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Fancy Cottage near Drake, DMU, & Downtown

Entire house hosted by Kristiana
7 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath
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Located only a few blocks away from Drake University and nestled in the Historic Drake neighborhood, this sweet little cottage offers both comfort and farmhouse charm to those passing through Des Moines.

It’s a great spot for travelers looking for a quick overnight or seeking an extended, cozy getaway.

The space
This 1900's home has been renovated for your comfort and furnished to meet all your needs, sporting an airy, farmhouse vintage style. There is plenty of space inside to comfortably host a large group. It is equipped with a full kitchen and laundry room to maintain daily activities. It also has a beautiful fenced-in backyard so that you can enjoy the fresh air or let your pets run around. There is also a tranquil sunroom upstairs that overlooks the backyard, perfect for reading a book or enjoying a few peaceful moments watching the sun set.

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony

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4.81 out of 5 stars from 247 reviews


Where you’ll be

Des Moines, Iowa, United States

Within a few blocks of Drake University (home of the Bulldogs!), you are in an ideal location to attend on-campus events, including the famous Drake Relays which are held every Spring.

You have access to many quick-bites and sit-down restaurants within a few blocks of your unit. Jethro's and Fong's pizza are within eyesight of the house and are famous in Des Moines for their food. Additionally, on the other side of Drake's campus you can find Mars Cafe, serving some of the best coffee in Des Moines, and Gazali’s, which serves the most delicious gyro and Greek food in the city!

Because of its central location, you are also within minutes driving distance of other Des Moines attractions, including downtown, the East Village, West Des Moines, the State Fairgrounds, Des Moines University. You are also only 15 minutes drive from the Des Moines International Airport.

Hosted by Kristiana

Joined in June 2020
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Hi, I’m Kristi! I was born in Des Moines and have loved raising my 5 kids here, alongside my husband of 9 years! Reading, embroidery, and making memories with my family are the things I enjoy doing, when I am not working or homeschooling my kiddos!
Hi, I’m Kristi! I was born in Des Moines and have loved raising my 5 kids here, alongside my husband of 9 years! Reading, embroidery, and making memories with my family are the thi…
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  • Language: English
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
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