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Spacious & Inviting 4 BR Home Sleeps 10

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,041 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

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

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 an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 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.

Amenities

Beaverdale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2041 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
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
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1st Floor - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2nd floor middle - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4- smaller kids room - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2nd floor front - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This is a large bedroom with a sitting area and futon.
  • 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
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Spacious & Inviting 4 BR Home Sleeps 10
average rating of 4.793103 based on 29 reviews
5

Roomy/Cozy and well kept home in a lovely Des Moines Neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful visit to Des Moines and we owe a lot of it to our amazing accommodations. The house was beautiful with incredible character and charm. We found that we felt at home right away and we were able to cook family dinners in the well stocked kitchen. If we ever find ourselves back in Des Moines we will be sure to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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4

The house was great, spacious and clean. Funky stove though. Backyard was spacious but no upkeep

  • 4 of 5

All in all we loved it, close to our meetings. Would rent again.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect, start to fiinish

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great, start to finish. Enjoyed the home and our stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The house was great!

  • 5 of 5

Clean-tons of storage-great bedrooms-air conditioned which is great for an older home. Nice neighborhood. Large dining room. Just overall a very nice experience. Thank you Leslie!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beaverdale Bonanza

  • 5 of 5

The house couldn't have been any better, as far as appropriate space, cleanliness, location, outside seating, and condition of furniture. My relatives would definitely use the same house again. Much thanks to Leslie!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great size! Loved our stay!

  • 4 of 5

Great house!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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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

Beaverdale House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Iowa State Fair 2017
Aug 9 2017 - Aug 21 2017
1 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Late Aug. 2017
Aug 22 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 16 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$395
 
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 15 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$395
 
 
Spring 2018
Apr 19 2018 - Jun 10 2018
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$330
$2,000
$7,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

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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