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Spacious & Comfortable 3 Bd-2 Ba Ranch On Large Lot

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,540 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

This 3 bedroom 2 bath ranch has the feel of a cottage in a smaller town. Whether you're coming to see the Abraham Lincoln sites, historic Route 66 attractions, on family or business travel, or if you're making your annual pilgrimage to the Illinois State Fair, this home is close enough to the action for you to get there quickly. When the day is done, it also provides a nice retreat within which to kick back, take off your shoes and unwind. You'll find a fully equipped kitchen, linens and towels, high-speed internet, satellite television and complimentary WiFi. Outside you'll find a table and chairs as well as a charcoal grill that is available for your use. Come, relax, bring your suitcase, and leave the rest up to us.

We've had several guests comment about the trains which pass through the neighborhood. Most enjoy or have no problem adjusting to their occasional presence. Kids usually want to run out to see and hear them, but for those who might be light sleepers, we do provide earplugs since we haven't figured out yet how to move the tracks.

More Details

Owner
Gordon Fidler
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, mandarin
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
90%
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2018

About Gordon Fidler

Gordon and Tammy are originally from the Peoria area, but have lived near Springfield since getting married in 1991. Gordon retired from a career in law enforcement in 2010, and in 2012 they bought their first rental property in Chatham. They have four children, three of whom were adopted and are still at home.

Gordon Fidler purchased this house in 2012

Why Gordon Fidler chose Springfield Lake Shore Improvement

This house was selected due to its close proximity to their residence, the quality of the school district, and the fact that it reminds them of their home growing up, and their grandparent's home. The layout of the house as well as the era both bring back great memories. For two years, the house had been unfurnished and rented out on an annual basis. In February of 2015 it was transitioned into a fully furnished home for rent by visitors to the area. It's not quite a bed and breakfast, but they still get to provide warm hospitality for their guests.

What makes this house unique

They love the peaceful feel when they walk into the house. There are times when they will take time to go to the house to sit and read, and Gordon has confessed he has taken a nap or two there as well. The kitchen is spacious, as are the bedrooms and living room. It's a comfortable place to relax.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Springfield Lake Shore Improvement

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1540 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Private bath for Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Initial toilet paper is provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf

Reviews

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Spacious & Comfortable 3 Bd-2 Ba Ranch On Large Lot
average rating of 4.820225 based on 89 reviews
5

clean. neat. tidy. comfortable. cozy.

  • 5 of 5

Most important to me was the cleanliness of the house.. It was clean. Cozy decor. Located perfectly for us. Will stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 23/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We’re so glad your stay with us was a pleasant one. Thank you for your kind words. We know how important having a clean, comfortable environment is, so we strive to provide that. We’re looking forward to your return.
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5

We felt so at home, and it was so nice to just relax!

  • 5 of 5

The house is fantastic! Lots of room and everything we could have possibly needed. We stay with our children and my sister, her husband, and children. We had room to spread out so we all had our own space but yet we’re able to spend a fun weekend with family. Staying in town for a wedding and lots of daily activities running around was exhausting. It was nice to come in get a snack in the kitchen and start showers and bedtime for the kids. I don’t want to stay in a hotel again when we come to Springfield. We will be coming back to Fidler’s Roof every chance we get.

  • Review Submitted: 22/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect as our base while we explored the Springfield area! It was very clean and comfortable. They have thought of all the little essentials that make a great rental experience. The home was also very 'senior friendly' for my 88 year old mother. We have stayed in many VRBOs over the past few years and this one rates in the top tier! We will definitely stay at Gordon's again!

  • Review Submitted: 21/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very Well Pleased! :)

  • 5 of 5

This home is very spacious, and well maintained. The décor brought such a warm and cozy presence to the stay. I loved how this space had a oven that I could cook on and a washer and dryer to do laundry. We enjoyed ourselves and look forward to staying here for future events! Thanks Fidler's Roof!!

  • Review Submitted: 11/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very cozy & roomy

  • 4 of 5

Trains went by so fast we hardly noticed

  • Review Submitted: 08/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We like fast trains Sheri! Thank you for choosing to stay with us while you were here. You're always welcome.
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5

Good location, very clean. Has everything travelers can want or need.

  • 5 of 5

If you like the sounds of trains, this is the place for you. For our family the trains did not interfere with our stay at all. Out sightseeing all day and ready to relax when we arrived home

  • Review Submitted: 20/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for you kind comments Dorothy. I'm glad you could join us, please stay with us again when you're in town!
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
The Creek Pub and Grill
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Piper Glen Golf and Social Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-55
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Fulgenzi's Trattoria
Car: necessary

Paved walking and biking path is across the street from the house.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$262.94
Cleaning Fee AU$98.6

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.
No Pets
No Smoking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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