RATHBUN AREA LOG HOME SPECTACULAR LAKE VIEWS 50' SAND PRIVATE BEACH $250/NT WKDA

Owner Trinh Nguyen

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Sleeps20
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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RATHBUN AREA LOG HOME SPECTACULAR LAKE VIEWS 50' SAND PRIVATE BEACH $250/NT WKDA

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4br3ba 4000SF sleep 16to30 max lakefront has 230' shoreline & new private beach

WELCOME TO OUR PARADISE: 450 Acres Private Lake and your own Private Beach Area by dock to complete your getaway. Home offers western exposure for the perfect sunset over lake.

Private dock w bench Beach w/ 4 chairs

• 2 balconies, 1 deck and walkout patio w fire pit

• Double-burner gas grill with built-in gas line

• 3 TVs: one 50' flat screen w DTV receiver for each, one 42' w DTV receiver, 28' TV w/ receiver and DVD Player

• SS appliances

Central Air Upgraded Everything Throughout Including Granite Everywhere

5 QUEEN BEDS:

Master BR upstairs has a Queen Bed

BR2 QUEEN

BR#3 has a Queen and twin bunk bed

BR Downstairs has 2 queens

sunroom has full futon

Walkout great room has full leather euro bed, couch and mattress Blowup available

Full Kitchen Including Pots and Pans Coffee Maker & Keurig coffee maker, slow cooker and blender

Towels and Linens Are Available and Need To Be Washed and Folded At End of Your Stay.

Take Your Garbage with you or leave them in plastic container outside with $15 Tip and Cleaning team Can Take It For You.

Outdoors has benches on decks and patio has chairs and log seating by fire-pit. Bring your own firewood or purchase it locally...

FREE WIRELESS INTERNET and computer

DIRECTV w premium movies and currently also have Espn Gameplan 2013

RESERVATION: There is also a $100 booking fee via Paypal or Credit Card via phone

I end up using that 100$ money toward cleaning when you leave. IF for some reason, a renter decides to cancel, the 100$ end up helping toward the rent's loss due to cancellation and the headache involved holding date for you.

SO BASICALLY THE $100 deposit to hold your week will go toward cleaning if you stay and if you decide to cancel, you will forfeit the deposit. Please note: The $100 is not deducted from the $1750 week rental amount.

$500 refundable security deposit DUE before or at same time as rental OR credit card info on hold

You can initial authorized credit card info, $1 will be charge to test credit card.

TWO NONE DEMAND Payment Plan Up to 50% of rental is due 2 weeks from booking and balance due 2 weeks prior to arrival. YOu are responsible for initiating the payments. Failure to pay when due will release the date back to available. Text me if you need Paypal request or call you to take credit card.

Cancellation: 120 days advance notice for full refund. 30-119 cancel will receive credit vouchers TO exchange date, less than 30 days nonrefundable period.

Pontoon rental include tube, gas, kayak and canoe for free, 2 day min last two days of stay

2 days: $400+50$gas+tax=450$

3 days: $475+65$gas+tax=575$

4 days: $550+65$gas+tax=650$

5 days: $600+65$gas+tax=700$

6 days: $650+65$gas+tax=765$

7 days: $680+65$gas+tax=795$

Rate are payable in advance.

ONLY OWNERS BOATS ARE ALLOWED IN SUNDOWN LAKE.

You can bring your own boats but can only use it at Lake Rathbun under 15 min west of us, but not lake Sundown as it is a private lake NO OUTSIDE BOATS are allowed no exception. Fishing is with permission and from dock or on our property line.

There is a $15 per night/per person fee for more than 8 guests regardless of age or 50$/1 week only rate per person over 8...Some discounts allowed for weekly stay and depending on # of people in party.

All pets allow if crated and for a fee & permission only: no exception

Small pets are under 20 pounds and cost is $10/day

Pets between 21-40 pounds $15/day or same as extra guests

large pets 20$-30$/day depending on sz

Minimum dog charge is $50

Departing:

Remove all your food items that you brought from fridges

You will need to strip and wash and dry your beddings and towels...

Laundry option is not available in summer when next party checking in is 3 hrs apart back to back

If it is available then charge is $50 due to time take to dry for cleaning team

Keurig coffee brewer available

15 MINUTES to HONEY CREEK RESORT AT RATHBUN LAKE

GOLFING AND indoor water park ARE AVAILABLE AT HONEY CREEK RESORT

Between the two, Honey Creek Resort and Lake SUNDOWN, offering something for everybody: private BEACH,golfing, boating, Kayaking and canoeing, swimming, hunting, snowmobiling, cooking or just relaxing... Come and see what southern Iowa's best kept secret has to offer!

Payment can be via PAYPAL, Check, CREDIT CARD

Some EXACT COMMENTS Fr Guests taken from HOUSE DIARY/Journal:

Feb 10th – 12th 2012

To best describe our experience….

