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Bedrooms 4
Space 185 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Perfect for family reunions, wedding parties, family vacations and getaways.

This is a 4 bedroom cozy brick bungalow nestled on large wooded lot. It has a park-like front and back yard, large screened sitting porch, high ceilings, hardwood floors, beautiful windows and woodwork. Within walking distance to historic downtown Dixon. Located near bike path to Lowell Park(designed by architect Frederick Law Olmsted) and a 1200 acre city park with horseback, hiking and mountain bike trails nearby.

Fire pit. Abundant wildlife.

Near golf courses, Rock River boat landings historic downtown Dixon. There are 4 State Parks within easy driving distance(less than 15 Miles).

More Details

Richard Wm. King
Member since: 2005
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Richard Wm. King

The house and farm were a wedding present to my

grandparents when it was built in 1915 and has been in the

family since then. It was an operating farm until the mid 1980's

and is now used for recreation.

Richard Wm. King purchased this house in 1915

Why Richard Wm. King chose Dixon

We have retained the property in the family due to its

uniqueness. It is manage as a certified family forest. It

has an orchard, prairie restoration and wildlife food plot.

What makes this house unique

The house has a unique setting, nestled in a mature oak forest. You can enjoy the beauty of nature, take advantage of the recreational opportunities or explore Dixon's quaint downtown and many historic sites. Relax on the large screened porch or sit on the patio and view wildlife.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for the use of your home & property in Dixon, IL! My family and I had a very pleasant, relaxing stay. We made so many great memories together. Thank you for thinking of nearly everything we could have needed. The front porch was our favorite spot! Makes me want to add a screened in front porch to our house. We would not hesitate to recommend or rebook your property in the future if we get the chance.
Sep 2014
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Dixon

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 185 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • cell phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3). There is also a pull out couch.
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
  • water skiing
screened-in porch; secluded hiking trails; parklike lawn; mature oak woods


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average rating of 4.709677 based on 39 reviews

A perfect place for us to enjoy a stay in Dixon!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cozy place with a real sense of history and beautiful property with many old oak trees. The screened in front porch is set far enough back from the residential street to be private and deer wandered through the front yard!

  • Submitted: 1-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice, cozy place with nature at the doorstep

  • 4 of 5

We had a family reunion with 48 relatives there for the afternoon and evenings playing games, visiting, eating meals, and enjoying the evenings around the campfires. Deer and turkey visited the property early in the mornings. A very cozy, warm home and peaceful setting all the way around. Hard to tell that there were neighbors with all the quiet. Suited our needs well. House was well kept other than the downstairs bathroom where tub/shower needs some attention. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay for a weekend get-away

  • Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house and land

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here! The house is beautiful and the property is magnificent! There are lots of places to wander, and day and night hikes through the wilderness are a lot of fun.

Thanks for your hospitality and we are looking forward to staying there again soon!

  • Submitted: 16-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

Nice homestead on nice property, close to all that is needed. Very relaxing sitting inside or outside. Recommend this to anyone looking to get away and relax.

  • Submitted: 27-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love it!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed the weekend for the 2nd year in a row. We absolutely love this place. The property is beautiful, even in the winter, and the house is cozy. We've used the weekend to scrapbook and couldn't be happier with the space. Thank you for such a great experience.

  • Submitted: 30-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Come visit Dixon, IL and enjoy the comfort of a rustic 4 bedroom, 2 bath farm house on large wooded lot. Dixon is a picturesque historic town situated on the Rock River just 90 miles west of Chicago. Ronald Regan’s boyhood home offers quaint shops, restaurants, several state parks within easy driving distance and a variety of activities so there is something for everyone!

The farm house is adjacent to various trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding or jogging. A large fire pit invites you to enjoy evenings in a park like setting with friends and family. The combination of old farm house and modern comforts make for an enjoyable vacation.

King’s Family Homestead offers comfortable beds, a fully equipped kitchen, bbq grill and internet access. Enjoy your morning coffee on the screened in front porch or on the back patio where glimpses of wild life are common.

Come visit Dixon and the King’s Family Homestead with all it has to offer…

Rock River: Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Water Skiing

Golf Courses (several within ½ mile of the farm house)

Lowell Park, Louden State Park, Castle Rock State Park, White Pine State Park



Skiing and snow shoeing are wonderful winter sports you can enjoy on the homestead land.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Dixon

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Arrival 4:00 p.m. Departure 12:00 p.m.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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