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Country Home Overlooking Pond and Vineyard

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swim or kayak in the crystal clear pond

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Last updated: 07/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Spencer house description

Our country getaway overlooks a two acre pond and is adjacent to 360 beautiful private wooded acres. There are 5 vinyards nestled in the woods and around the pond/house. Our winery is just a short walk through a vineyard to the other side of the pond.

Three of the rooms feature 2 queen beds, 2 person whirlpool baths, electric fireplaces, dish TV, DVD players, and Wi-Fi.
One room has a King bed, shower/tub.
One room has a queen bed with shower bathroom down the hallway.

Our house has 2 full kitchens. The main kitchen is a cooks dream come true.

200 acres of timber, 50 acres of native praire and wildflowers, 45 acres of wetlands, and the Little Sioux River meandering through the property make this a nature lovers paradise.

Hike the trails that lead to the vineyards, canoe or kayak the Little Sioux River, or enjoy some of our award winning wine while relaxing in one of the pergolas or on one of our decks/patio.

The pond is great for fishing or swimming and boasts some of the clearest water you can find.

Keywords: Swimming, fishing, kayaking, hiking, canoeing, bird watching, wine tasting, and hunting are some of the activities you can enjoy while visiting our property.

Property Type

  • House
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            the 2 bedrooms on the main floor are wheel chair accessable...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 14-18

          • bedroom 5: 1 king

            in suite bathroom with tub/shower combo...moreless

          • den: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            this family rm can also be used as a bedroom...moreless

          • (1)lake room: 2 queen

            in suite bathroom with 2 person whirlpool tub and shower...moreless

          • (3)green room: 2 queen

            in suite bathroom, shower, and 2 person whirlpool tub...moreless

          • (2)mountain room: 2 queen

            in suite bathroom, shower and 2 person whirlpool tub...moreless

          • (4)grandma room: 1 queen

            bathroom with shower located down the hall...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (7) king sizebeds (1)

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower, jetted tub

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, jetted tub

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 6: toilet

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 5: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • 3 two person jetted tubs 4 showers 1 tub/shower combo 6 toilets

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            The dining room table in our great rm will seat 12 people. If you are are having an event, additional tables could be set up to seat 40 inside and 40 more on the big deck...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            2 full kitchens...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            0...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            2...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            3...moreless

          • Catering Available
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Cooking Utensils

          Amenities

          • Fireplace:

            3 electric fireplaces...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking
          • Garage
          • Air Conditioning
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided
          • Iron & Board
          • Parking Off Street
          • Living Room
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer

          Other Amenities

              • volley ball, and other yard games available/ swim and/or fish for large mouth bass in the clear water pond (it is amazing)/ if we are working in the vineyards feel free to join us(we will teach you all about growing grapes)/ hike or mountain bike the miles of trails to the other vineyards/ walk over to Innspiration Winery and taste our wines for free/ use our canoes or kyaks to explore and/or fish the Little Sioux river(walleye and northrn in the spring and fall, catfish in the summer)/ watch wildlife and share some wine or a cold drink from the cabin site or the pergola in the vineyard(deer, turkeys, eagles)/there is currenty an eagle nest a mile south of the vacation rental/ hunting pakages available in the spring and fall/guides are avaiable for both hunting and fishing...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                32 inch flat screens in most bed rooms...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Games
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Pool Table
              • Video Game Console
              • Video Games
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • CD Player

              Communications

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Jetted Tub:

                        3 two person jetted tubs in bedrooms...moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        750 sq ft deck overlooking the pond 300 sq ft deck on the south side 150 sq ft deck on the west side 400 sq ft patio connected to the dock 300 sq ft pegola covered patio...moreless

                      • Ski & Snowboard:

                        miles of private trails for cross country skiing...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Lawn / Garden

                      Theme

                      • Family
                      • Away From It All
                      • Sports & Activities
                      • Adventure

                      Location & View

                      • Rural:

                        The vacation rental is surrounded by agricultural land and timber. Deer and turkey reside in the timber and with an eagles nest just 1 mile south by the river, eagles can be seen soaring overhead. ...moreless

                      • Waterfront:

                        The pond is great for swimming, fishing or kyaking The pond patio is a great place to just lounge under the mature trees or build a fire in the firepit....moreless

                      • Ski-Out:

                        We have cross country ski trails that connect the vineyards and go through the woods of our 370 acre timber farm....moreless

                      Activities

                      • Museums
                      • Golf
                      • Fishing
                      • Swimming
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Hunting Big Game
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Kayaking
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Hiking
                      • Laundromat
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Boating
                      • Shopping
                      • Sledding
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Antiquing
                      • Walking
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Water Parks
                      • Churches
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Restaurants
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Hunting
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Summer
                      May 23 - Sep 2, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $350
                      $1,700
                      Fall
                      Sep 3 - Jan 4, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $200
                      $1,000 $3,000
                      spring 2015
                      Jan 5 - May 21, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $170
                      $800 $2,000
                      summer 2015
                      May 22 - Sep 7, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,800

