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Starved Rock/Illinois River Rental

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Beautiful Secluded Privately Owned Villa With Lots Of Amenities For Any Occasion

This 2 story, 1800 square foot vacation villa is built in a beautiful wooded setting and sleeps 9 adults comfortably. The villa has a fireplace and television in the living room, a kitchen and dining area, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a patio and 2 balconies. The kitchen is complete with all major appliances, a coffee pot, toaster, dinnerware for 10, utensils, and basic cookware. The use of a full size washer and dryer is included in rental. The master bedroom has a king size bed, sofa sleeper, television, a private vanity and a whirlpool tub. The second bedroom has 2 queen size beds and a television. An additional queen size sofa sleeper is available in living room.

Mike Gustafson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2017

About Mike Gustafson

Growing up in Chicago area, Starved rock area was a place we went to on weekends for a get away. We have been in love with the area ever since.

Mike Gustafson purchased this villa in 2014

Why Mike Gustafson chose Illinois

We felt it was a great opportunity to have a place located near Starved Rock for vacations and rent it out other times throughout the year so more people may experience this magnificent area.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

Starved Rock/Illinois River Rental
average rating of 4.857143 based on 49 reviews
Midwest, United States

Perfect experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this "cabin" in the woods. Huge space, quiet, but with cable and wifi for the times we needed it. Mike went above and beyond to take care of us and helped work through a mistake in booking on my end. Definitely will be staying here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This was literally a home away from home. Everything I needed was conveniently provided.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago suburbs.

Perfectly perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My group of five 'friends of a certain age' rented Mike's beautiful villa while we attended the Vintage Illinois Wine Festival at Mattheissen State Park last weekend. It was the perfect location. It truly is tucked away on the resort grounds and we reveled in the whole 'glamping' experience. The villa is huge and beautifully furnished in a lodge style. It absolutely sleeps ten without any squeezing. It is sparkling clean and comes with everything you need for a great stay. In the evenings, we enjoyed watching a couple of movies from his great selection in front of the crackling fireplace with cool autumn breezes and animal sounds coming through the open windows. The beds are super comfy and bath linens are plentiful. Mike was instantly responsive to any questions I had and emailed me with perfectly timed check-in/arrival information. He shared his cell phone number for any needs we might have while we were there and was quick to return my deposit. Travelers couldn't ask for better accommodations or a better landlord. Thanks for helping our great weekend be perfect, Mike!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

Very clean unit. Great location. Enjoyed our stay. Kids are asking when we can go back! Would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great property in a beautiful location at Grand bear. Plenty of amenities and easy to work with owner who goes out of their way. Great experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fun and adventurous vacation

  • 4 of 5

We all liked the house. It was in a perfect spot where we only had to drive a few miles to go to starved rock, hiking and biking. My grandkids liked grizzly lodge. Wish we could have gotten even a small discount to use their wave pool because we stayed at mike's house. One thing missing, a toaster. Mentioned it because luckily we had a quesadilla maker we used for waffles and toast. Mike was easy to get ahold of when I needed him. Bottom line, we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
Car: necessary

There are many things to do in a vicinity of this rental property. The biggest attraction is Starved Rock State Park (voted #1 attraction in the state of Illinois). The Illinois River is also nearby which allows for many water recreational activities. If you love the outdoors this is the vacation rental for you. 10 minutes from Sky Dive Chicago as well.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Oglesby Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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