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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. 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:
18 August, 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

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Clear Lake

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Soft water

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.891892 based on 37 reviews
5

Love it!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay! House was very clean, organized and had everything we needed. Owners are super easy to work with, and responded right away with any questions I had. Clear Lake is AMAZING! My family loved spending the 4th of July here. We hope to be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely little cottage near downtown

  • 5 of 5

Surf-n-sleep was a great cottage for 4 girls on a little get-away in July. The sun porch and small front porch were our favorite places to sit and visit. The kitchen has everything you need, but with the lake and downtown a few minutes walk away we didn't cook much!! Clean, quaint and nicely decorated. Would definitely rent again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cute home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Had everything you needed for a comfortable family vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean & comfortable. Everything you need & within walking distance of Clear Lake's attractions.

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay here. Within walking distance of a nice park, public beach, Surf Ball room, Our Lady of the Lake, downtown shops, & Cookie store. Our crew included my parents, my husband & myself & our two small children. There was enough space that we didn't feel on top of eachother. Kitchen was equipped with everything we needed & we also grilled alot. We ate a majority of our meals there - dining out with little ones can be challenging. We also appreciated being able to use the washer & dryer- allowed us to pack lighter. The sandbox was overgrown and not really usable & there isn't much yard space, but again a large park & beach were both only about 1/2 mile away. Bathroom is located on lower level & bed rooms are upstairs. Tankless water heater was nice so that we didn't have to worry about running out of hot water. Would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review! You are 100% correct that the sandbox was overgrown, I hadn't been there in a few weeks and the weeds grew quicker than I thought! I took care of this over the weekend and it should be usable again. Sorry for this inconvenience and we do appreciate you mentioning this. Hope to see you again! Bill
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5

Great place to kick back and relax

  • 5 of 5

Tanya has GREAT customer service and excellent communication. This was my first HomeAway stay and, despite some last-minute changes on my end, she made is simple and painless.

The house is clean and comfortable and large enough for my family of 5, no problem! If I find myself in the area again, this is exactly where I'll stay.

Thank you Tanya.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • 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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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.