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.
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!
Susan and Todd were the BEST hosts EVER!!! They epitomize hospitality and warmth. The location is convenient for anything in Des Moines. The neighborhood is a beautiful and safe place for a walk/run. The hottub (very clean and not too chemically) was a welcome after spending all day sitting in seminars. The breakfasts were fantastic! The room was perfect for our needs. I hope I have to go back to Des Moines just so I can stay there again!
I had a wonderful overnight stay with Susan. I arrived quite late at night at 11:30 and there was no problem with Susan letting me in. She provided me with a wonderful breakfast prior to starting my journey. My dog also enjoyed the visit as she was able to play in her backyard before setting out on the road again.
This was my second stay with Susan and Todd at their fabulous Peaceful Haven B&B. It was wonderful. Susan is friendly and charming. We felt right at home. She even let us test a German stolen bread recipe--loaning us bread pans and mixing bowls. She shared her vast knowledge of Des Moines and t tools us about places to go and to eat. This is the only place I want to stay in future trips to Iowa.
Great experience all around! The room and house were just perfect. Very nice neighborhood. And Susan and Todd were the perfect hosts! I'll definitely come back again as the need arises.
Susan and Todd are just fantastic! Real, down-to-earth people who welcome you into their home like old friends. As one of many considerate things they did for me, when my plane landed too late for me to get a rental car, they gave me a ride to the airport the next morning to pick it up after a lovely fresh-made breakfast. The house is clean, lovely, and so large I never heard any of the other guests. They also thought of everything, incl. a bottle of water & a glass at my bedside and a robe for the hot tub (my only regret is not having enough time for the hot tub!).
From sharing stories of what other Airbnb guests thought of Des Moines to tips on what to do in the area, Susan and Todd are just great to spend time with. As a former Airbnb host, I know how much work it is to be a great host and Susan is one of the best. If you don't stay with them, you're missing out. Seriously, why are you still reading this -- book now!! :)