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Owner Trinh Nguyen

Member since: 2011
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Speaks english

RATHBUN area Log Home Spectacular Lake Views 50' SAND Private Beach $250/nt wkda

59 Reviews
Sleeps20
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Moravia holiday house

4br3ba 4000SF sleep 16to30 max lakefront has 230' shoreline & new private beach

WELCOME TO OUR PARADISE: 450 Acres Private Lake and your own Private Beach Area by dock to complete your getaway. Home offers western exposure for the perfect sunset over lake.

Private dock w bench Beach w/ 4 chairs

• 2 balconies, 1 deck and walkout patio w fire pit

• Double-burner gas grill with built-in gas line

• 3 TVs: one 50' flat screen w DTV receiver for each, one 42' w DTV receiver, 28' TV w/ receiver and DVD Player

• SS appliances

Central Air Upgraded Everything Throughout Including Granite Everywhere

5 QUEEN BEDS:

Master BR upstairs has a Queen Bed

BR2 QUEEN

BR#3 has a Queen and twin bunk bed

BR Downstairs has 2 queens

sunroom has full futon

Walkout great room has full leather euro bed, couch and mattress Blowup available

Full Kitchen Including Pots and Pans Coffee Maker & Keurig coffee maker, slow cooker and blender

Towels and Linens Are Available and Need To Be Washed and Folded At End of Your Stay.

Take Your Garbage with you or leave them in plastic container outside and top of driveway only on Wednesday night for Thurs am pickup with $15 Tip and Cleaning team Can Take It For You.

Outdoors has benches on decks and patio has chairs and log seating by fire-pit. Bring your own firewood or purchase it locally...

FREE WIRELESS INTERNET and computer

DIRECTV Ultimate programs

NOTE: THE HEADLINE SAYS $250 BUT IT IS FOR WEEKDAYS IN WINTER DATES OR ODD LOTS. FRIDAY AND SAT ARE CONSIDERED WEEKEND AND THOSE DAYS ARE $275-300 DEPENDING ON AVAILABILITY. SUMMER DATES ARE PRIME AND THOSE WE NORMALLY RENT WEEKLY FR SAT TO SAT.

RESERVATION: There is also a $100 booking fee via Paypal or Credit Card via phone

I end up using that 100$ money toward cleaning when you leave. IF for some reason, a renter decides to cancel, the 100$ end up helping toward the rent's loss due to cancellation and the headache involved holding date for you.

SO BASICALLY THE $100 deposit to hold your week will go toward cleaning if you stay and if you decide to cancel, you will forfeit the deposit.

$200 refundable security deposit DUE before or at same time as rental

TWO NONE DEMAND Payment Plan Up to 50% of rental is due 2 weeks from booking and balance due 2-3 weeks prior to arrival. YOu are responsible for initiating the payments. Failure to pay when due will release the date back to available. Text me if you need Paypal request or call you to take credit card.

Cancellation: 120 days advance notice for full refund. 30-119 cancel will receive credit TO exchange date, less than 30 days nonrefundable period.

Pontoon rental include tube, gas, kayak and canoe for free, 2 day min last two days of stay

2 days: $425+50$gas=475$

3 days: $500+75$gas=575$

4 days: $575+75$gas=650$

5 days: $625+75$gas=700$

6 days: $675+75$gas=750$

7 days: $720+75$gas=795$

Rate are payable in advance.

RULE: absolutely NO FISHING FR BOAT period

You can only fish fr our dock and/or our shoreline

fish must be thrown back so don't keep fish

ONLY OWNERS BOATS ARE ALLOWED IN SUNDOWN LAKE no exception

violators can get charged $100/per occurrence

You can bring your own boats but can only use it at Lake Rathbun under 15 min west of us, but not lake Sundown as it is a private lake NO OUTSIDE BOATS are allowed no exception.

Although the home can host up to 20 people, there are extra people charge over 8.

There is a $15 per night/per person fee for more than 8 guests regardless of age or 50$/1 week only rate per person over 8...Some discounts allowed for weekly stay and depending on # of people in party. Call owner if you have over 5 extra people for discounts

Trinh cell 515-778-6680

Breaking down the sleeping arrangements:

5 queen beds = 10 persons

2 twin bunks = 2 persons

1 futon in sunroom= 2 persons

1 fold out FULL sofa bed in basement = 2 persons

2 blow up beds= 4 persons

total 20 people

All pets allow if crated and for a fee & permission only: no exception

Small pets are under 20 pounds and cost is $10/day

Pets between 21-40 pounds $15/day or same as extra guests

large pets 20$-30$/day depending on sz

Please cleanup after your pets and pick up pet wastes etc

Departing:

Remove all your food items that you brought from fridges

You will need to strip and wash and dry your beddings and towels...

