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NEW: Key-less entry only steps from campus

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 B/1 bath historic house, walking distance to campus, stores, and restaurants

Lovingly restored single-family home in desirable family-oriented residential neighborhood set up as a short-term rental property with all the amenities you expect in a home away from home. Perfect for scholars, researchers, and other professionals visiting Ames. Comfortable, eclectic mix of modern and classic furniture, fully equipped kitchen, modern bathroom with heated floor. Attached garage and walk-out basement with washer and dryer and additional storage. Internet, all utilities, and weekly cleaning are included. Screened porches and outdoor space with grill and seating at guests' disposal. Bicycle available.


Owner
Christine Strohm
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

This house is beautiful and made our stay in Ames just a little more memorable. Your hospitality and that of the entire town made us feel at home.

Thanks again for everything - and GO BISON!
Aug 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ames in Story County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveller reviews)

NEW: Key-less entry only steps from campus
average rating of 4.964286 based on 31 reviews
5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic! If there was a better word We would use it, wish we could have stayed longer,

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great cottage

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in >30 VRBOs in the last 10 years and this one was fantastic. Great cottage in Ames, close the campus. Just right for 2 adults and 2 kids. Christine supplied her own eggs and bread during the week. We had an errant smoke detector (why do they always go off at 4 am?) that was promptly replaced the next day. The interior design is a great mix. Just a fantastic place that we'd go back to anytime. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I loved all the comforts of a beautiful home.!

  • 5 of 5

This place was really terrific home to stay! The owners set the place up so perfectly! I loved the design of the kitchen and bathroom. The interior decor is eclectic and with a modern mix of accents. The home was comfortable and in such a beautiful setting. It's in a quiet and very classy neighborhood. Lots of trees and a park nearby. I would love to return again someday!

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely the BEST

  • 5 of 5

After enjoying the charm of this lovely home and the graciousness of the host, we will never choose anywhere else to stay when visiting Ames. I can say without question that you will not be disappointed. The well appointed kitchen lends itself perfectly to those who like to prepare their own meals (Christine stocks the refrigerator for the breakfast items of your choice), but lots of fun restaurants nearby make eating out just as inviting. The house is within a few blocks of the university campus and the surrounding neighborhood is both a safe and lovely place to take a morning walk. Or if you prefer, you can enjoy your morning coffee sitting on the enclosed front porch watching the neighbors take their morning walk. Five stars doesn't seem like enough to rate this immaculate little gem. Thank you Christine for providing this lodging option for visitors to Ames. I didn't ask, but I wouldn't be surprised if she doesn't have a PhD in hospitality. And, her gift for design will inspire you. Although we visited as a couple, the home could easily accommodate two more and would be the perfect spot to bring another couple for a getaway weekend in a university town that has a lot to offer. We will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great experience. We have already recommended the place to others.

  • 5 of 5

Our visit to Iowa State University for a campus tour and fencing was a pleasant experience. The lights were on in the home to welcome us and enabled us to find everything we needed to prepare for our night. The beds were comfortable and the sheets/blanket selection made for cozy sleeping. The older home remodeled received an award and maintained the history with modern comforts. We took advantage of the washer/dryer, kitchen facilities, outdoor seating, tv/internet, and screened in porch. We drove to the campus, but could easily have walked to our campus destinations. This stay (with all the extra personal touches) complimented our visit and made for a relaxing 3 night stay. We look forward to staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Place to Stay While in Ames

  • 5 of 5

Christine is a terrific host and was very accommodating to some last minute requests that I had prior to my stay. The house is very comfortable, well appointed and in a great location. Any future visits to Ames will require me first to check the availability of Christine's place.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Des Moines
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Mother's Pub
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
I-35
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Ames, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£406
for 3 nights
From
£135
£773
£2,164
 

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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