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Drake House-The Loft: 2 Bedrooms great for larger families or groups

Bedrooms 2
Space 185 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths w/Fireplace In Millwork District

The “Loft” unit can sleep 8+ people. It has two+ bedrooms. The master bedroom has a queen-size bed. The second bedroom has a full-size bed. The bathroom off the master bedroom has a shower tub. The sectional in the living area can be converted to a queen-size sleeper. In the loft, there is a futon, and trellis bed that can also sleep four people all together, & an inflatable queen mattress. There are four flat screen TV’s– one in each bedroom, one in the living area, and one in the loft. This unit is cottage-style, and has a beautiful wrought iron circular staircase leading to a cozy loft overlooking the kitchen area. This unit is on second floor.

Tim Rusk
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2018

About Tim Rusk

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 percent "In", he would just forget about it. Needless to say, I was 1000% "In", and here we are, three years and an additional building later, ready to share our dream with you! We hope you will love it as much as we do!

Tim Rusk purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Tim Rusk 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Downtown, Iowa

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 185 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Inflatable queen mattress available available upon request.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Loft - 4 sofa bed/futon
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Drake House-The Loft: 2 Bedrooms great for larger families or groups
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Everything is as advertised, Amazing

  • 5 of 5

The Millwork district is a great place to hang out and this is a great place to stay while you're there. Place is very modern, everything is in great shape and the design is just awesome. The gas fireplace is great in the winter.

Great coffee and breakfast downstairs. Brazen is a few blocks away for great drinks and awesome Sunday breakfast.

This place does not disappoint.

  • Review Submitted: 15/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Suamico (Green Bay)

Great place in Dubuque

  • 5 of 5

We were thrilled with the Drake Loft. It was as nice as the pictures show, and the location is perfect. We were one block from the summer farmers market, within walking distance to the best restaurants downtown, and within steps of the finest coffee shop in town!

Highly recommend staying. The only recommendation is for those who are sensitive sleepers, bring ear buds as you are on a fairly busy street so you can hear cars, trucks and near by train whistles.

  • Review Submitted: 30/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a 5 day family reunion here with 5 adults and 2 children. The place is absolutely beautiful. Given wonderful weather we were able to use the deck often for reading or relaxation. The owners were prompt and responsive to any questions or needs. Having a coffee shop on the ground floor and a hot tub on the deck -----reallllllly nice!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 14/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing place in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 6 ladies and had the two apartments for us to share. It worked perfectly for our group and each place was VERY nice. The kitchen had all the typical utensils and pots/pans. We really enjoyed the hot tub! And the location was great; Galena was a short drive away, there is a coffee shop downstairs, and it's close to nightlife. We really enjoyed our weekend stay here!

  • Review Submitted: 30/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Coggon, IA


  • 5 of 5

The Loft was well-maintained and comfortable. The location was ideal, and the place had everything we needed for a weekend away from home. I would stay at the Drake House again and would recommend it to travelers staying in Dubuque.

  • Review Submitted: 06/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice accommodations in Dubuque

  • 5 of 5

The property is tastefully done and well-kept. The loft was perfect for the kids (although probably not for toddlers with the spiral staircase). Great communication and check-in/out process was simple.

  • Review Submitted: 12/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8.5 Miles
Dubuque Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Kalmas Breaktime
Nearest Golf
2.9 Miles
Lacoma Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.04 Miles
Nearest Ski
8.8 Miles
Sundown Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Mississippi River
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Downtown, Iowa

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter rates
15 Jan 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
4th july
1 Jul 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
21 Nov 2018 - 22 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
23 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add AU$25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$57.34 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$382.29
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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