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Holly Bailey

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Beautiful Rustic Barn Waiting For You To Relax. 40 Min South Of Desmoines.

61 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type barn

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Our Barn Is In The Country Surrounded By Corn Fields And Gorgeous Landscaping

Our rustic barn has a stone gas fireplace perfect for snuggling and staying warm. Downstairs has a bathroom,living room,eating area,and full kitchen( including dishes,pots pans,silverware ect just bring your food) upstairs has 2 br with 1 double and 1 queen bed in each room. A vintage soaking tub waits for bubble time in the upstairs bathroom. A sitting area where you can catch up on some reading or sip a glass of wine is on the 2nd floor as well. Tv upstairs & downstairs with Direct TV. Relax in a lounge chair outside under the pergola,throw a steak on the barbe, make some smores by the campfire, listen to the waterfalls. Walk through the gardens and enjoy the sweet smells .Our address is 7919 G 76 HWY New Virginia IA 50210. We are out in the country but just off pavement. We are 15 min south of Indianola, or 15 min north of Osceola.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Holly Bailey (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Holly Bailey

Hello, we are Troy & Holly Bailey from New Virginia IA. We are transplants from Maryland that moved to this beautiful state in 2006. We dairy farmed in Maryland and moved to Iowa to partake in its more laid back, less crowded atmosphere and get our hands dirty with the rich black soil that covers the state.

Holly Bailey purchased this barn in 2011

Why Holly Bailey chose Iowa

We needed a place for family and friends to stay when they came to visit so we turned our barn into a rustic hideaway that we thought others would enjoy too. And they do. The only complaints we get from our guest is that they don't want to leave.

What makes this barn unique

The landscaping is always changing here between a field full of soybeans or corn to the north ,a pergola covered in blooming wisteria, or tulips everywhere in the spring,how about the smells of the lavender that draws the butterflies to its purple luster,the birds always singing a song in the bushes and vines as they make their way to vibrant red birdboxes filled with chirping babies. The trees that shade you on a hot day as you relax in your chaise and catch an afternoon nap. Maybe you all but fell asleep getting a massage outdoors while you take in all these sounds and smells. (we have a massuse that comes and gives massages here at the barn) in the winter you can curl up by the fireplace with your cocoa ,watch the sun rise while you sip your cup of joe,watch the stars twinkle above your head as you gaze out the sky lights ,catch up on movie time, remember what its like to relax and enjoy life.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Feb 2014
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based on 61 traveler reviews

Beautiful Rustic Barn Waiting For You To Relax. 40 Min South Of Desmoines.
average rating of 4.967213 based on 79 reviews

Charming & beautifully decorated little barn. Relaxing and inviting grounds.

  • 4 of 5

There isn't much I can say about this charming little place that we didn't like. It was perfect for our family to stay during our family reunion which was only 5 min away. Our family from Australia was really impressed with the set up of this barn and it's decor. Comfortable beds including the sofa sleeper. Very clean and it had everything we needed. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with a great seating area outside where you can enjoy your cup of coffee in the morning. Quiet and peaceful. We would have loved to enjoy the evenings out there but we were out most of the day to be at our family reunion events. Loved the sliding bathroom doors, very modern, but this type of door did not provide the privacy needed for a bathroom. Otherwise, everything else was just perfect and would highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Milwaukee, WI

Beautiful, peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Staying at the barn was very tranquil and relaxing. We only stayed one night as we were passing through Central Iowa, but it was the best night of our week-long road trip. My husband (who was a bit skeptical about staying in a barn) quickly admitted that it exceeded any expectations he could have had. It had all the amenities you could want and was nice and cool inside as it was close to 100 degrees outside. It was also impeccably clean and beautifully decorated.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marcus, IA

My Favorite Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

I found this place a few years ago while putting together a Central Iowa Wine Cruise for my husband and me. The rose bushes around the pond were in bloom and I fell in love with the wonderful landscaping! Holly is my Hero! The barn is so tastefully decorated and the breakfast was to die for! SO..... when my daughter from Denver decided to ride RAGBRAI, and I knew (assumed) that the route was going south this year, I booked 3 nights back in December. I hit 2 of the 3 nights!! My husband drove down to join us (my daughter and a friend). The 4 beds upstairs are super comfy. The first night we brought Subway home (right off the I-35 exit along side a very well equipped convenience store) and the 2nd night we cooked brats and sweetcorn on the gas grill. Breakfast was not an option as we were on the road before 6 am each day.

I'm not sure what else I can add that the other reviews haven't mentioned except my daughter's comment, "This is the best place you've ever taken me". I guess we agree on that one :)

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 2 young boys and parents stayed at your home this past weekend. It was beautiful! The pictures do not justify the beauty and tranquility of this home. Our boys loved feeding the fish and playing by the pond. My parents spent many hours relaxing outside by the water as well. We wished we had stayed longer as planned this around the Indianola Balloon Festival and visited the covered bridges but in retrospect, would have spent more time at the house. We will be back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Beautiful retreat

  • 5 of 5

A group of women who went to college at U of Minnesota in the 1970s spend 3 days at the Rustic Barn. We all loved the barn, gardens, and pergola. It was hot so AC was great but we spent a lot of time outside too. Kitchen was well-equipped and easy to cook in. Bedrooms and 2 bathrooms for 6 women worked well. No problems at all. We went to St. Charles and Winterset for winery and covered bridges but spent most of the time visiting at the Rustic Barn. Barn and gardens were very well planned and executed-they thought of everything. We enjoyed the dog's visits too. Such a treasure in rural Iowa. All the out-of-staters were impressed.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, quiet, charming barn

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place to spend a quiet, relaxing overnight for our anniversary. The interior of the barn was so cozy and charming. The gardens, pond, and pergola provided such a peaceful setting to enjoy the dinner we prepared in the well-stocked kitchen. I wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Virginia Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • queen air sleeper sofa in living room
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming

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