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Comfortable, Sparkling Home Close to Mayo Clinic, St. Mary's Hospital & Downtown

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 bedroom home on a quiet residential street, 6 blocks to St. Mary's Hospital.

When you have to be away from your home, look to ours!

The house is located on a low-traffic residential street in Rochester's Uptown/Zumbro Park West area.

Just six blocks from Mayo Clinic’s Saint Mary’s Hospital, the house is close to restaurants, retail areas, parks, Rochester’s downtown core (and main Mayo Clinic campus) and extensive walking and biking trail network.


The property is anchored by mature oak trees and the fenced rear yard includes a large attached deck, garden area and children’s playground set. The deck is ideal for morning coffee or a relaxing evening beverage and there's a fire ring in the back yard if you'd like to enjoy a more rustic evening under the stars.

A compact single-car garage is situated next to the house and additional off-street parking in the paved driveway is provided for 2-3 vehicles.

The eat-in kitchen is equipped with a full size refrigerator/freezer, gas oven/range and dishwasher plus a suite of cooking utensils, Keurig coffee maker, small electric appliances, a Calphalon pot/pan set, baking pans, dining dishes, glassware and cutlery. A basic selection of cooking spices and condiments is stocked in anticipation of your arrival.

The living room is provided with a 40-inch high definition 'Smart' television, 200+ cable television/audio channels and a Blu-Ray disc player with a selection of movies. The 'Smart' TV has several apps to access your Netflix, Amazon Prime or your other personal streaming TV accounts. Snuggle up with one of the Eddie Bauer fleece throws in the living room while relaxing on the leather sofa, the large recliner or the glider rocker.

A TV lounge on the main level has a separate 24-inch high definition 'Smart' television and a Wii gaming console - perfect for watching that second TV show in the leather recliner, gaming or just as a quiet reading or relaxation spot.

High speed wireless internet service is available throughout the house along with cordless telephones for local and domestic U.S. calls. For something less electronic, check out the assortment of board games, jigsaw puzzles and books for your use!

The house has central air conditioning and accommodates up to six total guests in three bedrooms, one on the main level and two on the upper level. Rest easy in crisp bed linens with plenty of extra blankets and pillows stocked in each bedroom. A Nest smart thermostat provides easy and precise temperature control for your stay.

The bathroom is located on the main level and is equipped with a full size bathtub for either baths or showers. Heavy cotton bathroom towels by Chaps/Ralph Lauren will keep you warm and dry and aromatherapy hand soap by J.R. Watkins of Winona, Minnesota provides an extra touch of luxury.

A full size, front-loading washer and dryer for laundry is on the main level and comes with a starter supply of detergent and fabric softener. A full size ironing board and steam iron are on hand for any necessary touch-ups.


While the house is not rated as accessible for the physically impaired, entry is via six sidewalk/porch steps from the driveway to the front door. The living room, kitchen, bathroom, TV lounge and one queen bed bedroom are all on the main level. A shower chair is available for those not comfortable standing in the bath and a hand grip is provided for easier access to the tub/shower.

House size: 1,100 square feet

Pets: Not permitted in order to ensure the comfort of all guests renting the home

Smoking: Not permitted in the house; smoking area on rear exterior deck

Allergens: To reduce allergens in the home, the ventilation system uses a 3M micro-allergen filter, the interior is pet-free and smoke-free and all mattresses and sleeping pillows are protected with secured microfiber encasements. The home is equipped with a Honeywell electric air cleaner, useful in further reducing interior pollen or other airborne allergens.

The home is rented and managed by its owners who live nearby. A guide to the home's operation and local retailers, services, restaurants and attractions is provided for your reference.

More Details

Tim Haskin or Mitch Nelson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Tim Haskin or Mitch Nelson

Abound Hospitality was founded by hosts Mitch and Tim to address a unique need for short term housing in the Rochester area.

