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

Sleeps6
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 a few hours
Response rate
90%
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

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

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Ossian

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • Stove
  • 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:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • 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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5

Exceptionally clean, comfortable, attractive!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Dessel Street Guest House! We felt very welcome due to the welcome message, fresh cut flowers, and cheese/cracker tray. What a nice touch! The beds were very comfortable, the screen porch was lovely for morning and evening conversation, all the spaces were more than adequate in size and comfort. We will definitely stay here again!

We had a heavy rain/thunderstorm and the host stopped by to make sure everything was OK. We appreciate the care and concern from the owners.

  • Review Submitted: 10/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome, clean house!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, welcoming home! Everything was perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 04/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

An absolutely lovely home with everything you could possibly need! Delightful.

  • Review Submitted: 29/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Top of the Homes.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in several houses the past 9 years; Dessel Guest House is the TOP.

  • Review Submitted: 20/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed her for a girls weekend trip. Carolyn was amazing she brought us farm fresh and a fruit, meat and cheese tray which we enjoyed. The place is so homey and just beautiful. It was so cozy and inviting. Will be staying again soon.

Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 02/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Home -- Hostess with the Gift of Hospitality

  • 5 of 5

The Dessel Street Guest Home was everything, and more, than the pictures and reviews show.

My family and I LOVED this home. We arrived later in the evening to a welcoming light on the countertop, real flowers in the kitchen and both bathrooms, fresh farm eggs and a cheese and fruit platter in the refrigerator.

There were many other special touches, big fluffy towels, flannel sheets on the beds, thick rugs in the bathrooms, big bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body wash. Did I mention the real flowers in the bathrooms and kitchen :)

While you are in the area, try The Fort (bar and restaurant) in Fort Atkinson, and Horsfalls in Lansing (about 40 minutes northeast). Hidden treasures in a very rustic setting (don't let the outside intimidate you-it's fun to see what you can dig up in this store), and the IGA in Lansing has the biggest chocolate covered raisins we have ever seen (yes, worth the trip).

On a last note, I know the Gift of Hospitality when I see it, and Carolyn has this gift. It is clear that she enjoys making her home special for her guests.

I would definitely recommend The Dessel Street Guest House.

  • Review Submitted: 24/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Golf
1.1 Miles
Silver Springs Country Club
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Ossian

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Owner accepts payment in:
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1 night minimum stay
AU$202
AU$1,062
 

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100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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