1 Bedroom, 2 Full Baths With Fireplace And Private Hot Tub In Millwork District.
About Jenn Schuman
My husband and I are native Dubuquers. We came up with this idea after staying at a cozy vacation rental in La Jolla, CA. It sat on top of a small restaurant that served breakfast and lunch. My husband spotted this property and approached me with the idea, stating that if I wasn't 1000% "in," he would just forget about it. Needless to say, I was 1000% "in!" Now here we are! Ready to share our dream with you! We hope you will love it as much as we do!
Jenn Schuman purchased this Apartment in 2012
Why Jenn Schuman chose Downtown
We chose this property for two reasons. First, we both grew up in this area of Dubuque. Second, we love what Dubuque is doing for the downtown area and feel that the Millwork District will continue to grow and will be the place to go in Dubuque.
What makes this Apartment unique
Being in the Millwork District of Dubuque is a huge advantage to our property. We are close to so many attractions, making your stay handy and convenient to whatever event or purpose you have to visit our beautiful city.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Fantastic touches and old school charm make this place amazing!!!!
Loved the hot tub, the comfortable bed, and the overall ambience of this whole place!
Change from normal
Tried something new. The result was a wonderful clean, rustic, yet modern experience. My wife and I will remember our escape to the Drake House for years to come.
Thank you for your kind review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and it made long-lasting memories for you. I welcome you back anytime you are in the area.
Just adorable and very clean. Perfect location. I will definitely stay there again.
Thank you for your review. I am so glad you enjoyed the Drake House. Looking forward to hosting you again in the future.
Hanging in Dubuque's Old Iron Work District
The attention to detail in design and furnishing of this property are fantastic. Beautiful touches and decoration with two full baths make this great for a couple or couple with a child. Location is nice and despite being above coffee shop noise (other than street noise) was not noticed.
Overall the property was very nice and fit what we were looking for in a weekend getaway. Bed was comfortable and nicely appointed. Couch sagged a bit toward center; but other furnishings were top notch. Kitchen was okay - only very basic pots and pans and no mixing bowls. Hot tub was great!
The property missed the fourth star due to two issues - thermostat and TV Remote. The thermostat was easy to set; but unfortunately it had a hard time getting down to our set temp. Cool October days meant heat; but it was too hot for restful sleep. Sure part of the issue is due to the Coffee Shop downstairs as we could never get actual temp in unit below about 69-70 despite a 64 setting other than opening windows. During day/evening it was okay. The TV doesn't have cable or an antennae instead relying on Internet which includes Netflix and Hulu so all the channels one could want were available. This was great - problem is the remote for the TV. It was overly complex. I am not a millenial - 50 year old male; but I work in IT and create training materials. This remote was far too complex for temporary use and it took some time to finally get the hang of it. For temporary residents a lower tech approach is probably best.
Overall we would stay at the property again; though Dubuque itself was a bit of a let down compared to our last visit around 5 years ago. The neighborhood where the property is found is one that is up and coming with lots of new development and restaurants (sadly none of the ones we tried were all that good.)
Thank you for your detailed review. Glad you were able to enjoy some of the features of our units. Thank you for letting us know about the remote. We will look at replacing it with a lower tech one. Also, I apologize about the heating/cooling issue. I have not heard that complaint before. We will look into it as well. If you come back to the area, I would be happy to host you again.
Its all in the details
Really nice property. Very clean and looks exactly like the pictures. Hot tub is a plus. The coffee shop below is very nice and you get a discount for staying at the drake house.
Thank you for your review. Glad you were able to enjoy our coffee shop as well. You are welcomed back anytime!
My stay was very nice. Beautiful place and very clean. Very comfortable too.
Thank you for your review! Would be happy to host you again.
The best way to experience Dubuque is to stay at the Drake House Vacation Rentals, located in the Millwork District, in the heart of downtown Dubuque. We are the perfect alternative to staying in a hotel. Our three suites are all very homey and upscale. When you stay in The Fleur de Lis Suite, you know you're in Dubuque. It has a unique hint of French flavor, after Julien Dubuque, our city's founder, giving you a unique, inviting place to stay. It is fully furnished, including a full kitchen, washer/dryer, two full baths, fireplace, and it's own private deck, which includes a hot tub.The Drake House is located right above Charlotte’s Coffee House, so either you can just go downstairs and enjoy a great cup of coffee and breakfast, or if you really feel like being treated special, you can call down and have it delivered at no extra charge. Staying with us is considered an experience, not just a place to sleep! It is within walking distance to The Voices Art Gallery, bike trails, the Mississippi River, the Gym Fitness Center, several restaurants, and year-round Farmer’s Market.
Whether you plan to stay in Dubuque for just a weekend, or you need a place to stay for an extended period of time for business or pleasure travel, the Drake House is perfect for you.
The Grand River Center is within 1.3 miles, and just minutes from the Drake House. The National Mississippi River Museum (1.2 miles), Dubuque River Rides (1.3 miles), Diamond Joe Casino (1.4 miles), and the Grand Opera House (.7 miles).