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Five Bedroom Fully Furnished Guesthouse in NE Iowa Sleeps 10

Bedrooms 5
Property type house


About the property

Small town living, quiet, peaceful, low cost get away awaits you and yours

The Recker House offers a fully furnished five bedroom, 2.25 bathrooms guest house in Alta Vista, IA, a small town in northeast Iowa for short term rentals by the day, week or month. This property is a great place to host family gatherings, especially in conjunction with a second guesthouse, Grandma Z's, located directly across the street.

Homey, comfortable, 'gem of Northeast Iowa,' are all terms used by previous guests to describe this property and the one across the street. With five bedrooms four queen beds and a double) and two full bathrooms plus an extra shower in one bedroom, your family will be comfortable while all under one roof.

A large living room on the main level opens to both the dining area and the kitchen. The lower level also has a large family room, dining area and kitchen with full sized appliances.

The main floor bathroom has a tub and shower combination and a stacked front load washer and dryer. A second front load washing set is located on the lower level. The lower level bathroom is equipped with a shower.

A covered patio with patio furniture, charcoal grill (guests provide charcoal and lighter) is located off of the garage.

Amenities at this property include:

Central air and heat

32' flat screen TV's on both floors

Full sized appliances

Ice maker in main floor refrigerator

Dishwasher in main floor kitchen

Ceiling fans in bedroom #1 and kitchen

Keyless entry (programmed locks)

Bed linens provided

Towels in bathroom

Paper towels and toilet paper

Hair dryer


Keurig and regular coffee makers

Charcoal grill (guests provide charcoal and lighter fluid)

Covered patio

Patio furniture

Pack and play


Board games

Wireless internet

Basic cable including local channels

Pots and pans

Dining dishes, stemware, silverware

Second full kitchen on lower level

5 bedrooms each with a queen sized bed

More Details

Linda Kobliska
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2018

About Linda Kobliska

We have lived in the area for all of our lives and offer this and two other guest houses in the area. We also rent traditional housing--apartments and houses.

Linda Kobliska purchased this house in 2012

Why Linda Kobliska chose Alta Vista

After purchasing and starting Grandma Z's (the guesthouse that is located directly across the street), this home became available and since it makes great sense to offer families two houses in close proximity, we purchased this home.

What makes this house unique

This is a relatively large home, with full kitchens, living and dining areas on both floors. Guests like the open floor plan of the main floor when gathering larger groups of people for holidays, etc. The home has five bedrooms, each with a queen sized bed. A supply of toys and board games is kept in the closet of a main floor bedroom.

There is great pheasant and deer hunting in the area. A 25 mile plus bike trail starts four miles from this property. This community offers the benefits of small town living.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:30 / Check-out: 11:30
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • 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 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Stacked washer and dryer.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ceiling fan, double closets . Two windows.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Two windows. Shower stall in room.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Lower level
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , Lower level. Egress window.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Lower level.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
House is available by 4 p.m. on the day of your arrival. Check out is by 11:30 a.m. on the morning of your departure.


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Five Bedroom Fully Furnished Guesthouse in NE Iowa Sleeps 10
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for 6 nights for a girls getaway. The house was perfect. It had everything we needed. We will definitely be renting this house again!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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happy sisters

  • 5 of 5

Love, Love, Love this house! Everything you need is provided for a wonderful stay! We are a group of 4 sisters that come from different areas and meet to spend some time together. Perfect!!!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just like home, without the stocked pantry

  • 5 of 5

Bring whatever you want to cook or eat, but that's all you'll need to bring. Kitchen has all the cookware and dishes you are likely to need for any cuisine or gathering. Beds are plentiful and comfortable; house warms quickly and evenly, accessories all work.

We woke on our schedule, made coffee (thanks to whoever left the nearly full Folgers) and made our breakfast. Didn't find any sugar, but are better off without anyway.

WiFi is available, but not a strong connection.

No gas station or grocery store close to town, but we knew that before we arrived.

The house was attractively decorated for the holidays. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburg, Kansas

Comfortable Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

We went to Elma to celebrate our grandparent's 70th wedding anniversary. The nearest hotel was almost 30 miles away. We were excited to find this house to rent for the night in nearby Alta Vista! This house was very clean, comfortable with plenty of space. The house is also located in a very charming neighborhood. We really enjoyed our stay!!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our first experience staying in a guesthouse and it was perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

Linda was so kind and helpful answering all questions we had nearly immediately. She was honest and worked with us to provide the best stay ever!! The guesthouse was clean, quiet, comfortable, and well stocked with everything we needed. The beds were so comfortable providing us with a great night sleep. It was a great experience all around and we are ready to go back!!!

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls Weekend

  • 4 of 5

Very nice house. There was a total of 8 of us in there and we where very comfortable. Plenty of room for all of us. My one sister in law wanted to take her bed with her. She said that was the best sleep she had in a long time. The only thing that could of made it better was if the wind was calm. We would of went out and did somethings that where close by. But we did not want to fight the wind. Plenty cook wear and dishes. Did not have to worry about bringing anything extra. She had it all there. Linda was very easy to work with. Even with this person not knowing how to run a TV with a CD player in it. We had a few hiccups but it was NOT at Linda hand's. In all the stay was great. If I every get the chance, I could stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Waterloo, Iowa
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 Beach
Car: necessary

There is a 25 mile plus bike trail that starts four miles from this property. Visit the Menonnite green houses in the area for the best annual plants each spring!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Alta Vista, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £72.21
Cleaning £25.27

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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