2 bedroom cottage sleeps 4 comfortably (with bonus room can sleep six)
Ivan and I enjoy meeting new people from all walks of life. We are (mostly) lifelong Rochester residents and are excited to share the amazing city of Rochester and the surrounding areas with you! We LOVE our neighborhood as it provides us with the sustainable lifestyle that is important to us. We can walk or bike to most everything we need within 10 minutes. We try to be as environmentally conscious as possible so don't use any pesticides, insecticides or harsh chemicals inside or out. We live next door and the home we live in has been featured in several articles in and around Rochester as we strive to achieve as close to net-zero energy use as possible. Solar panels....green roof....double wall insulation.....all electric energy use....Oh My! If you are interested in a tour let us know! We bike around town and on the many trails as often as we can so if you need guidance on a biking tour let us know. We also love to bike to and from the many restaurants and breweries in town.
Owner purchased this House in 2012
Why Owner chose Northrup
We lived in the cottage for five years before buying the property next door and doing a full renovation on it to become our retirement home. That gave us the perfect opportunity to have the cottage as a short term rental as there is a great need here for accommodations of this type. At one time we had hoped to own a Bed & Breakfast and as times changed and STR's became more popular that seemed to be the route for us. We SO enjoy all of our guests and hope to provide that "home away from home".
What makes this House unique
So CLOSE to downtown Rochester and Mayo Clinic (if the need arises) while being centrally located to almost anything in the area. So MANY parks and green spaces. LOVELY coffee shops and foods of all ethnic backgrounds.
Children allowed - Be aware of the open stairway to 2nd floorBe aware of the open stairway to 2nd floor
Max guests: 6 - 4 people comfortably, 6 with bonus room bed4 people comfortably, 6 with bonus room bed
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
A wonderful, cozy oasis!
My hubby and I stayed here for 4 nights while receiving treatments at Mayo during the pandemic. This retreat was filled with delightful special touches: area postcards and stamps, handmade soaps, cozy socks to warm your toes, fresh flowers and on and on! In view of the Pandemic, Mary reached out to see if she could pick up anything for us at the grocery or hardware since she was already going and said she would leave it on our front steps. What a wonderful gracious hostess in the midst of a chaotic world. Both the Vietnamese restaurant and harvest bread company which were near by were also wonderful finds.
Exceptional guests! Even though they were here during a stressful time Kathy and her husband were SO pleasant and we enjoyed getting to know them. We would not hesitate to host them again!
Just like home!
Beautiful home with everything you might need! Everything, down to the smallest detail was thought of!
We enjoyed hosting Dene and would not hesitate to have them as our guests again!
My Mom had some appointments at Mayo, so instead of being cooped up in a motel room, I took my Mom and Dad and the three of us stayed here. This was the perfect house, location, and owners to work with! We plan to be back next year.
We thoroughly enjoyed hosting and meeting Tim and his parents. Although a "short" stay communication was great, they were SO pleasant AND left our cottage very neat and tidy. We wouldn't hesitate to host them again!
Wonderful home away from home!!
Wonderful cottage in close proximity to Mayo Clinic. We had everything we needed to feel right at home. The kitchen is well stocked and there was plenty of room for our family of 5. The beds were very comfortable. There were cute little baskets with soaps, warm socks and hand warmers which were much needed with the cold weather. Mary and Ivan were kind enough to let us check in early due to a winter storm and they did a wonderful job with shoveling the walks for us. We would highly recommend this property!
We truly enjoyed hosting Shanna's family during their visit to Rochester. From the initial booking to their checkout communication was great and (even with a family of 5 :-) they left the cottage very neat and tidy. We would not hesitate to have them be our guests again.
It was a perfect property, clean, homey.
Overall experience was excellent!
We thoroughly enjoyed hosting Jeanne's group-such pleasant guests! Communication was great and they left the cottage neat and tidy. We would not hesitate to host them again.
I highly recommend this home to stay in if you need to be in and around the Rochester area. Mary was so pleasant to deal with and was very prompt with her responses back to me. Their home was beautiful, clean, well appointed, warm, welcoming, and had very comfortable beds. The little details made a huge impact on my sister and I - from the little complimentary soaps, coffee, tea, condiments, yogurt in the frig, and the wonderful honey for sale from Oliver!!! We were able to walk to the Mayo Clinic from the house - even when it was 3 degrees!!! If I have the need to return for any follow up visits, I will certainly be contacting Mary for a place to stay!!!
Thank you for your kind words. It was great to be hosts and we would welcome you back anytime!
Mary & Ivan