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Top 10 Iowa Airbnb Vacation Rentals: Live A Life Of Tranquil Luxury - Updated 2021

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Ready to head into the comforting, idyllic countryside of Iowa? Look no further than these 10 Airbnb vacation rentals, packed with luxury amenities and ideal comfort. Whether you want a spacious apartment overlooking downtown, or a cozy cabin in the woods, there’s no better place to treat yourself than Iowa.

1. A luxury river apartment (from USD 1500)

Nestled into the heart of bustling downtown Dubuque, this modern space overlooks the Mississippi River and gives travelers a chance to unwind. The giant apartment provides ample room for any group of visitors, including plenty of space for a family. The brick facade, tucked into the building of a warehouse, is a fan-favorite of visitors and provides them a unique luxury experience unlike any other.

Premium Suite
Dubuque, Iowa, United States
116 reviews
Room in boutique hotel 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the loft was roomy the furniture and beds were comfortable and the appliances were like new
very comfortable room with good amenities
we were traveling with friends of ours and had signed up for two bedroom/ two bathroom suite
ultimately had to try 4 rooms before given an acceptable room(s)
hanging out at the apartment was comfortable and had plenty of space for two couples
clean and exactly as advertised
very clean and modern apartment
sparkling clean comfy beds great space
great unit clean and comfortable
the loft was clean and had what you needed
owner was very responsive to our needs
the business personnel are very friendly and pleasant
all the residents we encountered in the lobby and elevator were friendly and made us feel welcome
the staff is warm and friendly and the space is absolutely gorgeous
amanda was very helpful in getting us information and checked in
loved our stay and location
awesome place in an awesome location
walking distance to great restaurants and beautiful scenery
amazing place very good location
it is located downtown but still pretty quiet
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2. A sauna space (from USD 139)

This home is packed with details: reclaimed wood accents, historic wooden doors, an urban dining room with a tin ceiling, light fixtures to further enhance the stunning settings, a spacious front porch and a living room full of plush sofas and a reading nook. Still not sold? Consider the in-house sauna - a perfect way to sit back and relax. Even better, the owners provide a list of personal recommendations for restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and nightlife.

Gorgeous Home With Sauna Sleeps 7
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
149 reviews
Entire house 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
huge house with lots of room for a family
all beds comfortable and i’m a bit picky with mattresses
the main floor parlor and little reading nook with that cozy chair that hugs just right
my family loved the place and it was super comfortable for all
very clean and well kept
very clean and welcoming
the house was cery clean and the bed we slept in was very comfortable
there were some lights burned out but everything was very clean and tidy
the home was clean and charming
hosts are very responsive
awesome hosts they accommodated us on short notice
great hosts were very responsive and helpful
hosts were friendly and easy to communicate with
they are great hosts and attentive to the details
lots of cute shop and dining near by
great location close to many amenities m
beautiful home close to down town
lovely house that is located close to everything
extremely convenient to both the highway as well as walking distance to a fun neighborhood
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3. An urban escape with city views (from USD 119)

An ideal one bedroom condo, this executive suite sits at the top floor of the historic Kirkwood building in Downtown Des Moines. Large windows allow natural light and the 12-foot (3.6 meter) ceilings make the space feel enormous. Enjoy the skyline views while you relax at home, then head out to the city and explore bustling Des Moines. Guests also have access to the fitness center and secure parking.

Downtown Executive Suite with Skyline Views
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
184 reviews
Entire condominium 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was comfortable and the air conditioning effective
she was very comfortable in the bedroom and i actually ended up sleeping on the couch
the couch was surprisingly just as comfortable as a bed
great views of downtown des moines excellent amenities very clean and well furnished living area and kitchen
amazing loft beautiful view very comfy bed
this is a remarkably clean and modern apartment
place was clean and well appointed
spotlessly clean; just like a year ago
it is clean and easy to access
loved the clean contemporary styling of the condo
the hosts were responsive and helpful
the host communicates very promptly and is very helpful
fab hosts who make it easy to mavigate the check-in and check-out
the host when over and beyond to make our stay perfect check-in was easy
petar is an amazing host
great location in a cool neighborhood
great location and nice apartment
excellent location in downtown des moines
great location in the heart of des moines
absolutely stunning and close to night life
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4. A capitol experience (from USD 162)

This modern loft is tucked into the center of the Historic East Village district. Walking distance to nightlife, the Farmer’s Market, the Civic Center, and the Wells Fargo Arena, this listing is the ideal space for intrepid voyagers ready to explore Iowa. Close by is also the Des Moines trail system. To top it all off, enjoy views of the Capitol in this luxuriously decorated apartment.

