COZY COUNTRY COTTAGE

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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COZY COUNTRY COTTAGE

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Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

A unique country property includes late 1800 buildings (brick house, brick barn, brick ice house, brick granery converted to cottage, cyprus barn). Hike the fields and the timber. Watch for deer, turkey, heron, hummingbirds and hawks. Enjoy our

'hobby farm' with five 'mini-moos' and two lovable retired horses, two rescued mini-horses and free range chickens. The cottage is an old granary converted to a relaxing home.It is freshly painted and carpeted throughout, and has a full kitchen, and lovely but comfortable antiques.

Close (15 min ) to Peoria, Caterpillar, Civic Center, St. Francis, Methodist, Proctor Hospitals, Riverfront. Enjoy Washington's unique and historical Town Square with antique malls, candy shoppes, caramel corn & ice cream, unique gifts, including local

arts and crafts. Enjoy the best gourmet coffee in the world at The Blend. Have dinner at Denhart's or lunch at Madison's on the square restored 1800's restaurants loaded with character. Relax and enjoy the quiet at our hobby farm, and take a short drive to our charming town. Hop on the highway a few miles down the road and zip to Peoria for city attractions including shopping, river fun, sports and theater.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
I wanted to write as a follow up to our fantastic visit to the cottage in August. The underlying story is that the Thursday before our reservation started, my dad entered a hospice. The prognosis was very uncertain, with the doctors saying 4 days to 4 months. Well, that resulted in a lot of soul searching about whether to go forward with our 13th Annual Father Daughter Camp Out. My father was an avid camper, we spent many weekends in the great countryside. I listened to my heart and concluded that he would have wanted us to be in that same country setting in the outdoors, together as a family. The cottage presented the perfect setting for reflection. There were a lot of telephone calls back and forth. And the daughters knew that we faced an uncertain future for their grandfather. Still, we spent those two days wrapped up in our very own special kind of peace. As we drove back home on that Sunday afternoon, I booked the first flight the next morning. Sadly, my dad passed away in January, though the intervening months gave me a number of times to be with him. He is now at peace himself.



We will always remember the specialness of the Father Daughter Camping Trip last August and I am grateful for your very welcoming cottage.



Best regards
Aug 2012
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Hiking, wildlife, late 1800 buildings.

Very quiet and peaceful setting.

Animals to enjoy: 14 chickens, five dexter

(miniature) Irish cows, four retired rescue horses, one

dog, and two kitties.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Pay with confidence
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5
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Cozy Country Cottage
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews
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Cozy Country Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p253754vb
Peoria Illinois
5

A PLACE TO RECHARGE THE SOUL- MINUTES FROM EVERYTHING!!

  • 5 of 5
We are a Chicago couple with three small kids. We hope to keep them grounded in life by experiencing the beauty of nature. We could not have made a better choice in selecting this weekend away.
Buzz and Sal have the most unique, most gorgeous property you could hope to stay at.
On the drive to the house, you see Walmart, Kroger, Walgreens, family restaurants. Continue on a few minutes, and the road narrows, and you are in an oasis of calm.
Horses, cows, and the most lovable dog, Shatzi.
The owners are available if you need them, but you are given the freedom to explore the property as though it were yours.
The cottage comes equipped with anything you would find at a hotel, with many thoughtful extras. They actually have an array of Wellies and water shoes in the garage should you fancy a splash in the creek. (After a while, our kids stopped asking if they could get muddy, and had a BLAST!)
If you want to be close to nature, but have all modern conveniences close, you cant go wrong.
If you can't live without cable and wifi, bring a portable dvd player. But that sort of defeats the point. There is so much to do and see in the area, that most likely you will be exhausted by days end. We really enjoyed the Peoria zoo, which is actually run by the Park District. It is VERY reasonably priced as far as zoos go, and is very manageable in an afternoon. If you get a chance, take a spin by the Wheels O Time Museum. Again, low admission costs, and a whole lot to see. (They have a vintage Ford car that was battered by the tornado in Washington!)
On a final note, I must say that the owners of this home make this place so special. They carry on about their lives, yet take the time to make your stay a welcome one. They invited our kids to help feed the horses one evening, offered us the use of their new 'high efficiency' pizza oven another, and met us with a bag of treats for the ride back to Chicago.
Loved, loved, loved our stay!
Thanks so much Buzz and Sal! (Kisses to all the pets, too!)
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cozy Country Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p253754vb
Peoria Illinois
5

