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Iowa City's Historic Emma Harvat House in Prime Downtown Location

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

This historical colonial revival home keeps upto six guests in delightful luxury

Commissioned for the nation's first lady mayor, the Historic Emma Harvat House boasts eclectic elegance with an artistic vibe. Located in prime downtown location, and one block from some of the city's best dining (Devotay, Motley Cow, Pagliai's, John's Grocery and more.)

Guests enjoy a full 12 room Colonial Revival house featuring two floors, three bedrooms, a formal dining room, sunroom, library, and orchestra salon. The home features all original floors, lightning, woodwork and tile with elegant yet comfortable decor.

This is a perfect home for a family vacation, couples getaway or weekend Iowa game stay.

More Details

Property Manager/Owner
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
4 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Mann in Iowa City

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • roller blading
  • water skiing


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Iowa City's Historic Emma Harvat House in Prime Downtown Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Amazing trip to the past

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed three nights for our wedding anniversary, since we had rented an apartment in the northside when we were first married. The house is an historical landmark, and it has a spacious and unique feel to it. Andrea, the owner, has placed interesting antiques and literary objects (many books too!) throughout the house, adding to the atmosphere. Alexa provided music when asked! Nice touch!

The neighborhood is full of restaurants and a few little shops. Vibrant and lit with fairy lights at night.

Andrea was great about checking in via text to make sure we had everything we needed. We couldn't have asked for a better host.

We left feeling renewed and ready to tackle our next writing project.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Des Moines, IA

Shawn Burke

  • 5 of 5

Great location in Iowa City!

Beautiful old home. We enjoyed a gorgeous fall weekend for the football game. Andrea is a helpful host and responsive.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £66.87
Damage Insurance £41.53
Damage Deposit £351.95

We are pleased to offer you a luxurious stay. This is a pet-free, smoke-free home. No illegal substances are allowed. No fires or burning of candles.
25% of the cost is due upon booking.
The remaining 75% is collected 30 days out.
Cancellation policy includes forfeiting of the initial 25%.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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