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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 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 Amenities for this vacation 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
  • 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
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/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 queen , New Sunroom Bedroom has a Queen sofa futon
    Loft - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /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 theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback 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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(67 traveler reviews)

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Lake MacBride Cabin- State Park! Book 2 nights, get 3rd free!
average rating of 4.6567163 based on 67 reviews

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!

  • Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.

  • Submitted: 9-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: 3-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great spot!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot for a getaway! Everything you'd need or want and easily fits a large group. There's plenty of space for outdoor activities and only a short walk to the water/a beach. The indoor space is perfect too! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: 25-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, lots of room to breathe

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this good-sized cabin, it was well-laid out, clean and had lots of amenities. Everything one could wish for. The owners were friendly, accomodating and helpful. Beds very comfortable! Fewer decorations would make more room for guests' things and cabin could use some reading/floor lamps.

  • Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry about the missing reading/floor lamps! We have one in every bedroom plus 2 in the Master Bedroom. Sometimes our guests relocate them throughout the house. Someone recently took part of the cord from our brand new reading lamp upstairs! I've tried several replacement parts and I think I'll just have to buy another lamp. So strange the cord attachment can't be easily replaced. So sorry about that particular lamp.
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Great place to gather and celebrate my son's graduation from college!

  • 4 of 5

Great cabin, all the amenities needed to house and feed 15. Our party was mostly indoors due to weather, but there was plenty of room for about 25 people. Lots of stairs, so not ideal for older adults. Lisa was great to work with. I highly recommend this cabin!

  • Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from 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

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Solon

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 30 2018 - Aug 29 2018
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 30 2018 - Sep 4 2018
5 night minimum stay
Fall 2018 weekends
Sep 6 2018 - Nov 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
Homecoming weekend
Oct 18 2018 - Oct 21 2018
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$132.84
Damage Deposit C$664.2

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 canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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