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Steve Young

Member since: 2015
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Speaks english

Free Night with Paid Weekend Rental*

18 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Makanda holiday house

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

Book Friday and Saturday night and receive Thursday or Sunday night for no additional charge. Offer valid on booking for December 1 - February 28.

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:

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

http://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.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Steve Young (Owner)
Member since: 2015
Call Owner
Speaks english

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.

Reviews

4.7
based on 18 traveller reviews

Free Night with Paid Weekend Rental*
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 18 reviews
4

Great views!

  • 4 of 5

We rented this space for a girl's weekend getaway to the wine trails. It was the perfect size for our group of 7 as there were beds for everyone. The property has a lot of updates including beautiful countertops, an updated bathroom, and a fire pit and deck with beautiful views. Our only complaint would be the massive amount of spiders in the basement (YIKES!). Obviously bugs are expected in a wooded area and even more so during harvest and this time of year, but we actually sent someone to town for spray to kill the spiders. The second bathroom was located in the basement area and we all avoided it for the duration of our stay. Other than that mishap, we had a wonderful stay. The property is clean and everything listed in the description is completely accurate. Steve was great about answering phone calls and the keypad lock made it super easy to get everyone in. This would also be a great place for a family getaway!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Stunning

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was amazing! We came down for a wedding, and booked last minute. We found a gem! Everything was clean and amazing and the amentities were amazing! Would definitely recommend the Toolshed Corner!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great property and experience!

  • 5 of 5

Steve was so accommodating, hope to stay at one of his properties again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Clean and comfortable, updated and spacious

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful home and property. Great customer service from Steve. The welcome baskets were very thoughtful! The only reason I went with 4 stars instead of 5 is I felt it was overly pricey!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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5

Perfect !!

  • 5 of 5

Six of us stayed the weekend for a bachelorette party. It was perfect !! The house is remodeled and very nice !! Three comfortable bedrooms, well equipped kitchen and 2 full baths. We spent most of our time sitting on the back deck enjoying the country view. I would definatejy stay again and highly recommend the Toolshed Corner.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed staying here. The few from the back deck is spectacular and you are close to some beautiful wineries . Beautiful to watch the sun come up over the ridge. Bedrooms were large as were the bathrooms. Has everything you need and the owner is very accommodating. Highly recommend!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Makanda, Illinois

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
SIU Graduation
16 Dec 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
A$388
A$1,284
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas and New Years 2016
23 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$388
A$1,551
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Discounts
3 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$227
From
A$281
Fri,Sat
A$1,203
A$2,474
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
SIU Graduation
12 May 2017 - 14 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$501
A$1,284
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day
26 May 2017 - 28 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$401
A$1,765
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
4th of July
30 Jun 2017 - 3 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$401
A$1,765
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day
1 Sep 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$401
A$1,605
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Colors
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$334
From
A$401
Fri,Sat
A$1,792
A$3,851
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Deer Season
16 Nov 2017 - 19 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$401
A$1,792
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$281
From
A$334
Fri,Sat
A$1,471
A$3,236
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$33 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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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Makanda

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
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 , bath with shower
    Downstairs Bath - toilet , shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • pond
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming