Spacious, 4 Br, 2 Bath, Quiet Home. Comfortably Sleeps 10 People.
About Leslie Gearhart
I was born in Newton, Iowa and have lived in DSM since 1984. I was co-owner of Metropolitan Properties for 19 years. We were a woman owned company that started by purchasing substandard central city properties we rehabbed ourselves to provides safe rental housing for women and their children primarily. In 2000 we won a 7 month long fight to save the Arlington and Hallet apartment buildings from demolition in downtown Des Moines. We had both buildings placed on the National Historic Register. They are located at 1301 & 1305 Locust St. adjacent to the Pappajohn Sculpture Park in the Western Gateway. We sold those 2 builldings and most of the 152 units we had aquired over the years to slow down. My former business partner kept one of our buildings and I started HomeBaseDSM to provide short term, furnished rental housing.
Leslie Gearhart purchased this House in 2014
Why Leslie Gearhart chose Beaverdale
I made an offer to buy this house the first time I saw it. I love older homes, love Des Moines, and the Beaverdale neighborhood is teriffic. I have made a living rehabbing older properties in Des Moines for over 25 years and while I wanted to slow down, I am not ready to retire. This property had fairly good care over its interesting life. However it still required significant investment in rehab and updates. Just the thing I love to do.
What makes this House unique
This home has a great vibe and it very comfortable to be in. It has beautiful hardwood floors downstairs, a fireplace and large livingroom. I fell in love with the private back yard. I also love that it is within walking distance of the Beaverdale Business district.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We had a family gathering here a year ago, and it worked well so we came back again this year. The house is clean and the kitchen is well stocked with cooking utensils. It’s a warm and welcoming place.
Leslie’s home was comfortable and very clean. It is located in a nice, centralized area, and close to many good restaurants. Thank you for providing our family with such a wonderful place to stay. We will definitely stay there again next time we are in Des Moines.
Family reunion in Urbandale
The house in Beaverdale was perfect for two families. We had a great time and loved the location of the home. It had all of the amenities we needed.
We had a great time staying for a family wedding. The location gave us the space and flexibility we needed.
Nice and cozy
A Perfect home away from home
This home is so cozy, comfortable, clean and has everything you would need. I had my family stay together for a graduation and we even cancelled our dinner plans to just stay and be together in your home and barbaque. The coffee and treats you left were so good, thank you for your wonderful hospitality.