United StatesIowaDes Moines

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

1 adult
0 children
Ages 2 - 12
0 infants
Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

A peaceful double-bed guest room that features two leather arm chairs, chess board table that doubles as a work space/casual dining area and a vanity table with lit mirror. Free Wi-fi, Breakfast and Des Moines 12% lodging tax included in our rates.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Cancellation: Moderate


The space

Relax! Enjoy a room in a private/secluded wing in our large home. 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 discounts.

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.

-Chemical Sensitivities? We do occasionally use scented candles, bleach and scented laundry soap. Please let us know if you would prefer we not light candles or unplug an electric warmer we might have on for the duration of your visit. If your allergies are severe we might not be a good fit for you.

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 King-Harmony and this room share a large bath and a half bath when all rooms are occupied. Each guests room get's 1 off-street parking place. There is plenty of on-street parking for guests who bring multiple cars.

THE WOODLAND-ROSE ROOM: Our largest square footage room. Features a full size size half-tester canopy bed with romantic floral draping, 2 side tables, 2 leather wing chairs with a hidden top game table, 26" plasma TV with extensive Cable stations, a small Vanity/Desk/workstation/ + ottoman with basic office supplies, partial closet and closet shelving in lieu of a dresser. Strong Wi-fi. This room does not have an en-suite bathroom but has a large recently remodeled full bath that is occasionally shared with the guest(s) in the King-Harmony Room. Clean bathrobes provided during your stay.


Enjoy our non-chlorine hot tub, backyard BBQ area or suntan in our lounge chairs.

We hope you enjoy our delicious continental breakfast to start your day in beautiful Iowa!

-Family Room with wood burning fireplace, plasma cable TV & Wii or 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. A separate refrigerator is available for guest to store their perishables and 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 free tennis court. We have loaner bikes and tennis gear. Try your hand at Frisbee Golf....Des Moines has some free awesome courses and we have loaner equipment for you to use!

Misc: Washer/Dryer available for extended stays. Many items available (iron board, blow dryer, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.). All special requests gladly considered :) Guest stays under 1 week $5 per load to do laundry.
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.
Our house is 1.2 miles to the nearest public bus route (DART) and a taxi cab to downtown usually costs $12-15.

Guest access

Each room is private, but the entire common area downstairs including the gym in the basement is available. Each guests is provided one off-street parking stall. For guests that bring more than 1 car, the 2nd car will need to park on the street.

Getting around

We are a mile and a half from the nearest public bus. As of 2015 a taxi ride from the airport is usually about $12, although often Susan is available for $5. A taxi to downtown is usually around $15-18. It is recommended that if you have GPS ability that you assist the taxi driver and make SURE to tell them that you are going to SOUTHWEST 29th, so they don't end up way over on Southeast 29th!

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in is after 4PM

NO SMOKING - not in the house or on the grounds.

Parking: In the driveway or on the opposite side of the street. No parking allowed on our side of the a snow route. Please try to avoid parking in front of the house on the corner across from us. Thanks!
Temperature: Since we are a private home we do not have individual thermostat controls in each guest room. We strive to keep our home temperature between 68-72 degrees year around. If you desire it significantly colder or hotter you will probably want to consider an alternative lodging choice. It is our goal to please most of the people…most of the time. Each room has an adjustable ceiling fan and during the winter additional blankets are always available.

Since I don't work outside the home Breakfast Service is flexible between 7 and 9:30 am. You just have to let me know in advance what time works for you and if you have any dietary preferences. If you prefer tea to coffee let me know and I will make sure you have a steaming pot available when you wake up.
The common area downstairs, patio and Hot Tub is for everyone’s use so please make yourself at home! Please “use indoor voices” after 9:00 pm.
Please help yourself to ice in the freezer & glasses in the cupboards in the Kitchen. If you take any dishes or glassware to your room, we would really appreciate it if you brought them back to the kitchen. Please understand that this is not a rental of the entire apartment, but of a large bedroom and Semi-private bath, with reasonable use of the kitchen and dining area. The open-plan kitchen/dining area is available for breakfast (provided by host) and snacks or meals (provided by guests), though not for full, cooked meals. The kitchen may be used for making sandwiches and light fare provided by you in case you are going for a long bike ride or hike… please clean up and replace items that are used.
The extra refrigerators in the workout room and garage are available for your perishables.

Loaner equipment (bikes, tennis gear and Frisbee golf) is first come, first serve

Sheets & towels will be changed every week & room cleaned and vacuumed . Upon request your room will be tidied daily.
We am usually reachable by phone until 10pm. Emergency phone calls won't ever bother us!
Pets are generally discouraged as our kitties don't always welcome other pets but if you have a special need and your dog is very unobtrusive, let me know. We might be able to work it out
Washer/Dryer available for extended stays, please provide your own laundry products
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.
Massage services need to be made as much in advance as possible since my friend who is a licensed professional masseuse has a full time position and works free-lance in the evenings/weekends.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States · Joined in April 2011
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We are an empty nest professional couple in our early 50's who live with 2 cats. We are easy going and enjoy a wide variety of people. We've been fortunate to be able to travel and enjoy learning about other cultures. We love being social, but also respect your need for privacy. Susan is retired from the military and enjoys numerous creative hobbies including cooking, photography & gardening. Todd is also retired from the military and works as the Assistant Federal Security Direction-Mission Support for Homeland Security in Iowa.

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