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Come and escape to paradise. Enjoy the legend!

People12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 2,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathrooms with accommodations For large Groups

Legend says the big bend in the Rock River at Grand Detour happened because the river was so beautiful there, she turned around for one last look at her beauty as she flowed downstream. Come and enjoy the legend!

The master bedroom and bath are located for privacy on the main floor. A patio window opens onto a deck with great views of the river. Two other bedrooms are located upstairs with a shared 3/4 bathroom and boast a beautiful river view with wildlife. The main floor has a large great room with a full kitchen and dining area. The dining table can accommodate 10 people comfortably. A large natural stone fireplace and several sitting areas complete the room while you enjoy the outdoor views. The lower level has a bar with seating for 8, and a comfortable sitting area where you can enjoy the warmth that another natural stone fireplace offers.

The large front yard has plenty of room for playing and offers river banks on both sides for fishing. Catfish and walleye are plentiful! If you like, throw up a tent and enjoy the night skies and sounds before you drift into tranquil sleep!

Several decks around the house are made for relaxing while you enjoy the day or evening on this beautiful river. The rear yard has a large fire pit, complete with firewood and rustic seating. Bring your guitar and have a sing along with the owls or tell ghost stories long into the night!

While the river channel and mill race can be very shallow and not appropriate for launching a boat, a public boat launch is located within one mile and several others launches are just a few miles away. Canoe and kayak rentals are available seven miles up river in Oregon, IL. A canoe trip takes you through a Castle Rock State Park and Lowden Miller State Forest and affords many opportunities to enjoy the limestone/sandstone bluffs and the thrill of watching eagles fish in the river.

More Details

Owner
Ken Oltmanns
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Dixon in Lee County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Master bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Just off the Great Room.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Nice view of the river
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , nice view of the river
    Master - 1 Large Double Bed , It has a patio door opening unto a deck facing the river.
  • The beds are memory foam mattresses.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • water tubing
Notes:
This house has been newly renovated.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Come and escape to paradise. Enjoy the legend!
average rating of 4.6 based on 15 reviews
4

Overall a great place to stay

  • 4 of 5

PROS: Large living area / Large outdoor area / Clean & comfortable / Living area well air-conditioned / Owners very nice and helpful / Master bed KING and very comfortable. / The DOUBLE bed in one upstairs room was comfortable. / The futon in the living area was comfortable. / Outdoor area very pretty.

CONS: The AC is a window unit in the large living area. If you leave the door open to the master it cools down nicely also. However the upstairs rooms were a bit warm. NOTE: we were there during a heat spell with temps in the 90's. / Water is well water and there was a sulfur smell which there is really nothing that can be done. / Although clean, there are stained areas in the bathrooms / Do not wash any white clothes that may have sunscreen on them - well water can cause orange / brown streaks. It's not just this house, but any well water can do this - you can google for more info.

OVERALL: We really enjoyed this property - it was great for a large family gathering. We grilled burgers and brauts and had about 20 people over for the day. We would stay here again. Just be aware of the well water if that kind of thing bothers you.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Algonquin, IL
5

Great Time on your own private island

  • 5 of 5

A group of buddies, a grill, a firepit and endless stories for a weekend. It's perfect.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Even the winter cold couldn't take from this lovely weekend.

  • 5 of 5

We had a women's gathering here. We turned the lower level into a spa/meditation space, and everyone bunked together in the three bedrooms. The river flowed majestically and provided a beautiful backdrop to our getaway from it all. There is no sacrifice here: dishwasher, laundry machines, three bathrooms, and a huge TV (which we covered with a blanket and pretended didn't exist). Beautiful scenery, all of the amenities you could want, landlord very accommodating. Get away from it all and relax!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

The house is amazing. Nicely furnished

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

New Year's Eve

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was perfect! The house was secluded on a beautiful island and the view was lovely. Our party was great and the house had everything we might need from utensils to firewood. We will definitely visit again! Great place.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nashville TN
5

Tranquil / Great for family or quiet get away....

  • 5 of 5

Needed to decompress from stressful job & the daily stresses of everyday life... It was very nice relaxing environment, quiet. View of river, sound of water, small wildlife running around birds singing, if you like to fish or have little ones, it is perfect. No busy highways to worry about. Clean, Comfortable & Cared for in every way. Owner supplied every request I had and was on call for my whole stay. Grand kids loved to be able to fish & sit by the fire pit. Very comfortable restful place. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
31 Miles
Chicago/Rockford International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Catalina's
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Lost Nation Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
I 88
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Galena Steak House
Car: necessary

There are 5 beautiful state parks in the area within a 15 minute ride. You can hike and picnic at all of them. They offer beautiful prairie, forest and river vistas with plenty of hiking trails and picnic areas. Wild life is plentiful. Deer and wild turkeys are seen frequently. The tree canopies offer fabulous birding opportunities.

John Deere Historic Site is less than a mile away. You can explore his original workshop/forge and his home and grounds. This site offers an amazing view of life in the1860's and a wealth of knowledge about how the original self cleaning plow was invented and how it changed agriculture forever.

The town of Dixon is conveniently located just 5 miles away. As the childhood home of former United States President Ronald Reagan, there are several historic places to visit and learn, including his boyhood home and The Northwest Territory Historical museum. The downtown area offers some exciting and multi-cultural choices in dining experiences. The Next Picture Show, an art gallery, offers exhibits by many local artists. Groceries and shopping are available at several locations around town.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Dixon, 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
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£611
for 3 nights
From
£204
From
£241
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,426
£5,334
 

Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £518.56

prices subject to change until deposit is received

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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