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Country Home Overlooking Pond and Vineyard

Linn Grove, IA, USA
  • House5000 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps18
  • Bathrooms5
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

House, 5 Bedrooms + Den, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16-20)

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 prairie 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.

The address: 1790 510th St, Linn Grove, Iowa 51033

From Linn Grove: 1 1/2 miles North and 1 mile East

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



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About Sheila

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

Sheila purchased this House in 2005

Why Sheila chose Douglas

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.

What makes this House unique

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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
      • bedroom 5
        1 king, in suite bathroom with tub/shower combo
      • den
        1 sleep sofa /futon, this family rm can also be used as a bedroom
      • (1)lake room
        2 queen, in suite bathroom with 2 person whirlpool tub and shower
      • (3)green room
        2 queen, in suite bathroom, shower, and 2 person whirlpool tub
      • (2)mountain room
        2 queen, in suite bathroom, shower and 2 person whirlpool tub
      • (4)grandma room
        1 queen, bathroom with shower located down the hall
      • Queen size Beds (7) king sizebeds (1)


      • 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, jetted tub
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, jetted tub
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, jetted tub
      • Bathroom 4
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 5
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 6
      • 3 two person jetted tubs 4 showers 1 tub/shower combo 6 toilets

      Location Type

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


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


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Fireplace
                      3 electric fireplaces
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                    • Garage
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Kitchen
                          2 full kitchens
                        • Catering Available
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • 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
                            • Dining Area


                                • Pool Table
                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • CD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  32 inch flat screens in most bed rooms
                                • Video Game Console
                                • Video Games


                                    • Boat
                                      14 ft row boat
                                    • 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
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      2 kayaks 3 canoes
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      miles of private trails for cross country skiing


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          the 2 bedrooms on the main floor are wheel chair accessable

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • jetted tub
                                              3 two person jetted tubs in bedrooms


                                                • churches
                                                • museums
                                                • restaurants
                                                • water parks
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • hunting
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snowmobiling
                                                            • swimming


                                                                • 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

                                                                  43 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Perfect family getaway

                                                                  Donald J.East Peoria IL

                                                                  Very spacious home for our family of 10.

                                                                  The temps were frigid but the house was warm and comfortable.

                                                                  The home comes stocked with all that you need.

                                                                  The backyard , deck and pond look beautiful. We will definitely plan to come back with warmer weather and will try the good wine !.

                                                                  Extremely spacious

                                                                  Lois W.

                                                                  Loved all the space. Perfect for family reunion.

                                                                  A hidden GEM in peaceful middle America...IOWA

                                                                  Linda O.

                                                                  What a wonderful country setting to enjoy sharing memories at our annual sibling get together. Open concept kitchen. dinning and gathering area is stocked to aide in preparing family meals. Owners have prepared the 5 bedroom 5 1/2 bath home for comfort. Exceptionally clean. This is our second time here. Spencer is a nice town, to the north, to shop and visit. The home of the famous Clay County Fair (starts weekend after Labor Day). Thanks to Sheila and Paul.

                                                                  Great vacation stay. We all enjoyed the house.

                                                                  Carol M.Adams, MN

                                                                  Everyone had a great time. What a wonderful facility! Very comfortable and welcoming. WE all enjoyed our time here -- we were 8 adults and 17 grandchildren ranging from 6 to 13 years of age. I have just a few comments or suggestions -- we were unable to locate a grill brush and grill utensils. Maybe we just did not look in the right place, but they would have been helpful. The only other item was Kleenex tissues -- it would have been helpful to know beforehand if they are not provided. Otherwise, everything else was wonderful. Thank you.

                                                                  We had a wonderful family gathering! The house easily accomodated all the adults and the teenagers

                                                                  Paula K.Des moines

                                                                  Our family of 14 spent hours swimming, fishing and kayaking. We even kayaked the Little Sioux. The house was spacious enough for everyone to have a little "hideaway". Lori was marvelous and we had such a delightful time sampling the wine with her. Our plans are to return.

                                                                  Perfect for our group. Inside and out were comfortable, safe for the older and younger ones!

                                                                  Nita F.United States

                                                                  This place had everything we needed for a family vacation. The house is huge and comfortable. Lots of space to play or do things inside if it's a rainy day. Outside has a lovely large mowed lawn for plenty of yard games. The pond was a great place to swim and boat. And of course the winery was a great thing to have a short walk away.


                                                                  Linn Grove, IA, USA

                                                                  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 available. Out of state hunters must enter the lottery to obtain a liciense 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 opportunities 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 'inkapaduta canoe trail' or check out the 'linngroveiowa.org' website.

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                                                                  1/2 of the rent is due at booking, 1/2 of the rent is due 30 days in advance of check in,

                                                                  43 Reviews
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