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Named Top 10 Great Waterfront Vacation Homes By Kiplinger

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


About the property

This home is new construction. The views are breathtaking from high above the Mississippi River, a true one of a kind. It all starts with drive up to this secluded home in Wisconsin. You will drive on the Great River Road with fantastic views or the mighty Mississippi river. The bluffs with all the colors are a site to be seen. Stay at home and enjoy grilling or go to the Great river Road House for some of the best pizza you will ever eat.

Robert Lyons
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Robert Lyons

My wife and I built this last year. We decided to rent our property out so other people could enjoy this beautiful property like we do. We live in southeast Iowa and don't get to come up very often. .

Robert Lyons purchased this house in 2015

Why Robert Lyons chose De Soto

You will not find a better view. you can see the river from every window in the house.

What makes this house unique

If you love eagles like we do this is the place to come. The eagles sore right in front of your eyes.


De Soto House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Prefer no shoes inside home Wash dishes before leaving
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • water skiing


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Named Top 10 Great Waterfront Vacation Homes By Kiplinger
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Amazing Views!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very nice and had amazing views! The owner was very friendly and I had the opportunity to talk to him before staying there. He gave us insights on local places to go and seemed very helpful and accommodating! Would highly recommend to others looking for a great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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absolutely wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

Stunning views. Well maintained cabin with all the amenities!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Spot!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 6 adults for our stay and we all loved it. Super clean, more than enough room and the view is the best view I've seen anywhere in the Midwest, without exaggeration. We spent a lot of time just hanging out on the deck and on the lawn by the fire pit, which was great. Robert was very helpful in making sure we had everything we needed and responded promptly when I had a question or two. Look no further!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5

The house is lovely - but what is really spectacular are the views - from every window! There is a patio below and a deck above which are stunning both during the day and night. We absolutely loved our stay. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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OMG View!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place. We rented the property for our annual boys weekend this year and when we first walked in and saw the incredible views from the top of the bluffs on the Mississippi we were amazed! The expansive views from the deck overlooking the Mississippi River Valley are truly spectacular (much better than the pictures).

This is the perfect place for any group - whether it's a group of friends, couples, or a romantic getaway for two. We're already talking about booking it again for next year. It was the perfect place to use as a base camp while exploring all the small towns and winding back roads throughout the area. There are two to three places that rent pontoons for a day cruise and exploring the Mississippi and the abundance of migrating waterfowl.

Although the occupancy is listed for six people our group consisted of seven - we had a couple inflatable beds and there was plenty of room. There are plenty of comfortable couches and chairs for everyone.

Bob Lyons (Owner) was very accommodating and was wonderful to work with and I highly recommend this property to anyone. Thanks Bob!!!!


I would say the only drawback is the lack of a fireplace inside the cabin for those folks visiting in the fall.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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