UNIQUE, CHARMING AND FUN FOR THE KIDS

  • 5 of 5
This cottage was a pleasant surprise! The expansive farm, the miniature horses and cows -- so cute! The owners were super nice and my kids had a lot of fun. We were there for a basketball tournament in Peoria which was only a 15 minute drive. This cottage is close to everything but secluded and private.

The cottage itself was way better than staying in a stuffy, homogenized motel. My kids played chess and board games and we went for a long walk in the meadows and explored. Too bad the time of year didn't offer the kind of green plush surroundings we imagined it would in later spring and summer, but we still loved it.

Someone mentioned the cottage was "rustic" and that is a good way to describe it. Nothing fancy, very basic but ultra clean. No cable TV or Internet either, but that's okay, we enjoyed unplugging for the weekend. The kitchen had everything we needed to make quick meals and have breakfast. Especially like the fact that there's a coffee maker and filters.
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy Country Cottage
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Peoria Illinois
Northern Illinois
5

PRIVATE, SIZABLE RENTAL; GREAT PROPERTY AND LANDLORDS

  • 5 of 5
We loved the rental property. Nice, cozy and homey feel to it (rustic design). No frills, but a very vintage rental with appropriate decor and THICK brick walls. The outside property is very large and has some really unique pluses - miniature horses and cows, friendly Irish setter who likes on-property woods walks. The land lords live on site (in the big house), and are friendly and willing to give dinner recommendations. My husband and I felt truly blessed to have come across this 'find' for our anniversary trip. Well worth the money.
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Cozy Country Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p253754vb
Peoria Illinois
East Peoria, Illinois USA
5

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

  • 5 of 5
An unknown gem in the heart of Illinois. What a pleasant surprise and welcome sight. the facilities were outstanding. I was just what my wife and I needed and it was close to home. We would love to return to this place and I am sure at some time we will. I would say we would even keep this one a secret from our friends just to keep it to ourselves.. It was that good.
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cozy Country Cottage
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Peoria Illinois
FL
5

ABSOLUTELY CHARMING!

  • 5 of 5
We sought out VRBO so we wouldn't have to stay in a hotel while visiting our son in Peoria and we thoroughly enjoyed our time relaxing on your lovely property. You definitely have a little piece of heaven tucked back off the beaten path! We appreciated your hospitality and were happy to meet your family and learn about the history of your farm. The animals were fun to watch and it was a great surprise to witness the newborn calf! Definitely lots to see in the area and the Peoria fireworks on the river were the best we've ever seen. We've been to Peoria several times and love all that the area has to offer. Thanks for making this visit even more comfortable and we look forward to our next trip!
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cozy Country Cottage
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Peoria Illinois
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5

I LOVED IT!!! A CHARMING 'HOBBY FARM' FOR SURE!

I loved it!!! A charming 'hobby farm' for sure!
  • 5 of 5
My son, his wife, and her family and I can barely wait for the next family gathering in Peoria so we can hopefully book this little gem. We loved everything about it! I come from Florida, and the farm was so absolutely wonderful and interesting. The Platner's were so kind to our group and were wonderful hosts. The mini horses and baby cows were a big hit. I highly recommend this little oasis to anyone who might need a little get away!
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amenities

Peoria Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Linens Provided
  • Air Conditioning
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) In second bedroom, Double Beds (1) Antique Bed in master bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) Twin bed in second bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Pull-out sofa in living room
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys
  • CD Player
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • cinemas
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sledding
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • antiquing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • cross country skiing
  • basketball court
  • swimming
  • golf
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