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Leslie Gearhart

Member since: 2014
Speaks english

Spacious & Inviting 4 BR Home Sleeps 10

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Photos and Description of this Beaverdale holiday house

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.

  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leslie Gearhart (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks english

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.


based on 13 traveller reviews

Spacious & Inviting 4 BR Home Sleeps 10
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

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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What a great alternative to a nasty Hotel

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 9 guys in town for 9 days on business and this house was the perfect solution. Saved us a ton over Hotel cost. Thanks a ton Leslie.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming house, perfect for a group

  • 5 of 5

Was in town for a work-related conference at the Iowa Events Center. Easily housed all of us comfortably. Several cute shops less than a mile away, and only a short drive to reach other locations in town. Lovely patio with tons of seating that was perfect in the evenings. We thouroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed four days in this clean comfortable house. It was minutes from everywhere we wanted to go from capital hill to the I Cubs to the amusement park. Enjoy your stay, we did.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home with plenty of room!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our girlfriend get-away! We had plenty of room to spread out. We especially appreciated a bed for each of the 6 of us ~ which were very comfortable. Everything was clean and well maintained. The AC worked great during the July heat wave! Leslie was very helpful and easy to communicate with.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property, Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Beaverdale home! We were in Des Moines for a family reunion, and it was the perfect set up for several of us to come back to each night and relax and unwind. Large rooms accommodated each family member, and the beds were all very comfortable. The air conditioning worked very well, as well as the ceiling fans in the rooms kept things comfortable. The home had everything we needed for a home away from home. We felt completely safe as well. Leslie was wonderful to work with and very responsive from the beginning. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Good Sons & Christopher's
Nearest Beach
4.8 Miles
Gray's Lake
Car: recommended


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
Fall 2016
15 Sep 2016 - 15 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2016
20 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
5 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
19 Dec 2016 - 26 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
Iowa State Fair 2017
9 Aug 2017 - 21 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$263
Cleaning Fee A$197

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2041 sq. ft.
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • 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