Charming bungalow in one of Iowa City's most sought-after neighborhoods
About Madonna McCormick
Iowa State University engineering graduate. Iowa City resident since 2012. Iowa native but I've lived in Florida, California, Kansas City and New York. Mother, Business Owner.
Why Madonna McCormick chose Mann
The City of Iowa City "Northside District" and downtown Iowa City are home to trendy restaurants and bars, extraordinary boutiques, groceries, antiques shops and bookstores. There are few places in the United States that offer the quality of life that's found in Iowa City, from recreation, sports, education, healthcare, entertainment and so much more. Consistently ranked in the top cities and College Towns to live in the USA.
What makes this House unique
Location, location, location! The home is unique, historic , stylish, artistic and comfortable in an unbeatable location. It's located in-town, yet the landscaping provides the illusion that you're privately nestled in the woods. Enjoy sipping a beverage on the screened in patio and soak up the picturesque views of the Iowa River and new Hancher Auditorium. The home is quaint yet spacious.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
not suitable for young children or toddlers.
Minimum age of primary renter:22
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Lovely, Historic Locale in Iowa City
We visited a delightful 3 week’s time in this nicely renovated house originally built in 1859. In, or very near, the Brown Street historic district north of downtown, the bungalow is located among many magnificent houses of historic note, so walking tours along bricked streets are a must. Many fine restaurants are within easy reach. Spacious and airy, the bungalow itself is nicely furnished, spotlessly maintained, and well-equipped from kitchen to bathroom. Several sitting areas are available outdoors. We would recommend it without hesitation.
Historic home with a view!
What a lovely change from staying in a hotel! We were able to walk downtown easily to visit our son’s restaurant and walks in the neighborhood were wonderful with all the beautiful older homes. We will have to return when the weather is nicer to make use of the screened porch!
Very nice property. Easy walk to campus, restaurants, etc.
Quiet bungalow easy walk to campus, restaurants and Kinnick. Owner is very friendly and responsive.
Thank you very much for your stay. It was a pleasure having you as a guest. I hope you will choose my property again should you return to Iowa City.
Convenient walk to downtown...
We are Vacation Rentals owners of 2 condos in NC that have over 130 5-Star Reviews each so our experience and standards will bias our review here. We chose this bungalow because of the highly rated Reviews but now feel those reviews were amiss. Many of the personal touches were appreciated but could not overshadow the liabilities of the old house or the lack of consistency in design and furnishings (i.e. plastic blinds, miniature ironing board, and cheap toilet paper). There were too many areas where it seemed the owner was just trying to get by with spending the least amount of money. And we didn't receive communication on entry, check-in, and the like until we called. The bed was comfortable but the LR would have been better with a larger TV. Having said all of this, we found the house comfortable enough. If there was a 3 1/2 Star rating then this place would rate that from us. However, for the money, we would stay in a hotel downtown the next time we visit (we stayed there the following 4 days and enjoyed the ambiance, comfort, and location. Bernie
I was of course disappointed and surprised to read your Review. I've hosted dozens of guests at the Bungalow and have never received feedback like this, but I will attempt to address your grievances. To begin with, I've been notified by VRBO that it is a violation of their guidelines for a Traveler (you) to use an Owner's account to promote their own property, so that portion of your Review will most likely be stricken. Regarding " mini blinds, the ironing board and wishing for a larger TV". I feel the numerous photos I've provided showing the interior of this Historic home give an accurate depiction of what to expect. The blinds, TV and ironing board are all brand new and of acceptable quality. As far as the "toilet paper", nobody has ever commented on this before, but if you were so disturbed by this I wish you would've mentioned it during your stay. As you recall, when you locked yourself out of the home, you called me on my cell phone and I provided easy instructions for you to gain immediate re-entry to the home. You could've asked for a different brand of toilet paper then. Your statement about not receiving access instructions is simply not accurate. I have checked the Communications Log and you were sent a Welcome Letter with Access Instructions (along with Trash Day reminder, Web Access instructions, check out instructions and Thank You letter) all within a timely manner. All guests receive these. The fact that you contacted me weeks before your check-in with an array of questions has no bearing on the fact that you received Access Instructions via the website well in advance.
First time visit to Iowa
This was a perfect place to launch our sons start of medical school at the University of Iowa. It was conveniently located close to the campus and is a charming lovely place to stay. You won't be sorry if you rent this
Thank you so much for your review Lynne and I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. I hope you will chose the Bungalow again during future trips to visit your son. Take care.
3 day stay in our cross country trip
Cute little house within walking distance to downtown Iowa City.
Enjoyed our stay, would love to return
Leo, I'm so glad you decided to stay at the Bungalow during your cross-country trip and that you had an enjoyable time. I hope you'll be back again!! Happy travels =)
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