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The best view in Nauvoo! Across the street from the Nauvoo Temple!

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's2
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

This 1927 home features 3000 square feet with a beautiful view of the Temple!

Location, location, location! You can't stay closer to the Nauvoo Temple than at the Hart House, across the street from the temple! This location has an unobstructed view of the temple, in addition to a panoramic view of the Mississippi River.

The Hart House is a finely constructed home with beautiful oak woodwork, hardwood floors, French doors with original glass, and had been well maintained by Dorothy Hart. Nauvoo Management Group, LLC spent the winter of 2004-2005 redecorating and remodeling the home and adding central air conditioning for the comfort and enjoyment of guests.

The home has a large front porch for visiting and enjoying the view of the temple and Mississippi River.

Entering the front door, the large living room has a sofa and love seat, a fireplace and entertainment center. Through double French doors the large dining room seats 8 for dinner and has beautiful oak window seats in the bay window featuring a view of the Mississippi River. Through another set of double French doors you are in the library with over a hundred books about church history and Nauvoo.

The kitchen has retained its original pine cabinetry, but added modern appliances for convenience. It has most of the utensils and kitchen supplies a family would need while staying in Nauvoo. Off the kitchen is a sun porch with a table for four, offering a view of the garden in the back. Also located on the main floor is a half bath for the convenience of guests.

There is a beautiful oak stairway from the living room, and a 'servant's' stairway from the kitchen to the upstairs bedrooms. The two large bedrooms at the back of the home feature queen size beds and walk-in closets. The large master bedroom with a beautiful view of the temple, features a king size bed, walk-in closet, attached half bath, and a TV/VCR. The upstairs hall bathroom has a vanity, toilet and shower.

The basement has been completely remodeled with a family room featuring a queen size sofa sleeper, rocker-recliner, entertainment center with 31' TV, VCR, DVD, CD and Surround Sound. There are video cassettes and DVDs about Nauvoo and Carthage available to view. High speed internet is also available in the home. The full bathroom includes a Jacuzzi whirlpool tub and separate shower. Also available for guest's use is a washer and dryer. The Tom Sawyer-Huck Finn bedroom is off the family room and has twin bunk beds.

The Hart House, with its beautiful Nauvoo art, comfortable furnishings, and fantastic location will make your visit to Nauvoo a memorable stay!

More Details


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Nauvoo in Hancock County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Monument View ...
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Full bath upstairs.
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Full bath with Jacuzzi tub off family room on lower level.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Half bath off master bedroom.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Half bath on main level.
  • Two full baths and two half baths for the convenience of all guests.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling, and temple view!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Includes TV.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Includes TV.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Bunk Bed , This bedroom off the family room has a twin bunk bed.
    Family Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen size sofa sleeper, TV, DVDs, and bath room.
  • Three bedrooms upstairs with a full bath and half bath in the master bedroom. Downstairs is the family room with queen size sofa sleeper and another bedroom with twin bunk beds, sharing a full bath with Jacuzzi tub.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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The best view in Nauvoo! Across the street from the Nauvoo Temple!
average rating of 3.75 based on 4 reviews

comfortable and convenient

  • 3 of 5

This was a comfortable home to stay in. The woodwork in main living area was beautiful. The home overall does show its age a bit. The bedrooms were comfortable. All though it has room for many people the kitchen was a little outdated and small for fixing large meals for our group.

Very convenient for our group and what we wanted & needed to do in Nauvoo. Entrance to the home was quick & convenient.

Maybe a better list of supplies provided and where to find them(such as garbage bags). Supposedly some games were to be provided. We found a couple of games & puzzles but with missing pieces. We used them anyway.

It needed better introductions on how to clean the home when we checked out.

Did not have a working DVD player

Internet was unreliable for most of the time.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry it wasn't a 5-star stay for you Joselyn. I appreciate your feedback though, and I will make sure to implement your suggestions. Thanks again for staying in our home.
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Great Location and the Best views

  • 4 of 5

Ours and our Brothers family stayed at the Heart Home. There were 11 of us and we fit just fine. The location is key. Easy to get to everything while staying in Nauvoo. When we were done with the day we could walk home past the Temple and enjoy the best views around.

Sitting on the porch , chatting about our day while under the lights of the Temple were some of our best moments.

We did wish the master bedroom had more than a toilet and sink. One shower for three bedrooms made it tough to get ready. The basement bathroom has a nice shower and jetted tub but it accommodated those on that level.

We would stay again as the views and location are great! "Cute as Heck" is what our brother said.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The location truly is special and one-of-a-kind in Nauvoo. We're happy to hear your stay at the Hart House was a memorable experience. The 1/2 bath was added to the master bedroom during our last remodel of the home, but we weren't able to add another shower. With historic homes, there is a balance between adding modern amenities and preserving the original structure and woodwork. The Hart House is a very nice blend of the two!
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  • 5 of 5

The location is the best part of staying at the Hart House. The bedrooms were very comfortable and the whole hose well maintained. One minor complaint-didst have garbage liners for the kitchen. Otherwise we are very pleased we stayed at the Hart House. Hope to do a repeat soon!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was great!

  • 3 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Nauvoo...

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

Sam Bragg
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 February, 2018


Car: recommended

Nauvoo is an historic town established by the Mormons in 1839. It grew to be the largest town in Illinois, along with Chicago, with a population of 15,000 - 20,000 people. After the martyrdom of the founder of Mormonism, Joseph Smith, in 1844, Brigham Young led the Saints from Nauvoo to the Great Salt Lake over the Mormon Trail.

Only about 1100 people remained in Nauvoo after the exodus of the Latter-day Saints. In the 1960's a descendant of one of the Nauvoo pioneers purchased his ancestor's home and began restoration. Nauvoo Restoration Inc. was established and since then over thirty historic homes and businesses have been restored or reconstructed, and are available for free tours.

The Nauvoo Pageant is held every summer with thousands of visitors to the city to watch the performance of song and dance relating the Mormon history in Nauvoo.

In addition, the Nauvoo Temple was restored in 2002, and is modeled after the original temple which was destroyed by arson in the late 1840's, and later by tornado in the 1850's.

Visitors to Nauvoo enjoy the free tours and entertainment, where there is fun and education for the entire family! It is an extra treat to 'make your home away from home in Nauvoo!


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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £249.34

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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