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Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Perfect for family reunions, wedding parties, family vacations and getaways.

This is a 4 bedroom cozy brick bungalow nestled on large wooded lot. It has a park-like front and back yard, large screened sitting porch, high ceilings, hardwood floors, beautiful windows and woodwork. Within walking distance to historic downtown Dixon. Located near bike path to Lowell Park(designed by architect Frederick Law Olmsted) and a 1200 acre city park with horseback, hiking and mountain bike trails nearby.

Fire pit. Abundant wildlife.

Near golf courses, Rock River boat landings historic downtown Dixon. There are 4 State Parks within easy driving distance(less than 15 Miles).

More Details

Richard Wm. King
Member since: 2005
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2018

About Richard Wm. King

The house and farm were a wedding present to my

grandparents when it was built in 1915 and has been in the

family since then. It was an operating farm until the mid 1980's

and is now used for recreation.

Richard Wm. King purchased this house in 1915

Why Richard Wm. King chose Dixon

We have retained the property in the family due to its

uniqueness. It is manage as a certified family forest. It

has an orchard, prairie restoration and wildlife food plot.

What makes this house unique

The house has a unique setting, nestled in a mature oak forest. You can enjoy the beauty of nature, take advantage of the recreational opportunities or explore Dixon's quaint downtown and many historic sites. Relax on the large screened porch or sit on the patio and view wildlife.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for the use of your home & property in Dixon, IL! My family and I had a very pleasant, relaxing stay. We made so many great memories together. Thank you for thinking of nearly everything we could have needed. The front porch was our favorite spot! Makes me want to add a screened in front porch to our house. We would not hesitate to recommend or rebook your property in the future if we get the chance.
Sep 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Dixon

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • mobile phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3). There is also a pull out couch. Sheets and towels are provided.
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
  • water skiing
screened-in porch; secluded hiking trails; parklike lawn; mature oak woods


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average rating of 4.6857142 based on 43 reviews

It was a beautiful place & was very private & quite.

  • 5 of 5

I had 3 couples beside myself & with 4 bedrooms it was perfect the best thing was having 2 bathrooms. Their was plenty of room & the outside was great. We all enjoyed sitting on the porch. Especially since the mosquitos were bad.

We all would stay there again. Thanks for the experience.

Karen Cords

  • Review Submitted: 23/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice!!

  • 5 of 5

The stay we had was awesome!! Thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: 27/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we needed

  • 4 of 5

Saw deer, raccoons, turkeys and rabbits. The grandkids loved it. Very convenient to downtown and grocery store. Beds were very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 20/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great land

  • 4 of 5

Overall this was a great stay for my friends bachelor party. The house isn't anything special but the land is great. No dishwasher or sheets provided so you need to prepare for that.

  • Review Submitted: 20/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect place for us to enjoy a stay in Dixon!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cozy place with a real sense of history and beautiful property with many old oak trees. The screened in front porch is set far enough back from the residential street to be private and deer wandered through the front yard!

  • Review Submitted: 01/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice, cozy place with nature at the doorstep

  • 4 of 5

We had a family reunion with 48 relatives there for the afternoon and evenings playing games, visiting, eating meals, and enjoying the evenings around the campfires. Deer and turkey visited the property early in the mornings. A very cozy, warm home and peaceful setting all the way around. Hard to tell that there were neighbors with all the quiet. Suited our needs well. House was well kept other than the downstairs bathroom where tub/shower needs some attention. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 17/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Come visit Dixon, IL and enjoy the comfort of a rustic 4 bedroom, 2 bath farm house on large wooded lot. Dixon is a picturesque historic town situated on the Rock River just 90 miles west of Chicago. Ronald Regan’s boyhood home offers quaint shops, restaurants, several state parks within easy driving distance and a variety of activities so there is something for everyone!

The farm house is adjacent to various trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding or jogging. A large fire pit invites you to enjoy evenings in a park like setting with friends and family. The combination of old farm house and modern comforts make for an enjoyable vacation.

King’s Family Homestead offers comfortable beds, a fully equipped kitchen, bbq grill and internet access. Enjoy your morning coffee on the screened in front porch or on the back patio where glimpses of wild life are common.

Come visit Dixon and the King’s Family Homestead with all it has to offer…

Rock River: Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Water Skiing

Golf Courses (several within ½ mile of the farm house)

Lowell Park, Louden State Park, Castle Rock State Park, White Pine State Park



Skiing and snow shoeing are wonderful winter sports you can enjoy on the homestead land.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Arrival 4:00 p.m. Departure 12:00 p.m.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.