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An amazing flat on Water Street in downtown Decorah

Bedrooms 2
Space 139 m²
Property type apartment


About the property

A new restoration of the 1890 proprietor's residence...

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. A half block from the Oneota Coop, sundries are a short walk from the flat.

Doug Reid
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Doug Reid

As owner and proprietor of Java John's Coffeehouse and the Water Street Flat you are ensured a personalized and hands on stay.

Doug Reid purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Doug Reid chose Iowa

Centrally located on Water Street in downtown Decorah, you will find no better property from which to launch your adventures around Winneshiek County.

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. 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Decorah

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 139 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • 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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An amazing flat on Water Street in downtown Decorah
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Cute and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the space!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great space in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Loved the space and location in the heart of downtown.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect location for a stay in August! The farmers market was just down the block and is a must attend event. Treats, drinks and the most beautiful fruits/vegetables imaginable. The apartment has two bedrooms one with an additional twin bed. It was a perfect get away for two couples! The apartment is well maintained with two bathrooms, one with a shower and the other a soaking tub. I wish we had more time to use the kitchen with all the new produce from the farmer's market. Our stay in August was a breeze cool weekend, perfect for use of the back porch. This is a great apartment in a amazing town and a perfect location. Thankful for the opportunity to use it. The owner was awesome, easy check in and check out and available for questions prior to arrival.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very impressive rental unit. Lots of nice decorating, great bathrooms, comfortable,win

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming flat in heart of Deborah

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend. Great location. The coffee shop below is an extra treat - staff is very friendly and welcoming.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You can't go wrong visiting Decorah! Loved having the co-op nearby and coffee shop downstairs.

  • 5 of 5

We all loved the decor of the apartment and easy access to the shops. Working with Doug was a pleasure as he was able to accommodate us with a slight change in dates. We plan to return to this location in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
72 Miles
Rochester, MN
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Upper Iowa River


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Decorah

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$63 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$317.33
Tax Rate 7.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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