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Wi-Fi - 4th Night Free - On Shawnee Hills Wine Trail - Near Giant City St. Park

Bedrooms 3
Space 134 m²
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 including a Friday and Saturday night and receive an extra night for no additional charge. Offer valid on bookings for March 1st - May 25th. 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.

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Steve Young
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 January, 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:
  • 134 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • 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
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bath - toilet , bath with shower
    Downstairs Bath - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 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 ...
  • 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


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Wi-Fi - 4th Night Free - On Shawnee Hills Wine Trail - Near Giant City St. Park
average rating of 4.7586207 based on 29 reviews

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
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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
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  • 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
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Girls weekend with 10 ladies. We all had enough room to sleep comfortably. The deck and grill are amazing. There is everything you could ever want and it located perfectly for nature and wine. Our only suggestion is a full body mirror somewhere. We got dolled up to go out one night and couldn't see what we looked like!!

  • Review Submitted: 10/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and enjoyed the house. We cooked out and enjoyed the wineries.

  • Review Submitted: 03/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious home with beautiful morning view

  • 5 of 5

Our R2R Relay team has stayed here twice now. The first year we utilized both the cabin & house. This year fewer family members came so we rented the house only. Very clean, spacious home stocked with nearly everything you need. We only had to bring in our food & beverages. Owner was very responsive to text messages. Plenty of clean linens provided. Although we didn't watch any there was a great DVD selection, a few board games & cards in the closet. We forgot a deck of cards so that was a great find! The temperature didn't allow for us to use the rear deck, but we did enjoy our morning coffee there the previous year. Wonderful space! If we get into the relay next year, we'll definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 26/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Discounts
2 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$31 per night, per additional guest
SIU Graduation
11 May 2018 - 13 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$31 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$31 per night, per additional guest
4th of July
29 Jun 2018 - 4 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$31 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$31 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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