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Lovely Cozy Country Home Located In the Hills Of Southern Illinois

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

This scenic ridge top farm house originally constructed in 1870 has been in the same family since the early 1940s and was recently restored/remodeled back to the original 10 foot ceilings and brillant wood floors. A large spacious kitchen, tastefully decorated with a country flair. The bathroom includes a walkin tub and messaging jets. There is a cozy front porch to watch the sunrize, a large back yard patio, hammick, gas grill, a burn ring and picnic table. All perfect for entertaining and watching the sunset. Wineries and hiking trails (Little Grande Cannon and Shawnee National Forest) are only a few miles away and traveled to on scenic country roads.

Randy Mileur
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

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.


Murphysboro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Walkin tub
  • Walkin tub with jets and separate shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional


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Lovely Cozy Country Home Located In the Hills Of Southern Illinois
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Wadesville, IN

Country Charm

  • 5 of 5

We are planning on coming back! The location and charm of the home is fabulous. It had everything we needed to host a small graduation celebration. Randy has done a masterful job with the renovations and has everything stocked down to the toothpaste (in case you forget).

The outside space was perfect. From the grill on the patio to the swings to the fire pit, we used it all. Of course the weather cooperating was a big bonus.

Planning a wine tour and some hiking in the future - will definitely try to book "Mary & Snooks" first. Great host and super clean house.

Joe & Jenifer ~ Wadesville, IN

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was very moved by the positive review that Joe and Jenifer provided and my hope is that other guest will fill the same way. Thank you Joe and Jenifer Sincerely, Randy - Owner of Mary and Snooks' Country Home.
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Lake charles louisiana

Awesome place!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome stay at this wonderful house. The wine and chocolate was a nice touch. Randy was the greatest host. The house was very clean and had everything you could need. Loved everything about it. We wish we could have stayed longer and enjoyed more of it. The Wing Family from Lake Charles, Louisiana

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, comfortable, country home

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this cozy little country home. Beautiful area and the host has stocked the house with just about anything you could need inside and out.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super Cozy Country Farm home

  • 5 of 5

This place is so cozy and comfortable., and totally upgraded. The rolling hills as you approach, the weathered barn to the south. Sitting on the front porch having coffee in the morning watching the sunrise. Sitting in the evening on the porch having a tasty beverage, whispering cause you can't believe how quiet it is. We loved it. To say the place is stocked is an understatement. It has everything and more. The master bedroom was very comfortable,. The house is loaded with family history. Great pictures throughout. Randy, the host was very helpful and provided great local activity suggestions. We went to Murphysboro for the Eclipse, which was spectacular, but got so much more! Thanks Randy and of course Mary and Snooks! The eclipse 0f 2024 is right around the corner!!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place for Country Living getaway

  • 5 of 5

Everything worked, everything was modern. I would highly recommend this property. If you are looking for country living this is the perfect place.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming farm house - close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a relaxing time at this vacation rental. It's conveniently located to wineries and fantastic hiking. We enjoyed the country setting - even grilled. The owners were extremely helpful and provided excellent recommendations. We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Jackson Country Club
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
17 Street BBQ
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.