I had never stayed at a B & B so I really had no idea what to expect or what I would find. What I found was less than satisfactory. I stayed in a very tiny room with two twin beds which had a shared bath. Since there was no one else at the B & B I thought the shared bath would be just fine. This would have been the case except it was very obvious it had not been cleaned after her previous guest left the day before. I very seldom eat breakfast so opted for only coffee. I think perhaps the coffee had been left on the burner a bit too long. No doubt that both the price paid and my expectations where a bit too high.
Daissy is a lovely lady and I thank her for opening her home to me.
- 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