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NEW WINTER SPECIAL only steps from campus

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

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.

Christine Strohm
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ames, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

NEW WINTER SPECIAL only steps from campus
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 27 reviews

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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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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San Jose, CA

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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Ames, Iowa

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
3 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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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