Large House On Scenic 30 Acres And River With Two Spare Unused Bedrooms
Rosalynn "Rosie" Sorensen
- english, spanish
About Rosalynn "Rosie" Sorensen
RN at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Grew up in Wisconsin on a dairy farm with 7 siblings, I can to get along with just about anyone! I love cheese :)Very spontaneous, bubbly, full of energy, sarcasm and wittiness, like to meet new people and see new places. I love doing home improvement a bit of a Martha Stewart/Bob Vila in I don't have Martha's felony convictions and Bob Vila's penis. I love roadtrips, gardening, home improvement projects, fixing things that are broken (humans and machines) working with powertools, zombie and any sort of end-of-the-world/Apocalypse movies. Lately been addicted to watching TED talks and listening to NPR and a podcast 'How To Do Everything'. I might be a nerd? Personal philosophy: Life is busy living or get busy dying. Yes that is a quote from 'Shawshank Redemption.' I am a nurse and see how short life is everyday I work.
Rosalynn "Rosie" Sorensen purchased this Farmhouse in 2013
Why Rosalynn "Rosie" Sorensen chose Pine Island
If you want to get away from busy city and love animalsis the place for you! I have a 3 bed/2 bath house in Pine Island with 2 unused bedrooms (12' x 20') and full bath on the upper level that I would like see used and make extra $ to fund various projects I'm doing with the house. I have one cat(inside) and two dog (outside). The house is just off 52 out in the country between Oronoco and Pine Island (I have 30 acres). The other room upstairs is also open to stay in. The bathroom upstairs would be shared with whoever is staying in the other spare bedroom Zumbro River runs thru property, Douglas Bike trail nearby A little slice of heaven out here....I love the privacy out here! Closest neighbors are thru the woods and down the road. Country not in the a quick drive to Rochester. I live near hwy 52, you can hear the traffic. My neighbors are great if you happen to run into them. Property is fenced have a few cows and horses roaming around The Zumbro River run thru the will frequently see bald eagles and hawks soaring the skies. My dogs are doing their part to feed the local eagle/hawk population... I have seen the eagles eating the animals my dogs kill.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
My little slice of heaven with nature all around. Zumbro River runs thru. Privacy and seclusion and two of the nicest dogs and cat you'll ever meet Two of the nicest dogs to human, Kody and Daisy. In there past owners lives they both were hunting may see the occasional 'catch' of a squirrel, rabbit, raccoon etc they are using their hunting skills on. I am dreading the day they encounter a porcupine :-/
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Nice after long days at Mayo
Rosie was very accommodating.
Not At All What I Expected, Home Is EXTREMELY Filthy!
To begin this review, the pictures in the ad are old and as such are misleading. The opening picture with the nice lawn up to the front porch is all muddy with a lot of (big) dog feces on the ground, on and near the walk paths. When you sit on the front porch, all you can smell is dog feces. Front walkway was dangerously coated with ice and front door handle had mud/feces on the handle. There was dog feces on the front porch. Entering the home, the floor and carpet runner were full of the same fecal mud. The room I was in was dusty and there were cobwebs in every corner. Upon turning back the bed covers on the shorter of the two beds, there were several potato bugs under the pillow. (They are not dangerous and I flushed them down the toilet.) The upstairs bathroom was absolutely filthy! Fecal matter on the toilet seat/bowl, urine on the floor next to and behind the toilet. Bits of old toilet tissue and body hair STUCK to the floor next to and behind the toilet and ON the toilet. The bathtub/shower had a lot of mildew in it and when I pulled up the rubber bath mat, the underside was full of mildew/mold. The plastic shower curtain was blackened and slimy with mildew/mold. The sink had caked on dirt and body hair as well as toothpaste on the surrounding wall area. The over-the-faucet shelf was coated with hair and old shaving cream. I cleaned this bathroom myself. The downstairs bathroom was even filthier than the upstairs one including: Mold on the ceiling above the shower, used Q-tips on the floor, feminine product garbage on the floor, etc. The kitchen: Dirty microwave, dirty toaster oven, dirty utensils, dirty drain tray with broken glass in it. One of the two available fridges had spoiled food in it and was extremely dirty on the shelves and had several crusty spills on the bottom. Open package of raw chicken dripping from the top shelf... The laundry facilities in the basement were quite adequate except for the electrical wires dangling down between the washer and dryer--right where water leaks on the floor! Also this is where the cat boxes are and there was a lot of litter on the floor as well as being really smelly. This property claims to have satellite/cable television, it does not. All in all, if there were zero stars, that is the rating I would have given this property. The filth in this home caused me a lot of anxiety and I left early because of it. At least the pets were nice.
