|Space||1,000 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Our cottage is the perfect place to stay for a weekend get-away-from-it-all trip. 2 BDRM (2 queen beds) and 1 BA decorated in a cool, airy style. Located right off I-35 just 20 minutes from Des Moines, IA. The bath has been restored to the era of the house. It's a perfect location for Madison County Covered Bridge Tours, Winery visits (there are 3 just a stones throw away). Iowa hunters, hot air balloonists and others traveling through Iowa or Iowans wanting a weekend away from the hustle and bustle. Daily Rate is $115 with discounts on week long and monthly reservations. Happy Travels!
We're in central Iowa - very good location for exploring all sorts of things around the state. We're also close to several water trails for kayaking or rafting.
We are very sad to leave this review. But, we feel that we need to, so that we can warn others. When we arrived the basement smelled moldy. We could barely see out the dirty windows, and the sills were fulls of dead flies. The stove was dangerous with all the burners igniting when we used just one. The mattress was good but the sheets were very uncomfortable (100% polyester). After two (out of three) nights, we were so tired and uncomfortable we just wanted to go home. I went over my message to Julie four times to be sure it was written kindly. She offered different sheets and to clean the basement; even offered us a different house. Very generous. We hoped it would be better. When we arrived, my husband asked me to chose a bedroom. The house is very near the interstate so we chose the room farthest from the noise. Both beds appeared to have dirty sheets, so we sent Julie a message asking for a refund. When I was waiting in our van for her reply, she drove up, marched over angrily and demanded we show her the beds. My husband had tried to clean off one of them; the other still had several hairs under the pillows. Julie yelled at us, accusing us of trying to get money out of them and making personal accusations that were very offensive.We were shocked. She yelled at us to get out. Most bags were still packed, but I needed to pack our food. She followed me into the kitchen and ran around banging chairs against the table. When I started to cry, she apologized for being harsh but continued to say terrible things to my husband. Her husband came and was even angrier, cussing out my husband. I thoroughly cleaned the kitchen and took our small amount of garbage from lunch. They ran around to see if we had stolen anything and threatened to call the police (crazy!!). We kept our voices calm and packed up rapidly, fearing that they would turn violent. We were so thankful to get out of there. An hour later she texted me and accused me of going back to plant hairs in the bed. Honestly! We have received no refund, and not even the deposit was returned (which she promised to do, according to the contract, pending inspection - and we had left the other house neat, even leaving a plant as a thank you gift.) It had been a long time since we had been able to get away as a couple, so it was heartbreaking. It is still very painful to talk about months later. We pray for them and wish them well. But, we certainly won't return or recommend them to anyone else.
We were greeted by friendly chickens upon arrival and enjoyed the eggs they produced for breakfast each day. The owners provided a cozy, homey stay. Much better than a hotel! We visited the cows and we're even able to bottlefeed a calf. We were highly satisfied.
We absolutely loved this old-timey little place. Actually, "little" does not do it justice. We had enough space and more for our family. My husband and I appreciated the quiet of being away from the big city. The kids absolutely loved the toys, snacks and especially the chickens! They never wanted to leave.
The cottage was spacious, well maintained, adorable and very well stocked with snacks as well as all the kitchenware we could ever need. This rental met and exceeded our expectations in every way. If you're looking for a place to stay in the Des Moines area, this is the one!
This was a pretty little house on a farm, clean and the perfect getaway. Highly recommend!
We spent the weekend at this great little cottage. It is very clean, comfy and cute. We had fresh eggs and fixings supplied, which was very nice. The view is a beautiful farm. We will definitely stay here again in the future if we come back to the area. I recommend this property.
The cottage was clean and tidy. The hosts provided eggs, apples, and a few other items which was very nice! And, they were able to quickly resolve an issue with the DVD player for us! The perfect location to scrapbook and chat with friends!! And it was fun to watch the chickens wander around the property.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
|Cleaning||£40 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||£40 + Tax|
Check in Time is 2pm unless otherwise arranged. Check Out time is 11am. Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.