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'The Gathering Place' Cozy Cottage

38 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Doling - 'The Gathering Place'

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath in the Heart of Springfield and only 45 minutes to Branson

Special thanks to all our visitors in 2015 for making the Cottage a huge success! If the Cottage is not available for your specified dates, please see our second vacation rental listing # 673239, our (Enchanted Urban Charmer)!

Whether it's for vacation, family reunion, business travel or a temporary stay while relocating, I want to Welcome you to 'The Gathering Place' a warm, cozy cottage located in the heart of Springfield, MO.

The cottage is located on a quiet tree lined street in the heart of town where you can easily access, Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, tons of shopping, parks, outdoor activities, and many fine restaurants.

The cottage is super cozy and tastefully decorated and offers 2 bedrooms, 1 bath with accommodations for 5 guests.

The cottage kitchen is equipped with all the necessities including; pots, pans, coffee maker, Keurig machine, baking pans, can opener, carving knives, utensils, spices, sugar, flour, silverware, dishes etc...

And the Coffee Station is sure to please the coffee lovers!!

The dining room seats 5 and is gorgeously appointed for your dining pleasure whether casual or formal!

The living room is spectacularly decorated with intimate seating to view the 48' flat screen TV or just gather to enjoy the peaceful ambiance and some relaxing music by the decorative fireplace.

Cable TV is provided.

Free WiFi is provided.

If you're visiting on business rest assured we have take that into consideration and Bedroom 2 has a desk for your laptop with a printer and paper provided for your convenience.

The home is equipped with an indoor laundry facility located just off the kitchen area.

If you prefer to cook outdoors, no problem, the outdoor gas grill is sure to be a big hit. The back patio has been decorated with mosaic patio sets that seat 4 and you can enjoy the peaceful setting among the big trees and rose bushes nestled on nearly a quarter acre.

I look forward to welcoming you to enjoy my home and all the comforts that it affords, along with all that the Springfield/Branson area has to offer.

This is a Pet Friendly vacation home so if you have a furry companion, please be sure to check the pet box when reserving.

The wonderful backyard is completely fenced for your favorite furry friend and a doggie door is provided in the laundry room.

The cottage is a non-smoking home.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Debra Baxter
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 October, 2016
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About Debra Baxter

With a degree in Travel Industry Management focusing on Hospitality and my love for travel, I wanted to create a unique and comfortable place for people to stay while visiting my hometown. I have been traveling and using VRBO since I was 16 when I stayed in my first vacation rental by owner in Canada and I look forward to a wonderful journey of meeting so many new 'traveler friends' with my own vacation rental here in the heart of Springfield, MO.

Debra Baxter purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Debra Baxter chose Springfield

I chose this property because I knew it would the perfect cozy cottage and the location can't be beat. It is close to everything Springfield has to offer and only 45 minutes to Branson, MO. I have spent most of my life traveling with family thru VRBO and when I decided to start on this venture, I wanted to create a special place in my home town that I knew my guests would truly enjoy and want to return to.

What makes this cottage unique

You'll love the quiet of this peaceful cottage location. I found it to be the perfect getaway place right in the heart of the city. You're sure to love it as soon as you walk in the door, just as I did!


based on 38 holidaymaker reviews

'The Gathering Place' Cozy Cottage
average rating of 4.894737 based on 38 reviews

Hope to stay again!

  • 5 of 5

Staying at 'The Gathering Place' was a great get-away. The property is the most clean and comfortable, pet-friendly or otherwise, place I've stayed. My dog loved the backyard and was very 'settled and relaxed' in the house, which is saying a lot. She's sometimes very apprehensive when she is in a different place. The true test came when she had to stay in her kennel when we went out to dinner. Upon returning, she acted just like she does at home, which was very pleasant! As for 'people' comfort', it checked all the boxes there, too! The Keurig coffee really hit the spot. The property has easy access from major roads and was close to downtown where there is a great hidden gem of a restaurant called Cafe Cusco. It's Peruvian fare allows for an adventure with another culture. Billy and Debra were very great to work with in setting up the stay. Thank You! I am looking forward to my next trip to Springfield and hope I will be able to stay here again. I would recommend staying at this property without any hesitation, unless it was when I wanted to stay there!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rockford, IL

Clean, amazing, and perfect for my family!

  • 5 of 5

This home is the perfect getaway, because you feel like you are at home! My husband and I were travelling with our two young daughters and it was absolutely everything we could have wanted and needed. Perfect amount of space, great backyard for my kids to run and play. Thanks Debra for everything! We will definitely be back if we are in the area again! Kathy :)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is my 3rd or 4th time renting this property when I have to travel to Springfield. It really is a nice Cozy Cottage. Had everything I needed and as always no problems. Will rent again when I'm in town.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Very cozy and Debbie was fantastic. I left a watch behind and she is mailing it to me. How awesome is that!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Caldwell, Idaho USA

Clean,quiet,comfortable,cool 2 bedroom house

  • 5 of 5

Love this house. Close to my family, mostly quiet neighborhood. Close to large park and shopping. Large shaded, grass fenced back yard, our dog loved. Excellent A/C for the HOT muggy days we were there. Washer and dryer helpful for lighter packing of clothes. I would highly recommend this property .

Thanks Debra for sharing your house.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cozy home with everything that we needed for our stay! The music playing as we came in was a nice touch and the relaxing CDs were perfect for a soothing stay. Thank you for allowing pets! We loved the privacy of the back yard!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dickerson Park Zoo
Andy's Frozen Custard
Historic Landers Theatre
Japanese Stroll Garden
Ozark Empire Fairgrounds Facilities
Fantastic Caverns
Bass Pro Shops: Outdoor World Rod & Reel Repair
Cracker Barrel
Nakato Japanese Steak House
Gillioz Theatre
Chicago Cheese Steak Co.
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Springfield Brewing Co
Springfield Expo Center
Hollywood College Station 14
"We Love $5 Tuesday's at this great Theatre!"
Big Momma's Coffee and Expresso
Bistro Market
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Interstate 44
Car: recommended

Conveniently located near Dickerson Park Zoo, Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, Numerous Restaurants, Shops and so much more!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Doling, Missouri

Rental Basis:
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1 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £41
Pet Fee £41

Pets are welcome upon approval!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Doling in Missouri

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • plenty of linens are provided along with emergency travel size beauty supplies for your convenience.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 is the Queen Sleigh Bedroom with memory foam mattress, wonderful 1200 thread count linens, antique dresser and mirrored closet. Bedroom 2 is the Full bed with pillow top mattress, mirrored closet, desk, internet connection point, and printer.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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