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VICTORIAN MANSION WEDDING,REHEARSALS, GROOM'S FAMILY,REUNIONS,$350/NT-SLPS(10-12

Lois and Maurice Woods

Advertiser since 2010
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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VICTORIAN MANSION WEDDING,REHEARSALS, GROOM'S FAMILY,REUNIONS,$350/NT-SLPS(10-12

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday estate in Iowa City - Mansion on the Mississippi Riv

Estate, 4 Bedrooms + Library, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10*)

A restored mansion located 6 blocks from the Mississippi River in DAVENPORT, IOWA, for Family Reunions, Corporate Retreats, Extended stays, Anniversary Celebrations, Memorial Services, Weddings, Showers, Bachelorette Slumber Parties and Conferences.

We host many Groom's Families who stay together when they arrive for the wedding.

So beautiful we've named it 'Riverview' A Victorian Mansion on the Banks of Mississippi-

HUMAN RESOURCES Managers, the house is available for EXTENDED CORPORATE STAYS

15 minutes from the Quad Cities International Airport makes this location perfect for large group gatherings of up to 100 during the day and comfortable lodging for 12 for overnight stays.

The Spirit of Hospitality! Once you take the keys, you take over this mansion as if it were your own. We can supply our 5-star list of caterers, music and lighting contractors or you can provide your own.

This three-story 1894 mansion has been fully restored to its original splendor. The downstairs features a huge gourmet catering kitchen, dining room, library and parlor with two original fireplaces and a panoramic view from its bay windows of the lighted Centennial Bridge and the mighty Mississippi River in Davenport, Iowa.

Hand-painted vaulted “sunrise” ceiling and hand-carved grand staircase for spectacular debuts of blushing brides for all guests to see. 2nd Floor features a huge landing and four bedrooms complete with four complete baths. The master bedroom makes a perfect place for the bride and her maids to prepare because there is an additional connected parlor. This leaves four spare rooms for the groom and family members.

Once featured in the “Save this Old House” section of This Old House Magazine, this house has had a wonderful history. We’ve replaced or restored all hardwood floors, moldings, leaded windows, light fixtures, tiled entryway and marble fireplaces using local artisans and craftsmen. Period antiques have been gathered and refurbished to exactly complement the mansion. The spectacular entryway frescoes were discovered under layers of paint and have been meticulously restored. Seven different complementary colors highlight the intricate details of the exterior of the house surrounded by attractive landscaping.

Restoring this house has been our dream and has taken us years to complete but we are finally ready to welcome you to our home.

Henning J. Witt House

We can sleep 14 on Gaines Avenue pictured on VRBO

6 bedrooms in total consisting of:

a library on the Ground floor with a queen sofa bed.

4 bedrooms on the 2nd floor including the Master, Middle, Maids' and 4th bedroom.

1 aero bed on the 3rd floor.

1 aero bed in the sitting room off the Master bedroom

There are 2 bathrooms on the Ground floor,

3 full baths and 2 half baths on the 2nd floor

but no bathroom on the 3rd floor.

IF YOU NEED ANOTHER HOUSE, WE'VE RESTORED ANOTHER JUST AROUND THE CORNER, SO IF ONE IS BOOKED, WE HAVE AVAILABILITY AT THE OTHER!

Adolph Priester House

The Priester house at 811 7th Street is now ready-fully restored and available for rental. This is the house we stay in when we are in Davenport, Iowa, and we consider it our home. It is equally as nice as the Witt house (The House listed on VRBO), and is actually larger - one more bedroom, plus the 3rd floor suite which can accommodate four people. I love it because the master bedroom is on the first floor and there is a separate tub and shower in the en suite bath as well as another full bath on the first floor. The dining room is much larger, and the kitchen is larger also, although only one stove, not two. The downstairs living room is a little smaller, but there is a big family room-parlor on the second floor. Of course, several TV’s and wi-fi is available. Not so much off street parking, but ample for 3 cars because you can use the driveway of the house next door (817 7th Street) which we own as well, but have not yet finished restoring. It is a wonderful Queen Anne and actually Sandy’s favorite.

Keywords: Riverview Mansion, Victorian, Event Center, Castle,

Vintage, Palmer, St. Ambrose, Augustana, Memorial Services, Weddings, Anniversary Party, Meetings, Reunions, Conferences, House Party, Extended Stays, Private Contractors

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lois and Maurice Woods (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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About Lois and Maurice Woods

We are a family of restorers. We love old houses and when we drove through Davenport on the way to the World's Fair in 1964, we vowed that one day we would come back and buy a mansion. Little did we know that it would be a 'Save This Old House' 40 years later! It has been a labor of love and at times we wondered if we would ever finish! Every molding has been stripped or recreated, pocket doors discovered, chandeliers tracked down in other cities, hardware sleuthed on eBay. We've taught ourselves to restore tile, recreate original stencils and we painted the vaulted 'sunset sky' ceiling lying on our backs on a 30-foot scaffold. It has all been worth it!

Lois and Maurice Woods purchased this estate in 2006

Why Lois and Maurice Woods chose Iowa City

It had always been our dream to restore a mansion on the Mississippi. The friendly open welcome of our Iowa neighbors has been warm and inviting. We feel we have come home to the Heartland. Saving this gem from destruction has been incredibly satisfying. We've met wonderful neighbors and feel as though we have given something back to our community by reviving this piece of local charm.

What makes this estate unique

Travel back 120 years to a time when you would have arrived down at the dock by steamboat or down at the station by steam locomotive. Enjoy a trip back in time while enjoying all the amenities of the present.