“This is The Life We Ordered”

My husband and I have been researching various options around the Midwest to take our extended family for a vacation and this place offers the entire package!

We are so glad we took the opportunity to visit and check this place out for a weekend. We feel as though we stumbled upon one of Iowa’s Best Kept Secrets in Vacation Spots.

The Log Home is Amazing – The views are Amazing – the feeling one gets to think about returning for future visits is amazing.

Kevin and Deb Kacena, Vinton Iowa

John B from June 25-July 3 2011

This home is a lovely place to spend time. The view is fantastic and the home welcoming. Our family, minus one son and plus one future daughter-in-law, spent a week laughing, eating, swimming and laughing. The pontoon was a great addition and there was lots of space in the house to spread out or congregate together. Thanks for letting us rent your beautiful home for our annual vacation!

John Keri B

Matt, Anna , Danielle and Sara

Milan IL

More comments on VRBO [#367643]

SAMPLE REVIEWS: 'This place will take your breath away, one of the nicest places I have ever been. Lots of room on a rainy day for the kids to play inside if needed. Has everything you need for a week on a great lake, even the teenagers have a blast since they can still connect with friends via internet. If you have not booked a week here yet I would jump on it. I would give it 10 out of 10. Hope to go back very soon. '

Jun 28, 2011 - Todd Heck

Sept 23rd to 25th 2011

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

This is a GORGEOUS house and the view is amazing! It was a much-needed weekend for relaxing. It was so peaceful and such a fun time with great friends! Las night the fire-pit was a great with childfree conversation. Thank you for a beautiful place to disconnect from life for a while.

Mark & Heather M, Johnston, IA

I've come away with so many great memories this week. The fishing, swimming and walks were great. What a beautiful home with a $1,000,0000 view. Thanks for letting us stay.

Yours,

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Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Owner Trinh Nguyen (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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About Owner Trinh Nguyen

2013 is our 3rd summer renting see our reviews

Owner Trinh Nguyen purchased this house in 2007

Why Owner Trinh Nguyen chose Lake Sundown

Full Log home on shoreline with 180 degrees view of 450 acres lake. Near Rathbun lake and 12 min from one of Iowa's best golfing at Honey Creek Resort

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 34 traveler reviews

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RATHBUN area Log Home Spectacular Lake Views 50' SAND Private Beach $250/nt wkda
average rating of 4.6764708 based on 34 reviews
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RATHBUN area Log Home Spectacular Lake Views 50' SAND Private Beach $250/nt wkda
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p903739
+1 5157786680
Lake Sundown Iowa
4

Relaxing family vacation

  • 4 of 5
We just returned from spending a week at this beautiful log home. The view of the lake was definitely spectacular. The layout of the house was perfect for our large family of 20. The easy access to the lake was perfect for fishing and swimming. The amenities provided for a very relaxing vacation. The owner offered great customer service, very kind and easily accessible when we had questions. I do agree with a previous review that the house is in need of some maintenance. However, the minor repairs needed are nothing more than a nuisance. The positives heavily outweighed the negatives. We look forward to renting the property again and highly recommend it to others.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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RATHBUN area Log Home Spectacular Lake Views 50' SAND Private Beach $250/nt wkda
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p903739
+1 5157786680
Lake Sundown Iowa
Littleton, CO
5

Wonderful week with the family!

  • 5 of 5
This home is the perfect set up to accommodate a large group but still have space of your own - which every family needs. Open main area with 2 seating areas and kitchen and large deck overlooking the lake. Basement has secondary kitchen and living area leading out to a large back patio complete with shower. Private lake is so quiet we used floaties and swam from one side of the lake to the other. No public access so no outsiders using the water, only owners. Use of the boat was amazing, and the lake is so quiet at night you can hear the frogs croaking in the distance, while you gaze at the stars, which are so bright and clear you can hardly believe it. Perfect beach area for young kids as it stays shallow for quite a distance. My 1 year old and 3 year old loved the access and swam for hours as did the rest of the family. Great stocked kitchen to cook all of our meals, and 2 refrigerators to store all that you need. Flat screen TV's and direcTV and wifi to still give you creature comforts from the city, but spotty cell phone service so you can actually get away from it all. We cannot wait to book again in 2 years. Owners were very pleasant and accommodating. You will truly fall in love.
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 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
business
RATHBUN area Log Home Spectacular Lake Views 50' SAND Private Beach $250/nt wkda
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p903739
+1 5157786680
Lake Sundown Iowa
5

WONDERFUL PEACEFUL VACATION CABIN

  • 5 of 5
This was our second stay at this lovely lake cabin, and already booked for 2015 as the dates were filling up fast. we had family from Nebraska,Indiana,Iowa and visitors from Missouri during the week to visit, the canoe, kayak and the pontoon rental were a plus as well as the close by water park that the families enjoyed during the week.The owners are wonderful to work with solving problems if any arise and prompt at that..if you are looking for a great getaway this is where you will find it!!! everything you need is there except your food..two large refrigerator/freezer with plenty of room for the family food storage...would highly recommend this cabin in Iowa.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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RATHBUN area Log Home Spectacular Lake Views 50' SAND Private Beach $250/nt wkda
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p903739
+1 5157786680
Lake Sundown Iowa
5

