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Luxury cabin on 30 wooded acres. 1 mi. from Carbondale, IL & SIUC campus

Bedrooms 1
Space 816 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Well-furnished cabin with one bedroom and loft with 2 beds nestled in the woods

Secluded cabin on 30 wooded acres with lots of wildlife and access to pond for canoeing. King-size bed in master bedroom and a full and twin on antique frame in the loft. 47-inch flat screen TV with full satellite package, a vintage 1970s pinball machine, outdoor furnished deck and firepit, horshoe pits and blacktop drive with ample parking. All-inclusive and well-furnished with everything you need. Just bring personal hygiene items and you are good to go! l 3 day limit for holidays, SIU events, Christmas, thanksgiving, etccabin by the pond LLC is not responsible for any accidents, injuries or death occurring while staying at the cabin.

Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

Why TOM EGERT chose Carbondale

Property is on 30 wooded acres 1/2 mile from city limits, 1 mile from Southern Illinois University campus. No thru-traffic and very private wooded grounds.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Carbondale

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 816 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Fee for not recycling is $25.00
  • Fee for wood is $10 per 2 day stay
  • Dishes must be washed and put away and kitchen cleaned (sink, stove, fridge)
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full bath with washer & dryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • LOFT - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    MASTER BEDROOM - 1 king
  • Master bedroom with king-size bed & 42-inch flatscreen TV with satellite package & DVD-player. Loft upstairs with 1 double & 1 twin/single antique beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Cabin 2 is on a 30 acre wooded parcel of land. It is on a dead-end road with no thru traffic. There are deer, turkey, possum, raccoon and many other forms of wildlife. It's great for nature & forest lovers. CABIN BY THE POND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INJURIES YOU OCCUR WHILE STAYING AT THE CABINS


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Luxury cabin on 30 wooded acres. 1 mi. from Carbondale, IL & SIUC campus
average rating of 4.6875 based on 32 reviews

Peaceful and private

  • 4 of 5

Cabin # 2 had everything we needed. The location was very peaceful and private but close to lots of things to do. Tom was very welcoming and helpful. We had a great girls' weekend!

  • Submitted: 4-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: girls were great guests and will be welcomed back anytime
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Toms place

  • 5 of 5

Great place and location..our dog loved it too!!!

  • Submitted: 22-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint and quiet

  • 5 of 5

I have a special needs son, and he often makes noise and bothers other guests when we stay in hotels. It was really nice to have our own cabin with some space around it. The decor is nice, but not too fussy, we didn't feel like we had to be careful all the time not to break anything. It felt like we were staying with family. Tom was very accommodating, we called him on day one about a few things and he came right over, he also swung by every day at some point to see if we needed anything.

Cabin two has the farthest walk to the pond, I think next time we'll stay in cabin one or four so we're right on the water. There were a few things here or there that could use some work, but nothing major, it all added to the rustic atmosphere. I would suggest a map of the property be added to the website, it's rather large and it took us a while to find the pond.

  • Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was very relaxing and the owner is awesome! He was very welcoming and helpful! Southern Illinois is beautiful!

  • Submitted: 3-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The cabin was very accommodating and comfortable for our S. Illinois visit traveling with teens!

  • 4 of 5

The location is outstanding in regard to easy access to Carbondale, Giant City and other Southern Illinois attractions! We really enjoyed being off the beaten path and enjoyed the natural setting.

  • Submitted: 11-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Late Winter Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Good Morning, Tom

We very much enjoyed our stay in cabin #1 (very nice cabin) We spent a lot of time on the deck

cooking and enjoying the sunshine, For March it was nice and warm, We will be back and also let others know about your cabins. Thank You for letting us have Cabin #1

Thank You

  • Submitted: 27-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
KDMH Southern Illinois Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Pinch Penny Pub
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
5 Golf courses within 6 miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 51
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Downtown Carbondale
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Cedar Lake (public beach)

Cabin by the Pond Is located within 15 miles Of 12 wineries on the Shawnee Wine Trail. Giant City State Park is seven miles south with 80 foot rock bluffs, an excellent dining room, rock-climbing & hiking trails. Little Grand Canyon is ten Miles to the east. There are four lakes within eight miles for swimming, fishing, skiing, diving and boating. Lake Kinkaid is 15 miles west for fishing and water-skiing. Arnold's Market, a country grocery, is two miles from cabin with local produce & an excellent meat department. A farmer's market is available in town on Saturdays. The campus of Southern Illinois University, is just minutes away (1 mile) & downtown Carbondale, IL is five minutes away. The cabin is located on 30 wooded acres with two ponds. No fishing license is required on property. Blacktop drive with plenty of parking. A Dungeons And Dragons themed kids park is minutes away, free to the public.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Carbondale

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$31.9
Damage Deposit C$127.61

* Weeknights - $125 per night + 11% tax (2 night minimum or $25 surcharge for single night)
* Weekend nights -$150 per night + 11% tax (2 night minimum stay or $25 surcharge for single night)
* For extended stays, rates are negotiable. 3 night minimum stay for all SIU events, hunting season, and all holidays
* SIU Parents Weekend, Homecoming Weekend, Graduations, DuQuion State Fair Weekends, and major holidays (Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, Labor Day, Memorial Day, etc) require a three night stay MINIMUM (contact us to request exceptions).

* Cabin by the Pond LLC is not responsible for any accidents, injuries or death occurring while staying at the cabins. You swim at your own risk. DUE TO THE HIGH COST OF TRASH DISPOSAL A $25.00 WILL BE CHARGED FOR FAILURE TO RECYCLE CANS, GLASS, PLASTIC AND CARDBOARD CONTAINERS ARE AVAILABLE

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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