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Looking out of the main living area to the deck overlooking the lakeSpacious deck overlooking the lake
Beautiful and Relaxing Lakehome
Beautiful and Relaxing Lakehome
8 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2.5 baths
8 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2.5 baths
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We are an easy 20-30 minute drive to everywhere in Omaha. In every bedroom you will find fresh 100% cotton sheets, an iron, ironing board, a hair dryer, snacks, and bottled water. Enjoy the large screen TV in the lower level and wifi throughout the home. Comfortably sleeps 8 with one bathroom in the lower level and one in the upper level. Relax and unwind on our large shaded deck and patio overlooking the lake. Enjoy fishing or a leisurely walk on the 1.7 mile trail around the lake.

The space

You will love the gorgeous views while relaxing on our deck, patio, or from inside our beautiful and spacious home! You will enjoy three private bedrooms each with queen-size comfortable beds. The main level bedroom has an attached full private bathroom. We also have an extra super comfortable double bed in the lower level in an open area (see photos). Two of the lower level bedrooms are a suite of two bedrooms with a shared Jack and Jill bathroom. In addition to using our upper level, you can use our walk-out lower level for relaxing, watching television, and playing pool on our full-sized pool table. Please note that our lower level is not fully finished. The bedrooms, bathroom, ceilings, and lighting are finished as you can see. They are newly drywalled, newly painted, newly carpeted and ceramic tiled, and with new lighting and ceiling fans. The bedrooms and bathroom are exceptionally clean and comfortable.

Guest access

You will have access to all areas of our home except: 1) the main floor master bedroom suite areas where my husband and I will be residing; 2) the lower level storage areas; and 3) the garage. You can use our circle driveway to park your car(s), enter through our front door, use our living room, lower level pool table area, patio, and deck for relaxing. It's an easy 30-minute drive to TD Ameritrade Park, Old Market, CenturyLink Center, and the Henry Doorly Zoo. Our washer and dryer are available for your use upon request.

Interaction with guests

Small to moderate amount--depending on your preference. My husband or I will be present for the majority of time during your stay.

Other things to note

My husband and I will be at the house for the majority of the time while you are there. We'll provide a simple breakfast for you each morning. We usually have cereal, fresh whole milk, fresh fruit, juices, coffee, toast, and yogurt. We have wireless internet available for your use at all times. We strive to make your visit comfortable, relaxing, and enjoyable.

Amenities
Wireless Internet
Internet
Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Prices
Extra people $30 NZD / night after 6 guests
Weekend Price $452 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 double bed, 1 couch, 2 air mattresses
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad

Check-in can be as early as 4:00 p.m. and check-out by 11:00 a.m. (We are flexible--just let us know.) We'd like lights out and folks going to sleep by midnight. No parties. Absolutely no smoking or any type of tobacco use or illegal drug use anywhere--inside or outside at any time during your stay with us. Alcoholic beverages in moderation are allowed. We do not smoke or have pets. We do love pets though, and would consider allowing a small well trained, well cared for, dog if we are notified in advance.

Cancellations
Safety features
Smoke detector
Availability
1 night minimum stay

22 Reviews

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Lydia User Profile
October 2017
Fran and Barney are kind and personable hosts. This was our second stay - this time with our 4 children - and we were delighted to be in their home. They made us all feel welcome and engaged in conversation with the kids in a kindly manner. The entire stay could be summed up with "They made us feel very welcome in their home."
Fran User Profile
Response from Fran:
Thank you so much Lydia! We loved having you and it was so much to meet your delightful children! Please come back soon!
October 2017

