About this listing
Just 10 minutes from the airport, downtown and attractions. Enjoy your own bedroom with queen size bed, private bath, fireplace, patio and kitchen. Second floor living with a secure entry and easy access to major bus line and bike trail. I do live in the dwelling.
My condo is tucked away in a residential community that has all the amenities you need within 1.5 miles and right on the bike trail and 2 miles from 35/ 80 Interstate. I get a lot of comments on my PURPLE walls! It's fun, cozy and relaxing.
Shared kitchen, living room with fire place, patio and dining room.
Interaction with Guests
I'm a social person, so if you want to discuss the area and learn more I'm all ears! However if you want your privacy to relax, work, etc. No problem either.
nestled in Waukee/ Clive/ West Des Moines and within 5 miles of TONS of great dining, bike trail and close to 80 or 35 for travel. Neighborhood is quite and close to baseball fields too.
I'm right on the bus route for DART, they pick up riders across the street at Price Chopper. Cab companies and Uber drivers also come to the West Side! And you can just jump on the bike trail too
Smoking is allowed on the porch. Please no pets unless discussed in advance. Dining is in the kitchen. No food or beverage in bedroom or living room. Please take off your shoes on the carpet. Please pick up after yourself and let me know of spills, etc. Cleaning Fee of $125 applied if space is not left as it was found.
My stay with Shelana was just perfect! Arrival and departure were easy. The division is in a nice area of town and easily accessible to shopping/dining etc... Shelana was extremely nice and welcoming! And the room and bathroom were both very clean, tidy, and inviting. I will certainly stay at this location again!
This was my first Airbnb experience and, I'm happy to say, I was delighted. Shelana was very helpful to me, in terms of finding specific information in the area, such as gluten free restaurants, local shops, tourist-y areas of interest, safer apartment locations, etc. I mean, I had questions! To top it all off, we were there to congratulate Shelana on her win to compete in the Iowa State Fair cooking contest!
Shortly before my daughter and I were to drive to Iowa, Shelana contacted me to say that she would be having a few more house guests than she thought, because a friend needed help. I was slightly trepidatious due to normal concerns: strange place, unknown situations, meeting new people, getting around... My concerns were silly. Her friends (one furry one) were wonderful; she was wonderful; we were happy there. Privacy was never an issue. She accommodated our diet beautifully as well, since she's on a healthy path as well. We loved it there. We loved Iowa! In fact, we will be moving there soon for my daughter's training and, I'm happy to say, Shelana had a hand in my decision. I would recommend her in a heartbeat. You won't be sorry.
Shelana, again: THANK YOU.
The apartment is super nice! Very well decorated and very welcoming. Definitely hard to find her building, I had to drive around a bit and ask a neighbor, but I got there!
Very clean place, too!
Would definitely recommend it for weary travelers like myself.
Shelana's place was great. Easy parking. Nice bedroom with easy access to private bath. The kitchen had everything you needed. Had challenges with internet first night and Shelana was very responsive getting the wifi fixed quickly. The apartment is on the west side of Des Moines but it was still easy to access Ames (granted ~ 40 min drive). Restaurants, groceries, shopping nearby. Nice location. Highly recommend if you need a room in Des Moines area.
The place was just as described. If anything, the building number was not visible at all.
Shelana was a great host, provided a basket of breakfast items, and gave me lots of privacy. The bed was incredibly comfortable. I track my sleep with a Misfit Shine and the quantity of uninterrupted deep sleep was beyond anything I've ever experienced. It made me quite ready to hop on the road the next day to complete my journey. For a 1-night stop over it was perfect - near the expressway, reasonably easy to find and access, and quite comfy.
Shelana was very cordial and welcoming. She was ill the night I came so she was not able to meet me in person. She helped me gain entry to her lovely condo with instructions. I was exhausted and slept there until 930PM. When I woke up, I found some microwave popcorn and health bar which got me through the night as I did not feel lie going out. She had an elegant place which was an exceptional vsalue compared to other places I have stayed with airbnb. Beautifully appointed room with flat screen TV and comfortable bed and comforter. Clean bathroom.
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About the Host, Shelana
I'm in my mid-30's with no pets. I'm easy going and enjoy a wide variety of people. I enjoy being social, but also respect your need for privacy. I'm an entrepreneur and love to travel. My hobbies are cooking, biking, golfing & gardening. I list my spare bedroom and assist my aunt with her spare bedroom too. I enjoy having my own bed & breakfast!