Queen Bed (Sleeps 2)
         BED 3 Twin Bunk Beds and Trundel Bed (Sleeps 4)
         CABLE TV



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* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options or fees.
Vacation Rental Standard Pricing Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Weekly Monthly Min Nights
Off Season $259 $259 $259 $259 $259 $269 $269 $1,500 $3,000 2
Shoulder Season $264 $264 $264 $264 $264 $274 $274 $1,600 $4,000 2
Peak Season $289 $289 $289 $289 $289 $299 $299 $1,700 $5,000 2
Holiday $309 $309 $309 $309 $309 $319 $319 $1,800 $5,000 2


Forsyth, US
Reviewed: Jan 4, 2023
Property Manager
Channahon, US
Reviewed: Mar 2, 2022
Property Manager
Omaha, US
Reviewed: Feb 24, 2022
Property Manager
Your team is superb. They are very efficient and friendly. Other business should take note.
Wonderful place. Clean, organized, and comfortable. Their communication is fantastic! I had a few questions and their were answered and taken care of right away. Very strong customer service. Super friendly.
Ottawa, US
Reviewed: Nov 30, 2021
Property Manager
Rich was able to find the perfect rental for me!! He helped me through the entire process! I cant thank him enough for all his help. He made my familys visit perfect!
Home was exceptional!!
Southport , US
Reviewed: Nov 1, 2021
Property Manager
Richard made the trip happen merely 4 days prior to my arrival. Seemed as though he pulled a string or two but during the process I never lost confidence in the stranger on the phone. Easy arrival, easy stay, easy checkout. Air BnB should take notes from this guy.


Must be 25 years of age to reserve a room.
When making a new reservation, a 50% deposit will be charged at booking time to hold your reservation. 14 days prior to arrival, the remaining balance of your reservation will be charged to the card we have on file. If you would prefer to use an alternate credit card, please call our office. If the arrival date is within 14 days of the date you are making the reservation, the full reservation amount will be due at booking time. Acceptable forms of payment are VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.
Cancellation & Refund Policies
Reservations canceled 14 days prior to arrival date will receive a full refund of the advance deposit. Reservations canceled within 14 days of arrival date will forfeit the advance deposit. Some promotions, specials or packages may have modified cancellation polices. Please review the rate details, terms and conditions at the time of reservation. All cancellation charges are plus tax and applicable fees.
Minimum Stays
Saturdays require a minimum two night stay (Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday) Most national holidays require a three night stay.

Property Address
44 Waterside Way
Ottawa, IL 61350

Access to the cottage:
FROM intersection of I-80 & IL-71 (Exit 93), to Heritage Harbor Ottawa, IL
Head southwest on IL-71 W
2.7 mi
Turn left toward N 2871st Rd
0.1 mi
Merge onto N 2871st Rd
0.1 mi
Turn left onto N 2753rd Rd (Canal Road)
1.2 mi
Turn right at the second Heritage Harbor entrance
0.2 mi
Heritage Harbor
1970 N 2753 Rd, Ottawa, IL 61350

Check-In/Check-out Times
Check-in time is 3:00 pm and check-out is 11:00 am.
Your door code will not be active until 3:00 pm.
Please do not arrive to the home before your check-in time as cleaners and other staff may be in the home and using the parking spaces.

Early Arrivals
While we would love to accommodate all early arrivals, we are typically not able to do so. Please email [email protected] if you'd like to put in a request and you will be notified on the day of check in if we are able to grant early access. Otherwise, please plan on the 3 PM check-in time.

Late Arrivals
If you plan on arriving after our office closes at 6:00 pm, please contact us in advance at 815-433-5000 ext 2 or [email protected]

Inventory/Starter Kits
You will find the home is stocked with all the basics:
Ready-made beds and at least 1 bath towel, hand towel and wash cloth per guest
Kitchen stocked with glasses, dishes and utensils as well as basic cookware
The kitchen starter kit includes: Dishwasher tabs, a roll of paper towels, kitchen towel and kitchen trash bags
Each bathroom is equipped with a starter kit which includes a hotel-style set of bath soap, shampoo, conditioner and two rolls of toilet paper

The starter kits provided are complimentary and are meant to cover your needs before you get to the store to do your shopping. You may find supplies that have been left by other guests which you are welcome to use, but make sure to take a quick inventory before you shop to ensure you have everything you will need during your stay. Bed linens and towels are provided. Daily housekeeping service is not provided. Mid-stay towel and cleaning service is available upon request for a $50 charge.

