Estate, 10 Bedrooms, 9 Baths, (Sleeps 26)
About Margaret Murphy
We have owned Tir Na Nog for 50 years and it was a family retreat for many years - now we rent on VRBO so other people can enjoy the beauty and create memories.
Margaret Murphy purchased this Estate in 1970
Why Margaret Murphy chose Lake Villa
It was bought as a family retreat back in 1970. It is a very special place hard to believe it is only an hour drive from Chicago.
What makes this Estate unique
Tennis, private 9 hole golf course, fishing, relaxing in the many great rooms and reading in the sun on the deck over looking the lake. The pool and fire pit are where families gather and enjoy - the pool is large and there are many areas to sit both in the sun and the shade
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Awesome for extended family
We had a large family with ages 8 to 84 years old. The availability of the pool, the golf, the many porches and the tennis court gave us lots of room to have outdoor activities. There are a number of 'gathering places' indoors and out that let us have smaller group conversations and get some quiet time when needed. The kitchen has lots of dishes and pots and pans and a Viking cooktop and stove if you are cooking.
They were 2 very minor repairs that the handyman took care of within hours.
The golf course is at the 'muni course' level. We played many games of best ball and had participants of all capabilities. There are several sets of old clubs there but I suggest that you bring your own if you like to play. No need for a driver!
There are grocery stores, restaurants and other activities within a very short drive. However, the property faces the lake and is extremely quiet and restful. A nice combo of retreat and convenience.
The teenagers went to Six Flags and were able to Uber home.
We used the tennis court for pickle ball games.
The rooms are very clean and well set up with many ensuite bathrooms. The kitchen could use a good deep clean which I have told the manager about.
Great property! Enjoyed the house, pool, golf course and courts! Lots of room to roam! The grounds were very well maintained. If we needed anything, Ed and Daphane were quick to respond! They let us know about fireworks in the area for the 4th. Would stay here again!
The grounds keeper was extremely over bearing and was incapable of communicating in a professional manner. At one point he actually attempted to guilt trip people for the using the property at 530 in the afternoon while playing golf. This is a fine property, but expect every action done on the property, whether it be swimming, tennis, or golf to be reported back to the property owner. This was incredibly uncomfortable and invasive.
We are sorry you felt that way about the caretaker. But glad you enjoyed the property.
Our group had a great stay at Tir Na Nog - there was tons of space for everyone to hang out for the weekend. Only areas of improvement would be better directions to find the driveway from the main road, and fewer cleanup requirements. Most places I've stayed require dishes be in the dishwasher and running, this place required dishes be clean and put away, so just make sure you plan enough time in the morning for that.
very nice mix of old elegant and new comfort. Kitchen accommodations were fantastic.
The sleeping and bathroom arrangements were the best that we have had in our five years of renting a Thanksgiving get-away home. The "great" room lived up to its name, complete with dry fireplace wood.
We had a minor plumbing problem, but the on-site caretaker promptly took care of the situation.
Needs more care.
Problem areas included very poor maintenance of tennis court, golf greens, bowling green, and pool motor.
The issues have been addressed the pool motors have been replaced - the tennis court is resurfaced every 3 years and will be resurfaced in 2019 - the greens and the bowling green got effected by a disease due to the unseasonable weather and they will be treated in September and air rated. In the passed damage was caused to the greens and bowling green by children not been supervised and using a pitching wedge on the greens. The gardens and house and lake front are well maintained.