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Novelty Lofts - Family Penthouse

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,344 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Great views toward river! Accommodates 2 or 3 couples comfortably, but is especially suitable for families with kids! Master has a private bath and the over-sized 2nd bedroom is a bunkhouse/game room that sleeps six. Walk to restaurants, shopping. Full access to loft apartment, plus use of weight room on second floor and cardio room on third floor. Also, dine and shop in our ground floor marketplace shops (coming summer 2016).

Captain Charles
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Captain Charles

Historic Preservation focused real estate developer. Studied architecture (and MBA) at University of Illinois. Lizzie is learning about VRBO and helping with listings and guests.

Captain Charles purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Captain Charles chose Dubuque

I bought the building with hopes and dreams of redeveloping and restoring as adaptive reuse (mixed use). We are about 75% there with most of the 260,000 SF complex complete. If you like historic buildings and the urban/warehouse experience ... with all the amenities travelers expect today, this is the place for you.


Dubuque Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1344 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding


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Novelty Lofts - Family Penthouse
average rating of 4.6 based on 15 reviews

Great place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a wedding that happened to be on the bottom floor of the building. This was such a great place to stay!! So beautiful and the staff was so helpful at check in. I would definitely recommend this to anyone coming to the area! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great time here. The bars and restaurants on sight were wonderful. Great area to visit. We would highly recommend staying here. The American Lady lunch cruise was fun also. Thanks for an enjoyable vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Wonderful Downtown Location with plenty of Room!

  • 4 of 5

We were in town for a graduation and had family staying 2 nights. This rental was perfect! Cheaper than 2 hotel rooms and much roomier! Close to downtown, restaurants and Loras College. Beautiful, clean, especially liked the large open area for sitting with large dining table and 8 chairs! Only found 5 plates though, so had to buy paper plates for our meal. Bedding was comfortable in the master bedroom! Second bedroom with bunk beds was a bit warm at night and the kids said the beds were a bit too firm. Not sure why the cooling wasn't evenly distributed. The rest of the penthouse was very comfortable temperatures. I would rent again and would recommend this property!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Warehouse conversion in historic district

  • 4 of 5

Spacious apartment in warehouse that is being converted to condos. Suitable for family with children. The bunk beds work for anyone who is shorter than 5’6”. The floors of the apartment were not clean. We found popcorn under the table left by a previous resident. Floors need to be washed between visits because the construction dust in the building travels. We stayed on a weekend and never heard any construction noise, however. Just the freight train blowing its whistle while passing through town. You can walk to the river front and restaurants from this location, but the walk to downtown Dubuque takes about 30 minutes. The free parking onsite was greatly appreciated. Management is friendly.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice, well kept industrial style space that slept 8

  • 5 of 5

Amanda was great to work with! Very responsive to all my questions! Lovely place!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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  • 5 of 5

Great place and Todd gave great service and advice. Lots of room and modern feel. There is a BackPocket brewery on main level and easy walk to main street.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Dubuque Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Kalmes’ Breaktime Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Dubuque River Rides
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Lacoma Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highways 151/61 & Route 20, 52
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Brazen Open Kitchen and Bar
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Sundown Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
Finley’s Landing Park


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75

Owner'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.

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