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Donovan Olson

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
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Stay at the Historic J.B. McHose House, minutes from Hilton Coliseum in Ames!

14 Reviews
People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

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

Enjoy Skiing, Dining & Shopping, Relax In The four bedroom 2,000 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)
Member since: 2014
Speaks English

About Donovan Olson

Boone is my home, where I went to school. I work during the day 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 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!

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!

Reviews

4.9
based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

Stay at the Historic J.B. McHose House, minutes from Hilton Coliseum in Ames!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Not only was the home beautifully restored, it was superbly supplied with everything that we needed. We were in Boone for a family wedding and really enjoyed the opportunity for the groomsmen to be able to gather together in the historic McHose House to dress for the wedding. We loved sitting on the porch in the morning for a cup of coffee and fresh air. We had our three grandsons (2yr, 3yr and 7yr) and they were able to play together indoors and in the yard -sooooo much better than trying to keep them quiet in a motel! The House was so clean and comfortable that we wanted to just stay beyond the wedding!! I loved all the authentic historic features of the house and working with Donovan was wonderful. We hope to come back and see what he does with the carriage house out back!! THANK YOU for a lovely experience. We would absolutely recommend this House if you are in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gaithersburg, MD
5

Lovely character, clean, and plenty of amenities!

  • 5 of 5

This property was absolutely ideal for our family reunion. It felt like a real home and was full of class as well as function for all ages (baby and up). Everything we needed or could think of was included in the home rental from spices, paper towells, nice bedding, dishes, plenty of towells, games, movies, etc. We most definitely will choose this rental again and again for our perfect family reunion. The porch was also a dream!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very impressed, great for my young family! We can't wait to stay again

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful little home in downtown Boone. We loved how close everything was and to also be close to the old downtown area made our vacation more delightful. We have a lot of young children and were worried to stay in an older home, but it was equipped for young children from the extra crib stored in the closet to an extra booster seat as well. We felt very much at home away from home. We have family in Ames and look forward to staying here again the next time we come out. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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there were seven of us staying there and lots of family coming and definitely wilwe had a wonderful

  • 4 of 5

we had a wonderful time the house was gorgeous Donovan was easy to work with we had 7 people staying there and lots of family coming and going for a family reunion and it was perfect will definitely use it again someday

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quaint, Quiet and Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We came down from the Twin Cities for a big age-group swim meet in Ames for the weekend. Hotel room prices skyrocketed due to the high demand (kids coming to swim from the surrounding states). We were lucky to find the J.B. MCHose house! The attention to detail was appreciated, including condiments in the fridge, ample kitchen supplies, plates, utensils, papertowels, dishsoap...etc. There was even new soap, shampoo and conditioner waiting for us in the bathroom. Towels and sheets were provided, beds were made. The house was within walking distance of restaurants and Walgreens for last minute supplies. The town of Boone was quaint, peaceful and quiet. We are definitely planning on making a stay at the J.B McHose a yearly tradition!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
5

Beautiful and spacious restored home

  • 5 of 5

Donovan's rental was the perfect place for our large group celebrating a graduation at ISU. So nice to all be under one roof as opposed to multiple hotel rooms maybe not even together. About a 20 minute drive to Ames. Always nice to have the kitchen to prepare some of our meals. It was fairly well appointed, maybe some larger pans/skillet but we made due. Internet access was out but I think that was a temporary problem. Place was very clean and beds were comfortable. Thank you Donovan!!

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

The J.B. McHose House is located in downtown Boone. 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 – all within a short walking distance!

Boone is a historic railroad town with a past rich in culture and pride. Enjoy a ride on a steam locomotive at the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad; visit the historic birthplace of First Lady Mamie Eisenhower; play a round of golf on area courses or take a dip in the Boone Municipal Pool located in McHose Park. Seven Oaks Recreation 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 the fall.

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

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Boone, Iowa

Rental Basis:
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Summer 2016
1 Apr 2016 - 7 Sep 2016
2 night minimum stay
£255
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£106
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£149
Fri,Sat
£722
£1,955
 
 
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£255
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£722
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £38 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Boone, USA

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
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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