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Stay for Awhile and Remember Forever

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bath, Sleeps 15

Unique vacation rental home located in the heart of Shelbyville, IL. Kaskia Woods Estate is an English Manor Style home that sits within Kaskia Woods. We boost of a children's playground, airy rooms, and lots of space inside and out. Looking for that special party place, family reunion location or small rehearsal dinner? This is it. A great location for bringing friends or family together for any reason. We are walking distance to Lake Shelbyville, or Forrest Park where you can spend the day swimming, hiking or fishing. Shelbyville's quaint downtown area is just a few short blocks away. You will also find many antique stores, fine eating establishments and Boarman's Roxy Theater, where current movies are just $4.00.

Toni Schlosser
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Toni Schlosser

Kaskia Woods Estate is owned an operated by the George Bolinger Family. The house was built in the early 1900's and has been a part of our family since 1936. It has provided us with many warm and wonderful memories.

Toni Schlosser purchased this house in 1936

Why Toni Schlosser chose Illinois

This home has been the source of many fond memories for our family. Birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and many relaxing summer nights along with cold but comfortable winter nights have been spent in this house. We want you to have a chance to make similar memories.

What makes this house unique

We are located within a mile of Lake Shelbyville's 9th Street Beach/Boat Launch, and only four city blocks from Forest Park Aquatic Center and many miles of walking/hiking trails. We're also walking distance to a local grocery and 6 blocks from Shelbyville's downtown area, where you can visit and enjoy a variety of restaurants or take in a movie at our very own Roxy Theater.


Shelbyville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Master bathroom and another full bath are available on second floor. 1/2 bath available in downstairs area.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Queen and Twin, Sleeps 3
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen, sleeps 2
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Sleeps 2
  • Master Bedroom, King size bed, with private bath, (2) Bedroom #2, Queen and twin, shared bath (3) Bedroom #3, Queen, shared bath (2) Bedroom #4, 1 Twin bed, 1 twin sleeper sofa, shared bath (2) Bedroom #5, 1 Full size bed, shared bath (2) Additional Sleeping located in the downstairs: 1 Trundle Bed, Sleeps (2) 2 - Twin Sleeper Sofa's 1/2 bath is available on the lower level. ** Air Mattress available for parties over 14.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Unique property with large enclosed sun room, provides a lovely place to enjoy all of the family meals or just to sit and visit. Lots of bird watching and deer frequently munch on the front lawn. Great family location, very quiet, tucked back in the Kaskia Woods away from the street.


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average rating of 4.95 based on 40 reviews

Charming Home

  • 5 of 5

The house was more than what we were expecting. It accommodated our family perfectly. It had all the amenities that were needed for small children and then some. The kitchen was stocked with all items to prepare and serve meals. Even though, it was in town, it felt secluded and private. We would definitely make reservations again.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! You are welcome back anytime!
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Great accommodations for our group of 8

  • 5 of 5

This property has all the amenities you could possibly need for a weekend get-together with friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property & hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 13 spent 5 nights over the July 4th holiday. The accommodations were perfect. We were able to cook all of our meals in the kitchen or on the grills and eat in the enclosed back porch dining room. The air conditioning throughout was adequate on some days that reached the low 90s which was a welcome relief. Wi-Fi connection was pretty slow, but not impossible to deal with. The abundance of beach towels was really helpful for the time we spent at the lake! This was our second stay and we hope to come back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so happy to have you back again! Thank you for the heads up on the Wifi connections, we continue to work on the issues with being in the woods. The Direct TV box has been replaced as well. We appreciate all of the feed back and the help as sometimes we are not aware of the difficulties. We welcome you back anytime!
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Absolutely Stunning!!

  • 5 of 5

Did 5 days 4 nights with friends. Upon arrival you are welcomed by the home owner. Got a tour of the property so you know where everything is. The home has so much history its remarkable. Beautiful landscaping, amazing Architecture, birds everywhere!! The patio is perfect for entertaining and the firepit is fabulous!! Everything you need is literally their!! The stay here will make you feel like you are Family. Accomadations are just above and beyond!! I want to Thank you for allowing myself and my friends for opening up your home to us!! We will be back!! Thank you once again👍�👍�👍�

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your glowing review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We welcome you back anytime! Kaskia Woods Estate Staff
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Great stay

  • 4 of 5

Great stay, beautiful house

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wedding Week!!!! Beautiful home!!!!!0

  • 5 of 5

We came for our sons wedding from the Quad Cities and it was absolutely awesome. The house is beautiful, clean, it has everything you could possibly need. We had the best time staying at this property especially having all of our family friends over to enjoy the wonderful patio out doors!!! Top notch Beautiful place!!! Totally recommend this to everyone. When we return to shelbyville again for a stay we are there!!!! Thank you! Beautiful place!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Lambert INT, St Louis, Mo
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Downtown Shelbyville
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Eagle Creek
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 16, Route 128
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Downtown Shelbyville
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Lake Shelbyville
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
9th Street Beach/Boat Launch
Car: necessary

Lake Shelbyville Information

Beautiful Lake Shelbyville has 172 miles of shoreline, encompassing 11,100 acres of surface area. Enjoy a trip out on the lake from the many boat docks, soak up some sunshine at the beach, or just go fish! You're sure to catch a big one if you give it a try. Here are a few of the varieties stocked: bass, perch, bluegill, pike, catfish, sunfish, crappie, walleye, largemouth bass, white bass, and the ever famous muskellunge.

Marina Information

There are three marinas located along the lakeshore. Each marina has boat docks to rent for your own boat, as well as various types of boats to rent, to include: Pontoon, Fishing, Party Barges, and House Boats. Call early to ensure availability.

Lithia Springs Marina: 217-774-4121, 800-447-4121 /

Findlay Marina: 217-756-8595 /

Sullivan Marina: 217-728-7338 /

Some Local Activities

Swimming (beach and pool), boating, canoeing, kayaking, picnicking, fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing, bird watching, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, shopping, movie theater, as well as many local state parks and forests.

Town of Shelbyville Information

Shelbyville has several unique shops and restaurants in the downtown area. Our movie theater has current movies at only $4 per ticket! You can't go wrong. We even have a WalMart if you have forgotten something. More information is available at the Chamber of Commerce website 217-774-2221) and we have also provided a Book of Knowledge for you to browse through at check-in.

Building Memories


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $500

Two Night Minimum Stay: Three night minimum stay required for the following Holiday bookings: Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.