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Come and Escape to Paradise. Enjoy the Legend!

(13 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathrooms with accommodations For large Groups

Legend says the big bend in the Rock River at Grand Detour happened because the river was so beautiful there, she turned around for one last look at her beauty as she flowed downstream. Come and enjoy the legend!

The master bedroom and bath are located for privacy on the main floor. A patio window opens onto a deck with great views of the river. Two other bedrooms are located upstairs with a shared 3/4 bathroom and boast a beautiful river view with wildlife. The main floor has a large great room with a full kitchen and dining area. The dining table can accommodate 10 people comfortably. A large natural stone fireplace and several sitting areas complete the room while you enjoy the outdoor views. The lower level has a bar with seating for 8, and a comfortable sitting area where you can enjoy the warmth that another natural stone fireplace offers.

The large front yard has plenty of room for playing and offers river banks on both sides for fishing. Catfish and walleye are plentiful! If you like, throw up a tent and enjoy the night skies and sounds before you drift into tranquil sleep!

Several decks around the house are made for relaxing while you enjoy the day or evening on this beautiful river. The rear yard has a large fire pit, complete with firewood and rustic seating. Bring your guitar and have a sing along with the owls or tell ghost stories long into the night!

While the river channel and mill race can be very shallow and not appropriate for launching a boat, a public boat launch is located within one mile and several others launches are just a few miles away. Canoe and kayak rentals are available seven miles up river in Oregon, IL. A canoe trip takes you through a Castle Rock State Park and Lowden Miller State Forest and affords many opportunities to enjoy the limestone/sandstone bluffs and the thrill of watching eagles fish in the river.

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2250 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside only...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Nice view of the river...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    nice view of the river...moreless

  • Master : 1 queen

    It has a patio door opening unto a deck facing the river....moreless

  • The beds are memory foam mattresses.

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • This house has been newly renovated.


  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic Dish Network provided...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Festivals

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    Between 2 channels in the Rock River...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    large room air conditioner in the great room....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    2 natural stone fireplaces. One in great room and one in bar area...moreless

  • Heating:

    baseboard heat and fireplaces...moreless

  • Internet:

    Internet is available upon request ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Pillows, comforters and sheets ...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    There is NOT a landline at this location and some cell phone carriers have spotty service....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    top loading washing machine. Bring your own detergent...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    bring your own coffee, filters will be provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    plates, mugs, bowls and flatware for 16 people. Knives and cooking utensils are also available....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    full size dishwasher stainless steal...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    deck in the front with a table and chairs and a smaller deck in the back with a table and chairs....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Bring your own or rent near by...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Spacious front and back lawns...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    There is a gas grill provided...moreless



Write a review 4.6
from 13 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$275 $325
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,925 $7,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $700
  • Taxes Not included


prices subject to change until deposit is received

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 04/22/2017
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31 Miles
Nearest Airport
Chicago/Rockford International Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lost Nation Golf Course
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I 88
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Galena Steak House

Car: Necessary

There are 5 beautiful state parks in the area within a 15 minute ride. You can hike and picnic at all of them. They offer beautiful prairie, forest and river vistas with plenty of hiking trails and picnic areas. Wild life is plentiful. Deer and wild turkeys are seen frequently. The tree canopies offer fabulous birding opportunities.

John Deere Historic Site is less than a mile away. You can explore his original workshop/forge and his home and grounds. This site offers an amazing view of life in the1860's and a wealth of knowledge about how the original self cleaning plow was invented and how it changed agriculture forever.

The town of Dixon is conveniently located just 5 miles away. As the childhood home of former United States President Ronald Reagan, there are several historic places to visit and learn, including his boyhood home and The Northwest Territory Historical museum. The downtown area offers some exciting and multi-cultural choices in dining experiences. The Next Picture Show, an art gallery, offers exhibits by many local artists. Groceries and shopping are available at several locations around town.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

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  • The front of the house

    The front of the house

  • the lane going down from the road

    the lane going down from the road

  • A small deck by the river

    A small deck by the river

  • In the great room

    In the great room

  • The canal by the house

    The canal by the house

  • the canal on one side of the island

    the canal on one side of the island

  • The kitchen and the dining room table

    The kitchen and the dining room table

  • Off the back deck

    Off the back deck

VRBO #577864

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 22, 2017

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