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Experience the Luxury of This Beautiful Castle.

Sleeps21
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths2
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
castle
Sleeps
21
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
5
Half Baths
2
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Palmyra Castle Rental Photos and Description

Castle, 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 7 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Enjoy the Peace and Tranquility of The Castle. On This 40 Acre Forested Estate, which Boast a Fully Stocked Private Lake, with sandy beach area for swimming, and Pontoon Boat with a Suspension Bridge. Take the Hiking Trails for Adventures, Rock Hunting or Nature Walks.

Star Gaze through a Refractor Telescope in your own Private Observatory!

Visit Mahan's Arboretum. Or Golf at Terry Park 9 hole course!

This Modern Castle built in 2004 has 5 Bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, nearly 9000 sqft of living space, and over 2000 sqft of Deck, with 2 outdoor grills on the first floor for large family BBQ's, 5 Wood Burning Fireplaces, Professional Kitchen, Wood and Stone floors through out, Elevator Access on Three Floors, Cable and Internet Provided, and Outdoor Fire pit. Each floor is described in more detail below.

First Floor

Master Suite;

Fit for a King, 1000 sqft Grand Suite, King Size Hand Carved Mahogany Bed, Fireplace, 2 Flat Screen TV's, DreamWave Massage Chair, Hand Carved Desk, Thrown, Wet Bar, Access to Deck, Lake View, Full Bath, King & Queen Wash Station, Hot Tub for Two, Walk-in Sauna, Walk-in Shower.

Maids Quarters;

Sleeps two, Queen size Hand Carved Mahogany 4 Post Bed, Private Full Bath, 22 inch Soaking Tub/shower.

Grand Foyer;

Stone Floor, Twenty Two foot Ceiling, 5'x9' Oak Castle Entry, Handmade Guest Log Table, Hand Carved Mahogany King and Queen Thrown, Fortune Telling Booth.

Great Room;

Grand Fireplace , Grand Piano, Thurman, Parlor Type Furniture, 22 Foot Ceiling, Lake View, Access to Deck.

Formal Dining Room;

Huge Handmade Oak Table, Seats 10+. Lake View.

Lounge Room;

Fireplace, Flat Screen TV, Wii, Stereo, Blue Ray, Leather Lounge Furniture, Access to Deck.

Professional Kitchen;

Stone Floor, Walk-in-Pantry, Sub-zero Refrigerator/Freezer, Double Oven, Wolf 6 Top Stove/w Flat Top, Island Vegetable Sink, Dishwasher, Coffee Maker, Trash Compactor, Cookware, Silverware, Computer.

Breakfast Room;

Stone Floor, Flat Screen TV, Rubber wood Table, Seats 6, View of Lake and Bridge, Access to Deck/w Swing.

Exercise Room;

Stair Climber, Stationary Bike, Elliptical, and 21 lb. sport blocks with TV and wet bar. view of fountain and entry..

*The First Floor also includes, 2 Guest Bathrooms, Laundry Room, Boiler Room. Access to Sally port. Elevator access to 2nd and 3rd Floors.

Second Floor

Orange Room;

Sleeps Two, Queen Size Bed, Private Full Bath, Access to Covered/Open Deck Joining to King Midas Room, Lake Views..

King Midas Room;

Sleeps Two, Queen Size Sleigh Bed, Private Full Bath, TV, Access to Covered/Open Deck Joining Orange Bedroom, Lake View..

Princess Room;

Sleeps Two, Queen Size Mahogany Canopy Bed, Private Deck, Full Bath, Fireplace, Lake View.

Game Room;

Pool Table, Flat Screen TV, Wet Bar, Billiard and Lounge Furniture, over looks Foyer and Great Room.

Movie Room;

65 inch TV, Surround Sound, 2 Swivel Lounge Chairs, 2 Sofas, 1 Sleeper Sofa, Foosball Table

*This floor has elevator access to 1st and 3rd Floors

Third Floor Tower

The only way to access this Room is by Elevator or “Hook and Ladder” Enter at your Own Risk!

This Octagon shaped Tower Room with 360 degree Views of the Lake and Forest, includes Bar and Lounge Seating, Flat Screen TV, Access to 800 sqft. 3rd Floor Deck , With Outside Fireplace, and Access to Spiral Staircase that Leads to …

Fourth Floor Lookout

This is at the Top of the Castle, The Lookout’s Walls Stand 44 Feet High from Ground Level. 360 degree Views of the Lake and Forest. A great place to Sun Bathe, or Watch for Wild Life.

