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1880's Victorian, Less Than 1 Mile From The Nauvoo Temple, Sleeps 14

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

The Bywater House Has Accommodated Guests In Nauvoo Since 2002

This charming 1880’s Victorian has been remodeled to enhance its original charm and character. It is located just 7 blocks from the Nauvoo Temple, within walking distance for most!

4 Bedrooms and 4 Bathrooms

The living room has a bay window, queen size sleeper sofa, two wing chair recliners, and an entertainment center with cable TV and DVD player. The family room also has bay windows, another sofa sleeper, TV/DVD and table seating up to 6 for games and meals. The kitchen has new cabinetry and flooring, new appliances, and a table with seating for 8. Upstairs are three bedrooms, one with a queen size bed and half bath, one with two full beds and half bath, and one with two twin day beds and trundles. There is also another bathroom upstairs with full shower. New paint and carpeting throughout this charming Victorian home! There is also another full bath (bath/shower combination) downstairs for convenience. All utensils, dishware, linens, and towels are provided. A washer and dryer are also provided for guest use. High speed internet is available as well.

This large family home has the history and nostalgia of the past plus the modern amenities to enjoy your stay in Nauvoo. Enjoy Nauvoo art and a small library of early LDS church history, especially Nauvoo’s.

More Details

Property Manager
Sam Bragg
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2018


Nauvoo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Floor Bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen Bedroom with 1/2 Bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 2 Full Size Beds and 1/2 Bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 Twin Day Beds Each with Trundles
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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1880's Victorian, Less Than 1 Mile From The Nauvoo Temple, Sleeps 14
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 3 reviews

clean, functional, fun place to stay

  • 4 of 5

loved it, made us feel a part of nauvoo

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Old home. Was not ready on time. Not clean and in disrepair.

  • 2 of 5

Nauvoo is beautiful. We would stay elsewhere next time. Very hot upstairs and house was not ready in time and not cleaned well. Was very nice to have a central place to gather though in Nauvoo where lodging is scarce.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was very nice. It was clean, it was roomy and comfortable for the whole family!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here. We had room enough to play games and have fun family time, we were very close to everything we wanted to see and do, it was clean, and it worked out very well for us to prepare our meals, and be all together. Mr. Bragg was very helpful with my questions and a baby pack and play plus a high chair were provided which helped out a bunch! We would go again and stay here!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nauvoo is an historic town established by the Mormons in 1839. It grew to be the largest town in Illinois, along with Chicago, with a population of 15,000 - 20,000 people. After the martyrdom of the founder of Mormonism, Joseph Smith, in 1844, Brigham Young led the Saints from Nauvoo to the Great Salt Lake over the Mormon Trail. Only about 1100 people remained in Nauvoo after the exodus of the Latter-day Saints. In the 1960's a descendant of one of the Nauvoo pioneers purchased his ancestor's home and began restoration. Nauvoo Restoration Inc. was established and since then over thirty historic homes and businesses have been restored or reconstructed, and are available for free tours. The Nauvoo Pageant is held every summer with thousands of visitors to the city to watch the performance of song and dance relating the Mormon history in Nauvoo. In addition, the Nauvoo Temple was restored in 2002, and is modeled after the original temple which was destroyed by arson in the late 1840's, and later by tornado in the 1850's. Visitors to Nauvoo enjoy the free tours and entertainment, where there is fun and education for the entire family! It is an extra treat to 'make your home away from home in Nauvoo!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable Damage Deposit $250

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.