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Upscale country living at its finest!
Hosted by Susan
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16 guests
4 bedrooms
9 beds
3.5 baths
16 guests
4 bedrooms
9 beds
3.5 baths
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Nestled onto 10 private, peaceful acres, about 15 minutes from downtown Columbia and the University, close to restaurants, dining and family-friendly activities, that is if you want to leave the Pool and the quiet of the country. 9 beds, more possible. You'll love the kitchen, the high ceilings, the views, and the coziness. The in-ground pool is 25 x 50 feet so pretty large. Upon request and at no charge, we will stock wood for you for the fire pit and you can roast hot dogs, or make S'mores.

The space

Our place is excellent for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, families (with kids), and big groups. We state that we can accommodate 16 (2) per bed but we can provide additional mattresses or air beds upon request. The home is large but has a very warm comfortable feel. It is not overly fancy, so relaxing will not be an issue. I have stocked it with some board games and several movies. There is WiFi and Direct TV. The pool is lovely and we continue making improvements so keep coming back and watch our progress. There is a very large fire pit. So get your camp fire stories ready. This home is set up exclusively as an Airbnb, and retreat, however we go as guests ourselves to enjoy it as well, so really there is not much of anything in the home you can not use. Our goal is that you will feel that you are staying at a well equipped vacation home, not awkwardly intruding on someone home. If its there and you want it, use it. I raised 4 children, nothing is sacred. We are only 15 minutes away if you need us, or a phone call away, but we want you to have all the privacy you can get. We will meet you upon arrival, to introduce you to the place. During pool season, we will come out about every other day or so to maintain the pool. (about a 30 min. visit in the morning, you may not even see us. I have lived in Columbia all my life, and am a Realtor so call me anytime for area advise. Or, call, if you think of something that would make staying there more enjoyable, or to mention something we've missed. We are very new to this so we are striving for making this your perfect destination, and to that end, we will take all the advice you can give. Our first guest just re booked so hopefully that's a good sign! 35 min to the state capitol, located less than 2 hours drive to KC or St. Louis, and a lovely drive to Missouri's Wine Country. Fall Foliage is awesome. Great rails to trail systems , and state parks for hiking and walking. Perfect for MU or show me state games.

Guest access

You will have free rein of the house, and the 10 acres there is a closet in the garage that we keep a few things in, and a refrigerator in that closet that is also for the owners use. You do not have access to the outbuilding on the other 5 acres, but feel free to run around on all the land. There is approx 1 mile of trails winding through meadows and woods for your enjoyment. While the pool is open, we will have to come maintain it which is about a 30 minute process every couple of days. Other than that you will only see us at the house if you've asked to.

Interaction with guests

I live 15 minutes away but am always available by phone. within reason I am happy to bring you something or send someone to address any issue.

Other things to note

Bring your bathing suits and robes for the pool. We open the pool pretty early, and we will keep it open much later than a public pool would however the pool is not heated so swims before mid May or passed mid September will be pretty brisk! You may want to pack a sweater if you want to sit out in the evenings around the fire pit. We put an extra refrigerator in the garage for your use should you want to stock up and entertain while you're there. There are a few boardgames, and movie DVDs. The living room and lower level family room are fairly good sized. The house and exterior spaces would make for a great business retreat, or comfortable family adventure. The host, Susan Horak, is one of COLUMBIA's premier realtors and has extensive knowledge of the Columbia Missouri area, could help arrange for almost any special event or itinerary should you need it. Should you require daily housekeeping or a cook we can get you lined up with those services. If you're booking for a local event and would like shuttle services with a designated driver, for example to a football game, there are local services that arrangements could be made with. For any event to be held at the house, special permission must be arranged for in advance. Please remember that this is a private neighborhood, and that the peaceful enjoyment of the neighbors own properties must be respected at all times.