Laundry option is not available in summer when next party checking in is 3 hrs apart back to back

If it is available then charge is $50 but you still need to get a load started

Both coffee maker and Keurig coffee brewer available

Propane gas grill connected to home line

15 MINUTES to HONEY CREEK RESORT AT RATHBUN LAKE

GOLFING AND indoor water park ARE AVAILABLE AT HONEY CREEK RESORT

Between the two, Honey Creek Resort and Lake SUNDOWN, offering something for everybody: private BEACH,golfing, boating, Kayaking and canoeing, swimming, hunting, snowmobiling, cooking or just relaxing... Come and see what southern Iowa's best kept secret has to offer!

Payment can be via PAYPAL, Check, CREDIT CARD

Some EXACT COMMENTS Fr Guests taken from HOUSE DIARY/Journal:

Feb 10th – 12th 2012

To best describe our experience….

“This is The Life We Ordered”

My husband and I have been researching various options around the Midwest to take our extended family for a vacation and this place offers the entire package!

We are so glad we took the opportunity to visit and check this place out for a weekend. We feel as though we stumbled upon one of Iowa’s Best Kept Secrets in Vacation Spots.

The Log Home is Amazing – The views are Amazing – the feeling one gets to think about returning for future visits is amazing.

Kevin and Deb Kacena, Vinton Iowa

John B from June 25-July 3 2011

This home is a lovely place to spend time. The view is fantastic and the home welcoming. Our family, minus one son and plus one future daughter-in-law, spent a week laughing, eating, swimming and laughing. The pontoon was a great addition and there was lots of space in the house to spread out or congregate together. Thanks for letting us rent your beautiful home for our annual vacation!

John Keri B

Matt, Anna , Danielle and Sara

Milan IL

More comments on VRBO [#367643]

SAMPLE REVIEWS: 'This place will take your breath away, one of the nicest places I have ever been. Lots of room on a rainy day for the kids to play inside if needed. Has everything you need for a week on a great lake, even the teenagers have a blast since they can still connect with friends via internet. If you have not booked a week here yet I would jump on it. I would give it 10 out of 10. Hope to go back very soon. '

Jun 28, 2011 - Todd Heck

Sept 23rd to 25th 2011

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

This is a GORGEOUS house and the view is amazing! It was a much-needed weekend for relaxing. It was so peaceful and such a fun time with great friends! Las night the fire-pit was a great with childfree conversation. Thank you for a beautiful place to disconnect from life for a while.

Mark & Heather M, Johnston, IA

I've come away with so many great memories this week. The fishing, swimming and walks were great. What a beautiful home with a $1,000,0000 view. Thanks for letting us stay.

Yours,

More Details
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner Trinh Nguyen (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Owner Trinh Nguyen

2013 is our 3rd summer renting see our reviews

Owner Trinh Nguyen purchased this house in 2007

Why Owner Trinh Nguyen chose Iowa

Full Log home on shoreline with 180 degrees view of 450 acres lake. Near Rathbun lake and 12 min from one of Iowa's best golfing at Honey Creek Resort

Reviews

4.5
based on 59 traveller reviews

RATHBUN area Log Home Spectacular Lake Views 50' SAND Private Beach $250/nt wkda
average rating of 4.4745765 based on 59 reviews
4

Great Relaxation Weekend!

  • 4 of 5

Our trip was a mini vacation with my wife as we wanted a spot that would be great for relaxation but not too far of a travel. The property was perfect for this and I was very pleased with what we experienced. Initially, I was a little nervous with some of the other reviewers in regards to TLC. After arriving, the view and the home allowed me to easily overlook some of the minor TLC needed.

We were able to use the grill both nights but did have to manually light it. My wife did one of the puzzles provided while enjoying the BEAUTIFUL view. I can't imagine how gorgeous this area is in the fall with all the leaves changing colors. We had a fire & smores one of the nights and that was great fun!

Overall the trip was exactly what we are looking for and I would love to make a trip back in the summer. The property is currently listed for sale so you will notice a sign in the drive-way. If for whatever reason, the house does not sell...I'm sure we will definitely be back. Unfortunately the Pizza & Steak restaurant was not open for lunch in Centerville so we settled for the golf course buffet. Otherwise, we cooked in the magnificent kitchen with the pots/pans that were provided.

Thanks for the great memories!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Amazing setting - perfect for a big family gathering!

