'Spruce Haven' Cottage: Walk to Mississippi River!

Property ID: 349848BellevueIAUS
Sleeps 42 BR1 BA
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Welcome to your second home without the hassles! Whether your idea of relaxation is boating to the beach, fishing on the mighty Mississippi River, hitting the links or slopes, or just kicking back, this lovely 'Spruce Haven' cottage gives you an ideal home base! With 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a covered porch, a fire pit, and all the comforts of home, this vacation rental ensures that you will be at ease after a day exploring the nearby towns of Dubuque and Bellevue, as well as Spruce Creek Harbor!


  • Community Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Central Heating
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Essentials
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Kitchen


Location Details

GET OUTSIDE: Spruce Creek Park (0.2 miles), Bellevue Golf Club (2 miles), Bellevue State Park - Nelson Unit (4 miles), Mississippi Palisades State Park (31 miles), Chestnut Mountain Resort (50 miles)

EAT: Off Shore Bar & Grill (1 mile), 2nd Street Station (3 miles), Jimmy Franks (3 miles), La Casa de Pancho (3 miles), Field Of Chocolate Dreams (3 miles), Richman's Cafe (4 miles), Kalmes Restaurant (8 miles)

BEER & WINE: River Ridge Brewing (3 miles), Beer in the Barn Brewery (8 miles), Brush Creek Vineyards (13 miles), Iowa Grape Vines Winery (25 miles)

DUBUQUE: Crystal Lake Cave (16 miles), Mines of Spain (18 miles), National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium (21 miles), Fenelon Place Elevator (21 miles), Diamond Jo Casino (22 miles), Eagle Point Park (25 miles), Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens (27 miles)

AIRPORTS: Dubuque Regional Airport (20 miles), O'Hare International Airport (160 miles)


20 reviews
  • Clean


    Both good and not so good. It was clean and near the water. The area is very pretty nearby.I had googled Galena cottages and this cottage came up. I saw that it was 9 minutes away but I later found out that that is by boat. In a car this is 45 minutes from Galena. Upsetting if Galena is why you came and you don't know the area. Also this is in a sort of campground. Finding the driveway in the dark was quite difficult. The season probably makes a difference...we came in the fall. Everything inside is very old. This can be charming to certain people but I wish I had known that a lot of the outlets where made for only 2 prongs. There isn't very many outlets and the bedroom with the bunk beds doesn't have any near the head of the bed. The bunk beds by the way has a shower curtain rod as the railing for the top bunk and is in the closet and the dresser drawers are full so other than a few hooks on the wall don't expect to hang or put away clothes. The mattress in this room was very difficult to sleep on because it has a big dent in the middle and we could not get comfortable and had achy backs in the morning. There is a lot of signs around like no hot plates on the table. Nothing mean but a lot of them it made me feel like I couldn't relax. If you are wanting to sit around the fire outside you should know to bring your own chairs.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published November 20, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Robert, we take guest feedback seriously and passed your comments on to the homeowner who would like to share the following:
    - We strive to provide our guests with a great guest experience, so we were disappointed to hear your feedback and want to take a moment to address your concerns.
    - In regard to your concerns with the location of the property, we include a map on our listing so guests can see the approximate location of our home prior to booking. We have found Google Maps very accurate with directions that will take you directly to the cottage. Parking access is available on both north and south roadways.
    - We would like to clarify that our cottage is a charming 1960s property.
    Regarding the outlets, in the kitchen peninsula, there are noticeable grounded outlets as well as near the microwave. Additionally, outlets are located in the wall at the top and side of each of the queen/double beds. - The top bunk bed is labeled, making it clear that it is recommended for guests aged 12 and above to sleep there.
    We provide adequate storage options for luggage, including dressers with spare bedding, a hanging rod under the top bunk, and additional hanging space near the bathroom.
    - While we try to accommodate all guests' comfort, we're sorry the mattress didn't meet your preferences.
    - It was never our intention to make you feel you could not relax. For our guest's convenience, we have placed instructional signs strategically throughout the cottage to provide guidance for the optimal use of amenities. We have also ensured that there are ample campfire chairs available in various locations around the property, including the carport and screen porch, for our guests' enjoyment. The pictures and descriptions in our listing aim to depict the unique charm and features of our cottage accurately.
    We do all we can to make the best possible stay, and we look forward to this property hosting many satisfied guests.

  • layover


    good place for us

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published October 4, 2023
  • A Happy Little Cottage


    We couldn’t have been happier with our choice to stay here. Janae is so kind and made our stay comfortable and easy. Location was stellar and the cottage was clean and homey. We’ll definitely return!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Meredith A.
    Published October 3, 2023
  • cabin


    place was as advertised. Enjoyed our stay

    Published September 4, 2023
  • So Relaxing


    Wonderful location with a spectacular screened in porch. Both mornings sat out there with my coffee and watched the sun rise over the Mississippi River while listening to a chorus of bird songs. Perfection!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Dawn H.
    Published July 18, 2023
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