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Rapid City Red House - Best Location in Rapid City

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Two-bedroom Home With Garage In Historic West Boulevard Neighborhood

This home will be a great headquarters for your Black Hills vacation. It features two small bedrooms with queen beds, and a comfortable couch for a fifth person to sleep on. The kitchen has all you will need for basic meals.

Enjoy your morning coffee while sitting on the covered front porch, and eat your meals on the porch or the side patio. Watch the many varieties of bees pollinate the xeriscaped front yard, and be sure to harvest some of the sage and thyme growing there for your meals. Lettuce, chard, kale and cilantro are currently harvestable in the greenhouse, and we are happy to cut a bag for you if you are interested.

Inside, the house is comfortable. It has a new furnace that keeps the winter at bay and central air conditioning keeps the house cool in the summer. The bathroom includes a bath/shower and a clothes washer and dryer.

The attached garage will fit one car and several bicycles, or several motorcycles if that’s your ride. You will appreciate it in the summer when afternoon thunderstorms can roll in, sometimes with hail.

More Details

Hans Stephenson
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

About Hans Stephenson

We own the local fly-fishing shop, which Hans manages full time while Christine works as a physical therapist. Elsa, our 6-year-old, helps us with the gardening and keeps us moving.

Hans Stephenson purchased this house in 2008

Why Hans Stephenson chose Black Hills

We purchased this house because we love the neighborhood. Christine grew up in the West Boulevard area. It's a friendly neighborhood that is clean, has many beautiful historic homes, and is close to where we work and play.

What makes this house unique

You can't beat our location for access to festivities and cultural events in downtown city, and we also have great access to in-town trails for biking, hiking and running. Plus, all of the attractions you want to see in the Black Hills are within an hour drive.

We have enjoyed many dinners outside on the patio or on the front porch saying hello to neighbors as they walk by and enjoying the landscaping.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Rapid City in Central Pennington

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(34 traveller reviews)

Rapid City Red House - Best Location in Rapid City
average rating of 4.7941175 based on 34 reviews
Gilford, NH, USA

Excellent location from which to access the Black Hills sites. The house was a comfortable space.

  • 5 of 5

The red house was in good condition and in a nice neighborhood. Everything worked as expected. The living room, dining, kitchen areas were generous. The kitchen was well equipped and easy to work in. The bed was comfortable. We even had a garage for our car!

Rapid City is very walkable. We enjoyed walking downtown to the restaurants and museums. This was an excellent location to get to the many sites in the Black Hills area. Don't miss the Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway.

The only thing I'd change is the garden between the sidewalk and curb in front of the house and along St. James St. Hans doesn't seem to have enough time to keep them weeded which diminishes the curb appeal. Perhaps it would be better to restore them to grass.

Overall this was a great property which we highly recommend. We would rent there again if we return to Rapid City.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfy and convenient

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house as our home away from home while visiting family over the Christmas holidays. We loved it! There was homemade candy on the table for us upon arrival. The place is clean and in a quiet neighborhood and very conveniently located! It was nice to have all the comforts of home including the washer and dryer. I can't think of anything to complain about this property. Thank you Hans and Christine!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Central Black Hills location

  • 5 of 5

We are so happy we decided to stay at the little red house. It was close to all the places we wanted to see in the area. Great to have a place where you could cook or barbecue if you wanted to. Lots of basic kitchen provisions were provided as well as ice cream and fresh baked cookies on arrival. A large outdoor vegetable garden was producing which the owners allowed us to pick from. What a treat! We would definitely recommend this place to anyone planning to visit the area.

Roy and Deborah

Folsom, Ca

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house & great location

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing your house with us! We loved the house - it had great historic charm and was in a great central location - we could walk downtown and to the Dinosaur Park and there were lots of places to run. It was a great starting point for our week of SD adventures. We appreciated the homemade cookies and the "things to do" book. The house had everything we needed as far as being able to prepare all meals, do laundry, etc. The invitation to share in the garden's bounty was also much appreciated! Thank you so much for a great experience. We highly recommend this house and the wonderful owners!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay here! It wa the perfect place for us. Very quiet neighborhood. We would stay here again & recomend to anyone!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Home Base for Black Hills Adventures

  • 5 of 5

My family of six recently stayed in the Red House for three nights on the first leg of our "Epic Western Adventure". We found the house to be very comfortable and a perfect home base for our Black Hills vacation. It was very clean and had all the amenities we needed. The kitchen was well stocked for cooking dinners "at home" and the bedrooms were comfortable. The location was convenient for visiting Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park, Deadwood, and Wind Cave NP. We also enjoyed walking around downtown Rapid City and seeing the president statues. Don't hesitate to book this place for your visit to Rapid City!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Rapid City Airport
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Pactola Reservoir
Car: recommended

This house is located just west of west boulevard in a very walkable, bike-able location. The house is one mile from downtown, one mile from two grocery stores, and four blocks from wilson park. The bike path that winds through rapid city is also just one mile away, which means you are minutes from great fishing, biking and running.

Rapid city has in the past few years created miles of great mountain biking, trail running and hiking trails right in town. This house is one mile from the m hill trails (hansen larson memorial park) and about four blocks from the nearest skyline drive trailhead.

Downtown rapid city offers year-round activities, including an artists' market and fountains in the summer and an ice skating rink in the winter. All of these activities are an easy 20-minute walk from this house.

Rapid city is a great headquarters for your black hills vacation. Head north to spearfish canyon or deadwood, south to custer state park, crazy horse and mount rushmore, or east to the badlands. From this house, you won't be more than an hour away from any attraction you choose.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Rapid City, South Dakota

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Rally Week
7 Aug 2017 - 12 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Shoulder season Fall 2017
22 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £154.61
Cleaning Fee £46.38 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change without notice. For Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Rates please inquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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