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Spacious & Inviting 4 BR Home Sleeps 10

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

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Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights


Beaverdale House Rental Photos and Description

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 Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Leslie Gearhart
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 9, 2016

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 traveler 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!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: 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!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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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.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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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!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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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

Beaverdale House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Sep 15 2016 - Nov 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
5 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 19 2016 - Dec 26 2016
5 night minimum stay
Iowa State Fair 2017
Aug 9 2017 - Aug 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $150

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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Beaverdale House Accommodation and Amenities

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 , Newly remodeled with walk in shower with built in seat.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Of course there is also a sink and vanity. Newly remodeled.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1st Floor - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2nd floor front - 1 queen , This is a large bedroom with a sitting area.
    Bedroom 2nd floor middle - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4- smaller kids room - 2 twin/ single
  • 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 Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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