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Amazing View, on Wine trail , close to SIU, Lakes and Giant City

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Estate, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 6-8 comfortably)) 2000 sq foot

On the wine trail and close to all the outdoor activities and lakes. Just 1.5 miles to Giant city, 15 minutes to carbondale and SIU. This is not a small uncomfortable rental cabin.

The home is a real log and timber frame home built in 2010. With a large deck and screened sun porch you can relax and enjoy the views and sunset. 2000 square feet with 3 bedroom, loft full full kitchen and 2.5 bathrooms. Its a rustic location but a luxury home. Sleeps 6-8 comfortably. Two Queen bed, One king bed and queen futon in the loft, can also sleep two kids on the large daybed sofa. We have a fire pit and wood outside for a nice campfire.

Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2017

About Tim

We have moved temporary and are sharing our dream home until we return.

Tim purchased this estate in 2010

Why Tim chose Illinois

You will not find a more relaxing place to stay.

What makes this estate unique

Real Log and timber frame construction, cathedral ceilings and enclosed porch, large deck. Outside you have a professional gas BBQ and fire ring. Complete privacy and quiet.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate rental in Makanda

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • mobile phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Pack and play available, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) in the loft
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • winery tours
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
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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(22 traveller reviews)

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Amazing View, on Wine trail , close to SIU, Lakes and Giant City
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 22 reviews
Denver, Colorado

My cousins, sister, and friends stayed here for a bachelorette weekend and they place was perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for a great place to stay. The cabin was beautiful, great location, and we had everything we needed for 3 days of fun!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful cabin getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, spacious cabin tucked deeply in a wooded area of southern Illinois. The home was clean and well kept. Peaceful rural area rich with natural surroundings and wildlife galore. Deer could be seen in the distance at dusk and dawn.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and classy

  • 5 of 5

I read some feedback that recommended updates for the cabin. I guess the updates were done before I visited Ashton Rigde.

I knew I would love this place when I first entered the gate. So secluded and beautiful view it was. Sunlight painted the whole wooden house in a light honey golden color through the glass doors. Deers coming down to the pond brought a very tranquil early morning scenery. The cabin brought a very pleasant feeling with its sophisticatedly decorated and cozy atmosphere. Clear instructions inside the house.

I would definitely recommend this amazing place to anyone searching for a tranquil but classy getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this review and we hope you come back to our paradise soon.
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Saint Louis

Gorgeous Location in need of updates

  • 3 of 5

The location of the cabin is amazing and tranquil. Easy to find if you follow the owners directions. The cabin is cozy and feels less like a house and more like a rustic cabin, which we wanted.

A few items to note-upon arrival the propane tanks were empty and we needed to sweep up dead flies/bugs all around the windows so our toddlers didn't play with them. The kitchen is listed as having everything but there are a few essential items that would be nice to have, like baking sheet and wine opener. There was one broken burner on the oven and the toaster wasn't working. Hand soap wasn't refilled just watered down. Having some kitchen towels/wash clothes would be useful.

Overall our stay was good, we improvised on a few things and the owner reimbursed us for the propane. We came with young kids, so having a well equipped place was sort of essential. The kids had a blast exploring the property, fishing, sitting by the campfire.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this location. It was secluded and beautiful view. Even saw deer drinking from the pond in the morning. Relaxing and worth it. No trouble with the check in and out. I would recommend the signs with instructions inside the home be updated and fix grammatical errors but overall wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and secluded

  • 5 of 5

When we turned onto the road leading to the cabin, we both already knew we were going to love this place. It is a narrow wooded lane tucked back in the Shawnee forest. The private drive was tucked back a little to reveal a beautiful cabin. As we entered the cabin, we were very pleased. It is a very clean and gorgeously decorated home. Everything you need is right there from a fully stocked kitchen to basic toiletries. We both enjoyed relaxing on the deck as we saw deer, turkey and geese every day we were there. The convenience of the location is actually great, close to the wine trail and just a few minutes from Carbondale. We recommend this cozy cabin to anyone looking for a quiet secluded getaway. The owners made the renting experience very pleasant and easy.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Paducah, KY
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Rustle Hill Winery
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Stone Creek Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Carbondale Il
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 51
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Giant City Lodge and Stone Creek
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Cedar Lake, Little Grassy Lake
Car: necessary

On the wine trail and one mile to giant city park.

Just a few minutes drive to the new Shawnee Canopy tours ZipLine adventure Zip through 83 acres of Southern Illinois' Shawnee National Forest.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$94.58
Additional Guest Fee A$31.53 per person per night
Damage Insurance A$74.4

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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