West Okoboji Harbor Family Home

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Last updated: 06/03/2016
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

We want to share our home with you! While we love our Okoboji home and our time spent on this lake with family and friends. We find we do not get to use the home more that 3-4 weeks each summer.
This year round home is located on the West Okoboji Harbor canal with a boardwalk extending along the entire canal. Easy access to lake by boat, bike trail runs past the house and parks, beaches and area attractions are a short drive.
Our home has 4 bedrooms and three bathrooms - arranged for space to have family time and personal space. It has beds for 8 and can accommodate family needs with the full size futon in lower family room and full hide-a-bed.
There is a fully equipped kitchen & dining area and sheets/towels provided.
Garage is full of water toys kayaks, and tubes. We have a huge yard for outdoor games and fun. Canal makes for easy kayaking and water play and for an addition fee our boat lift can be available for you to bring your own boat for easy access to West Lake Okoboji and all of the connecting Iowa Great Lakes.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    We are on the boardwalk canal with water fun, lakeview and easy boat access to the beautiful Lake Okoboji....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Extra chairs available and table in Kitchen....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    Storing water equipment , grill etc. no parking available inside....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Regional bike trail access directly across from our property....moreless

  • Boat:

    NO boat or dock space available but optional access to use our lift for your own boat may be arranged for additional fee....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Front and side decks....moreless

  • Golf:

    4-5 courses within 15 minutes...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 single kayaks and 1 double with paddles and PFD....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas cooking grill with Burner And Portable fire pit...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear


Write a review 4.5
from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
30 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Boat lift rental/week $400


Ask owner specifically about shorter summer rentals or rates for long term winter lease.

A deposit of 25% fees (including additional damage deposit)are due at the time of reservation.

Reservation will not be held until payment is received.

If any boat is used at this location for any amount of time the optional boat lift use fee is required. Talk with owner about this. We are happy to try to make this work for you.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 06/03/2016
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Arnolds Park Amusement Park, Maritime Museum, Okoboji Summer Theater, Lakes Art Center, Dickenson County Recreational Trails across the street, State Parks, Golf courses, concerts nightly on weekends


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1982

About the owner: Jeff and I, both Iowa natives, raised our three children in Wisconsin near Minneapolis/St Paul. We have loved to return each summer to my childhood hangouts on the beautiful blue waters of Lake Okoboji. Time on the lake - exploring and soaking in the sun, skiing, watching the regattas, biking the trails, restaurants, and Arnolds Park always have soft spots in our hearts and draw us back as often as possible.

Why the Owner Chose Spirit Lake, IA, USA:
My parents retired to Okoboji after spending years summers enjoying a small cabin! Fortunately Jeff and I have been able to keep the retirement home in the family which makes it a fabulous 'tender trap' to bring our extended generations home to reconnect. The harbor is perfect for us with great access to the lake. While the rest of our Wisconsin and Minnesota friends head 'North' to the lakes, we make no excuses for heading south to our most beautiful deep blue water Okoboji!!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our home is unique in that it was the original farm home on this property in the 60-70's when the land was marshy and the harbor ... just a dream. MUCH has changed! The West Okoboji Harbor is beautiful addition to the area, complete with boardwalk and clear channel. The home has been remodeled a couple times and updated a bit more recently. As the original property, we have a huge yard and our own well.

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  • West Okoboji Harbor home

    West Okoboji Harbor home

  • living/dining room

    living/dining room

  • Main family Room

    Main family Room

  • Main Guest Bathroom

    Main Guest Bathroom

  • Bedroom 4

    Bedroom 4

  • Lower family room

    Lower family room

  • Kayaking


  • Okoboji harbor & boardwalk

    Okoboji harbor & boardwalk

  • Okoboji sunset

    Okoboji sunset

  • Para-sailing- Extreme Water Sports

    Para-sailing- Extreme Water Sports

  • Arnolds Park

    Arnolds Park

  • Water and yard toys!

    Water and yard toys!

  • West Okoboji Harbor

    West Okoboji Harbor

  • kitchen


  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Bedroom 3

    Bedroom 3

  • Game table

    Game table

  • Lower Bathrooom

    Lower Bathrooom

  • Boardwalk


  • Eastside Deck overlooking canal

    Eastside Deck overlooking canal

  • Lakes fireworks

    Lakes fireworks

  • waterside restaurant- one of several

    waterside restaurant- one of several

  • Arnolds Park Fun House - at Okoboji Classic Cars!

    Arnolds Park Fun House - at Okoboji Classic Cars!

VRBO #566709

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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West Okoboji Harbor Family Home

Spirit Lake, IA, USA #566709

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