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Beautiful 3 Bedroom, 2 Story Home In Great Location

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Council Bluffs

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 7

Looking for a great home to stay while visiting Omaha/Council Bluffs? Close to the interstate, just 4 miles from Omaha's Zoo, TD Ameritrade, century Link and the Old Market. Located on the iowa side in a quiet neighborhood with dog park and a park for the kids in walking distance. Home features brand new custom kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances and tile back splash. Private fenced backyard with large deck. Enclosed front porch, large bedrooms, office, dinning area, living area. Everything you need to enjoy your home away from home.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2016

About Carrie

Our family is currently living in Pennsylvania, this is our home away from home.

Carrie purchased this house in 2012

Why Carrie chose Iowa

This home is our forever home, we purchased this home because of the charming neighborhood. Walking distance to parks and located in quiet well established neighborhood. We have the best of both worlds, lots of wildlife, yet still in the city but on a quiet street close to the interstate, shopping and everything in between.

What makes this house unique

I fell in love with our home the moment I stepped foot in the living room. The main floor features an open concept with access to almost anywhere in the house. The enclosed front porch is a nice feature (weather permitting) you will find french doors that open from the porch to the living room. If you enjoy the outdoors and the smell of fresh air you will enjoy that on a nice spring/fall day. We have brand new custom kitchen off the dinning room that's fully stocked with everything you will need to cook/grill or even entertain for guests. All brand new top of the line appliances along with one of my favorite things is the farmhouse sink! The backyard is a private fenced backyard with a large deck furnished with a patio set, charcoal grill and a fire pit. While sitting on the patio you might hear or see some deer and other small wildlife. The basement is strictly used for laundry only, it's just a normal unfinished basement with a washer/dryer. The home does have a brand new furnace and A/C unit so no worries when it comes to being comfortable.


based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

Beautiful 3 Bedroom, 2 Story Home In Great Location
average rating of 4.3 based on 10 reviews

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We were visiting there with our family and 4 kids. They loved the layout of the house. Felt like home. Several restaurants and shopping nearby. We were there for Ragbrai and was a perfect location for us. Neighbor is very nice also, my daughter noticed that she feeds the stray cats and got to pet one of them. Owner was very responsive to questions.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sparse but functional

  • 3 of 5

We stayed here for the Olympic Swim Trials and it served it purpose for the time we spent there. The kitchen is beautiful but pretty sparse on utensils and the top dishwasher rack is broken. We were preheating the oven one night when smoke started billowing out of it - someone before us had used it and a large amount of food had boiled over to the bottom of the oven that was never clean. The rental description said there is a small grill available to use but had recently been removed (and not replaced) before we arrived. There is no wifi in the house which would be a great addition (one part of the rental description says there is wifi but another part states there isn't).

Carrie is great to work with but she may need a new cleaning service. There was a drawer in the master bedroom dresser that was full of women's undergarments when we arrived. We figured they were left by the people before us and contacted Carrie via email while there. She replied quickly saying the cleaning lady would be by later in the day to clean the drawer out but the garments were still there at the end of our week stay. There is also a sticky spot in the middle of the living carpet that we think was from gum but, nevertheless, pretty gross.

A previous review of the TV going out when planes fly overhead is spot on. There are also only 2 or 3 stations that come in.

If you're planning to visit the area and not spend a lot of time in the house it's great for that purpose. Again, Carrie is great to work with, but some of the rental description needs to be updated.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice, clean property

  • 4 of 5

This home was perfect for our needs

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a family.

  • 4 of 5

The property is remodeled well. We enjoyed the quiet neighborhood as we were arriving late each night hot and tired from playing baseball. The bedrooms were a bit warm upstairs and fans were necessary.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not quite what's pictured or described

  • 3 of 5

We made a last-minute decision to go to Omaha for the weekend, and because our dog had to come with us, our lodging options were limited. Carrie was very accommodating in this regard (with an additional pet fee.) We arrived Thursday night and found that either the pictures did not match the current state of the house.

The kitchen was nice but not "fully stocked" as the description suggests, as most drawers are empty and there were no butter knives. Minimally equipped for basic cooking needs, yes. The ice maker in the freezer door of the fridge did not work, so we had to buy ice from the grocery store a few miles up the road. There were also dishes in the dishwasher, without any indication if they were clean or dirty.

The upstairs bathroom shower has a deep garden tub and greater water pressure than downstairs. Unfortunately, the window covering was extremely sheer and lacked privacy to the neighboring house. The bedroom windows all had sheer blinds--or sheets, instead of the pictured white shades in the blue bedroom--so the daylight woke everyone up pretty early each day. Note: bring your own pillows.

While we knew there was no Internet inside the house, and only local stations were available, this led to issues Friday night as severe thunderstorms rolled into the area and we could not track them. We did not get a strong cell signal inside, and small antennae on the LR TV could not bring in a station while it was raining. The TV signal also froze every time a plane flew overhead, which was frequently -- this house is under the flight path of Eppley Airfield.

Fairmount Park is directly north of the house, although the roads within the park are narrow and winding, making driving to the splash pad a safety requirement. We could find no indication of a dog park.

Did this house work as a place to stay? Absolutely. It was nice not to hear people running up and down the halls of a hotel. But I had expectations based on the pictures and descriptions provided, and when reality did not meet expectations, we were disappointed in the value we received for the money we spent to stay three nights. This house charged almost twice what other VRBOs have for cleaning (including Destin, FL and Chicago), and we've never been asked to pay a service fee. All that and the lack of other hospitality touches kept this property from getting a higher rating.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unexpected canellation

  • 5 of 5

Our family with 4 young children planned on staying in this beautiful house, but a few days before leaving we had an unexpected death in the family. Needless to the say the children were disappointed, as visiting the Omaha zoo was to be our annual family vacation. Despite our refund policy being 90 days, the owner was understanding and kind enough to refund our reservation anyway without hesitation. I would recommend staying here based on the owner having these qualities. We hope to visit in the Fall!

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Omaha Airport
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Several to choose
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Downtown Omaha
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Lots to choose from
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Mt. Crescent
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Car: necessary

Fairmount Park Area has some nice family friendly hiking trails, new playground & dog park. At the top of the park is a look out point that overlooks the Omaha skyline.

Your minutes from downtown Omaha or minutes from downtown Council Bluffs. Close to the interstate but off the beaten path.

Less then 10 minutes away from The Omaha Zoo, Botanical gardens, TD Ameritrade, Century Link Center, Lake Manawa Beach.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Council Bluffs, USA

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £410
cleaning fee £88
Tax Rate 7.0%

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. **Please make sure you sign and send me the rental agreement that's attached to the payment "Book It Now"
For stays of 1 month or less..Full Payment is due within 5 days. Please contact owner directly for any stays over 30 days: Carrie 712-310-2194

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Council Bluffs, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
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  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
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  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
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  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
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  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Master bath is located on the 2nd level
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , New bathroom located on the main level of the home
  • New bathrooms, tile floors, new vanity, shower/tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Master features a queen bed, spare rooms have 2 twins and room has a full & twin bed.
  • Books ...
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  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Fairmount Park has several hiking trails throughout the park that are kid friendly if your looking for something to pass the time. If you start at the bottom of the trail it will take you to the top of the park which has a nice view of the city with the Omaha skyline. Fairmount Park also features a new slash pad for kids, recently installed in 2015 this water pad is an added feature to the community. All guests will receive a guest packet containing everything from dinning, things to do, places to go as well as local hot spots and everything else in between.

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