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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 miles 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
Richard and Michelle Naughton live in Marshalltown IA. Semi-retired after operating ServiceMaster of Marshalltown Inc. Two of our three sons still work the business.
rich and micki naughton purchased this house in 2014
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.
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!!!
This was a great place to spend a weekend in Fort Madison. My husbands family grew up on the Mississippi, and fun to have the great view - of the widest part of the river, looking at the Morman Temple, and watching thre snow geese one the river. My family were with the Santa Fe Railroad, so it was special to hear the trains and see the coal ready to go on the barges of the river. This is not a granite and hardwood floors home, but very spacious and their value and view are what makes it special.
Our group of four stayed September 22-25 of 2016. We thought the home had a large amount of room. I enjoyed the privacy of being downstairs, while the others spent their time upstairs. We especially enjoyed our morning and evenings on the patio/deck. The view of the river, along with various birds you see, was very relaxing. Being close to the city, while still enjoying the outdoors was great. Look forward to a trip in the area, with this home as our stay, in the coming years.
We come to SE Iowa regularly to visit family, but find there is very little in the area to rent. This house was ideally located in Montrose, close to Keokuk, Ft. Madison and other Lee County locations we needed to visit.
There was plenty of room for family to stay and visit, and the place has most of the amenities we were looking for: 2+ baths, 3+ bedrooms, wifi, and view. The view of the Mississippi is fabulous. We were not kayakers, but appreciated that there were two kayaks and a canoe available. Wish there had been life jackets available.
We had everything anyone could wish to use in the house, save a dishwasher. Water temp and pressure were great in bathrooms, Good wifi signal, and it was great to have a washer and dryer.
Serious drawbacks were: VERY noisy trains at all hours (waking us despite earplugs), lots of bugs indoors - fleas or bedubgs in the bedrooms that bit us all over when we were home. Perhaps you need to blea bomb if you have had pets there or get rid of bedbugs. Not all lights outdoors functioned and wiring/switches were funky in the house. There was not an adequate supply of toilet paper or paper towels. The house was clean, except for the fleas. Some things to consider:
- There is a dangerous dip from the driveway to the housedoor path. Mark with bright tape?
- Provide shampoo and soap in showers.
- provide a laundry basket
- provide garbage can for lint in laundry area,
- provide paper napkins
- have an easier key entry. Very tricky
- we bought more hangers, but consider making sure there are enough.
- Provide a handrail for the front door steps
- Provide an actual house manual, and not a handwritten note on the fridge. We had no idea how some things worked in the house or where to find things, such as the gas grill.
- Guidebooks for birds and other flora and fauna in the area, along with history books, for example, not just brochures.
Hope these suggestions help you.
Very nice place, comfortable and the location was so perfect. The view of the river was amazing. It was so great they had Kayaks for guest to use. Our visit was around family so we didn't get much time to relax at the home as I would have like. Put a lounge chair on the deck and I could have slept outside it was so peaceful and relaxing. The birds were so much fun to watch. Every morning the birds roost in a tree in the back yard and dove into the river for fish. They'd bring their bounty back into the tree to enjoy it. Perfect place for a family or friends to stay. I'd give five stars if they had a larger bed in the master. It was a lovely place to stay.
Holly from WV
We are nature lovers and geode hunters and this house was great for both! We so enjoyed sitting on the deck and watching the herons and egrets. We were in the area for geode digs and the rains had made this a very muddy activity. It was great to have washer and dryer available and to be able to hose off shoes, equipment, and even our jeans! We have rented several houses over the years and this was probably the cleanest house we have rented. The availability of kayaks, etc was great - we just did not have enough time for everything!
We had a great time canoeing and kayaking every day on the Mississippi with our families. The river is very wide there and we were well away from any boat traffic. We paddled up stream to the lily pads twice. The kids were thrilled to be so close, they could touch and smell them. We had 4 generations sharing the house and there was plenty of space for everyone. It's a short trip to Nauvoo, Fort Madison or Keokuk. There's a Dollar General and gas station right down the street, which was very handy. The Naughtons were great to work with. We will definitely plan to stay there again. Affordable and nice amenities. Great experience.
There is a great meat market in Montrose.
" " Fish market in Niota IL across the river from Ft. Madison
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£52|
$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
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.