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Lake MacBride Cabin- State Park! 15 min to Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, or Amanas!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights


About the property

Sleeps 15! 3 bed, 3 bath, sleeping loft, family room with 3 futons couch/beds.

This incredible property has original beams and flooring from a 1800's church! Renew your spirit with state park hiking trails or a hammock. Walk down the 2 minute path to the Coralville Reservoir and enjoy the beach! Nestled between Lake MacBride State Park and the beautiful Coralville Reservoir, this retreat is a Godsend! Boat rentals 1 minute away! Located next to trails for hiking, cross-country skiing, or snowmobiling.

Lisa Martin-Eatinger
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

About Lisa Martin-Eatinger

I grew up in Iowa near here and enjoyed the family picnics at the state park. My extended family is still in the area! We now live in downtown Chicago, and this retreat is a great escape from our hectic lives.

Lisa Martin-Eatinger purchased this house in 2011

Why Lisa Martin-Eatinger chose Iowa

My family has been enjoying Lake MacBride since it first opened. My grandmother told me about her experiences growing up and enjoying the lake so she made sure to bring her children. My mother has great stories of Lake MacBride and the Coralville Reservoir and she made sure to bring me and my brothers! Now a fourth generation, my own daughters, are growing up with peace and tranquility because of this fabulous property.

What makes this house unique

We are next to cross-country ski and snowmobile trails!


Solon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • We've added a 3rd full bathroom! Now every level of living has its own full bathroom. Hooray!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , New Sunroom Bedroom has a Queen sofa futon
    Loft - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size bed In main floor bedroom, Double Bed in top floor bedroom, 1 Sleeper Sofa in loft area, 1 sleeper sofa in main floor living room, Sunroom-bedroom has a deluxe Queen sofa-futon, also in the family room we have 2 futon couches and 1 futon-chair bed that becomes a twin bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • alternative lifestyle
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Fire pit, hiking & biking trails, beach, lake, snowmobile trails, horseback riding down the road, watercraft rentals


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Lake MacBride Cabin- State Park! 15 min to Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, or Amanas!
average rating of 4.6410255 based on 39 reviews

Spacious, Quiet, Scenic, Cozy and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This lakefront Lake MacBride Cabin was a perfect relaxing get away from our busy city life.

The accomodations were clean and comfortable. Plenty of space for our 5 adults that stayed. The cabin is well stocked with linens, appliances, kitchenware and etc.

The owner was very nice, personable and accommodating with our requests.

We highly recommend this cabin!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a nice place

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin experience here. Really beautiful setting, nice cabin with all the amenities you'd need to have a great weekend/week vacation. Small town nearby with very good food options and a couple of fun bars as well. Working with the owner was as easy as it could be. This was really top notch and I highly recommend this property and this owner.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun house, great location

  • 5 of 5

Rented the house with another family so had 4 adults / 5 kids. House was able to accommodate all of us easily. Has a unique layout with three levels with open concept from top to bottom. Very nice wrap around deck and has a lower screen porch which came in handy as the mosquitos were bad. Fun tree swing and play house for the kiddos out front. Walking distance to the state park, beach and boat rental areas. Not great access to the water from the house. Was severely overgrown so was not able to access the water from the house path. Didn't matter much since the beach was a close walk. Lisa was great to deal with throughout the entire rental process. Very responsive to my questions and kept me up to date with ongoings at the house. House was very clean and highly recommend it as a family or multi-family rental.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry about the overgrown trail! The area to the lake flooded this summer and the heat and humidity combined with flooding prevented trail maintenance. It was a crazy weed season! :)
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Rustic cabin in a good location

  • 4 of 5

This would be a lovely property for a family or a weekend during an Iowa football game for a group who want to party and then fall into bed. It is close to the airport, Iowa City and Cedar Rapids which is a big plus. Solon has a very nice brewery/ restaurant which we enjoyed . However, we were a bunch of somewhat older ladies 😁򐑡nd the cabin has many stairs which made it hard to get around for some. It is very open to all noises making it difficult to get a good nights rest. There is only one shower. It's a cabin!!! Regardless of its drawbacks we had a great time.Lisa is friendly and very responsive.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great family gathering place!

  • 4 of 5

Lisa's vacation home was a great central location for our annual family get together. Plenty of sleeping space. We enjoyed the well equipped kitchen with newer appliances. The deck was great for extra seating for meals and also for playing games. The only thing lacking was a second shower.

Lisa was so gracious and easy to work with.

Joyce & Floyd Pfaffle and family.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great 4th of July Weekend

  • 3 of 5

We stayed at the cabin over 4th of July weekend. The location was good for gathering family from Eastern and Central Iowa. We had a great time. The owners put a new deck on and it is really nice. A beautiful setting. The yard is nice for games. The firepit great for smores. Some of the more adventurous hiked down to the Coraville Resevoir though jeans and tennie shoes were required with the summer weeds. But they all enjoyed it that did it. The state park is very close. Within biking distance or a short drive. The marina at the state park is great for kayak, etc. rentals. Nice people. Cheap rates. This property has a great location and the only VRBO in the area.

The interior of the cabin was clean and fairly well maintained. There are two beds that are decent for sleeping but the futon and couch options are not as comfortable. Probably better for small children but not teens or adults which was a majority of our group. There is only a shower in the downstairs bathroom. The upstairs is smaller claw foot tub without a shower option. Although the shower on the main floor is newer it is fairly small. We are not large people by any means and it feels cramped when you are in there. The cabin has a lived in feel. Some people may like this others may not. I think for us, less is more in terms of decorations, owners stuff in closets, etc.

Given the level of the home, we felt the price was pretty expensive for Iowa. We have stayed in beautiful cabins on vacations across the US and payed the same amount we did for this cabin in Iowa. I think the price is a bit high.

The owners are great to work with and were very accommodating. I wouldn't hesitate to rent this place for a weekend if you need something in the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're putting in a 3rd full bathroom and sun room for an additional bedroom! Thank you!
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Cedar Rapids, Eastern Iowa Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Solon Station
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Lake MacBride Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Interstate 80
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
El Sol
Nearest Ski
0.25 Miles
Cross Country Trails
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Coralville Reservoir, Lake MacBride Beaches
Car: necessary

We are located 15 minutes from Iowa City or Cedar Rapids, right next to Lake MacBride State park. There are hiking and biking trails, public beaches and boat rentals including paddleboats, canoes, kayaks, & pontoons. Enjoy Iowa City nightlife including shopping, Hawkeye football games & shows. Fossil hunting is nearby at the Devonian Fossil Gorge.


Rates & Availability

Solon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Weekends
Mar 16 2017 - May 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day wknd
May 25 2017 - May 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
May 29 2017 - Aug 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
July 4th week
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Labor Day wknd
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall weekends
Sep 7 2017 - Nov 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Winter Break rates
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning varies in price $100

Some weekends, holidays and time periods require a 3 night minimum or longer.
Cleaning fees are dependent on the number of beds needed for your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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