I am an accountant splitting time between Chicago and the great state of Iowa. I keep a very simple, yet clean apartment in Chicago and a little ranch in Iowa.
I was made very welcome in this quiet neighborhood. The room was spacious and the house immaculate. Jonathan went above and beyond in making me feel comfortable.
Thanks Elizabeth for you kind words. And I will bring the tea options out as well.
Jonathan's house is the perfect place to stay in Cedar Falls...the location is convenient to everything and the neighborhood is quiet and lovely. We were in town for a swim meet at the (URL HIDDEN) our stay was primarily for sleep and down time. His home is spotless and comfortable. We felt very welcome and look forward to staying there next time we overnight in CF! AWESOME hospitality!
Thanks for the kind review. Can't wait to have you back and if you bring your bike, we'll hit the soft-trails in the Cedar Valley.
We were in the area to do some road biking on the trails in the area. Jonathan was a great host and met us when we arrived. As it turns out he is also an avid cyclist so he has extensive knowledge of riding in the area. He also gave us great recommendations for restaurants in the are. This was a great place in between the UNI campus and downtown. The house is very nice, we will definitely be staying here again whenever we are in the the area.
The pictures on the Airbnb listing did not do the home justice. We were very pleased with the functionality of the space as well as the contemporary 1970s intentional decor...great vibe!The home had a wonderful feel and peaceful energy which allowed for fantastic discussions. While we didn't get to meet Jonathan face to face, he played host to perfection. Great communication and a "my house is your house" mantra. We took his advice and dined at La Calle's and were not disappointed. If you're seeking shelter in Cedar Falls IA, you'll find it at Jonathan's.
Jon's house is located on "The Hill," a short, straight shot from the UNI campus, which was perfect for my purposes, as well as cafes, restaurants, and nightlife near campus. At the same time, it is situated just far enough from campus to serve as a quiet retreat.
Jon himself is exceedingly friendly and hospitable. He had prepared a list of dining and recreation suggestions around town, and gave me some brief history of the area. He even offered to cook extra food including fresh farmshare produce when we crossed paths at mealtimes -- an offer I was generally too busy coming or going to accept, but which was much appreciated.
If you have business in Cedar Falls, particularly on or near the UNI campus, I confidently recommend that you consider staying with Jon.
Staying at Jonathan's home in Cedar Falls was a fantastic choice. I had to travel from Wisconsin in order to attend the UNI Overseas Recruitment Fair. Although I didn't make it back to his place until late, he was very accommodating and left the light in my room on, as well as fresh towels and a key on the bed.
The following morning, Jonathan was a gracious host and offered to make breakfast. While the offer was tempting, I opted for coffee and conversation. He also left the option open for me to welcome myself to any of his food which was so kind.
The home itself was incredibly clean and very relaxing. I went in the winter, so I didn't get a chance to see the extent of the prairie and garden that Jonathan has set up, but it sounds wonderful.
The bedroom was comfortable and allowed for plenty of sunlight, should you want it- with curtains if you don't.
The location was perfect for me. It was close enough to Waterloo, a mere 9 miles, while also being in a college neighborhood. Do check out Sidecar Coffee; I had a great experience there, and they have sandwiches, too.
Overall, it was a really great place to stay. I felt comfortable, safe, and learned a lot from Jonathan, too. Had I not left early due to a snow storm that was headed our direction, I would have liked to spend more time chatting and grabbing dinner/a beer at SingleSpeed Brewing Company, a suggestion of Jonathan's.
Jonathan was an awesome host, very friendly and extremely helpful. His house was lovey and the room was great. If you are looking for a place to stay in Cedar Falls, look no further, this is a great place!
Jonathan is a wonderful host! He is warm and welcoming - provided bikes, delicious food, and a bottle of wine! Stay here!
Jonathan was the perfect host - he sent us detailed instructions and the keys in a timely manner. The apartment itself was GREAT! There was a bottle of wine waiting and the fridge was full! Apartment was exactly as described - super cute and a perfect location - not to mention very clean. My dad stayed there for my wedding weekend and could not have been happier - he walked around the neighborhood and found his new favorite restaurant (Pepe's Inc) - they started to call him by name! Great apartment, great host , great price - couldn't have asked for anything better. Thanks Jonathan!
Cassandra--I appreciate the kind words. I am so happy for you and your family. Thanks for staying with me! Jon
Great stay at Jon's place. The apartment was filled with sun and a very calming environment. The trains were noticeable but only if the windows were open, and if you're used to urban environments you probably wont notice. One note is there is no internet, for better or worse depending on the purpose of your travel. Would stay again.
Jon was a very experience Airbnb guest!
Great communication, very clean I would recommend Jon anytime!
Jonathan and his brother were ideal guests. Very personable and easy going! It was a pleasure hosting them both in our home. They were very respectful of our home. We highly recommend them as Airbnb guests
Glad to have had Jonathan to be with us and he was really nice,friendly,clean so welcome back any time !
Jon was a lot of fun to hang out with! Very communicative and enjoyed talking with him. We had to leave out of town a few hours after he arrived, but our next guest said everything was perfect! Host without hesitation :)
Jonathan was absolutely awesome!!! It was a last minute booking but he made everything super easy and was super understanding and patient.
House cleaner came in and found my studio clean and tidy! I would definitely love to have him as a guest again!! :D
Jon was a great guest. He was really flexible with the check in process and easy to communicate with throughout. He also let the place spotless which was really appreciated!