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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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 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:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)

Executive Ranch – for families and business travelers
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews

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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Wonderful home with awesome amenities! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We met our family for a weekend get together! Everyone raved about how realistic the pictures were. The home is as beautiful as the advertised pictures. I would recommend this home to anyone wanting to spending time with others. The home is great to gather or spread out.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beyond my Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 10 people stay at Dana's house for an out of town wedding. We were beyond pleased with the house, and hospitality of the home's owners. I have stayed at a number of airbnb and vrbo homes, and this stay was my absolute favorite. Not only is the home lovely, updated and CLEAN, the small little touches that Dana left around the house was so special. Our group accidently left two pairs of shoes and Dana was kind of enough to mail them to me. I really can't recommend this house more!! If you need a house in the Des Moines area, book this!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family gathering. There was so much space-- some people could be watching television, others could be playing video games, others playing cards, others visiting, and the kids took over the sun room for their space away from the adults. The beds were comfortable and there was plenty of sleeping space. We enjoyed staying in the house and had a great weekend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Leavenworth, KS

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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Urbandale, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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

Tax Rate 6.0%

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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