Beautiful Lakehouse with private dock on Apple Canyon Lake!

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Overview of Beautiful Lakehouse with private dock on Apple Canyon Lake!

Entire home

Beautiful Lakehouse with private dock on Apple Canyon Lake!

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

3 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 8

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
Apple River, IL

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationApple River Canyon State Park17 min drive
  • Popular LocationHorseshoe Mound40 min drive
  • Popular LocationGrant Home49 min drive
  • AirportDubuque, IA (DBQ-Dubuque Regional)75 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8
1500 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    2 queen beds
    2 twin/single beds
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
    1 twin/single bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Common area
    1 sleep sofa/futon
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 2

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Beautiful Lakehouse with private dock on Apple Canyon Lake!

Lakefront vacation home with kitchen and balcony
The Ho Hum East is a beautiful lake house with private dock on pristine Apple Canyon Lake! The house is named in honor of my grandparents who ran the Ho Hum Motel in Denison, Iowa :)

This is a place to unwind, de-stress, and have some family fun! The house features all brand new mattresses in 3 full bedrooms plus flex space; master bedroom with queen bed, guest bedroom with 1 queen and 1 twin, loft bedroom with 2 queens, pull out couch in living room, and 2 mini couches in the loft that pull out into twin beds. Large open living space that is great for entertaining, HUGE wrap around deck where you can enjoy amazing views of the lake, as well as a large backyard with gas grill.

Lake house charm with all the amenities you need to make a memorable weekend. Private dock is great for swimming or fishing. The house also has a stand up kayak that can be used, as well as fishing poles. Outdoor dining table and 2 fire pits, one by the dock and another closer to the house. This is a private lake so you're unable to bring your own boat, but there is boat rental available through the marina.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and safes. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations are furnished with sofa beds, dining tables, and kitchen islands. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils.

Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Alex Cullen



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Beach towels


  • Shared/communal pool


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking options include a garage
  • Car required


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Paper towels
  • Kitchen island
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Dining table


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Living room


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Firepit
  • Dock


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Safe
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • On the waterfront

Things to do

  • Water sports equipment
  • Kayak on site
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby

Safety features

  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 8
  • Unit size: 1500 sq ft (139 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession).
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Property Registration Number 2019-872

We should mention

A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Beautiful Lakehouse Private Dock Apple Canyon Lake Apple River
Beautiful house Private Dock

About this area

Apple River

Located in Apple River, this vacation home is on the waterfront. Apple River Fort and Badger Mine and Museum are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Apple River Canyon State Park and Apple Canyon Lake. Water skiing and water tubing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and mountain biking nearby.

What's nearby

  • Apple River Canyon State Park - 17 min drive
  • Old Blacksmith Shop - 32 min drive
  • Horseshoe Mound - 40 min drive
  • Dowling House - 47 min drive
  • Grant Home - 49 min drive

Getting around

  • Dubuque, IA (DBQ-Dubuque Regional) - 75 min drive


  • Sidetrack Inn - 29 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is Beautiful Lakehouse with private dock on Apple Canyon Lake! pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

What time is check-in at Beautiful Lakehouse with private dock on Apple Canyon Lake!?

Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Beautiful Lakehouse with private dock on Apple Canyon Lake!?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Beautiful Lakehouse with private dock on Apple Canyon Lake! located?

This family-friendly Apple River vacation home is located on the waterfront, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Apple Canyon Lake, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Apple River and Apple River Canyon State Park. Badger Mine and Museum and Apple River Fort are also within 20 mi (32 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 64 out of 75 reviews
5 - Excellent 85%
Rating 4 - Good. 9 out of 75 reviews
4 - Good 12%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 75 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 75 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 75 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Heather L.
Fun time!
Thanks so much!!!
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Melissa H.
Overall great property and house!
The house and property were great! The only thing was there was construction going on in the yard by the lake. The property manager was quick to answer our concerns and did refund us for the two hours we couldn’t use the lake access due to the construction. Overall a really great house and property!
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Zachary M.
Awesome house with great location!
We love staying in this house as it is perfectly situated on the lake with easy access to the water. It's always clean with plenty of amenities. We will be staying here again in the future!
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2022

3/5 Okay

ann p.
hawthorne dr apple river il
We had been at this the previous year and picked this specific property out due to its private dock and lake front since we have small grandchildren. There was no dock and no access to the lake from this property and the owner was unaware of this. He graciously let us use another dock but was not suitable for small children due to large rocks and slippery getting in and out for our grandchildren so very disappointed in that regard. I do not think that $500 per night should be charged since there was no lake access. That was the whole point of renting this specific property....have a dock with a ladder for small children to get in and out.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Laurie F., Poynette, Wisconsin USA
Beautiful home on Apple Canyon Lake
The house was in a great spot for us as we have family with a home at Apple Canyon but they couldn’t accommodate all the relatives , we were only 6 minutes away from them so easy to go back and forth. Nice quite part of the lake. The house was well equipped and they had many water toys to use. The girls enjoyed the paddle board . It was nice swimming off the pier . When we were there it was extremely hot and humid and the only complaint would be the bedroom in the loft gets really hot . They did provide fans which helped. They were having landscaping done but it didn’t affect our stay. We enjoyed the beautiful view from the deck. They had a nice information board in the house with everything we needed to know .
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Daniel B.
Great place.
Great place. Great location. Once the shoreline work is done, it will be even better. Host communication was great as well.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022

4/5 Good

We had a great family vacation!
We enjoyed the house. The owner stayed in touch and was very helpful. It could have been a little cleaner. Over all I would give it a 4 out of 5.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Kathryn R.
Great family getaway
We had a great time. Perfect for a family getaway.
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Roman B.
Excellent house nice interior
Very happy with friends for a good new year weekend and comfort stay at this house
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Bert D.
Pleasant hideout for a snowy winter getaway
Despite the unexpected snowfall, this well-equipped and spacious lake house allowed our two families to spend some great quality time together. The place is clean and has all the comforts of home. We will certainly be back to enjoy some summertime at the lake.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021