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STAY AT THE HISTORIC J.B. MCHOSE HOUSE, JUST 15 MIN. FROM IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY!

Donovan Olson

Advertiser since 2014
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Donovan Olson

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Speaks English
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STAY AT THE HISTORIC J.B. MCHOSE HOUSE, JUST 15 MIN. FROM IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Jefferson - J.B. McHose House East Unit!

Enjoy Dining & Shopping, Relax In The four Bedroom 2,200 Sq.Ft Home!

Enjoy a historic, spacious brick home 15 minutes from Ames, Iowa! The J.B. McHose House is located in the town of Boone (population 12,500) and is part of the downtown district. Guests are just a short walk from stores, restaurants and entertainment! Shop, dine, catch a movie at the local theater or enjoy a cold beverage at a nearby brewery – it’s all within walking distance!

Boone is a historic railroad town with a past rich in culture and pride. Enjoy a ride on the Chinese Steam locomotive at the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad; visit the historic birthplace of First Lady Mamie Eisenhower; play a round of golf or take a dip in the Boone Municipal Pool located in McHose Park (which was gifted to the city of Boone by J.B. McHose). Seven Oaks is also just a short drive where you can ski and snowboard in winter and rent canoes for a scenic ride down the Des Moines River in summer and fall.

Boone is also just 15 minutes away from Ames, Iowa, home of Iowa State University and the ISU Cyclones. Ames has many wonderful amenities, including the new Furman Aquatic Center, University Museums and Reiman Gardens. The possibilities for entertainment in the Boone and Ames area are endless!

History of the J.B. McHose Home:

J.B. McHose was the owner of a brick and tile manufacturing company in Boone. McHose was a progressive leader who led many projects to improve the community. An admirer of Teddy Roosevelt, McHose’ main interest was the development of parks for the enjoyment of the public. McHose and his wife donated the land and funds to the city with the intent to build a city park. McHose Park is the product of their generosity and is used year-round by hundreds of people. There is also a statue of Theodore Roosevelt in the park. Be sure to find it!

J.B. McHose built his home in 1910 with bricks from his brick and tile factory. The home is a duplex, but at the time was called a ”double-house”. With two four-bedroom homes (a West Unit and East Unit) that are 'book-matched' together in the center the home affords a great deal of living space. McHose and his wife lived in the East Unit while his mother lived in the West Unit. This listing is for the East Unit.

The exterior of the J.B. McHose House features hand-chiseled brick to give the appearance of rough stone, deep red mortar joints, horizontal bands of sandstone on the front and sides, low hip roofs with deep eaves, and “blind” entrances to each unit. These features were hallmarks of the Prairie School Style of Architecture that was appearing in the Midwest shortly after the turn of the century.

The J.B. McHose House East Unit offers approximately 2,200 square feet of living space. The first floor has an entry with a foyer, a hall with a beautiful open staircase, a large living room, large dining room and cozy office space with a half bath. The house also features a galley kitchen complete with dishes and cookware. All you need to do is bring the food! The second floor features four bedrooms and a bathroom with walk-in shower. On a hot summer day you can enjoy a cold glass of lemonade on the wonderful front porch.

Please be our guest at the J.B. McHose House East Unit!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Donovan Olson (Owner)
Advertiser since 2014
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About Donovan Olson

Boone is my home, where I went to school. I work as a city administrator and spend my free time restoring old homes. I have always been interested in the craftsmanship and beauty of old buildings and enjoy nothing more than bringing them back to life!

Donovan Olson purchased this house in 2010

Why Donovan Olson chose Jefferson

The J.B. McHose House is located in the town of Boone (population 12,500) and is part of the downtown district. Guests are just a short walk from stores, restaurants and entertainment! Shop, dine, catch a movie at the local theater or enjoy a cold beverage at a nearby brewery – it’s all within walking distance!

What makes this house unique

Boone is a historic railroad town with a past rich in culture and pride. Enjoy a ride on the Chinese Steam locomotive at the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad; visit the historic birthplace of First Lady Mamie Eisenhower; play a round of golf or take a dip in the Boone Municipal Pool located in McHose Park (which was gifted to the city of Boone by J.B. McHose). Seven Oaks is also just a short drive where you can ski and snowboard in winter and rent canoes for a scenic ride down the Des Moines River in summer and fall.

Boone is also just 15 minutes away from Ames, Iowa, home of Iowa State University and the ISU Cyclones. Ames has many wonderful amenities, including the new Furman Aquatic Center, University Museums and Reiman Gardens. The possibilities for entertainment in the Boone and Ames area are endless!

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

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Stay at the Historic J.B. McHose House, just 15 min. from Iowa State University!
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Stay at the Historic J.B. McHose House, just 15 min. from Iowa State University!
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Jefferson Iowa
Texas
5

Fabulous Stay

  • 5 out of 5
The house was fabulous! Donovan was wonderful to deal with, and our stay was great! We plan on staying in the house when we come to Iowa for future trips.
  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Stay at the Historic J.B. McHose House, just 15 min. from Iowa State University!
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Jefferson Iowa
British Columbia
5

GREAT CHARACTER HOME

  • 5 out of 5
Very comfortable, right from the moment we arrived, looked just like the photos. Donovan and his wife had lemonade and tea ready for us. Very clean and well kept. So nicely renovated keeping the history of the home. The kitchen had all the basics and a few extras. Plenty of space - we had 3 adults and 2 children and never once felt crowded. We could have easily slept more. There was movies and games for the kids, cable and internet access. Locally great restaurants and local brew pub - a big hit. All amenities are walkable. Comfortable furniture. Large dining for big dinners, comfortable office to read in. The porch was great to sit with morning coffee. Donovan was super helpful and quickly responded when we had questions. Both kids gave us unsolicited positive comments about the home and said they would miss the house when we left. Not a negative only feedback - there was no laundry facilities in the home, possibly plans for future and in the interim, Donovan offered to pick up and wash towels if we needed. Thanks so much for contributing to a great vacation. We highly recommend this home.
  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Stay at the Historic J.B. McHose House, just 15 min. from Iowa State University!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p557126vb
+1 -5152304598
Jefferson Iowa
5

Beautiful historic home and town!

  • 5 out of 5
We met our kids from the north here over Memorial Day weekend! Fantastic property, very comfortable. Great little town, great restaurants, antique stores and shopping. Comfy beds. We ate most meals on the front porch. Owner is very nice and thoughtful. We highly recommend this property and Boone Iowa!
  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
2.4 Miles
Boone Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Boone Depot
Nearest Golf
0.8 Miles
Cedar Pointe Golf Course
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
U.S. Highway 30
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Jimmy's Barbeque Pit
Nearest Ski
5.2 Miles
Seven Oaks Recreation
Nearest Beach
14.1 Miles
Don Williams Recreation Area
Car: recommended
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Jefferson, Iowa

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Summer season
22 May 2015 - 7 Sep 2015
2 night minimum stay
$428
for 2 nights
From
$161
$299
$3,099
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$383
for 2 nights
From
$139
From
$171
Fri,Sat
$1,199
$3,099
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 12.0%
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Jefferson in Iowa

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , First floor bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Second floor bathroom
  • Very nice recently renovated upstairs full bath and a half bath on the first floor for convenience.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • The East Unit has four bedrooms!
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
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