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.
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.
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)
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking knife set (9 piece set)
- Wood cutting boards
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.