Rural Seneca House w/ Yard Near I-80

Property ID: 486366SenecaILUS
Sleeps 83 BR2.5 BA
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Whether you’re working remotely or traveling for business, this peaceful vacation rental in Seneca, Illinois, is an ideal choice for you! The 3-bedroom, 2-bath house has room to spread out and includes a full kitchen, 2 dining areas, 2 living rooms, and central A/C. Wind down after a long day with your favorite movie on the Smart TV, catch a glimpse of the fireflies as the sun goes down, or spend time in nature at Illini Starved Rock and Matthiesen State Parks in your off time.


  • Kitchen
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Washer
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Essentials
  • Central Heating
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Self Check-In


Location Details

OPT OUTSIDE: Illinois River (1 mile), Illini State Park (8 miles), Buffalo Rock State Park (19 miles), Starved Rock State Park (23 miles), Matthiessen State Park (29 miles)

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS: Seneca Area History Museum (2 miles), The Cliffs Insane Terrain Off-Road Park (5 miles), Nettle Creek Country Club (12 miles), Weber House & Garden (22 miles)

EAT + DRINK (2 miles): The 252, Fergaria’s Pizza, No. 4 Social Garage, Fat Daddy’z Bar & Grill

AIRPORTS: Chicago Midway International Airport (68 miles), O’Hare International Airport (75 miles)


5 reviews
  • Clean, but Inconvenient


    The Pros: The property was comfortable and clean.

    The Cons: The keypad for the door was confusing and difficult to use. We ended up getting locked out in the dark for almost 15 minutes because it took 12 tries to get it to unlock, and it had a 10-minute lock-out after 10 failed tries.

    The kitchen is woefully under-equipped. The cooking and serving implements as sparse and mismatched. It was very difficult to prepare and serve meals.

    When we checked in there were only two towels in all the bathrooms combined. Later we found all the towels still sitting wet in the laundry machine, so we were forced to do the previous visitors' laundry to have towels.

    Overall: While affordable, clean, and comfortable, I would not recommend staying here to anyone. There are serious concerns that need addressing first. Thankfully they are small concerns and could be fixed in as little as a day, but need to be fixed.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published May 5, 2024
  • Family visit


    Worked exactly for what we needed.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published April 26, 2024
  • Modern Country Plains House


    We enjoyed our 3 night stay. Modern decor with spacious bedrooms. Excellent birding opportunities! Somewhat noisy road.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published April 17, 2024
  • Fair price


    Everything was fine, it will only change. the bed in the main room and the stove is very dirty from the oven. the place is very nice and the house is very big and spacious. I would rent it again on my next visits to Illinois



    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published September 20, 2023
  • Great space, accessible host


    The house is spacious, with little bonus rooms, which help if you are traveling with teens who like their space. Furniture was comfortable, yard was great. We had an issue with one of the beds coming off the frame, so we put the mattress on the floor. The host said he would repair it, so hopefully it isn't an issue for future guests.

    Things to be aware of:

    You may want to bring bottled water to drink as the tap water has a sulfer smell.

    Being in a rural area, there are more bugs than you might have in an urban or suburban neighborhood. It house was clean, but we did have ants in the kitchen during our stay... kind of to be expected on the very hot days we were there. Child and pet safe ant spray was available.

    There's a good sized laundry room with an iron and board, detergent, dryer sheets, etc., but they dryer requires two cycles to get a load fully dry. There is a clothesline outside as well, so that's an option.

    The host was friendly and accessible. He set up a hose for us so we could hook up a sprinkler for the kids. He offered to come over with ant traps, but we just picked some up some we were grocery shopping anyway.

    Some tidying is asked of guests at the end of their stay - loading and running the dishwasher, gathering used linens into a pile, sweeping and taking trash out - not too taxing, but a bit more than other places we have stayed, though it all probably makes a significant difference at keeping the ants at bay when guests do their part.

    Overall, we had a nice time. There are indoor waterparks nearby, great hiking, and lots of great little shops in nearby Ottawa all within a 30 minute drive. Fyi, there's a fantastic Harry Potter party for kids at Prairie Fox books in Ottawa the last weekend of July every year! Its a great Indie bookstore even when there isn't a party! Check out Goblin Games for board games and A Mess of Things for a whole bunch of random secondhand, handmade and boutique items.

    Published July 31, 2023
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