Completely private space including bonus room, master bedroom, two full baths and parlor in upper right half of this spacious South of Grand home. Guests have private access via back staircase. Guests also have access to shared spaces including screened-in back porch, patio, and washer and dryer in basement.
Private upstairs space including three rooms and two full baths. Private access through back porch and garage up back staircase.
The landing at top of stairs opens to bonus room with 43 inch smart TV (complimentary Netflix, Hulu, Sling TV), sofa, and armchair. The IKEA sofa folds down into a full-size bed with comfortable futon mattress (no springs!). The bonus room closet with double doors includes a full-size futon on wood frame for an extra smaller-sized guest. Also off the landing are a full bath with claw-foot tub and a light-filled parlor with view of patio and tree covered backyard. The parlor has a drop leaf table with two chairs and refreshment center with mini-fridge and Keurig coffee maker. Two 10-packs of Peet's or Starbucks provided. Bring your own cream and sugar.
The master bedroom is accessed through the parlor and contains a queen-size bed, dresser, chair, nightstand, and two closets with shelving and plenty of room for hanging clothes. The master bath has two sinks and a full size bathtub with shower.
Guests also have access to screened-in porch and patio at back of house, which are common spaces shared with the owner and can be accessed from the back staircase or around side path. Guests may also use the washer and dryer in the basement, which is also accessible from private back staircase.
The house is located just two blocks from the Des Moines Arts Center, Rose Garden, and Greenwood/Ashworth Park and Bill Riley trailhead, seven minutes from the Pappajohn Sculpture Park, and six minutes from Historic Valley Junction in West Des Moines. Walk one mile to to La Mie Bakery, The Cheese Shop, The Juice Company, Pal Joey's, Sully's Irish Pub, and Viva La Bamba. A little further down Ingersoll you will find Eatery A, The Cheese Bar, Zanzibar's Coffee Adventure, Krunkwich, Sakari Sushi, Harbinger, Creme Cupcake, and many other restaurants.
Guests have password-protected access to whole home wifi with super fast 500 MBPS cable internet including Sling TV, Netflix, and Hulu.
The guest space is totally private including private access via back staircase accessible through the single car garage and back porch. Guests are provided with garage door remote and key to rental. Guests have one parking space to left of garage and next to house. On-street parking is also available.
Available by text and phone to answer any questions. Guests are welcome to ring the doorbells on front of house or knock.
This is an older house with fewer electrical outlets and light switches for those accustomed to new construction. The bonus room and master bathroom have grounded outlets, however the bathroom with claw-foot tub has no outlets. Adapters are provided.
I work full time and my son attends middle school, so we expect guests to be respectful and quiet after 9:00 PM on school nights. This is a quiet neighborhood with steady pedestrian traffic, and we expect guests to be respectful of neighbors and passers by. Guests have a dedicated parking space in the driveway.
I am a father of three amazing kids and an Oregon native who has lived in Michigan, Massachusetts, and North Carolina before moving to Des Moines in 2012. I enjoy running and cycling on the fabulous paved trails network in and around the Des Moines Metro area, vacationing on the North Carolina coast, and visiting family and friends on the West Coast. I recently visited my daughter in Copenhagen, Denmark, and had a fabulous time enjoying this beautiful city and its surroundings with her.