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Lake MacBride Cabin- State Park! Book 2 nights, get 3rd free!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

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

Next to Iowa City, Cedar Rapids & Amanas. 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:
15 July, 2018

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 Solon

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!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Solon

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
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
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower
  • We've added a 3rd full bathroom! Now every level of living has its own full bathroom. Hooray!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , New Sunroom Bedroom has a Queen sofa futon
    Loft - 1 double bed , 1 sofa bed/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 theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse 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


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Lake MacBride Cabin- State Park! Book 2 nights, get 3rd free!
average rating of 4.642857 based on 70 reviews

Great for family gathering

  • 4 of 5

Great lodging for a family get together. It was great to spend family time together. I highly recommend the public beach nearby and the brewery too.

  • Review Submitted: 13/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location, very accommodating and clean.

  • 5 of 5

Seemed very well taken care of and lovely. Had a wonderful time and would recommend to anybody interested in a rural weekend getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 26/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice cabin, great location!

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed the short walk to the lake the first morning, lake was peaceful. Spacious cabin for 8 adults to spread out, greatly appreciated dog friendly cabin. Kitchen offered room for all to gather and the pots/pans/dishes well stocked. Lisa very promptly responded to all messages. Enjoyed kayaking at Lake McBride and good restaurants in Solon. Convenient location.

  • Review Submitted: 24/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun place for a family gathering

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Lisa's cabin. It was big enough for our group that included up to 10 people sleeping overnight and more getting together during the day. It was a steamy hot weekend but the house was cool and the deck had some shade and a breeze almost all the time. The big group was better gathered outside than in for space, but when we needed to get out of the heat it was doable. The kids really enjoyed walking down to the lake on the trail, and spending time at the beach areas down there. It got really busy with boats on such a hot summer weekend but in the morning we had a space to ourselves. The kitchen had everything we needed. Bedrooms were comfortable enough (maybe some bedside tables would be nice? previous review also noted there is no usable lamp in upstairs bedroom). As people have mentioned and in the description, the stairs are potentially an issue with small children and older people. We had both, and managed ok but needed to supervise and help the less mobile ones negotiate from the driveway up to the house (where they can then stay on the main floor). Overall, we felt like we knew what we were getting and and were really pleased.

I really enjoyed the area - it's quick ride down to the boat rental place where a couple of us rented stand-up paddle boards to try out (they also have rental kayaks, canoes and pedal boats) and swam at the beach there. There were kayaks with the house but we were daunted by hauling them down to the water (well really it was back up that we didn't relish) in the 95 degree heat. There was also nearby access to some trails for running and biking. We had a group go golfing nearby also. Easy drive into Solon for some restaurants and anything you need to pick up. The weekend had plenty of entertainment for everyone.

We would rent it again - great fun!

  • Review Submitted: 18/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'll be there next week to replace the lamp upstairs. As you can see it was BRAND NEW but someone took part of the cord that plugs into the wall! I've tried to find a cord replacement part but after multiple attempts, I give up! So strange the cord part went!
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Good except for a maintenance problem

  • 4 of 5

Cabin was clean & cozy upon arrival. Short walk to the lake. The stay was great except after the 1st night we were there my sister noticed her bed in the basement was damp (no problem could’ve been kids putting wet swimsuits, towels, etc. on bed) 2nd night my sister noticed water dripping in several places from the ceiling (she was staying in the basement bedroom) on the 3rd day her bed, the couch, & several spots on floor were completely soaked (ok but we had bridesmaids dresses, flower girl dresses etc. on the couch since we were staying there for my sisters upcoming wedding) we could not figure out where it was coming from since it spanned such a big area. With a little inspecting, we found that garbage disposal under the kitchen sink was completely broken & water was draining down, full speed, everytime we used the sink! We had the wedding rehearsal that day so everyone was in kind of a panic! I called Lisa right away & she had someone sent out there a few hours later. She did reimburse me a portion of our payment for the problem. Overall it was a good stay & Lisa was good to work with! The stairs were pretty dangerous for the 3 toddlers to maneuver. They were open without backs to the stairs so little legs could easily have gone through. There were baby gates set up which was great but they could open the latches on their own easily so we just had to watch them carefully.

  • Review Submitted: 09/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so grateful we were able to get it fixed the same day you called to let us know! It seems every year we have one emergency fix with something so I'm crossing my fingers that was it for 2018! Congratulations again on the wedding and many blessings to you and your family. :) Lisa
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Charming, unique house, with room for everyone.

  • 5 of 5

At times, there were 19 people in the house, but there was room for everyone. Teenagers we're down stairs, adults in kitchen area and little ones in the loft. Deck is huge and kids had great fun outside playing games and running around.

  • Review Submitted: 03/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
Big Grove Brewery
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, Cedar Rapids or Amana Colonies! We are also 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

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$134.78
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$673.9

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

  • 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.

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