3 Bedroom 2 bath home with a spectacular view. Sleeps up to 10
About Steve Young
I grew up in Southern Illinois, and could not wait to 'Get Out,' 'Escape,' and go to the big city. I went to school in Chicago at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and left Southern Illinois far behind. I thought this was great. I had a very successful career in the online advertising, marketing, and market research world catering to big pharma. In a normal year I would fly 125,000 miles and see many places, countries and sites. As I grew older and my 'success' continued I felt more and more that something was missing. I began to yearn for the hills of Southern Illinois, the slower pace of life, and the people I left behind more and more. I 2013, I came home for a few weeks to help my mother move my father into a nursing home. After this was completed I flew to Milan for business, and on my way back I received a call that my mother had had a stroke. This was a life changing event for me, and I never really went home. My father spent the year getting worse, and my Mother spent the year getting better. When my father died in December of 2013, I decided to 'officially' move to Southern Illinois in order to spend more time with my mother and be closer with family. I also made the decision to leave the company I worked for and do something simpler, and local to Southern Illinois. June 1st, 2014 I started my company with the goal to create vacation rental homes in Southern Illinois and help the area grow tourism. Southern Illinois is a beautiful and special place, and I would like to share it with as many people as possible.
Steve Young purchased this House in 2014
Why Steve Young chose Makanda
This property was an old Bed and Breakfast, and the view was spectacular. The property was foreclosed on and a friend that I went to high school with had purchased it and remodeled the main house. The property also has a guesthouse that I am in the process of refurbishing. Once the guesthouse is refurbished the property will sleep a maximum of 16 people, or can be rented to separate parties in the main house and guesthouse. The proximity toe wineries, and area attractions is also great for this property.
No pets - Please inquire about pets.Please inquire about pets.
Parties/events allowed - Parties and events must be pre-approved.Parties and events must be pre-approved.
No smoking - Smokers are welcome to smoke in the outdoor areas.Smokers are welcome to smoke in the outdoor areas.
Max guests: 14
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Well-stocked kitchen and big deck are the highlights of this property. Very clean and nice furnishings. Plenty of hot water. The only star I deducted was for the inclusion of Wi-Fi in the description as you must rely on your cellular data connection. There is NO Wi-Fi.
Thank you for the 5 star review. I am sorry you had issues with the internet. The house does have internet, I used it 3 days ago, and the guests staying there right now are using it. To future gusts: Please contact me ASAP if there are any issues. I can resolve them 99% of the time. Had I known the internet wasn't working for this guest I could have reset it, or figured out the problem.
This place was amazing! Thank you!
I am glad you enjoyed. I would love to host you again in the future.
Clean Home in IL Wine Country
This is a comfortable, cozy home nestled in IL wine country in Southern Illinois. Its nice or sharing because there really isn't a master bedroom. Its 3 equal bedrooms sharing one bath upstairs and one down stairs.
I am so glad you enjoyed my home. I have put a lot of work into it to make sure guests re comfortable. I hope to see you again in the future some time!
2 Night Stay
Everything was great. Thanks !
I'm always happy when my guests are happy. I am looking forward to having you again this year for Goose Season!
Good place to stay
Clean house and not far from Blue Sky Winery. Backyard was beautiful but couldn’t really spend time out there since it was colder. Steve was easy to get in contact with if I had any questions.
Happy to have hosted you. Come back some time in warmer weather and enjoy the back yard!
Roomy, clean, and great location!
This property had pretty much everything you could ask for! The house was clean, spacious, and had any amenity you needed! Not to mention the great location and beautiful view on the back deck! We loved our stay, and will hopefully be back!
I am so glad that you enjoyed. Hope to host you again in the future!
Located on the Shawnee Hills Wine trail in beautiful Southern, IL, the Toolshed Corner Guesthouse is a great place to stay. Below is a small list of some of the activities near buy and resources to find out more information:
1. Shawnee Hills Wine Trail www.shawneewinetrail.com
2. Giant City State Park http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/Landmgt/PARKS/R5/GC.HTM
3. Giant City Lodge - http://giantcitylodge.com/ (This is where Gone Girl stayed in one of the cabins)
4. Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour - https://www.shawneezip.com/
5. Ferne Clyffe State Park - http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/Landmgt/PARKS/R5/FERNE.HTM
6. Southern Illinois University (20 minutes)
7. Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge - http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Crab_Orchard/
8. Shawnee National Forest - http://www.fs.usda.gov/shawnee
9. General Overview of area tourism - http://southernmostillinois.com/
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