Amenities
Kitchen
Wireless Internet

Prices
Extra people £20 / night after 8 guests
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 queen beds
Bedroom 4
2 double beds
Common spaces
2 double beds, 1 air mattress, 1 crib

House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 1PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with lockbox

- The easiest way to disrupt an enjoyable stay is a plumbing problem. To prevent this, we kindly ask you to please place things like sanity napkins in the sanitary bin we’ve provided in the bathroom.
- Check-in is at 3pm, and check-out is by 11am. Arriving slightly earlier, or want that extra hour to sleep? Should be fine, but please check with us first.
- Whilst we do a thorough professional clean between each guest stay, we kindly ask that prior to leaving, you clean and put away any dishes or kitchenware used and put any dirty towels in the hamper. It helps us get through our cleaning process quicker and allows us to keep cleaning costs down for you and future guests.
- We understand that accidents happen. But we do ask that you please let us know when they do. Chances are we can fix them as effortlessly as possible which also means better chances of having your full security deposit returned too.
- Being a family home, we also have a no smoking policy (although you are welcome to smoke either out front or back).
- If you choose to smoke outside please pick up your cigarette buts and trow them away.
- What you do in your personal time is entirely up to you, but when staying at our place we have a strict no drug use policy. This is just the law… not so much one of our rules.
- To be considerate to the other residents in the neighborhood, we kindly ask to keep things on the quieter-side after 9pm.
- We ask that you kindly respect our maximum occupancy requirement. We have this in place instead of an additional guest charge in an attempt to keep costs down for you.
- We understand that for a whole verity of reasons, you may want additional guests to stay in the place. In the event that you want additional guests to stay, please contact us to let us know. We’re reasonable folk and will accommodate wherever possible.
- Have a pet? Should be no problem… but please ask us first. There is a pet fee.

You must also acknowledge
Amenity limitations - Guests should be aware that from mid October through mid May the pool may not be warm enough to swim in, unless you're a very hearty!

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

12 Reviews

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Sead User Profile
October 2017
This was my first time using Airbnb and I was very impressed. A beautiful home, perfect for a relaxing getaway. Very quiet and secluded. Susan is a great host. The house has everything you need. Susan made sure we felt at home I will definitely be back.
Susan User ProfileSusan is a superhost.
Response from Susan:
You guys are the best! Thanks for the great review!! I hope you find a reason to visit soon.
October 2017

Justin User Profile
October 2017
Beautiful house, amazing scenery and the pool is incredible. Susan was a great host - we’ll be coming back!

David User Profile
September 2017
Great place secluded but town is just a few minutes away.

Justin User Profile
September 2017
Susan's house is beautiful, clean, secluded, yet still close to Columbia and all it has to offer! I'd recommend this house to families needing a large accommodation or a couple just wanting a get-a-way retreat. If you've looked through the photos I'm sure you've noticed the pool. I didn't get time to enjoy it while I was down but it is the biggest pool I've ever seen at an individuals home! The whole back yard is just incredible. Susan was an awesome host! She was extremely helpful and went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed for an amazing stay; even had a stack of fire wood set aside in the event that we wanted to have a bon fire... which ended up coming in handy because we did get time to enjoy that! Thanks again for the wonderful stay! We'll be back! Next time I come to Columbia I won't even waste my time looking at hotels. I'll be back!

Erik User Profile
September 2017
Our group had a great time! We rented the house for a bachelor party, perfect setting! House was very clean and had all the bathroom/kitchen/bedding supplies we needed. Susan even stocked up the freezer with ice bags and left plenty of fire wood for the whole weekend (free of charge!). I would recommend to anyone looking for a nice weekend getaway

Erin User Profile
August 2017
We loved our stay in Columbia! Susan was a great host and very pleasant to work with. Her house is beautiful, peaceful, and well maintained! She was willing and available for any additional questions and or requests. We will absolutely will be back for some country quiet!!

Allee User Profile
August 2017
We loved our stay at this beautiful home in Columbia! Our group of 8 and two babies slept very comfortably. There is a lot of space inside and outdoors! We spent most of our time by the pool or on the back porch. The kids also really enjoyed picking berries along the path that winds through the property! Susan, the host, was so accommodating and responded quickly to any questions we had throughout the process. What a relaxing and restful time we had! We will definitely be back!

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Mike and I (Susan) want your stay to be perfect. We want you to invent reasons to come back. We also want to have added a new feature or upgraded something that will add to
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