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Surf-N-Sleep Cottage

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

The Surf-n-Sleep cottage is conveniently located just 2 blocks from the historic Surf Ballroom and 2 blocks from the lake. It's walking distance to all that Clear Lake has to offer... public beach, shopping, restaurants, band shell, city park, Lady of the Lake boat cruise etc. Outdoor water park opened in 2007 with 2 water slides, zero entry, kiddie play area and diving boards.

You'll love the cozy atmosphere of the Surf-N-Sleep. The large kitchen and open floor plan make it plenty spacious for all to be together. Recently renovated to include, a 3 season porch, master bedroom with queen Sleep Number bed, 2nd room with 1 full size bed, 2 twin beds. Also a new tankless water heater and water softener were installed. You'll never run out of hot water!

Private concrete patio with grill, table, chairs. You're welcome to use the bikes in the shed for a quick trip downtown. There's also tether ball, large sand box, outdoor toys as well as cards, games, coloring books and toys for the kids. Don't forget to bring DVDs for your movie enjoyment on the flat screen TV (cable and wifi available in the summer and by request off season). Be sure to check out the Clear Lake, IA website for current events in town.

4th of July week is $800.00~...Check out our calendar today!!

Keywords: Cottage, Cabin, Clear Lake IA

More Details

Owner
Bill and Tanya Schmidt
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Bill and Tanya Schmidt

We love Clear Lake! The Surf Ballroom is what brought us to the town. We came for a concert and fell in love with the area. Our kids love to come to Clear Lake for all the family fun activities.

Bill and Tanya Schmidt purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Bill and Tanya Schmidt chose Iowa

We chose to buy a vacation/rental home in this location because, it is walking distance to the Surf, restaurants, city park, beach, Lady of the Lake, shops and the list goes on. A typical summer day includes~ packing a lunch, biking down to the beach, swimming, playing at the park, getting a cookie at Cookies etc. OR buying an ice cream treat from the ice cream truck (complete w/bell and all),bumming around the shops and biking back...great day!

What makes this cottage unique

Off season there's still plenty to do...stay in the cozy cottage, play games, watch a movie, go to the Lakes theatre, head to Mason City for some shopping or visit the museums. There's numerous events going on in town monthly, Christmas on the Lake, Kites in Feb., Buddy Holly winter festival at the Surf Ballroom, 4th of July celebration etc. Every time we are in Clear Lake we're never ready to leave!

Amenities

Clear Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1- sink, toilet and shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Soft water

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Surf-N-Sleep Cottage
average rating of 4.90625 based on 32 reviews
5

Great Winter and Summer Property

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for a place that slept 4+ for a weekend to do some ice fishing in the Clear Lake area and the Surf-N-Sleep cottage didn't disappoint. The furnace keep the place nice and warm on a cold weekend, had hot water for a shower, and plenty of room for 4 adult guys. No complaints here, and will likely be looking to rent the place out for our summer trip. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodbury, MN
4

Sister get together

  • 4 of 5

My sister and I met in Clearlake to celebrate her birthday. We had a wonderful time. It's a cute little place. We loved having space to fix our food, play games, watch TV, and just relax. Everything was great. The only thing that would've made it a little bit better for us would have been if the bathroom and bedrooms were on the same floor. We even took the short walk down to the lake. It would be fun to be so close to the lake in the summertime. We did enjoy the little view of the lake that we had from our place. We had everything we needed and working with the owners was easy and great. Thanks so much for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great cozy cabin in Cear Lake

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was great. It was everything as described. The owner was very easy to work with over email. Extremely quick to respond. We arrived and the house was very clean. It had a nice check in list with all the information you needs. The house came with plenty of extra's to get you through a stay. Already talking about booking this one again sometime in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Nice time at Clear Lake!

  • 4 of 5

We rented this quaint cottage for a mini-family reunion and really had a nice time! Had a cookout on the back porch with tetherball being a huge hit! Took advantage of the bikes in the shed and biked to coffee early the next morning - SO FUN! The property would be perfect for a couple with three young children as the upstairs sleeping quarters are very compact. Tanya was great with communication! We would and hope to rent this property again!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Des Moines, Iowa
4

Walking Distance to Lake-Clean-Stocked Full-Awesome for a Girl's Weekend!

  • 4 of 5

The house was lovely. Clean and VERY close to the lake. The owners were very nice and super quick at responding to email. The beds were comfortable and it was the perfect space for our Girls Weekend. The back patio was nice and the fire pit was perfect for a night among the stars. Great location and a great find. We want to come back every year!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Livermore, CA/USA
5

Sister Sleepover

  • 5 of 5

We four sisters get together once a year at various places across the United States. Our eleventh year was just spent at the Surf-N-Sleep in Clear Lake and we loved the place! It has all the amenities you could possibly need and room to spare for the four of us. We especially loved the back patio! It's a very short walk down to the lake, the Surf Museum and in-town memorial. We drove downtown, but it's a very short drive. The town is lovely, quaint, and welcoming. We had a great lunch at Sevens, with dessert at the Cookies, Etc. We definitely recommend to others and plan to come back again another year!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

*Surf Ballroom-live music.

*City park and bandshell-activities all summer

*public beach

*downtown shops and restaurants

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Rates & Availability

Clear Lake Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$125
$700
$2,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$125
$600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

Monthly rates will be negociated, depending on season and amount of stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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