                      Changeover Day: Friday

                      fall 2015
                      Sep 8 - Jan 3, 2016
                      2 night min stay
                      $220
                      $1,100 $3,300
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $700
                      • Tax Rate 7%

                      Notes:

                      1/3 0f the rent is due at booking, 1/3 of the rent is due 30 days in advance of check in, 1/3 of the rent is due at check in,

                      A refundable damage deposit of $700 is due at check in.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 07/22/2014
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                      Location

                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Hwy 10
                      40 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Swim in our pond or go to Okoboji
                      6 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Winery is 1 block or go to Sioux Rapids
                      Spencer
                      Nearest Ski
                      Cross country Ski out the front door
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Great 9 hole course
                      6 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Sioux Rapids or Peterson

                      Car: Necessary

                      The clear water pond is great for swimming and fishing. Vineyards are an integrel part of the landscape. The winery is less than a block away. Our 370 acre timber farm with trails, vineyards, and the Little Sioux River running through it, starts just across the road. If you enjoy an outdoor rural setting this vacation rental is for you.

                      Innspiration Winery is located on the other side of the pond. Taste the wines. Enjoy a bottle while lounging on the deck. Schedule a winery and vineyard tour. Try your hand at karaoke. Listen to live music on Friday nights during the Summer and Fall.

                      Hunting pakages available for deer, turkey, and pheasant(call for info). The 370 arce farm adjacent to the vacation rental has 200 acres of timber, 70 acres of wetlands and CRP, and 100 acres of cropland. This farm supports good populations of whitetail deer and turkey. Guide service is avaiable. Out of state hunters must enter the lottery to obtain a licience for deer and turkey.

                      We are the perfect spot for cross country skiers. There are trails throughout our woods or down to the Little Sioux River. Call for snow conditions.

                      We see many eagles below the dam in Linn Grove during the winter, and there is an eagles nest about a mile south of the vacation rental so you can see eagles as often as you want.

                      The Little Sioux River offers oportunities for fishing, floating, canoeing, kayaking, or snowmobiling. We have a private access 1 1/2 mile South of the vacation rental or there are public access areas all along the river. Google 'inkpaduta canoe trail' or check out the 'linngroveiowa.org' website.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2005

                      About the owner: Paul and Sheila operate the vacation rental/retreat, vineyard and winery.

                      Why the Owner Chose Spencer:
                      This property is for those who want to reconnect with family and friends and nature. It is for those who want to experience life in a rural farming community where you can hear the sheep baaahing in the evening, the coyotes yelping at dusk, the eagles and hawks soaring in the day, and millions of stars at night. Renew your spirit. It's time for some innspiration.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Be inspired in this relaxing country setting. Ideal for family reunions and retreats. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Five miles of trails connect the vineyards, river access points, and scenic spots on our 370 acre farm.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • swim or kayak in the crystal clear pond

                        swim or kayak in the crystal clear pond

                      • Enjoy meals in the great room overlooking the pond

                        Enjoy meals in the great room overlooking the pond

                      • The Lake Room has 2 queen beds, electric fireplace, dish TV, and a deck.

                        The Lake Room has 2 queen beds, electric fireplace, dish TV, and a deck.

                      • roadside view of house

                        roadside view of house

                      • Bride coming down the deck stairs.  pergola in the background

                        Bride coming down the deck stairs. pergola in the background

                      • swing set in the front yard

                        swing set in the front yard

                      • mountain room

                        mountain room

                      • lake room bath

                        lake room bath

                      • grandma room

                        grandma room

                      • great room, kitchen view

                        great room, kitchen view

                      • stomping grapes on the front deck

                        stomping grapes on the front deck

                      • pergola in the river road vineyard

                        pergola in the river road vineyard

                      • float or fish the Little Sioux River in one of our canoes or kayaks

                        float or fish the Little Sioux River in one of our canoes or kayaks

                      • Unwind in one of our  2-person  whirl pool baths

                        Unwind in one of our 2-person whirl pool baths

                      • The house from across the pond

                        The house from across the pond

                      • a secluded valley in the timber

                        a secluded valley in the timber

                      • bride and bridesmaid in the vineyard

                        bride and bridesmaid in the vineyard

                      • great room

                        great room

                      • lake room

                        lake room

                      • green room

                        green room

                      • mountain room bathroom

                        mountain room bathroom

                      • the front yard during a grape stomping event

                        the front yard during a grape stomping event

                      • view of the vineyard from the vacation rental deck

                        view of the vineyard from the vacation rental deck

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                      Date last modified - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

                      $170 - $350 per night (USD)
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                      5 Bedroom / 5.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 18

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