• Date added: 10/01/23
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Status:
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Floors: 2
  • Area: 2932 sq ft
  • Lot size: 5700 sq ft
  • Year built: 2005
  • Garage/Parking: Ground Level
  • Subdivision/Neighborhood: Abel Island Assn.


Lake Front Home On Abel Island

169 Abel Drive

Guttenberg, Iowa  52052


Welcome to Abel Island, probably the most unique and beautiful “island” airpark to be found anywhere on the Mississippi River channel. Abel Island is Northeast Iowa’s drive-in, boat-in and fly-in residential oasis located two miles north of Guttenberg, Iowa. All of the 95+- homes on Abel Island have water frontage, with the Mississippi River channel fronting the island on the east and Bussey Lake providing water frontage and boat access from the west shorelines.

This well maintained raised ranch home was built new in 2005, has 1,400 sf of living area, with a 12×14 three seasons room fronting the lake providing an additional 168 sf. There’s plenty of room for guests with three bedrooms and two full baths on the main level. The primary bedroom features an ensuite bath and walk-in closet with an open kitchen and living area. The ground level garage provides an additional 1,400 sf of storage along with a half bath. Two overhead garage doors front Abel Drive for direct vehicle access from Abel Dr., with a third overhead door fronting the lake providing quick and convenient access to the shoreline.

It’s important to note that an upcoming dredging project has been approved by the US Army Corps of Engineers which is designed to enhance fish & wildlife habitat as well as improve overall lake conditions. There are great views of the Mississippi River channel and adjoining airstrip from all three bedrooms on the east side of the home and there’s quick boat access to the river channel. This level lot is 75×77 with 75′ of direct shoreline frontage and there’s additional room for parking, camping, gardening etc. on the common area adjacent to the airstrip across Abel Dr.

The Abel Island turf airstrip runs N/S through the center of the island and is commonly owned by the Abel Island residents creating additional value to your property. The airstrip is operated and managed by Guttenberg Aviation Association. The home is served by a private septic system and sand point well. Selling with all appliances. This exceptional home has been used seasonally by the present owners, however, would make a great permanent residence as well.  Life is better on the river! . Whether you’re looking for a year round residence or a seasonal waterfront home on the Mississippi River in NE Iowa, call and book your showing today! Price recently reduced. Sellers are motivated. Offers are submitted for seller consideration. Please call today with question and to schedule your private showing! ​


  • Lot Size – 75×77   (Lot 20 Abel Island)
  • Additional Land (common area – approx. 75×85) For Parking, Camping etc. Directly Across Abel Dr.

  • Raised Ranch Dwelling Built New in 2005   1400 sq. ft Living Area plus the 168 sq.ft. Three Seasons Room

  • Upper and Lower Wood Decks

  • Vinyl Siding / Asphalt Shingled Roof

  • Open Floor Plan

  • Three bedrooms / Two full Baths On The Main Level

  • Primary Bedroom  w/Ensuite Bathroom and Walk in Closet

  • Main Floor Laundry

  • Forced Air Heat – Natural Gas / Central Air

  • All Mechanicals Are Elevated / On Demand Water Heater

  • Full Basement  9′ ceilings – Garage & Storage  w/Half Bath

  • Ground Level Walk Out Garage w/ Two Overhead Doors Facing Abel Drive

  • Third Overhead Garage Door Fronts The Lake

  • Home is Selling With All Appliances Including Washer & Dryer

  • Private Septic System and Sand Point Well

  • Abel Island HOA

  • Airstrip Activities Are Governed by the Guttenberg Aviation Assn.

  • Property Taxes – $3,676

  • Listed Price – $409,900     Offers submitted for seller consideration.   

  • Please call 563-590-2425 for your private showing.


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Gary J. Wegmann / Broker      Cell  563-590-2425

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  • Waterfront – Bussey Lake