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About Randy Mileur
I was born and raised in Murphysboro, Illinois and grew up on the family farm where the weekend rental home is located. I left the area and lived in Alaska for many years while my parents Mary and Raymond (Snooks) remained on the farm. Over the years I joined the Peace Corps and spent time in Honduras 87 to 89 and Ecuador in 01 and 02 working in agriculture programs. While in Alaska I worked as an Assistant Hunting Guide and in the Environmental Cleanup work for both government and private sector engineering firms. Approximately 8 years ago I moved to the Chicago area and 4 years ago I moved back to Murphysboro to help my Mom. I now spend time in both places.
Randy Mileur purchased this House in 2012
Why Randy Mileur chose Murphysboro
This property was my parents home since the early 40s. A couple of years ago I decided that I wanted to restore and remodel the home. It was partly a labor of love for my parents and I wanted to preserve the home they used to raise me and my 8 other Brothers and Sisters. The home contains many memories and I wanted to share it's peacefulness with others. My Mom and Dad were very welcoming people. Always welcoming visitors, they enjoyed meeting people and hearing about there lives.
What makes this House unique
I love the home for its history, built in 1870 and the memories of my families time here. This was an active farm for nearly 50 years and my Mom lived here for over 70 years. In the summer there is almost always a breeze, there is almost always a deer walking in the distance, a neighbors cow mooing or a coyote howling.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
No smoking in the house.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
We had a nice stay! Be prepared to drive 20+ minutes to get just about anywhere in the area. Randy was great with communication. My only feedback would be that for 4 adults, although very cute, the sliding barn doors in conjunction with the layout didn’t provide a ton of privacy.
Mary and Snooks' Country Home
We loved the house. There was 4 of us who stayed the weekend we had more than enough room and was easily accessible for our friend who is slightly handicapped. It was easy to find, close to town which was nice but still country. We enjoyed the family photos, everything was comfortable and clean. For us it was the perfect fit. We missed enjoying the firepit more because our handicapped friend couldn't handle the walk. The patio took the place of that, so no problem. We recommend this to anyone who has similar interests in the type of house they would like to rent. It is also close to main roads for access to some of wineries if you want to avoid some of the winding country roads. Overall just can't say enough about the house, we are definitely hoping to return soon. Thank you, Karen Raby and friends!
A great getaway!
We loved our long weekend at this lovely property! It was close to town but quiet and serene and Randy was a great host! He checked in several times to make sure we had everything we needed! We just loved the place and we will be back:)
Had a good stay, nice house and a great 2 bed with hideabed couch layout! Good place to use grill. Randy was great to check on us and communicate to us.
Family Reunion Country House Stay
We really enjoyed staying at this quaint country home. Nice location to our Reunion and family cabins. Randy was a great communicator and in all my travels- I have never been to a better stocked home. The bottle of wine and chocolates was very thoughtful and we couldn't believe the quality of shampoo/ body wash/ soaps and Randy even thought of things like a fancy hotel which eliminated us from having to go to store.
A couple of suggestions- Would encourage switching out the traditional key for a digital door lock...didn't feel fully secure knowing others could easily copy key and have easy access.
And the only thing the owners MUST DO---is put up shutters/ blinds in Master bedroom and bathroom- we were all "on display " and it forced us to change normal behavior- also way too light in room. We wanted to sleep in but could not.
My daughter's really enjoyed the back to nature experience and saw cows, a skunk, deer and an eastern box Turtle and a lot of spiders! 😁�
I highly recommend Snook and Mary's house-
The house is so cute and a pleasing combination of old and new. This one story home was perfect for the grandparents. Randy is a very responsive host.