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Beautiful A-frame home with screened-in porch below the deck, and fire pit.

Beautiful A-frame home with screened-in porch below the deck, and fire pit. Back of house with the lake showing somewhat on the left side. This house is truly like a fairy tale. Side deck. Front deck Main living area Open view kitchen, stocked with cookware, utensils, whatever you need. We have a screen for the fireplace so you can view the fire. Loft area for extra sleeping loft area leads to upper bedroom & upper bathroom (on the right side) king size bed fun closet with barn-type doors upper bathroom (toilet and sink are to the right side out of view) Main floor master bedroom (next to main floor bathroom) has a double-size bed. main floor bathroom, (bedroom is thru the far-door) Family room, lower level, porch thru the doors, another fireplace to the right. 2 futon couches and 1 futon chair-bed. Screened-in porch with 2 swings Walk down the hill 2 minutes to the lake, which looks white in this photo. view from front yard Coralville Reservoir walk left and you'll come to a local beach. I should've taken a photo of it! back yard with fun pathway & deer front yard with deer path to the lake. We haul kayaks down to the water from our home & launch

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Last updated: 04/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Iowa City house description

This incredible property has original beams and flooring from a 1800's church! Renew your spirit with state park hiking trails or a hammock. Walk down the 3 minute path to the Coralville Reservoir and enjoy the beach! Nestled between Lake MacBride State Park and the beautiful Coralville Reservoir, this retreat is a Godsend!

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                We don't want to see evidence left behind....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Alternative Lifestyle

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Loft + Den

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              • King size beds (1) In top floor bedroom, Double Beds (1) In main floor bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (4) 3 futon couches and 1 futon-chair bed that becomes a twin bed....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Refrigerator
              • Dishwasher
              • Microwave
              • Kitchen

              Amenities

              • Air Conditioning
              • Linens Provided
              • Wood Fireplace
              • Washing Machine
              • Babysitter
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Clothes Dryer

              Other Amenities

                  • Fire pit, hiking & biking trails, beach, lake, snowmobile trails, horseback riding down the road, watercraft rentals...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Video Library
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • Television
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                      • Internet

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Bicycles

                      Location & View

                          • Lake View:

                            Amazing lake views of the Coralville Reservoir from the yard and deck. Take the beautiful nature path and hike down the hill to the water. It is a 2 minute walk....moreless

                          Car

                              • Necessary

                              Activities

                              • Cycling
                              • Cross Country Skiing
                              • Fishing
                              • Golf
                              • Freshwater Fishing
                              • Wildlife Viewing
                              • Walking
                              • ATM/Bank
                              • Hospital
                              • Groceries
                              • Snowmobiling
                              • Sailing
                              • Swimming
                              • Water Skiing
                              • Tennis
                              • Hunting
                              • Hiking
                              • Ice Skating
                              • Kayaking
                              • Jet Skiing
                              • Sledding
                              • Marina
                              • Live Theater
                              • Museums
                              • Restaurants
                              • Playground
                              • Churches
                              • Arboretum
                              • Cinemas
                              • Library
                              • Health/Beauty Spa
                              • Paddle Boating
                              • Miniature Golf
                              • Scenic Drives
                              • Sight Seeing
                              • Shopping
                              • Bird Watching
                              • Antiquing
                              • Boating
                              • Horseshoes
                              • Horseback Riding

                              Other Activities

                                  • We are located 15 minutes from Iowa City, right next to Lake MacBride State park. There are hiking and biking trails, public beaches and boat rentals including paddleboats, canoes, kayaks, & pontoons. Enjoy Iowa City nightlife including shopping, Hawkeye football games & shows. Fossil hunting is nearby at the Devonian Fossil Gorge....moreless
                                   

                                  Reviews

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                                  • great getaway

                                    great getaway

                                    • Guest Michelle T. (Cedar Rapids, IA)
                                    • Date of stay 04/04/14
                                    • Review Submitted 04/09/14
                                    We celebrated a dad/grandpa birthday! We were selfish and had the whole place to ourselves for one night. When all our friends and family showed up the next day they were amazed. We were blessed with a beautiful early spring day and enjoyed the huge yard and deck. The owners provided a book that would answer any question you may have. The property was very clean and well maintained. This was my first experience with this web site service and was very pleased with the quick response I got on all my questions from the owners themselves.

