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Comfy Room w/ Private Bath Near Campus

Private room in house hosted by Julia
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 private bath
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If your goal is a quiet, comfortable place to spend your stay in Iowa City, join us in our charming home in the historic Northside neighborhood. We're 6 walkable blocks to downtown, 5 to Northside Market, a short walk to City Park, and 3 to the famed Writer's Workshop. Iowa City is safe and friendly.

We love to get to know our guests & will gladly be a resource for you, but we don't hover.

Traveling with more than 2? Check our other listing: Spacious Room Near Campus/Downtown, Private Bath.

The space
The gold room (2nd floor) is 180 sq ft. It has a queen-sized bed, antique dresser, bedside tables and closet. The bathroom (tub/shower, sink with plenty of counter space, antique medicine cabinet with mirror, tall shelving unit, large mirror, and heated floor) is en suite.

Most of our 5600 sq ft home is a shared space; we'll point out the few exceptions. You'll have access to the first-floor living room and dining room, the second-floor living room, parts of the basement, and all the decks and front porch. Coffee and tea are available for you to help yourself during the day. Feel free to store food and beverages in the refrigerator and make your own meals using our cookware and dishes. You'll have access to WIFI throughout the house.

Staying a while? Feel free to use the washer and drier for your traveling needs.

Stairs are required to enter the house and to access the guest rooms.

A couple of times per year, we host readings, house concerts, or parties. We'd love to have you join us if you like! If that's not something that interests you, be sure to check with us before you book. The house is solidly built and very quiet, but we don't want you to be inconvenienced if we have a gathering.

We have up-to-date smoke and heat alarms, C02 sensors, and fire extinguishers throughout the house. Your bedroom door can be locked when you are inside.

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Washer
Dryer
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Luggage dropoff allowed
Hair dryer

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Iowa City, Iowa, United States

We adore our historic neighborhood, where trees create a canopy over our street. Old brick streets in this area give a feel for the early days of the city. We're a short walk to City Park, where you can swim in the city pool, have picnics, enjoy Shakespeare in the Park, roller blade, watch kids play baseball, stroll along the riverbank, or even fish.

We're also near Hancher Auditorium, the beautiful theatre the University built after the devastating flood of 2008. In addition, we're near the Theatre Department, with small theatres hosting student plays. It's delightful to stroll, bike, or skate along the University's section of riverbank, hang out on one of the footbridges, or relax on a bench and watch the water and people flow by. A walk downtown is pleasant. You'll pass the famed Hamburg Inn, where presidents and other politicians have visited with the locals...

Hosted by Julia

Joined in December 2014
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We're Julia Wasson and Joe Hennager. We are an easy-going married couple who enjoy traveling but don't love the idea of a boring hotel room. We try to appreciate each day we have on this planet and greet the world and humanity with an optimistic view. Frankly, curmudgeons won't appreciate us, nor we them. After long careers doing all sorts of things, the most recent of which were running a Habitat for Humanity ReStore (Joe) and leading a small nonprofit (Julia), we now own a publishing franchise. We produce two neighborhood magazines and are having a complete blast working together. Between us, we've got 5 grown kids and 7 grandkids (and counting), half of whom live much too far away. We've both traveled a lot for work and pleasure. Our extended family is scattered across the US, so our first destinations of choice are always to see them. We also have a desire to venture to places we've never seen. We loved visiting Canada, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Israel, and Palestine, as well as most of the 50 states. Our wish list for travel is long, with very few places in the world that we wouldn't want to go. We've hosted guests from around the world over the years and are just now giving Air BNB a try. We look forward to meeting even more delightful guests—but we'll give you space to enjoy your stay without meddling. We love to read, and our house is filled with books. We also like movies, but don't have a television (by choice). We live in a vibrant university town filled with opportunities and activities an easy walk from our home. Joe is a gluten-free occasional carnivore, and Julia is a gluten-free vegetarian. We like things neat and organized, but we're not manic about it. We're quiet and respectful of other's property, and we find that most people are the same. Julia is sensitive to scents, so we prefer not to have perfumes. We don't use strong chemical cleaners, opting for organic and natural cleaners whenever possible. We're personally careful about recycling and waste reduction, but we aren't unrealistic in our expectations of others (we'll show you where to find the compost pile and the recycling bins, if you're interested). For most of four years, we ran environmental/social action website called Blue Planet Green Living, but got so busy that we've let it go dormant. If you really want to know about us, check out the articles that Joe and Julia have written. They'll show you more about our personalities than anything we can tell you here. We love to meet new (nice) people. Perhaps that will be you!
We're Julia Wasson and Joe Hennager. We are an easy-going married couple who enjoy traveling but don't love the idea of a boring hotel room. We try to appreciate each day we have o…
During your stay
We work out of our home, but we won't be in your way. One of us uses an office in a basement room, the other on the top floor.

We're pretty busy people with work and other commitments, but when we are available, we'll be happy to get to know you if you like. We love meeting new people but we won't spoil your trip by monopolizing your time. :)
We work out of our home, but we won't be in your way. One of us uses an office in a basement room, the other on the top floor.

We're pretty busy people with work and o…
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Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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