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Cute And Cozy 2br 1ba Cottage At Broadhorn Farm

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Our cottage is the perfect place to stay for a weekend get-away-from-it-all trip. 2 BDRM (2 queen beds) and 1 BA decorated in a cool, airy style. Located right off I-35 just 20 minutes from Des Moines, IA. The bath has been restored to the era of the house. It's a perfect location for Madison County Covered Bridge Tours, Winery visits (there are 3 just a stones throw away). Iowa hunters, hot air balloonists and others traveling through Iowa or Iowans wanting a weekend away from the hustle and bustle. Daily Rate is $115 with discounts on week long and monthly reservations. Happy Travels!

Julie Donaghy
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2017

What makes this cottage unique

We're in central Iowa - very good location for exploring all sorts of things around the state. We're also close to several water trails for kayaking or rafting.


Truro Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Both bedrooms with light and airy cottage decor and queen beds. Daybed on lower level and kids beds available on request (pack n play & toddler bed)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
Check in after 2pm unless otherwise arranged. Check out is 11am


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Cute And Cozy 2br 1ba Cottage At Broadhorn Farm
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 22 reviews

Great place to get away from it all!

  • 4 of 5

Loved the fields with the cattle, the chickens, the peacefulness and the nice home. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at the cottage over Easter weekend and had a wonderful time. Julie's cottage has all that you need plus some. The farm was a wonderful place away from city. We enjoyed the fresh farm eggs for breakfast and Julie would do anything to make our stay the best. Thank you Julie. We will be back.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, I don't know about "anything" ;-) but I do try to ensure guests are comfortable and pleased with their stay! Thanks for spending your Easter Holiday with us at the farm....we'd love to have you back sometime. Safe & Happy Travels!
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Great little place in the country

  • 4 of 5

While not real fancy our stay was very comfortable. We enjoyed the rural setting, cows in the nearby pastures, chickens roaming the barnyard. We had a small problem when we arrived but Julie took care of it right away and everything was fine. Even though we were busy checking out some of the nearby attractions and gone most of the day it was a peaceful place to return to.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you all were very comfortable! I get a lot of comments on just how comfortable the beds are and how cozy the house is.... I hope you all enjoyed the fresh fruit and cinnamon rolls and were also able to find the activities guides I left for you. Thanks for staying with us.
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What a refreshing country stay!

  • 5 of 5

There's so much to do in the area but the house is so nice we also just enjoyed staying in, having a bonfire and watching the animals. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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thanks for sharing your wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

The beds were so was the best night of sleep I've had in a long time!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Nightmare - The review we never wanted to write

  • 1 of 5

We are very sad to leave this review. But, we feel that we need to, so that we can warn others. When we arrived the basement smelled moldy. We could barely see out the dirty windows, and the sills were fulls of dead flies. The stove was dangerous with all the burners igniting when we used just one. The mattress was good but the sheets were very uncomfortable (100% polyester). After two (out of three) nights, we were so tired and uncomfortable we just wanted to go home. I went over my message to Julie four times to be sure it was written kindly. She offered different sheets and to clean the basement; even offered us a different house. Very generous. We hoped it would be better. When we arrived, my husband asked me to chose a bedroom. The house is very near the interstate so we chose the room farthest from the noise. Both beds appeared to have dirty sheets, so we sent Julie a message asking for a refund. When I was waiting in our van for her reply, she drove up, marched over angrily and demanded we show her the beds. My husband had tried to clean off one of them; the other still had several hairs under the pillows. Julie yelled at us, accusing us of trying to get money out of them and making personal accusations that were very offensive.We were shocked. She yelled at us to get out. Most bags were still packed, but I needed to pack our food. She followed me into the kitchen and ran around banging chairs against the table. When I started to cry, she apologized for being harsh but continued to say terrible things to my husband. Her husband came and was even angrier, cussing out my husband. I thoroughly cleaned the kitchen and took our small amount of garbage from lunch. They ran around to see if we had stolen anything and threatened to call the police (crazy!!). We kept our voices calm and packed up rapidly, fearing that they would turn violent. We were so thankful to get out of there. An hour later she texted me and accused me of going back to plant hairs in the bed. Honestly! We have received no refund, and not even the deposit was returned (which she promised to do, according to the contract, pending inspection - and we had left the other house neat, even leaving a plant as a thank you gift.) It had been a long time since we had been able to get away as a couple, so it was heartbreaking. It is still very painful to talk about months later. We pray for them and wish them well. But, we certainly won't return or recommend them to anyone else.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The worst guest experience I've ever had. Most of my reviews are positive and if people have any complaints I promptly address them. But this couple wanted to complain about EVERYTHING and when I graciously upgraded them to the GuestHouse they immediately tried to find something wrong with the place. Apparently they couldn't because they pulled me out of a business meeting with a complaint about a hair on one of the beds. When I came over to see the alleged hair they couldn't show it to me. She literally pointed at clean, fresh sheets and when I said "seriously?" she said her husband must have brushed it off. I had to ask them to leave and they threatened to leave me a bad that point, that was the least of my concerns. This couple seemed practiced at extortion and I wish I could warn other rental owners about them.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Des Moines International
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 35
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Truro Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $125
Cleaning $50 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Check in Time is 2pm unless otherwise arranged. Check Out time is 11am. Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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