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

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


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:
22 February, 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 Illinois

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1540 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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 -
(55 traveller reviews)

Spacious & Comfortable 3 Bd-2 Ba Ranch On Large Lot
average rating of 4.818182 based on 55 reviews

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
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Loved it

  • 4 of 5

They stay was great! Highly recommend! Feels just like home

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey, thanks Brian, we're glad it worked out well for you. Come join us again sometime.
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Comfortable Charming With Attentive Owners

  • 5 of 5

We felt at home in our VRBO as our family gathered over New Year's after visiting our Ailing Mom who is on Hospice. It really helped to be in a comfortable environment during a stressful time for our family. The home is comfortable and charming. There was plenty of comfortable seating and well appointed kitchen for us to prepare meals. There is nothing like the comforts of a home like environment than at a time like such as visiting a family member on hospice. We were very grateful to have found such a place! Thanks a bunch and Happy New Year to you and yours! Sincerely, The Lewis Family

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry we had to connect under the circumstances, but I am glad we could provide a place for you and your family to stay while you were in town. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you.
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Cozy and comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this home. I have lived in the area all of my life and moved five years ago. It's hard to visit and stay in a hotel because they are not comfortable for extended periods of time and they dont feel like "home".

Check in and checkout was super easy. The house was as described, cuter in person. There are alot of little details that make this location homey. The couches are comfortable, and easy to relax in.

The things that are important to me were quickly checked off. The house was really clean. The kitchen had a ton of utensils, plates, glassware, etc. It would have been very easy to cook, but that wasn't on my agenda. Plenty of towels, blankets and pillows.

If you are not familiar with the area, you are a quick drive from Springfield and the sites. It does sit next to a train track, but that didn't bother us. I don't think the trains went by in the middle of the night, if they did...I didn't hear them!

With three bedrooms, and two full baths..I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

Thank you Gordan and Tammy for making our visit feel like home.


  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Carmen for your kind review, we greatly appreciate you taking the time to write your comments. Please pay us a visit again!
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Austin, Texas


  • 5 of 5

The home was perfect for our family to gather for an early Thanksgiving. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mona! I'm so glad everything worked out for your family's celebration. We're looking forward to seeing you again.
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Cozy and charming! My extended family really enjoyed their stay here.

  • 5 of 5

It was so easy dealing with Gordon. We had to update the arrival time and he was very flexible. The house was adorable and my family members loved how comfortable the beds were. I was a little concerned about the train tracks being close by but it did not bother them at all. I plan to reserve here again. Thanks Gordon and family!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It was wonderful having your family here Vicky, and getting to meet you, albeit briefly. Keep us in mind in the future if we can be of service.
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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 £161
Cleaning Fee £60

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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