My mom and I stayed here on a spur-of-the-moment for a little getaway. The location of the house is great, and cozy, and the house itself is very homey. The host, Daissy, was very polite and welcoming, and takes great pride in it. She was very flexible with our plans and made us some very nice breakfasts, even accommodating my vegan diet. However, I was disappointed in the price for the value; our room was small, and dated, and we had to use a shared bathroom in the hallway. This did give a discount from the other rooms in the house with private baths, but I think the price could have gone down by about $30/night. Other than that, the house was mostly clean, and if you're into the bed & breakfast thing, it could be worth a try.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- A Bella Vista Bed And Breakfast Iowa City