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50 Ft from the Mississippi River. Experience the winter eagle migration.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bed Split Level, 2 Bath Right On the River.

Spectacular 160 degree view of the Mighty Mississippi! Enjoy sipping a cup of coffee from the deck or in the kitchen nook watching the river meander by. Quiet neighborhood, located in between Ft. Madison and Keokuk. Historic Navoo, Illinois is just 1.5 mi. across the river or 20 minutes away by car along a beautiful scenic route!! Awesome place to relax, refresh and enjoy the beauty of the river valley.

Fishing poles are available to wet a line and see what the river may give up for your next dinner.

One thing very interesting to do is watching the barges lock through at Keokuk.

No matter what time of year there is always natures beauty around.. Spring brings migrating waterfowl going north, sometimes there will be many hundreds of thousands of Snow geese. Summer still waterfowl but with babies, the Purple Martins are around. Fall-migrating waterfowl going south with the colors of the changing trees. Winter-when the river freezes eagles will ride ice flows down the main channel and there are usually hundreds of eagles below the locks and dams.

More Details

rich and micki naughton
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About rich and micki naughton

Richard and Michelle Naughton live in Marshalltown IA. Retired after operating ServiceMaster of Marshalltown Inc. for 30 yrs. Two of our three sons still work the business.

rich and micki naughton purchased this house in 2014

Why rich and micki naughton chose Montrose

We feel blessed to have found this property. What an awesome place to be able to use and share with others. We never thought that sitting on a deck doing nothing but watching the river flow by and seeing all the wildlife that comes with it, i.e., Eagles, pelicans, seagulls, geese, etc. could be so intriguing and relaxing.

What makes this house unique

We love the fact that the river is only 50' away. It is unusual to find a place on the river that doesn't have either railroad tracks or a road between the house and the river. It is a quiet well kept neighborhood, friendly neighbors and close to larger cities if needed. Sitting on the deck whether it be day or night, watching the wildlife or the reflection of the Navoo temple on the river or a view of the stars!!!

Eagles pass by frequently, in the winter when the river is frozen there can be hundreds of eagles below the lock and dam at Keokuk and Burlington.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Montrose

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , can push twins together for a king
    Bedroom 2 - 3 single bed , 1 Single, 1 trundle bed-single top and bottom-pulls out n up
  • All new mattresses.6/2014 Master- Queen, 2nd bed -trundle bed(2 twins) and twin bed, 3rd bedroom- 2 twins can be pushed together for a king bed, Family room-Futon couch fold out into full bed, 2 Queen inflatables(1 in the lower b.ment, 1 under the cabinet in the family room), 2 couches-one in living room and one on porch on the river side of the house. Pack and play .
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • water tubing
Go to Chamber of Commerce websites for Montrose, Keokuk, Fort Madison, Burlington, Navoo, and Quincy IL..


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50 Ft from the Mississippi River. Experience the winter eagle migration.
average rating of 4.375 based on 24 reviews

3 daughters and five grandchildren stayed there

  • 5 of 5

My daughters enjoyed the house so much. Sleeping arrangements for each of them and their children was perfect. They made use of the three kayaks and enjoyed it very much, did not get a chance to get the canoe out maybe next time, they were able to BBQ and sit and enjoy river and see the fireworks show that Montrose put on. Very enjoyable 5 nights staying here over the 4th of July week.

  • Review Submitted: 19/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks!!!! You are so lucky to have seen the Independence day celebrations from there, we've only been there one time for the 4th! We feel blessed to have found this home. I know it's not a word but we never realized that it could be so "unboring" to sit and enjoy the river and wildlife from the deck doing NOTHING!
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Fantastic peaceful getaway for 8!

  • 4 of 5

Tho house was perfect for our family as half of us came in from Chicago and the other half came in from Spencer Iowa, so this was right in the middle. The house was a little warm when we arrived but it did cool off once we turned on the AC. The living room doesn't cool off as well as the bedrooms do but it felt better than being outside as it was the hottest day of the year. There is Wi-Fi and cable in the house and most of the bedrooms have TV's which is nice to relax after being on the hot sun all day. The backyard is big and the views of the river are so tranquil, you can sit out there and look at it for hours which is what we did. The river is not very deep at all and the kids had fun splashing around in the water. It was a little difficult getting the canoe and kayaks in the water, because there is no dock and you have to climb down a bank of rocks, but we figured it out. There is a dollar general two minutes away by car and it was super convenient to grab anything we needed. We bought a bunch of firewood and had bonfires both nights when we were there. Rich was very attentive and was more than happy to offer suggestions on things to do in the area and getting into the house upon arrival. Even with all of his suggestions, we never took advantage of leaving the house as we were having such a great time! Only complaint about the trip was the flies. They were relentless and hang out in hoards right by the patio door and as soon as you open it they swarm in. We tried our best to flyswat as many as we could but they definitely got the best of us. I don't know if there is anything that can be done for this but just a heads up. Otherwise it was a fantastic weekend getaway and if I am ever looking for a house again in southeast Iowa I will gladly come back!

  • Review Submitted: 04/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful view as the house sits near the banks of ole Miss!

  • Review Submitted: 28/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, you did a great job taking care of the house, I will be returning some of cleaning deposit to you. Thanks you're welcome back any time!!!!!!!
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Our Second Stay

  • 5 of 5

My siblings and spouses spend a weekend together each spring. We discovered this jewel last year and wanted to come back. We love the river front view, the birds, and the amenities offered. The owners are very pleasant and helpful. It's a pleasure to find a rental that is so well equipped. It is clearly their home and we like to treat it as such. We feel at home there too.

  • Review Submitted: 25/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review! You are very right about our enjoyment of the home and appreciate your feelings about the house too. We feel blessed to have found this place on the mighty Mississippi! We look forward to having you stay in the future! Thanks! Rich and Micki
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Great location and great view!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. The house was warm when we arrived but the A/C worked great and cooled things down very well. The owners were really great to work with. There was a problem with the main shower so we were unable to use it at first but while we were out sightseeing they got it taken care of and we didn't have any problems with it at all. The house could use some updates but we would recommend it to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: 30/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments. We plan on updating flooring this year. Glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Lacey, wa

It was a nice home on the river. Everything was there.

  • 5 of 5

Overall the experience was awesome. The owners were extremely pleasant to work with. Definitely will stay here again

Highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: 25/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Major airport-Burlington Small-Keokuk, Ft madison
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Fort Madison
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 61
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Neighbors beach

There is a great meat market, Dave's in Montrose.

" " Fish market in Niota, IL right after crossing the river from Ft. Madison.

All major shopping at Keokuk , Ft Madison, and Burlington.

The Villages of Van Buren offer a lot of history, museums, etc. There is the Dutchman's store in Cantril that we always enjoy going to, it has every thing from bolts of cloth, groceries, meats, bulk everything.

There are many brochures at the house and the local chambers of commerce have web sites.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Montrose

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee. AU$101.11
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$87.63
Pet Fee AU$47.18

$75.00 cleaning fee for each rental period. If property is left in excellent condition some of this fee maybe returned.
Check in after 3 PM, check out 11AM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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