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4th Night Free* - Wi-Fi - On the Wine Trail - Near Giant City Park

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,450 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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

Book 3 nights and receive an extra weekday night for free. Please note that I will need to edit the quote before booking to reflect the discount.

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.

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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.

More Details

Property Manager
Steve Young
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

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 Buncombe

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Buncombe

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Early Check-Ins and Late Check-Outs pending availability. Please inquire if interested.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bath - toilet , bath with shower
    Downstairs Bath - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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4th Night Free* - Wi-Fi - On the Wine Trail - Near Giant City Park
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 34 reviews

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Had a family reunion. House was perfect for that. Had a great time. Stocked with household things real well.

  • Review Submitted: 14/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great time with family

  • 4 of 5

The entire weekend my family spent was nice and amazing. Very quiet and the home was equipped with everything we needed. Our first time ever renting, the owner was very nice and made sure we got in safe and had no issues. He was available anytime and everytime. We made a nice bonfire on our second night and it was the best ever. Time away from the city life to just sit by the fire and watch the stars. The home is very spacious and has that home away from home country feel. So many movies, we had a family movie night. Went out on the town and just enjoyed our surroundings. We will definitely be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: 30/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you guys had a great time. Also glad that the collection of DVDs that I left went to good use! I would love to have your group back again someday.
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3rd stay, still great!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd stay for River to River Relay. House is in a great location on the route. Clean accommodations- we'll be back if we get in the relay again!

  • Review Submitted: 23/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Andrea. I am so happy to host your group year after year. Hope you did well in the relay, and look forward to hosting your group again next year.
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The Toolshed Corner House is a GREAT family get-a-way!!!

  • 5 of 5

The Toolshed Corner house was wonderful for our family. There was 8 of us total and plenty of room for everyone. We enjoyed grilling out on the back porch and looking over the country setting. Weather could have been better, but that was out of anyone’s control. We enjoyed visiting the wineries and the kids loved the Shawnee Hills Zipline, it was the highlight of the trip for them. For the adults it was the wineries. Blue Sky was just up the road as was Starview. We got to see the bison grazing down the road across from Starview and spent a lot of time hiking. Our favorite hike was Panther’s Den which was just a couple miles from the house. We also enjoyed time at Giant City State Park which was only about 15 minutes away and had wonderful fried chicken at the lodge. The house had some cards and games in the closet so we enjoyed our family time playing those as well. We liked the house so much that we hope to come back this fall and see more that the area has to offer. Steve was a great host and answered many of our questions promptly. We highly recommend this house and area as a nice weekend getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 17/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review. I am always happy to heart when families have a great time. I would love to host your group again some day.
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Great Home Close to EVERYTHING!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed Tool Shed Cabin! Two families shared with plenty of space for two couples, four kids and a teenager! House was comfortable, had all of the amenities you would expect. Plenty of hot water for showers, comfy beds, spacious rooms and really close to the wine trail and Giant City, and the attractions/hiking etc! You won’t be disappointed. I also want to point out that is was super clean!

  • Review Submitted: 13/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review. I am glad your stay was great and hope to have your group again someday.
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We were up here enjoying the season of deer hunting. Very clean, kitchen was useful to make suppers after a long day of hunting. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 07/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have been happy to serve your group for the last 4 years. I look forward to your stay this fall.
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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

2. Giant City State Park

3. Giant City Lodge - (This is where Gone Girl stayed in one of the cabins)

4. Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour -

5. Ferne Clyffe State Park -

6. Southern Illinois University (20 minutes)

7. Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge -

8. Shawnee National Forest -

9. General Overview of area tourism -

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


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Buncombe

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
4th of July
29 Jun 2018 - 9 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day
31 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
Fall Colors
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
Deer Season
15 Nov 2018 - 18 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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