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A Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 7 Iowa City B&B and Inns
Studio City
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3 reviews
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“I loved A Bella Vista!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

I spent three happy nights at A Bella Vista B & B and I couldn't have had a better experience. Daissy was the perfect hostess and treated me like family. The room was clean, comfortable and cool; the air conditioning was wonderful during the 90 degree days! True to its name, there is a beautiful view of the Iowa River! It was an easy walk to downtown Iowa City through a quaint and historic neighborhood with gorgeous trees and pretty gardens. I highly recommend this charming B & B and can't wait to return! Thank you again, Daissy!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Iowa City, Iowa
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

This is probably the ideal location to stay in Iowa City. The place is beautiful and there is a lot of wildlife around. Daissy is a kind and attentive host.
The rooms are clean and comfortable. Its walking distance from the University, the city park and downtown. The breakfasts are absolutely delicious and even the other guests are nice!!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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2 Thank Talal411
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El Paso, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

I enjoyed my stay at Bella Vista Bead and Breakfast. Daissy was very attentive, friendly, and helpful. This B&B is conveniently located, within a walking distance from downtown. The breakfast was excellent, the room comfortable and very clean. Beautiful garden!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

To keep it short, Daissy is a kind and attentive host. The property is beautiful (I saw a hummingbird in the big front garden!) and the rooms are clean and comfortable. If you're looking for a place to stay in Iowa City, consider A Bella Vista.

Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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2 Thank Jim M
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Brisbane, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013

I've been in town for a week for the Writing Workshop and I highly recommend A Bella Vista. Located in a pretty and quiet neighborhood, and just a 15 minute walk to everything. Gracious and entertaining host, tasty breakfasts, lively conversations with other guests -- and as advertised, an international flavor. Also, and very important to me -- excellent wireless access. Quite reasonable price, too. Chances are good that I'll be back.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Shawnee, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013

We've attending the Iowa City jazz fest for 7 years now and stayed at A Bella Vista each time. It's one of the best parts about our trip. Daissy's a superb hostess and her place is so close to the festival grounds, and other destinations in town like Prairie Lights and John's Grocery.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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San Francisco, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2013

We had a wonderful stay at A Bella Vista in Iowa City. Daissy was a gracious host who shared many interesting stories about her worldly travels. Breakfast was delicious. The home was clean and cozy. Rooms and beds were comfortable. We recommend A Bella Vista to anyone looking for a nice, clean place to stay in Iowa City. Thank you Daissy for making our trip extra special! We hope to see you again soon.

Danny and Jess

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about A Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast

Property: A Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast
Address: 2 Bella Vista Pl, Iowa City, IA 52245-5840
Region: United States > Iowa > Iowa City
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Iowa City
Number of rooms: 5
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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