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Luxury cabin w/private beach in woods - 1 mi from Carbondale, IL & SIU campus

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Huge 4 bedroom, 3 floor cabin on private pond w/ sand beach and dock in woods.

RESERVATIONS FOR THE 2017 SOLAR ECLIPSE ARE BASED ON 15 PERSON OCCUPANCY. THERE IS A 4 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY THE FEE IS $2000 PER NIGHT FOR 1 TO 15 PERSONS. AT 15 PERSONS THE FEE WOULD BE $133.50 PER NIGHT PER PERSON. FOR 10 PERSONS THE FEE IS $200 PER NIGHT. Cabin with four private bedrooms on 30 wooded acres. Washer and dryer on every floor, vintage pinball machines, pool table and jukebox for entertainment. Fireplace. Three bathrooms. Entertainment center. Knotty pine interior. Private sand beach on 1.5 acre pond. Elevated wood deck with seating & grill. Canoe, paddle-boat and fishing from 27 foot 10' wide dock. Cabin located on 30 wooded acres with blacktop drive and ample parking. Everything is provided with the exception of personal hygiene Items. Wheelchair accessible. we have 2 other cabins on the property and a 2015 rv set I the woods. check our website out for details CHECK IN AT 4:00 pm CHECK OUT AT 11:00 am

Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
8 June, 2017

Why TOM EGERT chose Illinois

Property is on 30 wooded acres 1/2 mile from city limits, 1 mile from Southern Illinois University campus. No thru-traffic and very private wooded grounds.

What makes this cabin unique

Our cabin offers a ramp to the porch and wide doors for wheelchair accessibility. There are hand bars in the bathroom and bedroom with a lift chair. Also provided is a seat for the shower. The tub has a hand held shower head. This cabin offers fishing , swimming on a private beach on the pond, canoeing, paddle boat, horseshoes and other outdoor games. There is a fire pit with wood available. Inside there are 3 vintage pinball machines, a standard pool table and a jukebox. Televisions in two of the bedrooms and a 60-inch TV in the living room. Full satellite TV package. Gas and charcoal grills are available. Gas is provided at no cost.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Carbondale in Illinois

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • stove and fridge must be cleaned $25 fee
  • Sand removed from floor and couch $25 Fee
  • $25 fee for unhooking electronics
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , 3 Shower heads in Jacuzzi tub. Washer & dryer.
    Lower level - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Washer & dryer.
    First floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Washer/dryer. Full bath. Hand-held shower head. Hand bars.
  • SUMMARY: Master bath is jacuzzi tub with three shower heads. First floor full bath & lower-level half-bath.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 3 Sofa bed/Futon , Huge room (16x24'). King-size bed & couch. Overlooks pond.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Lower level bedroom. Queen size bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Second floor bedroom with full bath.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , First floor bedroom. Accessibility. Lift chair and hand bar.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3) Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) Futon Available.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
On the four acre pond there is a private all sand beach with a 27 x 10 foot dock. The beach is approx 50 feet wide and 30 feet out. Going from a depth of 1 foot to 4 feet at the 27 foot distance. Canoes, paddle boats, rafts, inner tubes, and small boats are available at no charge. USE OF THE BEACH IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. CABIN BY THE POND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS OR INJURY WHILE ON THE CABIN PROPERTY The cabin is located on a 30 acre wooded parcel of land. It is on a dead-end road with no thru traffic. There are deer, turkey, possum, raccoon and many other forms of wildlife. It's perfect for wildlife & forest lovers. CHECK IN AT 4;00 PM CHECK OUT AT 11:00 AM


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Luxury cabin w/private beach in woods - 1 mi from Carbondale, IL & SIU campus
average rating of 4.551724 based on 29 reviews

Pond is fun but...

  • 3 of 5

I want to be fair and honest in this review because we did have a ton of fun on our annual family reunion weekend. We go somewhere new each year so we have some experience at this vacation rental routine.

The good -

the pond is great and kiddos had a blast swimming.

The king size bed is very comfortable.

There is laundry and bathroom on every level

The adequate-

Owner charges to use the pinball machines, firewood, and trash!

We had a boat with us and parking is really tight.

The kitchen is only minimally stocked for cooking. And the table is so big in such a small nook it's really only suitable for children.

