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House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6-9)

The Merrick House is a unique, upscale home, architecturally designed to include a portion of the original historic brick structure. It is located in scenic Guttenberg, IA, on River Park Drive with direct access to the Mississippi River, city park and river walk. Guttenberg was listed by Forbes Magazine as one of America's 20 prettiest towns. Relax on on the balcony and watch the barges pass through the lock & dam or enjoy the large outdoor hot tub. There are plenty of things to do in Guttenberg and the surrounding area for every season. Fly into Guttenberg and land at the island airport, enjoy a round of golf at Guttenberg Golf Club and delight in the breathtaking views, visit the Fresh-water Aquarium, Lock & Dam #10, Eagle Preserve, bike or hike. Within 20-35 minutes in either direction you can visit 2 river boat casinos, Pikes Peak State Park, Effigy Mounds State Park, shopping, antiquing, Amish country, and many wonderful restaurants. You can even enjoy a ferry ride across the Mississippi to Cassville, Wisconsin or Captain the owner's pontoon boat moored conveniently just across the park on a private floating dock.

Keywords: Wonderful home in historic Guttenberg, Iowa, just 35 minutes from Dubuque, IA or a 3.5 hour, picturesque drive from either Chicago or Minneapolis.

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  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
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5
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average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
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http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p380843vb
563-564-1724
Cassville Southern Wisconsin
Minnesota
5

Jenny

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful town! Everyone is so friendly. This house is so beautiful and so well equipped. Judy was so nice and helpful. We did not want to leave. We hope to come back soon. Great places to ride motorcycles too!
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jenny,
Your review points out one more reason to make Guttenberg and the Merrick House a destination.
I frequently ride the scenic roads around Guttenberg and am never disappointed.
Mike
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Cassville Southern Wisconsin
5

Couldn't have been better!!

Couldn't have been better!!
  • 5 of 5
We arrived late Thursday evening and were very happy and impressed with the the size, condition, and amenities of the house: hot tub, whirlpool tub in the large master bathroom, media room in the basement, plenty of room in the kitchen, garage full of bikes, nice sized rooms with plenty of space, great location right across the street from a park and the Mississippi River. We would sit on the front porch and just enjoy the scenery. I used the river trail to run and take our dogs on walks, very peaceful location. The Effigy Mounds, Pike Peak caves, and Prairie du Chien are about 30 minutes north and the drive is beautiful. We used the gas grill each night for dinner, which was a big help with the amount of people we have in our family (6). Mike was fantastic to deal with during the entire process, easy to reach and very accommodating. Judy manages the property and was responsive the one time we had a questions. Jim helped with the pontoon rental, which was a great time and experience. All in all our entire family loved the house and really enjoyed the extended weekend experience. We'll definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you,
Your review "could not have been better". We are looking forward to having you and your family back.
Mike
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Cassville Southern Wisconsin
Minneapolis, MN
5

Great Home, Great Location

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from a weekend here and loved the home and location. The home had terrific views from nearly every room. The walking/bike paths along the river are steps away and the town is quaint and inviting. The home was very clean, well-stocked, and well designed. We felt at home right away. The 2-bedroom description is understated as the office/den serves as a nice bedroom as well. Loved the place and will be back!
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive review, especially for mentioning it is actually a 3 bedroom home when the "den" is used as a third bedroom.
I hope to hear from you again.
Mike
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Cassville Southern Wisconsin
5

Straight from the pages of Architectural Digest

  • 5 of 5
I agree with previous reviews in that your descriptions are understated. I work in construction and can vouch for the attention to detail that the designers and craftsmen put into this home. Also the ongoing maintenance and cleanliness is top notch as well. Many nooks and crannies to escape to. Our best day was out on the pontoon boat. Strongly suggest getting a quick tutorial from "Jim" on the "whys" and "what-fors" of navigating a major waterway. Had I not, I'm sure I would have beached on a hidden sand-bar or tore a prop off on the underwater wing-dams. This house is everything its promoted as, and more. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cassville Southern Wisconsin
Cedar Rapids
5

Peaceful, Friendly Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Our family had a wonderful stay at this large home right on the riverfront. The view was breathtaking and the people in town were the friendliest we have ever met. The Merrick House has all of the amenities that you need (and desire) for your stay. And high-quality amenities too! The pictures don't do it any justice--really this is a beautifully decorated home with attention to detail. A special energy in the home and a warm welcome from Judy. Great theater room downstairs, wonderful record player with some classic vinyl, and a GREAT spa tub and outdoor hot tub. (icing on the cake) Thank you for a wonderful stay!
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for that most wonderful, unsolicited review. I am pleased to hear Judy getting the credit she well deserves for adding the touches that make a good stay into a great stay.
We hope to see you back when the new cover and lift are installed on the hot tub and the area is more privatized. Also the dock and pontoon boat will be in when the river recedes to more normal levels.
Mike
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563-564-1724
Cassville Southern Wisconsin
5

COMING HOME

  • 5 of 5
This was a great place to stay--so homey and comfortable. I am from Guttenberg originally and come "home" frequently. The accommodations plus amenities were wonderful but were surprised to find food items and beauty items to use. Judy was wonderful. She came and introduced herself and would have been there had we needed her but, otherwise, stayed away. I know her sister and brothers and was glad to meet her.
I occupied the master suite and the first morning I was there, a barge came down the river and flashed its lights into the bedroom. Brought back pleasant memories. Also we could hear the trains on the Wisconsin side and enjoyed. We took many walks along the park and downtown. Once you are raised along the river, it never leaves you. Also, we visited PromiseLand Winery about seven miles south of Guttenberg. I don't usually like wine but found theirs very enjoyable. Thanks, Mike, for sharing your house. We look forward to many visits there.
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: You are welcome Cheryl. I'm glad your stay at the Merrick House made coming home as enjoyable as it could be. It's good to know that the amenities we make available were used and appreciated.
Thank you for your kind words and sharing some of the things you enjoy doing in and around Guttenberg. We look forward to your return in December.
Mike

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Fantastic access to the Mississippi River. a beautiful/challenging golf course, scenic bike and motorcycle riding.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Cassville House Rental Rates

Notes

  • As low as $140/night
  • US Dollars
  • $200/night double occupancy
  • $250/night up to 4 persons
  • $300/night up to capacity
  • 2 night minimum/20% off 3-4 night stay/30% off 5-6 nights(7TH night free)
  • additional discounts might apply for extended stays
  • rates do not include 6% tax

Amenities

Amenities

Cassville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Golf Course Front
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Garage ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (2) One queen be in each of two bedrooms., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleeps 2. Located in den. 'third bedroom' (half bath close by) Queen and Full air mattresses available which can be used in lower level to make a forth private sleeping area with the equivalent of a half bath.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • hunting
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • hiking
  • water skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • tennis
  • snowboarding
  • cycling
  • basketball court
  • golf
Notes:
Lower level with bar/kitchen and quarter bath. Home theater with surround sound. Exercise equipment (C-2 rower, treadmill/weights). Bikes available. Private floating dock.