|Minimum Stay||1 - 2 nights|
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
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 and top of driveway only on Wednesday night for Thurs am pickup 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
NOTE: THE HEADLINE SAYS $250 BUT IT IS FOR WEEKDAYS IN FALL/WINTER DATES OR ODD LOTS. FRIDAY AND SAT ARE CONSIDERED WEEKEND AND THOSE DAYS ARE $275-300 DEPENDING ON AVAILABILITY. SUMMER DATES ARE PRIME AND THOSE WE NORMALLY RENT WEEKLY FR SAT TO SAT.
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 for 2015.
$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: $425+50$gas+tax=475$
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 from dock or on our property line.
Although the home can host up to 20 people, there are extra people charge over 8.
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. Over 5 extra people is $10/pp per night.
Breaking down the sleeping arrangements:
5 queen beds = 10 persons
2 twin bunks = 2 persons
1 futon in sunroom= 2 persons
1 fold out FULL sofa bed in basement = 2 persons
2 blow up beds= 4 persons
total 20 people
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
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 but you still need to get a load started
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
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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.
2013 is our 3rd summer renting see our reviews
Owner Trinh Nguyen purchased this house in 2007
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
Our family booked a winter's 2 night stay at the home and were very glad we did. It was such a great experience to read by the fireplace and to watch the eagles. Our experience was probably different than most people's because we stayed during a blizzard where it snowed almost a foot of snow. The experience of sitting out on the deck during a snowstorm in front of a roaring fire and listing to the sound of ice breaking on the lake was surreal. Trinh was very helpful and went above and beyond to help us because of the weather. I also was very appreciative of the groundskeeper in pulling out one of our stuck vehicles. It was also appreciated that we were able to take our dog with us for the weekend. We definitely will be staying again! Thanks!
We booked a winter stay for 2 nights at the end of January. The fireplace made it a very cozy stay given that we got snowed in due to a blizzard. The snow on the lake and the eerie sounds that the ice made while we sat next to a roaring fire outside on the patio was a great experience. Trihn was incredibly gracious and helpful as was the caretaker of the roads when we got snowed in because of the 10" of new snow that fell. Our family had a good time and we will definitely book the home again. We especially appreciated that fact that we could bring our dog and not have to leave him home. Thank you Trinh!
Wow! Just returned from this amazing cabin! We had a group of three couples, had more than enough room! What a great space to hang out and have a mini vacation. The owner was easy to work with and communicate with. The view of the lake was beautiful! Totally exceeded our expectations! Would love to return in the fall! Thanks for a great home away from home!
The home was beautiful and welcoming. We had more than enough space for our 6 adults and 9 children (ranging 10 mo. to 13 years) It had some minor flaws but nothing that couldn't be looked past to enjoy the amazing environment. We enjoyed our gift opening and family pictures in front of the fireplace. The large kitchen and open living area made spending time together ideal, and the large basement and games were perfect for the children to have fun.
We had a great time at the cabin for our family Christmas. It does have mice in the winter they found the pancake mix. The weather was above freezing and no snow. If there would have been snow we never would have got in or out. The driveway and road are very steep. Overall our stay was great. The cabin is in real need of some fixes. The edging on basement ledge fell on one of the little girls. The bathrooms were not that clean. I felt I had to clean them before we used them even though it was empty the week before week came. Showers have low pressure and master bath needs faucet fixed. The tub is out of order. The couch in basement is torn and needs replaced. I know it can't be perfect but it needs some upkeep. The brand new washer was way nice. We would consider staying again. It is a nice place right on the lake. The Soy Family.
The house was plenty big enough for my large family reunion. The house is comfy. We opened presents in front of the fireplace. The kitchen was stocked with plenty of dishes, pans etc. my family loved the puzzles! Plenty of room indoors for the kids to play. Was very nice to have dish soap provided.
Need to mention there is zero yard space to play outdoor games like football or ride bikes. The house does need maintenance like paint, holes in walls and broken trim pieces. The Jacuzzi tub was broke down. Some guests had to walk up the steep hill cause the car was to heavy when leaving. Lots of spiders in the downstairs living area. The area was gorgeous in Oct. Had so much fun boating on Sunday. The fire pit area was a big hit! If I ever rent a big house like this again, I'd hire me a maid to come with. Between the cooking for 5 family's, dishes and 5 hrs of laundry on check out day this granny needs a vacation from my vacation! I loved every minute of it!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
off season non summer
Oct 1 2015 - Apr 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
|cleaning to book||$100.00|
|Notes||4th of July weekend will have an up charge of $200|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.