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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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,... More 

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Shawnee, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars 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... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

A Bella Vista B&B is everything a generic hotel experiance is not. Daissy, the owner, is kind, accommodating and friendly. The atmosphere of the B&B is welcoming and personal. The decorations make you feel like you're staying at a friend's home and not like you're staying at a hotel. And, the rooms really reflect the values of the vibrant small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Welcoming, and excellent services. You can feel like you're home. The best place at Iowa City. Daissy (the owner) is an excellent person, very kind and her hospitality make you feel comfortable and relaxed. Without a doubt this is a amazing place to host. If you want to visit Iowa City, I strongly recommend this bed & breakfast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We returned to stay at A Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast after many years and had a wonderful visit with Daissy, sharing many stories about world traveling experiences. The breakfasts were healthy, filling, and delicious. The house is comfortable with lots of Daissy's beautiful photographs of places she has visited. We had a large bedroom with private bath and everything... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Beautiful and private 1920s home over looking the river off the back deck. Very spacious room with private bath. Free Wireless WiFi. Daissy was the epitome of "hostess"! Daissy is well-traveled and a charming conversationalist. She brought me ice on the back deck as we relaxed from a day of travel from St. Louis. Unforgettable Fathers Day and Summer Solstice... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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 

Additional Information about A Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast

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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