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Spacious & Inviting 4 BR Home Sleeps 10

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

Spacious, 4 Br, 2 Bath, Quiet Home. Comfortably Sleeps 10 People.

More photos coming soon! This entire 2000+ sq.ft., 4 BR home is for your private use. It is located in a quiet neighborhood. It will comfortably sleep 10. There are 3 queen size beds, 2 twin beds and a futon.

The 1st floor has a large BR w French foors opening to the private back yard, formal dining room, laundry, large living room, sun room off living room has futon couch. The kitchen is well equipped. Remodeled bath w walk-in shower.

2nd floor has 3 more bedrooms, one a large suite w sitting area. There is a remodeled full bath with tub/shower upstairs.

More Details

Owner
Leslie Gearhart
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 January, 2017

About Leslie Gearhart

I was born in Newton, Iowa and have lived in DSM since 1984. I was co-owner of Metropolitan Properties for 19 years. We were a woman owned company that started by purchasing substandard central city properties we rehabbed ourselves to provides safe rental housing for women and their children primarily. In 2000 we won a 7 month long fight to save the Arlington and Hallet apartment buildings from demolition in downtown Des Moines. We had both buildings placed on the National Historic Register. They are located at 1301 & 1305 Locust St. adjacent to the Pappajohn Sculpture Park in the Western Gateway. We sold those 2 builldings and most of the 152 units we had aquired over the years to slow down. My former business partner kept one of our buildings and I started HomeBaseDSM to provide short term, furnished rental housing.

Leslie Gearhart purchased this house in 2014

Why Leslie Gearhart chose Des Moines

I made an offer to buy this house the first time I saw it. I love older homes, love Des Moines, and the Beaverdale neighborhood is teriffic. I have made a living rehabbing older properties in Des Moines for over 25 years and while I wanted to slow down, I am not ready to retire. This property had fairly good care over its interesting life. However it still required significant investment in rehab and updates. Just the thing I love to do.

What makes this house unique

This home has a great vibe and it very comfortable to be in. It has beautiful hardwood floors downstairs, a fireplace and large livingroom. I fell in love with the private back yard. I also love that it is within walking distance of the Beaverdale Business district.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Spacious & Inviting 4 BR Home Sleeps 10
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews
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Happy Family Christmas

  • 5 of 5

This house gave my family an opportunity to be together in a very comfortable setting. The children grew up in Northwest Des Moines and though we have all moved to other areas, this is where we wanted to spend Christmas--together, plus 4 grandchildren! The only thing the little girls missed was snow!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of space for our group. There were sub zero temps this weekend, but we stayed snug and warm!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Fun Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed our family Christmas here. The house was so clean and inviting, and it was a great place for all of us to enjoy our early Christmas together. Family members with a new baby who live nearby were able to join us throughout the week end. Hopefully we can return sometime soon!!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Home Away

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful home was perfect for our family of 5 to spend Thanksgiving near grandparents. Great location provides easy walking to stores & restaurants in Beaverdale neighborhood. The home is very comfortable and nicely appointed. Kitchen had everything we needed. Will definitely rebook on future visit!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, clean and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Our group of seven was back in Des Moines for our annual reunion. The house worked out great for us – it was fully stocked with everything we needed. There was a “welcome basket” of coffee, candy and snacks – a nice touch. A great location. Leslie was very responsive via email. We would definitely consider staying there again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house.

  • 5 of 5

Great house. Very neat and clean and accommodating. We enjoyed our stay and the creaky floors!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Des Moines International
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Good Sons & Christopher's
Nearest Golf
2.4 Miles
Waveland Golf Course- Public Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-80
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Good Sons & Christopher's
Nearest Beach
4.8 Miles
Gray's Lake
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Beaverdale, Iowa

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
May/June
1 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$464
 
 
Iowa State Fair 2017
9 Aug 2017 - 21 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$464
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$398
A$2,388
A$7,960
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$199
Refundable Damage Deposit A$265

Absolutely no smoking in the home. Please dispose of any smoking litter. Sorry, no pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Beaverdale, Iowa

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2041 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1st floor - toilet , shower enclosure , Newly remodeled with walk in shower with built in seat.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower) , Of course there is also a sink and vanity. Newly remodeled.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1st Floor - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2nd floor front - 1 large double bed , This is a large bedroom with a sitting area.
    Bedroom 2nd floor middle - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4- smaller kids room - 2 single bed
  • 1st floor bedroom is large and opens into private back yard. It has a queen bed and lots of closet/drawer/shelf space. The other 3 bedrooms are upstairs. New mattresses and nice linens.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis