Woodstock has been rated "The Little Town in Illinois That Might Just Be The Most Unique Town in The World" - check it out online. Come enjoy our lovely getaway on 5 acres. With the woods in front & open views of horse pastures in back, you''ll have all the privacy & peacefulness that country living has to offer in this updated 2nd floor apt above our garage that is totally separate from our living space w/private entry. Experience the beauty of all 4 seasons with us!
There are many extras and special touches that will make your stay memorable - from holiday and seasonal decorations to breakfast foods and yummy snacks. With a private entry and off-street parking, this beautifully decorated 2nd floor apartment is approximately 700 sq.ft. and has been recently updated. It includes a romantic bedroom with a brand new memory foam queen mattress, a cozy well-appointed living room with a 37" flat screen TV that has DirecTV capabilities and a full bathroom with a large shower. If you're staying only one day or a couple months, you will have everything you need in the fully equipped, spacious eat-in kitchen with a BEAUTIFUL view out back. We provide "yummy" foods if you'd like to make your own breakfast (eggs, cereal, milk, juices and home-baked goods). If you are inclined to cook all your meals or just a batch of cookies, we have all the basics you need (flour, spices, sugar, etc) during your stay here. From the coffee/tea station, popcorn station, and tons of snacks that we provide, you'll never need to leave! And of course, there's free Wi-Fi!
In addition to the apartment, in spring, summer, fall or winter you will be able to enjoy the wild birds, turkeys & small animals that visit our assorted feeders from our covered front porch with comfy seating facing our wooded front yard. Also, in the backyard, there is a deck with a patio set to enjoy the open country views, many container mini gardens and the lovely white picketed fenced "secret garden". In the SPRINGTIME, our wild turkeys that roam our neighborhood will have romance on their minds, so it's very likely that you may witness our assorted "toms" proudly displaying their incredible plummage to impress the lady hens - it's quite a show & a treat!! In the SUMMERTIME, there are tons of events and activities here in Woodstock, including the farmers market on the Square (Sat. & Tues), along with the McHenry County Fair in the beginning of August. Also, Lake Geneva, is only a half hour away. In AUTUMN, our oak, hickory & wild cherry trees display their beautiful fall colors of red, orange and bronze. The Royal Oaks Fruit Orchard is a wonderful adventure that is nearby, with apples to pick & yummy baked goods to enjoy on a crisp fall day. In the WINTER, it's a beautifuI winter wonderland here - the apartment is especially cozy with a decorated Christmas tree & holiday decorations to make the space special and memorable. Just 5 minutes away, you can go to Oneys Tree Farm and get a beautiful Christmas tree to take home when you leave us. I guarantee that you won't want to leave!
Interaction with guests
Prior to your trip, a couple days before your reservation, I like to touch bases with my guests, usually via Airbnb message or by text, to find out the approximate time of your arrival, as it's necessary for me to be here to show you around. At that time, I will also send you exact directions to our house when you turn onto our street, as most of the homes are set back with long driveways leading to the houses, including ours. Also, on the day of your arrival, I would really appreciate it if you could please give me about a 5 minute heads-up before you get here so I can be watching for you.
Upon your arrival, I will personally greet and show you around so you can get thoroughly acclimated to the property and apartment. After our initial meeting, I prefer (and find that most guests do too) to let you have your space so that you can make yourself at home and feel comfortable while on your trip. I am always available by Airbnb message, text, or phone if you have any questions or concerns, as we live in the main house and will be available at all times if you do need anything. My husband and I are the only ones who live here on the property, so it's nice and peaceful as we're close to retirement age ;-). You may see me filling bird feeders, or If it's warm outside, I'll be in my gardens, but other than that, we're very low-key people and will always respect our guests' privacy.
Other things to note
PLEASE BE ADVISED, although we do have pets in OUR home, our pets have NEVER been in the suite. This listing space is totally separate from our house and is self-contained with it's own HVAC system, etc.
This is an adult only accommodation - no children please, although INFANTS WHO ARE NOT MOBILE ARE WELCOME :-).
*Also, pets are not allowed, as we need to accommodate our guests who may be allergic to pet dander.
**For long-term reservations (more than a week's stay), we provide everything that you'll need during your time here, i.e., sheets, towels, dishes, pots & pans, vacuum, swiffer, broom, mop, etc., but we DO NOT provide maid service, as I am the sole house cleaner. As a result, we would appreciate your help in keeping the apartment tidy and clean with everything that we provide you with. We very much want you to make yourselves at home, but please be respectful of our property while doing so. :-) Also, we initially provide toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning products, spices, flour, sugar, etc, but if and when you run out of anything, we ask if you would please purchase these items on your own. As far as food goes, there will be fresh eggs, orange juice, butter, bottled water and assorted snacks for your enjoyment to welcome you when you arrive, but you will need to grocery shop for whatever else you'd like while you're here - the Super Wal-Mart is only 7 minutes away. Our washer & dryer is also included for your use!!
***For an individual guest on their own, depending on the length of their stay, we offer a discount. Please send an inquiry for special pricing.***
We hope you enjoy your stay, as we would love to have you come back to experience the different seasons with us here at the "Promised Lands".
There is no smoking indoors and no underage drinking of alcohol is allowed - no drugs. This is an adult only (21 or older) accommodation - no children please, although INFANTS WHO ARE NOT MOBILE ARE WELCOME. Also, pets are not allowed, unless they are service animals. If those with reservations would like to invite 1 or 2 guests to the apartment for a visit while they're here, please let me know ahead of time.
*Please bring your warm and comfy slippers and socks, as we kindly ask if you could remove your shoes while in the suite*
**We would GRATEFULLY appreciate your help in keeping the apartment tidy by cleaning up after yourselves and leaving it as you found it when you depart. With your help, we can keep our rates low by NOT charging a cleaning fee, as almost all other innkeepers do so.**
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!! :-)