2 King Bed, East Village Loft with Capitol View
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
192 reviews
Entire loft 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the loft is nicely appointed with beautiful linens a cozy coffee bar and fully stocked kitchen
the apartment is cozy and well appointed with a great view of the capitol
very comfortable beds and the space was immaculate
beds were very comfortable
it was also quiet and had great bed linens which made for a good night’s sleep
condo was very chic and clean
super clean very stylish attention to detail
this place was really nice it was clean and spacious
very nice loft that was extremely clean
very nice and clean
kevin & sheila we’re great hosts
kevin and sheila were great hosts
hosts were super quick to respond to any questions prior to our arrival
the hosts are easy to reach and provide nice little touches throughout the loft
and the owners are great communicators
great location and stylish place
great place and close to downtown
location is perfect for shopping restaurants and entertainment
free parking on location
lots of restaurants in walking distance easy parking and central location
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5. A city haven (from USD 153)

A stylish, luxurious apartment with a deck, hot-tub, brick facades and city views awaits. The amenities don’t end there - consider a walk in shower, flat screen TVs, and comfortable queen size beds. Even better, Charlotte’s Coffee House on the ground floor makes getting breakfast a breeze, especially with 20% off if you stay at the Drake House.

Drake House- City View (Private hot tub)
Dubuque, Iowa, United States
154 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very nicely decorated and with great amenities (fireplace hot tub tv in every room etc)
i stayed in the city view apartment with a friend
we had a wonderful time at the city view apartment
the cafe on first floor was a great addition for breakfast lunch coffee etc
we loved having charlotte’s coffee house on the first floor and ate breakfast there twice
everything was very clean
this place was lovely clean new smartly decorated
the apartment was spotless and very modern and comfortable
place was very clean and stylish comfortable for four adults
space was beautiful and clean 5 star experience
very responsive to our requests and questions leading up to and throughout our stay
the owners were very helpful giving us tips on good restaurants and pubs nearby
our host tim was also very helpful and responsive via email
tim was great and very responsive
tim was extremely accommodating and worked with our schedule i’m so grateful we were able to stay here
nice walking distance from downtown
excellent location and accessibility to the downtown area
great place to stay close to restaurants & winery
the location was perfect to see sites and walk to some great restaurants
great location for experiencing all downtown activities and restaurants
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6. Romance in the woods

Looking for a getaway for you and your significant other? This home, nicknamed Juniper Lane Cottage, was built in 1935 and recently renovated. It is tucked behind a long row of cedars and nestled deep in the woods. Just north of Des Moines, the cottage is adjacent to Saylorville Lake which includes bike trails, beaches, and a marina. The neighbors include eagles, pelicans, osprey, geese, barred owls, minks, birds, and bunnies. For a storybook experience in the heart of nature, come visit this beautiful home.

Iowa's 'Up North'* Couples Retreat
67 reviews
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests

7. A woodland modern home

A home with Frank Lloyd Wright Mission furniture, a wood burning fireplace, a giant door to overlook the forest and a cozy library to enjoy. There is no other way to describe this space as other than “urban cabin” with the allure of seclusion in trees and wildlife, but modern amenities and a comfortable proximity to downtown. Sit back and enjoy the books and sounds of nature.

The Urban Cabin
52 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 3 Guests

8. A home with ideal outdoor space

Ready to gather up your friends and family to sit outside and explore the sights of Iowa City? This brand new two bedroom apartment is made for you. With king size beds, 3 bathrooms, and an enormous deck outside, this space can accommodate you all. Near universities, walking trails, dog parks and the freeway, there’s plenty to do in this neighborhood. Reviewers love the amount of space, the quiet area, and the comfort of this beautiful home.

Peninsula 2 Bedroom Apartment with Private Deck
105 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 9 Guests

9. A historic home

Ready to relax in Iowa City? Stop by this beautiful Victorian home in a historic, wooded neighborhood. Built in 1878, the house has vaulted ceilings, stained glass, large windows and airy bedrooms. Even better, the studio in the rear of the property hosts massage and yoga sessions upon appointments. Wander through the gardens and relax in this beautiful area.

Historic Victorian Home
Iowa City, Iowa, United States
169 reviews
Private room in house 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the guest rooms were comfortable and we were provided with all the amenities we needed
everything was very clean and both beds were comfortable
the bedroom was very clean and the bed was comfortable
beautiful clean home and rooms incredibly quiet and peaceful
rooms were very comfortable and sparkling clean
can only echo previous reviews - superlatively clean quiet and comfortable
they were excellent hosts
lovely victorian setting and accommodating host
martha and frank are wonderful hosts
this home is gorgeous and welcoming as are the hosts
martha and frank are amazing hosts
fantastic getaway close to downtown
easy to find and close to uni campus
walkable to town and a great breakfast place
this location was an absolutely stunning and unique home
a great place to stay if you are visiting the university of iowa
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10. Mississippi magic

In downtown Dubuque, come stay at this gorgeous penthouse hidden in the Historic Millwork District. The space overlooks the bluffs and architecture along the Mississippi. Within walking distance you’ll also find shops, restaurants, and an organic grocery. Previous visitors have loved the ample space, the restaurants minutes from the door, and a rustic industrial park nearby.

Novelty Iron Works - # 508 Bluffview Penthouse
Dubuque, Iowa, United States
56 reviews
Entire loft 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Your luxury escape awaits in Iowa

Take a chance on Iowa with any of these ten Airbnbs and get ready to relax in style. With hot tubs, decks, city views, river views, wooded homes and downtown homes, there are so many options to pick from.

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