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24 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Dixon - KING FAMILY HOMESTEAD

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

This is a 4 bedroom cozy brick bungalow nestled on 10 wooded acres of recreational land. It has a park-like front and back yard, large screened sitting porch, high ceilings, hardwood floors, beautiful windows and woodwork. 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.

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

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Richard Wm. King
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
12 October, 2016
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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 Illinois

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.

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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average rating of 4.6666665 based on 32 reviews

Relaxing, fresh air, peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. There were 3 couples and there was plenty of room for everyone. It was very peaceful and quiet, saw some deer, the chickadees were singing continually and the weather was beautiful. Fall is the time of year to relax and prepare for the upcoming winter weather. The home was clean, tastefully decorated, and very comfortable. We went to the Reagan birthplace, his boyhood home, the John Deere Historic site, and the restaurants were fabulous. There was a great variety to choose from. We have recommended to other family members. We would like to come back again. Richard was very kind and helpful and when I had a question he responded immediately. It was obvious he cared how our time was at the house.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very quaint family farmhouse in a peaceful setting.

  • 3 of 5

We spent the Labor Day weekend at the house. Overall, it met our needs. We had a small family gathering/picnic and enjoyed sitting out in the back of the property watching deer and had a campfire. A perfect setting for that.

Would like to offer a few comments about the house itself: the inside of the house was very clean upon arrival but the outside drive and walkways looks like no one had been there in quite some time. Full of leaves and debris which we had to sweep before our company arrived.

The code provided via email for the internet access didn't work - turns out it was not the same was what was on the receiver itself. We did get it to work eventually. I read that someone previously commented about the poor condition and slowness of the coffee maker. That is still an issue. It was dirty and took over 30 minutes of sputtering to produce a half pot of coffee. The water spigot on the kitchen sink is either faulty or full of sediment and water sprays in several directions during use. The tub/shower in the downstairs bath is in need of updating, it is old and rusty, and only after getting in the shower did I discover there was no bar soap provided.

I understand this is a very old, historic house, and it truly has a great deal of charm. In my view, attending to these few minor things could make the experience much more enjoyable for your future guests.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback. Lots of leaves come down in the fall from all the trees. I have instructed my maintenance crew to do a better job with their leaf blower. Coffee maker will be replaced(again). Also, we have scheduled kitchen and bath upgrades for later this fall. Best wishes!
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Peacefull Beautiful Surroundings

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time to stay in th home. I grew up in the area and this is a great way to spend a week while visiting family. The property is in a quite neighborhood and the back yard is your own private park. There were noumerous deer, fawns and even a large buck with full rack. We spent our mornings drinking coffee and enjoying the wildlife. There is a back patio with grill, chairs, and table. We had everything we needed. Great stay!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house for a family get away!

  • 4 of 5

This home was perfect for our week long visit for a family wedding. Plenty of space, nicely decorated and fully set up kitchen. We had the deer visit each morning as we sat on the patio with coffee. Located near enough to town but the was tucked away in a great wooded area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming place for a get together

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the King Family Homestead. We loved sitting on the front porch in the morning eating breakfast. We also made use of the huge backyard, the grill, and the fire pit for our mini reunion. The kitchen was stocked with plenty of essentials such as coffee filters and paper towels. Overall, we had a great experience there and would definitely stay again

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family time.

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time at your house in Dixon. It was perfect for our family to be all together. Our 3 year old grandson was excited to find a bed that was his size (the short twin bed)! The large yard and all of the trees are beautiful and made it very private. My favorite was the large screened front porch. I spent a lot of time rocking out there. The only problem we had was that we could not connect to WiFi. It was not a necessity but an inconvenience.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • 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 80 acres of recreational land.

Dixon is a picturesque small 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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Dixon, Illinois

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 5.0%

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

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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Dixon, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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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