Discover a selection of 427 vacation rentals in Dubuque, IA that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $108 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Dubuque. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

The riverside setting of Dubuque is ready to explore

Take a vacation to Dubuque and enjoy the area's museums, history and entertainment. Renowned for its riverfront, casino gaming and shopping, this city welcomes all visitors. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Dubuque

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Dubuque a fun place to get away. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Sundown Mountain (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Chestnut Mountain Resort (18.6 mi / 30 km)
  • Eagle Ridge Resort (19.3 mi / 31 km)
  • Field of Dreams (19.9 mi / 32 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Dubuque

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Dubuque is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Eagle Point Park (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Mines of Spain State Recreation Area (3.6 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Crystal Lake Cave (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • J Dubuque Monument (9.7 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Grant Park (13.5 mi / 21.8 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Dubuque

The nearest airport is in Dubuque, IA (DBQ-Dubuque Regional), located 6.9 mi (11.1 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Dubuque?

Whether you're searching for an intimate retreat for you and your sweetheart or someplace roomy to fit family and friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Dubuque. Here are a couple to get you thinking:

  • "Drake House - Fleur De Lis - Private Hot Tub" is a guest favorite. Around 0.1 miles from Dubuque, it has 1 bedroom and loads of useful amenities, including a kitchen island and a smart TV.
  • Alternatively, unpack your bags at "Drake House: City View - Private Hot Tub". Located around 0.1 miles from the heart of Dubuque, it has 2 bedrooms and features free toiletries and a microwave oven.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Dubuque vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Dubuque?

Get away from the busyness of everyday life at one of our weekend getaways in or near Dubuque. Whether you want to catch up with friends or spend quality time with the kids, we'll have something to suit your style. Here are some of our most popular options:

  • "Cottage Nestled In Valley With Great Mississippi River View" is around 12 miles northwest of Dubuque and the perfect place to recharge your batteries. You'll appreciate the convenient amenities here, including high-speed internet services and a TV.
  • "Drake House Family: Main St Market View Suite 3" is another top-rated option. It's located about 0.1 miles to the west of Dubuque and features a washing machine, WiFi and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Dubuque?

Yes, you can. If you'd love a simple but stylish stay, you can't go wrong with a studio apartment. These compact properties exude charm and are often situated in the center of town. Check out the following options in or near Dubuque:

  • One of our favorite picks is "Drake House - Fleur De Lis - Private Hot Tub". Book a few nights at this popular abode and you'll have access to a hair dryer and golf.
  • Or, use "Drake House: The Loft - Private Hot Tub" as a base to check off the best sights around you. This comfy stay comes with heating, games and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Dubuque?

Whether you're seeking a cozy apartment for you and a pal or a villa big enough for the whole family, short-term rentals are easy to find in and around Dubuque. These retreats are an ideal base for a quick visit:

  • For a memorable few nights away, it's tough to beat "Drake House Family: Main Street Market View Suite 1". It's close to the center of Dubuque, along with lots of things to put on your itinerary.
  • Another awesome option is "Dubuque Luxury Rental Suite 107 Farmers Market". Gather your crew and enjoy a comfortable stay near the heart of Dubuque.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Dubuque?

Whether spent in a log cabin or a beach house, a romantic weekend getaway is a wonderful way to spice up your love life. Whisk your partner off for a couple of days at one of these top escapes in or near Dubuque:

  • Around 0.1 miles from Dubuque, "Drake House - Fleur De Lis - Private Hot Tub" is a perfect place for starry-eyed couples. A fireplace and beauty services are some of the many amenities here.
  • "Drake House: City View - Private Hot Tub" is another top option that'll impress. It's about 0.1 miles from Dubuque and comes with a fireplace and beauty services.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Dubuque?

Big groups mean massive fun. They also mean finding a place that'll effortlessly fit your whole crew. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Dubuque and get everybody together under the one roof:

  • Offering space, privacy and comfort, you'll get your guests' tick of approval at "Entire Home Convenient Location Fireplace And Large Yard". Up to 12 people can stay at this escape which has 3 bedrooms, a water park and a fireplace. This group favorite is around 5 miles to the west of Dubuque.
  • "Let The Beautiful Country Surround You" is another fantastic option. It's around 14 miles to the west of Dubuque, has 6 bedrooms and welcomes up to 25 guests. A fireplace and a garden are just a couple of things designed to make your visit even more comfortable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Dubuque?

Of all the conveniences a vacation rental can have, a pool is one of the most desired. Have a look at these houses for rent with a pool in or near Dubuque and spend your time splashing around. Just don't forget your unicorn floatie:

  • Round up your gang and enjoy a memorable break at "Drake House - Fleur De Lis - Private Hot Tub". There's plenty to love about this getaway besides its pool, such as childrens activities and a kitchen island.
  • "Drake House: City View - Private Hot Tub" is the type of place you go to get away from it all and appreciate your surroundings, starting with its pool. A kitchen island and coffee and tea making facilities are also on hand to make your stay nice and comfortable.

Not sure how to pack for your Dubuque escape? This enticing destination has a humid continental climate. In the summertime, you can expect average temperatures of between 60 ºF and 80 ºF. Scroll through our range of Dubuque vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more inspiration on where to stay.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Dubuque?

Grammy and Pop, Aunty Kim ... You can add them to your invitation list when you book a large family vacation rental in or near Dubuque. Get all your loved ones under the same roof at one of these spacious getaways:

  • Around 12 miles northwest of Dubuque, "Cottage Nestled In Valley With Great Mississippi River View" has 3 bedrooms and can sleep up to 9 guests. Amenities here include a kitchen and a garden.
  • "Sack - Time Fashion Boutique Hotel 2", around 1 mile to the west of central Dubuque, is also perfect for family gatherings. As many as 7 of your loved ones can fit into this spacious property which features 3 bedrooms, free toiletries, a dishwasher and more.

As tempting as it may be, don't spend all day indoors. Get out and explore some nearby family-friendly attractions, beginning with National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Dubuque?

Take a break with the kiddos in a family cabin rental in or near Dubuque and make some fantastic new memories together. Here are a couple we think you'll love:

  • "Cottage Nestled In Valley With Great Mississippi River View" - Enjoy good times with your nearest and dearest at this getaway, which is around 12 miles northwest of the center of Dubuque. A separate dining area and a dishwasher are some of its family-friendly amenities.
  • "Cozy Log Cabin With Hot Tub And Only 5 Miles From Downtown" - This cabin is also ideal for a family getaway and is around 6 miles southwest of Dubuque. Offering a toaster, a DVD player and more, it'll get your group's stamp of approval.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Dubuque vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Dubuque?

Romantic getaways, work trips or adventures of the solo kind — a single-bedroom vacation property suits a multitude of occasions. One of our options in or near Dubuque is sure to impress:

  • Take a sneak peek at "Drake House - Fleur De Lis - Private Hot Tub", a fabulous centrally located one-bedroom property. A fireplace and a water park are just two of the amenities here.
  • "Drake House: The Loft - Private Hot Tub" is another comfy one-bedroom escape also a stone's throw from the center. When you're not out exploring the area's top attractions, make use of a fireplace and a kitchen.