Carbondale home in gorgeous country setting

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Entire rental unit hosted by Brenda

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Welcome to Portas Caeli, a cozy, one bedroom, one bath apartment made to make you feel at home. Sitting just outside of Carbondale City limits, our guests enjoy the relaxing country setting only 5.3 miles from SIU, near downtown Carbondale, and close to the So. IL Wine Trail. Giant City Park is less than 5 miles down the road with its many beautiful hiking trails. Walk through our 20 acres, relax and watch deer graze on the fields. Sit under the gazebo and read a book.
Hosts live next door.

The space
One bedroom, one (tiny) bath apartment, with comfortable living space and kitchen built in a barn like building. Enjoy the peace and quiet of a safe and beautiful property, while being minutes from town. Owners on premises. My mother lives in a mobile home nearby, so there is usually someone you can talk to if you wish. Walk around the two ponds and watch for deer--or simply look out one of the windows and you will likely catch a glimpse of them. Drink a glass of wine or cup of coffee while sitting in our little "gazebo", surrounded by flowers and looking out toward the pond. Watch birds at the feeders, and squirrels and other woodland creatures scamper about. As you walk, you may end up accompanied by our German Shepherd. She loves to walk with people, and loves to play fetch. If dogs make you nervous, let me know and we can keep her indoors as much as possible.
PLEASE NOTE: UPON REQUEST, We have a loaner iPad with data available to use as wifi hotspot. It uses Verizon and gets excellent reception. There are currently no internet services available for this location, but we are continuing to try and will install it as soon as possible.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 king bed
Living room
1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Lake access
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable
Washer
Dryer
Window AC unit
Private patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Carbondale, Illinois, United States

Our home is in a very nice, quiet neighborhood, and sits on just over twenty acres.

Hosted by Brenda

  1. Joined in January 2017
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My husband and I are travel/history enthusiasts, and travel whenever we can, often with our (mostly grown) children or with friends. We know what it's like to enjoy a homelike environment when we travel and try to accommodate our guests in a way to make them as comfortable as we can. We have four grown children. One of our sons lives next door with his family. I also have my elderly mother living at the end of my driveway. It’s a regular family circle here. Going along with our love of travel and history, comes a desire to learn about other cultures. My husband in particular, enjoys trying to learn other languages. While we are both fluent in English and Spanish, he speaks a bit of many different languages. Our Christian faith drives who we are and our values of life. We love meeting people and enjoy sharing our little bit of Heaven with them.
My husband and I are travel/history enthusiasts, and travel whenever we can, often with our (mostly grown) children or with friends. We know what it's like to enjoy a homelike envi…

During your stay

You will have privacy and we try hard to not interfere with your visit. You will be surrounded by family. My mother lives next door, My son and his family live in a small house across the field, and we are in the main house. You are welcome to visit with us, and may see us taking walks, sometimes with my granddaughter. You may be visited by our German Shepherd or my mother's toy poodle. Both love people.
You will have privacy and we try hard to not interfere with your visit. You will be surrounded by family. My mother lives next door, My son and his family live in a small house acr…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
May encounter potentially dangerous animal

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