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Modern Loft on Historic Water Street in Beautiful Downtown Decorah

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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Feb 10, 2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Large Condo, 2 Bed/2 Bath, Full Kitchen, Laundry, Attached Garage. Sleeps 5

This modern two-bedroom, two full bath apartment is spacious (+1,600 square feet) and perfectly situated in downtown Decorah, right between the historic Hotel Winneshiek and Mabes Pizza. Within steps of the restaurants, museums and shopping! The Decorah Loft is a comfortable alternative to a cramped hotel room. Each bedroom enjoys its own private full bath. The Loft's full-size kitchen opens into a large living area and 7 foot pool table. The Loft is perfect for couples weekends. The Loft is popular for Luther parents looking to enjoy quality time with their student! The Loft is the only downtown rental that enjoys spacious two-car garage that offers shelter not only for your car, but for bikes, kayaks and fishing gear. The garage makes the Loft perfect fro winter visits to Decorah. Decorah boasts more acres of parkland per-capita than any other city in the United States! Enjoy the newly finished

Trout Run Trail walking or biking, and world-class trout fishing in many streams throughout the county. Or walk just a few short blocks to the Vesterheim Museum, which is the largest Norwegian ethnic museum outside of Norway. Quality restaurants and great shopping also await you. Visit this year and find out why 'Everyone loves Decorah!'

Keywords: LOFT, APARTMENT, UNIT, DOWNTOWN, STORAGE, GARAGE, STEPS,

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About the Owner

Leah Barber
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 10, 2017

Why Leah Barber chose Iowa

The Loft on Water Street is the premium vacation rental in Decorah. The apartment is in a prime location next to Hotel Winneshiek with attached two-car garage and is equivalent of two large hotel rooms plus full kitchen, separate family room and pool table. Both bathrooms were completely redone in Winter 2013.

What makes this apartment unique

Decorah is surrounded by beautiful limestone bluffs and the Upper Iowa River. Ourdoor activities include mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, jogging and more.

28 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

5

Great location downtown.

  • 5 of 5
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Very nice place. Leah was very helpful as well and easy to reach. I would come back again. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Huge apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5
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We had a great time. The apartment is great. Loved the pool table. All the little extras (e.g., cooking oil, q-tips) that were provided were great too!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks much. We added the pool table last year and it's been a big hit. Hope to see you again soon!
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5

Great location and very comfortable apt. which had everything we needed and more.

  • 5 of 5
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Owners were very responsive.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5
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Loved everything about this rental property! Beautiful decor, great layout! Every amenity and comfort you could ask for. And of course, the location was amazing!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Loft is in the perfect location

  • 4 of 5
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The Loft is in a perfect location and for those of you riding your bikes on the trails you have the ease of using a garage to store your bikes in and the ease of access to the trails. It is the perfect place for two couples or a family of 4 to spend their time. The only drawback was that it is close to the neighbors and hotel guest that go outside to smoke, so keeping the windows open for the nice breeze was not an option.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The place to stay in Decorah

  • 5 of 5
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My family and I have stayed in various accommodations in Decorah while our daughter attended Luther College, and while each was nice, The Loft by far ranks as the best place to stay while visiting Decorah. The location on Water Street couldn't be better. Down a flight of stairs and you are in the heart of the charming shops and restaurants the town has to offer. Luther's campus and the river is only a very short car or bike ride away. The living area is spacious and inviting, and is appointed with a billiard table. The kitchen and dining area is roomy and stocked with everything you may need. The bedrooms are conveniently located upstairs and are good-sized. A two car garage with laundry facilities completes the package. As an added bonus, the owners were a pleasure to deal with. Simply put, if you are planning on a stay in Decorah, always check to see if The Loft is available first.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

The Loft on Water Street is the premium vacation rental in Decorah. The apartment is in a prime location next to Hotel Winneshiek with attached two-car garage and is equivalent of two large hotel rooms plus full kitchen, separate family room and pool table. Both bathrooms were completely redone in Winter 2013.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Point of Interest : Mabe's Pizza Nearest Point of Interest : Hotel Winneshiek

Store your bikes, fishing equipment or kayaks indoors and out of the weather in our spacious two-car garage, included in your rental!

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Memorial Dal
May 26 2017 - May 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$235
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$235
 
 
July 4 Week
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
6 night minimum stay
$1,300
Flat fee
 
 
Nordic Fest
Jul 25 2017 - Jul 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
$1,500
Flat fee
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2017 - Nov 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$235
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$195
From
$235
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 7.0%

There is a $55.00 cleaning fee for stays less than three nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

From the Owner

Decorah is surrounded by beautiful limestone bluffs and the Upper Iowa River. Ourdoor activities include mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, jogging and more.

Property Type

  • apartment

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...

Kitchen

  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

Floor Area

  • 1600 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Completely remodeled in 2014
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, Completely remodeled in 2014
  • Both bathrooms completely remodeled in 2014

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, Roll away available on request
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Each bedroom has a private bath, one queen bed, and dresser.

Outside

  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • This two-bedroom, two bath apartment is over 1,600 square feet and is perfectly located in the heart of downtown Decorah, situated between the historic Hotel Winneshiek and Mabe's Pizza. Within walking distance of restaurants, bars, parks, museums and everything that this quaint northeast Iowa village has to offer!

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