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Overview of Notting Hill Guest Cottage

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2 bedrooms, WiFi, bed sheets
TV, DVD player
Fridge, microwave, oven, stovetop

Notting Hill Guest Cottage

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F

Explore the area

    Popular LocationGiant City State Park25 min drive
    Popular LocationAnna City Park26 min drive
    Popular LocationShawnee Community College27 min drive
    AirportCape Girardeau, MO (CGI-Cape Girardeau Municipal)54 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6
Bedroom 1
    2 twin/single beds
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Notting Hill Guest Cottage

Vacation home with kitchen, walk to Shawnee National Forest
Escape to the hills of Alto Pass! Drive to the top of Bald Knob Mountain. Gaze out over the valley from Cliff View Park and drive the Scenic Circle of Alto Pass. Explore the surrounding Shawnee National Forest - Pomona Natural Bridge, Little Grand Canyon and LaRue Pine Hills nearby. See beautiful Giant City State Park and the grand lodge built by the CCC. Check out the Cache River Wetlands with 1,000 year old Cypress trees. Discover the natural beauty that is southernmost Illinois.
Enjoy our nearby wineries and vineyards with award winning wines and tasting rooms plus entertainment from local musicians, dinner theatres and summertime or fall festivals along the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. Shop our antique, craft and specialty shops in Alto Pass. Visit our local orchards for apples, peaches, nectarines, strawberries, blueberries and so much more seasonal produce. Fish or swim in Cedar Lake and boat in numerous other lakes. Plus there is so much more if you like golfing, bird watching, biking, hunting, boating, and horseback riding.
Then relax in the quiet, peaceful and private setting of Notting Hill Guest House, a southern Illinois vacation house/cabin rental.
Two bedrooms with one queen and two twin beds. A loft is available with a full size inflatable mattresses. There is also a futon in the front room, if needed. Kitchen has microwave, electric stove, dishwasher, refrigerator and some small appliances. The dining area comfortably sits six people. The new large deck spans the rear of the house. Sit in the new hot tub overlooking the fenced-in yard and the woodlands below. Private Setting.
DOG FRIENDLY! Great fenced-in yard for your dog.
Directions: 15 miles from Carbondale, the Notting Hill Guest House is located just outside the Village of Alto Pass. From Alto Pass go west towards Bald Knob. The Peach Barn will be on your right. Stay on the road to your right, Milligan Hill Road, for about two miles.
We are 15 miles SW of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Keywords: Southern Illinois House Cabin
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations.
Recreational amenities at the vacation home include a spa tub.

Property manager

Patrick and Jennifer Budzynski

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of SG Clean (Singapore)
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Spa tub


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Car recommended


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided


  • TV
  • DVD player

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Firepit


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Things to do

  • Winery tours nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 6



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a deadbolt lock

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property
Notting Hill Guest Alto Pass
House 2 Bedrooms + Loft 1 Bath
Notting Hill Guest Cottage Alto Pass
Notting Hill Guest Cottage Private vacation home
Notting Hill Guest Cottage Private vacation home Alto Pass

About this area

Alto Pass

This vacation home is located in Alto Pass. Cave Hollow Trailhead and Little Grand Canyon Trail Trailhead are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Shawnee National Forest and Giant City State Park. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including winery tours.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Giant City State Park - 25 min drive
  • Anna City Park - 26 min drive
  • Shawnee Community College - 27 min drive
  • Southern Illinois University - 30 min drive
  • Memorial Hospital of Carbondale - 37 min drive

Getting around

  • Carbondale Station - 27 min drive
  • Cape Girardeau, MO (CGI-Cape Girardeau Municipal) - 47 min drive


  • Peach Barn B&B & Cafe — 6 min drive
  • Hedman Vineyard — 6 min drive
  • Alto Vineyards — 8 min drive
  • Root Beer Saloon — 8 min drive
  • Taqueria Pequena — 21 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Rating 5 - Excellent. 80 out of 106 reviews
5 - Excellent 75%
Rating 4 - Good. 17 out of 106 reviews
4 - Good 16%
Rating 3 - Okay. 5 out of 106 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 4 out of 106 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 106 reviews
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Cozy house in the forest
Our family enjoyed sitting on the deck star gazing. We made use of the picnic basket during the day and the grill at night. The dog enjoyed the fenced yard. It was comfortable and cozy, and tall people will really appreciate the shower. We stayed for the Blessing of the Jeep's at Bald Knob Cross and you can't beat the location.

5/5 Excellent

Special hidden gem in this area!!!
This cottage is very spacious, clean, comfortable, quiet, and perfectly located! I was here for a birding trip and it was a central hub to go both north and south to spots in the Shawnee NF. My little dog adored this place. Big kitchen, lots of supplies, and even a complimentary basket full of chips, water bottles, and trail mix was provided as a warm welcome! Big bathroom, nice shower. As others have said, hot tub is a wonderful addition and perk to this property. Rained a lot while I was there but got to use it one night. Awesome way to relax after day of hiking. Big deck out back and front porch to see setting sun. Best part was the queen bed in the relaxing master bedroom. Comfiest I've ever slept on. Did not want to get up in the mornings! Great internet connection, TV with DVD player in big family room. Easy check-in/check-out, and excellent, friendly, kind, and understanding communication from owners. Thank you Patrick & Jennifer! Definitely want to return here and stay again! So thankful to have discovered it hidden away near tiny Alto Pass. (OH and the homemade sandwiches at Duty's Country Store in town were VERY good. Worth stopping by there and getting lunch.) Five stars and highest recommendations for Notting Hill Cottage! -Laura B.

5/5 Excellent

Very nice
Nice and clean the hot tub was a nice bonus. Easy check in and out. My 11 and 12 year old enjoyed the loft area and even slept up there. Over all it was a wonderful and peaceful place to stay. If we ever come back to the area we will definitely look into staying here again!

5/5 Excellent

Mini vacation
We loved this cottage in the woods, saw a lot of wildlife, very peaceful ,clean, and relaxing, close to wineries and hiking trails, we appreciated the snacks and condiments available, we really enjoyed the hot tub. Wish we could have stayed longer, we will be back. Thanks for everything. Pam H.

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful stay
We had a great stay. This guest cottage is exactly as advertised. The backyard was wonderful, we enjoyed the fire pit. The hot tub was the perfect ending after a day of hiking. I highly recommend this cottage.