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Overview of 4 Bedroom 2 Bath House - Walking Distance to Gray's Lake - Near Downtown

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4 bedrooms, Internet
Living Room
Living Room
4 bedrooms, Internet
Private Kitchen

4 Bedroom 2 Bath House - Walking Distance to Gray's Lake - Near Downtown

3.9/5 Good

Entire home

4 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 9

Popular amenities

  • Outdoor Space

Explore the area

    Popular LocationPrincipal Park2 min drive
    Popular LocationDes Moines Civic Center3 min drive
    Popular LocationGray’s Lake Park3 min drive
    AirportDes Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.)7 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

4 Bedroom 2 Bath House - Walking Distance to Gray's Lake - Near Downtown

Adults-only vacation home in Des Moines
This 4 bed 2 bath suite is perfect for the out of towners looking to enjoy Des Moines to it's fullest. You will be minutes from EVERYTHING that downtown Des Moines has to offer. Not to mention, you can walk to Gray’s Lake, Confluence Brewing, and the Angry Goldfish. Due to the magnificent accessibility, you can be shopping at Jordan Creek Mall in 15 minutes or enjoying Adventureland within 15 minutes. The place is spacious for families and couples to entertain, relax, or even stay in.

All four beds are queen beds, the space is fully outfitted with all of the essentials and even some extra stuff for those that may have forgotten on their travels. Hardwood flooring throughout this house with modern amenities make this a vacation house you are sure to enjoy. There is plenty of space in the back for parking and access via the driveway or back alley.
Guest accommodations at this vacation home feature patios.

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Property amenities


  • Internet access


  • 4 bedrooms


  • 2 bathrooms

Outdoor areas

  • Patio


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property


  • Sleeps 9
  • Unit size: 1450 sq ft (135 sq m)

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The price per-night is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited

Property is also known as

4 Bedroom 2 Bath House Walking Distance Gray's Lake Downtown
4 Bedroom 2 Bath Walking Distance Gray's Lake Downtown
4 Bedroom 2 Bath House Walking Distance Gray's Lake Downtown
4 Bedroom 2 Bath House Walking Distance Gray's Lake Downtown
4 Bedroom 2 Bath Walking Distance Gray's Lake Downtown

About this area

Des Moines

This vacation home is located in Des Moines. Hoyt Sherman Place is a cultural highlight and some of the area's popular attractions include Iowa State Fairgrounds and Blank Park Zoo. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Wells Fargo Arena or Principal Park.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Ruan Center - 2 min drive
  • Principal Park - 2 min drive
  • Des Moines Civic Center - 3 min drive
  • Walnut Street Bridge - 3 min drive
  • Gray’s Lake Park - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Des Moines International Airport (DSM) - 7 min drive


  • Confluence Brewing Company — 14 min walk
  • Tumea & Sons — 20 min walk
  • Exile Brewing Company — 3 min drive
  • Mad Meatball — 3 min drive

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 4 out of 11 reviews
5 - Excellent 36%
Rating 4 - Good. 4 out of 11 reviews
4 - Good 36%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 11 reviews
3 - Okay 9%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 11 reviews
2 - Poor 18%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 11 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Great place if you are in town for the City.
Everything about the experience, from reservation to check-out was great! Owner maintained clear communications through the entire process. Location is fantastic. Easy to find, central location, easy access for shopping and cuisine. The only slight negative is that the property is a bit more dated than it seems in the photos. If you are looking for a stay where you need to use the kitchen a lot and you are use to the most up-to-date appliances, or where your group wants a "resort experience", this may not be the best choice for you. But if you need a place to sleep safely and comfortably while you are in Des Moines, this is a great find at a great price. If business brings me and my team back to Des Moines for 3 or 4 days, I would not hesitate to stay here again.

2/5 Poor

Great Location A little run down
Pros: Location, 10 minutes from downtown and the DSM airport. Ample space. Bathrooms were clean. Cons: Photos don't accurately depict the condition of the house. I like older homes, but this property could use some routine maintenance. There is a strong musty odor when you enter. Probably dampness in the basement. The front steps are hazardous and the doorknob came off in our hand when we tried to open the front door from the outside. Little things like an old stove, broken tiles and stink bugs in the bedroom , half used toiletries in the bathrooms add up. The back alley entrance is so rutted that you have to be extra careful to center the car over the ruts to avoid damage.

2/5 Poor

Sorry, but It wasn't as described
The owner was very easy to get a hold of and accommodated us coming in early. However, the house is on a very busy and noisy street. There are two room air conditioners for the whole house.We couldn't close bedroom doors for privacy or it got hot. Owner had many fans for the rooms, but I thought it was central air conditioned. The circuit breaker had to flipped every other day and in the middle of the night. Laundry facilities were in a scary looking basement and the kitchen stove is very old and burned our eyes and throat when we opened the oven door. The place had a lot of deferred maintenance but it was located very close to downtown. I will probably stay in a hotel next time.

5/5 Excellent

Family reunion
Very nice place. Accommodated the six of us very well. Easy access to everywhere we needed to go. Recommend this place. Matt was very available. Thanks

4/5 Good

Priced appropriately for age and condition of home
We stayed in the property over the weekend and felt the home met our needs and appreciated how centrally the home was located (just off the downtown.) It is an older home and because of that the price is appropriate. The only thing that I would say was actually disappointing is that the home is advertised as sleeping 9. There are only four bedrooms with queen beds in each - so it really sleeps 8. We thought there might be a fold-away or pull out somewhere, but there was not. The only other place we felt a person could plausibly sleep was a small sofa in the living room which did not pull out - better for smaller children. There were also no blankets or linens provided for this 9th sleeping place - even though we reserved the home for 9 people. Overall, it was warm and cozy - just what we needed.

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