4-5 BR/3 BA 1908 Victorian-Step Back in Time-Relax After a Day at the Range!(5 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
4-5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms (Sleeps 10-12)
This 1908 Four-Square offers 4 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s), 3 Baths, Parlor, Eat-in Kitchen, Jetted Bath, Screend Porch on .50 acres were you can relax in this historic district of Sparta. There is ample space for any type of group gathering.
The Mansion features 3-4 bedroms able to sleep 6-8 on the second floor. On the third floor additional sleeping arrangements are available. A family room with 1/2 bath, refrigerator and microwave is great for relaxing together. The flat secluded backyard under a pop-up canopy is great place for a BBQ or group gathering with plenty of available parking.
Located within 30-50 mins in either direction of all the retail and commerce centers of Southern IL or St. Louis, MO. Five minutes from the World Shooting and Recreation Center.
Community Baths on each of the three floors.
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Member since: 2013
- 3 story
- 3460 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 6-12
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Scenic Drives
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Water Skiing
The parlor is large enough to accomodate3 six foot tables for a large group. It has been utilized for Baby showers, Birthday parties, Murder Mystery Dinner's and Club sponsored Santa's visits....moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Tax Rate 6.75%
Rates are subject to change prior to confirmation. Bedroom only rates are $100 per night.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Near the World Shooting and Recreation Complex, this 1908 Victorian Four-Square is a unique property located in Southern Illinois in the City of Sparta, close to three airports and less than 50 miles from three metropolitan area including St. Louis, MO, Fairview Heights, IL and Carbondale, IL. Visitors will have access to a variety of amenities from quaint local restaurants and shops to the bustling activities of the St. Louis area. Within walking distance the Sparta Area Museum featuring local artists and surrounded by historic Bricktown.
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: A friend suggested I look into this Vacation Rental opportunity after many people have used this property for anything from birthday parties, baby showers, Santa visits, bachlorette weekends, family visits and rentals rooms for the Grand American Trapshooting event. This property became a way of expressing myself and my love for the older architecture and antiques of the the early 20th century. I hope that you enjoy how far this property has come in the last few years and I hope to continue to improve this property for many to enjoy in the future. I am a Licensed Managing Broker and have been in the Real Estate Business for over 17 years. I currently own properties in Southwestern IL.
Why the Owner Chose Sparta, IL, USA:
I had been a Realtor for 9 years, when an investor of mine asked to see this property. It was under contract, but my investor insisted on seeing it as she was looking for rental units and believed that this home could be divided into multi-units. NEVER before had I experienced what I did that day! From the moment I walked in and knew I had to save her. Though there had been updates done to the proeprty in the 1970's, the years and termites had treated her badly. I had planned on saving this victorian charmer and then selling it. During restoration, I uncovered an article about the original owner. Mayor Griggs presided over the city of Sparta from 1901-1907 and was an alderman of the town previously dating back to 1892. As you enter the home you will notice all of the feminine attributes, needless to say 'Adda' got her way when it came to furnishings and which makes this a true 'Victorian'. Thus, the reason I have named the home 'The Mayor & Adda's Mansion'. Because of a turn of events and the changing real estate market, after completing the interior, I have used it as a Real Estate Office and residence. Now I hope to open it for other's to enjoy!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
From the foyer entrance, you can not help but stare in awe as this property has one of the few ever built true self-standing bridal staircase with staing glass windows at the top of the 2 story foyer. The den sports a beautiful in-lain imported Italian cermaic tile embedded in a handcarved mirrored fireplace. The parlor is home to Baby Grand Piano along with many antiques and a sitting and dining area. This space can be utilized for business meetings or strategic planning sessions. Electronics can be provided if notified in advance. Hardwood floors throughout the house are dwarfed only by all the original woodwork, transoms, columns and built-ins. The kitchen and the first floor bath have been completely renovated and all GE Profile appliances were installed in 2007. A double convection oven electric stove and a dishwasher along with disposal, filter water, ice maker in the French door refrigerator equip the kitchen. An extra refrigerator in the garage for additional needs. Relaz in the 12-jetted corner tub with extended shower along with a deluxe vanity in this greek influenced bath.
- Primary: 618 304-7557
- Secondary: 234-6622
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Saturday, January 21, 2017
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