                                    Recommended for: Age 55+.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                                  • December getaway

                                    December getaway

                                    • Guest Peggy (Washington, IL)
                                    • Date of stay 12/07/13
                                    • Review Submitted 12/13/13
                                    My hubby and I (from Illinois) met our friends (Nebraska) at Lake View Cabin to celebrate 30 years of marriage for both couples. This was a perfect place to relax, play games, talk, cook together and just enjoy friendship in a place that felt like home. As said by others, the cabin was clean and well stocked. We enjoyed a brisk (cold) walk to the lake the first day and had a lovely covering of snow the rest of our stay. Birds, squirrels and deer provided entertainment. Lisa was very easy to work with and it was a pleasure to enjoy her vacation home.

                                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                                  • Great place to stay

                                    Great place to stay

                                    • Guest Victoria F.
                                    • Date of stay 11/01/13
                                    • Review Submitted 11/15/13
                                    We had a great time at this house! Lots of space and cute decor. We highly would recommend this place. It's about 20 minutes from Iowa City. Yellow cab does come out to the area if you are looking to get to and from IC.

                                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, romantic getaway.

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                                  • What a wonderful holiday home.

                                    What a wonderful holiday home.

                                    • Guest sandra B.
                                    • Date of stay 10/24/13
                                    • Review Submitted 11/02/13
                                    The description and photos of the property are just as it is in reality. The house was lovely, clean, comfortable, well equipped and in a wonderful location, so peaceful. The countryside around the house is perfect, for walking and there was so much wildlife. The walk down to the lake is lovely. Nearby is MacBride Wildlife reserve with many nice walks, the scenery is stunning. Lisa was very helpful and responded to all my questions, both before our trip and whilst we were there. Iowa city is not too far away about 20 minute drive, where there are many nice restaurants, shopping and some interesting architecture. Also the Devonian Fossil gorge is worth a visit. We were there on a Hawkeye game weekend and if you get a chance to go to a game do, it is quite a spectacle. We would recommend this property to anyone thinking of visiting this area. There is a nice place to eat about 5 miles away - Big Grove Brewery at Solon. You would really need a car to get around which can be hired from the airport if you are flying into Iowa. You would not regret hiring this house,we would love to go back some day.

                                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                                  • Charming.....and perfect for our family weekend event!

                                    Charming.....and perfect for our family weekend event!

                                    • Guest Shar (De Pere, Wisconsin)
                                    • Date of stay 09/25/13
                                    • Review Submitted 10/04/13
                                    Your cottage couldn’t have been a more perfect place for us to stay the days surrounding our daughter’s wedding! Thank you so much for allowing us into your home-away-from-home. The little touches everywhere were adorable – I just wish we had had more time to enjoy it. The wedding festivities kept us very busy – and your cottage was a welcome retreat for us to prepare and recover!

                                    Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway.

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                                  • Weekend Vacation from Chicago

                                    Weekend Vacation from Chicago

                                    • Guest Bob (Chicago, IL)
                                    • Date of stay 09/05/13
                                    • Review Submitted 09/17/13
                                    This is a great cabin with very nice amenities, both inside and outside. Fully stocked kitchen with everything for cooking meals, beautiful deck with chairs and umbrellas, fire pit for evening camp fires, great fishing (2 bass and a walleye), nature trail around the lake (great for walking our dog), very nice beach only 5 minutes away with clean/clear water, large TV in the basement with DirectTV. Overall, we had a wonderful stay! We would recommend it to anyone.

                                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                                  • wonderful stay

                                    wonderful stay

                                    • Guest Dan (United States)
                                    • Date of stay 07/29/13
                                    • Review Submitted 09/16/13
                                    We stayed here at the end of July. This is a wonderful place. I have a large family and this place was great, perfect for us with all the comforts of home (actually more then home). Beautiful place, I highly recommend. Words cant express, so I will keep this short, but if you are considering this place and I guess you are or you wouldn't be reading this, RENT IT, you won't regret it. Thanks again

                                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

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                                  • Nice place for family reunion

                                    Nice place for family reunion

                                    • Guest Aaron (Kohler, WI)
                                    • Date of stay 07/26/13
                                    • Review Submitted 08/08/13
                                    Had a great time. Nice place. We had 3 couples and 4 kids & it felt like plenty of space for the most part. Nothing fancy but everything kept in good order and worked well with teenagers--they hung out in the basement while the adults were on the main floor. Nice kitchen well stocked. Kids loved the kayaks. Bedrooms worked out well. 3rd floor futon bed on the loft was adequate, but not ideal. Main floor bathroom was perfect, upstairs bathroom was quite challenging to take a shower without soaking the bathroom-the curtain didn't help much. Loved the deck and BBQ grill. Had a small issue with the electronic lock on the entry door, but after a dozen tries we were able to get it to work--recommend the owner get it checked out. All the stairs could be a challenge for the elderly/disabled. Owner is very helpful. Would not hesitate to rent this place again in the future.