We knew from our own travels that renting provides tremendous flexibility and savings potential when compared to a hotel stay. We created Abound Hospitality to share the welcome that we’ve experienced around the world with visitors to our home city.

Our business backgrounds in the international airline, medical transportation and executive client services fields guide the work that we and our team do, with a focus on making your stay in Rochester both easy and comfortable.

From greeting you at check-in to your rental home to any questions or concerns that you have during your stay, we're available to you as both your hosts and your local Rochester experts!

Why Tim Haskin or Mitch Nelson chose Minnesota

This home is perfectly located close to Rochester's important attributes: world renowned medical facilities, restaurants, retail, parks and the city's vast, paved hiking/biking trail network.

Our rental services assist visitors who want more living space, or more personal flexibility, than is usually found in a hotel, an inn or by staying with family or friends.

With comfortable furnishings, a fully equipped kitchen, multiple bedrooms and free in-house laundry, this house becomes your personal home base in Rochester.

What makes this house unique

The home is just six blocks to Mayo Clinic's St. Mary's Hospital and a five-minute drive to downtown Rochester and the main Mayo Clinic campus.

The growing Uptown area of the city has recently expanded dining and shopping choices, yet retains the relaxed pace of the local neighborhood.

With its large eat-in kitchen, sunny rear deck and fenced yard, the home is easy to relax in and around. Enjoy morning coffee on the deck overlooking the mature trees or unwind with a relaxing beverage as the sun sets.

This is a great home from which to base your Rochester visit or an ideal home base for exploring Rochester and Southeast Minnesota!


Rochester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Main Level Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shower chair available for those not wishing to stand in tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Main Level Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , Luggage rack, straight back chair, nightstand lamps
    Upper Level Queen bedroom - 1 queen , Luggage rack, glider rocking chair, nightstand lamps
    Upper Level Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed offers one or two individual twin mattress sets
  • Each bedroom includes an enclosed closet, a dresser, two nightstands (one in twin bedroom), alarm clock with USB charging port, all new beds and mattresses Summer 2014. Cotton bed linens, pillows, blankets and comforters in each bedroom and all mattresses and sleeping pillows are protected with secured microfiber encasements.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • water tubing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Comfortable, Sparkling Home Close to Mayo Clinic, St. Mary's Hospital & Downtown
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews

A Perfect Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed at this house for a month while my daughter received treatment at Mayo Clinic. This house is adorable and met our expectations in every way. When we first arrived, Tim came to greet us and showed us around the house. This house lives very comfortably and is very well-stocked with everything you could possibly need. The house is very clean and well decorated too. When it snowed, someone came to shovel for us and we liked the option of having a garage. The backyard and deck were very spacious although we didn't use it very much since we were there during winter. It truly felt like the perfect home away from home while we were gone.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to meet you all and I'm glad that the home was a source of comfort and convenience at a time when you had more important concerns. Thanks for staying with us!
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Our go to for Mayo trips

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect place to stay. Will only stay here from now on!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you choose to stay with us again and happy to hear that this has become your preferred "home away from home" when you're in Rochester!
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Very clean, comfortable, well-stocked home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this house for a month and found it to be very comfortable with a fully-equipped kitchen that met all our needs. The owner was very responsive and helpful with any questions we had. Quiet neighborhood. Convenient driving access to Mayo Clinic, shopping, and restaurants. A cozy home!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you spend the month of December with us and we're pleased to hear that the home met all of your needs!
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  • 5 of 5

The perfect place to stay in Rochester. I cannot thank Mitch and Tim enough for maintaining such a clean and welcoming environment for weary travelers. They go above and beyond, even having a gift bag of snacks waiting for us upon arrival. Lovely people, lovely property. My husband and I will try to stay here for any and all future Mayo trips.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to meet you all and appreciate your comments about finding a welcoming place to call home at the end of a trip!
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Delightful and Well Appointed House

