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Executive Ranch – for families and business travelers

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 4,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

An executive, modern ranch perfect for business travelers or family and friends getaways. Located in Urbandale, Iowa you are never more than 15 minutes away from the Des Moines hotspots and attractions:

- Downtown Des Moines (East Village Shops, Court Avenue Nightlife, sports teams like I-Cubs/Iowa Energy/Iowa Wild, and employers like Principal, Meredith, Nationwide, and ING)

- West Des Moines (Historic Valley Junction, Jordan Creek Mall, and employers like Wells Fargo, Farm Bureau, and Guide One)

- Grimes/Urbandale/Johnston (Lots of families, parks, and employers like Marsh, John Deere, and DuPont Pioneer)

- Clive Greenbelt (11.3 miles recreational trail curving through Polk and Dallas Counties)

- Altoona (Adventureland and Prairie Meadows Race Track & Casino)

This renovated ranch features a modern, open-concept living area. As you walk through the front door, the baby grand piano is eye catching against the picture windows overlooking a private, fenced-in yard. Love seats and side chairs await you to gaze outdoors or listen to tunes on the piano. The dining area and sunroom have sliding doors that open to the large patio with tasteful landscaping and a gas grill. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and all the essentials to allow you to prepare meals as if you were in your own home. A cozy couch, chairs, flat screen TV, gas fireplace and a convenient half bath round out the modern main-level living space.

Also on the main-level are three bedrooms and two baths. Fresh towels and bedding will be provided. The master bedroom features a king-size TempurPedic bed and an attached master bath with tiled shower, walk-in closet, and washer and dryer. The second bedroom has a queen-size pillow-top bed and the third bedroom has a crib (perfect for the infant travelers!) and a queen TempurPedic bed.

An open staircase leads to the lower-level where there is a full bathroom, king-size Sleep Number bed, queen bed, two twin beds, and a bonus room where an air mattress or toddler cots can be set up if needed. The striking feature of this fully finished, open-concept basement is the bar, an extra mid-sized refrigerator, plasma TV, DVD, and surround sound.

The newly opened Jackaline Baldwin Dunlap Park and Arboretum is just a half block away. The beautiful grounds lead you to the area bike path as well as the Coronado Park (public playground and basketball court). Also, Walker Johnston Park is less then a mile away. Complete with a massive playground, skateboard park, fishing pond, tennis courts, city ball diamonds and soccer fields. The Master Gardener Demonstration is just south of the ball diamonds at Walker Johnston Park!

More Details

Dana Davenport
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2017

About Dana Davenport

A retired couple that splits their time between daughters and grandchildren in the Midwest and East Coast. They have a love for landscaping and home projects, which you’ll have the opportunity to experience and appreciate when you visit. Daughter, Leslie, lives just five minutes away from the house and is available to assist guests with any questions during their visit.

Dana Davenport purchased this house in 2008

Why Dana Davenport chose Iowa

Des Moines is a prime Midwestern location. Close to Chicago, Minneapolis, Kansas City, and Omaha, it’s the perfect meeting spot for friends and family. With a growing number of large employer groups and recreational attractions for people of all ages, the Des Moines area is a great place to live and visit.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We all had a wonderful stay. The home is far more beautiful than pictures could depict, and the dogs LOVED the yard for play. Thank you!
Sep 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Urbandale in Polk County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bath (Main Level) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 (Main Level) - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 (Main Level) - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 (Lower Level) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 on the main bath has a whirlpool tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Lower Level Sleeping Area - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bonus/Sewing Room - 1 Single Bed , Twin is an aerobed that can be set up upon request
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(28 traveller reviews)

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Executive Ranch – for families and business travelers
average rating of 5.0 based on 44 reviews

This is a wonderful home! It's well maintained and family friendly (all ages).

  • 5 of 5

We came to Des Moines to visit with family. The challenge was finding accommodations for all ten of us in the same place that was affordable, spacious and centrally located. This house delivered big time! The bonus was that staying here saved us from having to drive all over town visiting with everyone, they would stop by to see us.

The gracious hospitality of the owners did not go unnoticed, it was felt throughout the home even in their absence. Anything a traveler might have forgotten or would like to have access to was made available. Such attention to detail. We've been professionals in the hospitality industry for 20+ years, travelled and stayed in many four star hotels, you can be counted among the best. Thank you:).

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was very accommodating. It had everything we could have needed and more. The owners were readily available for any questions. The house exceeded our expectations.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful executive home with an open floor plan that was perfect for our family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

Property was well appointed with an exceptional attention to each detail!

Just beautiful and serene and close to everything!!!!

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edina, MN

Our experience was awesome! Dana has everything covered. The property is beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

Dana has everything to welcome you to her lovely home. She has beautifully decorated home and has been very generous with what she shares with you. We enjoyed the Sonus sound system to the grand piano. Dana made the rent process very easy. Thank you for sharing your beautiful property with us!

The Scott's

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic home

  • 5 of 5

We spent the weekend here for a family birthday party. Great house with large dining-livining-kitchen area that is great for entertaining. One large dining table and another small table nearby. Nice yard on a dead end street with a small arboretum-park at the end of the street. The ground floor has 3 nice bedrooms and the basement has a bar-tv room with a large dome style sleeping area. Dana added another bed in an adjacent area. Just a beautiful home - would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful home, great for entertaining. Close to restaurants and shopping.Property was well equipped

  • 5 of 5

I appreciated how clean and comfortable this home was. We had our adult family here and everyone had their own space if desired. The kitchen had everything we needed and the neighborhood was quite. Thanks Dana and Phil for making our trip back to Des Moines after 20 years outstanding!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Urbandale, USA

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas 2017
20 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please inquiry for weekly pricing if desired.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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