                                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, pet owners, girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway.

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                                  • Great cabin for relaxation, privacy & fun!

                                    Great cabin for relaxation, privacy & fun!

                                    • Guest TJ (Des Moines)
                                    • Date of stay 07/19/13
                                    • Review Submitted 07/24/13
                                    When we booked this cabin, the pictures on the VRBO site made it look good, but when we got there, we realized the Internet undersold just how cool and spacious this cabin is. We had a group of 8 adults and we had plenty of room to gather in the living area, the dining area, the deck or near the fire pit. Lots of comfortable chairs and couches were available. Everything inside the cabin was well-maintained and clean. The decor was kinda old school rustic. It coulda been a Colorado ski lodge. Very cool, in my opinion. The property is very secluded, so there's tons of privacy. The sleeping set up is very cool as long as some of the folks in your group are okay with futons/couches. The futons and couches are very comfortable, though. Get dibs on the loft area if you can. The view from up there was awesome! The cabin is set up with Directv & a kick butt stereo system. But, if you'd rather get outside & get active, the back yard is huge. If you want to play bag toss or something like that, theres plenty of room. It is on a slope, so sports that need level ground wont really work well. There's also a lot to do in the area. We rented a pontoon boat at the Coralville Lake marina. We took it out to a "party beach" that was a lot of fun. It was more of a family style party area, which suited us quite well. Ironically, the party beach is quite close to the cabin. So, if you don't have a boat or want to rent one, you can just go about 100 yards down the trail in the back yard & then head down the shoreline about 200 yards to the left and you can easily hang out on the same beach without getting a boat. There is a "party cove" area closer to the marina. We went there for awhile but it was mostly college aged kids, so we left shortly. But, it's there if you're into that. There are also several nice, affordable golf courses nearby. Lake MacBride Golf Club is less than 2 miles from the cabin. I would highly recommend this property to anybody looking for a fun, relaxing weekend, week or whatever you can swing. The owners were very helpful and very easy to deal with.

                                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway.

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                                  • Iowa holiday base

                                    Iowa holiday base

                                    • Guest Anonymous
                                    • Date of stay 06/16/13
                                    • Review Submitted 07/01/13
                                    We headed to this cabin as our base for the Iowa leg of our USA holiday. Living in England it was tricky finding holiday rentals in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City area, so when my cousin sent the link for the cabin and it was available for some of the dates we were looking at we were very pleased. The owners were very helpful with the booking and answered our endless questions before we set off from England. The cabin was easy to find and we arrived at the agreed time and it was a pleasure to meet the owners. They gave us some tips regarding the local area and recommended the Mexican restaurant in Solon where we had a great meal. They advised us not to use the kayaks at the cabin on the reservoir due to the height of the water and advised us to use Lake McBride which was very helpful and sensible Lake McBride is so close and a great place. the staff at the boat hire were very helpful and we ended up hiring a fishing boat and kayaks on two occasions. The facilities were clean and cold drinks available to buy. The cabin is in a great location. The wildlife comes up to the cabin, deer, ground hog, rabbits and endless birds including wood peckers. There is a fire pit which we cooked over and enough outdoor chairs and tables to make use of the great weather we had. We'd say the cabin was full of rustic charm, clean and well equipped with modern appliances. there is a great TV if you like large TVs and it was good to have outdoor music if you wanted it. The cabin is on 3 levels and this worked well with our 2 teenage children. The lowest level stays nice and cool without using the aircon. The decks on 2 sides of the property are great for sitting out when eating and drinking or just watching that wildlife. The cabin is in a great location for biking, walking or boating. McBride park is walkable from the cabin. Any questions we asked were answered very quickly. You might want to bring food for your stay. We did our food shopping in Solon where there is a general store which has everything but is a small town store. It was a great base for our stay in Iowa and we visited family in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Des Moines and Dubuque areas from the cabin. I think we will be going back if the owners continue to rent it out. If the owners are able to find any leaflets for local attractions or maps for walks etc that would be helpful for visitors coming from far away. Overall a great base for a great holiday. Graham and Sally