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautifully decorated, very clean, and has every item one could want, all tastefully arranged. The kitchen is well equipped. I particularly enjoyed using the Keurig coffee maker and the front loading washer and dryer. All the household items were provided, such as detergents, paper towels and facial tissue available in every convenient spot. Safety features were also provided, such as two fire extinguishers and flashlights by each bed. This was our first Home Away stay, and we feel that we hit the jackpot. Tim and Mitch could not have been more attentive or pleasant. They had obviously thought through how a guest would actually use the house. The books, puzzles, and games were an added bonus. We particularly liked the electronic lock at the front door, which meant no key to carry when we went for the many walks we took by the nearby lake. We also enjoyed walking to four coffee houses on 2nd Street. Trader Joe's and Apache Mall are a short five-minute drive. We were in Minnesota to visit family and did not visit the Mayo Clinic, but it is also a short drive away. We stayed for three weeks and enjoyed every minute. We would highly recommend this property to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to learn that the home met your needs during your longer visit and that you had an opportunity to explore the many activities and services nearby!
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Thought of everything!

  • 5 of 5

5 star accommodations! We loved the decor and layout of the house. So much thought has gone into what a traveler would need. It was nice to have such a quiet place to relax and sleep. We felt like we were at home. We have our own vacation rental so I came home with some great ideas for our home. The house was spotless. Great job Tim and Mitch. This will be our place to stay annually we come to Rochester

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear that the home met your needs and your insights as a rental home owner are much appreciated!
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Rochester International Airport (RST)
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Beetles Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
1.6 Miles
Rochester Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Amtrak Winona Station
Nearest Motorway
22 Miles
Deer Creek Speedway
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Beetles Bar & Grill
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Welch Village Ski & Snowboard Area
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Foster Arend Park
Car: recommended

Mayo Clinic's main campus is located in Rochester, MN. Closest to our Uptown Oaks property is Mayo Clinic-St. Mary's Campus. This hospital has the Emergency Department along with many inpatient medical specialties. Located just east of St. Mary's campus is Mayo Clinic Downtown Campus. This location is largely an out-patient facility where patients are seen for appointments and day procedures. Adjacent to Mayo Clinic is the Mayo Clinic Methodist Hospital. Serving many additional specialties along with inpatient medical care.

Many of the the clinic and hospital building are connected via pedestrian skyway and pedestrian subway with connections to downtown retail shopping, dining and pubs.

Getting to Rochester is a matter of personal preference. Rochester has airline service through Delta and American. Additional airline options are available from Minneapolis, (MSP) located about 90 minutes NW of Rochester. Van shuttle service from MSP is available with 20+ scheduled rides daily. Amtrak is located about 40 miles east and shuttle services is also offered from the train station.

Many people inquire if a car is needed. While Mayo Clinic Hospital-St. Mary's Campus is a short walk away, it is suggested you plan on a vehicle, cab or services like Uber and Lyft for convenience.

Our Uptown Oaks location will soon have direct access to Cascade Lakes park district that is currently under construction. This new park will have a lake with swimming, fishing, hiking, amphitheater and picnic areas. More to come!

There are many small cities around Rochester that offer unique day trips. Historic communities, caving, river tubing, skiing, hiking and camping all nearby. The Mississippi River is only a short 40 minute drive east of Rochester where an abundance of exploring and adventure can be found. Ask for recommendations!


Rates & Availability

Rochester House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 14.85%

No hidden cleaning or per-person fees or extra charges for use of multiple bedrooms!

50% of the payment for your stay is required at time of booking confirmation and the rental balance is due 14 days before your confirmed arrival date.

A written rental agreement with deposit is needed to secure a reservation; agreement provided for your review before deposit is collected.

Cancelation: a reservation cancelled 21 days or more in advance of arrival date will result in a refund of rental fees paid. Cancelations less than 21 days in advance of arrival date will result in forfeiture of 50% of total rental fee.

If considering a one month or longer stay, please contact us for sales and lodging tax information - elimination of the short stay tax may be possible under state and local tax code.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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