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The Carbondale Pool House

The Pool House viewed across the pool from the fire pit
The Pool House with flowers on the porch and swimming pool
Bedroom. Walnut paneling from the Brown's farm. Hans Wegner and Ekornes chair.
Living room viewed from the kitchen, with stairs to second half story.
Kitchen viewed from the living area. You can glimpse the bathroom in rear.
Niche under stairs with work table.
Bathroom. Washer-dryer and towel warmer are behind door to right.
Upstairs desk. Floor is bamboo.
Outdoor dining seats 6 on brick patio by woods garden.
Mill stones from Union County, just south of Carbondale.
View of the garden
Guest parking with walkway to Pool House
1 of 12The Pool House viewed across the pool from the fire pit
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
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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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 7 March 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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 August 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

Thank Jon S
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

The Pool House is the best Airbnb experience we've ever had. Carbondale, IL, has its charms, but Pool House is a destination unto itself. This is a place where the whole is very much more than the sum of its parts. Every last detail has...More

Thank andrewbalkansky
  • 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)
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • 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 Queen
    1 King
    1 Twin
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week Per month
Default 2 nights
₹ 8,711
US$ 125
₹ 10,453
US$ 150
₹ 60,976
US$ 875
₹ 1,74,216
US$ 2,500
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Indian Rupees and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
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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.
Car advised
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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