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Country Home Overlooking Pond and Vineyard

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Space 464 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Den, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16-20)

Our country getaway overlooks a two acre pond and is adjacent to 360 beautiful private wooded acres. There are 5 vinyards nestled in the woods and around the pond/house. Our winery is just a short walk through a vineyard to the other side of the pond.

Three of the rooms feature 2 queen beds, 2 person whirlpool baths, electric fireplaces, dish TV, DVD players, and Wi-Fi.

One room has a King bed, shower/tub.

One room has a queen bed with shower bathroom down the hallway.

Our house has 2 full kitchens. The main kitchen is a cooks dream come true.

200 acres of timber, 50 acres of native prairie and wildflowers, 45 acres of wetlands, and the Little Sioux River meandering through the property make this a nature lovers paradise.

Hike the trails that lead to the vineyards, canoe or kayak the Little Sioux River, or enjoy some of our award winning wine while relaxing in one of the pergolas or on one of our decks/patio.

The pond is great for fishing or swimming and boasts some of the clearest water you can find.

The address: 1790 510th St, Linn Grove, Iowa 51033

From Linn Grove: 1 1/2 miles North and 1 mile East

Keywords: Swimming, fishing, kayaking, hiking, canoeing, bird watching, wine tasting, and hunting are some of the activities you can enjoy while visiting our property.

More Details

Owner
Sheila
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
90%
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2017

About Sheila

Paul and Sheila operate the vacation rental/retreat, vineyard and winery.

Sheila purchased this house in 2005

Why Sheila chose Iowa

This property is for those who want to reconnect with family and friends and nature. It is for those who want to experience life in a rural farming community where you can hear the sheep baaahing in the evening, the coyotes yelping at dusk, the eagles and hawks soaring in the day, and millions of stars at night. Renew your spirit. It's time for some innspiration.

What makes this house unique

Be inspired in this relaxing country setting. Ideal for family reunions and retreats. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Five miles of trails connect the vineyards, river access points, and scenic spots on our 370 acre farm.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Linn Grove

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 464 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 3 two person jetted tubs 4 showers 1 tub/shower combo 6 toilets
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • bedroom 5 - 1 extra lg. double bed , in suite bathroom with tub/shower combo
    den - 1 sofa bed/futon , this family rm can also be used as a bedroom
    (1)lake room - 2 large double bed , in suite bathroom with 2 person whirlpool tub and shower
    (3)green room - 2 large double bed , in suite bathroom, shower, and 2 person whirlpool tub
    (2)mountain room - 2 large double bed , in suite bathroom, shower and 2 person whirlpool tub
    (4)grandma room - 1 large double bed , bathroom with shower located down the hall
  • Queen size Beds (7) king sizebeds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jacuzzi ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkelling
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Notes:
volley ball, and other yard games available/ swim and/or fish for large mouth bass in the clear water pond (it is amazing)/ if we are working in the vineyards feel free to join us(we will teach you all about growing grapes)/ hike or mountain bike the miles of trails to the other vineyards/ walk over to Innspiration Winery and taste our wines for free/ use our canoes or kyaks to explore and/or fish the Little Sioux river(walleye and northrn in the spring and fall, catfish in the summer)/ watch wildlife and share some wine or a cold drink from the cabin site or the pergola in the vineyard(deer, turkeys, eagles)/there is currenty an eagle nest a mile south of the vacation rental/ hunting pakages available in the spring and fall/guides are avaiable for both hunting and fishing

Reviews

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average rating of 4.97561 based on 41 reviews
5

A hidden GEM in peaceful middle America...IOWA

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful country setting to enjoy sharing memories at our annual sibling get together. Open concept kitchen. dinning and gathering area is stocked to aide in preparing family meals. Owners have prepared the 5 bedroom 5 1/2 bath home for comfort. Exceptionally clean. This is our second time here. Spencer is a nice town, to the north, to shop and visit. The home of the famous Clay County Fair (starts weekend after Labor Day). Thanks to Sheila and Paul.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adams, MN
5

Great vacation stay. We all enjoyed the house.

  • 5 of 5

Everyone had a great time. What a wonderful facility! Very comfortable and welcoming. WE all enjoyed our time here -- we were 8 adults and 17 grandchildren ranging from 6 to 13 years of age. I have just a few comments or suggestions -- we were unable to locate a grill brush and grill utensils. Maybe we just did not look in the right place, but they would have been helpful. The only other item was Kleenex tissues -- it would have been helpful to know beforehand if they are not provided. Otherwise, everything else was wonderful. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Des moines
5

We had a wonderful family gathering! The house easily accomodated all the adults and the teenagers

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 14 spent hours swimming, fishing and kayaking. We even kayaked the Little Sioux. The house was spacious enough for everyone to have a little "hideaway". Lori was marvelous and we had such a delightful time sampling the wine with her. Our plans are to return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for our group. Inside and out were comfortable, safe for the older and younger ones!

