Nauvoo River Cottage

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Entire residential home hosted by Carol

7 guests, 2 bedrooms, 6 beds, 1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
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Clean and tidy
4 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
"Nauvoo" understandably translates as "Beautiful." It is a renown place of fascinating history, presented through free and family-centered activities. We hope you plan on spending some quiet down-time in the cottage just to draw upon the peaceful persuasion of the place being on the wide, blue river. We have decorated our cottage as we have decorated our previous homes, with a Scandinavian touch. We hope you enjoy the heart-warming, cheerful, and fresh charm of the cottage. Valkommen!

The space
We have plenty of woodland property for you to explore and make all the noise you want, and no other party will hear or notice. We consider our porch our first room, as it has an open view of the wide river right in front of you and plenty of seating. We also have a picnic table there with a gas barbeque. Our kitchen table sits only 6 or 7, but the picnic table is enough for our given guest count. The cottage is compact but open, and fine for families who wish to spend their days sight-seeing the area and come home to it's cozy comfort.
We regret our dock went down river some years ago and since then there is no beach left. However, across the street and kitty corner is a relaxing walk along the river on the mowed green grass of the Hammas Scenic Turn-out. You can see why the slips of shore are often called by visitors as "shell shore." The Nauvoo/Hamilton area is renown for its geodes and guests sometimes come just to seek them in streambeds and in the river. We have many around the yard that we have found.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
3 single beds, 1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Lake access
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV
Washing machine
Dryer
Air conditioning
Hair dryer

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Where you’ll be

Nauvoo, Illinois, United States

We are located adjacent to a scenic turn-out that offers a nice stroll along the river with picnic tables and invite you to discover "Shell Shore." This portion of the river is located above a dam and lock on the Mississippi River, and is given the added name of "Cooper Lake." You can watch long barges traveling up and down the river in the spring and summer and hear the distant sounds of the coal shoot and railroad across the river. In the fall and winter there are bald eagles who fish in the open area of the dam beside the next town downriver and many can be seen while taking a walk outside the cottage. The area is known for its geodes and many come from far just to seek them out in creek beds. We are surrounded in woods. There is so much to see in Historical Nauvoo, and the downtime in the cottage is just the right ending of a busy day. See the moon over the river in the middle of the night and the shining blue of the river when you sit up in bed in the morning. Again, Valkommen!

Hosted by Carol

  1. Joined in June 2016
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This picture shows me refinishing an antique wagon bench that is now on the front porch of our Nauvoo cottage overlooking the Mississippi River in our front yard. I am a do-it-yourself-er and work part-time at Orchard Supply Hardware - OSH. I am a former school teacher and now substitute for our school district here in Thousand Oaks. I followed our four sons into the school system, rather than make the heart-break of letting go. Now my husband and I, Larry, are empty nesters and now call our German Shepherd Scout our son, who comes everyday when we call.
This picture shows me refinishing an antique wagon bench that is now on the front porch of our Nauvoo cottage overlooking the Mississippi River in our front yard. I am a do-it-your…

During your stay

We have placed an introduction to our home in a scrapbook on the coffee table and we hope you make that an eager priority upon arrival.
Please feel free to text or call for any questions or concerns before or during your stay. We will get back to you as soon as we notice your message. We live in Minnesota, but have local competent cleaning women and handymen we can call upon to make your stay satisfactory and hopefully, ideal. Also, before you feel desperation, you may call Airbnb to answer anticipated given questions we left them and to also try to contact us.
We have placed an introduction to our home in a scrapbook on the coffee table and we hope you make that an eager priority upon arrival.
Please feel free to text or call for a…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to £73

Cancellation policy