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15 Min Away From Lake Rathbun -- 3,300 Sq Ft Gorgeous Tudor Home

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 3,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Close To Rathbun Lake, 4 Bed 4.5 Bath, Historical Home - Centerville, Iowa

Rent this home in Centerville, Iowa. Great alternative to staying in a hotel. Stay here if you are visiting family, on vacation, hunting, fishing or just want a get-away from the big city. This is a fully furnished home with plenty of space and parking.

Porter Hall, a 1920’s architectural landmark on The National Register of Historic Places, is located on Centerville’s Drake Avenue and within walking distance to The Historical Business District on the town square. Drake Avenue is home to many extraordinary turn of the century homes including the remarkable shoppes at Bradley Hall.

Master Bedroom - King Bed w/ full bath

Second Bedroom - Queen Bed and bunk bed w/ full bath

Third Bedroom - Queen Bed w/ full bath

Fourth Bedroom/Office - twin w/ twin trundle and portable bed

* all bedrooms are on second story of home

**beds for11 people, 3 extra couches that can be slept on to make 14

2 Dining rooms, full kitchen, den, living room and LARGE sun room with fireplace.

This impressive Tudor features 4 bedrooms, 4 ½ bathrooms (3 bedrooms come complete with an en suite bathroom) formal dining room, living room, den, and a completely renovated kitchen. One of the homes most inviting features is the two fireplaces, the original uniquely tiled fireplace in the living room and the outdoor fireplace in the sun room.

The quality of craftsmanship & characteristic details can be found throughout this home. Brilliant refinished hardwood floors, original doors & woodwork, gorgeous built-ins, and the striking main staircase are all classic examples of period craftsmanship. You’ll find more character in Porter Hall’s entryway than you’ll find in most modern homes.

More Details

Joshua Fuson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017

Why Joshua Fuson chose Iowa

This is a special and unique home. You will love your stay here, whether it is for a short weekend or a long get-away.

What makes this house unique

3 of the 4 bedrooms have private bathrooms en-suite. The kitchen and dining is large enough to host everyone comfortably. The sun room is definitely the favorite part, you will spend much of your time in it.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Centerville in Appanoose County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master - Toilet , Bath with Shower , private
    Bedroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , private
    Bedroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Private
    Bedroom 4 (Hall) - Toilet , Bath with Shower , spacious
    Half Bath - Toilet , on main level
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Private Full Bathroom IN bedroom
    Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Private Full Bathroom in Bedroom. Couch and walkout balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Full Bathroom in Bedroom and Pack 'n Play
    Bedroom 4 w/ office - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , additional bed in the closet. bathroom is across hallway.
  • Two Pack'n Plays available
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water tubing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

15 Min Away From Lake Rathbun -- 3,300 Sq Ft Gorgeous Tudor Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Such a neat place!

  • 5 of 5

This house is pretty amazing. It's a gem! They had everything we needed and the owners were helpful and easy to communicate with. We will definitely be back. Considering all the options of places to stay in the area, this is by far the best option for the money.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking good care of the house. We hope you come back again. You were wonderful guests!
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Wonderful Christmas Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a family Christmas weekend. The house easily accommodated 18 of us (a few littles in sleeping bags). We were so thankful to find an affordable rental. So many places charge significantly for extra people but the owner was more than happy to host our group. We had 8 adults and 10 children, ranging in age from 1-17. Not once did I feel like we had to tiptoe around with the little ones. There was plenty of space for them to run and clean up was easy. The kitchen had everything we needed (paper towels, trash bags, dish soap and towels, crock-pot, blender, toaster, microwave, hot water pot, coffee pot). We did bring a big stack of paper plates to accommodate our group size and eliminate the worry of the little ones breaking glass dishes. The two eating spaces allowed for everyone to be able to sit and eat. We loved that there was no carpet in the kitchen/eating spaces. The fireplace was toasty and wonderful. It is important to know that the patio area is pretty cold in the wintertime and we kept the doors to it shut. (Of course, when we were there it was below zero and snowing!) Centerville has everything you need (at least 3 grocery stores, Walmart, a beautiful downtown square) We also loved having YMCA right across the block. In the middle of snowstorm, we just walked over and went swimming ($13 per family). One note on the office bedroom. It has a twin trundle bed (twin bed with twin underneath). The closet had a twin roll-a-way bed too. Since it was so cold while we were there and the room is situated on the second floor above an unheated entryway, the room was quite a bit colder than the others. Bring extra blankets and leave that door open in the winter and you'll be just fine. There were several pack n plays available along with plenty of nice towels and extra blankets and pillows. Every family had there own bedroom/bathroom on the second level but they were far enough apart that we didn't disturb each other. The owner was always very responsive to us we loved our snowy Christmas weekend at the Tutor House. We would stay there again in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect location and setting for our extended family to gather and celebrate my parents 60th anniversary! We were able to prepare meals and eat together in the lovely kitchen and dining room. The bed and bathroom facilities were very comfortable for our group. The living-room and sun room were great spaces to gather in. We were able to get a family pass to the Y just a block behind the home and enjoyed using the yard for games. We were blessed to have this special time together in this great location!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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nice, clean, comfortable stay within walking distance to square

  • 5 of 5

This was a great stay for my family during a family wedding weekend in Centerville. The house is located very close to the square so we were able to walk to all events which was convenient. house was clean and comfortable with nice rooms for visiting with family. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My 2 sisters and I met up with our combined 6 children under 10 years old. The house was amazing and met all our needs. We brought our food and cooked all meals in the house. There was nothing we lacked for meal prep. Each family was able to have a space and the cousins could be together. The beds were so comfortable. We also walked over to the YMCA 2 of the days and secured a $13 family day pass and went down the street to a great park. Awesome, easy family weekend!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, the YMCA is right next door - we are so glad you were able to get a day pass :) And the City Park was just updated with all new equipment and landscaping this last year. You are welcome back anytime!
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A Very Merry Christmas in Porter Hall

  • 5 of 5

This house was exactly what we were looking for: lots of space for our family of 12 (including bathrooms), a big dining room where we could all eat together, lots of comfy places to hang out and play games, a very convenient location near the beautiful town square, and a charming setting for our Christmas celebration. The reservation process was easy and check-in and out was easy, too. Very nice modern kitchen! We loved this house. Thanks Joshua and Ruth Anne!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our place to stay. We hope to see you next year!
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Des Moines
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Ottumwa Amtrak OTM
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Rathbun Lake
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Centerville, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Memorial Day Wkend
25 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 May 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
July 4th
30 Jun 2017 - 4 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
5 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Labor Day
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £45.61
Cleaning Fee £115.95 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £231.91
Pet Fee £115.95 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

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