Peaceful Haven-Woodland Rose Room

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · SW 29th St, Des Moines, IA 50321, United States

A romantic, peaceful double-bed guest room that features two leather arm chairs and a chess board table that doubles as a work space or casual dining area.

Your host, Susan
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A romantic, peaceful double-bed guest room that features two leather arm chairs and a chess board table that doubles as a work space or casual dining area.

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.

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 and Woodland-Rose Room share a large bathroom when both rooms are occupied.

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 Twin-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 :)
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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • I had the most restful and enjoyable (although short) stay in the Peaceful Haven-Woodland Rose Room. This room is quiet and has its own connected bathroom. Very clean and this room is "cat-free" although personally, I would have enjoyed the 2 adorable, friendly cats! BTW: Not a cat hair anywhere!!
    Susan and Todd are extremely hospitable and a pleasure to talk with them. They are helpful with recommendations for events, activities and food.
    The neighborhood is so beautiful and Susan's yard is a very "Zen" place. The breakfast was fabulous too!!

    July 2014
  • We had an amazing experience at Peaceful Haven. Susan and Todd were unbelievable hosts and made us feel very welcome. Susan made delicious food during our stay! We will be sure to recommend their B and B to anyone passing through area and personally will stay again when traveling through the area.

    June 2014
  • We could not have asked for a better visit! It really was more like a visit than a "reservation" because Susan and Todd made us feel like friends in their home. It was a peaceful neighborhood and everything we needed was provided. Even a 5am hottub!! sweet!

    June 2014
  • Susan was a kind, generous, and accommodating hostess. I had gone to Des Moines for a date and when plans fell through she talked to me about a variety of things to do in Des Moines with my newly acquired free time. I liked it so much that I might just go back! The food was great too. Thank you Susan for everything!

    June 2014
  • What a wonderful Airbnb experience. This is a true bed & breakfast with 4 rooms available. Susan and Todd are fantastic hosts, and my week-long stay was thoroughly enjoyable. I had everything i needed. I look forward to staying at Iowa Peaceful Haven again next time I'm in Des Moines!

    April 2014
  • I cannot say enough good things about Susan's house and my stay with her and her husband. Susan responded immediately to my request and was eager to show me around once I arrived. The house is gorgeous and Susan has put a lot of thought and effort in to where things are located and accessible to their guests. The entire time I felt welcomed and relaxed, they really are wonderful people. My room was so comfortable, plenty of room to work on my laptop, watch tv, or take a nap on the extremely comfortable queen size bed. Bathroom/shower were in pristine condition and really had me appreciating Susan's efforts that much more. This place is extremely clean and peaceful, short trip to downtown, and even shorter trip to the airport. If I ever need a home away from home in Des Moines Susan's house is it.

    April 2014
  • My stay with Susan and Todd was extraordinarily lovely. Her home is beautiful to be sure, But she is just the.most warm and gracious person you would ever want to meet. Todd and Susan are delightful. Todd draws the line at kissing his guests goodnight on the head, however. LOL! You guys are simply the best!!! :-)

    March 2014
  • I've stayed with Susan and Todd before, and the experience was as great as the last time. A beautiful room, fantastic breakfast and great company.

    January 2014
  • This bed and breakfast is quite simply the best choice for anyone visiting Des Moines - not simply because of the wonderful rooms and amenities - but due to the hospitality of the hosts, Susan and Todd.

    Every detail of the home is thought through meticulously making the aesthetic of the house is warm and inviting. And throughout your stay, Susan and Todd see to your every need even before you know that you need them - quite a unique talent.

    October 2013
  • Susan and Todd were awesome hosts, the breakfast was perfect, and the conversation was amazing. I will be recommending their place to anyone and everyone. Thanks again for everything!

    August 2013
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Retired US Military
We are an empty nest professional couple in our mid-40'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 Administrative Officer for Homeland Security in Iowa.
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