Family-Friendly Waterfront Cottage near the Shimek State Forest and the Mississippi River, Iowa

Montrose, Iowa (United States)

Family-Friendly Waterfront Cottage near the Shimek State Forest and the Mississippi River, Iowa

1 unit
14 guest capacity
Private Bathroom
Pets allowed
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Hosted by Richard and Michelle
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  • Kid-friendly
  • Pets allowed
  • Barbecue
This family-friendly waterfront cottage is located on the Mississippi River in Iowa, near the Shimek State Forest. It can accommodate 14 guests between its three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The first bedroom has a queen-size bed, the second bedroom has two twin beds, while the third bedroom has three twin beds, one single bed, and one trundle bed. There is also a full-size sofa bed in the family room, two queen-size air beds and two futons. In both of the bathrooms, guests will find a toilet, a sink, and a shower. Linens and towels are kindly provided.

In the living room, guests will find a sofa, two armchairs, and a television, the perfect place to kick back and unwind after a busy day hiking in the forest or fishing on the river. The fully-equipped kitchen comes with a stove, an oven, a refrigerator, a freezer, a toaster, a coffeemaker, utensils, cookware, dishes, and some pantry items, making delicious home-cooked meals a great option. Other amenities include a dining room, air conditioning, and a washer and dryer.

Outside, there is a lovely lawn where the children can play, and a gorgeous deck where guests can enjoy a morning cup of coffee or an evening glass of wine. Should guests wish to take the cooking outside and enjoy some al fresco dining, there is a barbecue grill available to use. Guests can also make use of the three kayaks and four inner tubes for some fun in the water.


  • King-size bed
  • Queen-size bed
  • Twin/Single bed
  • Linens and pillows
  • Running water
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Sink
  • Towels
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking basics
  • Fridge
  • Coffeemaker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Washing machine
  • Dining table
  • Lounge/Living room
  • Dining room
  • Parking
  • Fire pit
  • Shared Barbecue
  • Deck/Patio
  • Garden
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Games
  • BR/DVD player
  • Television
This rental is right on the water, providing spectacular views of the great river from the window or the lawn out back. The property comes with three kayaks and four inner tubes to take out onto the water for fun in the sunshine.

Guest Services

  • Sports equipment storage

Location + Surroundings

Local services
  • Supermarket
  • Amusement park
  • Antiquing
  • Movie theater
  • Museums
  • Shopping
This vacation rental is located in Montrose, Iowa and is right on the banks of the majestic Mississippi River. The southeastern tip of Iowa offers excellent waterways and plenty of museums and attractions for an area steeped in American History. Keokuk, the boyhood home of Mark Twain, is nearby and across the river, or just 20 miles drive away is the historic town of Nauvoo. The fun city of Burlington is only 30 minutes away with its many amusements and waterparks.


  • Swimming
  • Boating/Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife watching
  • Wine tasting
  • Biking
  • Water sports
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Golfing
  • Hunting

Families and large groups can enjoy a fun vacation in Iowa at this large vacation rental. With the great waters of the Mississippi River just outside, guests can wet a line and catch some lunch, or head out onto the water with a boat, a kayak, or a paddleboard. Guests can take a day to explore the making of America in the historic monuments, museums, and forts of Nauvoo, over the water, or Fort Madison to the north. Shoppers will delight in the local markets, antiques, and boutiques of Montrose and Keokuk and should definitely take a day trip to explore the villages of Van Buren in the northwest. Lastly, the whole family can be entertained in Burlington with its casinos, water parks, and amusement parks. There is fun to be found for everyone!

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • Pets allowed additional charge
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

24-hour free cancellation
Thirty: Cancellation is free up to 24 hours after your booking is confirmed and at least 30 days before check-in.

Additional Information

The main renter must be over 25 years old. The property is non-smoking and pets are allowed for an additional fee, although cats are not accepted.

There is a $65 refundable damage deposit.

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