Large Brick Ranch Home with Pool and Tennis and Basketball Court
About Jody Eastman
We are a family of six with mom, dad, two boys and two girls. Mom is a medical NP and dad was a Executive Director with various Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Dad currently operated a Sports Program on our In Town Acreage where we provide various sports and day care activities for older children. Dad also is a real estate agent that would be happy to put you up for FREE if you are in town looking to buy a house in the Des Moines area.
Why Jody Eastman chose Urbandale
We thought we would trust VRBO with our most popular house because of the Swimming Pool and Tennis and Basketball courts that we have to offer. The house has the main or bigger first floor kitchen but also has a lower level kitchen in a nice basement with bigger daylight windows. You can rent the whole 5 bedroom house and sleep as many as 18 in beds... as the $225 per night price reflects but if it is too much house and money then rent just part of the house you can rent the main floor which is the 3 bedroom 1.5 bathroom or the lower level with 2 bedrooms and a 3/4 bathroom. Again this is a house and not a duplex more like a house with a mother in law suite. This home will give you different price points based on your budget.
What makes this House unique
We encourage you to rent the whole 5 bedroom house but if it is too big and the money is too much then ask me about how you can rent the main floor which is the 3 bedroom 1.5 bathroom or rent the lower level with 2 bedrooms and a 3/4 bathroom. This home will give you different price points based on your budget. This home is NOT a duplex but just stay in part of the house for less money. Benefits include multiple recreational activities. A PRIVATE MEADOWS ASSOCIATION swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts are located just a cross the street from the house and a playground just a couple blocks away.
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 12 (sleeps up to 12 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 18
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Clean home with great neighborhood pool across the street.
The house was clean and had everything we needed to have a fun time with friends and family. The carpet was updated and very clean. The listing was accurate. The pool across the street was very nice. There was a great grocery store 0.4 miles away which was helpful. The home is older, but had good use of the space and many TV's.
Needs some repair. Previous renters smoked in the downstairs and one bedroom upstairs.
Good location but house was not very clean and people had smoked in most rooms.
Home was as advertised. Good location for what we wanted to do. Close to shopping too. Home was clean. Easy access from the street. I would recommend this home. It's located in a nice residential area. Was able to have the entire family stay in this one place. We had a great time.
Thank you Scott !
You and your family were great. I am happy that the home was large enough so that your entire family could stay and sleep in our home. We have added extra beds (11 total) to accommodate large families so everyone can be under one roof. We have gradually, week by week, put a lot of money into the house and has had a complete make over since we opened our doors a few months ago.
We are glad that you and your family had a great time. You will be welcomed back in the future with open arms. You will get a discounted rental rate next time.
Thanks Again and Take Care.
Definately a keeper!
Even though the home is still in the midst of some minor remodeling, we had a wonderful stay and had all the amenities of home, plus some! The home was large enough to easily accommodate 8+ adults for a week without running into each other all day. We were pleased to find not one or two but SEVEN TV's in the home. No need to fight over the remote! Wonderfully comfortable beds in a variety of sizes and made for sleeping in later (if one so desired!) The home was in a nice quiet neighborhood easily accessible to nearby stores and attractions. Despite getting rain EVERY day we were there, we would have had use of a nice patio and grill on the property in addition to a swimming pool and tennis court across the street that are strictly for folks living in that neighborhood. We also had a small reunion of cousins while there and Jody was gracious and brought extra tables and folding chairs to the home to accommodate us. He also offered us use of separate facility several miles from the property that had we chosen to utilize it would have given us even more room for our reunion plus the ability to play volleyball or basketball indoors! Jody was prompt in answering any questions that came up and was pleasant to work with from the beginning to end of our search for accommodations and subsequent stay. Definitely a keeper for future family events!
Nice size, clean
The roof is leaking. Some maintenance and repairs have been overlooked. There are a lot of beds with clean bedding, lots of towels. Kitchen is OK on appliances. Having the pool across the street was great! We spent a lot of time there with small grandchildren using the wading pool as well.
Yesterday the roof had a complete tear off and replacement. Yes the roof leaked BUT in just two areas of the house....in the four season room and in the half bathroom in the master bedroom (leaked around the plumbing vent pipe)
These other maintenance items are fixed now(mainly painting) but before these were fixed ….at each renter's request .... the renters did not think they were big enough concerns to have us do work while they were there. We have had families stay at our place non stop since we started renting through VRBO and families did not ever want us to fix the little things or paint while they stayed in the house. That is understandable. Again, Most families, ( and I thought this family also) said they did not care about little things ( again these little maintenance items were finished during this 4 day break from renters )
The house rent was priced accordingly with these little things that needed to be done. Now that they are done and the house is very clean and has lots of beds and has upgraded appliances, we are thinking of raising our price in the future. The pool has been a HUGE hit with our guests and is another reason, besides the size of the house, that we have been booked so much this summer.
With the awesome new roof and the REMOVAL of the large over grown bushes that were at the front of the house (now you can see the beautiful brick ) these improvements have done wonders to the curb appeal.
The Flemings were a nice family and I am glad the house worked out for them. We are sorry that we had some minor leaks but we hope they still enjoyed their stay in our spacious clean home.
If your group has a need for a park like setting and shelter for a party or gathering … then just send me a message. I live on a acreage just 5 miles away. we have a 42 x 72 gym on the property complete with basketball court, volleyball court and baseball batting tunnel. Soccer clinics are also conducted inside....
Socials or parties or family reunions can utilize our property and grounds as we have lots of green space and a baseball field, Zip Line and waterslide plus wagon rides if your children want a ride plus a train ride in plastic barrels.
Just let me know and I will let you know what it takes to secure it as it depends on the time of year and demand.