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4-5 BR/3 BA 1908 Victorian-Step Back In Time-Relax After A Day At The Range!

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 3,460 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue


About the property

4-5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms (Sleeps 10-12)

This 1908 Four-Square offers 4 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s), 3 Baths, Parlor, Eat-in Kitchen, Jetted Bath, Screend Porch on .50 acres were you can relax in this historic district of Sparta. There is ample space for any type of group gathering.

The Mansion features 3-4 bedroms able to sleep 6-8 on the second floor. On the third floor additional sleeping arrangements are available. A family room with 1/2 bath, refrigerator and microwave is great for relaxing together. The flat secluded backyard under a pop-up canopy is great place for a BBQ or group gathering with plenty of available parking.

Located within 30-50 mins in either direction of all the retail and commerce centers of Southern IL or St. Louis, MO. Five minutes from the World Shooting and Recreation Center.

Community Baths on each of the three floors.

More Details

Connie Stellhorn
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 March, 2017

About Connie Stellhorn

A friend suggested I look into this Vacation Rental opportunity after many people have used this property for anything from birthday parties, baby showers, Santa visits, bachlorette weekends, family visits and rentals rooms for the Grand American Trapshooting event.

This property became a way of expressing myself and my love for the older architecture and antiques of the the early 20th century. I hope that you enjoy how far this property has come in the last few years and I hope to continue to improve this property for many to enjoy in the future.

I am a Licensed Managing Broker and have been in the Real Estate Business for over 17 years. I currently own properties in Southwestern IL.

Connie Stellhorn purchased this house in 2005

Why Connie Stellhorn chose Illinois

I had been a Realtor for 9 years, when an investor of mine asked to see this property. It was under contract, but my investor insisted on seeing it as she was looking for rental units and believed that this home could be divided into multi-units. NEVER before had I experienced what I did that day! From the moment I walked in and knew I had to save her. Though there had been updates done to the proeprty in the 1970's, the years and termites had treated her badly. I had planned on saving this victorian charmer and then selling it.

During restoration, I uncovered an article about the original owner. Mayor Griggs presided over the city of Sparta from 1901-1907 and was an alderman of the town previously dating back to 1892. As you enter the home you will notice all of the feminine attributes, needless to say 'Adda' got her way when it came to furnishings and which makes this a true 'Victorian'. Thus, the reason I have named the home 'The Mayor & Adda's Mansion'.

Because of a turn of events and the changing real estate market, after completing the interior, I have used it as a Real Estate Office and residence. Now I hope to open it for other's to enjoy!

What makes this house unique

From the foyer entrance, you can not help but stare in awe as this property has one of the few ever built true self-standing bridal staircase with staing glass windows at the top of the 2 story foyer. The den sports a beautiful in-lain imported Italian cermaic tile embedded in a handcarved mirrored fireplace. The parlor is home to Baby Grand Piano along with many antiques and a sitting and dining area. This space can be utilized for business meetings or strategic planning sessions. Electronics can be provided if notified in advance. Hardwood floors throughout the house are dwarfed only by all the original woodwork, transoms, columns and built-ins. The kitchen and the first floor bath have been completely renovated and all GE Profile appliances were installed in 2007. A double convection oven electric stove and a dishwasher along with disposal, filter water, ice maker in the French door refrigerator equip the kitchen. An extra refrigerator in the garage for additional needs. Relaz in the 12-jetted corner tub with extended shower along with a deluxe vanity in this greek influenced bath.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Sparta in Randolph County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3460 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , Located on First Floor, Greek 12-Jetted tub-shower combo
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Second floor, ceramic floor, shared in central location
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Third floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , Day bed with heated matress pad
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , Additional single beds can be assembled for guests
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Baby crib is for small infant, heated matress pad on double
  • Bedroom four is on the third floor in the studio apartment. Other single beds can be constructed to accommodate. Larger beds will not fit up the stairs, we do have queen air mattresses if preferred.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • water skiing
We are here to serve and will try to accommodate to your needs. We are new to this program but look forward to working with you to make sure your visit is enjoyable and that you enjoy this property as we do.


5/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

4-5 BR/3 BA 1908 Victorian-Step Back In Time-Relax After A Day At The Range!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautifully renovated older home, very comfortable and convenient location to WRSC. Large kitchen was great for cooking breakfast each day. Highly recommend for a relaxing stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house close to everything in Sparta.

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a better experience. We visited Sparta for the Grand American shooting championships. Quick drive to shoot, restaurants, stores, movies, etc. House was very spacious and clean. Plenty of extra linens and toiletries to make our stay comfortable. Connie was very helpful and responsive. Would definitely stay here again. Thanks Connie!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Great place. A very nice house with everything needed for our stay

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Valley Falls, KS

Great Place for a Family Reunion!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home! There were many added features in the house that made it 'home' for us while we stayed in Sparta for our family reunion. The kitchen was well stocked with staples and condiments, so it wasn't a chore to prepare a meal there. I think my favorite place was the third floor where our grown children could relax and enjoy being together without disturbing the rest of the family. This is a very clean home that is well maintained, and we really appreciated all the work the owner did to make our stay enjoyable and comfortable!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed while he was participating in the Grand American trap shooting contest. The home is beautiful, well maintained, very clean, is fully furnished for cooking your own meals. The owner is extremely accommodating to make your stay enjoyable. It is located in a peaceful neighborhood with easy access to everything. We highly recommend this place and would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2.1 Miles
Sparta Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Southside Ribs
Nearest Ferry
33 Miles
St. Genevieve Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Sparta Country Club
Nearest Train
44 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
State Route 4
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Southside Ribs
Nearest Beach
41 Miles
Rend Lake-South Sandusky
Car: necessary

Near the World Shooting and Recreation Complex, this 1908 Victorian Four-Square is a unique property located in Southern Illinois in the City of Sparta, close to three airports and less than 50 miles from three metropolitan area including St. Louis, MO, Fairview Heights, IL and Carbondale, IL. Visitors will have access to a variety of amenities from quaint local restaurants and shops to the bustling activities of the St. Louis area. Within walking distance the Sparta Area Museum featuring local artists and surrounded by historic Bricktown.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Sparta, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £47
Refundable Damage Deposit £238
Tax Rate 6.75%

Rates are subject to change prior to confirmation. Bedroom only rates are $100 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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