About this listing
The window planters! I was so excited to get these up and planted. One of those things we finally got around to adding.
Hi! I’m Kimberly.
I have a cozy, charming, 1920s home located across the street from Simpson College. 5 minute walk to the Des Moines Metro Opera location on campus. It’s a 3 bedroom, 1 3/4 bath home in a comfortable, eclectic style.
Adorable enclosed front porch with porch swing (cat included :)). Central air-conditioning. Fireplace in living room. Hardwood floors throughout. Free wifi, DVD player/TV, use of vitamix blender and coffee maker, use of all kitchen equipment, towels, soap and shampoo, etc.
And it’s just a happy home to be in!
*****PLEASE NOTE: I do have two friendly cats, so if you’re allergic, this won’t be the place for you, unfortunately. They stay in the home at all times, even if I’m not there and even if there are AirBnB guests. I recently had a guest who didn’t notice in this listing that I had two cats. She and her friend are allergic and had an sneezy stay. I don’t want that to happen to anyone else. So please note there are two very nice and cute cats, Bella and Mr. Love Bug.
Our home is 2 blocks from the town square, an easy 5 minute walk to the Corner Sundry, an old-fashioned soda fountain, to Uncommon Grounds, the local coffee cafe, and to banks, cute shops, hair salons and restaurants. The National Hot Air Balloon museum is here in town, too.
In the summer we have all 3 bedrooms available. During weekdays during the school year we have one bedroom available but on weekends we are generally not home and have all 3 bedrooms available.
Our main house rules are simple: Please no smoking in the house or on the front porch. Please treat our home the way you’d want yours treated if you were an AirBnB host.
This is our main home -- we live here Sunday night to Friday mornings. I keep it reasonably clean and tidy but if you’re looking for a sterile, deep cleaned-daily environment, my home isn’t it. I mention this because I know everyone has a different idea of “clean," and if dust bunnies under a sofa freak you out, please don’t book. :) I want you to be thrilled with your stay!
We love our cozy, comfortable, welcoming home and we hope you do, too.
Have a great day!
Interaction with Guests
You will typically have the home to yourself. We are usually not here on weekends. If I I will not be here when you arrive, I’ll give you information on how to gain access to the house.
There is a quaint town square just a 5 minute walk from the house, with shops, restaurants and a coffee place. Also within walking distance is Buxton Park at Simpson College, a lovely, flower-filled garden. Additionally there are running and biking paths located about 10 minutes away by foot or 5 minutes or less by car.
Downtown Des Moines is 25 minutes away by car and there is never any traffic. :) Easy drive to Des Moines including the lively Saturday morning Farmer's Market, which has been listed in many food magazines and web sites at one of the very best in the nation!
Hi! We use the Golden Rule here. Treat our home like you’d want us to treat yours if we stayed with you. :) Please put things back when you use them, clean up after you use the kitchen, and please let us know if you break something. Accidents happen, no big deal, we just need to know so we can fix it. :) You are most encouraged and welcome to use the kitchen but please don’t eat our food, and we won’t eat yours. :)
No smoking, please.
Most of all, have a great time in our little town! Please ask if you need anything and we’ll do our best to make your stay a great one.