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The Vollendam Room @ The Guesthouse

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

private room (sleeps 2)

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!

The Vollendam Room is luxuriously appointed and equipped with a large-screen cable TV, DVD player, radio/alarm clock, extra linens; and a credenza for writing postcards or emails.

On-site laundry: free of charge.

Old-world style furnishings in a downtown loft setting, create an exraordinary out-living experience!

Keywords: guesthouse, bungalow, loft

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 30, 2018

About Shelly

I'm not a Gershwin fanatic, but I loved being An American in Paris! 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!

Shelly purchased this bungalow in 2011

Why Shelly 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!

What makes this bungalow unique

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! 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!


Pella Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • quiet from 10pm-6am
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • The Vollendam - 1 queen
  • Queen size bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Walking distance to local shops, eateries, theaters and cultural events, kitchen also includes waffle maker, blender, and coffee maker, chairlift to manage stairs.


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The Vollendam Room @ The Guesthouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Wonderful stay in Pella, IA

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shady Side, MD

Charming Guesthouse

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Poulsbo WA

extended family in town for wedding

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Des Moines International Airport
Nearest Barpub
The Lampost
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Pella Golf & Country club
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Ottumwa, Iowa
Nearest Motorway
US 163
Nearest Restaurant
several in walking distance
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Fun Valley
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Red Rock Lake, North Overlook
Car: recommended

Pella Tulip Time Festival, 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 Wild hockey and Des Moines Science, Art and Civic Centers.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $150

The indicated rates are the average, for multiple room reservations for large groups. As indicated in the captions under the room photos, these rooms are available to rent individually and for smaller groups as well. Email the owner at for detailed rate and reservation options. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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