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Come and escape to paradise. Enjoy the legend!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Ken Oltmanns
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

Amenities

Oregon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Just off the Great Room.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Nice view of the river
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , nice view of the river
    Master - 1 queen , It has a patio door opening unto a deck facing the river.
  • The beds are memory foam mattresses.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • water tubing
Notes:
This house has been newly renovated.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Come and escape to paradise. Enjoy the legend!
average rating of 4.642857 based on 14 reviews
Algonquin, IL
5

Great Time on your own private island

  • 5 of 5

A group of buddies, a grill, a firepit and endless stories for a weekend. It's perfect.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Even the winter cold couldn't take from this lovely weekend.

  • 5 of 5

We had a women's gathering here. We turned the lower level into a spa/meditation space, and everyone bunked together in the three bedrooms. The river flowed majestically and provided a beautiful backdrop to our getaway from it all. There is no sacrifice here: dishwasher, laundry machines, three bathrooms, and a huge TV (which we covered with a blanket and pretended didn't exist). Beautiful scenery, all of the amenities you could want, landlord very accommodating. Get away from it all and relax!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

The house is amazing. Nicely furnished

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

New Year's Eve

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was perfect! The house was secluded on a beautiful island and the view was lovely. Our party was great and the house had everything we might need from utensils to firewood. We will definitely visit again! Great place.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nashville TN
5

Tranquil / Great for family or quiet get away....

  • 5 of 5

Needed to decompress from stressful job & the daily stresses of everyday life... It was very nice relaxing environment, quiet. View of river, sound of water, small wildlife running around birds singing, if you like to fish or have little ones, it is perfect. No busy highways to worry about. Clean, Comfortable & Cared for in every way. Owner supplied every request I had and was on call for my whole stay. Grand kids loved to be able to fish & sit by the fire pit. Very comfortable restful place. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

A beautiful place to stay

  • 4 of 5

We spend 3 nights on the island and it was amazing. The house was really nice, very spacious. It was the perfect space for the family. We did have a few issues with the gate to get on the property but Ken was quick to fix it.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
31 Miles
Chicago/Rockford International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Catalina's
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Lost Nation Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
I 88
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
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.

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Rates & Availability

Oregon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$325
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,925
$7,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $700

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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