4 Season room4 Season Room
Unique Home among Trees on Bluff
Unique Home among Trees on Bluff
9 guests
4 bedrooms
6 beds
4.5 baths
9 guests
4 bedrooms
6 beds
4.5 baths
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Unique mid-century modern style home perfect for families looking for a weekend getaway or a mid term stay in Iowa City. Set on a Bluff overlooking the beautiful park and river below, the house is very private with only three great neighbors, but only 1 mile from downtown.

The space

Our home is a mid-century style construction, set toward the top of a bluff overlooking the Iowa City Park and Iowa River.

The house features a family room with a large screen TV and library, as well as a second family room with a wood burning fire place, bar, and large screen TV. The second living room is connected to a dinning room containing a dinner table large enough to set for 10 to 12 people. The dinning room is equipped with an antique turn table and functional art installation of Vinyl Records (our small collection). You can take down your favorites and play them if you wish. Please treat them carefully, as they too can be considered antique (some have seen better days due to age, as expected). You are also able to plug in your mobile device via standard audio cable to play music directly from your own mobile library or music.

The fully equipped and stocked kitchen opens up from the dining room, featuring ample counter space for food prep, all needed utensils to cook (pots, pans, dishes, cutlery, knives, etc), as well as a dishwasher, stove, 2 ovens, microwave, coffee maker, a full refrigerator, and small beverage refrigerator. Our goal is to provide the essentials needed to prepare breakfast lunch or dinner.

The home also features a glass enclosed 4 season room which features air conditioning and a gas fireplace, set high up in the trees overlooking the park and the river below. The 4 season room is connected to an small outdoor patio with a charcoal grill.

Everything mentioned thus far is on the main floor of the home. The main floor also features a half bathroom and a bedroom with two twin beds.

The second floor features 3 bedrooms. The master bedroom (king bed) includes a connected master bathroom, with a dual head stand up shower, a whirlpool tub, and his and her sinks. The second bedroom (queen bed) also includes a private bathroom with a tub/shower combination and sink. The third bed room (twin bed) does not have a connected bathroom, but is close by to a third bathroom on this floor, which has a tub/shower combo.

Please note, we also provide 2 air mattress and extra sheets / pillows.

Guest access

We provide a keyless entry system for our guest's convenience, allowing maximum flexibility for check in times. Depending on check-in requests, you may be met by Lana (our mother / mother in law) the main host for the house. She is a retired teacher who still loves to work with people, and is very excited to meet our AirBnBrs. Lana lives in a completely separate mother-in-law suite (own entrance, heating/cooling, and is sound proofed from the rest of the home). If requested, she can greet guests upon arrival / provide a tour of the home.

The home has ample parking, 4 to 5 spots - although some of the parking will have to be done in tandem in the driveway (so a couple cars end up being parked in).

Interaction with guests

Interaction with guests will be on an as needed and guest preferred basis. Please note, the house is managed by my retired mother.

Other things to note

Please note, the home is fully stocked for a short term stay, allowing families to feel as if they are home, with all essentials need to cook and serve a meal. We have taken careful inventory to ensure your expectations are in line with our provisions. If there is something that you may need that is not on the list below, please notify us ahead of time and we will consider adding it to the following list of provisions:
- Cutlery Set for 12
- Plates, small plates, bowls, mugs for 12
- 30 piece food storage set
- Cooking utensils
- Full set of pots and pans (9 piece set)
- Toaster
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking knife set (9 piece set)
- Wood cutting boards


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed
Bedroom 4
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 couch, 2 air mattresses

House Rules
No smoking
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 11AM

Please keep in mind that this is our home, we love it, and hope you will too. With that said, please treat it as if it's your home too (it is temporarily!). It's not a hotel, but an Air BnB, which is a community based on mutual respect and trust between hosts and guests.

We expect no smoking inside the house, and late night noise, especially outside to a minimum.


21 Reviews

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Jennifer User Profile
October 2017
My friends and I stayed here while reunited in Iowa City for our friends' wedding. The home was comfortable and cozy, and we particularly enjoyed the views of the river through the trees. Excellent location!

Benjamin User Profile
October 2017
House worked out great for our group of 10 for homecoming weekend. Awesome Living room. Great patio area. Wifi worked great. Private location. Would definitely stay here again.

Pamela User Profile
August 2017
The home is spacious and perfect for larger groups. The porch or 3-season room felt like we were in a tree house. Totally back to nature.

Barbara User ProfileBarbara is a superhost.
August 2017
Dmitys and Katie's place was perfect for our family reunion. Some of us stayed at the airbnb and others at the nearby Coralville Marriott. There was good sleeping space for 8, and good entertaining space for a couple of larger group dinners. As the parking is limited, we ended up shuttling relatives from the nearest legal on-street parking on Brown Street. The hosts were extremely responsive and accommodating. The setting in the trees is very cool and calming. The layout was not clear to me from the description, but it made sense once we were there. The main level contains a living room, 1/2 bathroom with 2 doors (one to the public area and one to a bedroom with a bunk bed and twin bed), an up to date kitchen that opens on one side to a dining room with a table big enough for 12 combined with another living room type area that extends to a bar. Off the dining room the other way is a delightful 3 season room (featured in the listing). Off of that is a small outside deck with a charcoal grill. One level down are the rest of the bedrooms and bathrooms. There was plenty of room for 35 guests for an informal dinner. Or for those who were staying there to get away from the others to just read a book. Thanks Dmitriy and Katie!

Anne User Profile
August 2017
I would highly recommend this property. Perfect house for four or more in a great setting.

Kirk User Profile
July 2017
My group had a great time during our 3-night stay. It is clean, spread out and met the needs of 8 guys perfectly. The 4 season porch got a lot of use as well. Would rent again!

Charity User ProfileCharity is a superhost.
June 2017
We had and awesome time in a beautiful location. We enjoyed walks to the waterfront park and to the University of Iowa campus. The house itself was very spacious and immaculate.

United StatesJoined in June 2012
Dmitriy And Katie User ProfileDmitriy And Katie is a superhost.
We love to travel, as we don't think anything opens your mind and senses to new things more than exploring new places. For that reason, we truly appreciate communities like AirBnB, where we can share our homes with people from all over the world. So far, San Francisco, New Orlean…
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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