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Ten Acre Treehouse, "Captains Quarters" Sleeps 4-6

Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

"Captains Quarters" Perfect For A Couples Get Away Or Family Getaway!

Another off the grid whimsical gem in the Ten Acre Treehouse's forest! "The Captains Quarters" This is the second treehouse in rural Nauvoo, which will be available to rent starting May 2016! A lot of the same touches found in "The Whitetail" the first treehouse here, You will find in this Nautical inspired creation. This treehouse will be twice as big as the first (400 sq ft.) and features a full second story master bedroom, sleeper sofa on the first floor, small kitchen area with refrigerator w/freezer, microwave, coffee maker, plates, silverware, cups and a sink! Upon entering the treehouse you are treated to the huge map of the world as you look up in the 13' vaulted entryway. A small window seat area creates a cozy reading area with a small collection of old books to explore! The wrap around deck with gas grill provides a laid back environment to enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding forest! The second floor bedroom includes 10' vaulted ceiling which provides plenty of Windows for 360 degree views of the forest from the comfort of the queen sized bed, step out on to the balcony which features a whimsical 'outhouse' with year round compost toilet and a outdoor hot water shower while giving you a 360 degree view of the surrounding forest nearly 30' off the ground! NOV-APR the water may be shut off due to winter weather which is reflected in the lower winter rate. Bottled water will be provided for washing up, brushing teeth, etc. not all of this properties features has been finalized so stay tuned for further updates!

Bob Hopp
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2017



Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Nauvoo in Hancock County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Outdoor Shower
  • Hot water Bathroom sink, with compost toilet and hot water outdoor shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 2nd floor Master bedroom with Queen bed private balcony with outdoor heated shower
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveller reviews)

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Ten Acre Treehouse, "Captains Quarters" Sleeps 4-6
average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews

Wonderful, peaceful, private place to spend a few days to unwind from life's hassles.

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful views. Bob was wonderful. Only thing I'd like to see added is an indoor cooking surface.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, charming retreat to unplug and reconnect with nature.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful getaway for adults and children. We stayed in the Captains Quarters. The Grandkids loved exploring all the nooks, crannies and secret spaces. My daughter and I enjoyed morning coffee on the decks and bird watching. It is a wonderful place to unplug and enjoy nature. Mr. Hopp was available to answer any questions. While there is much to explore in the immediate area, we were drawn by the prospect of finding geodes, it is equally likely that you will feel compelled to stay put and drink in your surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a fun place!

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed being here. Any concerns or needs we had during our stay were responded to promptly and kindly. So glad this treehouse had AC, we would have suffered without it. With a heat index above 100 most of our stay, I didn't get to explore the 10 acre wood as I would have liked, but our kids did. Thanks Bob for sharing this unique and beautiful place. It's like a cross between glamping and a suite hotel. <3 We are telling all our friends that plan a trip to visit Historic Nauvoo to check it out. We'd not hesitate to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Recently stayed in the Captains Quarters and my family and I loved it. The house is beautifully decorated and had enough space for my family of five. The kids loved walking the the trails and playing with London & Paris. We did not see much of Bob but he was very prompt in responding to calls & texts while we were there. Also, I would not recommend using the vrbo app for directions since they led us to a gravel road with corn fields all around. Lol Follow the directions Bob sends you. Thank you Bob for being so helpful and for creating this beautiful place. My family and I look forward to returning soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Hidden Treasure Amongst The Trees

  • 5 of 5

Sleeping in a Treehouse; everyones dream. Found ours in Nauvoo, IL. Stayed the last week of May. Hidden in the woods "Captains Quarters", a hidden treasure!!! Mother Nature was on our side the whole time. The rays of sun shining upon us! The wind whistling through the trees. The birds chirping away, such a beautiful sound. Coffee & reading a book on the back porch was so relaxing. Grilled Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner on the grill every day (I'm a chef at heart & love to grill). All the nautical decor were so unique & cool. The LED lights in the living room & bedroom set the mood differently each day. The outside outhouse (bathroom) was quite interesting to say the least. The outside shower - was absolutely different, something you find on Pinterest, and I loved it!!! I don't know if it was the time of month we stayed, but hardly no bugs, which was a plus & made our stay there even more enjoyable. Even thou a very small town, there was so much to do. Never caught a catfish until we fished the Mississippi!!! Loved it!!! Fished almost every day. Sights to see: The Nauvoo Temple is extremely gorgeous both day & night. Went to Old Nauvoo - so much history to learn about. We really enjoyed going through and learning about Johnathan Browing's home & his gunsmith shop. Bob Hopp who is the owner of Captains Quarters Treehouse was an amazing host & very accomodating to our needs. Very pleasant to talk to. He has done an amazing job in the creation of Captains Quarters and I would recommend it to anyone!!!! Only a couple of things one needs to know: 1 - the Treehouse is in the woods so there is a good hike to get to it; so pack limited. 2 - it would be nice if there was dry wood chopped & ready to burn during your stay. We were lucky to find quite a bit throughout the woods, but some may not be so lucky especially if its been raining. I had a blast staying at Captains Quarters, my home away from home!!! Sleeping in a Treehouse can now be marked off my bucket list, and I can say I stayed in IL! Thank you Bob for sharing this wonderful adventure with us, and can't wait to see what else is in store for the future! The Emery Family (Frank & Betty). Berea, OH

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unique quiet get away

  • 5 of 5

This is not like any place I have ever been. I've been camping and this is better. I've been to hotels and this is more private. Truly a vacation for the memory books. The only advice I would give people planning a stay... pack light and wear sneakers. It's a steep path through the woods to get to the Captains Quarters so you don't want to have to carry too much but you will not be disappointed! Bob was great and Paris and London are the sweetest dogs around (just don't leave your burger on a low table 😉) We hope to return for another weekend getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Nauvoo, USA

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1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £18.93
Cleaning fee £22.72
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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