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Bernie Carver

Member since: 2012
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Great location. pet-friendly

42 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house

Overview

Photos and Description of this Springfield holiday house

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, full kitchen & laundry, sleeps 4 to 6

Enjoy your next visit to Springfield from the comfort and privacy of a family friendly, two bedroom home with sleeping accommodations for four adults. Whether you are here to experience Lincoln and Civil War history, visit our medical district, participate in state government, or to enjoy one of our many downtown festivals or State Fair events, an approximate 30 minute walk or 10 minutes by car will get you to Springfield's most popular destinations. Save money by preparing meals and beverages in our fully equipped kitchen and by using our washer/dryer. Well lit street parking is just outside our front door. Receive recommendations for locally owned restaurants. Enjoy the art collection of local artist Michael Houser. (There will be a new exhibit each time you stay with us.)

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • long term rentals available
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bernie Carver (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Bernie Carver

Although we both have lived in other parts of the world for extended periods, we have deep roots in Springfield. We recently left for Massachusetts to be close to children and grandchildren. We hope others will enjoy being at Purple Awning House as much as we do.

Bernie Carver purchased this house in 1988

Why Bernie Carver chose Illinois

Sally purchased the house as a single mom thinking that it would be a good place to raise her two children. Her strategy worked because they both became wonderful, successful adults. We have our many fond memories of our old house and love the neighborhood.

What makes this house unique

Purple Awning House combines the advantages of being in a city and open space. Lincoln Park is a wonderful place to enjoy the outdoors, yet you can get grocery stores and restaurants with a short walk.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you both for sharing your home with us. We had a wonderful stay, and most definitely would want to stay there again when we return to Springfield. The Lincoln museum was spectacular and I need to return to catch all of what I did not have time to see. Doug was great at getting us in and seeing us off. I think our dog will miss the place most of all. She was spoiled by numerous walks at the beautiful park across the street. All in all, we had a great time, just too short. hopefully a longer stay next time. Thank You again for your hospitality!!
Feb 2013
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Reviews

4.5
based on 42 traveller reviews

Great location. pet-friendly
average rating of 4.5238094 based on 43 reviews
5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay so much. Your home was perfect for us. We enjoyed visiting the Lincoln locations and even invited family up for dinner while we were there. We Would recommend this sweet place to stay. Lovely neighborhood to take our dog for a walk. Be sure to take time to sit in the yard and enjoy the Lincoln Park view. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

The house was as advertised. The check in process was clear and thorough. Nice place.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Purple Awning House was just right for us

  • 4 of 5

My husband, sister, and I stayed at The Purple Awning House for a long weekend while we visited Springfield. The house was just right for us: The two bedrooms provided us privacy, and the living room and kitchen enabled us to enjoy meals and relaxation/TV time together, all at a cost that was comparable to local pricing for hotels and motels in the area.

The house was clean, the kitchen had everything we needed, and the local manager was accessible, friendly and hospitable. The house is located just a few blocks away from the 'downtown' area where the Lincoln Museum, Library, etc., are located, but it is also in an older residential area directly across the street from a park ... it provided the perfect combination of convenience and calm for us.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very clean and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

The property exceeded my expectations. It was very clean, I loved the old deep bathtub and the large closets. While the stove and oven were old they worked very well. I liked the arched doorways and the doorbell chimes. The yard space and shady trees were perfect! I hope to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huffman, Texas
5

Purple Awning Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Great place with all of the amenities!!! Extremely clean with very hospitable hosts. Very close to all of the major Abraham Lincoln tourists sites and Illinois State fairgrounds. We had plenty of room to accommodate 6 guests. We will definitely be renting for future visits!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lindenhurst, IL
5

Comfortable and quaint home, friendly owners, awesome location

  • 5 of 5

This home is extremely nice and clean, with good amounts of space, air conditioning and an eclectic charm. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and the owners greeted us personally when we arrived. Overall a very pleasant experience. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Abraham Lincoln Capitol Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Bergen Golf Course
Nearest Train
1.6 Miles
Amtrack
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sam's Italian Pizza
Car: recommended

Anyone who cares about American history should visit the The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. It is a national treasure that has consistently been the most visited presidential museum since it opened in 2005. Our area has much more to offer Civil War and history buffs - Lincoln's Home, Lincoln's Tomb, New Salem State Park, two historic State Capitol buildings, just to name a few. Frank Loyd Wright's Dana Thomas House and the National Museum of Surveying are other gems that visitors should not miss. As you may surmise, visiting all these great places takes some time. Visitors should plan on spending at least two or three days to experience our town.

Purple Awning House is across the street from 88 acres of open space at Lincoln Park, one of Springfield’s oldest and most popular parks. Sports oriented facilities at the park include: trails for walking, running, or cycling, a soccer field, 2 disc golf courses, 3 tennis courts, 3 shuffleboard courts, 6 ball diamonds, and 21 horseshoe courts. The Nelson Recreation Center contains an outdoor swimming pool , 2 indoor ice rinks and Junior Blues Hockey games.

Make this “party headquarters” for your next family celebration or business meeting. Reasonably priced venues for weddings, showers or business meetings are within walking distance at Lincoln Park Pavilion or Edwards Place. The bridge at Lincoln Park Lagoon is a very popular location for outdoor weddings and wedding pictures. Benedictine University, the Brinkerhoff Home and public transportation are less than a block away from Purple Awning House.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Springfield, Illinois

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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1 night minimum stay
A$148
A$940
A$2,015
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$27 + Tax
Cleaning A$101 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit A$336
Tax Rate 11.64%

Rates do not include 11.64% hotel tax. Pet fee may vary based on the size and number of pets.
Housekeeping or a personal chef are optional services. Contact the owner for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Springfield

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1068 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Front Bedroom - 1 large double bed
  • Comfortable bedswith soft 400 count sheets. Ceiling fan and individually controlled air conditioning in each room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Yard
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • long term rentals available
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing