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Gorgeous, Quiet, Clean 3BR Downtown Home Near Old Market, Durham, Zoo, Ballpark

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,780 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Enjoy comfort & repose of my luxe 1780 sq. ft. home, just blocks from Old Market

You can’t beat this anywhere downtown. It’s the best of both worlds. Enjoy the fully-furnished comfort and repose of my quiet, comfortable, luxurious 1780 square foot home, but be right near all the major highlights of Omaha and Council Bluffs.

My lovely Little Italy home is fully outfitted with high-speed cable and wireless, DVR, full kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, range, refrigerator and freezer, dining room, living room with high-end sofa, tall ceilings, three full bedrooms (five rooms in total), three full bathrooms (one with bath, all three with shower), a sweet porch with two outdoor chairs, your own attached one-car garage (plus plenty of additional free parking right nearby), washer and dryer, maple hard wood floors, maple cabinet, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, central heat and air, towels, linens, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, a full supply of cooking and eating utensils, coffee-maker, tea kettle, toaster, telephone, all in an open, clean and refreshing space, with absolutely amazing neighbors.

My home is only a seven-minute walk (2 minutes by car) from the impressive galleries, bars, restaurants, boutique shops, architecture and cobbled streets of the Old Market National Historic District (whose highlights include The Boiler Room, Le Boullion, La Buvette, V. Mertz, Blue Sushi, Jackson Street Booksellers, and the the famed Blue Barn Theatre (now relocated to a few blocks from my door).

Moreover, within a few short blocks of my home, you not only have the Con Agra campus and the Heartland of America Park, but you also have the sundry landmarks of Little Italy (Orsi’s Italian Bakery, St. Francis Cabrini Church, Santa Lucia Hall, Marino’s Italian Grocery, and the Sons of Italy Hall). Also nearby is the Omaha Rail and Commerce Historic District, Dahlman Park, the Bohemian Café, a local Cross Fit, yoga studios, massage, several groovy cafes, plus incredible views high above the mighty Missouri River.

Within a 10-15minute stroll north you are at 'The Link,' a.k.a. the Century Link Center (home of great concerts, the annual Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting, and the Creighton Bluejays college basketball team), Ameritrade Stadium (home of the annual College World Series), Slowdown (a club co-owned by Omaha’s own Conor Oberst of the band Bright Eyes and Saddle Creek Records), Film Streams (which shows excellent retrospectivies, plus indie works), the Holland Performing Arts Center, Kaneko, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, bike trails, parks, and more. And within a 3-minute drive to the south, you are at Sokol Hall (where all manner of cutting edge rock bands perform) and the famed Omaha Botanical Gardens.

Within a five-minute drive south you are at Interstate I-80, which will take you quickly to all other parts of Omaha plus nearby Council Bluffs (including casinos, Lake Manawa and more). Within a seven-minute drive to the south, you are at the world-renowned Henry Doorly Zoo. Within a 7-minute drive to the north, you are at Creighton University. Within a 12-minute drive to the west, you are the University of Nebraska Medical Center and UNO.

And to top it all, you are only a 12-minute car, cab or Uber ride from the Airport.

This pet-free, nonsmoking, drug-free oasis is also near all manner of easy public transportation (there’s a bus line a few blocks away on Dodge; and there are plans to build a trolley right up nearby 10th St.). Parking is free all around the neighborhood, which is safe, evocative, and beyond cool.

If you or someone you know is clean, quiet, and highly responsible, and looking for a pristine place to stay in the heart of Omaha, please send name, phone number, the precise number of people in your party (no matter how young), plus two references. And please make sure to fill out your profile before booking. This will speed acceptance of your reservation.

You will love it here.

More Details

James Crotty
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2018

About James Crotty

I prefer to keep this private. I will reveal all once a reservation is booked. For now, I will say that I am a writer for several American publications.

I look forward to hosting you in my cozy, clean centrally located, Omaha town home.

