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A Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stopped here en route from Des Moines to Chicago, and I will likely do so again. This B&B is just a mile off the interstate highway, and it is a short drive or moderately long walk to numerous restaurants downtown. I especially enjoyed conversation with Daissy, as she grew up in Colombia and I had visited Colombia some years...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a most enjoyable stay at Daissey's house. This was my second time lodging at her home and I had a very nice time. Daissey is a wonderful hostess who is so interesting to talk with. She has traveled all over the world and has many photographs of her travels proudly displayed on her walls. Her home is very...

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chicago area
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pics do not do justice. VERY comfortable and price was great. I asked to pay extra and have 2 more breakfast guests. She charged very little and welcomed my daughters. Would def go back. Location makes walking downtown possible, if a little long. Must park on the street but we did not have any trouble.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owner / hostess was a pleasure to get to know. This is a true home away from home! The rooms are clean, tidied up every day and the bed was very comfortable. I would recommend A Bella Viista very highly and look forward to visiting another time.

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Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a long weekend in Iowa City and stayed at A Bella Vista. Very nice home, great location, good breakfast, but overall, the most interesting and wonderful B&B owner and hostess we have ever met at a B&B (Daissy Owen). We were treated like family. She truly enjoys meeting people, making sure they are taken care of, and her...

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Oakland, Michigan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm sure that there are other lovely B&B's in Iowa City, but none of them has Daissy! Daissy Owen, the hostess of A Bella Vista, is a treasure! She is gracious, fun, and fascinating and has a wealth of knowledge about the city. The home itself is quiet, clean, and charming, filled with interesting photos and artifacts from Daissy's many...

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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at A Bella Vista very much. The propieter, Daissy Prada Owen, was very flexible, arranging the B&B breakfast schedule around our own. Daissy was perfectly happy to serve us breakfast at mid-morning, and I was especially grateful for this because my daughter was ill and needed rest. I noticed as well that, each time we came...

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Loves Park, Illinois
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Daissy Owen was a terrific hostess and made the visit especially enjoyable. Her international travels made for many interesting conversations. Rooms were very pleasant & roomy, quiet location, delicious meals. We would definitely stay here again.

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Rochester, Minnesota
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

This was a most welcoming experience. A Bella Vista is a home with character comfort and a gracious host who welcomed us into her home with tea on our arrival. We were able to park right outside the front door. We had a very spacious first floor room with a 4 poster bed that very comfortable and cozy. There was...

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

I visited Iowa City with my wife on Friday March 3, 2017 to attend an engagement at the University of Iowa. We spent two nights/days at Belle Vista and had what must be a perfect experience. The owner, Miss Daissy Owen was the perfect hostess and good conversationalist. She had a very engaging personality and catered to our every need....

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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
Region: United States > Iowa > Iowa City
Number of rooms: 5
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carye46, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Very quiet, a few blocks from downtown.”
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“I chose the downstairs apartment with its own entrance. Quiet and comfortable.”
123traveller456218, 17 Jul 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.”
Salome33, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Great location! Less than a 10 minute walk to the University and Pedmall even in a snow storm”
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