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Short-term rental only steps from ISU campus

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Ames - Oakland House

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.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Christine Strohm
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
8 November, 2016
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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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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)

Short-term rental only steps from ISU campus
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 26 reviews
5

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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5

A wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

This place is nicely decorated and well stocked with everything you need to cook a meal. They even leave bacon, eggs, bread, milk and OJ in the fridge for you to use. Only about a mile and a half from my daughters dorm at ISU so conveniently located to boot. Would stay again...

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely secluded charmer near University

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful four night stay attending a football game and visiting relatives. Christine was a lovely host preparing the refrigerator with breakfast supplies. Although we did not use the kitchen facilities, the kitchen was very well stocked with plates, dishes and utensils. The home was very comfortably nestled amongst beautiful older homes in a park-like neighborhood. We would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceeds all expectations!

  • 5 of 5

This place is phenomenal! The homeowner has it set up like a top notch hotel with all the amenities and conveniences. They even buy breakfast items for you during your stay. House is beautiful, spacious and relaxing. Very quiet neighborhood, especially important in a college town. However, it is walking distance to campus, pubs, and restaurants.

I would recommend to anyone traveling to Ames for both a short or extended stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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MN Stager

  • 5 of 5

Details matter!!! A wonderful quiet three day treat. These owners have their PHD"s in hospitality. This is a well appointed immaculately clean and comfortable home. An air of excellence wafted us on our entrance to the home. Each furnishing, quality of sheets, dinnerware and breakfast provided!!!! Everything we forgot at home was there for us and more. We even had enough hot water for three showers in a row in early morning, how often does that happen in any rental!! Kudos Christine and David!!! The whole family gives this home a 5++. If there is anything I believe would be a nice addition; that would be a fire pit and nice outdoor space . I also want to mention that Christine s availability was appreciated a great deal.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for the Odyssey of the Mind world finals. What a beautiful home to retreat to after crazy days on the ISU campus! Located in a quiet, tree-lined neighborhood, this home has everything to make you feel at home. Christine and David are gracious hosts. As others have noted, they stock the kitchen with everything you might want for your first breakfast: eggs, bacon, bread, milk, juice, fresh fruit, etc. My wife has dietary restrictions, so Christine helped us locate a grocery store and restaurants that would accommodate our needs. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 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, Iowa

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£414
for 3 nights
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£138
£788
£2,207
 

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ames, USA

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
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:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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