Howdy! Thanks for checking us out and we would like to invite you to stay in our home. My husband and I are a couple of "Empty-Nesters" who miss the hustle and bustle of kids and extended family visiting and staying with us. We have a large home (over 5000 sf) with 6 bedrooms and 5 baths and truly enjoy meeting new people and being a tiny part of their journey in life.
We live in an upscale neighborhood on a beautiful tree-lined street in South Des Moines, that is central to Everything! 5 minutes to Des Moines International Airport and 10 minutes to downtown - never farther than 20 minutes from anywhere in Des Moines!. Our 4-car garage always has plenty of room to keep your bicycles safe or any storage needs that might come up!
We are a 100% non-smoking environment (even the grounds). Smokers tend to enjoy other accommodations.
TWIN-HARMONY ROOM - This room has 2 twin beds. A nice room that comes with two twin extra-long, brand-new (AUG 2011) pillow top beds, large closet, 26" Cable TV/DVD, and desk/chair with wi-fi access. Decorated with a relaxing Asian Spa motif. This guest-room has a full bathroom just steps outside the room that is occasionally shared when we have guests occupying the Woodland Rose Room..
-Family Room with wood burning fireplace, plasma cable TV & Karaoke machine, Wii and Play Station II
-Formal Living & Dining Room, great for cocktails and card/box games in the evening.
-Dine in Kitchen is fully equipped, continental breakfast with hot tea/coffee, juice & light breakfast every morning. Separate guest refrigerator available for your perishables or restaurant leftovers.
-Outdoors we have a relaxing hot-tub. Patio with dining table and fire pit with lounge furniture. Yard games include croquet, bean bag toss, football target game & boccie ball to name a few.
-Neighborhood has several great walking/biking trails and a 4 free tennis courts. We have loaner bikes and tennis gear. Des Moines also has 4 really nice Frisbee golf course and we have loaner equipment for this as well.
Misc: Washer/Dryer available for extended stays. Many items available (ironing board, blow dryer, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.). All special requests gladly considered.
Plenty of driveway and street parking available.
See our 3 other "PEACEFUL HAVEN" listing for more photographs :)
THIS IS A 100% NON-SMOKING ENVIRONMENT.
The nearest public transport (DART-Des Moines Area Regional Transport Bus) is 1.2 miles from our house. A taxi to downtown is typically $12-$15.
REGARDING CHILDREN - Our home is not child-proofed and not suitable for small children. One of our cats is a rescue animal who is terrified of children. Please contact us on a case-by-case basis regarding children.
Simply said, this was undoubtedly one of my top stays through Airbnb. Aside from Susan and Todd's engaging, kind, lively and energetic personalities, their genuine concern and attentive catering to their guests is unprecedented. Accommodation and comfort are words they do not take lightly; these folks will hands-down go above and beyond to ensure your satisfaction and happy stay. From adequate parking to meaningful interior decoration to thoughtful detail and touches (a chocolate and fresh water placed bedside) to stories of their pets & world travel, rest assured, they are fun, congenial people. Ofcourse, on the same token, they will respect your privacy and desire for a quiet experience. Certainly not least is Susan's rich and deliciously complex breakfast to which we looked forward to each and every morning. Cleanliness? Impeccable. Courtesy? Impressive. Kindness? Genuine. Repeat customer? Believe it.
I had a great stay at Susan's & Todd's place. They are very kind, and place is very comfortable, tidy, and homey. The breakfast was great - tasty, healthy, and beautifully presented.
I'm so happy to have found Peaceful Haven. I was in Des Moines for 4 nights for a family wedding. Susan and Todd could not have been better hosts. It really is a home away from home.
This is one of the best B&Bs we have stayed at. Susan puts a lot of time and effort into providing her guests with a great experience, and it shows. The home and property are beautiful, everything is clean and well-organized, and our room was well-appointed and comfortable. Susan and Todd are very friendly and personable people, easy to get along with, and attentive to the needs and wishes of their guests. We thoroughly enjoyed our brief visit here, and if we should ever return to Des Moines, would not hesitate to stay here again!
Spent two nights at peaceful haven. Susan is very sweet and made sure I had everything I needed. The to was very comfortable. Her breakfasts are fantastic and healthy.
Susan was very engaging and enthusiastic when we arrived at her beautiful home. The bedroom was very comfortable and nicely furnished with lot of collectables she'd gathered over the years.
In the morning, we enjoyed a scrumptious breakfast with Susan and her husband, Todd.
A great place to stay, highly recommended, one of the best I've visited over the past couple of years.
Susan was really welcoming and was not annoyed that our flight was delayed by an hour (we let her know ASAP). Her house was beautiful and welcoming, the beds were really comfy (we stayed in the Twin Room). Susan was very personable and we enjoyed talking with her. The breakfast she made for us was absolutely delicious. Don't be afraid to make a request, because she knows people don't like certain things, and she wants to make you something you'll like!
Susan and Todd have a charming, modern home with lots of character and are gracious hosts. I only spent the night there as I was passing through on a long trip but nevertheless, I would highly recommend it if you're in the area.
Susan and Todd are a welcoming and very friendly couple. They have experience as hosts and it shows. Their home is beautiful and my room was perfect. Also the airport is really really close! A+
Thank you so much Susan and Todd!
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