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The Tudor - Kayaks and Bike Trails Galore!

SuperhostOskaloosa, Iowa, United States
Entire house hosted by Christian And Melissa
16 guests4 bedrooms5 beds2 baths
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Gather with family and friends in this lavish historic home close to everything you need. The home includes five private sleeping areas, sunroom, living room, parlor, full kitchen, formal dining room, two fireplaces, swimming pool with patio, grills, and fire pit.

We are a few blocks from Oskaloosa's quaint downtown and the 14 mile bike trail surrounded by native prairie grasses and wooded areas. Enjoy the best coffee shop around, Iowa's number one burger and several delicious family eateries.

The space
This space has been utilized for epic events as well as quiet solitude for rejuvenation. Dream it and we'll help you see it come to fruition. Possibilities are plentiful! Our house is your house.

Guest access
Relax in the entire home.

Other things to note
The home does have Security Cameras on the exterior of the home.
Gather with family and friends in this lavish historic home close to everything you need. The home includes five private sleeping areas, sunroom, living room, parlor, full kitchen, formal dining room, two fireplaces, swimming pool with patio, grills, and fire pit.

We are a few blocks from Oskaloosa's quaint downtown and the 14 mile bike trail surrounded by native prairie grasses and wooded areas. Enjoy the…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 air mattress
Bedroom 2
2 queen beds
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 couch
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 4 couches

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pool
Gym
Indoor fireplace
Hangers
TV
Heating
Dryer

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Oskaloosa, Iowa, United States

Oskaloosa city square, four blocks from this home, is remarkable with the best coffee/ice cream shop around, quaint bookstore housed in historic bank packed with all genres uniquely covered. This Bookvault is also sprinkled with specialty gifts - enjoy! Shop locally owned boutiques, antique venues, a Christian bookstore, and more. Visit our art center where local art is displayed and winter concert series take place or sign up for one of your own art experiences there. Our town square and beautiful dining alley also have numerous events scheduled including our annual Art on the Square, Sweet Corn Serenade, Lighted Christmas Parade, Thursday night Summer Concerts, and so much more!

Ready for lunch? Stay downtown and choose from one of our family owned restaurants: Brickhouse Cafe (fun drinks, delicious breakfasts and lunch for the whole family), Julie’s Home Cafe (regulars gather for breakfast and lunch), Tasos (large menu steakhouse with something just right for all), Mi Ranchito (authentic Mexican food), Wanderlunch (hidden gem of creative dishes inside our mall), and more! Bring a blanket and picnic on the grass or read on a lit park bench during evening hours while the kids run and climb on our historic gazebo or walk together or for inspired alone time across the street to hang out in our famous alley filled with flowers, area history and friends enjoying each other.

Dining for dinner in Oskaloosa must include Iowa’s Number One Burger which is served in an artsy atmosphere put together by a local designer and fitted with art from near and far; the Wood Iron Grill features chef inspired dinners, drinks and desserts prepared daily which also can be enjoyed outdoors overlooking one of the town’s beautiful golf courses. Weekends often include live music here. Other notable restaurants outside the city square include Great Expectations (garden fresh specialties and catering available during your stay), Pepper Tree, and many fast food options. You’ll also enjoy the Frosty Udder for soft served treats from homemade pies stirred into their famous home style blend to blackberry or other flavors featured that week!

Oskaloosa has a beautiful bike trail system that can be accessed a few blocks from our home. Our city park is connected to this and includes one of our golf courses, a variety of picnic spots, frisbee golf course, a fishing pond, play ground and swimming pool with waterslides. On this trail you can also reach Lacey Sports Complex, William Penn College, all of our schools, Bobzilla’s Bike Shop, phase one of our Solar System Walk About, our newly renovated Mahaska Conservation Learning Center which holds the Mammoth bones purchased from a local farmer in 2010 who found the head of a Mammoth femur bone in a backyard creek and soon after brought in archaeologists to find more. While on this trail whizzing by native prairie grasses, wild flowers, streams and ponds, stop at one of the many identification guides placed there by local Boy Scout or 4H clubs or sit on a bench provided by more of the same to listen to all the sounds of creatures scurrying about in their natural habitats and start that nature journal you are now inspired to set aside time for more often in the buzz of your life!

We have a beautiful state park with walking trails and a peaceful no wake lake ten minutes east of town and to the west a winery with scheduled fire roasted pizza nights where they encourage families to bring yard games and play together while enjoying the wine you chose after free tasting. Right near the winery is a cheese factory with morning cheese making viewable through large windows. Mahaska County has also reserved at least twenty areas for your family’s nature exploration.

We also have a couple large reservoirs for all kinds of water sports nearby, including Red Rock and Rathbun. Both have scheduled events, trail systems and water sports equipment rental. Red Rock Lake is an oasis for novice rock and driftwood collectors. The cliffs here are beautiful and one of the best places to explore in Iowa!

Frank Loyd Wright built two homes here and inspired another builder who utilized suggestions to build his own rendition of a Wright home.

If you come during the fall, take your family to Autumn Acres, located at Stam’s Greenhouse and while your there, find something you love and buy it! All the plants at this home, vases and plant hangers came from this well loved establishment!

Even if you are able to do a handful of the options in this town, you’re gonna love it here! We’d be happy to host you again to do some more!

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Oskaloosa city square, four blocks from this home, is remarkable with the best coffee/ice cream shop around, quaint bookstore housed in historic bank packed with all genres uniquely covered. This Bookvault is a…
Getting around
83
Walk Score®
Most errands can be accomplished on foot.
72
Bike Score®
Biking is convenient for most trips.

Hosted by Christian And Melissa

Joined in August 2019
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My wife and I are long time residents of Oskaloosa and love to provide hospitality to others. We, like you, enjoy personalized unique homes immersed in the local culture! We love to partake in all the things the locals enjoy so we share with you the fun in our award winning midwest town with a culture all its own! We've lived on the East coast for many years and loved it, but did always miss the downtown square where gathering is commonplace! We celebrate this unique culture and travel to celebrate with others their spice in this beautiful world! We are available to set up an itinerary for you or leave you to do whatever you'd like. We've had weddings in our home, parties in the backyard, dress up events and live musicians and each celebrated event has been thoroughly enjoyed by all! Our grown children and myriad of guests from all over the country and hopefully one day, world, keep us abreast of the desires we all have in our stays away from home and we try to continually grow from this wealth of input. Please add to that ocean of thoughts and please fully enjoy your time in our homes nestled in the midst of a sprawling bit of American history!
My wife and I are long time residents of Oskaloosa and love to provide hospitality to others. We, like you, enjoy personalized unique homes immersed in the local culture! We love t…
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Checkout: 11:00 AM
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No smoking
No pets
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