Our 3 BR ranch style house is on 6 acres of land, covered in giant oaks and hardwoods with a pond view and a big front porch with a swing. Our house is on a quiet loop road, great for a run, ride or walk. We are 5 minutes from I-26, Peak Exit 97.
Welcome! Your room comes with a new and comfortable queen bed, a view of our beautiful land, lamp and nightstand, a ceiling fan and a walk-in closet for your luggage.
Your own bathroom is right next door and is filled with soft light from a sky light. You may share the bathroom if there is a guest in the other bedroom. We will provide towels and shower items like soap, shampoo and conditioner etc. It has a shower, tub and medicine cabinet to store your items.
Come and sit on the porch swing and enjoy the quiet and the view of ducks quacking playfully in the pond as the wind rustles the trees and wind chimes.
What is not included:
TV, but we lots of DVD's in the living room (Seinfeld, The Office, lots of movies) you can borrow.
There are two sides or sections of the house, each with their own living rooms. The side with your bedroom closes off from the kitchen with french doors for your privacy.
There is plenty of space to park your car, camper, etc in our loop driveway. There is no public transportation near by.
What is yours:
a front porch swing and a back porch with seating and dining area.
Help yourself to anything we left out for you: local organic coffee (french press) and a selection of organic teas
breakfast items (We usually have cereal, almond milk, eggs, fruit and oatmeal - help yourself :)
a quiet atmosphere to de-stress and relax
a 5 min ride to the Interstate 26 and 15 minutes to Harbison Blvd with shopping and dining options, 25 minutes to downtown Columbia. We also have wifi but it's not super fast and can be a little spotty, as it comes from our guest house, front porch has the best access...
Interaction with Guests
We always try our best to be home when you arrive. We are busy people, and on the weekends we like to be home and have friends over Saturday nights. If you catch us at a less busy time, we love to get to know our guests! We use airbnb when we travel, and we know how great it is to have a local's insight into the area. We're here to help make your visit to Columbia as great as possible!
We love hosting and have hosted over a hundred people and have 70 positive reviews from our old house. We moved to our new home here in White Rock/Chapin in December 2013.
Our neighborhood has around 20 families, and tons of land. We love that while our neighborhood is rural and quiet, we're still just a hop, skip, and a jump away from "civilization," from all the stores you'll need :)
Just down the road a couple minutes is a Walmart, many fast food and pizza places and a good 50's burger joint, Highway 55. Also, our favorite local Mexican place, El Poblano has really fresh and quality ingredients and is super close to the house. There is also a very nice locally owned Italian place that would be a good date place just up the road.
You'll need a car to get around...
We will do our best to be home when you arrive although it is not always possible. We will give you instructions about the key in case we're not available. We have two cats, the white one (Jessie) and the black one (Kevin) are indoor/outdoor cats. Jessie is not very friendly. Kevin is friendly but skiddish with loud noises or voices.
Please no smoking in or near the house. We've had problems in the past with ashes left in the trashcan and strong lingering smells because of that. Thank you!
We will lay out breakfast items for in the morning. Let us know if you need coffee or tea also. You can just put your used dishes in the sink or the dishwasher.
Please treat everything and everyone with respect while you are with us, and if you need anything, please ask. Make yourself at home, truly!
Corrie and Daniel are amazing hosts!! They have a beautiful place. They made us feel quite at home so that it felt we were just spending the weekend at a friend's and not with people we had just met.
Corrie and Daniel are excellent hosts. I enjoyed my stay with them. The home in a beautiful location and the room was cozy. They are very considerate and kind people.
Daniel and Corrie are great hosts! Very accommodating and pleasant! They are a pleasure to talk with, their home is very cozy and comfortable. The neighborhood is quiet and very pretty. I enjoy gazing at the stars when I am outside in the early morning. I highly recommend a stay with the Barkdull's!
Corrie met us and showed us our room and around the house. It is located in a nice quiet neighborhood with lots of open space. It was just what we needed on our cross country trip. She had made muffins that night which we enjoyed for breakfast. She made us feel right at home.
Daniel & Corrie are wonderful hosts. Their home is very lovely and peacefull. If you love trees and nature, the place is perfect for you. They give breakfast things for the morning, so that's a great place to stay ! The only negative point is that the Wifi connection was terrible during our stay... Thank you, we really enjoyed your home !
I just stopped off for the night in Chapin, but Corrie was so sweet and the house is gorgeous!! I really hope to be able to come back, and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone looking for housing in the area!!
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I, Corrie, am an ESL teacher here at a local university. I teach every weekday at USC. My husband, Daniel is a youth director at our church. He meets up with people for coffee and plays lots of sports with the students. We were English teachers in a small village outside of Beijing for a year in 2011. We are well traveled and love to show hospitality to travelers and passersby.