The SpaceHopefully we will have some sunny winter days where guests can enjoy the outdoors. Otherwise, it is cozy and warm inside. The kitchen is fully stocked for your use. There is a griddle, toaster, microwave and a crock pot. Also cookware and baking sheets.
Business travelers will find our high speed internet (fiber optic) invaluable. We are easily accessible from major highways in the area. Guest AccessGuests have access to whole house except for two storage closets. You are free to walk the property Interaction with GuestsThe following is a review from a guest Dec 3-5, 2016. He missed the two week window for review and wanted to share his thoughts. They were wonderful guests.
Beautiful oasis in the Missouri hills.
My wife and I wanted a simple, quiet anniversary getaway, without having to travel far. We could not have found a more wonderful place to spend this time than this lovely (yet modern) home, nestled in 14 quiet acres, less than 90 minutes from St. Louis. As soon as we made the reservation, Paulette reached out to us with great directions and other useful information. And she was very responsive throughout and beyond our stay
Having free high speed internet and satellite TV was wonderful, enhancing the "quiet getaway", allowing us to keep track of the weather, look up surrounding restaurants and activities, listen to the many ad-free music channels on the TV, and know that our kids and others could reach us with our cells hooked up to wifi, in case of emergency.
A great bonus were our hosts, Joe & Paulette, who could not have been more welcoming and accommodating, without ever being intrusive. They were very flexible about arrival and departure times, and had extra tidbits throughout the house for use by guests (games, books, regional info etc.). Paulette knew it was our anniversary and left a couple of special treats for us to celebrate. We were there in early December and were pleasantly surprised to find the house decorated for Christmas.
Paulette let us settle in, then came over to introduce herself, giving us tips on where to go if we wanted to get out. We ran into Joe while out for a walk, who answered all our questions about the property and the area. The next morning, it snowed unexpectedly, leaving a beautiful blanket of snow all around. But the light snow also blocked the satellite dish's reception. Before we even knew about it, Joe came over with a leaf blower to clear the dish and allow us to listen to Christmas music on the TVs again.
They live next door (perhaps 500 yds away, through the woods), and bought this home for the land when their neighbors moved away. The house was a bonus for them, and a lovely, one it is. It has two big porches, a long one across the entire front of the house and a large deck overlooking a meadow behind. We saw numerous deer and other wildlife each time we went out. The full kitchen has all the utensils & china you need, and even includes a dishwasher. The master bedroom we used is VERY spacious and comfortable, with a good-size new TV, complementing the even larger one in the living room. The king size mattress was very comfortable. The house heated up quickly when we needed it to, and had ample hot water, though having only one bathroom could be an issue for a larger group or family.
Bowling Green is about 10 minutes away, and has the dining and shopping you'd expect of a small town that's also a county seat. We had a delicious dinner at a very nice Mexican restaurant Paulette recommended (Dos Primos). Nearby were perhaps a half-dozen chain and fast-food restaurants, as well as a couple of local diners, plus a County Market grocery and Super Wal-Mart should you need anything.
The Mississippi River towns of Louisiana and Clarksville are 20 and 30 minutes away, respectively. We went to a Christmas flea market in Clarksville at The Apple Shed, a very cool, 100+ yr-old building, originally used as an apple-packing facility, but now a nostalgically rustic event space. (I kept thinking of what a great place it would be for a concert or dance.) We ate a late lunch in Clarksville, overlooking the river, but also stopped at the Village of the Blue Rose, halfway between Louisana & Clarksville, where the views of the Mississippi are spectacular.
Though this was our first time using Airbnb, we've used other competing sites often, and this place is as nice as it gets. Add to it the amazing hosts, and the incredibly reasonable price, and you won't find a better place to spend quality time by yourself, with family, or friends.
Ed The NeighborhoodI have restaurant recommendations available with addresses and contact information. Getting AroundThere is no public transportation in the area. You will need a car. Ample parking in the driveway. Other Things to NoteWe are located just off US Highway 61 which is sometimes known as Avenue of the Saints. (St. Paul to St. Louis) The home is also close to US Hwy. 54. We are about one hour from Columbia, Mo. and 45 minutes from Quincy, IL.