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Private Country Getaway

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Cozy 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath Home Overlooking Beautiful Rolling Farm Land And Pond.

Easily located 7 miles north of I-44 and only 65 miles west of St. Louis, Down A Country Lane is the perfect place for a family hideout, couple's retreat, or ladies' getaway. One queen bed, two full beds and two sofa sleepers provide comfortable accommodations for 10. Family friendly. Handicap accessible. Relax and recharge or spend your day at one of the many area attractions. Take a hike around the farm or sit and watch the birds.

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 1150 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Sherri's Room: 1 queen

    Cozy Master bedroom has it's own outside door....moreless

  • William's Room: 1 double

    The rustic decor commemorates the life of William Koch ...moreless

  • Ruth's Room: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    The garden decor commemorates the life of Ruth Koch...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • Down A Country Lane offers a perfect settling for a small family reunion, a country wedding, group retreat, or a couple's get away....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Down A Country Lane is nestled in the center of an active 220 acre century family farm. It overlooks lush rolling fields and quaint woodlands. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets paint the sky each day....moreless

  • Water View:

    A cozy pond awaits your fishing line....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large yard with a bonfire area....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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from 15 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Standard pricing
2 night min stay
$125 $150
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Tax Rate 8%

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sullivan Regional Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sullivan, MO
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sullivan, MO
35 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak station in Washington, MO
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many to choose from in Sullivan, MO

Car: Necessary

Cattle grazing in the pasture, sheep munching in the field along side the road, chickens clucking in their pen inviting you to gather their eggs are all part of the daily life on this busy family farm. Room to roam and explore or a private deck to sit and relax is your invitation to life in the country. The 40 mile radius surrounding Down A Country Lane is full of wineries, antique/resale shops, places to eat and natural wonders. Meremec Springs, Onondaga Cave State Park, Meramec State Park and Meramec Cavern are some of the many sights nature offers your visit.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: At the young age of 17, Stan Koch was invited to an ice skating party at a neighborhood friend's farm pond. New to the group of friends gathered was a 15 year old girl named 'Sue'. Outgoing Stan figured the best way he could get to know the new girl was to dump a scoop shovel full of snow on her. Before the evening was over, Sue had thumped him over the head with the shovel and after that his friends said he never took his thoughts off of her. Two and a half years later, Stan and Sue joined their lives in covenant marriage. Through the next nineteen years of marriage the Lord blessed them with six precious sons known in the community as Stan & Sue's 6-pack of 'Koch'. Stan was pretty sure that the next blessing would be a girl and she could be named '7-Up'. 'She' did arrive six years later, but was given a more special name than '7-Up'. In 1984 Stan's parent ask if he and his family would want to move back to the family farm and build a home. Knowing that it was the best place to raise their family they said yes. Stan & Sue farmed with his parents for many years, raising cattle, hogs, and sheep. In 2004, Stan's parents retired and sold the farm to him and Sue. In 2010 they were able celebrate the farm being in the family for a century, as Stan's grandparents had acquired the farm in 1910.

Why the Owner Chose Sullivan, MO, USA:
Wishing to share country life with others, Stan and Sue chose to restore his parents' home place and offer it as a vacation rental.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
Real country living. Peaceful and inviting.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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  • Living Room - Queen Sofa Sleeper Available

    Living Room - Queen Sofa Sleeper Available

  • Bill's Room - Double Bed

    Bill's Room - Double Bed

  • Sherry's Room - Queen Bed and Baby Crib

    Sherry's Room - Queen Bed and Baby Crib

  • Full Tub and Shower

    Full Tub and Shower

  • Farmhouse Down a Country Lane

    Farmhouse Down a Country Lane

  • Drop a line off the dock into the stocked pond below the house

    Drop a line off the dock into the stocked pond below the house

  • Stroll Around the Farm

    Stroll Around the Farm

  • The Lane to Your Getaway

    The Lane to Your Getaway

  • Down A Country Lane

    Down A Country Lane

  • Fall Color

    Fall Color

  • Down A Country Lane

    Down A Country Lane

  • Fully Equipped Kitchen

    Fully Equipped Kitchen

  • Ruth's Room - Double bed and double sofa sleeper

    Ruth's Room - Double bed and double sofa sleeper

  • Bathroom


  • Main Floor Laundry Room

    Main Floor Laundry Room

  • Sunrise


  • House is privately nestled in the center of 220 acres

    House is privately nestled in the center of 220 acres

  • Farm Life

    Farm Life

  • Pond in the Fall

    Pond in the Fall

VRBO #591326

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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