Warm Regards,


James Crotty purchased this house in 2014

Why James Crotty chose Dahlman

I bought this property because of its close proximity to the Old Market and all major transportation, yet it has a warm, secure, and quiet neighborhood feel. It's the best of both worlds in the hippest part of Omaha that is adding new attractions almost every month, including fabulous cafes, restaurants, a year-round farmers market, and the new location for the Blue Barn Theater.

What makes this house unique

Clean, new, near Old Market, in wonderfully hip, quiet, creative, yet old world ethnic neighborhood.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Dahlman, Nebraska

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1780 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Master Bathroom Upstairs - toilet , shower , gorgeous bathroom
    Guest Bathroom Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • I have three great bathrooms. The Master Bedroom bathroom is immediately adjacent to the bedroom. It has an elegant shower. The bath for the Upstairs Guest Bedroom is just outside the door in the hallway. It includes a bathtub and a shower. The Basement bathroom is immediately adjacent to the bedroom. It also has a nice shower. All bathrooms come with linens and are super clean.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Upstairs Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Upstairs Guest Bedroom has view of downtown skyline.
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Upstairs Master Bedroom has attached modern bathroom.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Not technically a BR, but nice bed & better than it looks.
    Basement Guest Bedroom - 2 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Basement BR has a very nice regular bed & futon couch.
  • All the bedrooms are super clean, comfortable and exquisitely furnished. I have a fourth bedroom of sorts in the storage room, which has a futon, table and is workable, especially for young children, since the ceiling height is a bit less than five feet. Also, I have two beds in the downstairs bedroom: a nice elegant standard bed, plus a futon couch that is already folded out into a nice comfortable bed. So, if there are two people per bed, one can fit 10 people on these five beds. And, of course, you can bring an air mattress too, which would bring the guest total to 12 max. But, I prefer to keep the number of guests at 8-10 max. Thank you.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Gorgeous, Quiet, Clean 3BR Downtown Home Near Old Market, Durham, Zoo, Ballpark
average rating of 4.847826 based on 46 reviews
Olathe Kansas

Wonderful Memories Made!!!

  • 5 of 5

We visited Omaha last weekend with our family and had a wonderful time! The house was just right for our needs and the area was amazing! We loved meeting the people at Orsi's bakery and used it many times over the weekend! The large table in the kitchen was perfect for playing board games while cooking an Italian meal for the family! We laughed, cooked, made memories and just enjoyed being together as a family! All of this was made possible by the amazing house that we staying in. Working with the owner Mr. Jim was super easy and hassle free! OH and another thing, we loved having a garage especially since it stormed bad both nights we were there! Will certainly consider renting this house for sure for any future Omaha trips! Thank you from our family and God Bless!

  • Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind and generous words. I'd be honored to host you and your family in the future.
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Perfect location and Lovely Home

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely lovely stay with a great location!

  • Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Please visit again.,
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Nice quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Owner was very helpful when needed. Well maintained property and location is awesome, within walking distances to the market area downtown.

  • Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Certain Issues

  • 3 of 5

We could not get the cable to work in the living room tv. Also could not get connected to the WIFI. Everything else was great!

  • Submitted: 2-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn Park

The place and location were great

  • 5 of 5

Overall we had a really great experience

  • Submitted: 5-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Great getaway for 6 girlfriends

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for staying with college girlfriends. We didn't use the kitchen, but very comfortable and well-designed place for 6 women visiting for the weekend. We wanted a comfortable base to lounge that wasn't a hotel and this worked great! Easy coordination with owner. Easy and cheap to uber to downtown.

  • Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Eppley Airfield
Nearest Barpub
The Burlington League
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Field Club of Omaha
Nearest Train
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Orsi's Italian Bakery and Pizzeria
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Mt. Crescent Ski Area
Nearest Beach
28.5 Miles
Linoma Beach
Car: not necessary

Little Italy is an amazing, hip and historic neighborhood right next to Omaha's Old Market. See description above.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Dahlman, Nebraska

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
CWS 2018
Jun 15 2018 - Jun 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
Berkshire Week 2019
Apr 30 2019 - May 5 2019
2 night minimum stay
CWS 2019
Jun 14 2019 - Jun 28 2019
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$98.88
Cleaning Fee C$196.44
Pet Fee C$98.88

You will love it here.

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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