You will fall in love with our peaceful 5 acre country estate. 5 minutes to the nearest grocery store, CSL Behring, Nucor Steel, ONU, and I57. 1 hour drive to Chicago. Public transportation options to Chicago as well. Private guest room with comfy twin bed, TV and desk. Private bath for guests w/whirlpool tub&shower. Coffee and continental breakfast provided, kitchen privileges available, bbq grill,deck and more. Please read our house rules and other info about our home before booking.
The Private Bedroom
Private room with a comfortable Twin bed that will accommodate 1 guest. Let us know if you need an extra pillow or blanket during your stay. If you are looking for privacy during your stay, the bedroom offers a TV, desk and chair. You will also find a dresser with empty drawers and hangers in the closet for you to use during your stay. The bedroom door is equipped with a privacy lock with a key. You will be able to access local Chicago TV stations and also use our NetFlix account to watch movies etc. WiFi is readily available throughout the house.
The beautiful, glamour bathroom is located right next to the bedroom and features a large whirlpool tub and shower. It is equipped with shampoo, conditioner and body wash. If you forget to bring a toothbrush, toothpaste, hand lotion etc., we generally have items on hand to accommodate you. There is a large vanity with quartz counter tops and several empty drawers that are available for your use. There is a hair dryer available for your convenience. We provide clean hand towels and bath towels for you. We generally wash/replace towels every few days. The toilet is not a conventional type of toilet that you may be accustomed to. It is equipped with a pressure assisted bladder that pushes the water down quickly when you flush it. Just push the flush handle down and release it. Once it refills, it can be flushed again. Please be aware that we are on a private septic sewer system and you cannot flush sanitary napkins, wipes, or tampons etc down the toilet. Our water is provided by a private deep well and we do run it through a whole house filter and a softener. Please note that when there is another guest staying in the 2nd bedroom, you will be sharing the bathroom with them.
What about the rest of the house??
There is a full modern kitchen that you can use to prepare a light meal. (No Thanksgiving dinners! :). You are welcome to store your food items and beverages in our refrigerator and pantry. You can use our items like salt, pepper, olive oil, condiments etc, but we do not provide food for your meals (other than breakfast) or beverages other than coffee, tea and purified water, which you will find in a rectangular container in the kitchen fridge. Occasionally we do offer to share meals with guests but with our schedules we don't have set times for our meals. We do ask that you let us know when you are going to use the kitchen to prepare a meal and that you clean up dishes, stove counters etc when you are finished. There is also a gas BBQ grill on the deck that you are welcome to use.
Feel free to eat at the kitchen table or if the weather is nice you are welcome to hang out on the deck. There you will find chairs and a table.
Bruce works from home most of the time and uses the formal dining room table as his "desk", so we ask that you do not use that area.
There is a half bath off of the kitchen that you are welcome to use.
Our master bedroom is on the first floor and that is off limits to all guests.
There is a washer and dryer upstairs across from the bathroom that guests are welcome to use. Let us know when you would like to wash a load of clothes to make sure it is available for use. It is a high efficiency washing machine and the correct type of detergent must be used. It generally only needs approximately 1 - 2 tablespoons of detergent per load and we will provide that.
The heat and air conditioning is controlled by one central unit. During the hot summer months we will have the windows closed and the air conditioning on. On cooler summer days and nights we like to turn off the ac and open the windows to enjoy the fresh air. We will let you know when the ac will be on or turned off. During the winter months we generally set the heat to approximately 68 degrees.
Is There Breakfast In The Morning??
Well this is an Airbnb! We do provide a continental breakfast. It generally consist of but not limited to:
Fresh coffee, a variety of teas, orange juice, English muffins, butter, jam, bagels, eggs, cream cheese, cereal bars, instant oatmeal, yogurt, and a variety of fresh fruits that are in season.
We are located a few miles from town surrounded by farm fields. It is quiet and peaceful. There is a park and nature center 1 1/2 miles south of us. There you will find a nice walking/running trail, picnic tables and a 9 hole disc golf course. Shopping, restaurants and Interstate 57 are minutes away. Please refer to our Guest Book for dining and shopping ideas in the area.
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