Sleeps 15! 3 bed, 3 bath, sleeping loft, family room with 3 futons couch/beds.
About Lisa Martin-Eatinger
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.
Lisa Martin-Eatinger purchased this House in 2011
Why Lisa Martin-Eatinger chose Solon
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.
What makes this House unique
We are next to cross-country ski and snowmobile trails!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
This was a perfect spot for our family to stay together for a few days. Even though the walking path to the lake was muddy due to rain, it was still a short ride to the boat ramp and the beach, where you can swim, kayak or canoe.
Futon sleeping is not exactly restfall. So NO I would not say that there are sleeping accomodations for 15. 3 BEDROOMS , A king, a double that was horrible. It squeeked every time I breathed or moved a muscle . and a double in a sunroom that leaks when it rained. But on the bright side, we WERE all together in one house. Upstairs bathroom sink kept going slow, so toothbrushing was spit all over the sink that would not go down. I bought some Drano myself and try to make it go faster...ughh not likely. BBQ grill was for charcoal only.. so on the one Rainy day that was HOT we could not get the grill going in the rain. Firepit was ok, kids enjoyed making smores. But I would not recommend for people that cannot DO a LOT of STAIRS. Up to eat, or sleep or use the bathroom....One bathroom was recently updated. Lisa was easy to contact by email.. Never called her on cell. Beach was a quick drive there, cause we had a lot of STUFF for the beach.
House is nice and large.
The Coralville Lake was flooded so we could not access it from the house and one boat ramp was closed.
Fishing was good on Lake Macbride.
Had a great weekend with family enjoying the natural surroundings. Only complaint would be the beds, they were not comfortable and no one really got a good night sleep because of it. Other than that it was well stocked with everything we could possibly need.
I'm sorry to hear that. It is hard to sleep in a strange place but I've never heard anyone say the beds were bad. The sleeping loft folding couch bed is not very comfortable and the living room couch bed is unusual for sure, but the other ones are great. So sorry you were uncomfortable.
Enjoyed Our Stay!
The house is clean and in a great location. It is two blocks from Lake MacBride State Park and near the Devonian Fossil Gorge and the Amana Colonies. Also, a couple of really good restaurants in downtown Solon. The owners were quick to respond to our questions and provided a lot of good information on both the house and the area.
The cabin was perfect for our family gathering. Various family members traveled from 3 different states to meet there for my son's wedding in Cedar Rapids & we enjoyed the relaxed area to sit and spend time together. Ample area for different groups/ages to have their own spaces & areas, several tv's so everyone could watch what they were interested in, kitchen utensils & many unexpected items available for use. The beauty outside was wonderful in the middle of our winter wonderland. We're from Iowa so we were prepared for Iowa winters and took the ice & snow in stride. The owner was wonderful to work with and answered many questions ahead of time in a timely manner. Clear instructions on how to check in, check out & what was expected. A great experience for our first time VRBO rental, we won't hesitate to do it again soon. And will go back to this particular cabin again!
We are located 15 minutes from Iowa City, Cedar Rapids or Amana Colonies! We are also 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.