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The Carbondale Pool House

Guest house -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 5
Carbondale, Illinois
The luxurious Pool House is perfect for parents visiting their scholars at SIUC and couples enjoying time together. Acccomodating 5 people, the 900 sq foot self contained cottage on 3/4 acre of fenced grounds has a full gourmet kitchen, washer/dryer, King Sized Danish Modern bed, game room with 55” TV, WiFi, and a swimming pool. Near SIUC, Memorial Hospital and Downtown, it has dedicated parking and a private guest entrance. The Pool House is licensed and inspected by the City of Carbondale for your health and safety. Your hosts are Jane, retired professor of anthropology, and D., retired photojournalist for the New York Times.

Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: Carbondale lic. # VRU-18-02
Listing #FKN9041584
About the Owner
Doy G
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2017
Interaction with guests
We love meeting people and sharing our gardens, pool and home. Jane and I enjoy travel in our renovated 1967 Avion truck camper, visiting family, friends, and beauty spots across the U.S., as well as journeys to Europe to visit family in Copenhagen and travel to other interesting locales. We'll be happy to talk about the area and its attractions, SIUC or the history of the region. We also respect the privacy of our guests in the completely separate Pool House. Feel free to enjoy quiet solitude.
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

My best friend Angie and I needed a quite getaway for the weekend. We found the Pool House and could not have been happier! The bed was soft, the shower was refreshing, and the attention to detail was amazing. Fresh flowers in the house, blankets...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Melissa K
Leicaglass, VR Owner at The Carbondale Pool House, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Melissa and Angie brought smiles to our faces as they swam, explored and enjoyed our Pool House and Southern Illinois. They left the place sparkling clean as well. I'd have to give them an A++ as guests and A++ as great people.

Reviewed March 7, 2018

The hosts have thought of everything- many things I wouldn't think about. Frankly, this is the closest place to a luxury hotel in the area. This is the place to call home base when you need to rest and relax. The loft room is comfy...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Compass759497
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Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

D and Jane and curated an incredible home with an amazing addition in the Pool House. They were incredibly accommodating of us when we stayed there for the Total Solar Eclipse. The space has room for several groups to camp and lodge in addition to...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Jon S
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Guests under 21 must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Pool rules: No glass containers in pool area. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian. No parties or...
    1 Shower
    1 Twin
    1 King
    1 King
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About the neighbourhood
Carbondale is unique in Illinois having one of the highest rates of college education - top 3% in the US. It also has the largest population of Millenials in Illinois at over 60%. Of course, that's due to SIUC which is just a few blocks away. The most retro bar in the Midwest, PK's, is just 4 blocks away. We are near an 'ecotone' of international importance in the Cache River bottoms - a place where the northernmost of southern species live alongside of the southernmost of northern species. We reside in the middle of orchard country where peaches and apples are ripened to perfection in season. And there is the well known wine trail, with award winning vintages.
Getting around
An automobile is not needed for shopping, visiting SIUC, Memorial Hospital and dining on the 'Strip'. Visiting the Wine Trail or Breweries can be arranged with private transportation companies. We lend out two vintage Schwinn bikes as well.
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How to get there
Airport: Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois: 20.0 km
Railway: Amtrak: 0.5 km
We're located at 606 W. Elm St., in the heart of the historic Arbor District. Directions to our Pool House when coming from I57 in Marion: go west on Hwy 13 (Main St) into Carbondale, passing the Mall and crossing the railroad tracks. Stay in the left lane as you approach Poplar St, near the hospital. Turn left on Poplar and cross Walnut St. Take a right onto W. Elm, watch for 606. Parking is to the left of the house, directly next to the Pool House sign. The train station is across from Elm. Walk west 5 blocks. If coming from the north on Hwy 51, turn West on Hwy 13 and follow directions above. i
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