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Country Home with a Pond and Beach

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5 guests3 bedrooms3 beds1.5 baths
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This home was built in 1896 and sits on a hard surface road about 43 miles east of Des Moines Iowa and 4 1/2 miles east of Newton and the Iowa Speedway. Interstate 80 is less than 2 miles to the south. Grinnell is 12 miles to the east. There are 13 acres with a 1 ¼ acre pond.

The space
This home is an old farm house that is close to the Newton Speedway and Grinnell College. It sits on 13 acres and has a pond with an awesome beach! There are walking trails and a flower garden. There is a concrete pad down by the beach where you can grill or just sit out and enjoy the sights and sounds of the country. It is also a great place to look at the stars. If you walk the path and then across the yard to the orchard then you can get a mile walk in. There is also a gravel road to the north of the house that you could walk or jog on. The highway is a little busy, I would be careful, but there are lots of bicycles.

Guest access
I am pretty easy going so I think that everything in my house is open to use, just as long as it gets replaced. I live here and when it is not being rented I will be here. There is a barn, however it will be locked up. Garage is also off limits.

Other things to note
I have put together a book that lists some of the places close by to get a sandwich or ice cream. It also has shopping and "attractions" within 40 miles.
This home was built in 1896 and sits on a hard surface road about 43 miles east of Des Moines Iowa and 4 1/2 miles east of Newton and the Iowa Speedway. Interstate 80 is less than 2 miles to the south. Grinnell is 12 miles to the east. There are 13 acres with a 1 ¼ acre pond.

The space
This home is an old farm house that is close to the Newton Speedway and Grinnell College. It sits on 13 acres…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Cable TV
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TV
Heating
Dryer
Washer
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5.0 out of 5 stars from 23 reviews

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Kellogg, Iowa, United States

I technically don't have a neighborhood, but I have a couple of neighbors across the highway and there is a neighbor to the east of my pond. Otherwise the house is surrounded on two side by a farm field (south and west), my land (east) and the highway (north).

Hosted by Julie

Joined in January 2014
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I am a Realtor and work a lot of weird hours. I enjoy people so being a Realtor is a good fit for me! My relaxation is my home. I love being at my house because it's warm and cozy and the land is incredible. I do a lot of flower gardening, reading and taking walks. I spend a lot of time on my beach soaking up the sunshine or enjoying a fire and listening to the bull frogs.
I am a Realtor and work a lot of weird hours. I enjoy people so being a Realtor is a good fit for me! My relaxation is my home. I love being at my house because it's warm and cozy…
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I will meet you at my home when you come, but otherwise I will be staying away. If you have questions I will leave a book with numbers that I or other contacts can be reached.
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