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Walking Distance to Hospital, Mid-Century Modern

(10 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Designed by Henry Fisk--unique apartment near UI Hospital, etc.

Leave your car in the drive and take a 10 min walk to watch Hawkeyes play at Fieldhouse or Kinnick; go to VA Hospital, UI Dental School, Law School, & all UI Hospital & Clinics. Beautiful home designed by Henry Fisk, Iowa City's only registered architect from 1934-60. Private garden entrance for downstairs apartment that is renovated to its' mid century modern glory. The studio where Henry worked will be your bedroom, with unique wood walls (sand-blasted plywood). Sitting room with fireplace, cable TV, record player and large windows. Small bar with microwave, coffeemaker and refrigerator. Private toilet with new shower. Driveway parking. Large yard on wooded lot--hear the birds chirping, only minutes away from UI hospital and Kinnick stadium!


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, a little French, Spanish and Mandarin
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Henry's Studio: 1 queen

    Bedroom with queen bed, desk and 2 small couches...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • A unique property--one of the first truly modern homes of the mid-century! Designed in 1946, built in 1947....moreless


  • Music Library:

    Variety of vinyl LPs--some musicals, classical, jazz and rock!...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Vintage looking record player/radio which can play CDs and MP3s also. ...moreless

  • Television:

    One television in sitting room...moreless


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    access if requested...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Nice fireplace. Starter log and dry wood here too!...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Sitting room with fireplace, cable TV, stereo, internet access, beautiful couch, comfy chairs and small table. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    space for 2 cars in drive...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    access if requested...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Just a small room, former 'bar' with bar-sized fridge, microwave and sink. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio with wicker love seat and chair...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large yard with many trees. Haven't had a chance to do any new landscaping yet!...moreless

Building Type

  • House


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from 10 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 12-14, 2016 Grad
May 12 - May 14, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$560 $1,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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The main attraction is our proximity to University Hospital, VA Hospital, Dental School, Law School, UI Fieldhouse & Kinnick Stadium. Beautiful downtown Iowa City is a 20 min walk or a 5 min drive.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: I'm a well-traveled person who loves finding unusual and unique places to stay when I am away from home. I hope you will love our home for it's charm--I have tried to stay true to the original 1946 design as much as possible!

Why the Owner Chose Mann, Iowa City, IA, USA:
I discovered this quiet, lil' dead end block when I moved to Iowa City last year. I asked my friends to let me know if a house ever came available on it, and last November I was lucky enough to buy this hidden first time that i saw the house, it was so full of junk that I couldn't even see the fireplace...But i could see the huge windows, the light, the sense of proportion and design, that was revolutionary for 1947!! The home was designed by Henry L. Fisk, for his family. Fisk was Iowa City's only architect from 1945-1960, and designed a number of wonderful structures around town.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Special plant window, that was featured in Better Homes and Gardens, back in 1949. Unique and interesting built in lighting in almost every room. House has a very private feel to it, in this very wooded though it is so close to everything!

Contact us

Speaks: english, a little French, Spanish and Mandarin
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

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VRBO #615843

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017

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