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Reviewed January 2, 2017

After a busy end to the year, my girlfriend and I wanted to spend a few relaxing days in Iowa City before business picked back up in 2017. A friend strongly recommended staying at A Bella Vista during our trip, and we could've have enjoyed our stay more. Daissy is an incredibly welcoming and wonderful host, and the breakfast on...

Thank William C
Rockford, Illinois
Reviewed December 9, 2016

Daissy was an excellent host, very personable and made us feel as part of her family. Home was in a quiet neighborhood, walking distance to restaurants and university. Great breakfast and very comfortable room. My husband and I enjoyed our stay here and will be back whenever we are in the area.

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Reviewed October 17, 2016

We had an excellent stay at Bella Vista when we were in Iowa City for a conference at the University. Daissy is wonderful - personable, well-traveled, an excellent cook, and so friendly. The B+B is comfortable and in a lovely neighborhood close to the river and the historic downtown district -- we'll definitely return if we are in Iowa City...

Thank CMG2013
Reviewed October 16, 2016

If you are looking for a place away from home, stay here! Daissy is the sweetest hostess you will ever meet and she will treat you like family. She makes a killer breakfast and an amazing cup of coffee. Plus, her house is filled with amazing photography from all of her travels. Since she has traveled to so many countries,...

1Thank Alex S
Reviewed August 29, 2016

Daissy has wonderful stories, great breakfast, and cozy rooms. Located just off the UofI's campus in a historic neighborhood. Home is decorated with treasures from all of her travels. Would recommend to anyone looking for a more personal stay in Iowa City!

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Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

I have just started at the University of Iowa as an English exchange student. I stayed at Daissy's lovely B&B for one night before moving into halls, and it was a wonderful start to my US experience. While situated a walk from the U of Iowa and downtown, A Bella Vista is in a serene neighbourhood. While the location is...

Thank Matt W
Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

We found Daissy's place on trip advisor on our way from Chicago to Iowa City and were so lucky that she had availability. She was very flexible with our arrival time and even stayed up to greet us. The space itself was wonderful - private entrance, spacious, own kitchen, very clean and neat decor. Breakfast was delicious and it was...

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El Paso, Texas
Reviewed August 13, 2016

Daissy, My son Lucas and I want to thank you so much for our stay and for taking care of us. Your hospitality was so warm and genuine. The atmosphere and service were fabulous. The convenient distance from downtown is a plus. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you very much for your kindness! William

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United States
Reviewed July 29, 2016

This is an absolutely wonderful place to stay in Iowa City, and I would definitely stay there again. The place is quiet, clean, welcoming, lovely, and comfortable. I truly felt like I was coming home at the end of the day when I returned to Bella Vista. I easily walked to the University of Iowa campus and the Ped Mall,...

Thank George V
Shawnee, Kansas
Reviewed July 17, 2016

A Bella Vista & Daissy, the proprietor, remain 1 of the key reasons we return to Iowa City every July. She's become a good friend and it's just such a great place to use for home base as we make our way to the annual jazz fest, walk the neighborhood & through the university campus. Daissy's a great cook, loves...

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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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Address: 2 Bella Vista Pl, Iowa City, IA 52245-5840
Location: United States > Iowa > Iowa City
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
A Bella Vista Bed And Breakfast Iowa City
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“Very quiet, a few blocks from downtown.”
 of 5 bubbles williammm2013, Aug 13, 2016 | Read review
“I chose the downstairs apartment with its own entrance. Quiet and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles 123traveller456218, Jul 17, 2016 | Read review
“The large bedroom on the main level has a comfortable bed and all the privacy you might like. Lots of interesting books available, too.”
 of 5 bubbles Salome33, Jul 7, 2016 | Read review
“Great location! Less than a 10 minute walk to the University and Pedmall even in a snow storm”
 of 5 bubbles 43lynng, Nov 16, 2014 | Read review
“All rooms are excellent!”
 of 5 bubbles 22Melstrauss, Sep 22, 2014 | Read review
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