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Luxury cabin on 30 wooded acres. 1 mi. from Carbondale, IL & SIUC campus

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome


About the property

Well-furnished cabin with one bedroom and loft with 2 beds nestled in the woods

Secluded cabin on 30 wooded acres with lots of wildlife and access to pond for canoeing. King-size bed in master bedroom and a full and twin on antique frame in the loft. 47-inch flat screen TV with full satellite package, a vintage 1970s pinball machine, outdoor furnished deck and firepit, horshoe pits and blacktop drive with ample parking. All-inclusive and well-furnished with everything you need. Just bring personal hygiene items and you are good to go! KEY WORDS: Southern Illinois Cabins for rent, cabin rentals in southern illinois, Southern Illinois cabin Rentals, giant city state park cabins, southern illinois lodging, southern illinois bed and breakfast, southern illinois vacation rentals, southern illinois wineries, southern illinois cabin rentals, cabins southern illinois, rental cabins southern illinois, garden of the gods illinois cabin, lodging southern illinois, Southern IL Cabin near Shawnee National Forest, Giant city cabin rentals, cabin close to carbondale il, Cabins on Southern Il Wine trail, lodging close to SIU, Southern Illinois House Cabin, cabin rental located in Southern Illinois, vacation rental cabins bordering Shawnee National Forest, Vacation Rental Cabins in Southern Illinois, Cabin rental in Southern Illinois's Shawnee national forest, Southern Illinois Wine Trail, Southern IL Cabin on Wine Trail 3 day limit for holidays, SIU events, Christmas, thanksgiving, etc. on all cabins if you have questions call 618 924 3100 CABIN 2 AND 3 RATES ARE $100/ NIGHT WEEKDAYS AND $125/NIGHT WEEKENDS. 2 NIGHT STAY REQUIRED OR A SURCHARGE OF $20.00 FOR ONE NIGHT. 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. cabins 2 and three rates $100 weekdays $125 weekends per night homecomming 10/24/2015

Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
22 March, 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Carbondale, USA

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 816 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Full bath with washer & dryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • LOFT - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    MASTER BEDROOM - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Master bedroom with king-size bed & 42-inch flatscreen TV with satellite package & DVD-player. Loft upstairs with 1 double & 1 twin/single antique beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Cabin 2 is 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 great for nature & forest lovers. CABIN BY THE POND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INJURIES YOU OCCUR WHILE STAYING AT THE CABINS


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

Luxury cabin on 30 wooded acres. 1 mi. from Carbondale, IL & SIUC campus
average rating of 4.75 based on 24 reviews

Tranquil and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at what we now call uncle Tom's cabin with the owner's (Tom) hospitality!

Great location almost across the street from SIU stadium and campus. Perfect for the game and tailgating, yet far enough to not hear the commotion and deal with crowds. Right off the main drag which made touring the wine trail a breeze! We will be back again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Enjoyed our stay and would go back

  • 4 of 5

Quiet, away from it all

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ok stay

  • 3 of 5

If you are looking for peace and quiet it is a good choice. It is close to town, stores and restaurants. Beds were fine and having the loft was a plus. Nice to have washer and dryer.

The cabin was ok. We were in town for a wedding and part of the family was staying in cabin one. Cabin is rustic and needs some of the brush around the outside cut down so you can actually see the water. We had to buy batteries so the tv remote would work, the refrigerator only had a couple of shelves and had a full pan of water from leaking, tv in bedroom only good for DVDs and only had one roll of toilet paper.

If coming back to the area I would probably not stay here.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location & plenty of room for family! Needs refrigerator repaired & better cleaning!

  • 4 of 5

As a family of four and with visitors, the place was very nice! There's even a sectional piece under the stairs which worked well for my littlest child to nap. The washer, dryer and location close to Carbondale was awesome. We enjoyed exploring the property and Tom is easily accessible. Cons: leaky and soaked refrigerator made storing food a bit annoying and messy. Also, the place needs to be cleaner inside. There were cobwebs all over, dirty floors, table and cabinets. The grill needs a deep cleaning. The cabin is rented often, so the uncleanliness was a surprise. We spent time upon arrival cleaning it. Again, these cons are minor in comparison to the cabin's pros!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elkville, IL, USA

Great place for a getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in Cabin 2 for our anniversary. It was a nice area surrounded by trees but the cabin also had all the modern amenities with it. Bed was super comfortable. Tom was a great guy and helped us with all of our questions. I would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we expected and more!!

  • 5 of 5

I searched the Internet for a place that my husband and I could talk and reconnect. And, we found it at Tom's cabin. Our I intention was to spend the entire time in the cabin. Make all of our meals and discover where we ventured off on to different paths. We were able to accomplish this and rediscovered a new respect and love for one another. If you are looking for a great place. Nothing fancy but has all the necessities, this is your place. Thanks Tom! We are already talking about our next visit

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Carbondale, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
18 Aug 2017 - 21 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £80
Pet Fee £20
Tax Rate 11.0%

* Weeknights - $125 per night + 11% tax (2 night minimum or $25 surcharge for single night)
* Weekend nights -$150 per night + 11% tax (2 night minimum stay or $25 surcharge for single night)
* For extended stays, rates are negotiable. 3 night minimum stay for all SIU events, hunting season, and all holidays
* SIU Parents Weekend, Homecoming Weekend, Graduations, DuQuion State 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 618-924-3100 for information.
* Please call 618-924-3100 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. RESERVATIONS ARE NOT BEING TAKEN AT THIS TIME AND FEES HAVE NOT BEEN ESTABLISHE FOR THE 2017 SOLAR ECLIPSE. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT ME REGARDING THE SOLAR ECLIPSE DATES.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
KDMH Southern Illinois Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Pinch Penny Pub
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
5 Golf courses within 6 miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 51
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Downtown Carbondale
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Cedar Lake (public beach)

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.


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