The Guesthouse! New! European Style Lodging!
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Pella studio description
A touch of Europe, in the midwest! Set on the town square in historic Pella, Iowa, the second story aspect, combined with the Dutch architecture gives your stay at The Guesthouse a distinctly European flavor! The street-level veranda serves as premier seating for local festivals and parades!
Fill your days with high-energy outdoor activites or leisurely strolls through gardens, specialty shops and museums! Then regroup in cozy comfort with your favorite blended beverages and signature snacks, shared at the large country-cottage, kitchen table or in one of the more private alcoves!
While each queen-bed room is luxuriously appointed and equipped with large-screen cable TV, DVD player, radio/alarm clock and extra linens; The Volendam offers a credenza for writing postcards or emails and is nearest the bathroom; The Piccadilly offers extra dresser/drawer storage for extended stays, extra in-room seating and a queen-sized sleeper sofa for extra guests; The Antwerp, down the hall offers the most privacy. Recently added, The Stockholm is a private studio unit with a queen-size bed, it's own bathroom, a kitchenette and covered deck as well as the TV, DVD player & on-site laundry.
Old-world style furnishings in a downtown loft setting, create an exraordinary out-living experience!
Keywords: guesthouse, bungalow, loft
- On floor 2
- 3500 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Events Allowed
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
- Queen size Beds
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Shared Kitchen:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Towels Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Iron & Board
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Fitness Center
- Cross Country Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Winery Tours
- Theme Parks
- Live Theater
- Water Parks
- Wildlife Viewing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Bird Watching
- Pella Tulip Time Festival, street-level Aveda salon, municipal swimpark includes waterslides & lazy river & children's waterplay area & indoor pool for off-season, 5 minutes from Bos Landen Golf, 5 minutes from Lake Red Rock, 15 minutes from the Knoxville National Raceway, 20 minutes from Tassel Ridge Winery, 30 minutes from Maytag Bleu Cheese, 45 minutes from the Iowa State Fair, Iowa Cubs baseball, Iowa Chops hockey and Des Moines Science, Art and Civic Centers....moreless
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Wonderful stay in Pella, IA
Wonderful stay in Pella, IA
We just returned to California from a two week visit to IA. We stayed in the Picadilly for a week with our daughter. We had plenty of room and all the amenities of home. We especially liked the location. Within walking distance to dine, shop, movie and the Farmers Market across the street on the square. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. This quaint and charming property will be a return destination for us. Better than a hotel and more reasonable too!
- Guest Giants #1 Fan (California)
- Date of stay 07/09/13
- Review Submitted 07/26/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, people with disabilities, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.
My daughter and I stayed at the Guesthouse in May for three nights while in Iowa attending my son's graduation festivities. The hotels in his college town were booked which turned out to be a good thing because we ended up in Pella. Notwithstanding the 1 hour drive to and from his college for 4 days, the drive was well worth it. Pella is a darling village with two wonderful bakeries (you must try the Dutch Letters), two butcher shops (both carry homemade beef jerky) and a number of owner run shops. There are also a number of very good restaurants that are reasonably priced. A windmill sits in the middle of the village square and when we arrived there were tulips galore. The Guesthouse is fully equipped with everything you need, including all the necessary appliances, cookware, utensils, coffee maker, blender, dishwasher, comfortable beds, immaculate rooms, quiet surroundings, reading material, and multiple levels of security. Because everything in the Guesthouse was perfect we had no need to contact Shelly, the owner. She was very helpful during the reservation process. If I ever find myself back in Iowa I would definitely stay there again. For those of you that have children attending college in Iowa, I highly recommend you stay at the Guesthouse in Pella. You will feel like you are on vacation when you return from the hectic days to this delightful village and European style Guesthouse.
