A renovated grain bin tower is now a beautiful penthouse Downtown Davenport and you gotta see it.I love it when local visionaries, realtors, architects and contractors see much more than a dumpy, old, building in the Quad Cities. The history and beauty that remain in our downtown districts sets our vibe apart from run-of-the-mill, cookie-cutter, square buildings. I've purposefully stayed in Airbnb's or renovated historic buildings-turned-hotels when I travel the country. These have been experiences I've never forgotten that have added a great deal of flavor to my travels.

However, with this new discovery, I won't have to travel far to get the same experience.

I geeked out a little when I read QCTimes.com today about the nearly 100 year-old grain bin building behind The Half Nelson restaurant in Downtown Davenport being turned into an Airbnb that sleeps six, has 16 foot ceilings, tons of windows and a view of the Mississippi River that's breathtaking. There's even a private deck on the 3rd floor.

"And when Pete Stopulos bought the building for development into a restaurant, meadery and apartments, he knew the addition he calls the penthouse tower had spectacular redevelopment potential as a residence."

"This place is going to be good for a long time to come," Stopulos said. "We didn't skimp."

 The next time you are downtown Davenport, walk behind the alley of the The Half Nelson restaurant and Bootleg Hill Honey Meadery and you will discover a hidden gem, with charm for days, along the Mississippi River in our Quad Cities.

See all the pics of the Airbnb rental HERE.