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Map pinCarbondale · Illinois
5.0 · 
Lisa's Hewitt house
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Lisa's Hewitt house

Room TypeRoom type
Private room

The house & finished basement was completely remodeled in 2019. You're welcome to play the piano upstairs or spend time outdoors under the covered patio or in the backyard. You can even borrow my bicycle or tandem, as long as you be kind to and careful with them. I have clean bandannas should you wish to wear a helmet. You're also welcome to use my general sports gear. The basement bedroom has 2 twin beds (the low-to-the-floor bed rolls under the taller one). There's an overflow area just outside that bedroom for any guest(s) beyond 2 or if you need more space, especially if you are staying longer-term. That space can accommodate up to 4 additional guests on air mattress(es). The bathroom & utility area are just 'down the hall'. The adjoining small kitchen space contains a medium-sized fridge, 2-burner stove, bar sink and basic utensils, cookware, cups, bowls, plates, etc. In the 'dining space', there is a microwave-toaster combo (with local area brochures underneath), a small table with chairs, and a small metal stand with hangers. In the space outside the bedroom are a metal open 'closet' unit, additional blankets and pillows, radiant heater (when it's chilly) and fan (when it's warm) available should you desire them. If you need anything that you can't find or have any questions/concerns, please let me know. I'm usually upstairs, outside or reachable by text/phone call. Part of this I mentioned in the description (piano, outdoor spaces). You're welcome to use any additional basement space you'd like as long as you keep it neat & clean (and don't block pathways, cat area, shelving or closets). If you'd like access to anything in my garage (i.e. bike, sports gear, additional chairs, pet kennel or recycling bins), please let me know. During the day, I usually leave the garage unlocked. At night, I lock it. The house key unlocks the door closest to the house's back door. I mostly stay upstairs by myself, though occasionally have guests (to include my spouse who currently resides most of the time in Spain). Sometimes I travel, during which time, my across-the-street neighbor checks on the house and my cat. My immediate neighborhood is generally quiet & within walking distance of a small shopping center which includes restaurants, grocery & hardware stores and other local businesses. The Southern IL University campus is only about a mile away - easy bicycling distance. Carbondale & nearby towns also pride themselves on varied festivals, a state fairground, talented musicians, active theatre performers and holiday street celebrations. Within biking or driving distance, the area has many options for outdoor recreation, such as summer music concerts, local parks, hiking & wildlife viewing areas (to include Green Earth sites). Additionally, Giant City State Park, Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, Touch of Nature, numerous lakes & wineries are within a driving distance of 30 minutes or less. Not too much further is the Shawnee National Forest with various types of Wilderness areas and other Wildlife Refuges. I typically bicycle or walk to & from most places and events, since Carbondale is small and safe. It's also an easy city to drive in. Additionally, the city has a co-located Amtrak train and Greyhound bus station. Uber & Lyft rides can be more limited, but the taxi services run at all hours too. Unfortunately, the house has stairs that lead down to the basement areas. Even if you were staying on the upstairs floor where I stay, there would be stairs to negotiate. I do, however, have strips on the ground & prior to stairs to indicate to my partner who is blind, where the drop-offs and stairs are. Additionally, I have a plastic & aluminum shower chair should anyone in your party need it. Lastly, I have one cat who lives with me. His name is 'Archer' (he came from the SPCA with that name). If you prefer he always or sometimes stay out of your space, please close your bedroom doors and/or close the door between my upstairs space and the basement.


AirConditioningAir conditioning
LaundryLaundry - washer
LaundryLaundry - dryer
ParkingParking space
Essentials (towels, bed sheets, soap, and toilet paper)

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5.0 · 46 reviews
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Map pinCarbondale · Illinois

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