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

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 306 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 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 a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 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 rental in Centerville

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 306 m²
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 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
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: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely reunion space and location!

  • 5 of 5

We were four families reunited for a few days (a total of 16), and we couldn't have enjoyed our stay more. The house was large, homey and beautiful, with plenty of room for folks to congregate in the kitchen while cooking, or on the closed in porch in the evenings. Since we had young ones, we especially enjoyed the toy area (including tent and tunnel) and the outdoor games on the lawn. Getting in and out was easy, and Joshua (the owner) was a pleasure to work with. We highly recommend both Porter Hall and Centerville for reunions of any sort---you have the space to slow down and catch up, but with Lake Rathbun a few minutes away you can also get out in the sun and enjoy a day at the waterpark.

Will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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St. Peters, MO

Beautiful home in a great Iowa town!

  • 5 of 5

The home is huge and gorgeous! This is a lot of space which is perfect for a family like mine, we tend to break off into conversation groups, mixing and matching people all day long. Lots of great shops and places to eat in the town square (which is just a short walk away), and the lake has a number of nifty beaches. I highly recommend the Double R Dairy Bar for a cold treat.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

House is clean and very big. Very much enjoyed our stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Des Moines
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Ottumwa Amtrak OTM
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Rathbun Lake
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Centerville

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
5 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
Pancake Day
29 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
15 May 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$189.16
Pet Fee A$189.16
Damage Insurance A$74.4
Damage Deposit A$378.33

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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