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Phil and Dana

Member since: 2014
Speaks English

Executive Ranch – for families and business travelers

People12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Urbandale

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!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Phil and Dana (Property Manager)
Member since: 2014
Speaks English

About Phil and Dana

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.

Phil and Dana purchased this house in 2008

Why Phil and Dana 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 manager

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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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)
Executive Ranch – for families and business travelers
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews
Leavenworth, KS
5

Beautiful well kept home---perfect for our sibling reunion!

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed this home----everything about it was first rate to include the decor, landscaping, ambiance, and kitchen equipment. The main floor is open concept with a large table that could seat 12. The fenced-in back yard with a large patio was another great space for gathering with numerous chairs provided. It also had two refrigerators. There's a lovely arboretum at the end of this quiet block and a grocery store nearby. Leslie was so helpful and met us at the house to show us around the property. (She is five minutes away in case there are any problems.). This is an exceptional property-----would definitely rent again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Girls Only Gathering

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic home to enjoy 12 longtime friendships from local residents to out of state travelers. We thoroughly enjoyed the spacious layout of the property along with the beautiful furnishings and decor. Leslie was such a sweetheart with her on the spot attentiveness with our slight WiFi question. The cleanliness of the entire property inside and out is impeccable. This property was a lucky find for us; we plan on returning year after year! So many added welcoming touches were waiting for us and much appreciated! We found bottled water in the bathrooms, York mints beside each bed, and a very nice "goodie" basket and welcome note by the front door. Top of the line beds were so comfy! Outside furnishings were a joy to use for a cup of coffee in the morning as we enjoyed more "girl chatter" and the beautiful landscaping. The beautifully stocked kitchen was also a plus. All you need is right here for a fabulous stay. There are lots of things to do in the Des Moines area but we all were so content to just sit and visit, most of us never left the house! If you need a morning walk, just a short half block takes you to a beautiful trail park. Awesome! Endless thanks to the owners for giving us the opportunity to use your home.

Chris from Illinois

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect-nothing left undone!!!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect floor plan for our family of 10 - we used every inch and enjoyed it so much! We cooked, visited, played cards, the little ones played in the 4 season porch, all in view of one another! We also enjoyed watching the birds and squirrels in the backyard. Also the piano was used for music on Sunday morning while we worshipped together as a family.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home with all the Perks!

  • 5 of 5

We love this vacation home! This is our second year in a row for an excellent long weekend. There is lots of room, very clean and a wonderful yard! The owner is easy to communicate with and very helpful. The Des Moines metro area has lots to offer with a huge farmers market on Saturday mornings, awesome shopping, restaurants and great bike trails. We would recommend this vacation home to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for a family weekend with our grown children. Des Moines is a fairly central location for us. This home is beautiful, well appointed, and comfortable with lots of room to gather as well as get a little space of ones own. Leslie was great with communication regarding any questions. If our kids don't move, we will be staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply Amazing House!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were celebrating my parent's 50th wedding anniversary and chose Des Moines for a central location. Since we wanted to be all together, we opted to rent a house instead of staying in a hotel. We couldn't have been more pleased with this house!! Extremely easy to get to from every direction. Also very easy to get around for shopping and eating in Des Moines.

And this house .... the pictures on the internet do NOT do it justice!! From the first moment you walk in, you will be awe-struck and amazed! It is absolutely beautiful and spacious. There was so much room upstairs, we barely used the basement besides for sleeping. We had numerous conversations going on upstairs in the different sitting areas. And there was enough room in the kitchen for all of us!!! :) Our family absolutely loved the music system in the house. We also made use of the baby grand piano ... the grandkids have all had piano lessons, so that made us 'old folks' happy! There is a nice fenced-in back yard that has beautiful landscaping. We were happy to use the grill on the patio, too. There is ample parking for numerous cars, also. And there was plenty of sleeping space for more than 12!! And there were plenty of bathrooms to accommodate all of us.

Everyone in our group loved the home! And the owners were great to deal with ... anytime I emailed a question, she answered me. She was wonderful to work with! My dad already wants to rent the house again :) Thank you so much for your hospitality, and this beautiful house! We LOVED it all!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Urbandale, Iowa

Rental Basis:
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Thanksgiving 2016
21 Nov 2016 - 28 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,449
for 3 nights
From
£483
£3,043
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,087
for 3 nights
From
£362
 

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 6.0%

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

Manager'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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Urbandale, USA

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq. ft.
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • 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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