NICELY UPDATED, COZY YEAR-ROUND HOME ON EAST OKOBOJI LAKE

Mike Hemiller

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights

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Mike Hemiller

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NICELY UPDATED, COZY YEAR-ROUND HOME ON EAST OKOBOJI LAKE

Okoboji Cabin Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom, 1 bathroom with Great Views

Enjoy the Okoboji Great Lakes at an affordable price. Our nicely updated, cozy year-round home allows you to enjoy your vacation whether you are looking for peace and quiet or the excitement of the lakes area. It is a great place for a summer vacation as it offers 2 decks, a patio and a nice large yard for entertaining, all of which are lakeside. Our peaceful home is located on the west side of East Lake Okoboji. Enjoy your mornings watching beautiful sunrises and evenings sitting around a campfire next to the water's edge. You can also bike the nearby trails, fish the best waters in Iowa or go swimming off the dock.

This newly listed property is sure to book up quickly, so call to get your week reserved. Our home is well decorated and recently remodeled. It comes furnished with a refrigerator, gas oven, microwave, gas grill, HD Direct TV, 42in & 32in LCD TVs, 2 DVD players, washer and dryer, central air conditioning and more. We also have high-speed Internet access available. Use of the 3700 pound capacity boat hoist with 22' canopy is available for an additional $100 per week. Please call or email for more information, pictures, or to make a reservation. No smoking/no pets.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
We received your check in the mail......thank you! We had a WONDERFUL time staying at your property and hope to be able to stay again next summer. It was a great place for us to keep our tradition of summers in Okoboji going! We will be in touch with you in early 2014.
Jul 2013
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Mike Hemiller

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
Speaks english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

Reviews

Nicely Updated, Cozy Year-Round Home on East Okoboji Lake
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews
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Nicely Updated, Cozy Year-Round Home on East Okoboji Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p459139vb
Okoboji Iowa
Minnesota
4

Nice Quiet Location - Great View of the Lake

  • 4 of 5
Very quiet location on the north end of the Francis Sites. The cabin sets very high off the water which provides terrific views. The cabin itself is very small, but very well decorated and has 2 flat screen televisions. There is really no dining area inside, but there is a deck with patio table/chairs right outside the back door. The back yard is great. There is another deck w/ grill located overlooking the shoreline. We really enjoyed grilling our meals and taking in the view. There is also a patio right on the shore line that was nice to relax on as well. As long as it's not raining, there is plenty of outdoor room on this property to enjoy. We also used the boat lift, which worked well. There is a nice area with a fire pit that we used a couple of times. There are a lot of steps from the cabin to the dock. The cabin is furnished, but you will need to bring your own sheets, towels, toaster etc. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay here. We swept the floors and wiped the counters down, removed our garbage and left the cabin in the same condition as when we arrived. I received my full security deposit in the mail within two days of departure.
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Nicely Updated, Cozy Year-Round Home on East Okoboji Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p459139vb
Okoboji Iowa
4

Not all it's said to be.

Not all it's said to be.
  • 4 of 5
The cabin lacks any real space if you have 8 people staying at once; no dining table and chairs because there is no space for them, 3/4 bathroom, about 8 sq. ft. of kitchen counter space, provided pots and utensils are negligible, microwave door is 5+ ft high and mounted over the temperamental gas stove, tiny bar height table with 2 stools and there is very little storage space for groceries, etc.

There are no closets, mirrors, (except the medicine chest in the bathroom), trash cans or lamps on the night stands in the bedrooms, or hooks to hang clothes. We found it challenging to clean the cabin before our departure since the only cleaning products were a broom and dustpan, a disposable toilet bowl cleaner, a Swiffer dust mop, a bottle of Windex and paper towels.

There are two nice decks, each with tables & chairs for outdoor dining. The trees and view of the lake make the setting very picturesque, plus there's a nice fire pit if you get wood. The dock is nice and there's a covered hoist, but the motor on the hoist is dangerously mounted with bungee cords and doesn't work unless you hold the wheel in place as it spins.

This cabin is great for the laid back types who don't mind tight quarters and inadequate kitchen/dining facilities, not interested in amenities or having to clean-up after themselves perfectly, or lose part of their deposit money. It would be better if the owner had charged for cleaning upfront. We hadn't brought any cleaning products and didn't want to buy them ourselves.

The owner is a phone call away if something goes wrong, like the dryer vent isn't attached, a fuse blows or the dish tv is on the fritz. (We fixed the vent ourselves so we could get things dry to pack).
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I would not let this review affect your decision to stay at this cabin. I have received nothing but positive responses from all of the other renters I have had. This group was also the only group not to receive their full security deposit. All of the issues they experienced were unprecedented and have not occurred since. The outdoor dining space can be seen in the pictures as a step away from the kitchen through the patio doors and can accommodate a large group. (6-8) The gas stove was purchased new 2013 and I have not had any other complaints about its use. As this tenant suggested I have added lamps, trash cans, hooks, and mirrors in the bedrooms. More cleaning supplies are now furnished and include everything needed to properly pick up before you check out of the cabin. I also do have professional cleaners that come at least every 2 weeks. The boat hoist has been modified and now can be operated with ease. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this review please contact me through this site and I can address them before your stay. Below is an example of a review I received from the tenants that stayed after this group:

“We received your check in the mail......thank you! We had a WONDERFUL time staying at your property and hope to be able to stay again next summer. It was a great place for us to keep our tradition of summers in Okoboji going! We will be in touch with you in early 2014”
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Map

Map

Okoboji Summer Theatre, Lakes Art Center, Arnolds Park Amusement Park, Boji Splash Water Park, Multiple State Parks, and 7 different Golf Courses to choose from.

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Photos

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Okoboji Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Standard Rate
May 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Off Season
Oct 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
30 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes May 01-Sep 30 .. $200/night.

Oct 01-Apr 30 .. $800/month.

May 01-Sep 30 2015 .. $14,000/season.

$500 refundable security/damage deposit
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Amenities

Amenities

Okoboji Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
General:
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Tile Shower, no tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Living room: 1 Full Sized Premium Futon
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • cross country skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • hunting
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