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All 8 Iowa City B&Bs / inns

A Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast

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 2013
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at A Bella Vista for about a week and couldn't have been happier with the experience. Daissy was a lovely hostess, very warm with wonderful stories of her wold travels. Every morning was a different creative breakfast- all very tasty! The house was clean and cozy, we will definitely be back next time we're in Iowa City.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere at Bella Vista. Our room was neat and homey and Daissy was warm and welcoming. Daissy planned breakfast around our morning plans and provided varied, healthy and delicious breakfasts. We enjoyed spending time in conversation while still appreciating the freedom to come and go at any time. Bella Vista is close enough to campus to... More

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Grinnell, Iowa
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in Miss Daissy Owen's B & B on March 7, 2014 with my 10 year old daughter. The B & B is a beautiful home with many international artifacts, beautiful pictures, well-appointed rooms made even better by Daissy's hospitality and friendliness. The B&B overlooks Iowa river and is in a quiet neighborhood. It is within walking distance to... More

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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Looking for an alternative to noisy downtown hotels while visiting my freshman student, I found A Bella Vista in a tourist guide and decided to give it a try for a three night stay. I will certainly be back as the bed was very comfortable, the home peaceful & quiet, and the location terrific. I enjoyed walking the neighborhood of... More

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Deerfield, Illinois
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Miss Daissy's B&B, Bella Vista, in Iowa City, is like staying in a homey museum. She has collected mementoes and taken professional quality photos from trips all over the world. Not only is she a wonderful cook and lays out a sumptuous breakfast, but she entertains with stories of her many travels. Bella Vista's rooms are quaint, comfortable and clean... More

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Davison, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We can not say enough about our 2 night stay at A Bella Vista with the most wonderful host Daissy. She quickly made us feel at home with her beautiful smile and stories of her travels. Her home is very cozy with decor and photographs of her wordly travels. Our accommodations were comfortable and the home was very clean. And... More

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Des Moines
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

My husband and I recently met Daissy, our lovely host and the owner of A Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast, during a weekend stay in Iowa city. We loved visiting with Daissy and learning of her many travels. She was a wonderful host, offering us wine when we arrived and showing us to our spacious and well-decorated room. There were... More

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Studio City
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I spent three happy nights at A Bella Vista B & B and I couldn't have had a better experience. Daissy was the perfect hostess and treated me like family. The room was clean, comfortable and cool; the air conditioning was wonderful during the 90 degree days! True to its name, there is a beautiful view of the Iowa River!... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This is probably the ideal location to stay in Iowa City. The place is beautiful and there is a lot of wildlife around. Daissy is a kind and attentive host. The rooms are clean and comfortable. Its walking distance from the University, the city park and downtown. The breakfasts are absolutely delicious and even the other guests are nice!!

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El Paso, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I enjoyed my stay at Bella Vista Bead and Breakfast. Daissy was very attentive, friendly, and helpful. This B&B is conveniently located, within a walking distance from downtown. The breakfast was excellent, the room comfortable and very clean. Beautiful garden!

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Additional Information about A Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast

Also Known As:
A Bella Vista Bed And Breakfast Iowa City
Address: 2 Bella Vista Place, Iowa City, IA 52245
Location: United States > Iowa > Iowa City
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Iowa City
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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