Absolutely Fantastic Week on The Lake

  • 5 of 5
This beautiful home has so many thoughtful conveniences and is perfectly located. There was plenty of room for the three families we brought together for the week . The home is beautifully maintained and the service was excellent. Any and all questions were immediately addressed . The boat was a great addition . The kids and the adults too really enjoyed the tubing , the canoe and kayak ! I can definitely recommend this rental .
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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RATHBUN area Log Home Spectacular Lake Views 50' SAND Private Beach $250/nt wkda
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p903739
+1 5157786680
Lake Sundown Iowa
Oskaloosa, Iowa
5

50th Anniversary

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our week long stay at this majestic lodge cabin home. Its spacious levels gave everyone enough room to spread out or be together. Watching the sunset through the large windows overlooking the lake was breathtaking. The owners were very prompt before, during, and after our stay with answering any questions I had. This was our first experience with a home rental and the owners made it extremely easy for us. The house was great even down to the tap water. No need for bottled water there.
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
RATHBUN area Log Home Spectacular Lake Views 50' SAND Private Beach $250/nt wkda
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p903739
+1 5157786680
Lake Sundown Iowa
3

Beautiful Home and Property - Maintenance Needed

  • 3 of 5
I'm torn on leaving this review because the house was truly beautiful and the property was great, but there is definitely room for improvement. For the cost we paid, I had high expectations.
The house has plenty of space and everything/anything you could possibly want. We traveled with 6 children as an "end of the school year" getaway and they all had a really great time. The kayak and canoe were great to have right at the dock. We also appreciated all the options for outside fires. The kitchen was well stocked and there wasn't anything we needed that wasn't already there. Overall, everyone had a great time and the owners were easy to work with.
The house, overall, is in need of repairs (mostly minor) but still needed. It's almost as if they need to stop renting for a few weeks, get the house repaired, and then start renting again. Closet door handles were missing, pieces of broken furniture were found in different areas of the home, the master bath shower had very low water pressure (to the point of being unusable), lots of cracks and chips in ceramic flooring, severe mold growing in clothes washer door, multiple holes in the walls and patched areas that needed painted, basement carpet was a mess, shower curtains were moldy, bedding was stained, etc. We realize this is a cabin but all the miscellaneous broken odds and ends just made the experience seem more "low end" than what we were expecting (and what we paid for). Additionally, there is a serious problem with large bees (possibly carpenter bees) all over the exterior of the house. We live in Iowa and we're used to bees, but this was a problem. We have stayed at multiple week-long rentals and have never been required to wash all the bedding (towels - yes, bedding - no). Because we used all the beds in the home, it was impossible for us to wash and dry everything before we left (and it left me questioning how clean the bedding we were using was).
I don't want to leave this review on a negative note, as we really did have a very relaxing time and everyone did enjoy the experience. If the owners could find time to do some maintenance, this home would have easily been a 5-star experience.
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: This is very CONFLICTING to the 5 stars review we just received for the party who checked in two weeks after you and we did not do anything different. I wish you told me about the bees we could have gotten outdoor bees sprayed ASAP do your stay would be more comfortable. I don't get this rating often. In fact only 1 other 1 because if the shoreline weeds. I will address the concerns ASAP. As I write this response I just got a text fr my maintenance guy that he went to the house and the current renters said there is no bees problem. So I am not sure what happen. We aim to serve at our best and sorry for your experience.
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Map

Map

Car: necessary

Do not depend on GPS house is outskirt of Moravia and Google Lake Sundown Recreation Center major crossroad is 450th but house is on Catfish ct

Other Activities: Rathbun lake recreational and Rathbun Marina

Golf: Honey Creek Resort

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Availability & Rates

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Lake Sundown House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
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Jan 5 2014 - Dec 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$250
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$300
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$1,695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning to book $100
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes 4th of July weekend will have an up charge of $200
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Amenities

Amenities

Lake Sundown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Water Cooler
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Gas Heating
  • Vacuum System
  • Living Area
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Blender
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , master br #1 bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , main bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , walkout basement bath
    outdoor shower - outdoor shower , outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , MASTER BR #1
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , MAIN BR #2
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , MAIN BR #3
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , BR #4 WALKOUT BASEMENT
  • In addition to all the 5 queen beds and twin bunk, there are 1 full futon 2 sofas and 1 blowup bed comfortable sleeping 14 able to accommodate 16-20 guests
Entertainment:
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Sand Box
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Canoe
  • Boat ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Shed
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • pond
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • snowboarding
  • sailing
  • rafting
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • water tubing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • golf privileges optional
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • hunting
Notes:
Steep hill down to house so if your renting in winter, please make sure you have a 4 wheel drive
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