Cabin on the Mississippi River with spectacular views!
About Randy Standley
Property owner, Randy, was raised on a farm and still active in farming. He has an Agricultural Banker background and loves the outdoors; hunting, fishing, painting wild life, taxidermy, etc. He loved taking his beloved dogs, Ozzie and Nash, out to chase some birds hunting. Theresa is a wildlife enthusiast too. She shares Randy's passion for the outdoors. Her professional background has been in healthcare, food & hospitality and teaching. She adores children; together the couple has 5 children ranging in ages from 15 to 26. We enjoy entertaining family and friends at SWAMPY OAKS! It's just the rest and relaxation the soul needs!
Randy Standley purchased this Cabin in 2018
Some exceptions MAY apply. Please email owners.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
1. Swim, fish or boating at your own risk. 2. Use CAUTION when accessing the catwalk. No unsupervised kids 3. Notify owners of any accident or damage.
Drinking water is provided in house refrigerator. Not handicap accessible; sorry.
Please check-in at or after 4PM. Please check-out at or before 11AM. Our cleaning crew needs time to prepare the cabin for our next guest(s).
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Amazing Cozy Cabin Getaway
My husband and I rented the cabin to celebrate our anniversary and we are so glad we did. First of all, Randy and Theresa are amazing at keeping in touch and communicating with you throughout the entire rental process. They also offer to be available to contact at anytime during your stay if there is anything you may need. The cabin is absolutely gorgeous. They have put in the time and effort to make it feel like home away from home. The furniture was so nice and comfy. The kitchen is full of new appliances and the granite counter tops are awesome. The view of the Mississippi River is spectacular and the fall time would be an ideal time to rent to see the all the colors of the fall leaves. If you wanted to check out the surrounding area, Burlington has lots to offer for shopping, food, and entertainment. This cabin truly is a getaway to kick back, relax, unplug, and soak up the amazing view! Don’t hesitate.. rent this place! We will definitely be back!
Thank you for the awesome review Rachel! We’re happy you enjoyed your stay at Swampy Oaks cabin and everything met or exceeded your expectations. It was a pleasure hosting your anniversary weekend. Please come back again!
Randy & Theresa
Could have been great, but failed and did not take ownership with issues.
The owner called me the day we were suppose to arrive to inform me that there was not a hot water heater and I was welcome to stay anyway and he would give me a full refund. After much conversation I agreed to stay and would only expect half refund, to be fair. After arriving I text him to inform him that there was also no toilet down stairs and the whole place smelled like sewer gas. He said there was a toilet upstairs and to put a rag in the hole to the downstairs toilet. WOW, not great customer service, but we still tried to enjoy our stay. The next day was opening season for college football, one of the reason my family decided to get together this particular weekend at a half way point for us. Then as we are trying to get the TVs to work, I text the owner to ask and he informed me they were disconnected. Not at all how the listing read at that time. So no hot water, no down stairs toilet, smell of sewer gas, TVs didn’t work, the microwave didn’t work., and there was dust everywhere. I told him at that point I would take him up the offer for a full refund. After a week of no replies, he sent me a message that I could stay again 1 night for free in the future and that he wasn’t even going to live up to his offer for a full refund.
I have rented numerous VRBOs over the years and have never had such a bad experience. He said this was his first time renting. It wasn’t ready and he has not lived up to his obligations. Beware!!
The cabin activities are as much or as little as you want them to be.
Time on the river is peaceful and a great place to rejuvenate from the hectic chaos of the city. Bring your boat and launch it from our neighbor's private access or at the port near the marina. Enjoy time on the river boating, tubing, water skiing or jet skiing. Enjoy time on land lounging in the shade on the patio in your favorite comfy chair with a good book and great tasting beverage or fishing from the river bank, sitting on the balcony deck at sunrise or sunset to experience tranquility at it's finest. Recharge your brain away from a lot of technology that holds us hostage on a daily basis. Experience the sights, sounds and fresh air of the great outdoors while lodging in luxury at our SWAMPY OAK retreat. Put down the cell phone, tablet or computer to allow yourself to simply be...
After recharging your internal battery and your ready to venture out away from SWAMPY OAKS we suggest dining at Martini's or The Drake only a short drive away. Visit the Port of Burlington to obtain visitor & tourism information. Snake Alley and Crappo Park are great outings to explore!
Thanks for taking time to check out SWAMPY OAKS! We hope you'll visit us soon!