                                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  Summer rates
                                  Jun 9 - Sep 2, 2014
                                  3 night min stay
                                  $300 $350
                                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                                  Hawkeye Football wknds
                                  Sep 3 - Nov 29, 2014
                                  3 night min stay
                                  $250
                                  My Standard Rate
                                  2 night min stay
                                  $250 $250
                                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                                  • Taxes Included

                                  Cancellation policy:

                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                                  Last updated: 04/17/2014
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                                  Location

                                  • Nearest Airport: Cedar Rapids, Eastern Iowa Airport at 10 Miles
                                  • Nearest Motorway: Interstate 80 at 12 Miles
                                  • Nearest Beach: Coralville Reservoir, Lake MacBride Beaches at 0.5 Miles
                                  • Nearest Barpub: Solon Station at 5 Miles
                                  • Nearest Ski: Cross Country Trails at 0.25 Miles
                                  • Nearest Golf: Lake MacBride Golf Club at 2 Miles
                                  • Nearest Restaurant: El Sol at 5 Miles
                                   

                                  Owner info

                                  Year Purchased: 2011

                                  About the owner: I grew up in Iowa near here and enjoyed the family picnics at the state park. My extended family is still in the area! We now live in downtown Chicago, and this retreat is a great escape from our hectic lives.

                                  Why the Owner Chose Iowa City:
                                  My family has been enjoying Lake MacBride since it first opened. My grandmother told me about her experiences growing up and enjoying the lake so she made sure to bring her children. My mother has great stories of Lake MacBride and the Coralville Reservoir and she made sure to bring me and my brothers! Now a fourth generation, my own daughters, are growing up with peace and tranquility because of this fabulous property.

                                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                                  Look at the pictures! Words cannot express the beauty of this home and area.


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                                  Photos

                                  • Beautiful A-frame home with screened-in porch below the deck, and fire pit.

                                    Beautiful A-frame home with screened-in porch below the deck, and fire pit.

                                  • This house is truly like a fairy tale. Side deck.

                                    This house is truly like a fairy tale. Side deck.

                                  • Main living area

                                    Main living area

                                  • We have a screen for the fireplace so you can view the fire.

                                    We have a screen for the fireplace so you can view the fire.

                                  • loft area leads to upper bedroom & upper bathroom (on the right side)

                                    loft area leads to upper bedroom & upper bathroom (on the right side)

                                  • fun closet with barn-type doors

                                    fun closet with barn-type doors

                                  • Main floor master bedroom (next to main floor bathroom) has a double-size bed.

                                    Main floor master bedroom (next to main floor bathroom) has a double-size bed.

                                  • Family room, lower level, porch thru the doors, another fireplace to the right.

                                    Family room, lower level, porch thru the doors, another fireplace to the right.

                                  • Screened-in porch with 2 swings

                                    Screened-in porch with 2 swings

                                  • view from front yard

                                    view from front yard

                                  • walk left and you'll come to a local beach. I should've taken a photo of it!

                                    walk left and you'll come to a local beach. I should've taken a photo of it!

                                  • front yard with deer

                                    front yard with deer

                                  • Back of house with the lake showing somewhat on the left side.

                                    Back of house with the lake showing somewhat on the left side.

                                  • Front deck

                                    Front deck

                                  • Open view kitchen, stocked with cookware, utensils, whatever you need.

                                    Open view kitchen, stocked with cookware, utensils, whatever you need.

                                  • Loft area for extra sleeping

                                    Loft area for extra sleeping

                                  • king size bed

                                    king size bed

                                  • upper bathroom (toilet and sink are to the right side out of view)

                                    upper bathroom (toilet and sink are to the right side out of view)

                                  • main floor bathroom, (bedroom is thru the far-door)

                                    main floor bathroom, (bedroom is thru the far-door)

                                  • 2 futon couches and 1 futon chair-bed.

                                    2 futon couches and 1 futon chair-bed.

                                  • Walk down the hill 2 minutes to the lake, which looks white in this photo.

                                    Walk down the hill 2 minutes to the lake, which looks white in this photo.

                                  • Coralville Reservoir

                                    Coralville Reservoir

                                  • back yard with fun pathway & deer

                                    back yard with fun pathway & deer

                                  • path to the lake. We haul kayaks down to the water from our home & launch

                                    path to the lake. We haul kayaks down to the water from our home & launch

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                                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                                  Date last modified - Saturday, January 04, 2014

                                  $250 - $350 per night (USD)
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                                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 11

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