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

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
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 for 11 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 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

Why Joshua Fuson chose Centerville

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 rental in Centerville

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • 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 ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 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
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • 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
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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15 Min Away From Lake Rathbun -- 3,300 Sq Ft Gorgeous Tudor Home
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

Beautiful home! Great for big groups! Would stay again.

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house for an annual birthday trip for 12 guests. The house was plenty big enough and gave us plenty of room to spread out. Almost all bedrooms have their own bathrooms, which is great for privacy. The house was clean, well kept, and beautiful. Large dining room for group meals. The host was communicative and friendly. The surround town is cute as well. I recommend Northside cafe!

  • Review Submitted: 17/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great weekend!!!

  • 5 of 5

I live and work in North Dakota and googled a vacation home to rent early January 2018. My daughter & family from Texas, my son & fiancee from Wisconsin and my son/family from Iowa all met at Porter Hall (Centerville, IA) to spend time together and to celebrate our Christmas. We all had a great time and give this place an A+++. I brought a large pre-lit artificial Christmas tree to add to this beautiful home ambience. We had pizza delivered one evening and made morning brunch twice using the nice kitchen facilities. The town square had many neat gift shops & I took my family out to Lucille's Steak & Spirit for a great evening meal. Joshua, the owner, was very professional and made our weekend trip "awesome". I highly recommend Porter Hall for your next family get together if you are in this area and need of....

  • Review Submitted: 11/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun to explore!

  • 4 of 5

This was the perfect house for our family reunion. It is a lovely place with all the spacious areas to gather downstairs. The kitchen was adequately stocked with what we needed to cook with and it was nice having an Aldi within walking distance to shop at. I also loved that it was within walking distance of the town square. We spent lots of time exploring the shops there and reliving the days of our childhood. The bedrooms and beds were comfortable though there was a plumbing problem with one of the toilets upstairs. All the bedrooms are upstairs so we would have had to be creative if all of our family members had attended. We have some in the family who cannot do stairs. We enjoyed a DVD one night as a family also as part of our entertainment. Thank you Joshua for being available to answer our questions. We will consider this location again in the future for our reunions.

  • Review Submitted: 09/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you guys had a great time!
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We loved having a large home to spread out in (15 people) that had an historic feel!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the property so much. There were plenty of rooms and space to not feel like we were on top of each other. We enjoyed being close enough to walk to the town square or shops down the street. We enjoyed time at Lake Rathbun but it was nice for the slower, quieter pace of Centerville and having a home to stay in. There's toys and a small movie room that kept our young kids entertained, but they loved exploring all the nooks and crannies too. We would highly recommend this to others if you're looking for a house to stay in with a large group.

  • Review Submitted: 04/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking care of the place :)
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History - and fun times

  • 5 of 5

It was a very enjoyable stay house was clean and comfortable fun atmosphere and tons of space we didn't spent much time in the house because we had raced everyday but I loved it we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay

  • Review Submitted: 24/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you guys had a great time.
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Kingsley, IA

We had a great time at this beautiful home in Centerville.

  • 4 of 5

This was a great place for our family to spend time together. It was very spacious and we could enjoy games around the big dining room table or just visit in the huge sunroom. Lots to do in this area!! JP from NW Iowa

  • Review Submitted: 19/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing us, glad you had a great time.
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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


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$197.7
Pet Fee AU$197.7
Damage Insurance AU$77.76
Damage Deposit AU$395.4

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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