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Wi-Fi - 4th Night Free - On Shawnee Hills Wine Trail - Near Giant City St. Park

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,450 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom 2 bath home with a spectacular view. Sleeps up to 10

Book 3 nights including a Friday and Saturday night and receive an extra night for no additional charge. Offer valid on bookings for March 1st - May 25th. Please note that I will need to edit the quote before booking to reflect the discount.

The Toolshed Corner Vacation Home is located on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail and only minutes from Giant City State Park. Three Bedrooms (1K and 2Q) with two fold out queen couches to sleep 10. Sit on the porch and enjoy the 180 degree view or the surrounding hills and bluffs.

Please see my other rentals at:

https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p4068430

https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3943765

The property is conveniently located close to area wineries, Giant City State Park, and other attractions and beauty unique to Southern Illinois. Nearby towns include 1. Cobden, Goreville, Anna, Jonesboro, Alto Pass, Makanda, Dongola, Carbondale, Marion, Vienna, Carterville, Herrin, and Murphysboro.

More Details

Owner
Steve Young
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

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 Illinois

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.

Amenities

Makanda House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bath - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • pond
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Wi-Fi - 4th Night Free - On Shawnee Hills Wine Trail - Near Giant City St. Park
average rating of 4.75 based on 24 reviews
5

Spacious home with beautiful morning view

  • 5 of 5

Our R2R Relay team has stayed here twice now. The first year we utilized both the cabin & house. This year fewer family members came so we rented the house only. Very clean, spacious home stocked with nearly everything you need. We only had to bring in our food & beverages. Owner was very responsive to text messages. Plenty of clean linens provided. Although we didn't watch any there was a great DVD selection, a few board games & cards in the closet. We forgot a deck of cards so that was a great find! The temperature didn't allow for us to use the rear deck, but we did enjoy our morning coffee there the previous year. Wonderful space! If we get into the relay next year, we'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Great place & great location!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a girls weekend. There were 10 of us & the house accommodated perfectly! The beds were very comfortable, plenty of towels (had a washer & dryer if needed) the kitchen was fully equipped including such things as blender, crockpot, etc., a nice deck with a pretty view of the rolling terrain, grill, fire pit with wood...as you are reading it really has all you need.

The location was perfect to get to the wineries

Lastly can't say enough about the owner, he was attentive & honest... Something was left behind and he reached out to me about it & he made the effort to get it retuned to us.

I highly recommend this rental property & cant wait to stay there again!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This 3bedroom beauty is so spacious and clean. Beautiful deck out back. The scenic surroundings are breathtaking, serene and peaceful!! Lots of wineries everywhere. We really enjoyed our stay and watching the species of birds that entertained us each morning over our cup of coffee!! Steve thank you so much for helping us out of a bind when we were homeless!! You're amazing and so are your properties.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were in a mess trying to find somewhere to stay the last minute. Steve was so accommodating. This house is so clean, spacious and comfortable. Especially the beds. The surroundings are so serene and peaceful. There's a Winery just down the street( Star View) buy a bottle or a glass and hangout on the deck. Coming back in a couple of weeks to checkout another one of his properties. Can't wait!! Thanks again for working so hard for us so that we can enjoy seeing our son this spring!!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Nice home away from home feel

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place. Very cozy!!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great place to stay, and quiet.

  • 4 of 5

Fire pit in the back was a nice way to wind down the day. House was clean and fun to have company over and enjoy our conversations.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Marion, IL
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Starview Vineyards
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Carbondale, IL
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 57
Car: necessary

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/

Nearby towns:

1. Cobden, IL - 8.5 Miles

2. Goreville, IL - 8.9 Miles

3. Anna, Il - 11.6 Miles

4. Jonesboro, IL - 13.2 Miles

5. Alto Pass, IL - 13.4 Miles

6. Makanda, IL - 14.8 Miles

7. Dongola, IL - 14.9 Miles

8. Carbondale, IL - 19.4 Miles

9. Marion, IL - 20.3 Miles

10. Vienna, IL - 22.3 Miles

11. Carterville, IL - 24.1 Miles

12. Herrin, IL - 26.8 Miles

13. Murphysboro, IL - 27.8 Miles

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Rates & Availability

Makanda House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
SIU Graduation
May 12 2017 - May 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$375
$960
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,320
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
4th of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,320
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Colors
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,340
$2,880
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Deer Season
Nov 16 2017 - Nov 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,340
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$210
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,100
$2,420
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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