The bad - the grounds were very very over grown, poison Ivy everywhere, you cannot see the beach from the deck. Deck railings are all very shaky and loose. There is old unusable furniture and appliances on the porch. Mice ate through a pair of my dad's shorts in single night. No curtains or blinds in master which has an east facing wall of Windows , so bright sun to wake you early. Last thing, kids were really excited for the pond fountain which we found on arrival it doesn't work anymore.

In general the atmosphere was cabin shabby. We absolutely had so much fun together here but the property is a bit run down.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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great getaway spot

  • 5 of 5

Been coming here for years....always look forward to it; Tom is great with his hospitality....very relaxing/comfortable retreat.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic, fun place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

My family was in town to celebrate our son's graduation @ SIU. The location of the cabin was perfect. It was also nice to have the whole family under one roof.

Tom, the owner was even so kind to build us a fire on the beach.

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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The beach and pond are AMAZING!

  • 4 of 5

As a local get away for our family vacation (some couldn't take off work) this place is unbelievable! The pond's water is crystal clear and the beach even has a few seashells for the kids to find! The whole family had a great time using the provided canoe and kayak. The handicap bathroom on the main floor was great for my mother. The only issue she had was the bed was too high off the ground for her to climb in. We made her a step though and then it was all good. Tom was great, he checked on us and made sure we had everything we needed. Highly recommend staying here for a quick get-away!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent, secluded getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family of 6 adults had the pleasure of staying here for 3 days and nights. Very clean home, perfectly situated on a private pond, excellent for swimming, relaxing and getting to spend some quality time. The house was clean, quiet, comfortable, and secluded. We had a hard time remembering we were only 1 mile from the hustle and bustle of Carbondale. Tom is a gracious host. He met us at the property and then allowed us to have our privacy and freedom. There is plenty to do here but our favorite thing was hanging out together on the giant deck and watching the sunset. Sand beach is a nice touch. I would recommend this property to anyone wanting to get away for some quiet time.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed staying at the Cabin on the Pond. The accommodations were terrific. We wanted a place where all 10 of our family could stay together. The grandchildren loved the pin ball machines and the pool table. We had a great time in the evening cooking and visiting on the deck. Having multiple washing machines and dryers was a bonus. Everything worked. We would stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
KDMH Southern Illinois Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Pinch Penny Pub
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Stone Creek Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 51
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Carbondale downtown
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Cedar Lake (public beach)
Car: recommended

Cabin by the Pond Is located within 15 miles Of 12 wineries on the Shawnee Wine Trail. Giant City State Park is seven miles south with 80 foot rock bluffs, an excellent dining room, rock-climbing & hiking trails. Little Grand Canyon is ten Miles to the east. There are four lakes within eight miles for swimming, fishing, skiing, diving and boating. Lake Kinkaid is 15 miles west for fishing and water-skiing. Arnold's Market, a country grocery, is two miles from cabin with local produce & an excellent meat department. A farmer's market is available in town on Saturdays. The campus of Southern Illinois University, is just minutes away (1 mile) & downtown Carbondale, IL is five minutes away. The cabin is located on 30 wooded acres with two ponds. No fishing license is required on property. Blacktop drive with plenty of parking. A Dungeons And Dragons themed kids park is minutes away, free to the public.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Carbondale, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
4TH OF JULY 2017
30 Jun 2017 - 5 Jul 2017
6 night minimum stay
2017 solar eclipse(15 persons)
18 Aug 2017 - 21 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

debris left in fire pit £19.33 + Tax
failure to recycle £19.33
grill left unclean £19.33 + Tax
beach left a mess £19.33 + Tax
Pet Fee £19.33
Refundable Damage Deposit £193.26
kitchen not cleaned £19.33 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

One week - 7 continuous days negotiable (contact us for price)
* - $25/person per night for each additional guest over 8 persons.
* SIU Parents Weekend, Homecoming Weekend, Graduations, Hunting season DuQuoin Stair Fair Weekends, and major holidays (Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, Labor Day, Memorial Day etc.) require a three night stay MINIMUM (contact us to request exceptions)
* We also have a 2015 RV that sleeps four available for rent. Call for information.
* Please call with any questions.
* Cabin by the Pond LLC is not responsible for any accidents, injuries or death occurring while staying at the cabins. You swim at your own risk. DUE TO THE HIGH COST OF TRASH DISPOSAL A $25.00 WILL BE CHARGED FOR FAILURE TO RECYCLE CANS, GLASS, PLASTIC AND CARDBOARD CONTAINERS ARE AVAILABLE IN GARAGE. bookings may be made a year in advance at the end of the present month you wish to reserve the following year.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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