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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Perfect for family reunions, wedding parties, family vacations and getaways.

This is a 4 bedroom cozy brick bungalow nestled on 10 wooded acres of recreational land. It has a park-like front and back yard, large screened sitting porch, high ceilings, hardwood floors, beautiful windows and woodwork. Located near bike path to Lowell Park(designed by architect Frederick Law Olmsted) and a 1200 acre city park with horseback, hiking and mountain bike trails nearby.

Near golf courses, Rock River boat landings historic downtown Dixon. There are 4 State Parks within easy driving distance(less than 15 Miles).

More Details

Richard Wm. King
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Richard Wm. King

The house and farm were a wedding present to my

grandparents when it was built in 1915 and has been in the

family since then. It was an operating farm until the mid 1980's

and is now used for recreation.

Richard Wm. King purchased this house in 1915

Why Richard Wm. King chose Illinois

We have retained the property in the family due to its

uniqueness. It is manage as a certified family forest. It

has an orchard, prairie restoration and wildlife food plot.

What makes this house unique

The house has a unique setting, nestled in a mature oak

forest. You can enjoy the beauty of nature, take advantage of the recreational opportunities or explore Dixon's quaint downtown and many historic sites.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for the use of your home & property in Dixon, IL! My family and I had a very pleasant, relaxing stay. We made so many great memories together. Thank you for thinking of nearly everything we could have needed. The front porch was our favorite spot! Makes me want to add a screened in front porch to our house. We would not hesitate to recommend or rebook your property in the future if we get the chance.
Sep 2014
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Dixon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
  • water skiing
screened-in porch; secluded hiking trails; parklike lawn; mature oak woods


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.703704 based on 35 reviews

Great property

  • 5 of 5

Nice homestead on nice property, close to all that is needed. Very relaxing sitting inside or outside. Recommend this to anyone looking to get away and relax.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love it!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed the weekend for the 2nd year in a row. We absolutely love this place. The property is beautiful, even in the winter, and the house is cozy. We've used the weekend to scrapbook and couldn't be happier with the space. Thank you for such a great experience.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place to Relax

  • 5 of 5

I spend the weekend here with my family and everything was great. This big house on a quite street is the perfect getaway. We will come back for sure!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing, fresh air, peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. There were 3 couples and there was plenty of room for everyone. It was very peaceful and quiet, saw some deer, the chickadees were singing continually and the weather was beautiful. Fall is the time of year to relax and prepare for the upcoming winter weather. The home was clean, tastefully decorated, and very comfortable. We went to the Reagan birthplace, his boyhood home, the John Deere Historic site, and the restaurants were fabulous. There was a great variety to choose from. We have recommended to other family members. We would like to come back again. Richard was very kind and helpful and when I had a question he responded immediately. It was obvious he cared how our time was at the house.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very quaint family farmhouse in a peaceful setting.

  • 3 of 5

We spent the Labor Day weekend at the house. Overall, it met our needs. We had a small family gathering/picnic and enjoyed sitting out in the back of the property watching deer and had a campfire. A perfect setting for that.

Would like to offer a few comments about the house itself: the inside of the house was very clean upon arrival but the outside drive and walkways looks like no one had been there in quite some time. Full of leaves and debris which we had to sweep before our company arrived.

The code provided via email for the internet access didn't work - turns out it was not the same was what was on the receiver itself. We did get it to work eventually. I read that someone previously commented about the poor condition and slowness of the coffee maker. That is still an issue. It was dirty and took over 30 minutes of sputtering to produce a half pot of coffee. The water spigot on the kitchen sink is either faulty or full of sediment and water sprays in several directions during use. The tub/shower in the downstairs bath is in need of updating, it is old and rusty, and only after getting in the shower did I discover there was no bar soap provided.

I understand this is a very old, historic house, and it truly has a great deal of charm. In my view, attending to these few minor things could make the experience much more enjoyable for your future guests.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback. Lots of leaves come down in the fall from all the trees. I have instructed my maintenance crew to do a better job with their leaf blower. Coffee maker will be replaced(again). Also, we have scheduled kitchen and bath upgrades for later this fall. Best wishes!
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Peacefull Beautiful Surroundings

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time to stay in th home. I grew up in the area and this is a great way to spend a week while visiting family. The property is in a quite neighborhood and the back yard is your own private park. There were noumerous deer, fawns and even a large buck with full rack. We spent our mornings drinking coffee and enjoying the wildlife. There is a back patio with grill, chairs, and table. We had everything we needed. Great stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Come visit Dixon, IL and enjoy the comfort of a rustic 4 bedroom, 2 bath farm house on 80 acres of recreational land.

Dixon is a picturesque small town situated on the Rock River just 90 miles west of Chicago. Ronald Regan’s boyhood home offers quaint shops, restaurants, several state parks within easy driving distance and a variety of activities so there is something for everyone!

The farm house is adjacent to various trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding or jogging. A large fire pit invites you to enjoy evenings in a park like setting with friends and family. The combination of old farm house and modern comforts make for an enjoyable vacation.

King’s Family Homestead offers comfortable beds, a fully equipped kitchen, bbq grill and internet access. Enjoy your morning coffee on the screened in front porch or on the back patio where glimpses of wild life are common.

Come visit Dixon and the King’s Family Homestead with all it has to offer…

Rock River: Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Water Skiing

Golf Courses (several within ½ mile of the farm house)

Lowell Park, Louden State Park, Castle Rock State Park, White Pine State Park



Skiing and snow shoeing are wonderful winter sports you can enjoy on the homestead land.


Rates & Availability

Dixon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 19 2017 - Oct 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.0%

Arrival 4:00 p.m. Departure 12:00 p.m.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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