I am not totally surprised by this review based on this guest behavior while she was here. There is always "that one guest" every so often I that, in hindsight, I wish I wouldn't have accepted their reservation request. They will see the negative in everything and will write what she did, and not appreciate why most people stay here and why are I always have a full house. It takes a special type of person to open up their home to total strangers. And it takes the same type of person to be a guest.
Communication is key with my guests to be successful. The entire stay this guest never mentioned her extensive list of issues to me. None. Nada. Zippo. She should have brought it to my attention I would have gladly refunded her and/or attempted to remedy any issues. I have many talents, mind reading isn't one. People are like construction sites: you can build them up or tear them down.
I am one person maintaining a large farm, full time RN, and play host to the people that stay here. The general consensus from people that stay here: I'm doing a pretty good job with everything right now. The maturity and passive aggressiveness of this guest is obvious by not coming to me with her issues and posting it publicly in her review. However, that's just one person that will find the negative in any situation.
This place was extremely rustic. Dark, dirty, old, not well kept. I believe the owner to be a nice person but this place did NOT meet our expectations.
Very gracious hostess.
The main thing to understand about Rosie's home is that she lives in this home along with her dogs and cat. Be prepared to mingle with animals inside and out. If Rosie is not home when you're there,, you can't be afraid of animals. We enjoyed interacting with her inside animals as well as her outside animals. Her goats were adorable and agile escape artists. Our bedrooms were cozy and comfortable. Rosie is a great communicator and generous hostess. We had a nice time and had full run of the house. Thanks Rosie
Just what we needed!
My small family of eight...wink... enjoyed staying at Rosie's hobby farm. We had two big bedrooms with six beds, and the up stairs bath. The kids loved being able to interact with all the animals. Rosie is a great host who is more than willing to interact or lay low. We were able to get to Mayo quickly and we hope to stay there again when we return!
Country living, but not far to the city
Country experience! You will hear barking dogs, hungry calves, lonely goats and cat's purring. You will also hear real living; family laughing around a backyard bonfire, kids playing an animated game, trying out new recipes, sampling Rosie's "squeaky" cheese from Wisconsin, and getting information on little-known local action. The family that was there when I arrived spent time at Goldrush Days in Oronoco. My husband and I were surprised how much we learned and the memories we shared at the SPAM Museum in Austin (NOT about email). The town highlights local eateries that feature SPAM on their menu, including Culver's, which serves a delicious SPAMburger. Another guest steered us toward Cannon Falls for an awesome local diner breakfast at Erik's, topped off with fresh peach pie and cobbler. The countryside is beautiful, and perfect for my passion for adventuring.
You are minutes away from the big city, and just as close to corn fields as far as you can see. I found a quaint little place called Zumbro Falls. The owner of the local gas station/campground/hotel asked if I was lost. "I'm not lost. I know exactly where I am, but I could use some help getting back, as I have no idea how I got here." On this adventure, I loved the beautiful farms and variety of landscape. Beautiful river valleys, 'hills' that made my ears pop, winding roads, and cute random villages and towns.
My trip to Rochester was centered around scary health issues. The Mayo Clinic is an excellent system, thorough and personal. We were struck by the consistency of care and concern from everyone there, from those who greet you, valet, wheelchair escort, volunteer at information desks, staff who make contact with random people who look lost or confused, people at the check-in desks, nurses, medical assistants, and other medical professionals and doctors, as well as veteran patients willing to share tips to navigate the Mayo subway.
I never felt like I was less than a full partner in each of the specialty teams involved in diagnosing and developing plans of immediate and future care.
That said, you are also not far from emotional and spiritual healing. Rosie's property allowed for quiet reflection as well as the healing that only fresh air and sunshine can provide.
I'll definitely stay here again, when in town for follow-up clinics and evaluations.