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50 Ft from the Mississippi River. Experience the winter eagle migration.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bed Split Level, 2 Bath Right On the River.

Spectacular 160 degree view of the Mighty Mississippi! Enjoy sipping a cup of coffee from the deck or in the kitchen nook watching the river meander by. Quiet neighborhood, located in between Ft. Madison and Keokuk. Historic Navoo, Illinois is just 1.5 mi. across the river or 20 minutes away by car along a beautiful scenic route!! Awesome place to relax, refresh and enjoy the beauty of the river valley.

Fishing poles are available to wet a line and see what the river may give up for your next dinner.

One thing very interesting to do is watching the barges lock through at Keokuk.

No matter what time of year there is always natures beauty around.. Spring brings migrating waterfowl going north, sometimes there will be many hundreds of thousands of Snow geese. Summer still waterfowl but with babies, the Purple Martins are around. Fall-migrating waterfowl going south with the colors of the changing trees. Winter-when the river freezes eagles will ride ice flows down the main channel and there are usually hundreds of eagles below the locks and dams.

More Details

rich and micki naughton
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2018

About rich and micki naughton

Richard and Michelle Naughton live in Marshalltown IA. Retired after operating ServiceMaster of Marshalltown Inc. for 30 yrs. Two of our three sons still work the business.

rich and micki naughton purchased this house in 2014

Why rich and micki naughton chose Montrose

We feel blessed to have found this property. What an awesome place to be able to use and share with others. We never thought that sitting on a deck doing nothing but watching the river flow by and seeing all the wildlife that comes with it, i.e., Eagles, pelicans, seagulls, geese, etc. could be so intriguing and relaxing.

What makes this house unique

We love the fact that the river is only 50' away. It is unusual to find a place on the river that doesn't have either railroad tracks or a road between the house and the river. It is a quiet well kept neighborhood, friendly neighbors and close to larger cities if needed. Sitting on the deck whether it be day or night, watching the wildlife or the reflection of the Navoo temple on the river or a view of the stars!!!

Eagles pass by frequently, in the winter when the river is frozen there can be hundreds of eagles below the lock and dam at Keokuk and Burlington.


Montrose House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , can push twins together for a king
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , 1 Single, 1 trundle bed-single top and bottom-pulls out n up
  • All new mattresses.6/2014 Master- Queen, 2nd bed -trundle bed(2 twins) and twin bed, 3rd bedroom- 2 twins can be pushed together for a king bed, Family room-Futon couch fold out into full bed, 2 Queen inflatables(1 in the lower b.ment, 1 under the cabinet in the family room), 2 couches-one in living room and one on porch on the river side of the house. Pack and play .
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • water tubing
Go to Chamber of Commerce websites for Montrose, Keokuk, Fort Madison, Burlington, Navoo, and Quincy IL..


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50 Ft from the Mississippi River. Experience the winter eagle migration.
average rating of 4.3448277 based on 29 reviews

3 daughters and five grandchildren stayed there

  • 5 of 5

My daughters enjoyed the house so much. Sleeping arrangements for each of them and their children was perfect. They made use of the three kayaks and enjoyed it very much, did not get a chance to get the canoe out maybe next time, they were able to BBQ and sit and enjoy river and see the fireworks show that Montrose put on. Very enjoyable 5 nights staying here over the 4th of July week.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks!!!! You are so lucky to have seen the Independence day celebrations from there, we've only been there one time for the 4th! We feel blessed to have found this home. I know it's not a word but we never realized that it could be so "unboring" to sit and enjoy the river and wildlife from the deck doing NOTHING!
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Great Vacation Home

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. It was nice to have a comfortable place to come home to after long days of sight seeing. The home was clean and had everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable. Thanks for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive review! We always like to hear how people enjoyed the home because we really enjoy the ability to be able to use it also. You're welcome to come back anytime all of the seasons are awesome!
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  • 5 of 5

Fun place to stay. 30ish min from Nauvoo. My family loved the kayaks and canoes! Definitely a highlight of the house. The outdoor grill was also very nice to use! The kitchen was very small for a large group like ours, but since we were renting another house as well, we either just ate at the other house or the back patio to this house was great as well! Large garage. The beds were on wheels so as needed two twins could be a king which fit our needs well. Great location and loved how close it was to the water!! Also a cool telescope on the table. Glad we got to stay here. It accommodated 14 of us well. Thanks for letting us stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review and for staying here as well. The view and the closeness to the water is one thing that really appealed to us when we found the house. You are welcome back anytime!
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Great Location

  • 4 of 5

Great view of the river day and night. Nice deck ,lots of a space. Clean,well kept ,everything you needed for stay.Would highly recommend !!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much will look forward to having you stay there again next year! Thank you for taking good care of the home.
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Great place .lots of bugs

  • 4 of 5

Was a grat place for rhe family after we got the house cooled down.We really enjoyed the river and telescope

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry about the bugs. It's kind of tough living on the river to judge when the mayfly hatch is going to happen but I guess that's what we get for living on a great river. Come back in the spring fall or winter I guarantee they'll be no bugs!
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Very nice and peaceful with a beautiful view of the river

  • 4 of 5

The house was great for our short weekend getaway. It had everything we needed to cook out and just relax. We loved the fact the house was on a dead end street because our son was able to ride his bike around with worrying about traffic. This was our first time using VRBO I wasn’t crazy about all the fees associated with it. The $75 cleaning fee was a lot for 3 adults and 1 child. Otherwise, it was a great experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Major airport-Burlington Small-Keokuk, Ft madison
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Fort Madison
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 61
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Neighbors beach

There is a great meat market, Dave's in Montrose.

" " Fish market in Niota, IL right after crossing the river from Ft. Madison.

All major shopping at Keokuk , Ft Madison, and Burlington.

The Villages of Van Buren offer a lot of history, museums, etc. There is the Dutchman's store in Cantril that we always enjoy going to, it has every thing from bolts of cloth, groceries, meats, bulk everything.

There are many brochures at the house and the local chambers of commerce have web sites.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee. $75
Refundable damage deposit $65
Pet Fee $35

$75.00 cleaning fee for each rental period. If property is left in excellent condition some of this fee maybe returned.
Check in after 3 PM, check out 11AM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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