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A Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast

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2 Bella Vista Place, Iowa City, IA 52245
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A Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 8 Iowa City B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

my wife and i decided on a last minute getaway in iowa visiting the amana colonies and the herbert hoover museum and library. we spent two charming nights at the perfectly located bella vista bed and breakfast. after reading previous reviews on this location i thought we would have much in common with the owner daissy. my wife and i... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Iowa hospitality at its best. This modest but lovely B&B sits along the beautiful Iowa River, in a neighborhood that will remind you of a Norman Rockwell painting. You will find peace of mind sitting on the front or back porch. Let your mind wander. The B&B is in easy walking distance to the University of Iowa and downtown Iowa... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Breakfasts are delicious, accommodations are very comfortable, and the owner is helpful, polite, and respectful. It is an easy walk downtown or to campus. An ideal place for couples or singles. The owner is a very knowledgeable, well-traveled, well spoken, and engaging woman. She guides without interfering, and has many interesting guests.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A Bella Vista was recommended to me by a friend and what a gem it turned out to be. Daissy, the proprietor, is a most gracious host full of stories about her travels around the world. Her home is full of memorabilia from her travels and is just like home, comfy and cozy for a memorable stay. Just a short... More

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at this B and B for one night in July of 2014. I expected to spend all my time in my room and essentially run out the clock, but Diassy (the owners) outgoing and welcoming attitude and incredible willingness to talk and interact with her patrons ensured that I stayed downstairs. Because of Diassy I met one of... More

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San Francisco
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I was here for TWO weeks this June, and it was another excellent experience (see my July 2013 review). Highly, highly recommended for any visit to Iowa City. Comfortable, charming, conversational --- all those things --- and a tasty breakfast, too. I closed my review last year with "Chances are good that I'll be back." It proved to be true,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My daughter and I stayed here while visiting for her college orientation. The home is very clean and we were very comfortable. The area is quaint and located in a beautiful historic district. My daughter felt of sense of nostalgia as she described how Daissy's home reminded her of her Cuban abuela's. She couldn't put her finger on exactly why... More

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Sandy, Utah
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I was driving cross country to move my daughter from Philadelphia. She just graduated from art school. I stayed in a really awful place in Nebraska, over priced and dingy, so I hopped on here to find a good value and better night's sleep. I hate deciding ahead of time where I will still, but this was well worth it.... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I stayed for 5 nights and it was very comfortable. I enjoyed many conversations with Daissy over breakfast. She is accommodating for gluten free and other dietary needs. I would highly recommend this space to anyone coming to the area.

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Silvis, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Enjoyed the get away with friends at A Bella Vista. The setting was quiet and relaxing. Nice area to walk around. Handy to downtown yet easy to get back on the interstate. Her home was clean and comfortable. Loved her pictures

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Address: 2 Bella Vista Place, Iowa City, IA 52245
Location: United States > Iowa > Iowa City
Also Known As:
A Bella Vista Bed And Breakfast Iowa City

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Nineteen-twenties air-conditioned home, tastefully decorated with antiques and international artifacts. A Bella Vista provides three large comfortable suites with private baths and two rooms with shared baths. Guests can enjoy coffee on the back deck or front porch facing the garden and the quiet, private Bella Vista street. Conveniently located in the historical Northside. Within walking distance to the U of Iowa and downtown. Nice view of the Iowa River and Hancher Auditorium. This B&B was included in Rachel Ray's magazine in an article about Iowa City. Cable TV and free wireless access available. Breakfast with international flavor provided by well-traveled hostess, who in addition to English is fluent in Spanish and speaks some French. Her photographs of the Antarctica are the ones most appreciated by her guests. ... more   less 
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