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Lisa Martin-Eatinger

Member since: 2012
Speaks English

Lake MacBride Cabin- State Park! 15 min to Iowa City or Cedar Rapids

34 Reviews
People12
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Iowa

Sleeps 12! 2 bed, 2 bath, sleeping loft, family room with 3 futons couch/beds.

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.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Lisa Martin-Eatinger (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks English

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 Iowa

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!

Reviews

4.6
based on 34 holidaymaker reviews

Lake MacBride Cabin- State Park! 15 min to Iowa City or Cedar Rapids
average rating of 4.647059 based on 34 reviews
3

Great 4th of July Weekend

  • 3 of 5

We stayed at the cabin over 4th of July weekend. The location was good for gathering family from Eastern and Central Iowa. We had a great time. The owners put a new deck on and it is really nice. A beautiful setting. The yard is nice for games. The firepit great for smores. Some of the more adventurous hiked down to the Coraville Resevoir though jeans and tennie shoes were required with the summer weeds. But they all enjoyed it that did it. The state park is very close. Within biking distance or a short drive. The marina at the state park is great for kayak, etc. rentals. Nice people. Cheap rates. This property has a great location and the only VRBO in the area.

The interior of the cabin was clean and fairly well maintained. There are two beds that are decent for sleeping but the futon and couch options are not as comfortable. Probably better for small children but not teens or adults which was a majority of our group. There is only a shower in the downstairs bathroom. The upstairs is smaller claw foot tub without a shower option. Although the shower on the main floor is newer it is fairly small. We are not large people by any means and it feels cramped when you are in there. The cabin has a lived in feel. Some people may like this others may not. I think for us, less is more in terms of decorations, owners stuff in closets, etc.

Given the level of the home, we felt the price was pretty expensive for Iowa. We have stayed in beautiful cabins on vacations across the US and payed the same amount we did for this cabin in Iowa. I think the price is a bit high.

The owners are great to work with and were very accommodating. I wouldn't hesitate to rent this place for a weekend if you need something in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're putting in a 3rd full bathroom and sun room for an additional bedroom! Thank you!
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5

Quiet, relaxing, clean with plenty of room.

  • 5 of 5

Was a beautiful property, recommend it is just like in the pictures, was perfect for our 2 families to get together. 4 adults and 7 kids with room to spare, 2 minute walk to the lake with beach access and fishing right there. With more great fishing and hiking just around the corner at Lake McBride state park. The kids loved using the kayaks that come to use with the rental. Wonderful time was had by all, quiet, relaxing and just what we were looking for. Thank you, would not think twice about coming back again!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful setting with a large yard.

  • 5 of 5

I loved the property! Plenty of room for sleeping. Plenty of linens for all of us. Nice deck. The walk to the lake was challenging for me after knee replacement surgery but not so much for someone more physically able.

The layout of the cabin was not good for the elderly members of the family. Stairs were a bit steep but again they were fine for most of the group.

The location was great. 15-20 minutes from Cornell College and easy to access. Glad we found this place. Perfect for my family during graduation weekend.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Cabin with great Amenities and great place to stay close to Iowa City

  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing 3 day weekend at the cabin with some dear friends. It was a great place for us to stay because we were attending event at the University of Iowa. The cabin in close to the town of Solon, Iowa. The town offered a really cool micobrew bar that had great food a great beer choices.

The cabin was stocked with great immediateness. One day we took advantage of the kayaks provided and toured the lake that was less than a two minute walk. The kitchen was everything we could of wanted and more, with up to date appliance. They had plenty of towels and linens provide. Has plenty of sleeping space for 10 adults.

Great decks for sitting and enjoying the conversations with friends. The weather was a bit cold so we started a fire in the main living area for warmth and it only added to the great atmosphere of the cabin.

I am doing my best to give it an amazing review it deserves, but I do not think I am doing it justice. The place is perfect for any large group gathering.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cabin for Family Time

  • 4 of 5

Lisa's cabin at Lake McBride has a very cool layout with the old timber feel and rustic decor.

Our group of 5 people stayed two nights and we ate great food, drank adult beverages, and played some wicked Uno and euchre.

The wood stove fireplace was cozy and the open kitchen and family room a fun gathering place. The cabin has a great view of the lake and was fun to see the eagles cruising by. Nice quiet and relaxing weekend:)

We will be staying again I am sure sometime soon.

Jack

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We're already making plans to come back!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 14 stay over a 4 day weekend, and it was an absolute blast! The house really does accommodate that many people and everyone was comfortable the entire stay. The inside is beautifully modeled and had a really nice rustic feel all around. Our only concerns with a group this size was kitchen supplies and bath towels, but sure enough Lisa provided everything we needed.

I organized our entire trip, and Lisa did a fantastic job staying in touch with me prior to and during the trip (when it was needed). The only downside to the trip was the fact it was winter, so we didn't have much access to the outdoor areas and navigating the snow-covered hilly gravel road down to the house became quite an interesting challenge. We can't wait to come back for a summer weekend and get the full experience!

For larger groups, I would recommend this home in an instant. You get more than you expect and Lisa is a great owner to work with.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Cedar Rapids, Eastern Iowa Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Solon Station
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Lake MacBride Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Interstate 80
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
El Sol
Nearest Ski
0.25 Miles
Cross Country Trails
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Coralville Reservoir, Lake MacBride Beaches
Car: necessary

We are located 15 minutes from Iowa City or Cedar Rapids, 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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Iowa City, Iowa

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
1 Jun 2016 - 30 Aug 2016
4 night minimum stay
£1,130
for 4 nights
From
£264
£1,583
 
 
Labor Day wknd
31 Aug 2016 - 5 Sep 2016
4 night minimum stay
£1,281
for 4 nights
From
£301
 
 
Fall weekends
9 Sep 2016 - 21 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£641
for 3 nights
From
£188
 
 
Thanksgiving
21 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,658
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£452
for 2 nights
From
£188
 

Additional pricing information

cleaning varies in price £75
Refundable Damage Deposit £377

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Iowa, USA

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size bed (1) In main floor bedroom, Double Beds (1) In top floor bedroom, 1 Sleeper Sofa in loft area, 1 sleeper sofa in main floor living room, 2 futon couches and 1 futon-chair bed that becomes a twin bed. All futons are in family room, bottom level.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Fire pit, hiking & biking trails, beach, lake, snowmobile trails, horseback riding down the road, watercraft rentals

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