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Historic Arts & Crafts Home, Whole Home

Entire home/flat

12 guests

6 bedrooms

7 beds
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This historical Arts & Crafts home offers a special touch to your gathering in this quaint Dutch town. Centrally located just one block off the main street and across from the Courthouse.

The space

This 1912 Craftsman home combines the modern conveniences of the 21st Century with the solid elegance of the 20th. As an historical Arts and Crafts Home in Orange City, IA, it is included in the Tulip Festival Trolley Tour each year. The beautiful stones were hauled from the California Kern River by train. The Steinway Grand B Parlor Piano, Waltham Grandfather Clock and African Mahogany Dining Set are all original purchases made by its 1912 owners, Wells and Johanna Short.
We welcome you into this historical home for an unforgettable stay.

Guest access

You will have access to the entire home; main floor (2 bedrooms (1 of which has a flat screen TV for Netflix and Amazon) and 1 bathroom, living room and kitchen), 2nd floor (3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms) and basement, which has two twin beds, Ping-Pong table, darts, play area and laundry. We look forward to sharing our special home with your family!

Interaction with guests

We are available by phone and text for any questions or concerns that arise. You will be checking in and out on your own but we are available by phone.
We will not be in the home during your visit. We travel to and from Orange City for Ken's work and we make the whole home available to others during this time. We have an in-town manager should any emergency arise.

Other things to note

*Please take extra care of the 100-year-old antiques, as they really are irreplaceable. It's amazing that they are still here, as good as ever. We feel as if we are caretakers rather than homeowners of this special place.
*Also, we request that you take off your shoes in the mudroom in order to protect the white carpeting throughout the home. Thanks!
*We do allow parties but they MUST be discussed with us ahead of time. There is a limitation on the number of guests allowed at your gathering.

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed
Bedroom 5
1 queen bed
Bedroom 6
2 single beds
Common spaces
2 sofas

The space
Bathrooms: 3
Bedrooms: 6
Beds: 7
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Keypad


Extra people £11 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee £114
Security Deposit £153
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 3PM

*Please remove your shoes in Mud Room
*No Smoking Inside or Outside the home
*No Pets
*Please keep your noise down to normal level
*Careful around antiques please!
*Trash/Recyclables - Please place them out at curb only on the morning of pickup - not the night before. We have trouble with wildlife and storms. Thanks!
*We do allow parties but they MUST be discussed with us ahead of time. There are limitations on the number of guests we would allow at a party.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Stairs to upstairs bedrooms and stairs to basement
Some spaces are shared - Only the master bathroom is not shared, the other two are shared
Amenity limitations - There is no disabled access to the house. There are stairs to the front and back doors.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

35 Reviews

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Debbie User Profile
September 2017
There is not enough wonderful things I can say about Joanne's home or her beautiful town. Never saw Joanne but her communication leading up to our arrival was great and made for an easy check in. This is a must stay on anyone's Orange City visit.

Rebecca User Profile
September 2017
This is a very special place.
Joanne User ProfileJoanne is a superhost.
Response from Joanne:
Thank you for choosing to stay in our home for your family visit again, Rebecca!
September 2017

Lindsay User Profile
August 2017
Joanne User ProfileJoanne is a superhost.
Response from Joanne:
Thank you!
August 2017

Lindsay User Profile
August 2017
I can't imagine staying in a more beautiful place. We frequently house artists here and they can say nothing but wonderful things about the home and the care of the hosts.
Joanne User ProfileJoanne is a superhost.
Response from Joanne:
Thank you for your kind words, Lindsay! We look forward to hosting next Wednesdays' band as well.
August 2017

Resheda User Profile
July 2017
This place is AWESOME!!! They thought of everything from toiletries, food, towels to entertainment. The home is beautiful and clean. Adrian Monk could stay here :) I loved everything!
Joanne User ProfileJoanne is a superhost.
Response from Joanne:
We are so happy that your group enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your return someday.
July 2017

Terry User Profile
July 2017
We visited Orange City for a Family Reunion and this historic home was perfect for our family. We thank you and we hope to return in the future!
Joanne User ProfileJoanne is a superhost.
Response from Joanne:
Thank you Terry! We are so glad to hear that it was 'perfect'!! Can't get better than that!
July 2017

Richard User Profile
July 2017
Very large, beautiful home that sleeps 11 comfortably.
Joanne User ProfileJoanne is a superhost.
Response from Joanne:
So glad to hear you were all comfortable! Thanks for staying with us!
July 2017

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We are welcoming people who enjoy sharing our special places with others in the hopes that they will find peace and restoration for their return to the busy life. :-) We consider every guest as family and look forward to your visit.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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