3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
- English, Mandarin Chinese
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 Chatham
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.
A pack and play is available at the house
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
I want to begin by saying that I am a very easy person to please and have been to MANY VRBO's and have been very satisfied! I was quite disappointed with this one.
It did not start out well. I was under the assumption (after reading the many reviews and what the owner stated) that I was to call him 30 minutes before arrival and he would meet me there to tour the home and answer any questions I may have. I called him when we left to let him know (about 6 hours prior) and had to leave a message. I called a second time to let him know we were 30 minutes away....again had to leave a message. When we got to the residence I called again because there was nobody there and the front door was locked...again had to leave a message. I called a fourth time.....including having to call his wife.... and again.....had to leave messages. I left my number on the message and asked him to call me back. There was no return phone call. I had my 88 year old mother with me and she was very concerned that we may have to stay at a hotel! This was heartbreaking to me! Luckily my sister did find some keys that opened the front door. I was never contacted or told by Gordon as to where to find these. It was pure luck! I called him again to let him know we found the keys and again.... had to leave another message! Gordon did eventually call me back but did not apologize or explain why he was not there at our arrival, even after I shared with him my thoughts and concerns. His wife did call and apologize. The house was very musty/moldy smelling and we had to open windows and the front door when we got back after our daily excursions just to let fresh air in (thankfully we had beautiful weather). There were no directions as to what to do on our last day and before we leave so we just took the sheets off the beds and placed them on the floor in each room. It also took us awhile to figure out the remote and how to turn the tv on because it is a dish and there were two remotes and we were not sure how to work them. Most of the VRBO's I have been to have always left directions for these things. With that said, the beds were very comfortable, the house was decorated very nicely, and the home overall was comfortable, however I would not return to this home if I were to visit Springfield again.
Pleasant and comfortable
Quiet neighborhood. Just far enough from Springfield for peace but close enough for quick access.
Very clean and comfortable house with all the amenities you need! Met Gordon upon check in and very friendly...easy to communicate with and responded quickly to all messages. Very comfortable bed with lots of nice touches. I would recommend this place to others.
Perfect place for our stay
This is the second time we have stayed here and it didn't disappoint again. Gordon made the whole processes easy and enjoyable! The house was perfect for our needs and was clean. Yes, there is a train nearby, but it really didn't bother us at all. It was easy to get used to. In fact, the kids loved to run outside and watch the train whenever they could. We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely try to stay there again when we are in the area.
Warm and inviting
Everyone was impressed with their stay at this house. Clean and very comfortable. Would book again.
Clean and Colorful
A nice community with a great Thai restaurant are added bonuses. Very clean and nice colorful accents in the home. If we were passing this way again we’d stay here again.
Paved walking and biking path is across the street from the house.