This is a wonderful party or family reunion house. This house is just a short walk to the river with its restaurants and casinos or to the Palmer Chiropractic College.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We've always wanted to live in a perfectly restored house.

This was like that with none of the trouble and hard work. We just opened the door and walked in and had the whole place to ourselves.

You and Maurice have done a great job. Thanks so much.
Sep 2013
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

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Victorian Mansion Wedding,Rehearsals, Groom's Family,Reunions,$350/nt-slps(10-12
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Victorian Mansion Wedding,Rehearsals, Groom's Family,Reunions,$350/nt-slps(10-12
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p398617vb
+1 -(719) 339-4221
Iowa City Iowa
New Glarus wi
5

family from Wisconsin and Maine

  • 5 out of 5
we rented both this house and the Priester house for a wedding gathering. had family members from WI and ME. everything was perfect! loved having all the private bedrooms and bathrooms. we had a rehersal dinner at priester with over 30 guests and were able to use the china and the large kitchen. It was all perfect! Only complaint is we wished Davenport had recycling bins.
  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Victorian Mansion Wedding,Rehearsals, Groom's Family,Reunions,$350/nt-slps(10-12
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p398617vb
+1 -(719) 339-4221
Iowa City Iowa
5

Perfect event location

  • 5 out of 5
The family that owns this house that sleeps 10-12 had another house just around the corner that sleeps 16. So that's the Victorian that we stayed in. It was large and spacious and had perfect time period decorations and furniture. Every room had a bathroom. There was a huge table to seat our guests at and two seating areas, one with a tv and cable. Unfortunately, since it was so miserably cold, the heat didn't actually warm the house until the second day, but the owners had space heaters brought in.
The house was not the cleanest, but it was definitely not dirty. With an old house it's hard to keep everything dusted. But, one would think with a large cleaning fee, that it would be spotless.
The backyard view was lovely, looking down on the Mississippi River and bridge.
The original house that is listed is just as beautiful, but more updated and decorated. If you're looking to house a lot of people, then these two houses are recommended.
  • Review Submitted: 28-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Victorian Mansion Wedding,Rehearsals, Groom's Family,Reunions,$350/nt-slps(10-12
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p398617vb
+1 -(719) 339-4221
Iowa City Iowa
5

Spacious historic home

  • 5 out of 5
We rented "other house" around and the corner and it worked out very well. It had a nice view of the bridge across the Mississippi. Each of the four couples could choose their own bedroom and bath. The kitchen, dining room, and TV room were all large and comfortable. I loved the house's Victorian character. It was a great place to hang out.
  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
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Victorian Mansion Wedding,Rehearsals, Groom's Family,Reunions,$350/nt-slps(10-12
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p398617vb
+1 -(719) 339-4221
Iowa City Iowa
Addison, IL
5

Review of Adolph Priester Mansion (second property offered by these owners)

  • 5 out of 5
We originally had hoped to rent this property for our wedding, but the weekend that we wanted was already booked. We spoke with the owners and they informed us about a second property they had just finished on 7th street, that would be available for the time we needed.

The property was awesome. It was absolutely perfect for our wedding. Each of our guest had their own bedroom and bath and there was still room for more on the 3rd floor if needed. The house was beautifully decorated with period antiques and furnishings. The kitchen was modern and very well appointed, as were all of the bathrooms. The one thing that we just loved was all of the fantastic lighting, many restored fixtures that reflected the age of the home, just beautiful.

The house was very roomy with three different sitting areas and a wonderfully large dining room (the room we held the ceremony in). The kitchen also had an island with an additional sink and seating for 3 so that you could chat while cooking. There is a wonderful view of the Centennial Bridge from the house as well.

We would highly recommend the property
  • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Victorian Mansion Wedding,Rehearsals, Groom's Family,Reunions,$350/nt-slps(10-12
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p398617vb
+1 -(719) 339-4221
Iowa City Iowa
Maryville, IL
5

Beautiful house and great location

  • 5 out of 5
Great house and close to downtown. The owners were very accommodating and helpful prior to our arrival. Great family reunion house.
  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Victorian Mansion Wedding,Rehearsals, Groom's Family,Reunions,$350/nt-slps(10-12
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+1 -(719) 339-4221
Iowa City Iowa
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5

Beautiful Mansion

  • 5 out of 5
Fantastic restoration of this real 1895 mansion. Furnishings are top notch and make for a real authentic and luxurious experience, down to several well decorated sitting rooms, ample bathrooms and, my favorite, the butler stairs. With it's combination of high ceilings, attic fan, and window AC units, the house remained cool despite 97 degree temps outside. Walking distance to downtown, nice restaurants, and Modern Woodman Park, rated #1 minor league ballpark, all made for a great stay in Davenport.
  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Location

Nearest Point of Interest
Mississippi River
Nearest Point of Interest
Palmer Chiropractic College
Nearest Point of Interest
Rock Island Arsenal
Nearest Point of Interest
Quad Cities Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic Bettendorf
Nearest Point of Interest
Moline, Ill

Located on the banks of the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities-hub of industry and commerce within 2 short hours of Chicago.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday estate in Iowa City, Iowa

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1 Nov 2014 - 1 Nov 2015
2 night minimum stay
$700
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Iowa City in Iowa

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Library - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , THE LIBRARY HAS ITS OWN BATHROOM & POCKET DOOR FOR PRIVACY
  • Queen size Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Aerobed available for 2 additional guests
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
This is a restored 1894 Mansion that has been completely refurbished for comfort and style while maintaining every single period detail. This is the perfect location for an event or destination wedding or family reunion. Do you need a lovely setting for a funeral or memorial service? This is the ideal setting.
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