GREAT LOCATION. CHILD & PET-FRIENDLY.

Bernie Carver

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
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GREAT LOCATION. CHILD & PET-FRIENDLY.

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2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, full kitchen & laundry, sleeps 4 to 6

Enjoy your next visit to Springfield from the comfort and privacy of a family friendly, two bedroom home with sleeping accommodations for four adults. Whether you are here to experience Lincoln and Civil War history, visit our medical district, participate in state government, or to enjoy one of our many downtown festivals or State Fair events, an approximate 30 minute walk or 10 minutes by car will get you to Springfield's most popular destinations. Save money by preparing meals and beverages in our fully equipped kitchen and by using our washer/dryer. Well lit street parking is just outside our front door. Receive recommendations for locally owned restaurants. Enjoy the art collection of local artist Michael Houser. (There will be a new exhibit each time you stay with us.)

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Singles
  • Groups
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thank you both for sharing your home with us. We had a wonderful stay, and most definitely would want to stay there again when we return to Springfield. The Lincoln museum was spectacular and I need to return to catch all of what I did not have time to see. Doug was great at getting us in and seeing us off. I think our dog will miss the place most of all. She was spoiled by numerous walks at the beautiful park across the street. All in all, we had a great time, just too short. hopefully a longer stay next time. Thank You again for your hospitality!!
Feb 2013
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Bernie Carver

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Although we both have lived in other parts of the world for extended periods, we have deep roots in Springfield. We recently left for Massachusetts to be close to children and grandchildren. We hope others will enjoy being at Purple Awning House as much as we do.

Bernie Carver purchased this house in 1988

Sally purchased the house as a single mom thinking that it would be a good place to raise her two children. Her strategy worked because they both became wonderful, successful adults. We have our many fond memories of our old house and love the neighborhood.

Purple Awning House combines the advantages of being in a city and open space. Lincoln Park is a wonderful place to enjoy the outdoors, yet you can get grocery stores and restaurants with a short walk.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
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Reviews

Reviews

4.4
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Great location. Child & pet-friendly.
average rating of 4.357143 based on 14 reviews
business
Great location. Child & pet-friendly.
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Springfield Illinois
5

Cozy home away from home!

  • 5 of 5
My young children and I stayed at the Purple Awning while visiting friends in Springfield. It was great to have a place I could put my kids to bed and down for naps while my friends were visiting. Also, to work out some of that 3 year old energy we just ran (look both ways) across the street to the park and kept running! My daughter had so much fun running through the park, rolling down the hills and playing on the play ground. Not to mention how great and convenient it was to have a kitchen to store our food and make my family some meals. I had another friend staying in town and suggested next time she stay here. The price is the same as a hotel and there is much more room to spread out! Looking forward to our next visit! Is the 10th time free? Thanks again!
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your kind words. I am sure we can do something for your tenth visit.
business
Great location. Child & pet-friendly.
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Springfield Illinois
5

Fabulous Stay- Highly recommend for singles, couples, or families.

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the Purple Awning for 4 days during an ecological agriculture conference. The place offered an affordable, quiet, and warm place for us to come home to and rest. As ecological farmers we are very conscious about what we put in our body and what food industries to support (if we have too). The kitchen allowed us to avoid eating out all week and provided us with an opportunity to feed others healthy food while attending the conference. Having a space away from the meetings had numerous other incentives like bringing like-minded groups together for exciting discussion. Not to mention the view of beautiful old oak trees right out the living room window to gaze into, was priceless. It was especially spectacular after receiving a 4" snowfall.

The owner and local manager were friendly and very accommodating. They kindly answered all questions and tended to any concerns we had (like possibly staying another night to avoid driving in the snow). The house was full of cleaning supplies, towels, toilet paper and blankets which was also a pleasure, since we did not have to run out to grab any essentials we may not have thought to bring.

If I lived closer to Springfield and needed a get away, I would certainly take weekends to just enjoy the quiet and welcoming space! If I'm ever passing through I'll book it!

