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Beautiful 4 bedroom Victorian...located 20 min from West Des Moines

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Perfect for Holiday get togethers! Located just 20 min from West Des Moine

Perfect for getting together with family for any holiday or family get together you may have... Now with free wifi internet and cable tv...This home has all the space you need for several families... This beautiful, unique Victorian home has 4 large bedrooms, (one with a Queen bed, one with 2 full beds and 2 of the bedrooms have full size beds) as well as a sofa and love seat in the living room, 2 full baths, a large kitchen and a large formal dining area, suitable for small gatherings. Air conditioning, fully equipped kitchen, and full laundry are just some of the features. Furnished with beautiful antiques, mattresses were chosen with comfort in mind. One bathroom has a nice size shower, the other has a beautiful claw foot tub. The upstairs also has a parlor or sitting area for relaxing and reading. The house sits on a large yard with beautiful shade trees. A front wraparound porch, including a porch swing, and a side porch give guest an awesome outdoor area to relax. The house is just off I-80, in a quiet town, within 15 to 20 min of shopping at Jordan Creek Mall and the West Des Moines area, with easy access to all of the favorite attractions. It is located about 5 or 6 minutes from the town of Stuart Iowa, and 10 minutes from Earlham Iowa where you will find many facilities. The town of Dexter has a Park within walking distance which is great for picnics, with bathroom facilities available. The property is located within 2 miles of public fishing and hunting. Perfect for family gatherings, wedding groups, birthday celebrations, hunters welcome...Great for any occasion. Be sure to try Drew's Chocolates, in downtown Dexter, for the most delicious chocolate you'll ever eat...or have homemade icecream...a family business that's been in operation for over 100 years!...You'll have to see it to believe how awesome it is!...Eat at the well known Rusty Duck Restuarant( awarded Best Burger In Iowa award)... enjoy a home cooked breakfast at the town Cafe, or choose many other options about 5 minutes away in Stuart Iowa...where you will find a Kountry Kitchen Restaurant, a Subway, a Burger King, a McDonalds, a Hardware Store and a theatre and a Red Box movie rental...just to name a few things... Events allowed, children welcome, non smoking only, pets not allowed inside. More pictures coming soon!

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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018


Dexter House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please start the dishwasher..make sure your dirty dishes wash.Place all dirty towels and bath cloths in the laundry by the washer. We will strip beds.
  • Please clean all trash up inside, and if you have outside activities...please clean up any trash.
  • Please gather all your trash and put it in the garbage and take the bagged garbage to the outside garbage bin before you leave.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is located on the first floor.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , This bathroom has a beautiful claw foot tub and is upstairs.
  • Two with a nice size shower and the other with a beautiful claw foot tub...
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This bedroom is downstairs near the bathroom with the shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , This bedroom has 1 full size(double) bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , This bedroom has two full size(double) beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , This bedroom has one full size(double) bed
    Other - There is a sofa and love seat in the family room
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
Located near public hunting and fishing...within minutes of shopping Malls and Antique Stores...located in a small quiet town but with all the necessities located nearby. Enjoy a meal at the Rusty Duck Bar and Grill, known for the best burger award in Iowa, also serving many other delicious foods. Be sure to visit Drew's Chocolates for some delicious homemade has been in operation for a hundred years! Or visit Jordan Creek Mall for shopping, located just 20 minutes away. There are 2 large baby strollers, a small stroller, a high chair and a Pack and Play available.


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Beautiful 4 bedroom Victorian...located 20 min from West Des Moines
average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews

Great place to make memories!

  • 5 of 5

Second time having family Christmas at the Dexter Victorian House. Everyone really enjoyed it and many wonderful memories were made. Beautiful place to share time with family! Everyone wants to come back again next year!!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janette...We were glad to have you to come again and stay in our home. It was a pleasure communicating with you and we would love to have you return next year! Thanks, Darlene
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Dayton OH

Comfortable house

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in Dexter for the World Pork Expo. This home was well furnished, impeccably clean and all the beds were incredibly comfortable. All the folks in my party remarked about how well they slept here. If I ever need a quick jump off point to Des Moines again, I will stay here! -Note: the folks upstairs said they were a bit hot, but if I remember correctly, everybody found a fan. The house is central AC which works great downstairs, but the upstairs gets warmer (like most 2 story houses).

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Adam and his group were great guests. They took good care of my home and were great to work with! You do have to turn the AC a few degrees cooler than normal to get the upstairs comfortable...and the fans do help! We would love to have you come and stay again!
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nice place

  • 5 of 5

great little town in iowa

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasant Hill, Iowa

Beautiful old home! Plenty of room! Easy to get to!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this gorgeous home for a retreat for the leaders in my Tupperware organization. We had a blast. Some of the girls brought blow-up mattresses, and there was plenty of room for those too. Lots of rooms and beds in the house to begin with too. Nice large dining room and living room for us all to hang out. We had a great time. Highly recommend this house!!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed staying here. House was just as expected and was great for our family. The owner was a pleasure to work with and made sure we had a great experience.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Daniel...It was a pleasure having your family stay in our home. You were great to work with... Thanks for taking good care of our home. We would love to have you stay again! Thanks for staying! Darlene
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Beautiful Victorian house in a small town

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Lovely house we felt right at home lots of space to relax the front porch was very pretty with a swing and couple of chairs to relax on. Thanks for a great time.


  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Faye...we enjoyed having you stay in our home. We would love to have you come again! Thanks, Darlene
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Des Moines Airport
Car: recommended

Located just off I-80 in a small town just 15 to 20 minutes from all the activities in West Des Moines, Iowa, including Jordan Creek Mall. Dexter is known as "The One Horse Town", where the Shootout with Bonnie and Clyde is displayed in the town well as known for its famous Rusty Duck Bar and Grill, known for being chosen to have the best burger in Iowa, as well as many other delicious dishes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $200

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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