Charming Cottage in Vibrant College Town

Iowa City, IA, US
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My husband is a retired professor and I'm a travel writer. We travel a great deal and are pleased to have guests stay in our home and take care of our dog (a corgi) and two cats. They're low maintenance and allow guests plenty of time for

Home & location

Our charming home is in a residential neighborhood five blocks from downtown Iowa City. Filled with light and surrounded by flowers, it's a cozy retreat for guests. Iowa City itself is a quintessential college town, with great restaurants

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Our cats just need companionship, food, and someone to scoop their litter. They're young and affectionate and fun to have around. Our dog (a Cardigan Welsh Corgi) is a mellow, low-key dog. He has a fenced-in back yard and is happy to be

Meet the pets

  • Cody

    Cardigan Welsh Corgi

    7 years

  • Loki

    5 years

  • Freya

    5 years

Sitter feedback (7)


This was our 3rd house sit for Lori and they just keep getting better . This time we got the pleasure of seeing their spring flowers come to life. Although

Stayed · 16 May - 11 Jun 2021

Lori was an amazing host with amazing hospitality. Cody was so adorable, and Loki and Freya were quick to steal my heart as well. Iowa City was amazing

Stayed · 15 Oct - 28 Oct 2019

This was my 2nd time housesitting for Bob & Lori, and what a treat it was. The kitties were excited to get their old bud back for a few days, was able to

Stayed · 17 Aug - 21 Aug 2019

Lori & Bob are absolutely delightful! Their house is cozy, located within walking distance of downtown IC but just far enough from the crowds, have an

Stayed · 08 Jul - 19 Jul 2019

Lori and Bob are an amazing couple who are so warm and welcoming. They were so great with answering all our questions and having helpful brochures on what to

Stayed · 17 May - 20 May 2019

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