A Filmmaker's Dream!
What an absolute pleasure this secluded gem turned out to be - the perfect setting to shoot an independant feature film on-location, and I couldn't be happier that that's exactly what we did during our stay. The Frogmarch is a story of a group of longtime friends who hold a surprise intervention on a truly isolated piece of property in an effort to leave no choice for the addict in question but to detox. Thankfully, this rental had everything - literally, everything (outside of the food it took to feed a twelve-man crew) - that we needed to conveniently create the reality of our film. Spacious, luxurious, and visually stunning, the home itself sits on a wonderfully kept piece of land, where the front of the house is subtlely removed from the street, and the back of the house not only lies directly on the pristine waters of Woodridge Lake, but also provides a backyard large enough for a game of two-hand touch or whiffle ball. And that's just the location. The home itself is simply phenomenal. A giant screen porch, a wonderful bench-lined deck, a fantastic dining area which opens into a living room with cathedral-ceilings, a fully-eqipt kitchen, and a lovely loft space comprise all of the common areas. In addition to those beautiful spaces where most of our scenes were staged, are three bedrooms (not including the loft space which has two beds as well) - each having the capacity to sleep two people. The house easily slept eight of us, and after eighteen hour days of shooting, the comfort of the beds was critical for us to make it through the week during what little time we had to rest. On top of everything, this place is the epitome of the boyscout motto: be prepared. From disposable razors, to back up propane tanks for the grill, to a sea of spare blankets and pillows, if you forgot something, or simply need anything in a pinch, there's a ninety-six percent chance you'll find it on-site. Amazing. So if you're looking for an exceptional getaway, this is it. Lounge in the shoreline hammock, have a laugh by the fire pit, take a spin in one of the kayaks, or if you're so inclined, shoot a film. Thanks to The Butlers for their hospitality!
Summer is Fully Booked at this Updated Luxury Waterfront Lake Home Tennis/Pool