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3rd Night Free* - Wi-Fi - On Shawnee Hills Wine Trail - Near Giant City Park

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,450 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Book 2 nights and receive an extra weekday night for no additional charge. 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.

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.

More Details

Owner
Steve Young
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 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.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Buncombe

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
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 14
  • 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 ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • 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

Reviews

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3rd Night Free* - Wi-Fi - On Shawnee Hills Wine Trail - Near Giant City Park
average rating of 4.78125 based on 32 reviews
5

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
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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
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5

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
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5

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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4

Wine getaway with friends

  • 4 of 5

This is our second time at this property. Nice place. Have to let you know the couch is REALLY breaking down. Cushions are flat. This was our first time to the wine trail in the fall. Probably won't go in the fall again. Way too crowded for our taste. Would consider staying at this property again, but would really like to see the small cabin right next door.

  • Review Submitted: 17/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. I have since repaired the couch, as the frame was sitting low. Sits great now. Also, the cabin next door is one of my best houses. We had a lot of fun restoring it and would consider it one of my masterpieces....:-)
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5

Ecliptastic!

  • 5 of 5

This a very nice rental home tucked away in a quiet rural area. It was very comfortable for our group of 3 adults and 3 kids. We didn't have a chance to take advantage of as many activities or parks as we would have liked, but we did visit the Blue Sky Vineyard and Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour, both less than 10 minutes away.

The house itself was great. The bedrooms were comfortable and everything we needed was there, including a thoughtful basket of snacks and eclipse glasses! The air conditioning stayed very cold, even as temperatures approached a very humid 100 degrees. Everything was in very good condition and check out was a breeze. The lot has plenty of open space near the garage or in the back field for a telescope if you like stargazing, and the skies are fairly dark, too. The deck was perfect for the eclipse and the skies cooperated by clearing up before the big event.

You will not find a better owner! He stopped by after check-in to make sure everything was fine and suggested some activities and the Blue Boar BBQ restaurant that was also very good. Most importantly, he kept our reservation on the HomeAway system for almost 2 years after our deposit. We heard horror stories from friends about last minute cancellations and price gouging at other hotels, B&B's and rental houses during the eclipse weekend, but Steve was very honest and helpful.

We hadn't been to the area before and it was beautiful. We plan to come back soon for a longer visit and Tool Shed Corner or one of Steve's other rentals will be our first choice on the next trip, too. The location is close to I-57 and not far from the wine trail.

  • Review Submitted: 22/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the eclipse, and received the break in the clouds that i ordered!
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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 Buncombe

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
SIU Graduation
11 May 2018 - 13 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$493
AU$1,262
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$394
AU$1,735
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$33 per night, per additional guest
 
4th of July
29 Jun 2018 - 9 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$329
From
AU$394
Fri,Sat
AU$1,735
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day
31 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$329
From
AU$394
Fri,Sat
AU$1,578
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Colors
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$329
From
AU$394
Fri,Sat
AU$1,762
AU$3,786
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Deer Season
15 Nov 2018 - 18 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$394
AU$1,762
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$276
From
AU$329
Fri,Sat
AU$1,446
AU$3,182
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner'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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