FALL/WINTER WATERFRONT GETAWAY - River Access with Private Dock! Kayaks! Hot Tub! Games! Pet Friendly!


Entire cabin hosted by Harshad And Ishita

  1. 8 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 6 beds
  4. 2 baths
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Look no further for your ideal waterfront retreat with direct water access than this peaceful 2-bed, 2-bath vacation rental home! We are the only Vacation Rental in this region offering private dock access on the river which has no boat restrictions (Lake McBride has a A 10 hp motorboat limit). Enjoy a drink out on the large deck or roast s'mores at the outdoor fire pit. Take in the snowfall while relaxing in the hot tub or spend the day playing various board/ arcade games in front of the wood burning fireplace. Go kayaking, fishing, hiking or boating directly from the property or set up a romantic picnic on the rocky riverside! You can Moore your boat on our dock - please contract us before you book if you plan to bring your own boat or PWC.

The space
Bedroom 1: King Bed | Bedroom 2: 2 Queen Beds | Rec Room: Sofa Bed + Air Mattress

Discover the diverse terrain of North Liberty while staying at this completely renovated mid-century modern home. The home is bright and sunny with plenty of windows that bring the outdoors in and offer views of the surrounding with beautiful sunsets. Enjoy limitless views of Sugarbottom State Park, Lake Coralville and the Iowa River from the furnished upper viewing deck. Gather friends and cook a BBQ meal on an Infrared gas grill while playing your favorite tunes over the whole home audio system. Enjoy your morning coffee or read a book while relaxing on the stylishly decorated daybed in the comfort of the screened-in porch.

Gather around the fire pit as you keep your eye out for local wildlife such as deer, turkeys, and bald eagles! Your pets would love running around in the large shaded backyard overlooking the river! Take a nap on the hammock listening to melodious bird sounds. Take a short walk down the semi-private access road to the rocky river bed directly from the property. There is a 3 slip Dock for you to use. You can fish along the river banks or take complimentary fishing kayaks (1 sit-on-top, 1 sit-in, 1 paddleboard) across the river to the best fishing spot in the area!

During the winter months, warm up in the outdoor hot tub which can comfortably fit 6 adults while overlooking the frozen river and Sugar-bottom State Park! Once you are warm and relaxed, head inside to use the timeless brick wood-burning fireplace found in the second living space that also features a Roku smart TV. Kids will absolutely love playing arcade games (Pac-man and mortal Kombat) and various other board games in the rec room.

Upstairs in the living room, grab a seat on one of many seating options to catch up on the news on the smart TV or cook a delicious meal in the fully upgraded kitchen. The fully equipped kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances, a cozy breakfast bar with seating for 3 and all the utensils/cookware/glassware you will need. Share your meals at the 6-seat dining table or choose to dine al fresco on the deck.

Settle in for the night in one of the 2 spacious bedrooms each with an attached bathroom. The upstairs bedroom offers 1 king bed with adjustable bed frame and smart TV in the bedroom. The other room offers 2 queen beds. Don't forget to utilize the pullout sleeper sofa and air mattress for additional sleeping arrangements! The best part...each room in the house offers an incredible view of the outdoors!
Enjoy a great night's sleep in pillow-top mattresses that are so decadently comfortable that you will not want to leave. Crisp linens, luxe pillows and echo dots for music, alarm, and white noise await you. Plush Turkish cotton bath linens and toiletries are provided. Feel completely secured while you sleep or step away from the house with a security system and automated locks.

This is also a great place to stay while on work travel and for traveling nurses. You will enjoy laptop friendly areas including dedicated focus room, 100MBPS fiber optic internet service (wifi only), USB chargers, and an extra monitor to connect your laptop for multi-screen setup!