  • 5 of 5

This place had everything we needed for a family vacation. The house is huge and comfortable. Lots of space to play or do things inside if it's a rainy day. Outside has a lovely large mowed lawn for plenty of yard games. The pond was a great place to swim and boat. And of course the winery was a great thing to have a short walk away.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful place to reconnect!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 18 from 4 states met for some time to reconnect; ages 12 to 78. The lay out of the house made it easy to have the space needed to have privacy and a space to gather. We brought a puzzle and games, so a lot of time was spent enjoying each other. The Internet connection was great- but we encouraged people time. There was a well stocked kitchen with plenty of refrigerator space (but bring extra ice). The pool/ ping pong table space in the basement was great for the younger ones. We traveled in late June and the weather was fairly cool for that time of year so we really enjoyed the large deck on the back of the house. (Not too hot! ) We also enjoyed the dock by the pond with canoes/kayaks and great fire pit area. It was a little chilly for swimming, but the water was very clear!!! The adults also enjoyed a tasting at the winery. It is a beautiful, peaceful, quaint location. There is a small grocery store about 4 miles away... we traveled to Spencer to pick up a larger amount of supplies, and spend a few hours. It is a quick-easy 20 minute drive. One late afternoon we headed to Aronolds Park for a free concert and supper. It also was an easy drive ( less than an hour). I would highly recommend this location if you want a space that is away from a lot of people, and appreciate nature. There is a sheep farm located not far from the house ( you can't hear them), but the flies inside and outside the house were annoying. There are also a few small general maintenance items that need to be addressed, but overall it was a wonderful spot! Clean and well supplied, and a great fit for our family. Shelia, Lory, and Tyler were helpful and kind. Thanks for a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

EXCELLENT QUIET HOME

  • 5 of 5

We had our family reunion at this quiet getaway in Linn Grove the kids had lots of fun canoeing fishing playing ball in the huge back yard, water balloons etc the adults enjoyed the large home and both decks to enjoy the view. this is a huge home lots of beds, bathrooms laundry what more could you ask? would definitely go there again

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Winery is 1 block or go to Sioux Rapids
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Great 9 hole course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 10
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Sioux Rapids or Peterson
Nearest Ski
Cross country Ski out the front door
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Swim in our pond or go to Okoboji
Car: necessary

The clear water pond is great for swimming and fishing. Vineyards are an integrel part of the landscape. The winery is less than a block away. Our 370 acre timber farm with trails, vineyards, and the Little Sioux River running through it, starts just across the road. If you enjoy an outdoor rural setting this vacation rental is for you.

Innspiration Winery is located on the other side of the pond. Taste the wines. Enjoy a bottle while lounging on the deck. Schedule a winery and vineyard tour. Try your hand at karaoke. Listen to live music on Friday nights during the Summer and Fall.

Hunting pakages available for deer, turkey, and pheasant(call for info). The 370 arce farm adjacent to the vacation rental has 200 acres of timber, 70 acres of wetlands and CRP, and 100 acres of cropland. This farm supports good populations of whitetail deer and turkey. Guide service is available. Out of state hunters must enter the lottery to obtain a liciense for deer and turkey.

We are the perfect spot for cross country skiers. There are trails throughout our woods or down to the Little Sioux River. Call for snow conditions.

We see many eagles below the dam in Linn Grove during the winter, and there is an eagles nest about a mile south of the vacation rental so you can see eagles as often as you want.

The Little Sioux River offers opportunities for fishing, floating, canoeing, kayaking, or snowmobiling. We have a private access 1 1/2 mile South of the vacation rental or there are public access areas all along the river. Google 'inkapaduta canoe trail' or check out the 'linngroveiowa.org' website.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Linn Grove

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
fall 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$294
A$1,535
 
 
holidays 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$320
A$1,919
 
 
Winter 2018
2 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$256
A$1,279
 
 
Spring 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$281
A$1,535
 
 
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
A$2,559
 
 
late summer 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$320
A$1,919
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
A$2,559
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$895.51
Cleaning fee A$191.9
Tax Rate 7.0%

1/2 of the rent is due at booking, 1/2 of the rent is due 30 days in advance of check in,

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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