Victorian Mansion Weddings, Rehearsals, Familyreunions,$350/nt-Slp up to 24(12 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Estate
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Private Lavish Victorian Manor, 4 Bedrooms + Library, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10+)
VRBO HAS BEEN ATTACKED BY HACKERS
We host many Groom's Families who stay together when they arrive for the wedding.
So beautiful we've named it 'Riverview' A Victorian Mansion on the Banks of Mississippi-
HUMAN RESOURCES Managers, the house is available for EXTENDED CORPORATE STAYS
15 minutes from the Quad Cities International Airport makes this location perfect for large group gatherings of up to 100 during the day and comfortable lodging for 12 for overnight stays. If you have larger groups, we have another restored Victorian just a few doors down in the same block.
The Spirit of Hospitality! Once you take the keys, you take over this mansion as if it were your own. We can supply our 5-star list of caterers, music and lighting contractors or you can provide your own.
This three-story 1894 mansion has been fully restored to its original splendor. The downstairs features a huge gourmet catering kitchen, dining room, library and parlor with two original fireplaces and a panoramic view from its bay windows of the lighted Centennial Bridge and the mighty Mississippi River in Davenport, Iowa.
Hand-painted vaulted “sunrise” ceiling and hand-carved grand staircase for spectacular debuts of blushing brides for all guests to see. 2nd Floor features a huge landing and four bedrooms complete with four complete baths. The master bedroom makes a perfect place for the bride and her maids to prepare because there is an additional connected parlor. This leaves four spare rooms for the groom and family members.
Once featured in the “Save this Old House” section of This Old House Magazine, this house has had a wonderful history. We’ve replaced or restored all hardwood floors, moldings, leaded windows, light fixtures, tiled entryway and marble fireplaces using local artisans and craftsmen. Period antiques have been gathered and refurbished to exactly complement the mansion. The spectacular entryway frescoes were discovered under layers of paint and have been meticulously restored. Seven different complementary colors highlight the intricate details of the exterior of the house surrounded by attractive landscaping.
Restoring this house has been our dream and has taken us years to complete but we are finally ready to welcome you to our home.
Henning J. Witt House
We can sleep 14 on Gaines Avenue pictured on VRBO
6 bedrooms in total consisting of:
a library on the Ground floor with a queen sofa bed.
4 bedrooms on the 2nd floor including the Master, Middle, Maids' and 4th bedroom.
a twin with a trundle bed in the sitting room off the Master bedroom on the second floor.
There are 2 bathrooms on the Ground floor,
3 full baths and 2 half baths on the 2nd floor
IF YOU NEED ANOTHER HOUSE, WE'VE RESTORED ANOTHER JUST AROUND THE CORNER, SO IF ONE IS BOOKED, WE HAVE AVAILABILITY AT THE OTHER!
Adolph Priester House
The Priester house at 811 7th Street is now ready-fully restored and available for rental. This is the house we stay in when we are in Davenport, Iowa, and we consider it our home. It is equally as nice as the Witt house (The House listed on VRBO), and is actually larger - one more bedroom, plus the 3rd floor suite which can accommodate four people. I love it because the master bedroom is on the first floor and there is a separate tub and shower in the en suite bath as well as another full bath on the first floor. The dining room is much larger, and the kitchen is larger also, although only one stove, not two. The downstairs living room is a little smaller, but there is a big family room-parlor on the second floor. Of course, several TV’s and wi-fi is available. Not so much off street parking, but ample for 3 cars because you can use the driveway of the house next door (817 7th Street) which we own as well, but have not yet finished restoring. It is a wonderful Queen Anne and actually Sandy’s favorite.
Keywords: Riverview Mansion, Victorian, Event Center, Castle,
Vintage, Palmer, St. Ambrose, Augustana, Memorial Services, Weddings, Anniversary Party, Meetings, Reunions, Conferences, House Party, Extended Stays, Private Contractors
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Member since: 2010
- 4000 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 12
- Events Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- This is a restored 1894 Mansion that has been completely refurbished for comfort and style while maintaining every single period detail. This is the perfect location for an event or destination wedding or family reunion. Do you need a lovely setting for a funeral or memorial service? This is the ideal setting....moreless
- DVD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Gambling Casinos
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Jet Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $250
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Located on the banks of the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities-hub of industry and commerce within 2 short hours of Chicago.
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: We are a family of restorers. We love old houses and when we drove through Davenport on the way to the World's Fair in 1964, we vowed that one day we would come back and buy a mansion. Little did we know that it would be a 'Save This Old House' 40 years later! It has been a labor of love and at times we wondered if we would ever finish! Every molding has been stripped or recreated, pocket doors discovered, chandeliers tracked down in other cities, hardware sleuthed on eBay. We've taught ourselves to restore tile, recreate original stencils and we painted the vaulted 'sunset sky' ceiling lying on our backs on a 30-foot scaffold. It has all been worth it!
Why the Owner Chose Davenport, IA, USA:
It had always been our dream to restore a mansion on the Mississippi. The friendly open welcome of our Iowa neighbors has been warm and inviting. We feel we have come home to the Heartland. Saving this gem from destruction has been incredibly satisfying. We've met wonderful neighbors and feel as though we have given something back to our community by reviving this piece of local charm.
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Travel back 120 years to a time when you would have arrived down at the dock by steamboat or down at the station by steam locomotive. Enjoy a trip back in time while enjoying all the amenities of the present. This is a wonderful party or family reunion house. This house is just a short walk to the Mississippi river with its restaurants and casinos or to the Palmer Chiropractic College.
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The House They Saved! 1894Mansion on the Miss. R. the Gold Coast of Davenport
Entryway, grand staircase, parlor, original chandelier and restored tile work.
Old oak pump organ converted to Bathroom sink and full bath
Second floor sitting room adjoining the master bedroom note circular view window
Bathroom on the 2nd floor landing with marble sink & original claw foot tub.
The main parlor decorated in Chinoiserie and ancestral portraits, persian rugs
Original frescoes restored to their glory after discovery under layers of paint
Dining room off the entryway with a view to complete kitchen for catering needs
The owner wondering what color to paint the house and the entryway
The owner restoring the frescoes
Bath with clawfoot tub
They Saved This Old House! Your hosts five short years ago with the work ahead.
Vaulted Sunrise ceiling facing east as you descend staircase from 2nd floor
Here Come the Brides! Looking into entryway and dining room from the stairway
Typical Bedroom on 2nd Floor with 600 count sheets and down comforter queen bed.
Master Bedroom with adjoining sitting room, note original pocket doors, transoms
Spectacular Bay window-main parlor with view of the Centennial Bridge and Miss.
One of three fireplaces on the main floor in the dining room with table for 12
Yet another fireplace in the parlor off the main entryway with original stone
Painting the house
Restoring the entryway
Restored frescoes found under layers of paint
View from the bottom of the stairway into the library
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017
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