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Dessel Street Guest House: Family Friendly Home Close To Decorah, Iowa

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Full Bathrooms, Close To Decorah Iowa Attractions!

The Dessel Street Guest House is a two-story, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home located in Ossian, Iowa. We are a short 15 minute drive from Decorah, Iowa.

This home has three bedrooms to choose from on the second floor and sleeps 6. Bedrooms one and two have pillow top queen-sized beds, bedroom three has a full-sized bed. There is a full bathroom on the first and second floor. For your convenience we provide a washer and dryer on the first level; complementary laundry soap is provided. All linens and bath towels are provided.

The fully-equipped kitchen has everything you need to prepare and serve meals. We also provide dish soap, tinfoil, paper towels, trash bags, dish towels etc. Appliances include refrigerator, stove, microwave and dishwasher. There is a large table that seats 10 in the dining room to accommodate your group large or small. Off the dining room you will find a deck with table and chairs for alfresco dining or your morning coffee. You will find locally roasted coffee in our coffee bar area. Our living room has large comfy leather furniture. Step through the first floor living room into a relaxing three-season porch.

Our finished basement has tables and chairs for 24 people making this an ideal option for family reunions, retreats, meetings etc.

An attached two-stall garage is available for your use during your stay.

Come and enjoy northeast Iowa! We are a short 15 minute drive to Decorah, Iowa which has been recognized as one of the prettiest towns in the country by Forbes magazine and in the top 25 safest cities in Iowa.

Decorah area attractions include:

Fine dining

Sports Bars

Nationally recognized Toppling Goliath Brewery

Gourmet coffee houses

Trout Run Trail

Decorah Eagles/Fish Hatchery

Seed Savers

Oneota Food Coop

Winneshiek Farmer’s Market

Vesterheim Norwegian Museum

Van Peenen hiking/mountain bike trails

Decorah Ice Cave State Preserve

Dunning's Spring Park

Panoramic views Phelps or Palisades Park

Kayaking/canoeing/tubing on the Upper Iowa River

Trout stream/river fishing

Hunting

Snowshoeing

Cross country skiing

We are also a 35 minute drive to the Mississippi River area attractions (Harpers Ferry, McGregor, Prairie du Chien, Marquette).

More Details

Owner
Carolyn Hemesath
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Carolyn Hemesath

Welcome to the Dessel Street Guest House!

Northeast Iowa is a beautiful and friendly place to visit. Kevin and I (Carolyn) were born and raised here and know the area very well, in fact I grew up across the street. We will be happy to provide you with information regarding the local attractions and amenities.

We look forward to hosting you in our home. Please contact us with any questions you may have.

Kevin and Carolyn Hemesath

Location

Nearest Golf
1.1 Miles
Silver Springs Country Club
Car: necessary

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ossian in Winneshiek County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • There is a full bathroom on the first and second floors.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • This home has three bedrooms to choose from on the second floor and sleeps 6. Bedrooms one and two have pillow top queen-sized beds, bedroom three has a full-sized bed. I have sleeping bags for kids to sleep on the floor if needed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

Reviews

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Dessel Street Guest House: Family Friendly Home Close To Decorah, Iowa
average rating of 4.975 based on 40 reviews
5

Great place to stay for Luther College activities!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed as a group for my wife's 25th college reunion. and staying at the house was a great way for my wife to catch up with her college friends, one of which she hadn't seen in person for 14 years. We stayed from a Friday to Sunday, and it was very economical for us to use the house, plus my wife and her friends were able to visit and catch up in a much more comfortable setting than a hotel. The house is on a nice quiet street, is very well maintained and has the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. The fresh cookies and eggs were a very nice touch! The house is about 10-15 minutes from Decorah...and it did not look like there was a whole lot to do is Ossian, but it is a nice clean town (I would like to know the story behind the bikes hanging all over the downtown area, however) and served us well. Carolyn, the owner, was reachable by cell and text if we would have had any questions. or issues that needed immediate attention. There were a couple of minor items that I pointed out to her via text when we left, which I'm sure she addressed.

As far as the house, again it is very clean and well kept. All the items you would need for a stay are available. None of the bedrooms have bathrooms directly attached, but as this is an old house, I did not expect that. All three of the bedrooms are on the second floor, so if you have mobility issues, this may not be a good choice. One of the bathrooms is on the main floor, one on the second, both are full baths. There is a large dining room table, so those that stay at the house can enjoy meal together. There is also a very nice, enclosed, front porch on the house....a very nice place to sit and visit.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minnesota
5

Immaculate and adorable

  • 5 of 5

We were pleasantly surprised to find this comfortable home perfect for our family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice

  • 5 of 5

Nice house and location. Everything about it was great!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Des Moines
5

Clean, spacious, beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Dessel Guest House for 3 nights during RAGBRAI. It was perfect for our group of 7 -- plenty of room, never felt like we were stepping all over each other, and provided a great space for us to restfully recover after each day's ride. Carolyn and Kevin have done a superb job restoring, furnishing and decorating the home.

The beds were soft and comfy, the bathrooms clean and well done. The full kitchen was so handy. We spent every evening hanging out on the beautiful screened in front porch.

Also, Carolyn goes above and beyond to provide for her guests. She always responded quickly to questions and kept us up to date about RAGBRAI info from the neighboring towns. Our whole group was in awe!! Thank you so much for an amazing stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful clean great decor and welcoming hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Carolyn welcomed us with a plate of cookies and a clean wonderful home to stay in during our family reunion In Calmar. We enjoyed coffee on the porch. And games and breakfast at the beautiful farmhouse table. Our family enjoyed the house very much. We are done with hotel rooms! We will be back! Thank you Carolyn and Kevin for the fresh eggs as well! It also was so nice to have access to the garage and keep our cars out of the heat. Thanks so much!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Felt very much at home.

  • 5 of 5

House was set up with everything you would need for a stay. We were there with extended family. Used the enclosed porch for early morning playing games with grandchildren as the rest of the house slept.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Ossian, USA

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Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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