Rathbun Area Log Home Spectacular Lake Views 50' Sand Private Beach $250/nt Wkda

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Great room wide open with 180 degrees view of water


Last updated: 10/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

WELCOME TO OUR PARADISE: 450 Acres Private Lake and your own Private Beach Area by dock to complete your getaway. Home offers western exposure for the perfect sunset over lake.
Private dock w bench Beach w/ 4 chairs
• 2 balconies, 1 deck and walkout patio w fire pit
• Double-burner gas grill with built-in gas line
• 3 TVs: one 50' flat screen w DTV receiver for each, one 42' w DTV receiver, 28' TV w/ receiver and DVD Player
• SS appliances
Central Air Upgraded Everything Throughout Including Granite Everywhere
Master BR upstairs has a Queen Bed
BR#3 has a Queen and twin bunk bed
BR Downstairs has 2 queens
sunroom has full futon
Walkout great room has full leather euro bed, couch and mattress Blowup available
Full Kitchen Including Pots and Pans Coffee Maker & Keurig coffee maker, slow cooker and blender
Towels and Linens Are Available and Need To Be Washed and Folded At End of Your Stay.
Take Your Garbage with you or leave them in plastic container outside and top of driveway only on Wednesday night for Thurs am pickup with $15 Tip and Cleaning team Can Take It For You.
Outdoors has benches on decks and patio has chairs and log seating by fire-pit. Bring your own firewood or purchase it locally...
DIRECTV Ultimate programs

RESERVATION: There is also a $100 booking fee via Paypal or Credit Card via phone
I end up using that 100$ money toward cleaning when you leave. IF for some reason, a renter decides to cancel, the 100$ end up helping toward the rent's loss due to cancellation and the headache involved holding date for you.
SO BASICALLY THE $100 deposit to hold your week will go toward cleaning if you stay and if you decide to cancel, you will forfeit the deposit.
$200 refundable security deposit DUE before or at same time as rental
TWO NONE DEMAND Payment Plan Up to 50% of rental is due 2 weeks from booking and balance due 2-3 weeks prior to arrival. YOu are responsible for initiating the payments. Failure to pay when due will release the date back to available. Text me if you need Paypal request or call you to take credit card.
Cancellation: 120 days advance notice for full refund. 30-119 cancel will receive credit TO exchange date, less than 30 days nonrefundable period.

Pontoon rental include tube, gas, kayak and canoe for free, 2 day min last two days of stay
2 days: $425+50$gas=475$
3 days: $500+75$gas=575$
4 days: $575+75$gas=650$
5 days: $625+75$gas=700$
6 days: $675+75$gas=750$
7 days: $720+75$gas=795$
Rate are payable in advance.
RULE: absolutely NO FISHING FR BOAT period
You can only fish fr our dock and/or our shoreline
fish must be thrown back so don't keep fish
violators can get charged $100/per occurrence

You can bring your own boats but can only use it at Lake Rathbun under 15 min west of us, but not lake Sundown as it is a private lake NO OUTSIDE BOATS are allowed no exception.

Although the home can host up to 20 people, there are extra people charge over 8.
There is a $15 per night/per person fee for more than 8 guests regardless of age or 50$/1 week only rate per person over 8...Some discounts allowed for weekly stay and depending on # of people in party. Call owner if you have over 5 extra people for discounts
Trinh cell 515-778-6680
Breaking down the sleeping arrangements:
5 queen beds = 10 persons
2 twin bunks = 2 persons
1 futon in sunroom= 2 persons
1 fold out FULL sofa bed in basement = 2 persons
2 blow up beds= 4 persons
total 20 people

All pets allow if crated and for a fee & permission only: no exception
Small pets are under 20 pounds and cost is $10/day
Pets between 21-40 pounds $15/day or same as extra guests
large pets 20$-30$/day depending on sz
Please cleanup after your pets and pick up pet wastes etc

Remove all your food items that you brought from fridges
You will need to strip and wash and dry your beddings and towels...
Laundry option is not available in summer when next party checking in is 3 hrs apart back to back
If it is available then charge is $50 but you still need to get a load started

Both coffee maker and Keurig coffee brewer available
Propane gas grill connected to home line


Between the two, Honey Creek Resort and Lake SUNDOWN, offering something for everybody: private BEACH,golfing, boating, Kayaking and canoeing, swimming, hunting, snowmobiling, cooking or just relaxing... Come and see what southern Iowa's best kept secret has to offer!

