Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon

Surf-N-Sleep Cottage

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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.

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 a 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 provided). 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 a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

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 and events that happen year round, summer is a great time to enjoy the lake, the bandshell, the BBQ fest, classic car show and much more. Clear Lake has a small town feel with events that rival a bigger city, you will not be disappointed!

Bill and Tanya Schmidt purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Bill and Tanya Schmidt chose Clear Lake

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

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Clear Lake

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Soft water

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(46 traveller reviews)

82% Complete
15% Complete
2% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Surf-N-Sleep Cottage
average rating of 4.804348 based on 46 reviews
5

Excellent choice if you are visiting Clear Lake!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Surf-N-Sleep over the past two years and I'll be booking again for another visit. Bill and Tanya are very responsive owners and have thought of everything a guest could need. Washer and dryer, fully stocked kitchen (pots/pans/etc.). New this year was a key-less entry which was great. Nice back patio with a table and umbrella for hanging out or grilling after a day on the lake. Walking distance to Surf Ballroom and a few restaurants and bars. Downtown is a short bit away or bring a bike to get you all around the main area of Clear Lake. If you are considering a house to rent I highly recommend this one!

  • Review Submitted: 29/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Belton, Missouri
5

Cozy and Convenient!!

  • 5 of 5

Came to Clear Lake to see Peter Frampton at the Surf! I can honestly say I have never walked to a concert. Two blocks and we were at the sold out show.

The cottage was the perfect size for the 3 of us...nice, warm and cozy. Great kitchen...we fixed Easter dinner there. Comfortable furniture snd nice TV to watch movies. Brought my Apple TV...and the internet kept up great!

I would recommend the Surf N Sleep to anyone going to Clear Lake!

We want to return in the summer to enjoy the lake life....

  • Review Submitted: 02/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

Great Weekend Getaway!

  • 4 of 5

The Surf-N-Sleep was clean and very comfortable. Everything was as indicated in the description. The only drawback is the bathroom situation. For older people, it’s a long walk from upstairs, through the living room and kitchen to the bathroom in the middle of the night. There were 5 of us, so getting ready one at a time was time consuming.

  • Review Submitted: 08/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Wonderful Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this cottage 2 nights with our family. Cottage had everything we needed and was very cute and just as described. Tanya was very attentive and answered all questions and any needs or questions promptly. Would not hesitate to stay here again. Wonderful home and so much cozier than a hotel for our family weekend!!

  • Review Submitted: 07/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Family Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the Surf-N-Sleep Cottage. It was above our expectations with the added mini room and another bed. Our family of 6 was very comfortable and we had 9 for Thanksgiving dinner that worked out just fine. We would stay again and recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 25/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gladd everything worked out for you and your family Sara. Thank you for the positive review, hope you come back again!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Valders, wi
4

The house was very clean and well maintained.

  • 4 of 5

The layout of the bedrooms was surprising. They are very close together. We had a three year old and an 18 month old who used a pac-n-play. We put the pac-n-play in the porch area at night, and an adult slept downstairs to be near him. The location was nice, not too far from the lake.

  • Review Submitted: 26/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Map

*Surf Ballroom-live music.

*City park and bandshell-activities all summer

*public beach

*downtown shops and restaurants

Photos

Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Clear Lake

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
25 May 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$168
AU$943
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$168
AU$808
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
Contact Owner
Available
Unavailable

Other Holiday Properties