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Carmen's Cozy Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

Family Friendly cottage on a working farm, relaxed and casual.

3 bedrooms 1 bath Cottage Rent by the day or week. 4.5 miles from historic Kalona. 35 miles from Amana Colonies. Located on a hobby farm with friendly farm animals. Kid and family friendly, and also a nice quiet get away for couples. Several local Restaurants, pubs, and shopping. Full fresh farm breakfast on weekends. You can come and go all day and feel free to sit by a fire pit in the yard in the evening. 20 minutes from Iowa City. There is a big yard for relaxing or playing. Sleeps 8 in beds. Air mattresses available.

Carmen Kiefer
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Limited Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Carmen Kiefer

We have 7 children with only one left at home. We both work full time and keep busy during our time off with our animals and hobby farm. We love our peaceful setting and view, and we like to share it with others.

What makes this cottage unique

Out in the country. Farm experience. Beautiful star filled sky at night. Huge yard to play and relax


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Wellman in Washington County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , walk in shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Living room sleeper sofa
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
Grocery/Dining/Indoor recreation/fitness facilities within 5 miles.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Carmen's Cozy Cottage
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews

Charming, Relaxing, Don't miss this one!

  • 5 of 5

What a relaxing place to stay! Comfy living area and comfy beds, doesn't get any better than that! Oh, but wait....it does! The breakfasts were to die for! More than we expected, more than we deserved. Would recommend this to anyone. And if you have kids, they will LOVE all the animals.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little get away out in the country

  • 5 of 5

Our family of seven stayed at Carmens cozy cottage for the weekend. It's about a half hour from Kinnick Stadium. We enjoyed the homemade farm style breakfast, the farm animals and the comfortable home. We had delicious dinners in Kalona which was only 4 miles away. I would recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely the best in Iowa

  • 5 of 5

This rental unit has it all. In country charm, cats, dogs, cattle, pigs, ducks, rabbits and horses. Large yard area for kids to play and enjoy. No crime here, one of the safest spots in the world. Morning sunrises and evening sunsets with the sound of birds chirping. The owners are two of the nicest people you will ever meet. Thier weekend breakfast is beyond describing, multiple choices with organic raised range eggs and pork. Totally awesome. Don't pass up the chance to stay here.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

A great place to stay. It was very clean and the breakfast was delicious and unexpected! Would definitely recommend this place!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxation, rejuvenation, and the perfect house!

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to get away from awful things such as alarm clocks and just focus on relaxing and reconnecting. We hadn't been to the Kalona area before. We arrived with plans for our five days, bringing along some steaks to grill. And then I saw the big and spotless farmhouse kitchen with the antique sink. I announced to my husband that I simply must cook here. We ended up making all of our meals there but one and ate them at the big table in the sun room/enclosed porch, enjoying the great views of the farm. We never do this when we head out for long weekends, so I'll just say the kitchen inspired me! We visited the local groceries to find great veggies and meats, with Carmen's excellent guidance. She also shared some things from her own freezer to make our stay perfect. The house itself felt spacious to us, and was clean as a whistle. Someone has put a lot of love into the house, updating where necessary but keeping features such as the beautiful wooden floors. The pigs, cows, barn cats, and horses were very friendly. Carmen spoiled us with cinnamon rolls, eggs from her chickens, wine, and fruit. We found everything we needed in the kitchen to make some incredible meals during our stay. We also found beautiful antique china in the cupboards that was too beautiful to ignore. We carried our plates out to the sun room to watch the farm come to life or wind down for the night. Fun places to visit: Stringtown Grocery, Kalona Creamery, the general stores in the area, and we even made it to the Iowa City Farmers Market. Beds are cozy in the house, too! Come here when you want to get away from it all. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Reunion

  • 4 of 5

The house worked well for our family get together. The kids enjoyed the country setting and the farm animals.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Cedar Rapids, Eastern Iowa Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Wellman, Kalona, Riverside Casino and Golf
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Mount Pleasant
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 22
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Pub, Mexican, Cafe, Bakery
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Coralville Resevoir
Car: necessary

25 miles to U of I Hospital


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Wellman, 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 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Hawkeye game special! we will drop you at stadium and pick you up after game!

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.
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