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 queen beds
Living room
1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Lake view
River view
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Private hot tub
Pets allowed
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

North Liberty, Iowa, United States

You're sure to enjoy the winding views of the Iowa River from this scenic property. When you want to be out on the water you can easily rent a watercraft from Coralville Lake Marina, 10 minutes from the home or Scales Pointe Marina, only a 15-minute drive from this home. If you have your own boat, the Mehaffey Boat Ramp is just 2 minutes from the property and we have a dock you can use to Moore your boats/PWC. We
have couple Kayaks and paddleboards that you can use for free. Additional Kayaks and stand-up paddle boards can also be rented at Lake McBride State Park just 15 minutes away!

We often go swimming in the lake directly from the dock or the riverbed and feel completely safe doing so. Note that the riverbed is rocky. The short trail from the house to the riverbed has a gentle slope, except for the last portion, depending on the water level. There are 2 public sand beaches within 5 mins of the house that may be better suited for infants or small kids.

Enjoy road biking on the recently built Mehaffey Bridge Road trail or shred dirt on miles of mountain biking trails at Sugar-bottom state park just 5 minutes from the property. During the winter months, this is an excellent trail for cross-country skiing or snowmobiling. Just across the river, Suggarbottom State Park and Lake McBride State park offer excellent snow-shoeing trails!

Satisfy the history buffs with a trip to the seven villages of the Amana Colonies located a 30-minute drive west of this property. Settled in the 1850s, these unique villages deliver historic mid-western charm paired with modern shops, cafes, and restaurants suitable for all ages. Visit the downtown Hancher Auditorium, University of Iowa, performance hall hosting Broadway musicals, contemporary dance & classical music.

Opt for a post-millennial urban landscape when you take a 20-minute drive into downtown Iowa City. Attend a Hawkeyes game or tour the University of Iowa campus before dining at a gourmet restaurant near the Old Capitol Town Center.

This is also an excellent place for working professionals, traveling nurses visiting Cedar Rapids businesses and hospitals.

There are excellent restaurants, breweries and wineries within 20 minutes of the property! Be sure to check out my recommendations in the guidebook!

Note regarding neighbor Yard Signs: Recently one of our neighbor has put up a "Renters go away" sign in his yard very close to our entry steps along with other "No Trespassing" signs along his property line. While most guests don't care and some even find it funny, its unfortunately may not look as welcoming and definitely not "Iowa Nice". Just didn't want you to be surprised or felt threatened, he is harmless otherwise :) We just request you to ignore, respond in kindness and enjoy your stay, and maybe he will feel differently someday. We make sure all our guests are aware of the rules, property lines to minimize any impact to our neighbors and the community.

Hosted by Harshad And Ishita

  1. Joined in April 2015
  • 553 Reviews
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Me(Harshad) and my wife (Ishita) grew up in India and currently living in US.

We love to see the world and the people in it! So far, we ventured to France, Holland, Greece, Thailand, UAE and we hope the list continues to grow every year. Of all my travels so far, Hawaii is the dearest for us as we got married there.

What intrigues us most is the paradox in the vast diversity yet core similarity that we share as humankind-anywhere in the world. We like meeting people and getting to know them through their stories. We believe the real value in life is found in relationships and experiences-even those that only lasted one conversation long. We love life...and living to the fullest. Most people describe us as 'bubbly' and 'pleasant' and having 'a permanent smile'. We love putting smiles on people's faces too and if that means going the extra mile ..its worth it!

We look forward to connecting with you as a host or traveler. We will do our best to make your stay as comfortable as possible or being a good guest :)
Me(Harshad) and my wife (Ishita) grew up in India and currently living in US.

We love to see the world and the people in it! So far, we ventured to France, Holland, Gre…

During your stay

Guests can enjoy their freedom to check-in and check-out easily with keyless entry. Although I will personally not be greeting you at the house, I will be happy to help with anything before, during and after your stay. I am easily accessible all times via the app, text and email. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions regarding the property, your stay or the local area. Hosting is my passion and I would love to help with anything for your upcoming trip.

When you book, I will be sending you the house manual which has my personal recommendations for restaurants, activities to do in the neighborhood.
Guests can enjoy their freedom to check-in and check-out easily with keyless entry. Although I will personally not be greeting you at the house, I will be happy to help with anythi…

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