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Amazing View, on Wine trail , close to SIU, Lakes and Giant City

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights


Makanda Estate Rental Photos and Description

Estate, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 6-8 comfortably)) 2000 sq foot

On the wine trail and close to all the outdoor activities and lakes. Just 1.5 miles to Giant city, 15 minutes to carbondale and SIU. This is not a small uncomfortable rental cabin.

The home is a real log and timber frame home built in 2010. With a large deck and screened sun porch you can relax and enjoy the views and sunset. 2000 square feet with 3 bedroom, loft full full kitchen and 2.5 bathrooms. Its a rustic location but a luxury home. Sleeps 6-8 comfortably. Two Queen bed, One king bed and queen futon in the loft, can also sleep two kids on the large daybed sofa. We have a fire pit and wood outside for a nice campfire.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016
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About Tim

We have moved temporary and are sharing our dream home until we return.

Tim purchased this estate in 2010

Why Tim chose Illinois

You will not find a more relaxing place to stay.

What makes this estate unique

Real Log and timber frame construction, cathedral ceilings and enclosed porch, large deck. Outside you have a professional gas BBQ and fire ring. Complete privacy and quiet.


based on 17 traveler reviews

Amazing View, on Wine trail , close to SIU, Lakes and Giant City
average rating of 4.647059 based on 17 reviews

Beautiful and secluded

  • 5 of 5

When we turned onto the road leading to the cabin, we both already knew we were going to love this place. It is a narrow wooded lane tucked back in the Shawnee forest. The private drive was tucked back a little to reveal a beautiful cabin. As we entered the cabin, we were very pleased. It is a very clean and gorgeously decorated home. Everything you need is right there from a fully stocked kitchen to basic toiletries. We both enjoyed relaxing on the deck as we saw deer, turkey and geese every day we were there. The convenience of the location is actually great, close to the wine trail and just a few minutes from Carbondale. We recommend this cozy cabin to anyone looking for a quiet secluded getaway. The owners made the renting experience very pleasant and easy.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Great place to stay would highly suggest it for a weekend getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Great way to spend a weekend or week super nice place can't wait to get back.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Clean, Well furnished, Beautiful setting. I am looking forward to booking my next stay at this cabin.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girl's Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Cabin is beautiful and well maintained. The view is spectacular. The location is fabulous, making it easy to enjoy the Wine Train, Giant City Park, and SIU. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Place

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice weekend (Thursday to Sunday). The cabin is clean and has an open layout. The 2.5 bathrooms was a plus. The cabin is also close to Carbondale and other cool places to visit. Make sure you print out and follow the directions given by the owner. There are a couple of sneaky turns that could be easily missed if you didn't have the directions.

The thing I'd like to highlight most was the responsive of the local caretakers. The A/C and water pump weren't working upon arrival and the caretakers arrived quickly and got both up and running. It took a bit for the air temp to get comfortable (it was upper 80's outside at night) but everything was great after that. I mention all this because the true test of a well-run property is the responsiveness of the owner/caretakers when things don't run perfectly and they did an AMAZING job!! Thanks!!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bachelorette Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was absolutely beautiful! It was located close to wine trail which is where we intended to be . Everything was clean and exactly how pictures show online ! Awesome place with my girls!!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Paducah, KY
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Rustle Hill Winery
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Stone Creek Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Carbondale Il
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 51
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Giant City Lodge and Stone Creek
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Cedar Lake, Little Grassy Lake
Car: necessary

On the wine trail and one mile to giant city park.

Just a few minutes drive to the new Shawnee Canopy tours ZipLine adventure Zip through 83 acres of Southern Illinois' Shawnee National Forest.


Rates & Availability

Makanda Estate Rental Rates

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Sep 30 2016 - Nov 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

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Makanda Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Pack and play available, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) in the loft
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • winery tours
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
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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