Payment can be via PAYPAL, Check, CREDIT CARD

Some EXACT COMMENTS Fr Guests taken from HOUSE DIARY/Journal:
Feb 10th – 12th 2012
To best describe our experience….
“This is The Life We Ordered”
My husband and I have been researching various options around the Midwest to take our extended family for a vacation and this place offers the entire package!
We are so glad we took the opportunity to visit and check this place out for a weekend. We feel as though we stumbled upon one of Iowa’s Best Kept Secrets in Vacation Spots.
The Log Home is Amazing – The views are Amazing – the feeling one gets to think about returning for future visits is amazing.
Kevin and Deb Kacena, Vinton Iowa

John B from June 25-July 3 2011
This home is a lovely place to spend time. The view is fantastic and the home welcoming. Our family, minus one son and plus one future daughter-in-law, spent a week laughing, eating, swimming and laughing. The pontoon was a great addition and there was lots of space in the house to spread out or congregate together. Thanks for letting us rent your beautiful home for our annual vacation!
John Keri B
Matt, Anna , Danielle and Sara
Milan IL

More comments on VRBO [#367643]

SAMPLE REVIEWS: 'This place will take your breath away, one of the nicest places I have ever been. Lots of room on a rainy day for the kids to play inside if needed. Has everything you need for a week on a great lake, even the teenagers have a blast since they can still connect with friends via internet. If you have not booked a week here yet I would jump on it. I would give it 10 out of 10. Hope to go back very soon. '
Jun 28, 2011 - Todd Heck

Sept 23rd to 25th 2011
This is a GORGEOUS house and the view is amazing! It was a much-needed weekend for relaxing. It was so peaceful and such a fun time with great friends! Las night the fire-pit was a great with childfree conversation. Thank you for a beautiful place to disconnect from life for a while.
Mark & Heather M, Johnston, IA

I've come away with so many great memories this week. The fishing, swimming and walks were great. What a beautiful home with a $1,000,0000 view. Thanks for letting us stay.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    only with permission and fees applies...moreless

  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    MASTER BR #1...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    MAIN BR #2...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    MAIN BR #3...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 queen

    BR #4 WALKOUT BASEMENT...moreless

  • In addition to all the 5 queen beds and twin bunk, there are 1 full futon 2 sofas and 1 blowup bed comfortable sleeping 14 able to accommodate 16-20 guests...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

    master br #1 bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    main bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

    walkout basement bath...moreless

  • outdoor shower: outdoor shower

    outdoor shower...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Steep hill down to house so if your renting in winter, please make sure you have a 4 wheel drive Pontoon boat available for rental in summer Kayak and canoe for free w pontoon rental otherwise its $50 rental for duration of your stay...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Foosball


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


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Forests
  • Marina
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:


  • Gas Fireplace
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room:

    2 great rooms...moreless

  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    driveway and street...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone:

    for incoming call only...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    FREE ...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    this fireplace is in walkout outside patio...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Two: Keurig and standard Mr Coffee ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave


  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    for rent...moreless

  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Shed
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa



Write a review 4.5
from 56 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
off season non summer
Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2017
1 night min stay
$250 $300
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$300 $300
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • cleaning to book $100
  • Pet Fee $15


4th of July weekend will have an up charge of $200

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 10/25/2016
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Car: Necessary

Do not depend on GPS house is outskirt of Moravia and Google Lake Sundown Recreation Center major crossroad is 450th but house is on Catfish ct

Other Activities: Rathbun lake recreational and Rathbun Marina

Golf: Honey Creek Resort


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: 2013 is our 3rd summer renting see our reviews

Why the Owner Chose Moravia, IA, USA:
Full Log home on shoreline with 180 degrees view of 450 acres lake. Near Rathbun lake and 12 min from one of Iowa's best golfing at Honey Creek Resort

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • Great room wide open with 180 degrees view of water

    Great room wide open with 180 degrees view of water

  • Back View

    Back View

  • view from GR to kitchen to sunroom

    view from GR to kitchen to sunroom

  • upstairs master bedroom #1

    upstairs master bedroom #1

  • Master bath shower and tub

    Master bath shower and tub

  • computer with wireless internet

    computer with wireless internet

  • Main deck outside sunroom

    Main deck outside sunroom

  • walkout basement bedroom #4 with 2 queens

    walkout basement bedroom #4 with 2 queens

  • basement 42' TV with DTV receiver

    basement 42' TV with DTV receiver

  • Swimming In Shallow Water summer

    Swimming In Shallow Water summer

  • beach clams along the lake in fall

    beach clams along the lake in fall

  • Front View

    Front View

  • entrance to sunroom

    entrance to sunroom

  • Open Granite and SS Appliances Kitchen

    Open Granite and SS Appliances Kitchen

  • master bath upstairs

    master bath upstairs

  • Bedroom #3 where computer desk resides

    Bedroom #3 where computer desk resides

  • Main BR#2 with twin bunks

    Main BR#2 with twin bunks

  • lake view from sunroom

    lake view from sunroom

  • Lake view from bedroom #4 in walkout level with 2 queen beds

    Lake view from bedroom #4 in walkout level with 2 queen beds

  • Walk out basement with wet bar and games area

    Walk out basement with wet bar and games area

  • fall when water level is low in October

    fall when water level is low in October

  • Private beach!

    Private beach!

VRBO #367643

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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