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A Quaint Cottage And Massage Studio

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome


About the property

Located 3 Miles From Downtown!

Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway, business travel, or a family vacation, enjoy this charming cottage, conveniently located near I-55 and historic Route 66, just minutes from downtown Springfield. This large one bedroom home accommodates four people comfortably, with a cozy couch to accommodate a fifth.  

An open living room and full kitchen with updated appliances, including a gas range stove, dishwasher, full size refrigerator and microwave, complete the style and character of this charming setting. The bathroom offers a luxurious shower and bath. A washer and dryer are available. In addition, A/C, cable TV, and WiFi are included.

The lovely garden is the perfect place to relax after exploring Springfield’s historic sites. Outdoor seating and grill are provided.

More Details

Erica Groesch
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 March, 2017

About Erica Groesch

I grew up in Springfield and moved back after getting a Degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences. Springfield is a great place to live, raise a family, and visit if you enjoy learning more about Abraham Lincoln!

Erica Groesch purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Erica Groesch chose Springfield

This house was a great starter home and had great potential for modern renovations. The location was fabulous and convenient for walking to and from places of necessity, and leisure activities.

What makes this cottage unique

Through the years I had wanted to turn the detached studio; which is situated next to the home, into a place of relaxation. I decided to pursue a license in Massage Therapy, and now own and manage InnTouch Massage Studio.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
  • One bathroom with a shower and tub. Amenities provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , The Sofa is not a sofa bed, but is comfortable for sleeping
  • The ottoman in the living room folds out into a twin bed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
Spa services are not included in rental fee; appointments dependent upon availability.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

A Quaint Cottage And Massage Studio
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

Spacious, private and clean

  • 5 of 5

We stayed one night and we were pleasantly surprised but how nice this cottage was. It's always nice when the place has seen some love and you can tell that the owners did a lot of work to their house and it is set up to live in.

At first I was worried about sharing a full sized bed but the bed was very comfortable and we slept soundly!

The bathroom is stocked well just in case you forget your soaps.

The cleaning fee seemed high at first but once we used the space you can see they are very thorough and it is a large space to keep clean so the price is fair.

This is a great place for a couple or a family. the front porch is welcoming and a nice place to drink coffee. There is a nice patio with a firepit and would be a nice place to hang out although we didn't take the time to use this area.

The location is right off of 6th so it's a quick drive to anywhere. The neighborhood is quiet.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home, would stay here again

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, charming, nicely decorated home. Had everything needed for our stay. Comfortable furniture and beds. Really liked the layout, bathroom, and the beautiful bi-fold doors that closed off the big bedroom from the main area. Enjoyed the front porch with swing. Had a relaxing, fun stay. The home was great for having my Springfield family over for visits. They really liked the home too! Would definitely stay here again. Thank you Erica!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Janet! Next time, you should get a massage! ;)
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Very nice place to stay with a gracious host.

  • 5 of 5

This is a very convenient and enchanting home. It was exactly what we needed. The place was fully equipped, but we ate out every night because of the central location. Springfield has many entertaining and cool paces to visit. The Lincoln Museum was outstanding. We also caught the Illinois State Fair and that was a blast. The host left us some homegrown vegetables to snack on and they were delicious. The home has eclectic decorations and is very well done. I highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasant stay!

  • 4 of 5

This place makes for a pleasant stay in Springfield, Nice amenities. Clean and charming. Sure beats a hotel room.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lots of special touches

  • 5 of 5

Our experience was great. What a charming house. Erica had so many special touches that we had all we needed. She even had some toys and a pack-n-play set up for my little one. I wish we would have had time to enjoy the porch swing! Thanks for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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aSpecial cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage for 5 nights and enjoyed each day there The cottage was conveniently located to the Lincoln Attractions (5-10 minute drive) and a quick and easy walk and you're at Cozy Dog Diner for a delicious corn dog. Erica was very easy to work with and made sure everything we needed for a enjoyable stay was available. She even had coffee and filters there for you!! How nice!! While not large the cottage was comfortable and roomy enough for the 4 of us, there is a nice private patio with table and chairs and a firepit (it was warm, we did not have a fire) for you to enjoy a morning coffee or an evening beverage.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aww thank you Ray! It was a pleasure to host you and your family! Come back any time. Erica~
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Nearest Airport
6.95 Miles
Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.61 Miles
The Curve
Nearest Train
3.14 Miles
Springfield Station- Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 55
Nearest Restaurant
0.29 Miles
Cozy Dog Drive-In
Car: not necessary

You will stay within minutes of restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. Explore Springfield’s historic sites, including Lincoln Presidential Library, Lincoln’s home, and much more! The Cozy Drive In, which was recognized on Diner, Drive-Ins, and Dives, is within walking distance. Hertz car rental, grocery store, pharmacy and medical facility, and a park are all nearby.

Pamper yourself at Inn Touch, the therapeutic spa located on site. Spa services are not included in rental fee; appointments dependent upon availability.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
State Fair
10 Aug 2017 - 20 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £60
Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Tax Rate 11.0%

Cancelled booking will not receive a refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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