Spacious 4 BR Home with Game Room Near Millikin U

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8 guests, 4 bedrooms, 4 beds, 1.5 bathrooms
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Located within Decatur's West End National Historic District and ranked #1 of "10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals in Decatur, IL" by trip101.com!
This spacious and charming two-story Colonial Revival style home built in 1910, features 4 bedrooms, 1.25 bathrooms, game room, sun room, private driveway and fenced-in backyard.
The home is filled with character and amenities, including keyless door entry, high speed internet, 2 smart TVs, dining table for 6, washer/dryer, and fully appropriated kitchen.

The space
Living/dining room, game room, kitchen and quarter bathroom are are on the first floor. All four bedrooms and full bathroom are on the second floor. Washer and dryer are in the basement.

Disclaimer: This is not a luxury home or resort, by any means. It's a quaint, spacious and affordable short-term vacation rental, which is also a vacation home for my family of 6.
For more than a century, this property has provided tremendous value (for families, students and travelers) far beyond what any luxurious furniture, fixture, appliance or paint color can provide.
Nothing inside or outside the home is in perfect condition. You'll notice subtle flaws throughout the entire property, which is typical for a home of this age -- she turned 111 years old in 2021!
So, if you're looking for Ritz-Carlton's 5-star aesthetics, accommodations and amenities, I'd strongly encourage you to book a reservation at a different property.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

What this place offers

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Free parking on premises
TV
Washing machine
Dryer
Air conditioning
Bath
Patio or balcony
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Decatur, Illinois, United States

Less than 1/2 mi from Millikin University!

The West End National Historic District is a residential historic district located in western Decatur, Illinois. The district, which was primarily built in the first half of the 20th century, includes over 1,700 contributing buildings. The West End was a popular neighborhood for Decatur's business owners and managers at its large industries, and the majority of its residents came from upper-middle class occupations; however, the district also had many working-class residents. A diverse array of architecture is featured in the district; twenty-three different architectural styles and twelve vernacular types are represented in its homes. The Dutch Colonial Revival and American Craftsman styles are the most prevalent, along with the latter's related vernacular type, the bungalow; the English Revival, Colonial Revival, Prairie School, and Georgian Revival styles also had a significant influence on the district's character.

The Decatur area offers an abundance of indoor and outdoor activities for all ages. Go fishing on beautiful Lake Decatur and take a historic walking tour through downtown for a lighthearted look at Decatur’s colorful past. For the whole family there are everyday options such as the Scovill Zoo, Children’s Museum, swimming and bowling. Furthermore, the various athletic clubs make it possible to take outdoor activities—such as soccer and tennis—indoors. Beyond everyday options, there are possibilities such as live music and theater as well as art exhibits.

Activities:
AMC CLASSIC Decatur 10 - 7.2 mi
Avon Theatre - 1.8 mi
Country Club of Decatur - 5.8 mi
Decatur Civic Center - 1.9 mi
Decatur Family YMCA - 3.1 mi
Decatur Gun Club - 8.5 mi
Decatur Indoor Sports Center - 0.2 mi
Fairview Park Tennis Complex - 0.7 mi
Hickory Point Golf Course - 7.4 mi
Knight's Action Park - 43 mi
Nelson Park Disc Golf Course - 4.2 mi
Overlook Adventure Park - 3.3 mi
Red Tail Run Golf Club - 3.9 mi
Rock Springs / Fairview Bikeway - 4 mi
Spare Time Lanes - 4.3 mi

Attractions:
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum - 37 mi
African-American Cultural & Genealogical Society of Illinois Museum - 1.6 mi
Central Park / Merchant Street - 1.6 mi
Chevrolet Hall of Fame Museum - 5 mi
Children's Museum of Illinois - 5.3 mi
Dana-Thomas House - 38 mi
Decatur Public Library Art Galley - 1.6 mi
Devon Lakeshore Ampitheater - 4.5 mi
Hieronymus Mueller Museum - 1.4 mi
Homestead Prarie Farm - 3.8 mi
Illinois (Arthur) Amish Country - 34 mi
Illinois Governor's Mansion - 38 mi
Illinois State Capitol - 38 mi
Illinois State Museum - 38 mi
Illinois State University Planetarium - 49 mi
Lake Decatur - 3.8 mi
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - 38 mi
Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials - 39 mi
Macon County History Museum - 6.7 mi
Mari-Mann Herb Co. and Farm - 2.9 mi
Millikin University - 0.4 mi
Old State Capitol State Historic Site - 39 mi
Rock Springs Center for Environmental Discovery - 4.1 mi
Rock Springs Nature Center - 4 mi
Rockome Gardens - 38 mi
Sand Creek Conservation Area - 5.2 mi
Scovill Zoo - 5.3 mi
Staley Museum - 1.2 mi
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - 53 mi

Breweries:
Decatur Brew Works - 1.5 mi
Door 4 Brewing Co. - 1.1 mi
Golden Fox Brewing - 5.1 mi

Coffee Shops:
Blue Brew Coffee - 1.6 mi
Starbucks - 4.7 mi
The River Coffee Company - 1.5 mi
Wildflour Artisan Bakery & Café - 1.2 mi

Restaurants and Bars:
Anna Thai Restaurant - 1.9 mi
Applebee's Grill and Bar - 6.7 mi
Beach House Restaurant - 4.4 mi
Benny's Grill - 4.9 mi
Buffalo Wild Wings - 7.1 mi
Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen - 6.7 mi
Coney McKane's American Eatery - 1.5 mi
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store - 7.1 mi
Doherty's Pub & Pins - 1.7 mi
Draft Sports Bar and Grill - 7 mi
El Corral Mexican Restaurant - 5 mi
El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant - 5.5 mi
Gin Mill Restaurant & Bar - 1.5 mi
Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant - 2.9 mi
Hickory River Smokehouse - 6.9 mi
Krekel's Custard - 1.5 mi
La Gondola Spaghetti House - 3.6 mi
Lincoln Square Lounge - 1.5 mi
Lock Stock & Barrel Eatery & Bar - 0.4 mi
Monical's Pizza - 2.6 mi
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant - 4.9 mi
R Bar & Grille - 1.3 mi
Red Lobster - 6.8 mi
Robbie's Restaurant - 1.5 mi
Sliderz Bar & Grille - 6.9 mi
Solsa American Burrito - 3.8 mi
Sports Zone Bar & Grill - 2.7 mi
TapRoot Restaurant - 1.5 mi
Texas Roadhouse - 6.8 mi
The Wharf Restaurant - 2.7 mi

Shopping:
Country Market - 1.2 mi
Hickory Point Mall - 6.7 mi
Kroger - 3.9 mi
Never Forgotten Thymes Antiques - 2.2 mi
Save A Lot - 1.2 mi
Target - 4.6 mi
Wabash Depot Antique Centre - 2.3 mi
Walmart Supercenter - 5.4 mi

Hosted by Raymond

Joined in December 2017
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Originally from Decatur's West End, I'm a U.S. Navy Veteran who served honorably at multiple duty stations/deployments and have worked as a civil servant for the past 10 years. Also a devoted husband and father of four, I enjoy taking trips with my family while staying in Airbnb's short-term vacation rentals, in addition to hosting other families at our home.
Originally from Decatur's West End, I'm a U.S. Navy Veteran who served honorably at multiple duty stations/deployments and have worked as a civil servant for the past 10 years. Als…

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