Porch The Yellow House

Where is Bay City?
What are the rental fees?
How do I make a reservation?
Do I need a credit card reserve?
What types of payments do you accept?
What if I have to cancel my reservation?
How do we check in and out?
What items do I need to bring?
What items are provided? And what amenities are included?
Are children allowed?
Are pets allowed?

Is smoking allowed?
Is there a local place to buy groceries and supplies?
How far are you from Golconda?
Is the cabin hard to find?
Is there an outdoor fire pit?
What is the weather like there?
Are fishing or hunting licenses required?
Will my cell phone work at this area?
What is there to do around there?

 

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Where is Bay City?
 
Bay City is located 10 miles south of Golconda, Illinois. Its major claim to fame was in 1997, when Warner Bros. chose it as the site for filming the airplane crash and rescue segment, and the beginning of the fugitive chase in the motion picture to be - "U.S. Marshals", which starred Tommy Lee Jones and his U.S. Marshals team, and co-starred Wesley Snipes, and included Robert Downey Jr. The Bay City and Pope County portion of the movie is about 27 minutes! Refer to the location page for directions or check out the map.

What are the rental fees?

Our house is cheaper than most hotels. To find our rates go to our rental rates page.

How do I make a reservation?

Call or text 618-713-3504 or call 618-713-4306.

Do I need a credit card to reserve?

No, we do not accept credit cards.

What types of payments do you accept?

We accept cash or checks.

What if I have to cancel my reservation?

We understand that plans change. To cancel call as soon as possible. NOTE: Sorry, deposits will not be returned if your reservation date is less than 7 days befor you are to arrive.

How do we check in and check out?

I will send you this information when you make your reservation.

What items do I need to bring?

We recommend your own personal toiletry items, food, and any special type of cookware. We try to provide the rest. You can always call me if you forgot something. I am right down the road.

What items do you provide?

We provide linens, towels, toilet paper, trash bags, ice cube trays, paper towels, regular coffee, powdered creamer, sugar, salt and pepper, cooking utensils, cookware, dishware, dish soap and hand soap, board games, and playing cards. Please do not hesitate to call me if I forgot something.

Are children allowed?

Children are welcome, but must be closely supervised by an adult. The Jacuzzi tub, fireplaces, river, grill and fire pit can be dangerous to small children.

Are pets allowed?

No, sorry.

Is smoking allowed?

Smoking is prohibited inside the cabin, but is allowed outside on the grounds. Ash trays are located on the front porch and back deck of the house, for your convenience.

Is there a local place to buy groceries and supplies?

There is a grocery store in Golconda. There is a small general store in Bay City.  They have snacks and antiques. You can always call me for directions, restaurant information, hiking trail information or for any questions about the house or the area. I am happy to help you enjoy your stay and accommodate you.

How far are you from Golconda?

About 10 miles south (about 10 minutes).

Is the cabin hard to find?

Most people have not had any trouble finding the house. I recommend following the map that is enclosed with your rental agreement or the directions on our location’s page. You can always call me if you are not sure if you are headed in the right direction. I keep my cell phone on me all the time. Our house is located on the main road.

Is there an outdoor fire pit?

Yes. There is a fire pit off of the back porch. There is a supply of firewood.

What is the weather like there?

The winters here are mild. We seldom get large snow storms and most of the winter we do not have any snow on the ground. The summers can be very hot, but the cabin is shaded by very large trees and has window air conditioning.

Are fishing or hunting licenses required?

Yes, Illinois license required -- http://dnr.state.il.us/  for online purchase

Will my cell phone work in this area?

I have Verizon. The phone will ring in the house, but to speak or call out, we have to go on the deck or up the hill by the church behind the house. The road between Bay City and Rt. 24 is spotty..

What is there to do in the area?

Please refer to the local attractions page on our site. Brochures are available in the cabin. You can go to the Southernmost Illinois Tourism website to request this information free of charge.