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Cozy 3 BR Single Family Home w/ Fenced Yard Cul De Sac Safe Quiet area

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

3 BR with 1 1\2 Baths, large fenced back yard, quiet cul de sac

Well kept home in cul de sac, quiet, safe neighborhood.

950 square feet upstairs with laundry and bath downstairs.

Hardwood floors.

Master bedroom has plush queen bed.

The 2nd bedroom has a full size bed.

The third bedroom has a twin and also functions as an office.

Garage is not available at this time.

Large back yard that is fenced, but one section is only 48 inches high.

A private backyard deck is off dining room and shaded with a huge maple tree. There is an outdoor table with 4 chairs, on the back deck. BBQ available.

Linens, dishwashing, laundry and soaps and other expendable supplies such as paper towels, napkins and toilet paper are provided.

WIFI is provided, but cable tv or dish is excluded at this time. Smart tv is available with connections to Netflix, etc.

More Details

Susan Kern
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

About Susan Kern

Professional retired woman, who spends part time in Montana with family. Love animals, and tends toward the artsy fartsy style. My home is eclectic and changes frequently. Grew up in Montana, spent time in Chattanooga for work.

Susan Kern purchased this house in 2005

Why Susan Kern chose Iowa

Very quiet safe location. Near bike trail where you can access over 65 miles of trail. Merle Hay Mall is about 2 miles away. Franklin Library and Senior Center is about 1 mile away. Farmers market in Beaverdale occurs ever Tuesday night in summer. Valley Junction farmers market is on Thursdays and Saturday morning has the largest market downtown on court avenue.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Des Moines, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • village ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , washer and dryer
  • Full bath upstairs with tub and shower. Downstairs bath is a combination laundry and bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • There is an ottoman that pulls out into a twin size bed also. Can also provide a small cot, that is not suitable for an adult, but probably would work for a child.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

Cozy 3 BR Single Family Home w/ Fenced Yard Cul De Sac Safe Quiet area
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Wonderful quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay in a comfy house!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Excellent property. Excellent owner. Will stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stay here instead of a hotel!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful VRBO property! It is situated in a quiet neighborhood in a central part of the metro area. Susan is fantastic to work with and very flexible. The house is clean, comfortable and fully stocked with necessities. I highly recommend booking this property!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Second time here!

  • 5 of 5

Once again our expectations were met fully. Very comfortable home in nice neighborhood.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice clean house. Convenient to stores and shopping. Very nice owner who wanted to make us welcome

  • 5 of 5

Appreciated the communication and concern that we were taken care of. Nice decks you can use if the weather cooperates. Quiet neighborhood atmosphere. Comfortable stay- couch and bed were great.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice stay at this home for 2 nights. Communication with Susan was always prompt and helpful. The home itself had everything we needed from extra bedding, a cot for one of our children, extra soap for the shower, oils and spices in the fully stocked kitchen & a note sharing local stores and places we might need during our stay. Our 6 kids had a nice time playing in the fenced in back yard. It was clean and the perfect place to come back to each night. The neighborhood is safe and close to plenty of stores and restaurants. Thank you, Susan for everything. If we are back in Des Moines again we will definitely plan to stay here.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Des Moines Airport
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Flying Mango

My home is in the NW Des Moines area with easy access to I-80 and I-35. Within 2 miles you will find the Merle Hay Mall and just about every type of franchise fast food restaurants known to me. It is not wheelchair accessible. As you can see from the pictures there is a small front deck facing East and larger Deck off dining room in the back of the house. The deck is completely shaded by a large maple tree. . The back yard is fenced and large with huge maple trees shading the yard and deck.

Local Beaverdale farmer's market is about 2 miles away on Tuesday night during the summer. Valley Junction features antique shops, restaurants, local gift, clothing and bead shops and art galleries.

During the summer the large Saturday Court Avenue market is downtown and was featured as one of the best in the nation in a national culinary magazine.

Downtown is 5 minutes away using I235.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Des Moines, Iowa

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £47
Pet Fee £40
Tax Rate 11.05%

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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