About this listing
Come stay in the heart of Ames. You can't beat the location of this historic four bedroom home -- within one block walking distance of Iowa State University (Go Cyclones!), Jack Trice Stadium (football), Hilton Coliseum (basketball), Fisher Theater, and CY Stephens Auditorium.
Ease of access to many conveniences but still has the outdoor feel to it because of the creek and green space surrounding it.
Drop your bags and your worries behind as you check-in to this four bedroom, well maintained historic home (2,000 sq ft - built in 1900!) with plenty of beds - one king/two queens/two twins, two bathrooms, a living room with TV, kitchen, dining area that seats 12 people, office area, and central heat/air with Nest thermostat. Newly renovated kitchen complete with stove, microwave, toaster oven, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, dishes, cooking utensils, and coffee maker.
Enjoy the cozy front porch in our quaint neighborhood. Off-street parking for multiple cars. Here, you can blend right into the neighborhood and feel like a local.
Large fenced backyard to enjoy with the family. Overlooking huge trees, the landscaped yard with creek, we offer the experience of having the city at the front door and the country at back.
If you're in the mood for a walk or biking, the bike path starts right around the corner and connects you to some of Ames's most vibrant neighborhoods. The trail runs north and south through Ames to four city parks.
We use a keyless lock and will send you a door code for easy "check-in" and "check-out". You will have access to the entire main house, come and go as you please without worrying about disturbing anyone. Off street parking.
Interaction with guests
We will be staying in the basement (separate entrance door) and are available if you need anything. We respect the privacy of our guests so we are here if you need us, but may not see you at all if our schedules are busy.
We have two young kids. You may, on occasion, see them greet you. Feel free to say hello!
Other things to note
Bicycles available if desired.
No smoking inside house, including mudroom - $500 fee or cost of remediation of smell, whichever is greater.
Shoes off in house please.
No strong chemical smells such as perfume.
Each person should be accounted for within your reservation.
Please leave home in a reasonably clean and orderly condition that will allow us to fully refund your deposit as we would love to do. We are eco friendly and would appreciate keeping the thermostat at a reasonable temperature while in the home and adjusting if leaving for the day.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
This host has 1 review for other properties.View other reviews
We're a family of four living in Ames. My wife is a professor and I am an event marketer that produces events for Fortune 500 companies. We love traveling and hosting guests.