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Unique Lake Shelbyville Vacation Rental

35 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Shelbyville - Kaskia Woods Estate

5 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bath, Sleeps 14

Unique in town rental house near Lake Shelbyville. Our English Manor Style home sits within Kaskia Woods. Stay for Awhile and Remember Forever. We boost of a children's playground, airy rooms, and lots of space inside and out. Looking for that special party place, family reunion location or small rehearsal dinner? This is it. A great location for bringing friends or family together for any reason. We are walking distance to Lake Shelbyville, or Forrest Park where you can spend the day swimming, hiking or fishing. Shelbyville's quaint downtown area is just a few short blocks away. You will also find many antique stores, fine eating establishments and Boarman's Roxy Theater, where current movies are just $4.00.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Toni Schlosser
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2016
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About Toni Schlosser

Kaskia Woods Estate is owned an operated by the George Bolinger Family. The house was built in the early 1900's and has been a part of our family since 1936. It has provided us with many warm and wonderful memories.

Toni Schlosser purchased this house in 1936

Why Toni Schlosser chose Illinois

This home has been the source of many fond memories for our family. Birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and many relaxing summer nights along with cold but comfortable winter nights have been spent in this house. We want you to have a chance to make similar memories.

What makes this house unique

We are located within a mile of Lake Shelbyville's 9th Street Beach/Boat Launch, and only four city blocks from Forest Park Aquatic Center and many miles of walking/hiking trails. We're also walking distance to a local grocery and 6 blocks from Shelbyville's downtown area, where you can visit and enjoy a variety of restaurants or take in a movie at our very own Roxy Theater.


based on 35 holidaymaker reviews

Unique Lake Shelbyville Vacation Rental
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 35 reviews

Wedding Week!!!! Beautiful home!!!!!0

  • 5 of 5

We came for our sons wedding from the Quad Cities and it was absolutely awesome. The house is beautiful, clean, it has everything you could possibly need. We had the best time staying at this property especially having all of our family friends over to enjoy the wonderful patio out doors!!! Top notch Beautiful place!!! Totally recommend this to everyone. When we return to shelbyville again for a stay we are there!!!! Thank you! Beautiful place!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Experience

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful immaculate home nestled in wooded area close to beach, boat dock, pool and downtown. We have rented from VRBO several times over the years and this home, by far, was the most accommodating. There were toys, books, games and puzzles that kept 7 grandkids, ages 2 - 20, entertained everyday. The outdoor patio, porch and relaxing areas were fully equipped with comfortable chairs, hammocks and rockers for all to enjoy. Our large family of kids and grandkids thought this home was perfect and requested we make this an annual gathering.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house,lots of outdoor space, close to beach

  • 4 of 5

We had 22 family members getting together and this was a central location. The house slept all of us, they have several beds and several chairs pulled out to beds. We spent most of our time outside on the patio, which was spacious, and there was enough parking for all 11 cars. The beach was super close and clean. The owner responded quickly to all my question prior to our stay. We all enjoyed ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect home away from home

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home! From the moment we arrived the attention to detail was evident. We were traveling from Maryland and arrived on a cold blustery evening. One of the owners met us at the home and even took the time to have the fire going. The home is clean and very well appointed. You will find everything you need and then some. The house is the type of place that is featured in a movie, the one we all dream of having. This home is the perfect place to gather family. It is truly a home away from home!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just like home. But roomier!

  • 5 of 5

We used this house as a rally point to visit lots of extended family... and it was perfect. Three families stayed multiple nights, with lots of aunts, uncles, cousins and grandkids stopping by throughout the day. It never seemed crowded even though we had about 25 eating meals at a time a few times. The decor was phenomenal, and the amities were more than ample. There was even DirectTV and plenty of flat screens to watch all the bowl games! Everything about the place was classy, homey and comfortable.

My brothers and I are stationed east coast and west coast, so we don't get a chance to do this much, but we definitely want to do Kaskia Woods in the summer in a few years to check out Shelbyville Lake, which is only about a mile run away. (Oh yeah, we jumped into that on New Year's Day... 28 degrees air temp... no big deal!)

Summary: Loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family holiday gathering.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house for a several day joyous family holiday gathering. The home provided a warm ambiance and was beautifully decorated. Just perfect for our family of 8 adults, 3 children and 1 baby with room for more. It was the second time our family has gathered at Kaskia Woods Estate for a Christmas weekend and if if it works out again that we are all able to get together for several days the Shelbyville estate would be our choice.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Lambert INT, St Louis, Mo
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Downtown Shelbyville
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Eagle Creek
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 16, Route 128
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Downtown Shelbyville
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Lake Shelbyville
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
9th Street Beach/Boat Launch
Car: necessary

Lake Shelbyville Information

Beautiful Lake Shelbyville has 172 miles of shoreline, encompassing 11,100 acres of surface area. Enjoy a trip out on the lake from the many boat docks, soak up some sunshine at the beach, or just go fish! You're sure to catch a big one if you give it a try. Here are a few of the varieties stocked: bass, perch, bluegill, pike, catfish, sunfish, crappie, walleye, largemouth bass, white bass, and the ever famous muskellunge.

Marina Information

There are three marinas located along the lakeshore. Each marina has boat docks to rent for your own boat, as well as various types of boats to rent, to include: Pontoon, Fishing, Party Barges, and House Boats. Call early to ensure availability.

Lithia Springs Marina: 217-774-4121, 800-447-4121 /

Findlay Marina: 217-756-8595 /

Sullivan Marina: 217-728-7338 /

Some Local Activities

Swimming (beach and pool), boating, canoeing, kayaking, picnicking, fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing, bird watching, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, shopping, movie theater, as well as many local state parks and forests.

Town of Shelbyville Information

Shelbyville has several unique shops and restaurants in the downtown area. Our movie theater has current movies at only $4 per ticket! You can't go wrong. We even have a WalMart if you have forgotten something. More information is available at the Chamber of Commerce website 217-774-2221) and we have also provided a Book of Knowledge for you to browse through at check-in.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Shelbyville, Illinois

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Year Round
16 Aug 2015 - 31 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Jan 2017 - 1 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £82 + Tax
Pet Fee £20 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £410
Tax Rate 9.1%

Two Night Minimum Stay: Three night minimum stay required for the following Holiday bookings: Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Shelbyville, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • Master bathroom and another full bath are available on second floor. 1/2 bath available in downstairs area.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Queen and Twin, Sleeps 3
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen, sleeps 2
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , Sleeps 2
  • Master Bedroom, King size bed, with private bath, (2) Bedroom #2, Queen and twin, shared bath (3) Bedroom #3, Queen, shared bath (2) Bedroom #4, 1 Twin bed, 1 twin sleeper sofa, shared bath (2) Bedroom #5, 1 Full size bed, shared bath (2) Additional Sleeping located in the downstairs: 1 Trundle Bed, Sleeps (2) 2 - Twin Sleeper Sofa's 1/2 bath is available on the lower level. ** Air Mattress available for parties over 14.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • 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
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Unique property with large enclosed sun room, provides a lovely place to enjoy all of the family meals or just to sit and visit. Lots of bird watching and deer frequently munch on the front lawn. Great family location, very quiet, tucked back in the Kaskia Woods away from the street.

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