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Cozy Cabin in the country

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin


About the property

2 story 1 bedroom new construction cabin. Sleeps up to 6 people. Located on a small hobby farm. Beautiful view of countryside, farm animals, wildlife, and pond, 4.5 miles West of historic Kalona, IA with its Amish Settlements.

1st floor has full kitchen, living room with a queen size fold out couch, bathroom, and laundry room. Satellite TV w/DVD player. 2nd floor is large bedroom with 2 queen size beds. Roll away beds and baby beds available. Farm fresh breakfast provided on weekends.

Carmen Kiefer
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Limited Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 September, 2017


Nearest Airport
41 Miles
Cedar RApids, IA
Car: necessary


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Wellman in Washington County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 13:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • 3rd bed is fold out couch in living room. Roll away, air mattresses, and toddler beds available
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Breakfast available on weekends


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(32 traveller reviews)

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Cozy Cabin in the country
average rating of 4.8125 based on 32 reviews
Hot Springs Village

The Perfect Place To Be (Quiet and Relaxing)!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a reasonable($), friendly, out in the country, on the farm but close to Iowa City and Amish country the Cozy Cabin is where you need to be. Owners Scott and Carmen are the best when it comes to a great stay. My wife and I stayed there for three weeks in order to be close to our daughter and son-in-law who had their first baby and our first grandson.

The hand delivered breakfasts in a basket on weekends were to die for. They were consistently a fresh good old country breakfast. Eggs (omelettes, casseroles, scrambled) bacon, hash browns, pastries and fruit. You named the time and they brought it over.

We picked the Cozy Cabin because we wanted to bring our little dog (Bogey) and Scott and Carmen love animals which makes the Cozy Cabin pet friendly. Every day we would walk Bogey and go to see the ducks, rabbits, chickens, pigs, cows and horses.

By visiting the small grocery store in Kalona (5 minutes away) we picked up our needed items and were set for the duration since the Cozy Cabin has everything you need to cook including a microwave and not to forget to mention it has satellite TV and secured WIFI for the Internet.

With out doubt the next time we need an extended stay close to Iowa City this will be the place for our stay including little Bogey who loved being on the farm.

Thank you Scott and Carmen for everything and being so nice to us during our stay.

Best Regards, Chris and Dianna from Hot Springs, Arkansas

p.s. We enjoyed your dog Lou Lou who is a great companion to have around and is really lovable.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eagan, MN

Exceeded our expectations on many levels!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Carmen & Scott's "Cozy Cabin" from Sept. 2-9. 2017. The cabin was everything it was supposed to be, but also so much more. It would be difficult to put into a VRBO description all of the things that came with our stay: Solitude and silence except for the sounds of farm animals, total privacy except for discovering that the cows and the horses in the pasture have chosen to spend a few minutes near the fence below our deck, and charming hosts who invited us into their life to share an evening campfire with them the night before we left. We even found ourselves friends with their dog, "Lulu!" If you are worried about isolation, the high speed wi-fi internet and Dish Network TV kept us connected to the rest of the world as much as we liked. Weekend breakfasts prepared by Carmen and delivered to our cabin by their son was a perk that will likely be unparalleled by any other VRBO vacation anywhere else. It was gourmet!

Nearby Kalona is influenced by the Amish community who are somewhat prevalent in this area. Downtown seemingly is thriving. Every business is occupied, and storefronts are so well kept that it looks like it could be from a movie set. If you enjoy antiques & craft stores, an Amish General Store, but also great restaurants that run the gamut from Mexican to Italian to family dining to a micro-brewery with a fine menu, you can easily spend a couple of days just exploring what Kalona, population 2500, has to offer. Be sure to take advantage of an available bus tour of the Amish countryside that includes information about Amish culture as well as stops as three rural businesses that one would probably never learn about without this activity. If you want the attractions of a bigger city, nearby Iowa City (75,000) is nice college city just a short drive away, and the trip there offers some additional attractions along the way.

Finally, the part of this stay that will vary a little for everyone are the potential exchanges with your hosts, Scott & Karmen. You could stay on their property and farm yard and opt for distance and privacy, or, you can ask a few questions and learn about why they live here, how their hobby farm has expanded, their dreams for the future, how they have helped those around them, and leave - as we did - with an unanticipated friendship. A week in the country at "Cozy Cabin" rejuvenated our spirits.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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it was beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Excellent accommodation and the best host ever! Definitely want to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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They Make You Feel Like Family

  • 5 of 5

Carmen, Scott, and family were unbelievable hosts! Our family came together from across the country for a long weekend to attend our nephew's graduation. The cottage was cozy and served as a perfect gathering place for breakfast each morning and to relax at the end of each day. And speaking of breakfast, WOW! A farm fresh breakfast was delivered in picnic baskets to our cottage and it was a spread to remember! Eggs, bacon, sausage, fresh fruit, homemade pastries, pancakes... truly a 5-star meal and worth the price of admission in and of itself. Carmen made cinnamon rolls the 2nd morning that we are still talking about!

Thank you, Carmen and Scott, for making our stay so comfortable. We can't wait to return next year for the next nephew's graduation!

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful cottage, wonderful owners on a blissfully peaceful farm.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay here for 10 days over Christmas. Carmen, the owner, was wonderful- on arrival the cottage was warm and cozy, with fresh bread left out for us and a note wishing us a restful night after our long flight. She then delivered an absolutely delicious breakfast basket and was on hand with any queries that we had.

The cottage was perfect for visiting our family in nearby Kalona, but also handy for getting to Iowa City and was fully equipped with everything you might need in the kitchen, a washer and dryer and lovely clean bedrooms and bathrooms. We look forward to staying again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun location off the beaten patj

  • 5 of 5

The listing is very accurate, but fails to account for the hidden benefit of renting from the Kiefers. You will not find a nicer couple to rent from. Down home hard working Iowa people who care about your stay. Property was clean and they live 300 feet from the cabin, so if you need anything, it will be handled. I would recommend this cabin to anyone looking for a rural type setting, close to big city amenities. Local Kalona restaurants are very good and reasonable. I have already booked two more months at this vrbo.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Wellman, USA

Rental Basis:
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1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 5.0%

We will drop you off and pick you up at the stadium for Hawkeye football games

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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