Maria User Profile
August 2017
If we could rate our stay with Fran & Barney 6 out of 5 stars, we would. We were 3 adults and 3 kids in town to watch the total eclipse, and Fran and Barney couldn't have been more generous or thoughtful: Making sure we had eclipse glasses, giving us information on how to get around and how to find an eclipse-watching spot, providing a generous breakfast that we and our kids loved, stocking every room with water and snacks, and even washing my son's shirt when he got food all over it! We had an unforgettable trip due in no small part to the kindness of Fran and Barney and the comfort of their lovely home. One of the kids even cried when we told him we were only staying there one night! I can't recommend Fran & Barney's home and hospitality enough!
Fran User Profile
Response from Fran:
Wow! I really appreciate your kind review and your private feedbaqck! We absolutely loved hosting you and your wonderful family! I'm especially excited to hear that you found a perfect spot to watch the total eclipse!!! I already miss you guys!!! I do wish you could have stayed a little longer so the boys could have had a little fishing excursion at the lake--but that's another trip--one that couldn't possibly match an eclipse-watching trip!!! I hope our paths will cross again someday!
August 2017

Lisa User Profile
August 2017
Fran and Barney were great. Extremely personable and welcoming all of us. Accommodations were very nice and we felt like we had our own little home away from home. Fran's breakfasts were delish and a perfect way to start the day. Hope to come back some day!

Mike User Profile
August 2017
This is a fabulous place in an absolutely beautiful location. Fran is a wonderful host and we would highly recommend spending some time here if your in the omaha area.

Jason User Profile
August 2017
Our stay at Fran's was amazing. There was plenty of space for our two kids (aged 3.5 and 1.5) to run around and not be underfoot. My parents drove up from Texas and Fran was more than accommodating to their needs (my mother has a walker and some dietary restrictions). Fran was amazing at helping us get around and very knowledgeable about things to see. Fran's Place is in a quiet, beautiful, safe neighborhood that feels further from the city than it actually is. It was a perfect retreat after sightseeing in Omaha. It felt more like home than just a place to lay our heads.

Elizabeth User Profile
July 2017
We spent five days at this residence. The accommodations were very clean and comfortable. We used three of the bedrooms, all of which had soft linens and beautiful furnishings. The views from the home (by day and night) were breathtaking. Our hosts were friendly, informative and made our stay extremely memorable. Driving to and from downtown for activities was very convenient. If you like to walk/run, there is an awesome trail around the lake within steps of the home. Enjoy the abundance of wildlife while sitting on the upper deck enjoying a refreshment. The current set-up in the lower quarters includes a pool table, game table, sitting area with a t.v. and access to an exterior patio. If you want to grab some coffee while in those quarters, there is a small coffee bar (stocked) and a small refrigerator for your personal needs (e.g wine, champagne, creamer). Oh, and don't let me forget the scrumptious breakfast each morning - your hosts are gifted in the food prep and presentation department. This home is perfect in every way! We'll definitely be booking future stays!
Fran User Profile
Response from Fran:
Thank you so much, Elizabeth, for your nice review. I do hope we'll have the pleasure of hosting you and your lovely family again!
July 2017

Mike User Profile
July 2017
Nice location and house. Kids enjoyed the pool table. We came much later than expected but Fran was there to welcome us none the less. Thanks.
Fran User Profile
Response from Fran:
Thank you for staying with us! We enjoyed meeting you and your nice family! We'd love to host you again sometime!
July 2017

Omaha, Nebraska, United StatesJoined in April 2014
Fran User Profile

I'm originally from Orleans, Nebraska and have lived in Nebraska all my life. My husband is originally from Texas, but being from an active duty Army family, he lived in several different places including Arizona, Texas, Nebraska, and Alaska. Our profile picture is at our 40th anniversary celebration. We have two wonderful grown children who both live in the Omaha area, two adorable grandsons and a beautiful little granddaughter!!! Our children and grandchildren are our lives! I have a full-time job as a speech/language pathologist in Omaha and absolutely love working with children and helping them improve their communication skills. My husband is retired from teaching and from serving 40 years with the Nebraska Army National Guard. He is now an avid trap shooter. We built our lake home five years ago. Instead of downsizing, we upsized (rather unnecessarily), but we've always wanted to live on a lake with pretty views, and now we have that AND some extra room, so we've decided to open it up to guests. I love meeting and hosting my airbnb guests!!!

Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a day

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