Thanks again. Blessings and Health to the Purple Awning crew!
  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Great location. Child & pet-friendly.
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Springfield Illinois
1

dirty house

  • 1 of 5
There was enough dust on furniture to write messages. dust under sofa thick, tile floors with dirt, had to double check looked like mouse droppings. rugs looked that had not been cleaned since bought. The bedroom had light shades and was way to bright at night, hard to sleep with neighbors light and streetlight on.Soap dispenser filthy, dishes in sink drying wash machine stinks and dirty. Heat went out ,comment made about being from California and being cold, It was in the 30's-40 and no heat yep we are cold! Do not recommend this place, yes it is old and expect issues but a bit much.Everyone sorry about heat has not happened before....
  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly
Owner's Response: Wow, I guess first impressions really are important. After turning off the heat at some point during the night, these folks were surprised and disappointed that the house was cold the next morning. When our local manager arrived a few minutes after her early morning call on Thanksgiving, the heating system was working properly to restore heat to the house.

Readers should know that these guests made no request for additional housekeeping during their four day stay. Had they done so, we would have been happy to comply with that request. When I left the house about 36 hours prior to their arrival, the described conditions did not exist. It is difficult to imagine how things could have deteriorated so much in 36 hours, but we’ll take her word for it. Our apologies and offers to discuss the matter have gone unanswered.

We encourage readers to consider our other reviews. We are very committed to providing our guests with a clean, comfortable space and a good value.
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Great location. Child & pet-friendly.
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Springfield Illinois
indiana
4

springfield ready

  • 4 of 5
this home was cozy and warm and k and i enjoyed our stay. it was so close to the sites we wanted to visit and bernie was gracious as was doug who serviced our stay with kindness and prompt attention. if you have never visited abe lincoln country, you are missing such an important part of our history. this home is a good place to stay when you decide to experience abe lincoln.
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Great location. Child & pet-friendly.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3024679
+1 2178013522
Springfield Illinois
5

Great location in Springfield, IL

  • 5 of 5
We loved the house! The location was perfect, the accommodations were great. We had a wonderful time and will definitely be back to Sprigfield in the future and will stay here again. The house was clean and comfortable, plenty of room for our family.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Great location. Child & pet-friendly.
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Springfield Illinois
5

Beautiful! Perfect

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful place, perfect location to enjoy Lincoln Park, only wished we had it longer. Great housekeeper as well!
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Lincoln Home National Historic Site
"A great place to learn about Lincoln and experience Springfield as he saw it."
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Abraham Lincoln Capitol Airport
Nearest Train
1.6 Miles
Amtrack
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Bergen Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sam's Italian Pizza
Car: recommended

Anyone who cares about American history should visit the The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. It is a national treasure that has consistently been the most visited presidential museum since it opened in 2005. Our area has much more to offer Civil War and history buffs - Lincoln's Home, Lincoln's Tomb, New Salem State Park, two historic State Capitol buildings, just to name a few. Frank Loyd Wright's Dana Thomas House and the National Museum of Surveying are other gems that visitors should not miss. As you may surmise, visiting all these great places takes some time. Visitors should plan on spending at least two or three days to experience our town.

Purple Awning House is across the street from 88 acres of open space at Lincoln Park, one of Springfield’s oldest and most popular parks. Sports oriented facilities at the park include: trails for walking, running, or cycling, a soccer field, 2 disc golf courses, 3 tennis courts, 3 shuffleboard courts, 6 ball diamonds, and 21 horseshoe courts. The Nelson Recreation Center contains an outdoor swimming pool , 2 indoor ice rinks and Junior Blues Hockey games.

Make this “party headquarters” for your next family celebration or business meeting. Reasonably priced venues for weddings, showers or business meetings are within walking distance at Lincoln Park Pavilion or Edwards Place. The bridge at Lincoln Park Lagoon is a very popular location for outdoor weddings and wedding pictures. Benedictine University, the Brinkerhoff Home and public transportation are less than a block away from Purple Awning House.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Springfield House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$90
$595
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $10 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.64%
Notes Rates do not include 11.64% hotel tax. Pets, housekeeping or a personal chef are optional services. Contact the owner for details.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Amenities

Springfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1068 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking On Street
  • Living Room ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Garbage Disposal
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Front Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Comfortable bedswith soft 400 count sheets. Ceiling fan and individually controlled air conditioning in each room.
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Singles
  • Groups
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • forests
  • marina
  • water parks
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • library
  • autumn foliage
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • horseshoes
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting small game
  • basketball court
  • golf privileges optional
  • roller blading
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
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