The guesthouse is fully furnished. The kitchen has both a breakfast nook and an open dining area, and it contains a dishwasher, toaster, coffee maker, blender, mixer, electric food slicer and grater, waffle/sandwich maker, popcorn maker, rice cooker, slow cooker, microwave, and all the dishes, pots, and pans you’ll needed. You can use regular tableware or avoid cleanup by using the disposable items provided.
The open living-family room is equipped with three comfortable sofas and a flat-screen smart TV, on which you can access any of your favorite accounts (Netflix, YouTube, Vudu, Hulu, etc.) or just enjoy 190 channels of cable TV. Please also enjoy the small library with adult and kids’ books and magazines.
The master bedroom contains a very comfortable king-size bed, a rocking chair, a huge walk-in closet, and an ensuite bathroom. The small bedroom downstairs has a Swedish Tempurpedic pressure-relieving queen bed with an adjustable sleep system and massage.
To top it off, the entire house has a beautiful custom-designed hardwood floor.
Please enjoy using the guesthouse's backyard, with it beautiful views, grill. Parking is available near the guesthouse.
Interaction with guests will be on an as-needed and guest-preference basis. Our family lives on-site in our nearby home and will be available to you whenever possible. You will be able to reach us by phone, text, or email as well.
Elena will meet you when you arrive to go over details and answer any questions. A guest manual is also available.
Our guesthouse is in the midst of Iowa farmland, surrounded by fields and woods. There are three houses nearby with quiet neighbors. Half a mile from us is a small river where you can fish for a fun. Right across the road is our farmland, currently in a conservation program. You are welcome to hunt, take walks, and explore. If you come in winter, you’re also welcome to go sledding.
We are conveniently located 15 minutes from Kinnick Stadium and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. We offer round-trip rides to the stadium or hospital for $12 per rider. On game days, this is very convenient, since game parking is hard to come by!
Our property is 15 minutes from Coral Ridge Mall, which is surrounded by restaurants.
There is also easy access to Interstate 218, which you can take south for a 17-minute trip to Riverside Casino & Golf Resort.
Other things to note
We include all the amenities you could need, including linens, towels, soaps, and shampoos, laundry detergent and softener, and more.
Plenty of parking spots are available in our large driveway.
Elena also has a licensed home bakery and organic products business called Green Life! LLC (greenlifeiowa com). Feel free to email her about her products and prices. All guests receive a 10% discount. If you’d like to have food waiting for you at check-in time, contact her two days before your arrival.
If you need child-free time, with advance notice our 17-year-old daughter will be happy to look after children. She is CPR certified, took a babysitting course at the local community college, and has been a babysitter for several years. Her references are available upon request.
Note that you will need to drive about 2 miles on a gravel road to get to our guesthouse from hard-surface roads.
Suitable for children
Suitable for infants
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Please remove your shoes while inside the guesthouse.
Quiet hours are from 10 PM to 8 AM.
No parties please, though get-togethers are fine. Please be considerate of our neighbors and keep noise down.
We ask that you treat the guesthouse as you would treat your own home. Please leave it as you found it.
We do not allow smoking anywhere on the property.