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cabin! This was a long awaited trip that was somewhat of a central meeting spot amongst several families. We had so much fun in the remote setting that was still located close to conveniences like groceries when needed. The home was beautiful, clean, and comfortable, and we so enjoyed exploring the shoreline, as well as going for walks down the gravel roads and exploring the cul-de-sacs and beautiful nature views.The home was clearly built with love with attention to details with a beautiful, large floorplan built for a big family and entertaining. We appreciated that the kitchen was stocked and beds, towels, and linens ready to go. A few games tucked in the cabinet where also a nice surprise. We enjoyed browsing the photo album of the cabin under construction!

As other reviewers and the listing mentioned, yes, the hill is very steep. Our four-wheel-drive had no problem at all in the fall, though other family members did have some concern with their vehicles gripping the gravel. Overall, it all worked out, and we were prepared, at least knowing that there was a hill from reading.

Additionally, as some of the reviews alluded to, it is unfortunate but apparently people are hard on a rental home. There are just little things like patched up walls, flaking drywall tiles, cigarette butts outside and small things that probably could be cleaned up for a better experience overall, but they were easy to overlook and did not get in the way of our enjoyment one bit. Overall, it was clean and very comfortable for us.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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3

Loved the home for our vacation! Great lay out, plenty of space for family.

  • 3 of 5

The house in greatly in need of some TLC, needs a good power washing. Windows are dirty, deck need a good cleaning. A lot of the kitchen chairs are broken and need of replacing, ceiling fan controls are striped from the wall and could not turn on, burnt out light bulbs.Down stairs TV was missing remote had to operate by hand. The gas grill would not light, after half hour cleaning the burners got it to light, Grill is missing several items doesn't heat properly and is in need of cleaning and repair. For as grand as the house is there are no closets or a place to put your suitcase or clothes. The view on this property are stunning too bad the house doesn't shine like the view.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Beautiful Lake view from the Sundown rental

  • 4 of 5

Family enjoyed our time together at the Sundown Lake home. Thanks for sharing your house. Appreciated all the help and visiting with you throughout our stay regarding gas, boat, etc. Beautiful, quiet lake and awesome sunsets...Thanks again, Linda and Jim

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Lake House needs work!

  • 2 of 5

Just returned from a week long family vacation. We had a wonderful time and loved the lake, however the pictures posted above are very deceiving! Tiles falling off the outside of the house, mold in all the showers, holes in the bedroom walls, grill was dirty my brother n law spent 45 minutes cleaning the grill. No beach front as pictured. We rented a pontoon which was good but the seats were ripped the boat was dirty and not well kept.

We had fun as a family but will not return to this house unless the owner does some serious renovation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry;( The slate tiles are not too hardy they do flake and need resealed. I will have our guy do the baths: see below fr housekeeper she also apologized: My fault on grill. Boat was swept/vacuumed. Baths: It's the seals/caulk that is stained mildew. Iv tried a bunch of stuff to clean but prob need someone reseal.
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5

Awesome vacation for our large family!!!

  • 5 of 5

This home has a spectacular view and provided a wonderful space for our family to enjoy a family vacation. The kids and adults alike had a perfect time. Our grandchildren loved playing on the beach and the boats were lots of fun. It's close enough to Honey Creek Resort that we enjoyed an evening at the waterpark. Trinh and her husband couldn't have been more accommodating!!!

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: necessary

Do not depend on GPS house is outskirt of Moravia and Google Lake Sundown Recreation Center major crossroad is 450th but house is on Catfish ct

Other Activities: Rathbun lake recreational and Rathbun Marina

Golf: Honey Creek Resort

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Moravia, Iowa

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
off season non summer
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$334
From
A$401
Fri,Sat,Sun
A$2,006
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$401
From
A$401
Fri,Sat,Sun
A$2,340
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$20
Refundable Damage Deposit A$134
cleaning to book A$134

CANCELLATION IS 90 DAYS CREDIT AND 120 DAYS REFUND
4th of July weekend will have an up charge of $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Moravia

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , master br #1 bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , main bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , walkout basement bath
    outdoor shower - outdoor shower , outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , MASTER BR #1
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed , MAIN BR #2
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , MAIN BR #3
    Bedroom 4 - 2 large double bed , BR #4 WALKOUT BASEMENT
  • In addition to all the 5 queen beds and twin bunk, there are 1 full futon 2 sofas and 1 blowup bed comfortable sleeping 14 able to accommodate 16-20 guests
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • deck chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • sand pit
  • Shed
  • Walkway to Water
  • wooden decking
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jacuzzi ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • marina
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Steep hill down to house so if your renting in winter, please make sure you have a 4 wheel drive Pontoon boat available for rental in summer Kayak and canoe for free w pontoon rental otherwise its $50 rental for duration of your stay