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Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Smoking allowed outside. Ash trays provided.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult when using swimming pool.
Inform hosts if people other than registered guests will be visiting.
Quiet outside after 10:00 p.m.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Well stocked gem
One of the most impressive VRBO properties I have stayed at. The property was very clean and accommodations were first-rate. The bathroom and kitchen we're well-stocked with anything that you would need. Already planning on coming back!
Jennifer and her group were wonderful guests. We would welcome them back anytime.
50th University High School Reunion Weekend
Our return to Carbondale to participate in 50th HS reunion was enhanced by our stay in the Pool House. The location was wonderful and it proved a nice gathering place for a few classmates after the scheduled activities! We have stayed in many VRBOs but this proved to be the best so far!
We enjoyed hosting Barbara and Steve on the return to Carbondale after many years. We are especially pleased that the Pool House proved to be a comfortable environment to meet old friends and renew acquaintances.
We will be back
This was one of the coolest VRBO experiences we have ever had. D. and Jane are excellent hosts. The pool and gardens are amazing. Cannot wait to return!
What a great experience with these guests! We'd love to have them again.
Last minute weekend “mom-cation”. The Pool House exceeded our every expectation. From the fresh flowers throughout the house, just cut herbs labeled and set out on kitchen table to the Aveda bath products and the luxurious linens, we felt pampered from the moment we walked in. Hosts were lovely and quick to provide recommendations for food and drink in the area. Day tripped to Shawnee National Forest and several wine tastings along the Shawnee Wine Trail. Beautiful, central location...we look forward to our next visit! Thank you for your genuine hospitality!
What delightful guests! They swam, spent time in the gardens, toured the region and relaxed on the Pool House's front porch. If we could choose our guests these would be our first choice. Hope to see them again.
An amazing collection of amenities and hospitality
D and Jane and curated an incredible home with an amazing addition in the Pool House. They were incredibly accommodating of us when we stayed there for the Total Solar Eclipse. The space has room for several groups to camp and lodge in addition to the Pool House, creating an incredibly homey community of travelers. They're two of the most interesting people you'll meet, and they cook an incredible breakfast. Stay there.
Totality AND the Carbondale Poolhouse? WOW!
The Carbondale poolhouse is heaven on earth. Hosts D. Gorton and Jane Adams could not have been more gracious or accommodating of a working television news crew there to cover the total eclipse. Part of that stems from their backgrounds as a former New York Times photographer and professor of anthropology. They get it! And, they can carry on conversations with anyone about anything. Oh the stories they tell!
Not only did D. and Jane think of every creature comfort, right down to the home baked zucchini bread and heated towel warmers, when we had no time to eat between deadlines, they handled that too. They whipped up two farm to table meals that we'll be raving about for years.
As our crew grew to handle the enormity of this celestial event, they immediately came to our rescue. We proposed pitching a four person tent in the front yard, but they would hear none of it. Instead, they let us take over their living room so we could get a good night's sleep in 100 degree heat, and use real bathrooms, not porta potties.
Honestly, next to totality, the Carbondale pool house and those home cooked meals were out truly of this world!
We watched the most experienced, and skilled, news team we have ever encountered while they covered the monster story of the Eclipse. They were a delight to host. We hope to see them again.
The Shawnee Hills are an ecotone, with perhaps the greatest diversity of plants and animals in the country. Spectacular rock formations, cypress swamps, and the Shawnee National Forest provide endless hiking possibilities. We are particularly partial to Horseshoe Lake, at the southern tip of the state. In the summer it is filled with American Lotus blooms.
The Pine Hills provide grand vistas of the Mississippi River and the Bottoms, and in the early spring attracts herpetologists from distant places prospect for snakes migrating from the limestone bluffs into the swamp.
A private zip line takes advantage of the rugged hills.
Several man-made lakes provide excellent boating and fishing. Deer, duck, and goose hunting seasons feature the area's resurgent wildlife.
The Shawnee Hills Wine Trail can be toured by private car or bus. Several breweries are dotted around the region, and one distillery that has a tasting room. Most feature local bands on the weekends.
SIUC has a large number of sports, cultural, and educational events, and the volunteer Jackson County Stage Company regularly produce plays. During the summer, the Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra performs in a Music Festival, with concerts around the region. In Carbondale, regular Thursday concerts featuring local bands are held during the summer.
The 40+ year old Carbondale Farmers' Market is worth a visit. It features the peaches and apples for which the region is famous, as well as a wide variety of produce, meats, specialty items, and crafts.
Carbondale Tourism, online and a short 0.4 mile walk from the Pool House, has a reasonably full roster of activities in town and in the region.