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Three bedroom fully furnished home in small-town Northeast Iowa

Bedrooms 3
Property type house


About the property

Sleeps ten plus a second guesthouse is directly across the street

Grandma Z's offers a fully furnished three bedroom, two bathroom room for short term rentals in Alta Vista, Iowa, which is a small town in northeast Iowa. A second home, The Recker House, is located directly across the street should you need additional room for a larger family gathering, etc.

Grandma Z's is a great spot for family gatherings, including weddings, reunions, funerals as well as short term work assignmentss, a low-cost get away to a small town that bills itself as 'The Friendly Town,' hunting groups, bridal showers, birthday gatherings, or for those times when you want your guests close but not underfoot.

When you arrive, the beds will be made and towels will be in the bathroom. You will find the kitchen is well supplied with cooking and dining supplies. Paper products such as paper towels and toilet paper are also provided. Kitchen appliances are full sized and include a smooth top stove, refrigerator with an ice maker and a dishwasher. A washer and dryer are located on both the main level and the lower level.

Two bedrooms, each with a queen sized bed are located on the main floor with a full bath (tub/shower combination) located off the hallway between the bedrooms. One bedroom has a ceiling fan and the second bedroom has patio doors that open onto the deck. Guests report leaving the patio door curtain open allows them to enjoy the fireflies on summer evenings.

Cable TV is available on both the flat screen SMART television located in the living room as well as the flat screen SMART TV located in the family room on the lower level.

The living room couch makes out into a full sized bed. The lower level bedroom has an egress window and is equipped with a queen sized bed. One of the loveseats in the family room on the lower level folds out into a single bed plus the daybed located in the family room can be used as a single bed. So with three bedrooms and the fold-outs, the house can sleep ten people.

Wireless internet is available at the house. There is a computer in the lower level.

The lower level has a kitchen area as well as a bathroom with a shower.

A covered patio area includes a picnic table. In addition, there is a deck with a dining table and chairs. Since the house borders on a farm field, the patio and deck areas are a great place to enjoy a quiet, peaceful, and private evening.

The house can be rented by the day, week or month.

The house features:

Central air

Central heat

Sleeping capacity for ten people

Two kitchen areas

Two dining areas

Two living room areas

Covered patio


Charcoal grill (guests provide charcoal and lighter)

Ceiling fans in one bedroom and dining area

Basic cable TV

Wireless internet


Ice maker


Washers and dryers

Full sized kitchen appliances

Linens, including bedding and towels

Well supplied kitchen with pots, pans, dishes, stemware, silverware


Coffee pots


Smooth top stove


DVD player

Hair dryer

More Details

Linda Kobliska
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About Linda Kobliska

We have lived in the Alta Vista area all of our lives and welcome you to enjoy our slice of northeast Iowa. We operate two guesthouses in Alta Vista, one in Nashua on a small lake, one in New Hampton, as well as other, more traditional rental properties.

Linda Kobliska purchased this house in 2011

Why Linda Kobliska chose Alta Vista

This house was my mother's and we wanted to keep it in the family. It was always well maintained and offers a homey, comfortable, very reasonably priced stay.

What makes this house unique

With a second guesthouse directly across the street from Grandma Z's, we have many guests who rent both houses at the same time for larger family gatherings (while still providing some welcome privacy to family members). These homes work well for getting families together, short term rentals for job assignments in the area as well as various other lodging needs.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Alta Vista in Chickasaw County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Main level bathroom has tub and shower combination with shower head on flex hose. Lower level bath has shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ceiling fan, main level of houses
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Sliding doors allow access to deck on main floor of house.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Lower level of house, egress window.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hunting
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming


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(9 traveller reviews)

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Three bedroom fully furnished home in small-town Northeast Iowa
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Sisters retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Loved it. Perfect for our needs. Very clean and comfortable!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice quiet retreat

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our brief stay here. Sat out back on the patio with some hot coffee and a cigar in the morning listening to the breeze blowing through the cornfield. Love the vintage vibe here.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Paul, MN

Quiet and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place. My team came here for a business retreat. The space are spacious, comfortable, and budget friendly for a group of 8. The relax location allows us to get a lot of work done. The ice machine was a bit slow due to our group size and hot weather, but our positive experience overshadows this small problem. We would definitely want to come back for next year retreat.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you--we appreciate your review and hope that we can be of service in the future.
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful clean home. I have stayed there twice now and each time I am amazed at how clean this house is. I think your cleaning lady deserves a raise. 😃? Thank you very much.!!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house was very neat and clean and was well equipped with everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was great. The house was not just a house it was a home, very comfortable and was supplied with everything one would need. The owner was very nice to work with and always promptly replied to any questions we had. There were detailed written instructions for us at the house and local phone numbers to call if needed. We would certainly recommend this property and would gladly stay again if in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakewood, Co

Spotless home in quiet setting

  • 5 of 5

Property was in pristine condition and sparkling clean. Everything that you needed was in easy reach. Thoughtful decor and furnishings. Close to perfect in every way.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Local bar and eatery. Serves breakfast, lunch, dinner (no breakfast/lunch on Sundays). Bar...
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Elma Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Hwy 63
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
New Hampton Airport Lake
Car: necessary

Within 25 miles, lengthy bike trail, hunting, Little Brown Church, Davis Motorcyle Rally, Mennonite flowers and produce auction weekly, spring flower sales at many local greenhouses, two nine hole golf courses, St. Peter's Rock. Bar/restaurant in town, convenience store, post office. Great meat locker within 4 miles.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Alta Vista, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £26.77
Refundable Damage Deposit £76.48

Rates remain subject to change until booking is completed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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