About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
Sleeps 15! 3 bed, 3 bath, sleeping loft, family room with 3 futons couch/beds.
Next to Iowa City, Cedar Rapids & Amanas. 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 2 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! Boat rentals 1 minute away! Located next to trails for hiking, cross-country skiing, or snowmobiling.
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
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 Big Grove
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!
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect spot for a getaway! Everything you'd need or want and easily fits a large group. There's plenty of space for outdoor activities and only a short walk to the water/a beach. The indoor space is perfect too! Highly recommend!
Great house, lots of room to breathe
We enjoyed our stay at this good-sized cabin, it was well-laid out, clean and had lots of amenities. Everything one could wish for. The owners were friendly, accomodating and helpful. Beds very comfortable! Fewer decorations would make more room for guests' things and cabin could use some reading/floor lamps.
I'm sorry about the missing reading/floor lamps! We have one in every bedroom plus 2 in the Master Bedroom. Sometimes our guests relocate them throughout the house. Someone recently took part of the cord from our brand new reading lamp upstairs! I've tried several replacement parts and I think I'll just have to buy another lamp. So strange the cord attachment can't be easily replaced. So sorry about that particular lamp.
Great place to gather and celebrate my son's graduation from college!
Great cabin, all the amenities needed to house and feed 15. Our party was mostly indoors due to weather, but there was plenty of room for about 25 people. Lots of stairs, so not ideal for older adults. Lisa was great to work with. I highly recommend this cabin!
Amazing spot for family and friends!
Lisa’s home was the perfect place for our family and friends to connect during my wife’s graduation from University of Iowa. We were only a 20 minute drive from campus, and it was amazing to enjoy the great house in the woods, fire pit, trail to the lake, and so much more. The town of Solon is only 4 miles away, and that really helped out with last-minute grocery runs. The Salt Fork Kitchen in Solon had impressive farm fresh to table fare as well.
We loved Lisa’s place and hope to return in the future!
Perfect destination for a family supporting our college graduate
Located less than 30 minutes from Cedar Raljds, this was a great place for our family to hang out together while supporting graduation activities. There were eight in our group and we had plenty of room. The house could have easily accommodated more of us. Three full baths made it easy to get ready to go out. The nearby path made it easy to get to the lake. We had a bonfire one night and spent lots of time on the deck gazing at the lake. Everything was clean and homey. Highly recommend.
Perfect for our family. Really cool cabin on lake.
Wish it was mine. Loved it.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Some weekends, holidays and time periods require a 3 night minimum or longer. Cleaning fees are dependent on the number of beds needed for your stay.