- Guest Susan (Alexandria, Virginia)
- Date of stay 05/18/13
- Review Submitted 06/23/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.
extended family in town for wedding
extended family in town for wedding
My 89 year old mother, wife, daughter and son-in-law were in Pella for our Nephew's wedding. We had a great time. Listing and photos accurately reflected appearance, amenities and location. The apartment was clean and well maintained. Shelly was very helpful in answering questions. I would recommend this location. We didn't have a lot of time to explore the region, but found bicycling trails by the reservoire to be very enjoyable. Marty at the Bike shop 1 block from the guest house was extremely helpful. Apartment and bicycle rental were priced so as to bring extraordinary value. My mom was initially intimidated by the chair ride up the 25 step stair case, but was completely relaxed with it by the end of our stay. We were grateful to have that access available.
- Guest jo (Poulsbo WA)
- Date of stay 04/25/13
- Review Submitted 04/29/13
Recommended for: People with disabilities, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
The Guest House in Pella was a wonderful experience. Great location for exploring Pella. The GH had everything you needed. Warm, cozy and very roomy. Plan on returning.
- Guest BDK (Minneapolis )
- Date of stay 03/15/13
- Review Submitted 03/18/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, people with disabilities, sightseeing, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
The Antwerp......................$65.00/night.....$250.00/week...2 night minimum The Volendam.....................$75.00/night.....$275.00/week...2 night minimum The Piccadilly...................$85.00/night.....$325.00/week...2 night minimum The Stockholm...................$135.00/night.....$450.00/week...2 night minimum The Guesthouse(all 4 bedrooms)..$375.00/night.....$2200.00/week..2 night minimum Rates include all taxes. Confirmation requires $50.00 refundable deposit. Balance is due at check-in. We offer multi-room combos & rooms by the month. Call for rates and availability.
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- Nearest Airport: Des Moines International Airport at 45 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: US 163 at Pella
- Nearest Beach: Red Rock Lake, North Overlook at 4 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: The Lampost at Pella
- Nearest Ski: Fun Valley at 35 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Pella Golf & Country club at 1.5 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: several in walking distance at Pella
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: I'm not a Gershwin fanatic, but I loved being An American in Paris!...and in Venice, and in Lake Havasu! Atop the list of my best-days-ever are all those I've spent traveling; either abroad or here in the States. I've visited at least one place I've never been before, every year since 1992. Some years that's been with my husband & sons, sometimes with my parents & sisters and sometimes with dear friends, but ALWAYS in search of what's out there that's different! And... you know what?...They Can't Take That Away From Me!
Why the Owner Chose Pella:
'Pella' means 'City of Refuge' and vistors to The Guesthouse will find exactly that; a calming, refreshing kind of solitude, set above the bustle of the street. If it's Solice for the Soul you seek, choose from one of 25 churches inside the city limits. If it's retail therapy you need, explore the the specialty shops that line the streets. There's a lake for watersports, river bluffs for nature hiking, and Bald Eagle sightings, bikes trails to bike, jog, walk or cross-country ski, a bowling alley, swimpark, movie theater, ethnic and American eateries; ALL inside a 5 minute car ride. I'm born and raised a 'Pella-can' and Dorothy, there's no place like home!
The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
The Guesthouse is the only lodging available on the Pella town square which puts no less than four Dutch bakeries and meat markets within smelling distance! The first floor boutique and Aveda salon lay all kinds of beauty, literally at your feet! Visitors won't fight crowds or lines anywhere unless it's the annual Pella Tulip Time festival, in which case you're still in luck because The Guesthouse's street-level veranda is prime seating for the Volks Parades and centrally located between all the poffertjes, vetbollen and pork-chop-on-a-stick stands!
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Pella town square, just out the front door!
Welcome to The Guesthouse!
Cottage-style table seats 8 comfortably. All dishes and cookware provided.
Inside The Antwerp.
Stockholm studio with covered deck
Stockholm private bathroom
Tulip Time from the Guesthouse veranda.
Common kitchen is fully equipped.
Inside The Volendam
Inside The Piccadilly.
Full bath: Shower/soaktub, sink, toilet, all linens provided.
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Date last modified - Friday, January 31, 2014
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