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"The Lost Gem" A little bit country...

Entire cottage hosted by Dan & Di
5 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
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Get ready to enjoy good 'ole country livin' when you choose to stay at our little cottage, The Lost Gem. Its a quiet retreat, recently renovated on a hard surfaced road with all the privacy you could desire. The yard is large enough to sit outside and giving children area to run .While enjoying the spacious outdoors, you'll be able to gaze at the beautiful sunsets each day. The entrance is very accessible and well lit to welcome you. Our guests enjoy a single level home with no steps.

The space
Our home is cozy but spacious, with an open kithen, full bath and an HE washer & dryer set including complimentary detergents.

Our guests enjoy a fully stocked kitchen, including free fresh ground coffee, tea, cocoa, a microwave, toaster, and spices. All the dishes and pans necessary are available, to cook any/all your meals. Basic essentials for the kitchen are also provided; flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and cooking oil. We have also provided complimentary use of the barbeque grill for your enjoyment.

No smoking, pets or parties. (Questions ??? Please ask)

Our nightly rate, includes 2 guests. Uf there are additional guests, over two, they may stay for an extra fee.

There is plenty of easy accessible parking space provided for your convenience.

Guest access
As our guest, you have access to the house, and the partial basement for a storm shelter if needed. The garage is not available for guest use.

Other things to note
Please be cautious that the refrigerator door is closed all the way each time. Much of the time it seems it is, but it isn't shut tight.(Otherwise you will have only crushed ice as the cubes will have melted.)
Get ready to enjoy good 'ole country livin' when you choose to stay at our little cottage, The Lost Gem. Its a quiet retreat, recently renovated on a hard surfaced road with all the privacy you could desire. The yard is large enough to sit outside and giving children area to run .While enjoying the spacious outdoors, you'll be able to gaze at the beautiful sunsets each day. The entrance is very accessible and well l…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 1 couch

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Cable TV
Hangers
TV
Heating
Dryer
Washer
Essentials

Accessibility

Getting inside

No stairs or steps to enter
Well-lit path to entrance
Step-free path to entrance

Moving around the space

No stairs or steps to enter
Wide hallways

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4.86 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews

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Location

Oskaloosa, Iowa, United States

"The Lost Gem"
is located in the quiet countryside, on a hard-surfaced road. The area is very open and spacious where you can enjoy beautiful sunsets in the evening, and awesome Oskaloosa country scenery.
Visit our local Dutch bakery "Jaarsma Bakery" for awesome treats. Enjoy a special coffee shop and restaurant, "Smokey Row" on the West side of the town square. Pizza and All-American food is great at "Taso's Steakhouse" on the Northwest corner of the town square. The #1 Burger in Iowa can be found at "The Wood Iron Grille". The "Frosty Udder" is the place to visit for your cold sweet treats in the summer. If biking is your desire, our home is located in a hard-surface road, five miles from the Des Moines River. A good place to take in the beautiful area scenery. "The Mahaska Community Recreation Trail" is 13.2 miles through town on a concrete path.
You can access "all things Mahaska" to find anything and everything you may be looking for. It is a great reference, where you will find restaurants, parks, recreation trails, grocery stores, churches, medical facilities, and local shopping.
"The Lost Gem"
is located in the quiet countryside, on a hard-surfaced road. The area is very open and spacious where you can enjoy beautiful sunsets in the evening, and awesome Oskaloosa country scenery…

Hosted by Dan & Di

Joined in August 2017
  • 7 Reviews
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We are both "country" born and raised within 15 miles of The Lost Gem, attending school at Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont graduating in '74 and '75. Dan works as a Construction Supervisor at Cargill. Di is an Independent Sales Professional for Cutco Cutlery and housewife. We were foster parents for 20 years and are currently volunteers for the American Red Cross. We have been married over 40 years and have two children and four grandchildren. When Dan is not busy with our family lawncare business he enjoys working in his shop, breathing life into old cars. Diane enjoys spending time with the grandkids and flower gardening. Together we enjoy driving our home built street rods. Dan drives a Pro Street '49 Anglia, and Di chases Dan around in a '34 Ford Tudor Sedan. Great Fun!
We are both "country" born and raised within 15 miles of The Lost Gem, attending school at Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont graduating in '74 and '75. Dan works as a Construction Super…
During your stay
We live 20 minutes away, and are available by phone or possibly in person if necessary. We both travel for work, so we won't arent always available in person. If it is necessary, we will do our best to make that happen.
  • Response rate: 90%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm