Relax! Enjoy a room in a private/secluded wing in our large home. Your room will have a Romantic canopy bed, private bathroom and luxurious linens. Enjoy Des Moines the friends and family way....why stay in a crowded hotel with strangers? We don't do volume...we do quality!
We will frequently offer multi-room, or weekly discounts to guests, please don't hesitate to contact us. Students and members of the United States Military always get a discount.
Large, (5000 sf) located in an upscale neighborhood on a beautiful tree-lined street in South Des Moines. Central to Everything! 5 minutes to Des Moines International Airport and 10 minutes to downtown.
We have 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, of which 4 are in a private wing and available for guests. The room rate is per room. The two Queen Canopy Rooms are very quiet and have views of the backyard and have dedicated bathrooms. The Twin-Harmony room faces the front of the house and has a view of the setting sun. The Woodland Rose Room is on the side of the house and has a nice big tree outside the window.
THE GOLD ROOM: Features an en'suite private bathroom, queen size canopy bed with deluxe Egyptian cotton 800 thread count sheets, 2 side tables, 1 side chair, alarm clock, small TV/DVD combo with cable, closet & chest of drawers, antique computer desk & bench. Unlimited local and long distance telephone + Wi-fi. *We did our best to prepare this room for my sweet Mother-in-Law who has severe allergies and so all of the bedding is hypo-allergenic, the carpet is new and there is a hepa-air filter in the room. Additionally all of the house duct-work has been professionally cleaned and the air filters through an ultra-violet light prior to distribution in the home.
-Family Room with wood burning fireplace, plasma cable TV, Wii & Karaoke machine
-Formal Living & Dining Room, great for cocktails (BYOB) and card/box games in the evening.
-Dine in Kitchen is fully equipped, continental breakfast with hot tea/coffee, juice & light breakfast every morning.
-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 free tennis court. We have loaner bikes and tennis gear. Also try one of Des Moines free Frisbee Golf Courses & borrow our disk sets.
Misc: Washer/Dryer available for extended stays. Many items available (iron & board, blow dryer, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.).
All special requests gladly considered :)
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.
From beginning to to end, a truly pleasant experience. Susan and Todd were very receptive and welcoming making me feel like family. The appointments were never lacking and the meals were just what a bed and breakfast should be. The location was ideal. Just minutes from downtown, airport, and local attractions. Be sure to book a room and make your next stay here.
Had a great stay with Susan and Todd. Susan made up a delicious breakfast every morning, I used the hot tub and everything went smoothly. We had a great time exchanging stories throughout my visit. Hope to stay again soon!
It was a great stay and Susan and Todd are terrific hosts. The place is cozy, clean, and really comfortable. I really recommend it!
Great airbnb experience, beautiful home in residential area. Our private room was just as described and immaculately clean.Susan and Todd were great hosts and went out of their way to make us feel welcome and comfortable.
If you are thinking about visiting Des Moines you could not find a happier, more comfortable or quiet place to stay than Peaceful Haven, a beautiful home situated in a leafy neighbourhood not far from downtown Des Moines. Susan and Todd welcomed us into their magnificnet home whilst we visited our son who is studying at a nearby college. The house had all the comforts of home - and more! We were spoilt by Susan's delicious home cooked breakfasts and evenings relaxing in the hot tub.
Thanks to both Susan and Todd we had all the local information required to really enjoy our holiday, including favourite places to eat! Their advice to visit the world renowned great ape language learning centre proved to be sensational. We cannot speak highly enough about of care and interest both Susan and Todd took in our visit. We certainly hope to stay with them again in the not too distant future. This was our fist experience with airbnb and we could not be happier! A 10/10 experience!!!
Sandy and David - Australia
This was hands down the best airbnb experience I've ever had! Susan greeted me when I arrived, showed me to my room, and made sure I was all set up. She woke up extra early on a Sunday to prepare me a custom breakfast before my marathon. The house was immaculately clean and beautiful with open access to any kind of tea you could ever want...and candy by the front door! Most importantly, she let me come back in the late afternoon to use the shower before I got on a plane. The cats were great too :) Thanks!
My wife and I had a wonderful time at Peaceful Haven! We were in town for the HyVee triathlon and wanted a quiet, relaxed place to stay. Peaceful haven delivered that completely. The home was easy to find and was located in a quiet residential area close to our race venue. We were greeted at the door by Todd and Susan and received a warm welcome! Susan gave us the tour and really put us at ease. We felt right at home and we were encouraged to help ourselves to whatever we needed. We were able to come and go as we pleased and never felt that we had to check in with anyone. Todd and Susan are outstanding hosts! Over the course of the two days we spent with them we engaged in some great conversation and really had a great time hanging out with them both! Todd and Susan are both very easy going. They were very helpful with giving us some suggestions on what to do and where to go while we were in Des Moines. We will definitely stay at Peaceful Haven again! In fact we will be in Des Moines again next year and hope to be able to stay with Todd and Susan.
This was our first airbnb experience and Susan and Todd made it unforgettable. They are both INCREDIBLE hosts, real family friendly - we felt right at home. Susan provided great breakfasts and helped us experience the State fair. The house is large, luxurious, bright fresh and clean with a really friendly atmosphere. We would recommend to anyone to stay here!
Words cannot truly express what a delight it was to stay with Susan and Todd! From the beautiful, well-appointed room we stayed in to the great conversation and breakfast we enjoyed, the entire experience was top-notch. If I'm ever in Des Moines again, I hope I have a chance to stay with Susan and Todd--the experience surpasses any hotel you could stay in!
Susan and Todd were delightful hosts and VERY accommodating to our needs. Very lovely room and very comfortable bed in a lovely home. The breakfast quiche and fruit were outstanding and we enjoyed time conversing with them.
The only downfall was finding it and getting out of town took extra time.