Denise was very courteous and helpful from the very first contact I made with her. This was my very first experience with Airbnb, and it was extremely pleasant! I would not hesitate to use the Airbnb community again because I was so satisfied and impressed this first time! From the very moment you enter her home until the very last moment you leave, Denise makes you feel right at home in her lovely "home away from home." I live in the area but needed a bedroom for my two visiting sisters from across the state. My goal was to get them a little closer to my farm than the nearest motels. I also stayed the second night of my sisters' two-night stay because there were enough beds, and Denise invited me to do so. This was compatible for going back and forth to my home. The location of Denise's home is perfect for venturing to nearby lakes, into small town life, or even to Des Moines if someone desires some time in the city. If you relish the thought of just spending time in a relaxing, comfortable, appealing country home surrounded by beautiful Iowa countryside this is the perfect spot! There is a large deck and screen porch available for guests to also enjoy the outdoors. Unfortunately, we hit a rainy weekend so our time outdoors was limited. However, I want to mention that Denise is very thoughtful of her guests as she instructed us to drive around the driveway to the back of her home right up on the cement because of the pouring down rain. This was very convenient with luggage! My goal was simply to have an extra bedroom for my sisters, but Denise offered so much more! The bedrooms were more than adequate, restful, and cozy. We all slept well! But, before heading to our bedrooms for the night, we were invited to relax in her living room area by a fireplace sipping a glass of wine she provided. My sisters and I were enjoying this so much that we had to force ourselves to get up and go to bed at midnight. Denise also provided delicious homemade blueberry and zucchini muffins and fruit for the mornings. We also were allowed use of the kitchen and could store items in her refrigerator if desired. There are two complete bathrooms in the home that may both be used by guests. Every room in the home is very clean, tidy, and inviting. You will love the way Denise has decorated her country home! It is very welcoming to her guests! She also has a very lovable golden retriever named Reggie that is as congenial as Denise----both greet you with hospitality plus! I would definitely stay in this heart-warming home again and highly recommend a stop here if you are passing through!