Keywords: Castle, Estate, Mansion, Lodge, Luxury, Lake, Relaxing, Private, Secluded.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Mitch King
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2016
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About Mitch King

Please contact Mitch King for rates and availability.

Why Mitch King chose Illinois

This Castle is one of my Personal Residents, and by far my favorite. It is the perfect place to meet with your family, or close friends. All the wood floors, cabinets, moldings,etc. were handmade and milled on sight, from wood taken from trees of this Forest!. With the four seasons the Forest is constantly ever changing its beauty. The Castle is secluded and private. It is my Place for peace and tranquility...

What makes this castle unique

Wonderful place to Fish, Hike, Mushroom hunt, Rock Hunt, Star gaze, relax, BBQ out, or just be lazy. There is endless opportunities to entertain Yourself, Family, and Friends.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for letting us stay at The Castle, Mitch. It was a great place for a family reunion.







Mark
Aug 2013
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(59 traveler reviews)

Experience the Luxury of This Beautiful Castle.
average rating of 4.898305 based on 61 reviews
5

A wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

Our recent stay was a family reunion and they absolutely loved it.

The customer service was great, the amenities are high end and it was great cooking there.

This is my third time staying there and the place never fails to impress.

We will definitely come again and recommend others to enjoy.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing retreat in the middle of nowhere

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a place. We had five families with ample kids stay at "The Castle" over a 3-day weekend. Needless to say, the place was amazing. The other reviewers aren't lying: The place really is a castle nestled away on your only little private retreat. The kids have fun playing in the yard, riding the boat with the grown-ups and fishing in the lake (which could use some extra fish!). The bonfire place was great and the house was amazing. With a bit of an eclectic taste, the owner seems to have a flair for the dramatic, but the detail to attention and amazing master bath (you'll just have to wait and see!) made the house a fun place to stay. While not cheap, we thought it was well worth the money for a get-away less than 1.5 hours away from St. Louis. Book it, you won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girl Scout trip

  • 4 of 5

It was very pretty and had a lot of "unique" artwork. The kitchen was fantastic and had some additional spices that we did not bring. We slept very well in the beds and the girls loved the "secret" room. We had a great time pampering ourselves with massages, sauna and jacuzzi tub. It was very relaxing. We would have loved to swim but the bees/hornets were guarding the beach and the girls didn't want to swim using the boat. But all in all this was a great trip to add to our collection.

They listed this property for up to 21 visitors. However there was only beds for 12, including the sofa sleeper. The rest of our guest either slept on a sofa (4) or the floor if they didn't bring other arraignments. Our group was fine with this as we are used to roughing it but this would have been helpful to know before booking. Also as we booked for more than 16 people, we found that we had to pay additional for the additional people to attend but technically they didn't get a bed and some did't get a chair at the table. It seems this could either be made a little clearer in the ad. Such as; this location has accommodations for 16 people but up to 21 can stay on the property for an additional charge.

All in all everyone of us had great time that we will cherish!!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review, and I am happy the girls had a nice time. So, sorry the description of the beds was unclear. It has been described as 5 bedrooms plus a pullout couch in the movie room, that would accommodate 12 adults, we allow up to 9 additional children, but always state that they would have to bring sleeping bags or air mattresses and sleep in the Tower or movie room. Under the "Rates" page it is clear there is an additional charge for more than 16 guest,and you have to accept the price before booking. The bee's I will ask to leave the forest! :)
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5

Perfect space!

  • 5 of 5

Incredible space for friend and family get together! Very beautiful space and gracious host!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

The Castle at Palmyra is the house you wish you owned

  • 5 of 5

So this is our third time staying at the castle. The first two were with my wife's kids and their kids. This time was with my sisters, their kids and their kid's kids. Everything in this house is the type of thing you say, I want that in my house. Gourmet kitchen, check. Massage chair, check. Stocked lake with a boat, check. Amazing telescope which I took the most awesome picture of the moon I've ever seen, check. We seriously did everything in this house and then some. My niece led us in yoga on top of the castle. (I just love writing that sentence!) We fished, swam in the lake, took a midnight boat cruise to look at the stars. (Which are amazing by the way. You are in one of the darker areas in the Midwest and on a clear night can see the Milky Way) We ate way too much, played badmitton and Can Jam and tons of games. Made Smores around the fire, took a hike on the hiking trails, seriously there is so much to do here. Both families love this place and will be going back as long as they'll have us. Looking forward to our next amazing vacation at the castle. Bob Guehne & Nancy Brown, AKA Nabob.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

