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Richard Wm. King

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english


Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Dixon House Rental Photos and Description

Perfect for family reunions, wedding parties, family vacations and getaways.

This is a 4 bedroom cozy brick bungalow nestled on 10 wooded acres of recreational land. It has a park-like front and back yard, large screened sitting porch, high ceilings, hardwood floors, beautiful windows and woodwork. Located near bike path to Lowell Park(designed by architect Frederick Law Olmsted) and a 1200 acre city park with horseback, hiking and mountain bike trails nearby.

Near golf courses, Rock River boat landings historic downtown Dixon. There are 4 State Parks within easy driving distance(less than 15 Miles).

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Richard Wm. King (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Richard Wm. King

The house and farm were a wedding present to my

grandparents when it was built in 1915 and has been in the

family since then. It was an operating farm until the mid 1980's

and is now used for recreation.

Richard Wm. King purchased this house in 1915

Why Richard Wm. King chose Illinois

We have retained the property in the family due to its

uniqueness. It is manage as a certified family forest. It

has an orchard, prairie restoration and wildlife food plot.

What makes this house unique

The house has a unique setting, nestled in a mature oak

forest. You can enjoy the beauty of nature, take advantage of the recreational opportunities or explore Dixon's quaint downtown and many historic sites.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for the use of your home & property in Dixon, IL! My family and I had a very pleasant, relaxing stay. We made so many great memories together. Thank you for thinking of nearly everything we could have needed. The front porch was our favorite spot! Makes me want to add a screened in front porch to our house. We would not hesitate to recommend or rebook your property in the future if we get the chance.
Sep 2014
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 30 reviews
Haymarket, VA

Peacefull Beautiful Surroundings

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time to stay in th home. I grew up in the area and this is a great way to spend a week while visiting family. The property is in a quite neighborhood and the back yard is your own private park. There were noumerous deer, fawns and even a large buck with full rack. We spent our mornings drinking coffee and enjoying the wildlife. There is a back patio with grill, chairs, and table. We had everything we needed. Great stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house for a family get away!

  • 4 of 5

This home was perfect for our week long visit for a family wedding. Plenty of space, nicely decorated and fully set up kitchen. We had the deer visit each morning as we sat on the patio with coffee. Located near enough to town but the was tucked away in a great wooded area.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming place for a get together

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the King Family Homestead. We loved sitting on the front porch in the morning eating breakfast. We also made use of the huge backyard, the grill, and the fire pit for our mini reunion. The kitchen was stocked with plenty of essentials such as coffee filters and paper towels. Overall, we had a great experience there and would definitely stay again

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family time.

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time at your house in Dixon. It was perfect for our family to be all together. Our 3 year old grandson was excited to find a bed that was his size (the short twin bed)! The large yard and all of the trees are beautiful and made it very private. My favorite was the large screened front porch. I spent a lot of time rocking out there. The only problem we had was that we could not connect to WiFi. It was not a necessity but an inconvenience.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect couples getaway

  • 5 of 5

Staying at the King family homestead was a complete dream. Can't wait to go back ASAP

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Family weekend get away

  • 4 of 5

My in laws and I all Shared this property for a long weekend. The location provided the feel of being secluded while being on a residential road. We really like that the owners provided a binder with information about local things such as parks, start parks, shopping, historical sites, etc. We had 8 people in the house which had plenty of room for all of us. The only negatives from the weekend were that the house didn't have a dish washer (which for 8 people would have been nice) we solved this issue by purchasing disposable products. The other was that while the house did have internet access the band width on the wifi wasn't strong enough to stream Netflix which would have been nice with the smaller kids. ( not a deal breaker though) we just sent the kids outside with bug nets to go explore.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for the feedback. It is very helpful. Best wishes, Richard
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Come visit Dixon, IL and enjoy the comfort of a rustic 4 bedroom, 2 bath farm house on 80 acres of recreational land.

Dixon is a picturesque small town situated on the Rock River just 90 miles west of Chicago. Ronald Regan’s boyhood home offers quaint shops, restaurants, several state parks within easy driving distance and a variety of activities so there is something for everyone!

The farm house is adjacent to various trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding or jogging. A large fire pit invites you to enjoy evenings in a park like setting with friends and family. The combination of old farm house and modern comforts make for an enjoyable vacation.

King’s Family Homestead offers comfortable beds, a fully equipped kitchen, bbq grill and internet access. Enjoy your morning coffee on the screened in front porch or on the back patio where glimpses of wild life are common.

Come visit Dixon and the King’s Family Homestead with all it has to offer…

Rock River: Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Water Skiing

Golf Courses (several within ½ mile of the farm house)

Lowell Park, Louden State Park, Castle Rock State Park, White Pine State Park



Skiing and snow shoeing are wonderful winter sports you can enjoy on the homestead land.


Rates & Availability

Dixon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 1 2016 - Oct 3 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.0%

Arrival 4:00 p.m. Departure 12:00 p.m.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Dixon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
  • water skiing
screened-in porch; secluded hiking trails; parklike lawn; mature oak woods

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