There is a washer and dryer in your cottage. Please clean the dryer trap after every use. Laundry Detergent, Fabric Softener and Dryer Sheets are not provided. Please do not use bleach in the home. Stains left because of bleach use will be subject to a fee.

The pool is within walking distance from your cottage. A key is provided at check-in. Please read and follow the posted pool rules. Beach/Pool towels are NOT provided. Please do not take the bath towels to the beach or pool. No Glass, Smoking, Vaping or Pets are allowed inside the pool area. Any violation of the pool rules will result in a $250.00 fine that will be charged to the guest credit card on file.

We at Harbor Inn want to ensure that every renter can count on having at least one parking spot available to them. You will see parking spots marked with numbers—these are spots that are guaranteed specifically for your use. Your parking spot is marked with your cottage number or villa number and each cottage and villa is designated 1 spot. The other spots that are not marked are open for parking on a first come, first served basis just as always, and all overflow parking can park in the lower boat ramp parking area. We hope that having a designated spot will help accommodate parking for all Heron’s Landing in the busy summer months ahead.

1. Parking availability is limited. Your parking spot is marked with your cottage number or villa number and each cottage and villa is designated one spot. The other spots that are not marked are open for parking on a first come, first serve bases. Overflow parking is designated in the lower boat ramp parking area. A $25.00 fee will be applied if your vehicle is parked illegally i.e. another cottage/villa’s parking spot.
2. Vehicles who are parked on the property must have a parking pass. Parking passes must always be hung in car. If you need additional passes, please contact the Welcome Center.
3. Car repairs are not to be done anywhere on the premises. No car parts, broken or disabled vehicles will be stored in the parking premises or anywhere else on the property. Non-operative vehicles will be towed away at tenant’s expense. No Trailers, boats, campers, recreational vehicles or trucks over one ton are allowed without written authorization.
4. The parking areas are not for storage. Combustible, hazardous, or explosive materials or dangerous accumulations of rubbish; or accumulations or wastepaper, boxes, shavings or any highly flammable materials is not permitted. This is a fire violation and safety hazard.
Please be considerate of your neighbors and they will be considerate of you.

Please park in the spot corresponding to your cottage number. You will find upon entering your cottage a parking pass. Please have this displayed in your car for the duration of your stay. For guests on the West Peninsula, your cottage will not have any spots marked however they all have a driveway.

Info about property
The refrigerator temperature will rise when you 1st put in your groceries. This is normal. It takes about 8 hours for the temperature to regulate.

In consideration of owners and guests with allergies, animals/pets are not allowed in the home.
Smoking is only permitted outside the home.

Events, parties or gatherings in or around the home that interfere with other owners or guest quiet and peaceful enjoyment are against the rules and will be disbanded.

Emergency Numbers
Ambulance/EMT: 815-433-3100
Fire Department: 815-434-3785
LaSalle County Sheriff: 815-433-2161
*Always call 911 for life threatening emergencies.

Check-out procedures
Check out is 11:00 a.m.
Please empty the refrigerator, freezer, and pantry of personal items
Turn off all lights and appliances, and return any moved furniture back to its original spot
Please place all trash in bags, and take to the dumpsters located in the North East corner of the marina lower lot. Please do NOT place trash bags in the small black trash bins located around the Herons Landing paths.
Run the dishwasher with the pod provided
Pile used towels on the floor in the bathrooms
Close and lock all windows and doors
Set the AC temperature to 76 degrees in summer or Heat to 65 degrees in the winter
And remember to sign our guest book!

Boat Rentals:
Boats: 10 person pontoons available for 2, 4, or 8 hours starting at $290
Jet Skis: available
Electric boats: available
Kayaks: Single and double pedaled kayaks available for 2, 4, or 8 hours starting at $35
Paddle boards: Stand up paddle or pedal boards available for 2, 4, or 8 hours starting at $25

Information about the Area
For list of events, dining, golf, recreation, fitness, rentals, shopping, and anything else you may need information on, go to:

Real Estate
Thinking of purchasing a property or investing in Heritage Harbor? Visit to search available properties or call our sales team at 815-434-5000 x1 to set up an appointment.

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