Retro River Retreat


Entire cabin hosted by Catherine

5 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 1 bath
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Gorgeous bungalow tucked away from city life on the Rock River. Enjoy year round river views from nearly every window in this comfy cabin. Dead end street offers privacy and seclusion. Walk into this warm cabin and instantly feel your body relax in the seclusion while you enjoy the river views all year long. Right in town yet surprisingly tucked away. Good for extended stays, staycations, romantic get away or students.

The space
Recently updated and lovingly decorated from thrifty finds all over the country. The cabin provides 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, each tastefully furnished with mid century modern and antique treasures.

Comfortably sleeping 4 people. Nightly rate includes 2 guests. There is an additional $15 for each guests with max of 5 guests. You’re sure to enjoy a restful night’s sleep with memory foam mattresses and luxury linens in both bedrooms. In a bind, the cabin can accommodate the additional 5th guest on the living room futon, but it isn’t the most comfortable to sleep on so procced at your own risk! There is one large TV in the living room with PHILO cable TV offering 63 popular cable channels. You’re also welcome to log into your own Netflix, HULU, amazon, ect accounts, but remember to log out once you’re done.

Main bedroom (shroom room) has queen bed with useable closet where you will find extra linens. Second bedroom is cozy with full size bed but has beautiful river views as you wake up in the morning. There is a small sitting area offering warmth by small electric fireplace while watching the slow flow off the river. Perfect place to enjoy the river on a cold day.

Enjoy coffee from the nook in the kitchen while watching the bald eagles frolic above this quiet stretch of the rock river. Kitchen equipped with fridge, microwave, electric stove, oven as well as dishes, cookware and cutlery. The vintage theme is taken into the kitchen with some fun 1970's tupperware and other kitchen utensils. Weather permitting, open the windows at the bay window and allow the fresh river breeze to enter the cabin. There are dishwasher pods above the stove if use of the dishwasher is needed.

The deck (usable when snow not present on roof due to sliding snow) is wonderful for morning coffee, (or beverage of choice), an afternoon bbq, or a peaceful place to reflect. There is a new gas grill for your use that is available starting mid April but please clean it if you use it so it’s ready for the next guest.

All towels and basic toiletries are included as well as WIFI and enough coffee and fixings to get you through the first few days. Feel free to use the small stackable washer and dryer in closet off the living area. There are a few laundry pods provided. Please clean out lint trap of dryer after use.

RIVER ACCESS: While there are unobstructed views of the river, this property has no river access. The public access was just taken from us in Jan of 2021 You’re welcome to the entire property on the side of the street that the property is located. Across the street on the park-like area is for viewing only. It is private property that we do not own. Please do not trespass down to the river.

NOTE:At this time, Airbnb is not allowing gatherings. Only booked guests can gather on the property without prior authorization by the host. The cabin cannot accommodate many people and is limited for parking/seating.

PETS: We are happy to accommodate dog guests with additional cleaning fee of $25 for 1 pet guest. This is a one time fee for entire stay. Pet guests must be in crate when left unattended on the property and on a leash when outside. You must clean up after your dog outside as well. There is a neighbor who walks her doggie friend unleased so please keep your dog contained when outside.

PET FEE: if you happen to forget you brought your pet with you…I will remind you. You will receive a request through the resolution center for the pet cleaning fee.

PARKING: Down on this stretch of river, parking is tight. Any trailers will not fit down this road and there is no room to turn around. There is only room for two vehicles in the drive. Please only park in the marked location. If you have two vehicles, please park one behind the other.

During winter months, there is a shovel and ice melt outside the front door if needed. The street will be plowed, but usually a bit later in the day.

This property has never received water into the cabin. It is in a record breaking flood plane. When the river reaches 19.3 ft above flood stage, water will get into the garage and basement. This should not impact your stay but in the event of another record breaking flood like we had in 2019, use of the property will likely be restricted due to safety reasons. If this happens, a full refund will be given

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Living room
1 couch

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Air conditioning
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Rock Island, Illinois, United States

Dead end street. NO RIVER ACCESS. 2 miles to grocery store and hospital. 1/2 mile to local bar/restaurant.

Hosted by Catherine

  1. Joined in June 2017
  • 105 Reviews
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Young professionals, quiet and enjoy lazy mornings. Landlords ourselves so we understand respecting ones space. Enjoy contributing to the "small business" community. No more hotels for us if we can help it.

During your stay

I live 3 miles away from the property and always available. I can interact as much or as little as you'd like. Prefer to leave you to unwind and enjoy the peaceful river life.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Self check-in with smart lock
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm

Cancellation policy