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An Amazing Space In The Heart Of Downtown Decorah

People8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment

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Property
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People
8
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Decorah - The Water Street Flat

A Brand New Restoration Of The Original Apartment Above Java John's Coffeehouse

Is Decorah really the center of the universe? You be the judge. This bright and airy flat comfortably sleeps four adults. There are two bathrooms, one with a walk in shower and the second with a soaking tub. The gourmet kitchen allows for friends to gather and share local produce while enjoying select wines available from the coffeehouse downstairs. Set the table on the large private deck and tell stories from your day's explorations. Arriving late? Let us know what supplies you would like to have stocked and we will have them in the cupboards and fridge upon your arrival. We look forward to your visit.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Andrew Knox
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
3 December, 2016
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About Andrew Knox

Doug and Andrew welcome you to our flat in the heart of Decorah. We moved to Decorah a year ago with our children from Southern California. Immersing our family into life in Decorah makes us great tour guides as we have recently become explorers of the beauty, diversity and culture of the Driftless Region.

Andrew Knox purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Andrew Knox chose Iowa

Owning a space where everyone feels welcome and well known was a dream difficult to realize in the heart of Southern California. Having both been raised in small towns, we felt it important to allow our soon to be teenagers the opportunity to experience life in a place where "everyone knows your name." Although we occasionally miss the warmth during winter, this is an amazing place to call home.

What makes this apartment unique

Wake up cradled in luxury cotton sheets, to the smell of freshly roasted and brewed coffee from Java John's Coffeehouse, literally downstairs from your bedroom. Stroll down the stairs and order breakfast or better yet, give us a a call and we'll bring whatever you order to your door. The large deck off the kitchen begs for you to read the morning paper and enjoy the 270 degree views of downtown, the bluffs and the Vesterheim complex. No other property in downtown Decorah boasts views from literally every window.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

An Amazing Space In The Heart Of Downtown Decorah
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
4

Beautifully decorated flat.

  • 4 of 5

This is a great, central location. The property has been well furnished and decorated. It could use a little more noise proofing. When there is a band downstairs,you will be listening, too. Luckily, we enjoyed the music! I would stay at this property again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Property and Great Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

As VRBO owners (#127598) ourselves, we appreciate other owners that strive to do it right, and we can say that these guys have done it right. The apartment has everything necessary for a great stay, the owners were great to work with, and the location is convenient to everything in Decorah.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly as pictured, would stay there again

  • 4 of 5

We were in town visiting my husband's family and needed a nice place for 6 of us to stay. The flat was very clean and had everything we needed. Owner was great. Great location in town. My only complaint is that there are no blinds in the bedrooms. Our bed faced the street which has a bright cross walk sign that flashed the entire night. Otherwise, the flat was perfect. If we are ever back in Decorah, we will stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A thoughtfully designed, upscale apartment in the heart of Decorah

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I utilized the apartment during Nordic Fest, the 50th anniversary. A native of Decorah, I was thrilled to find such a beautiful and well designed space in the heart of town. Totally renovated, the place was perfect in every detail. The kitchen would please the most discerning cook, the bedrooms comfortable and roomy. The back porch was terrific. We sat out every night and watched the town shut down. The details of decoration, wall hangings, furniture all were carefully thought out. The double pane windows provided a very quiet environment. And windows and porch that give views of the entire surrounding area, including the beautiful bluffs north of town. Downstairs is Java John's, also run by Doug and Andrew. It is hopping all throughout the day. A very popular coffee hangout that does not affect the quiet environment upstairs. It was nice to have that happy atmosphere so close, and very convenient for gourmet coffee, pastries and a few food items. Additionally, across the street, is the Decorah Oneota Coop, a small but impressive Whole Foods type store, providing many items we needed. I'm making our plans for another visit to Decorah, and will stay at Water Street Flat. Thanks, guys, for such a terrific place to celebrate a Decorah institution.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Perfect for a Girls' Weekend Getaway.

  • 5 of 5

For a girls-weekend among longtime friends, we were looking for a central, scenic location we've never visited. After deciding on Decorah it was easy to choose this for our accommodation. Wow! We made the perfect decision. Unfortunately it rained all weekend, so we were pretty much stuck here, but because this flat is so unbelievably comfortable and stylish, we did not mind one bit. The fun art on the walls, the antique furniture pieces, the well-stocked kitchen, the deck looking out over the hills, the comfortable beds...this is what we all are now aspiring to have homes like, after our kids are grown. We feel honored to have stayed here. And the location was perfect. The farmers market took place right outside, and we could walk to shops and restaurants, so we had no worries about enjoying some wine throughout our stay. We walked to the coffee shop below, of course, and pizza, sushi, and two different grocery stores (to buy fresh fruit and more wine). Anyone booking the Water St. Flat would not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This space was beyond perfect for a delightful stay. The beds were so comfortable and inviting. The owners thought of every small detail from the well stocked kitchen to the seating. I leisurely enjoyed the Java Johns coffee and breakfast on the upper deck. The atmosphere is so tasteful and really fun and joyful artwork decorated the walls. My hubby caught beautiful trout while I was able to relax. All in all it was an amazing stay in Decorah. Thanks for everything!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
72 Miles
Rochester, MN
Nearest Barpub
Downstairs
Nearest Restaurant
Downstairs
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Upper Iowa River

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Decorah, Iowa

Rental Basis:
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1 night minimum stay
£232
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£1,265
£2,530
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £197
Tax Rate 7.0%

2 night minimum for weekends / $500 for 2 consecutive days

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Decorah, USA

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Back Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk in shower with adjustable spray.
    Front Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Deep soaking tub.
  • Locally made soaps from our farmers market make your bath time even more relaxing.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • East Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    West Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Each bedroom has a new queen size sleigh bed & mattress. The east bedroom also has a twin mattress perfect for a child. The west bedroom has an identical bed and mattress without the twin bed option. The red sofa in the living room opens into a full size spring-air bed which is amazingly comfortable. The grey sofa could sleep one more person.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

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