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Kari O'Neill

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Modern Black Hills home nestled in the pines near beautiful Pactola Lake

13 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Black Hills House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, occupancy of 6

This modern cedar-sided home offers comfort and convenience, but it is the peaceful, secluded aura that makes it hard to leave. Nestled into the hills, we are bordered by Forest Service land, which offers endless hiking opportunities. The breeze whistling in the pines truly induces peace and relaxation. The outdoor patio and deck space around the home invite family time or individual rest.

The home, built in 2002, has two levels, with the upper floor including a large master bedroom with glass doors leading to the back deck, large full bathroom, fully stocked kitchen, large family room and dining area. The lower level holds two bedrooms with queen beds, a full bathroom, laundry area, and large family/game room with a wood-burning stove. Five sliding glass doors and large windows offering beautiful views of the Hills are located throughout the home. Spacious rooms give every guest privacy, yet create openness for group activity.

Fully Stocked Kitchen: Guests are welcome to use the modern conveniences of a gas grill, dishwasher, refrigerator, electric stove, coffee-maker, and microwave. Cupboards are stocked with popular seasonings and staples such as coffee, flour and sugar. Cooking utensils, dinnerware, and silverware are all supplied in quantity.

An electric washer and dryer are available for guest usage in the lower level of the home.

Extra Comforts: Each bedroom features a newer queen-size mattress and its own thermostat for individual control. The home has electric heat, and with the shade of the surrounding pines, is very comfortable all summer.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Kari O'Neill (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Kari O'Neill

We live on a farm/ranch about 180 mi. SE our vacation home. We love to get away to the Black Hills, and feel a natural pull to the area. I (Kari) work for South Dakota State University in Community Development. We enjoy spending time with grandkids and family, fishing, and hiking. Our roots are deep in agriculture, with Rick's ranch being in his family over 100 years.

Kari O'Neill purchased this house in 2010

Why Kari O'Neill chose Black Hills

Simple - we LOVE the area and the home, and want to share it!

What makes this house unique

We are in the true beauty of the Black Hills. Wildlife comes up to the door and in the late summer cattle are around due to open grazing in the National Forest.

Reviews

5
based on 13 traveler reviews

Modern Black Hills home nestled in the pines near beautiful Pactola Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

Very clean, great property!

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for us. We vacationed with another family so there was a total of 4 adults and 2 kids. Plenty of room for both families, great sleeping arrangements. Very clean, even had some extras like toiletries and condiments in case. which i really appreciate because I always forget something. Very easy to communicate with the owners. All around a great experience!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice house!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay; very comfortable home off the beaten path. Would recommend you bring provisions with you, because you don't want to have to make a grocery store run after driving out there.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great idea! We are 5 miles from the Pactola Marina store, but it is a convenience store. The nearest full-service grocery store is 17 miles in Hill City or 24 miles to Rapid City. We do keep some spices, coffee and staples on hand.
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5

Peaceful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This Pactola cabin was perfect! It was secluded but still close enough to all attractions. The cabin is beautiful inside and out. It was exactly what we were looking for! I will highly recommend this cabin to my friends and family! They had everything we needed. Definitely will come again.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Clean, well kept, well stocked with everything you need for a wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

It was obvious that the owners love their Black Hills home and want their guests to feel the same. It had everything we needed and a few things we had not thought about. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking utensils, condiments etc. The washer and dryer were a real plus for our week long stay. The area was Absolutely Beautiful! We took a great hike down the trail to Lake Pactola. It could not been any better.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANKS so much! We do love our home and sharing it with guests. So glad you took advantage of one of the many great trails very close-by.
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perfect cabin get away!

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was very clean, cozy and located strategically where we could get on our ATV trails. We appreciated the well stocked kitchen; with everything we needed to make a wonderful weekend.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Wichita
5

Nice secluded area

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay off the beaten path. It was quiet & relaxing. A nice property!! We had grandparents, ourselves & our elementary aged daughter. Clean and well kept home.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Rapid City Regional
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Black Forest Inn
Nearest Golf
24 Miles
Rapid City
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Hill City historical train
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 385
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Black Forest Inn
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Terry Peak
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Pactola Lake
Car: necessary

The heart of the Black Hills is at your fingertips with this vacation get-away. Centrally located between Rapid City, Hill City, and Deadwood, this secluded home in the pines gives you the feeling of being immersed in the Black Hills. At Pactola Drive you have the best of several worlds. You are within five miles of Pactola Lake, the largest recreational lake in the Black Hills. There are several hiking trails within walking distance. The main attractions in the Black Hills for all ages are within 35 miles. Family activities include Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Mountain, Reptile Gardens, caves to explore, a water park, horseback riding, Flinstone Village, and chuck wagon dinners. Adults can find local wineries, and the exciting nightlife of Deadwood. Throughout the summer you will find festivals and activities to meet any vacation need. And if you came here to relax, the outdoor patio and deck are the perfect place for peace and quiet! One word of caution - if you want to along a main highway, this home is not for you. We are off the highway 4 miles, along a well-maintained scenic gravel road.

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Rates & Availability

Rapid City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Sturgis Rally
Aug 6 2016 - Aug 12 2016
5 night minimum stay
$280
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 5.6%

We may be willing to work with your group on rates, depending on time of year.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Black Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Modern bathrooms. Upper level bathroom has double sinks and is very spacious.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lane hide-a-bed in family room on lower level
  • Three private bedrooms, one hide-a-bed on lower level, plus room for a full-or-queen-size air mattress on floor.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Let us know of other amenities you are searching for, and we will be happy to try to accomodate your needs.

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