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Spacious & Comfortable 3 Bd-2 Ba Ranch On Large Lot

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,540 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

This 3 bedroom 2 bath ranch has the feel of a cottage in a smaller town. Whether you're coming to see the Abraham Lincoln sites, historic Route 66 attractions, on family or business travel, or if you're making your annual pilgrimage to the Illinois State Fair, this home is close enough to the action for you to get there quickly. When the day is done, it also provides a nice retreat within which to kick back, take off your shoes and unwind. You'll find a fully equipped kitchen, linens and towels, high-speed internet, satellite television and complimentary WiFi. Come, relax, bring your suitcase, and leave the rest up to us.

Gordon Fidler
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Mandarin
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2017

About Gordon Fidler

Gordon and Tammy are originally from the Peoria area, but have lived near Springfield since getting married in 1991. Gordon retired from a career in law enforcement in 2010, and in 2012 they bought their first rental property in Chatham. They have four children, three of whom were adopted and are still at home.

Gordon Fidler purchased this house in 2012

Why Gordon Fidler chose Springfield

This house was selected due to its close proximity to their residence, the quality of the school district, and the fact that it reminds them of their home growing up, and their grandparent's home. The layout of the house as well as the era both bring back great memories. For two years, the house had been unfurnished and rented out on an annual basis. In February of 2015 it was transitioned into a fully furnished home for rent by visitors to the area. It's not quite a bed and breakfast, but they still get to provide warm hospitality for their guests.

What makes this house unique

They love the peaceful feel when they walk into the house. There are times when they will take time to go to the house to sit and read, and Gordon has confessed he has taken a nap or two there as well. The kitchen is spacious, as are the bedrooms and living room. It's a comfortable place to relax.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Springfield Lake Shore Improvement in Springfield

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1540 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Private bath for Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Initial toilet paper is provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
Grocery shopping, delivery and stocking services are available for your stay. The cost breakdown is: 1) The cost of the groceries plus 25% 2) Delivery and stocking cost of $25 At least 24 hour notice is required for this service.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(60 traveller reviews)

Spacious & Comfortable 3 Bd-2 Ba Ranch On Large Lot
average rating of 4.8 based on 60 reviews

Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

Just what we needed

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

Comfortable house just outside Springfield, Ill

  • 4 of 5

We had 5 ladies in our party and we were all pleased with the house. It is clean, comfortable and not very far from our destination, Springfield. There was plenty of room for all of us, and the two bathrooms made it easy to get ready in the AM. The only thing I would mention is the trains are very close, and anyone who is a light sleeper should consider earplugs maybe. Otherwise, no complaints, the neighborhood itself is pretty quiet. Thanks to our hosts for making a nice home away from home for all of us. ~M

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ladies! I'm still working on how to get the trains moved.....I'll keep you posted on my success. Come back and see us again.
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Milford Pennsylvania, USA

Way Better Than A Hotel!

  • 4 of 5

Comfy, well-maintained home for a few days visiting family celebrating sister's 70th birthday just a few minutes away in Springfield. Stores nearby and quiet neighbors. Our host, Gordon, made us very welcome and was available to answer any questions.

Holding back a star on a really 5-star rental for just one reason: it's located close to railroad tracks in use by freight and passenger trains. Honestly, after the first day we didn't pay much attention and considered the comfort and value of the rental well worth a bit of noise. Just thought it should be mentioned.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad we could play a small part in the surprise birthday gathering. Thanks for choosing to stay with us, please come see us again when you're in the area.
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Haven In The Heartland

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding accommodations. Magnificent host. There you are!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marshall, you said so much with so little! Thank you for your kindness, and for the fabulous condition in which you left the house. Everything looked wonderful, and your hospital corners were meticulous, your mother would be proud! You are always welcome to stay with us!
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All the comforts of home!

  • 5 of 5

Fidlers Roof was perfect for our family! Visiting our son and daughter-in-law in nearby Springfield, we found this vacation rental just minutes away. We were all able to gather together and spend a few days together. The beds were very comfortable, especially the King sized bed in the master bedroom. The kids really loved the trains that rolled by throughout the day. We would definitely stay here again if we get the opportunity. Homeowner was great in responding to an internet issue. Very helpful and friendly. Thanks for the great stay and inconveniencing yourself in letting us stay another day. We know you really had to hustle in order to prep for the next renters.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jason for the kind comments, I'm so glad your stay was a pleasant one! Please come back and visit us again!
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Lovely and homey!

  • 4 of 5

The house was perfect, they thought of almost everything. From movies to games, extra blankets. Could use more hangers in front closet for heavy jackets and bodywash, shampoo and conditioner in bathrooms.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments Rhonda and the suggestion for additional hangers...good idea! As far as the soap and shampoo go, we have never provided those (other than small ones in case someone forgot them, kind of like a hotel) because we know some guests may have allergies or sensitivities to fragrances or other ingredients. We've erred on the side of caution here, that's why we don't provide them.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
The Creek Pub and Grill
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Piper Glen Golf and Social Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Fulgenzi's Trattoria
Car: necessary

Paved walking and biking path is across the street from the house.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Springfield Lake Shore Improvement, Illinois

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
2017 State Fair
10 Aug 2017 - 20 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Clayville Events
25 Aug 2017 - 27 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
2018 State Fair
9 Aug 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £154.61
Cleaning Fee £57.98

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.
No Pets
No Smoking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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