Great Des Moines location, 3 minutes to downtown.Porch and sunroom facing Grand
The Grand Home on Grand Avenue!
The Grand Home on Grand Avenue!
14 guests
4 bedrooms
7 beds
3.5 baths
14 guests
4 bedrooms
7 beds
3.5 baths
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Grand mansion in fantastic location! Best deal on Airbnb in Des Moines for the money. 3 stories with 4 big bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Miss Chandria Page will meet and greet, she is a prompt and smart mother of 3, amazing hostess! Outdoor patio with grill seats 10+. This is a great space for a small group but can sleep 14 plus! This is a huge comfortable home with lots of amenities!

The space

The Hamilton family built this home in 1917 then built the "Hamilton" apartments next door in 1929. The house has tremendous character, decorated in an eclectic 50's style . Historic home has all modern amenities including high speed internet, flatscreen televisions, extended cable and more. We've put in a new outdoor patio with seating for 10+ with gas grill.

Guest access

Parking for 7 cars in the rear by the big hickory tree. Front and side door keyless entry pads. You will be provided your own access code prior to arrival.

Interaction with guests

Miss Chandria Page will be your primary hostess. She is kind and fun, knows Des Moines super well, you will love her!

Other things to note

We will do all we can to ensure you have a wonderful stay. Sit out on the front porch or on the new brick patio with table seating for ten (and gas grill). Look through the restaurant guide for the many places that are within walking distance. Let us know your needs, we are happy to help.

Wireless Internet

Extra people $37 NZD / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee $111 NZD
Security Deposit $296 NZD
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price $370 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 toddler bed
Bedroom 3
3 single beds
Bedroom 4
1 sofa bed
Common spaces
2 sofas

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 11AM

There may be additional costs associated with hosting party or using home as a venue. Please discuss with host before booking.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - wide stairwells with rails except the stairway to the attic


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

27 Reviews

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Tony User Profile
October 2017
I booked The Grand Mansion for our engagement weekend. The house provided ample space so both of our families, who were traveling from out of town could stay and celebrate all under one roof. It turned out to be an amazing weekend, despite having to change my proposal plans due to a 100% chance of rain on Saturday. The main floor was an excellent common space for everyone to gather and conversate. 8 people stayed in the house and 5 others were able to come by and socialize during the day with tons of room to spare. The hosts checked in through text, to make sure the house was meeting all of our expectations. The outside patio was an excellent feature to be able to enjoy the nice fall air. I would strongly suggest this house for any large group looking for a great place, in an awesome location. Thank you again for making our weekend special!

Michelle User Profile
October 2017
This was a fantastic place to stay! Highly recommend!! Beautiful home! Lots of space for our group in a nice area of Des Moines! Great location to walk to bars and restaurants! Communication was wonderful! Everyone was so kind and helpful! Owners were very accommodating for an early check-in! Thanks for everything! We will remember this place for future visits! :) Thank you!

Michelle User Profile
October 2017
The home was so lovely and spacious for us! Highly recommend

Alex User Profile
October 2017
Awesome stay!

Susan User Profile
September 2017
Four girls overnite vacation. Home is excellently set up , all we wanted it to be. I hope we have another chance to enjoy such a great place. Thanks

Daniel User Profile
September 2017
This house is really cool. Great for big groups, and an excellent neighborhood. Definitely considering using this location again next time we need to house a group of people.

Mitchell & Sarah User Profile
September 2017
This house is amazing! There is tons of room and each room is so private and quiet which made them perfect for nap time for the kiddos. We loved the character and charm of the house and would love to stay there again on a future visit to Des Moines. It's also perfectly located on Grand for easy access to downtown and great restaurants within walking distance. Thank you!

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Chandria User Profile


I am Chandria: beloved wife, mother of three amazing children, animal lover, avid reader, cook, baker, candle stick maker (not really :) and enthusiastic host.

My husband and I have been together for 20 years. We used to travel extensively throughout the states and internationally. Now with our children's busy schedules we are content with the trips we make for their activities, family visits to CA & FL, and the occasional couple's get-away to Minneapolis or Kansas City.

We have two dogs, two rabbits, a tortoise, and fish. All of are animals are rescues except the fish. I will read anything, but prefer historical fiction, biographies & memoirs, and the occasional mystery. My favorite authors are Gary Jennings, Pat Conroy, Nelson DeMille, Isabelle Allende, Lisa See, Michael Connelly, and Jonathan Kellerman. David Sedaris and Tom Robbins make me laugh hysterically. I could go on and on... I enjoy baking all kinds of desserts and cooking anything and everything, especially Indian, Greek, Italian, and American comfort cuisine.

I was actually born into the hospitality industry, as my grandparents owned two restaurants. By the age of five I was selling flowers by their front door, at ten I was helping to seat people, bus tables & wash dishes (I guess no one was enforcing the child labor laws in the 80's), by 15 I was waiting tables. Since then I have worked every front and back of the house position in a restaurant. My concentration has been in fine dining for the last 25 years. I can definitely help you find the perfect place to eat in Des Moines.

I am good friends with Connor and started out cleaning the House on Grand. I recently took over hosting duties and absolutely adore it! I live close and am easily accessible. The house is set up for self check-in, but I enjoy meeting with the guests when it is convenient for them. Just a few minutes to get to know new and exciting people and show them all of amenities the house has to offer. Anything I can do to accommodate your stay and make it the best possible visit is my pleasure!

About the home

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This is Connor’s place.
Chandria helps host.

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