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Overview of Relaxing Getaway Destination

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4 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
TV, fireplace
TV, fireplace
4 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets

Relaxing Getaway Destination

4.6/5 Wonderful

Entire home

4 bedroomsSleeps 8

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Pet Friendly
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue Grill
  • Fireplace

Explore the area

    Popular LocationDixon Welcome Center4 min drive
    Popular LocationLincoln Monument State Memorial4 min drive
    Popular LocationLincoln Statue4 min drive
    AirportRockford, IL (RFD-Greater Rockford)55 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, sleeps 8
2000 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed
    1 twin/single bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
    1 queen bed

About this property

Entire place

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

Relaxing Getaway Destination

Historic vacation home in Dixon
This vintage bungalow is bright and welcoming. Inside, enjoy the charm of natural wood floors, century-old woodwork and high ceilings. Four bedrooms (great beds!), two baths, and a fully-equipped kitchen provide a sense of home and comfort for your family and friends. Outside, the screened-in front porch is a pleasant space to relax, and the back yard fire pit invites everyone to gather for memorable evenings. The large, park-like property has many mature trees, and guests often see wildlife. The Rock River is the centerpiece of Dixon, the hub of its history and a major attraction for visitors. The city’s downtown district is within walking distance of the house and has the distinction of being listed on the National Historic Register because of its architecture. You can eat out, shop and, if your timing is right, enjoy one of several annual city festivals. The many options for outdoor recreation include boating, canoeing, kayaking, and water skiing on the river, or hiking, biking, horseback riding, and jogging on park trails. Lowell Park (200 acres) offers scenic drives, trails, a dedicated natural area and nature center, picnic shelters, playgrounds, and boat access. Meadows Park is a 567-acre open space along the Rock River that includes hiking trails and sports fields. Also worth your time and attention are three nearby state parks: Lowden State Park, Castle Rock State Park, and White Pines Forest State Park. You’re sure to note both the pride Dixon takes in its history and its contemporary energy. The King family has had its own place in Dixon history ever since the house and farm were given to the owner’s grandparents as a wedding gift in 1915. And as a guest in the homestead, you’ll contribute to its ongoing vitality. We know you’ll enjoy your stay, and we hope you’ll want to return often.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, microwaves, separate dining areas, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Richard Wm. King
Speaks English

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Property amenities


  • WiFi available


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


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room


  • TV

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill


  • Near laundromat


  • Air conditioning


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Power boating nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby


  • Sleeps 8
  • Unit size: 2000 sq ft (186 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


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

Property payment types

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
This property accepts credit cards
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Relaxing Getaway Destination House Dixon
Relaxing Getaway Destination Dixon
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Relaxing Getaway Destination Dixon
Relaxing Getaway Destination Private vacation home
Relaxing Getaway Destination Private vacation home Dixon

About this area


This vacation home is located in Dixon. The area's natural beauty can be seen at White Pines Forest State Park and Lowden State Park, while Historic Dixon Theatre and Dixon Historic Center are cultural highlights. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Dixon Welcome Center - 4 min drive
  • Lincoln Monument State Memorial - 4 min drive
  • Lincoln Statue - 4 min drive
  • Historic Dixon Theatre - 4 min drive
  • Dixon Memorial Arch - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Rockford, IL (RFD-Greater Rockford) - 55 min drive


  • Angelo's III — 4 min drive
  • Jimmy John's — 4 min drive
  • Wendy's — 4 min drive
  • Al & Leda Pizzeria — 4 min drive
  • Galena Steak House — 4 min drive
Rating 5 - Excellent. 23 out of 35 reviews
5 - Excellent 66%
Rating 4 - Good. 10 out of 35 reviews
4 - Good 29%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 35 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 35 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 35 reviews
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful stay
We really enjoyed the our stay. The house is beautiful and the location is very quiet but still near enough to restaurants and things to do, which is exactly what we were looking for. No issues whatsoever. Would definitely stay again.

5/5 Excellent

Sweet home with lots of outdoor space
We really enjoyed our stay in Dixon, IL! Found the Homestead to be a great place for the 6 of us- 1 child, 5 adults- plenty of space inside and outside. We took advantage of the HUGE backyard and the walking paths. The living room and dining room were our main spaces, but also taking time alone in a bedroom was easy. As it's an older building, the central heat wasn't consistent, but it also didn't leave us freezing. I recommend that you stock up for the kitchen, we ended up at Walmart (10 min drive) to get things like tin foil, storage bags, additional cooking pans, etc. It snowed a few inches overnight while we were there and the plow came out the next day, just had to shovel the stairs and a path to the car. We went into town twice and found multiple coffee shops and a bookstore- it's worth walking around and supporting local businesses!

5/5 Excellent

Amazing place! Clean and cozy! Quite, inside in small family forest! We like to come back.
Great place!

2/5 Poor

Inaccurate listing and short refund
I booked a four night stay for late October. Right after we arrived we discovered that the TV in the living room had no cable as advertised, a useless over-the-air antenna, and a non-working remote control. The TV in the bedroom had nothing at all. I called the owner's phone, but got a v/m in his office as it was late in the afternoon. As such, we had no TV the first night. He called back the next day to say he'd send someone out to get it fixed. A local maintenance man showed up about an hour later with a larger over-the-air antenna and a replacement TV. No matter where he and I placed the new antenna, ever outside on the porch, we couldn't get any MSM network stations at all. The only one we got was a Fox affiliate out of Rockford. The new TV had a badly cracked screen right out of the box, but without programming it would have been useless anyway. At that point it was clear there was no short-term remedy for the lack of TV programming, so I called the owner back. He agreed there was no short-term remedy, so I told him we'd be heading home to MI ASAP. He agreed to make the financials right by us. The day after we returned home, I emailed the owner to request a full refund less the cleaning fee which I felt we owned him. His first response was to say his listing on Airbnb did not claim cable was included. I quickly told him I didn't use Airbnb. I used VRBO, and it clearly said (at the time) the rental offered TV and cable. He acknowledged that fact in writing (and quickly removed the cable feature from the VRBO listing). His next parry was to direct my attention to paragraph 20 in his rental agreement. I looked into that and said paragraph referred only to Internet reliability. It had nothing to do with TV or cable. His final offer was to refund only three nights rental, not the first night and not any of the fees. He refused to offer the full refund I was expecting from our final phone conversation at the property. Know well what you're getting with this rental property. We expected a working TV and cable as advertised. We got neither. We also expected a full refund. Didn't get that either. So "buyer beware."

5/5 Excellent

Great for family with pets
Very comfortable and quaint - a terrific "family reunion" destination. Plenty of room . Nicely updated bath on main floor. Screened porch and big rambling backyard with firewood ready. Walkable (about a mile) to the Rock River riverwalk park and also park trails. You can easily plan paddling and biking trips in the surrouding area. You would never know that pets had been previous visitors, and we were glad to find such a convenient spot where we could have ours with us! Owner is highly responsive and welcoming. Thanks for everything!

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