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

Bedrooms 3
Space 88 m²
Property type house
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.

3 bedrooms and 1 bath are on main floor with kitchen, living room and dining room.

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. Wooden stairway of approximately 12 steps gets you to the back yard.

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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Susan Kern

Professional retired woman, who spends part time in Montana with family. Love animals, and tends toward the artsy style. My home is eclectic and changes frequently. Grew up in Montana, spent time in Chattanooga for work. Lived in this location for more than 12 years.

Susan Kern purchased this house in 2005

Why Susan Kern chose Des Moines

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 Amenities for this vacation house rental in Des Moines

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 88 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • 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
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 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 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • swimming


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Cozy 3 BR Single Family Home w/ Fenced Yard Cul De Sac Safe Quiet area
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

charming house, wonderful host

  • 5 of 5

We traveled in from Texas, only to learn that our property in Texas was in the direct path of the hurricane. The owner was compassionate and caring and willing to let us stay longer or leave early. We loved her home, it was clean and comfortable and the back yard deck made me long to return to Des Moines. I would recommend this house highly. Wonderful neighborhood and great location. The next time we visit we will book in here again. Thanks for making a difficult time in our lives a bit easier.

  • Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home & location.

  • 5 of 5

Great Des Moines home. Great location for our trip for the Solheim Cup.

  • Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Northern California

Great location, quiet & safe neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

Most comfortable beds ever! House had everything we needed. Very easy transaction. Clear directions. Perfect for our party of 5.

  • Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grass Valley, CA

Des Moines-NJAS

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home, comfortable and quiet. Easy to freeway and our activities. Comfortable beds, nice linens, and charming. Nice neighborhood and great outdoor space. Laundry was great to have and two full bathrooms made it easy.

  • Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming and Homey

  • 4 of 5

Charming and homey 3 bedroom/2 Bathroom home. Living room, dining room and kitchen are all one combined to give an open feel. I didn't use the deck but it was charming and inviting and I would have loved to use it had I been at the home longer. Home was nice and cool and clean upon entry. Only bit of feedback was there seemed to be more furniture and dishes than really seemed necessary. I prefer less is more mentality, but that's a minor thing.

  • Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we could have expected and more!!!

  • 5 of 5

The property is immaculately maintained. It has all the amenities of home. With two bathrooms, it was more than adequate to comfortably house five adults. The location is in a convenient, quiet neighborhood. None of us had any complaints. We were all quite pleased with our choice, and we will try to rent it again on our next visit to Des Moines.

  • Submitted: 5-May-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • 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
Car: necessary

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 and has a lot of stairs. 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 and is almost a full story off the ground. Wooden staircase leads to the back yard. 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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Des Moines

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$125.68
Pet Fee C$62.84
Damage Insurance C$74.15
Damage Deposit C$125.68

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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