Countryside Tiny House Rental for Weekend Getaway near Springfield, Illinois

Tiny house in Murrayville, IL

6 guests

For a weekend getaway outside of the city, this countryside tiny house rental near Springfield, Illinois, is a perfect haven for those seeking peace and tranquility. The 570-square-foot, two-story tiny house rests on a 24-acre prairie restoration property, with woodlands on two sides and agricultural fields on the other two.

The tiny house can accommodate up to six guests, with one bedroom on the second floor, which has a queen-size bed and a sofa bed, in addition to another sofa bed in the downstairs living room. Linens, towels, shampoo, and a hairdryer are all kindly provided by the host. Extra pillows and blankets are available, too.

Next to the living room, guests will find a dining area, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a full bathroom with a shower and a washer and dryer. In the aforementioned kitchen, there are an oven, a stove, a refrigerator, a microwave, a coffeemaker, a dishwasher, all necessary cookware and tableware, and some cooking basics, such as salt, pepper, and oil.

Upstairs, in addition to the bedroom, there is an eclectic reading library; a working table for a laptop or tablet; and access to the covered deck, which overlooks the surrounding native prairie, woodlands, and two ponds. Other amenities of the tiny house include heating, air conditioning, an iron, a television, Wi-Fi, and hangers. For those traveling with children, the accommodation has a number of helpful amenities, such as outlet covers, children's books and toys, children's dinnerware, and room-darkening shades.

Outside the tiny house, there is a barbecue for grilling out, the aforementioned upper, covered deck, and the lower front porch, which is also covered. Guests will have a private patio area to the side of the accommodation to enjoy, too.

There are two accommodations on this property: a studio-style vacation rental and a stand-alone tiny house. The tiny house is secluded from the rest of the property and is not wheelchair-accessible, while the studio is wheelchair-accessible. The hosts live across the driveway from the studio and will greet all guests upon check-in and check-out. They are there to help when needed but preserve guests privacy.

There is free parking for several vehicles.

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Features and services

Most popular features

  • Wi-Fi/Internet

  • Private Kitchen

  • Heating

  • Air conditioning

  • Microwave

  • Fridge

  • Wildlife watching

  • stove


  • barbecue

    Private Barbecue

  • King-size bed

  • Supermarket

  • Biking

  • Laundry service

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Where you will stay

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Murrayville, Illinois

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Scenic views
This property is located in Murrayville, Illinois, and is situated on 24 acres of stunning rural native prairie, including a pond, forest, and walking trails. The city of Jacksonville is only a 20-minute drive north of the property and is home to plenty of dining options and shopping opportunities, as well as some historic sights for visitors to see. The city of Springfield is just under an hour's drive from the property and boasts popular destinations such as the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, the Lincoln Tomb, and the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, all in addition to a plethora of shops, activities, and eateries. The city of St Louis, Missouri, is an hour and a half's drive south-west of the property.
Activities near Murrayville
  • Biking

  • Wildlife watching

Guests will enjoy a wide range of activities in close proximity to this rental. From the front door, there are a number of scenic walking and biking paths to explore the property from, as well as a lovely pond right in the backyard, where guests can cast a line and relax. In addition, guests will be able to enjoy watching nature (including butterflies, fireflies, and deer), stargazing, and birding all from the comfort of the property. During the year, there are at least 100 different bird species that visit the property, as well as many dragonfly and butterfly species, at least five species of fireflies, deer, rabbits, mink, coyotes, fox, and more.

A short drive will take guests to nearby Jacksonville where there are lots of restaurants and shops to enjoy. Guests should be sure to enjoy a nice meal at Muggy's, Brick House, Norma's, or Leo's. For a fun day trip, the city of Springfield is a great option and host to several tourist destinations. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, the Lincoln Tomb, and the Lincoln Home National Historic Site are all located in Springfield and are must-sees for visitors. If guests have time, they should also try and visit the Old State Capitol or the Illinois State Museum, the latter of which boasts some exciting exhibits for adults and children.
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Things to know

Arrival and departure

  • Check-in: Flexible

  • Check-out: Flexible

House rules

  • No pets allowed

  • No smoking

  • No parties

  • No events

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Additional info

Pets are permitted; however, guests should note that there are some pets living on the property.

Smoking is not allowed.

Given its countryside location, guests should note that they will be 15-30 minutes from the nearest town of Jacksonville, Illinois, and it's recommended that guests purchase groceries before they arrive. The hosts also recommend that guests download an electronic map to their phone for navigation, as some guests experience low to no cell phone signal on the way to the property.
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