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Lovely Apartment in Mississippi Rivertown Historic District

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Spacious but best for 5 or less. 4 night min. Weekly/Monthly rates avail


12 blocks from Mississippi River Waterfront, this private apartment occupies entire second level of home in Cass/King Historic District--bright, efficient kitchen; pantry; dining room; living room with fireplace; sunporch; master bedroom with king size bed; second bedroom with double bed; third bedroom/sitting room with queen convertible bed; twin daybed in living room. Sunlight or moonlight fill the rooms and every window looks out on historic homes, churches, trees. Close by, Downtown LaCrosse showcases more than 60 historic buildings in largest historic district in Wisconsin; the apartment is in a quiet, charming neighborhood.

Easy walking distance to walkway along Mississippi River waterfront with fine dining & shopping. Close to UW-L & Viterbo. Perfect base for day trips on Great River Road Scenic Byway, access to miles of hiking/biking/skiing trails, beautiful rolling farmland and bluffs. Very close to Franciscan Skemp and Gundersen Lutheran. Scenic Vernon & Trempealeau Counties (known as Tuscany of Midwest) feature forests, hills, trails and backroads 30 minutes away. This unglaciated part of Wisconsin surpasses better known destinations.

6 guests or less preferred.

Weekly and Monthly rentals welcomed.

Keywords: Entire upper floor of spacious home; private entrance

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

About The Owner

My vocation is law; my avocation is real estate and creating relaxing, peaceful places. My VRBO homes are carefully furnished with eclectic, comfortable furniture & antiques. The rentals are inspired by the joy I find in antiquing, decorating and real estate.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 1988

Why The Owner chose La Crosse

This lovely house is in prime residential area of historic rivertown rated as one of best undiscovered cities in US. The 1886 home was converted to two flats at the turn of the century so the upper, rental portion has the features and ambiance of a separate home. The apartment has become established as an excellent furnished rental--one of a kind in La Crosse. Staying here offers experiences without having to run 'to town'---fine restaurants, shopping, walking; biking. Short drive to Driftless Area, and scenic Western Wisconsin bluff country.

What makes this apartment unique

Relaxing by the fireplace; spring through fall relaxing on the sunporch looking out on trees and historic homes; walking to historic Riverfront and La Crosse restaurants. You have complete privacy, but assistance is available if requested.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation apartment rental in La Crosse, Wisconsin

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Three season sunporch nestled in treetops overlooking lovely historic homes; cozy fireplace; short walk to historic waterfront/downtown; quiet neighborhood; ample parking


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Lovely Apartment in Mississippi Rivertown Historic District
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews
Long Island, New York, USA

Spacious and Comfortable

  • 4 of 5

I was enjoyed my stay in this very spacious apartment that includes the entire second floor of the house. Everything I needed was there. I wanted to significant spend time writing and found the sunporch to be a perfect spot. (I just needed to move a higher table in on which to put my laptop.) The porch has a ceiling fan and was very pleasant to sit in for hours with temperatures in the low 80s. Plenty of tall trees provide shade. The neighborhood is very quiet and it is a very convenient location to shopping, running, restaurants, the Mississippi River, and more.

  • Submitted: 1-Jul-2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madison, WI

So happy to see openings again!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I have been checking regularly to see when you'll have openings again. I can see why it gets rented for months at a time, but now it's OUR turn and we'll be able to plan another girl's weekend. We LOVE your house and everything about it-we walk downtown-pick up lots of fun food to cook (or NOT) in the cute kitchen and head for the front porch! It's like a private heaven out there. A great place for us to relax and get away from it all. Wait until I tell everyone!

  • Submitted: 25-Mar-2014
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cumberland, Wisconsin

Old World Grace and Comfort

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at this property several times and am greatly disappointed when it isn't available. From a girls' weekend to family gatherings, it is the perfect VRBO. In the summer, we love the porch; in the winter, a cozy fire. The fully equipped kitchen has seen many complete meals as well as a quick pizza. Amy's decorating is over the top with antiques, books and her personal touches. Owner very helpful with local information and wonderful dining recommendations.

  • Submitted: 14-Mar-2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent property, IF you only use 2 out of the 3 bedrooms

  • 3 of 5

Pros of apartment: main living areas are very spacious and wonderful and suitable to entertain a large number of people. Built in the 1800’s, it had a bed & breakfast/”home” feel to it, was clean and very nicely decorated. The antiques, décor and location were all wonderful. The master bedroom and 2nd bedroom were excellent and very comfortable. Amy was very helpful to answer questions prior to our stay and made herself available while we were there for questions as well. The location was very convenient to the downtown area and to the activities we had planned during our stay. The apartment was also very well stocked with towels, toiletries, plates, glasses, kitchen ware, etc.

Cons: I would not stay there with 7 people in July again. We anticipated the only challenge to be the 1 bathroom used between 7 people, but did not anticipate the inadequacy of the 3rd "bedroom”.

The 3rd bedroom has a pull out couch which is advertised as a queen “convertible” bed. The pull out is not suitable for sleep (very uncomfortable) and the room the pull out couch is in was not air conditioned (we stayed there when it was 95 degrees out). So, unfortunately 2 out of the 7 guests were not very pleased with their stay. Now that I read the description again, I see the a/c description was correctly advertised, but I guess I did not imagine how hot it would be in that 2nd floor bedroom. 2 of the 7 guests left early and only stayed 2 out of the 3 nights because of the lack of a/c and uncomfortable pull out couch. They would have left earlier, but we were too busy with wedding/family activities to have to worry about finding additional lodging during the middle of our vacation (we flew in from MN, Florida and Puerto Rico to vacation).

I would put a maximum of 4-5 people in this apartment if I stayed there again in the summer (2 per each air conditioned bedroom and 1 person to stay on the daybed in the living room). I would not use the 3rd bedroom for guests to sleep in unless it had an a/c unit and a suitable bed installed. Also, do not expect the cook in the kitchen in the middle of summer (no kitchen a/c).

  • Submitted: 25-Jul-2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
La Crosse
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Forest Hills
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Mt. La Crosse
Car: recommended

Excellent access to Historic Downtown La Crosse, Great River Road, superb area hiking/biking trails, and Western Wisconsin Driftless Region. Daytrip adventures abound. Located in neighborhood of prestigious 1800's homes. Lovely walk to downtown area.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation apartment rental in La Crosse, Wisconsin

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$64 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$51.25

Owner will work with guests if cancellation is necessary due to emergency. Owner also reserves right to cancel in event of emergency. No cancellations by owner have been necessary in more than 7 years of successful rentals to satisfied guests.

For 2 guests/1 bed: $165/night F, Sat, Holidays. $135/night M-Th. Minimum rent of $380. Add $25/person/night for more than 2 guests. Discounts may be given for stays of more than 4 nights. 50% deposit to reserve (by check) with balance by cash or check at time of stay. $30 pet fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.