I had a wonderful stay at the Bella Vista B and B and I made a great friend in Daissy Prada Owen. Her B and B is charming and well kept. It is in the quiet historic district just off the river. It is close to town and easy to find of the interstate.
Daissy cooked some great breakfasts in my four night stay and we had fun discussing all her world travels. She is a gracious host and does not push anything. I love to travel and loved sharing stories with her. She is a great photographer and has amazing pictures throughout the house.
I was traveling alone without my husband to watch a swim meet for my son at the Univerisity. What a welcome and enjoyable time compared to a hotel stay. I look forward to coming back and staying again!
- 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