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West Unit of the Historic J.B. McHose House in Boone, Near Seven Oaks!

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Exterior of the J.B. McHose House looking northeast

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Last updated: 08/11/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Enjoy a historic, spacious brick home 15 minutes from Ames, Iowa! The J.B. McHose House is located in the town of Boone (population 12,500) and is part of the downtown district. Guests are just a short walk from stores, restaurants and entertainment! Shop, dine, catch a movie at the local theater or enjoy a cold beverage at a nearby brewery – it’s all within walking distance!

Boone is a historic railroad town with a past rich in culture and pride. Enjoy a ride on the Chinese Steam locomotive at the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad; visit the historic birthplace of First Lady Mamie Eisenhower; play a round of golf or take a dip in the Boone Municipal Pool located in McHose Park (which was gifted to the city of Boone by J.B. McHose). Seven Oaks is also just a short drive where you can ski and snowboard in winter and rent canoes for a scenic ride down the Des Moines River in summer and fall.

Boone is also just 15 minutes away from Ames, Iowa, home of Iowa State University and the ISU Cyclones. Ames has many wonderful amenities, including the new Furman Aquatic Center, University Museums and Reiman Gardens. The possibilities for entertainment in the Boone and Ames area are endless!


History of the J.B. McHose Home:

J.B. McHose was the owner of a brick and tile manufacturing company in Boone. McHose was a progressive leader who led many projects to improve the community. An admirer of Teddy Roosevelt, McHose’ main interest was the development of parks for the enjoyment of the public. McHose and his wife donated the land and funds to the city with the intent to build a city park. McHose Park is the product of their generosity and is used year-round by hundreds of people. There is also a statue of Theodore Roosevelt in the park. Be sure to find it!

J.B. McHose built his home in 1910 with bricks from his brick and tile factory. The home is a duplex, but at the time was called a ”double-house”. With two four-bedroom homes (a West Unit and East Unit) that are 'book-matched' together in the center the home affords a great deal of living space. McHose and his wife lived in the East Unit while his mother lived in the West Unit. THIS LISTING IS FOR THE WEST UNIT.

The exterior of the J.B. McHose House features hand-chiseled brick to give the appearance of rough stone, deep red mortar joints, horizontal bands of sandstone on the front and sides, low hip roofs with deep eaves, and “blind” entrances to each unit. These features were hallmarks of the Prairie School Style of Architecture that was appearing in the Midwest shortly after the turn of the century.

The J.B. McHose House West Unit offers approximately 2,000 square feet of living space. The first floor has an entry with a foyer, a hall with a beautiful open staircase, a large living room and a large dining room. The house also features a galley kitchen complete with dishes and cookware. All you need to do is bring the food! The second floor features four bedrooms and a bathroom with walk-in shower. On a hot summer day you can enjoy a cold glass of lemonade on the wonderful front porch.

Please be our guest at the J.B. McHose House West Unit!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    The House is child friendly but not child proof....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • The bathroom is located upstairs and includes a shower.

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Historic

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village:

    Located adjacent to downtown Boone....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A grill is available and is shared with the East Unit...moreless

 

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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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2 night min stay
$120 $150
Fri, Sat
$750 $2,000
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 08/11/2016
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Location

1.8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Boone Municipal Airport
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Boone Depot
Boone, IA, USA
Nearest Ferry
Rose Ferry stopped operating in the late 1800's
1.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Cedar Pointe Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Train
Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad
1.8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
U.S. Highway 30
0.07 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Subway Restaurant
5.8 Miles
Nearest Ski
Seven Oaks Recreation
12.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Don Williams Recreation Area

Car: Necessary

The J.B. McHose House is located in downtown Boone. Guests are just a short walk from stores, restaurants and entertainment! Shop, dine, catch a movie at the local theater or enjoy a cold beverage at a nearby brewery – all within a short walking distance!

Boone is a historic railroad town with a past rich in culture and pride. Enjoy a ride on a steam locomotive at the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad; visit the historic birthplace of First Lady Mamie Eisenhower; play a round of golf on area courses or take a dip in the Boone Municipal Pool located in McHose Park. Seven Oaks Recreation is also just a short drive where you can ski and snowboard in winter and rent canoes for a scenic ride down the Des Moines River in summer and the fall.

Please be our guest at the J.B. McHose House!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: Boone is my home, where I went to school. I work as a city administrator and spend my free time restoring old homes. I have always been interested in the craftsmanship and beauty of old buildings and enjoy nothing more than bringing them back to life!

Why the Owner Chose Boone, IA, USA:
The J.B. McHose House is located in the town of Boone (population 12,500) and is part of the downtown district. Guests are just a short walk from stores, restaurants and entertainment! Shop, dine, catch a movie at the local theater or enjoy a cold beverage at a nearby brewery – it’s all within walking distance!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Boone is a historic railroad town with a past rich in culture and pride. Enjoy a ride on the Chinese Steam locomotive at the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad; visit the historic birthplace of First Lady Mamie Eisenhower; play a round of golf or take a dip in the Boone Municipal Pool located in McHose Park (which was gifted to the city of Boone by J.B. McHose). Seven Oaks is also just a short drive where you can ski and snowboard in winter and rent canoes for a scenic ride down the Des Moines River in summer and fall. Boone is also just 15 minutes away from Ames, Iowa, home of Iowa State University and the ISU Cyclones. Ames has many wonderful amenities, including the new Furman Aquatic Center, University Museums and Reiman Gardens. The possibilities for entertainment in the Boone and Ames area are endless!


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Exterior of the J.B. McHose House looking northeast

    Exterior of the J.B. McHose House looking northeast

  • View two of porch

    View two of porch

  • Cut glass window in entry

    Cut glass window in entry

  • View of foyer form kitchen

    View of foyer form kitchen

  • View two of living room

    View two of living room

  • View two of dining room

    View two of dining room

  • View staircase from entry

    View staircase from entry

  • Upstairs hall

    Upstairs hall

  • View one of bedroom 2

    View one of bedroom 2

  • View one of bedroom 3

    View one of bedroom 3

  • View one of bedroom 4

    View one of bedroom 4

  • West Unit of the J.B. McHose House

    West Unit of the J.B. McHose House

  • View one of porch

    View one of porch

  • Entry to West Unit

    Entry to West Unit

  • View of foyer from entry

    View of foyer from entry

  • View one of living room

    View one of living room

  • View one of dining room

    View one of dining room

  • View one of kitchen

    View one of kitchen

  • Upstairs bathroom

    Upstairs bathroom

  • Bedrom 1

    Bedrom 1

  • View two of bedroom 2

    View two of bedroom 2

  • View two of bedroom 3

    View two of bedroom 3

  • View two of bedroom 4

    View two of bedroom 4

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, August 21, 2016

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