About the property
- House4200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 - 30 nights
House, 8 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 6 Baths, (Sleeps 18-22)
Large home/lake cabin accommodating many people.
Great for Family Reunions. 2400 square feet upstairs and 1800 in finished Basement. 1500 square foot deck looking out at the lake.
Two Kitchens, two sets of washer and dryers. Large gathering spot in basement with huge bar, television, leather couches, and pool table.
One block walk to association's Private Beach and Docks. Swim, fish and have fun! West Okoboji is one of the cleanest lakes around. Close to Arnold's Park, Shopping, Restaurants. The House can accomodate large gatherings, such as a Family Reunion all in one Home.
Keywords: Lake House, Retreat, Getaway, Home
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Jim O'Brien
Longtime Vactioner in Okoboji. 40 Something Years
Jim O'Brien purchased this House in 2009
Why Jim O'Brien chose West Okoboji
I have five children that are at an age they are going to have children and this house accomodates both our family as well as some of our cousins on our yearly Family Reunioun.
What makes this House unique
This House will hold several Families and give you the opportunity to enjoy the Private Beach to swim and fish.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great family gathering home
Pros: Very nice home, seemed like a duplex with the living rooms joined together in the center. Loved all the bedrooms, 8 in all, and 6 bathrooms. Plenty of room for our whole family, 9 adults and 10 grandchildren. Large deck with lots of seating provided. We brought an easy up and used it on the deck. Worked great! 2 kitchens on first floor. Each end of the home had a queen bed master suite with private shower/bathroom, a second queen size bedroom and a 3rd bedroom with a full bed with twin bunk above. Main bathroom on each side had a tub/shower. Kitchens were very pleasingly furnished and there was a gas grill on the backside small deck. 2 washers and dryers on the first floor. Basement has 2 large bedrooms with 2 full size beds and twin bunks above in each. 2 bathrooms with showers. Large living room in the center with a pool table. Large lawn with room to play ball, bad mitten. Several outdoor toys in the closet. Short walk to to the beach.
Cons: MOST of this information was not given to us ahead of time. We rented this home early in the season, and neglected to print off the info as we thought we could look at that closer to our vacation. Lesson learned, print off info as soon as you rent! Owner took it off the sight after it had been rented for the season. It was difficult getting info from them. We arrived, none of the beds were made. OK no problem as sheets were setting on the dressers. Thing was none of them fit the beds of the rooms they were in. Search on! After scavenging the whole house we finally found sheets to fit all the beds. 2 days later we found the dryers packed full of sheets and towels! We thought it was strange that the only towels in the bathrooms were left behind beach towels! The water was never hot (warm only for a short time) on either side of the house made it difficult to shower, do dishes, or laundry. No ceiling vent covers in the basement, had to stuff towels in them to stop so much cold air down there and get more upstairs. Because of these issues I am only giving 3 stars. We would definitely would come again regardless. Vacations are always an adventure, all in all we had an awesome time.
Large home great for large family
We have 4 grown children with families of their own; this house was perfect for us. Everyone had their own space with bedroom/bathroom . They are able to lay little ones down for naps and then be with the rest of the family in one of the two common areas. We enjoyed relaxing and playing at the public beach which was a short walk from the property. In the evenings we could sit out on the deck, watch fireflies, let the grandkids run and play. Or we could have pool/billiards competition with the table in lower level.
Okoboji is easy enough to navigate, has an amusement park that is great for kids, and many music venues for entertainment.
Our only complaint was some lack in cleanliness. We had to clean a tub before using and kitchen floor and counter were sticky and attracted ants which we took care of. We realize there is rapid turnover between renters, so we tried to help by picking up after ourselves before we left. We met the cleaning lady who was super nice and ready to get the place ready for next guests.
Wonderful Family Vacation!
Our family was very pleased with the condition of the house we rented - it was clean and furnished nicely and there was plenty of room for all of us (24). We liked that the house was set back away from traffic and we even were able to see deer several mornings and even a newborn fawn. The private beach is very nice. All in all our family would definately rent this home again!
Come on up to Okoboji and enjoy the Fall Foliage. Winter Games is in January.