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If The Castle had fallen right out of heaven, it could not have landed in a more beautiful spot. In the morning the lake was like glass and birds were singing everywhere. Everything was just as it should be – fun, relaxing and a boundless adventure for our entire family ages three to 77. The boat was the big draw for young and old alike and whether riding or diving off the boat or swimming along the beach, we couldn’t keep kids out of the water. We also fed the cats and the birds and we saw deer, hawks and lots of small animals on walks all through the “40 acre woods” with Winnie the Pooh. We had a bonfire in the fire pit for roasting wieners and making S’mores and while we couldn’t get the observatory to work, the night sky had a spectacular star show by just looking up.

The Castle itself was another great experience. Given the multiple use, it was exceedingly clean. The women especially appreciated the well equipped kitchen which had every type of pan you could imagine and matching place settings of beautiful dishes and “weighted” flatware – not the Goodwill mismatch that rentals sometimes use. There was plenty of room for anyone who felt like joining us in the kitchen. The beds were super comfortable (but most of us needed a boost to get into them) and the bedding was light but always the right temperature. The game room and the piano got used regularly. On the second night we all gathered in the Lounge Room for a PowerPoint Presentation that spotlighted our own “King of the Castle” (a very surprised Grandpa) so the children and even some of the adults got to know more about him. On the last night we had a slide show made up of pictures we had taken on our Cellphone Scavenger Hunt and activities that included personalizing our Castle mugs and preparing eggs for their Humpty Dumpty Day drop off the tower. Four of the 14 actually survived!

Both Mitch and Debbie were super accommodating and helpful in every way. They asked what else they could do for us and I jokingly asked them to get rid of the rain that was predicted for every day we were there – and guess what? It didn’t rain once! That’s what I call going the extra mile. Thank you doesn’t seem enough for memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Its Good families, that make it wonderful! :)
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
St.louis Mo. / Springfield Il.
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Opera House / Old #7 , Palmyra, Il.
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Kampsville,Il.
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Terry Park, Palmyra, Il.
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Carlinville, Il.
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
111 Hwy.
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Palmyra, Il.
Nearest Beach
On the Lake on Estate
Car: recommended

Star Gazing, Mushroom Hunting, Rock Hunting, Nature Trails

2 miles to Palmyra with 2 resturants with full bars Opera House 103 E State St · Palmyra (217) 436-9121, and Old Seven Saloon 103 E State St · Palmyra (217) 436-2613. Casey's General Store/Gas also serving Pizza and food items.Terry Park Golf Course 9 hole Regulation Regulation. Zelmer Memorial Airpark Zelmer Memorial Airpark Inc, Po Box 102, Palmyra, Il 62674, 618-436-9003.

17 miles to Carlinville. Carlinville is Macoupin county seat. There is a Wal-Mart, Many Restaurants including fast food , bowling alley and a movie Theater.

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Rates & Availability

Palmyra Castle Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$1,100
From
$1,200
Fri,Sat
$6,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $400 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.5%

owner prefers payment by echeck..

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Amenities

Palmyra Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 9000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Sauna, Thrown Room..Private
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Deep Tub, Private
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Private...
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private...
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , Guest
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , Guest..
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private
  • Full Bath in every bedroom, Two half Baths...
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom, 1st Flr, Hot Tub, Sauna, Wet Bar, Fireplace
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Princess Room, 2nd Floor, Fireplace, Balcony, full Bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Orange Room, 2nd Floor, Balcony, Private Bath...
    Other (See Description) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Movie Room, other couches too..
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , King Midas Room, 2nd Floor, Balcony, Private Bath...
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Maids quarters, 1st floor, Private Bath, soaking tub....
  • King size beds (1) 1 King size bed located in Master Bedroom hand carved mahogany., Queen size Beds (4) 4 Queen size beds located in Maids Quarters,Orange Room, King Midas Room, Princess Room. Queen size pull out in Movie room., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sofa bed in Movie Room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 15 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
Private Observitory with 11' Refractor Celestron Telescope Walking Trails throughout the forest, Fishing, Campfires, Weenie roast, hiking....

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