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Peaceful Country Setting Off The Beaten Path

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom With Forest Trails And Ponds

Each of the 3 bedrooms has a queen size bed. 2 full bathrooms. Master bedroom has a balcony with a view of the forest and wildlife ponds. Two double and one single futon in addition to one large couch and two love seats. Fully furnished kitchen. 52' TV with laserdisck (100+ titles), DVD player and stereo. Wifi. Two large decks. Fenced yard. Hot tub with stereo. Two futons in entry room for additional guests. Ample off street parking. 100 forested acres with maintained trails.


Owner
Robert Woodling
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2017

About Robert Woodling

Avid lover of the hardwood ecological environment. 2007 Indiana Outstanding Tree Farm of the Year. 2009 North Central Regional Outstanding Tree Farm of the Year. Retired from Indiana University in 2010. I play in the woods, that's what I do.

Robert Woodling purchased this house in 2009

Why Robert Woodling chose Indiana

We purchased this property as the last parcel of the original farm dating back to the 1860s. It is now part of our 103 acre managed forest. Enjoy your stay with access to the forested trails, wildlife ponds, birdwatching observation towers and still be within easy driving distance of all Brown and Monroe counties have to offer.

What makes this house unique

Enjoy all that nature and the surrounding communities have to offer during the day and a relaxing hot tub in the evening followed up by a movie on the large screen TV, listen to your favorite music, or just visit with family and friends.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have stayed in a number of cabin rentals and have had a wide range of experiences. While all of them were good, some stand out as better than others. The difference is the little things. This property is obviously well maintained and the few 'small things' in the kitchen make a big difference in comfort and experience. Thank you so much for taking the time to put that effort into your property and our experience. My wife and I do not get much time to be away from the 'real world' so this really means a lot to us. It may be a business for you, but for us it is freedom, nature and just being able to be with each other. My only suggestion would be some trail markers. Your property brought us an experience that we will cherish for years. Thank-you!

P.S. This place is a bird lovers paradise! Loved it! And thanks for the wild flower bouquet!! :-))
Sep 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Unionville in Benton

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Double vanity on second floor
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , single vanity on first floor
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ground floor next to bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ground floor off living room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Second floor with bathroom and balcony
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • 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:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(49 traveller reviews)

Peaceful Country Setting Off The Beaten Path
average rating of 4.6530614 based on 64 reviews
5

Relaxing and peaceful escape, surrounded by nature.

  • 5 of 5

Spacious and clean home far enough from Bloomington to be out of town, yet close enough to easily access anything needed. Gracious hosts provide a nice place to escape for a bit, down to robes and gorgeous fresh floral arrangements.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great for weekend getaway.

  • 5 of 5

What a great place for 2 families (7 in total) to come together and enjoy some down time. Firepit, robes, hot tub and movies!! We will definitely be back for another weekend. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your property!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you all had a great experience and we look forward to your return!
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4

Very well stocked! Very clean, nice sized hot tib

  • 4 of 5

Property is very secluded, but yet a 30 minute drive to Bloomington or downtown Nashville, we really enjoyed our stay, we would definitely return/recommend to a friend

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Indiana
5

Super stocked - super clean rental property on a beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

What sets apart a great getaway cabin from a good rental are those little details the owner provides. The Elm House has those little things. A kitchen with everything you need. A great entertainment system. Extra hooks to hang coats, robes and purses. My wife also reviewed so I won't repeat what she said, but the woods are a real joy. Both to see how the woods are managed and to just soak in the nature.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for the kind words. It gives us joy to share the beauty and peacefulness of the property with others. Look forward to seeing you again.
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Indianapolis
4

Clean rental property with all you could need!

  • 4 of 5

We spent three nights here for New Year's Eve with some friends, and were very pleased with this property! We really like to cook, and I have to mention that this is the MOST well stocked kitchen I have encountered in all of my years renting vacation properties. So many sizes of pans, glasses, endless kitchen tools...The hot tub was wonderful, and it is so thoughtful to have quality terrycloth robes available. We hiked in the woods to take in the gorgeous views. Enjoyed watching some of the laser discs. Only issue was slow wifi, but it did not matter that much with a setting such as this. I hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time and look forward to your return. The wifi issue was a direct result of the ISP having some technical issues and was totally out of our control. Nevertheless I apologize. We strive to make everything about the property a positive experience.
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Indianapolis, Indiana
5

Quiet Woodland Area with Stocked Kitchen, Spacious home and Large 8 person Hot Tub

  • 5 of 5

Our friends rented this on December 30 and we didn't arrive until the 31st. I was was in awe of the stocked kitchen with Pyrex casserole dishes from the smallest to the largest and mixing bowls as well. Plus, the number of styles of glassware from champagne glasses for 8+, wine glasses, mugs, cocktail glasses, drinking glasses, etc. There is even a milk shake/ drink mixer! The probably is the coffee pot itself spills frequently when pouring.

The walk in the woods to the little waterfall and fossil hunting made for a wonderful walk in winter with the ferns and mosses.

We didn't explore the area as we enjoyed just relaxing upon landing in the simple but very clean home with a washer and dryer, too. Ample parking, too!

WIFI was the only problem on the first floor, but upstairs it was descent...maybe it needs to be moved to the first to help.

I hope we can return here very soon! I highly recommend this location for those that enjoy the outdoors, hot tubs, cooking and spacious comfortable beds in a clean home.

I felt like the doors were very wide if some elders need space for walkers, etc.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really glad you had a good time! I apologize for the iffy wifi. The ISP was having some tech problems. Look forward to seeing you back soon.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Unionville, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer
1 May 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£356
for 2 nights
From
£178
£1,129
£3,860
 
 
Fall/Winter
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£375
for 2 nights
From
£187
£1,162
£4,084
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£337
for 2 nights
From
£169
£1,030
£3,607
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £160
Tax Rate 17.0%

This is a smoke free home.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Indianapolis International
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Porthole Inn
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Indiana University
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Indiana SR37
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Porthole Inn
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Riddle Point

Located on 103 acres of nationally recognized forest. Excellent hiking and birdwatching trails with observation posts. Three wineries and six micro breweries within a 15 minute drive. Peaceful, secluded area yet within minutes of Bloomington, Indiana University, a thriving nightlife, arts and entertainment venues. 45 minutes from Indianapolis airport, Colts and Pacers home arenas. Lemon Lake is 2 miles away and Monroe Lake is 20 miles. Morgan/Monroe State Forest is 5 miles north, Yellowwood State Forest is 8 miles east and the Hoosier National Forest is 20 miles south. Nashville, Indiana is located 15 miles east. Brown County State Park is 18 miles east.

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