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Historic Property with Modern Convenience

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Last updated: 03/06/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Charles City house description

This house is one of the oldest structures in town. It began its life as the stage coach stop and trading post in the original pioneer village of Freeman. While it maintains its primitive exterior; it is completely modernized on the inside.
This home is perfect for extended corporate stays. It is three blocks from downtown and close to everything. It is also a wonderful place to get away and enjoy the charm of a spectacular small town with many opportunities for leisure activities.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 525 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    The sofa pulls out to a single bed....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Please tell me about your pets to see if the house is suitable for them....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Please let me know if you have any special request, and I will do what I can to accommodate. ...moreless



  • Away From It All
  • Historic


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    To save room there are only 2 chairs at the table, please let me know if you need more seating and I will try to accommodate. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Simple remote control heat pump system....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating:

    Remote control system and supplemental baseboard heaters....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The living room has a pull out (single) sofa and can seat 4 with the ottoman. There is a flat screen tv and a bluray player....moreless

  • Parking:

    Street parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All towels are provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    If there is laundry detergent there, feel free to use it. And feel free to leave detergent upon check out....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cup coffee maker. There may be coffee, creamer and sugar provided upon your arrival. Please feel free to make requests....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All the dishes, utensils and kitchenware you'll need to prepare your own meals during your stay....moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    You will have paper towels to begin your stay. Please feel free to add to the herb and spices tray....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 12%


Iowa Hotel and Motel Tax 7%

Iowa Excise Tax 5%

Cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 03/06/2015
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This is simple small town charm at its best in this progressive community. Experience the delight of visiting a town so obviously loved by its residents. Filled with beautiful parks, a paved recreational trail, golf courses, snowmobile trails, and more. There is no shortage of fun to be had. The Red Cedar River offers an amazing white water river course, swimming, fishing and canoeing.

But if nature is not your cup of tea; enjoy your morning coffee (or tea) at Aromas on Main Street and a leisurely afternoon visiting the downtown stores. Don't miss The Rustic Corner and Darbe & Co. Another great find is the Floyd County Museum (one block from the property). And don't forget to catch a movie at one of the only remaining Art Deco theaters.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: I like to bring old properties back from the dead. I like to use innovative ways to increase energy efficiency and prefer to use renewable resources whenever possible. I have traveled all over the world with my Air Force husband and have lived in Belgium, the Azores, Texas, Washington, Wyoming, Mississippi and Minnesota.

Why the Owner Chose Charles City:
I saw this property on the internet and thought 'Wow, what a neat old building.' But when I traveled the few hundred miles to take my first real look at it, it was the town and its community that I truly fell in love with. There was some talk about it being torn down and that's when I new I had to save it.

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  • overlook from loft bedroom

    overlook from loft bedroom

  • Kitchen


  • Loft bedroom

    Loft bedroom

  • Full bath

    Full bath

  • Half Bath

    Half Bath

  • Charles City Birdhouse

    Charles City Birdhouse

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Vaulted stairwell

    Vaulted stairwell

  • Full bath off bedroom

    Full bath off bedroom

  • Upstairs laundry

    Upstairs laundry

VRBO #493315

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, March 14, 2015

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Minimum stay: 3 nights
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Historic Property With Modern Convenience

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