3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom (2nd heated bathroom/shower in garage) , Sleeps up to 10
Why Ric Barth chose Whittington
My son, Ric, at the age of 15 and I went down to the Wayne Fitzgerald State Park on Rend Lake in 2001 to attend the annual Celebrity Quail Hunt, sponsored by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Foundation. It was such an enjoyable experience and beautiful surroundings that we have attended this three day event every year since then. As a result of our travels around the area we had the opportunity to meet a local Hall of Fame Fishing Guide who ended up taking us out fishing every time we went south to participate in the Quail Hunt. What was scheduled as a three day hunting event ended up becoming a five day event, split between fishing and quail hunting. During one of our trips to southern Illinois we came upon a 9 acre parcel of land with a house, 10 stall enclosed boat storage building and a pole barn. It was for sale. Except for one neighbor it was totally surrounded by government land. In addition, it was practically right next door to Wayne Fitzgerald State Park and Rend Lake. We bought it! Ricky was about to graduate from Bradley University with a degree in Construction Management. As a result he put his education to work and undertook to completely remodel the house and manicure the grounds in 2011. Upon graduation he took up residency adjacent to the property and accepted a position with Shawnee Professional Services, a local Survey and Engineering company. In addition, he is now a fishing guide with that Hall of Fame Fishing Guide, Todd Gessner of Todd Gessner Outdoors. He also has access to private goose and deer hunting facilities within minutes from our location.
What makes this House unique
Close to many outdoor and recreational activities.
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We enjoy our stay at your home. It was a nice little place that fit our needs perfectly. The only issue was the petroleum smell that was originating from the pit next door. I understand this is out of your control. We would definitely stay at your home again next year for our next family reunion. Thank you for your hospitality Ric!
Last minute getaway
I rented this place at the last minute & it worked out well. Ric is great with communication. We loved that our dogs had plenty of room to play. We had a nice weekend! Thanks!!
We was very impressed with the house
Close to lake and lots to do!
The property had a lot to offer. We enjoyed shooting, the fire pit, watching the dogs swim in the farm pond and the easy distance to the lake. The property fit is all comfortably and was stocked with everything you could want or need.
This rental was awesome!! The owners were always quick to answer all questions! The property was clean and VERY well appointed! Best I have ever stayed in. Would definitely stay here again!
This is the perfect place to stay. Very clean and cozy! Ric is an awesome guy as well. We will for sure be back to stay!!