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The Barnswallow Cottage

Entire cottage hosted by Meredith
15 guests3 bedrooms3 beds2 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
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House rules
The host doesn’t allow pets, parties, or smoking.
The Barnswallow Cottage is a private, rural retreat surrounded by quiet country with a dash of wildlife and unforgettable sunsets. This 1949, A-frame farmhouse was updated in 2020, with a new bathroom, plumbing and electric. It’s tastefully dressed with family heirloom pieces and adorned with movie set furniture acquired by Meredith. Keyless, no-contact entry with code provided before check in. CV-19 cleaning precautions in place. Agritourism entity. Fresh flowers adorn the cottage seasonally.

The space
This is a unique experience for those wanting to interact with rural solitude. It’s perfect for anyone who needs a break from the big city, spatial for family gatherings and serenely quiet for a quick getaway of rest and relaxation. It’s also special place for bird habitat and our favorite wild birds, pheasant and quail, roost here year around. All proceeds serve as part of Barnswallow Flowers & Produce agritourism model to help maintain and continue updating The Cottage, along with financially supporting the production of organic flowers and locally grown food. It’s comfortable respite, with brand new beds, mattresses and linens, re-upholstered charming furniture and a full kitchen for cooking equipped with a coffee/tea bar. Seasonal flowers adorn The Cottage from Barnswallow Flowers, which can be seen across the road from The Cottage grounds.

Guest access
Keyless, no-contact entry with code to the door lock provided before check in! Entire home is accessible except for the garage and basement for parties 7 and under. Downstairs farm shower and bathroom available for parties of 8 or more. Laundry is on the main living floor and accessible for use during your stay.

Other things to note
*Due to CV-19, we are taking extra sanitizing precautions so that everyone can have a safe and healthy place to stay. Due to this, we are adding a $100 cleaning fee to hire professionals to help us appropriately and safely clean in addition to sanitizing the entire house top to bottom. The house is cleared of use for 24 hours both before and after your stay to appropriately air out. At this time we require a 24-hour notice prior to booking so we can accommodate these safety precautions. Thank you for your support and understanding.

**At this time only service dogs or see and eye guide dogs are allowed to stay. Registration papers must be provided prior to your stay.
The Barnswallow Cottage is a private, rural retreat surrounded by quiet country with a dash of wildlife and unforgettable sunsets. This 1949, A-frame farmhouse was updated in 2020, with a new bathroom, plumbing and electric. It’s tastefully dressed with family heirloom pieces and adorned with movie set furniture acquired by Meredith. Keyless, no-contact entry with code provided before check in. CV-19 cleaning precaut… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Hangers
TV
Heating
Dryer
Washer
Essentials
Iron
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Oskaloosa, Iowa, United States

There’s no such place like The Barnswallow Cottage. Bring your bikes for a ride in the country from June-August to experience fields filled with lightning bugs. Take walks on the grounds and enjoy interacting with Monarchs on milkweed plants. Enjoy several local restaurants that buy our flowers and produce seasonally. Attend the Pella Tulip Festival, Oskaloosa’s Art on the Square, What Cheer Flea Market Festival, Nelson Pioneer Farm Festival, The Knoxville Races, Indianola Balloon Festival, The Iowa State Fair, Oskaloosa's Painting with Lights in December and many other events throughout the year. This is a totally private space and property where your unique view is for miles in all directions. Minimal traffic passes by and the farm is just down the back lane for some peace of mind.
There’s no such place like The Barnswallow Cottage. Bring your bikes for a ride in the country from June-August to experience fields filled with lightning bugs. Take walks on the grounds and enjoy interacting w…

Hosted by Meredith

Joined in June 2012
  • 16 Reviews
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  • Superhost
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Meredith is available by phone, text or email during your stay for any questions or concerns.
Meredith is a Superhost
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $250
Cancellation policy

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