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Sugar Shack, a retro studio apartment

Entire rental unit
hosted by Debbie
  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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In this unique space you get to enjoy some of the new with the old. Building is over 150 years old. Original hardwood floors beautifully sanded, stained and restored. 7’ tall replacement windows allow lots of natural light & air to flow through. 10’ ceilings in main part of studio adds spaciousness. 8’ bar attached to exposed brick wall offers a place to dine as well as provides a workspace. Newly constructed kitchen & bath with stackable washer/dryer. Comfort & style throughout! We welcome you!

The space
What once was a dirty, dingy storeroom with no electricity or running water has been crafted into a unique studio apartment. As you enter the unit, an 8’ wall has been constructed to the south to provide privacy to the bedroom and create a foyer area. 10’ ceilings in main part of the studio gives the unit a feeling of spaciousness. To the north, an 8’ bar has been attached to the exposed brick wall that once was the back of the building. Barstools underneath provide a place to sit & dine at the bar as well as provide ample workspace. Newly constructed bath provides a tub/shower combo with a detachable shower head. Medicine cabinet & pedestal sink. Stackable washer & dryer inside bath for your convenience & use. Laundry pods & dryer sheets provided to get you started. Original door put on barn door hardware to slide open & shut which adds character to the room. Newly constructed kitchen offers electric glass top stove, wall mounted microwave, dishwasher, fridge, & toaster oven. All cookware, utensils & dishes provided as well as some small appliances i.e. blender, hand mixer & crockpot. Stylish handmade open shelving units provide ample space to store dishes. Easy to see & access. Ceiling fan. Some spices provided. Keurig coffee maker & electric kettle to make your favorite morning beverages. Keurig pods, tea bags, breakfast bars & instant oatmeal provided to get you started. Kitchen door leads to back hallway & fire escape landing where a gas grill is provided for your use. Living room offers a ceiling fan, 48” flatscreen tv with Amazon Firestick, & blue tooth Record Player. Some vinyl provided. Old Life & National Geographic magazines as well as other books provided for your reading enjoyment. Queen size memory foam mattress with bedside tables & lamps in bedroom. Closet with rod & chest of drawers to hold your clothes. Wall mounted remote controlled heat pump to keep you cool in the summer & warm in the winter. Parking available on the street or back lot. Dog friendly. Note that this is an upper level unit with 29 steps to climb. No elevator.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Air conditioning
Shared patio or balcony

Where you’ll be

Winchester, Illinois, United States

Our commercial building that houses our studio apartment is located on the corner of S. Hill St and E. Cross St overlooking the beautiful city square. Very quiet neighborhood, well lit and clean. Several businesses conveniently located around the square within walking distance. A walk across the square will get you to our co-op market, Great Scott, for your grocery needs. Winchester Bowl across the street offers bowling every day until 2pm, good food & drinks. Firehouse Bar & Grill, an eating & drinking establishment, is located one block north on S. Hill Street past the Scott County Courthouse. 2 gas stations/convenience stores located to the north just 2 blocks away. Starting on Thursdays until Sunday every weekend shop local at Alice’s Attic below as well as Square Trade and Willow Birch. Pizza, pasta and sandwiches available at Pitt Stop. Walk-ins welcome at Donahoo’s Barber Shop. Not mentioning all the businesses, but just a few.

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4.93 out of 5 stars from 29 reviews

Hosted by Debbie

Joined in April 2015
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My husband Chuck Frost & I are newly married 50 somethings who love to travel & experience new people, places & things. We've enjoyed many AirBnb stays throughout the US & even New Zealand. We live in a small Midwest town of 1500 people located 15 mns east of the Illinois River & 5 miles off I-72. We're w/in an hour's drive to Grafton, IL where the Illinois & Mississippi Rivers meet; Hannibal, MO where Mark Twain grew up & the state capital of IL where Abe Lincoln once lived in Springfield. We love our dogs Sam & Coco, love to cook, camp & be outdoors, enjoy live music & the arts, and are very family & community oriented. My husband's family has lived in this community for over 150 years, & once owned a bank, hardware store, & pharmacy on the town square. You can visit The Old School Museum & see the original soda fountain out of the Frost Pharmacy. Come visit our friendly, quaint town & enjoy looking at the old historic homes, visit the businesses around the beautiful town square, or enjoy a scenic drive through the rolling countryside & Illinois River! We look forward to meeting you.
My husband Chuck Frost & I are newly married 50 somethings who love to travel & experience new people, places & things. We've enjoyed many AirBnb stays throughout the…

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Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 29 reviews.