The Strawtown Cottage - in downtown Pella

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Entire cottage hosted by Mary

6 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 2 bathrooms
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Completely remodeled 1865 original Strawtown Store of Pella conveniently located in one of the best small towns in Iowa.

Three blocks to downtown Pella, 1 1/2 blocks to West Market Park, 2 blocks to Central football, baseball and softball complex.

Enjoy the cottage charm with two private bed and bath suites, a family room with dining, full kitchen, front and side porch, laundry and large back yard. Off-street parking in the back.

Luxury sheets on queen beds await after your adventures.

The space
Not only is this one of the most convenient locations in Pella but it includes all of the conveniences.

Places for sleeping

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa, 1 airbed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable/satellite
Washing machine
Dryer
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Garden
Hair dryer

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4.99 out of 5 stars from 125 reviews

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Where you’ll be

Pella, Iowa, United States

Hosted by Mary

Joined in June 2017
  • 125 Reviews
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I have lived in Pella Iowa most of my life. I started in real estate in 1977 with my husband Gene Van Wyk who at that time was also a teacher in New Sharon, Iowa. He later became the guidance counselor at Pella Christian High. I continued on as a realtor in Pella and opened my own office called Home Realty Inc. in 1995. My husband passed away in 1998 of cancer. I stayed in Real Estate and have been purchasing older homes and renting them to my clients for temporary housing. In 2018, I started Airbnb to help serve visitors to our community. I started with the restoration of the original Stegman store in Pella which I purchased from the Historic Trust. I have remarried to Duane Van Maanen who is a retired carpenter. We have been doing a bit more traveling since my daughter has taken over the management of Home Realty. If you go to the (Website hidden by Airbnb) website you will still see my name as Mary Van Wyk as I kept it for business purposes. I also love to do flower gardening and garage sales to collect antiques. My husband is very social and likes to visit, however I like to visit but I am on the go and like to be out and about to see things. We work together on our different ambitions.
I have lived in Pella Iowa most of my life. I started in real estate in 1977 with my husband Gene Van Wyk who at that time was also a teacher in New Sharon, Iowa. He later became t…

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House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Check out: 11:00 am
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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