About the property
- House2400 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 6 at standard rate but up to 9 at 15.00 per day
My Tenants all say the Pictures and description don't do this fun ,Beautiful home justice and that it's much better than they expected.This vintage, victorian-style brick house has a vast history, but has also been completely restored in the last couple years. The structure of the home, along with some of the original elements (door handles, light fixtures, etc) provide a real sense of old world charm. These things contribute to the historic value of the once farmhouse, fitting in well with the Carver Historic District which the home is apart of. However, most elements (kitchens, bathrooms, etc) have been redone to give the house modern conveniences. Overall, the home is very spacious, with four bedrooms and three bathrooms. It is fully furnished. There is a bonfire pit and a gas grill in the fully landscaped backyard. It is also walking distance to the quaint downtown area of Carver.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 21, 2018
About John Willard
John Willard bought this home in 2012. He was born and raised in Bloomington, Minnesota. He works in real estate and builds cabins on the north shore.
John Willard purchased this House in 2012
Why John Willard chose Carver
When I saw this house, I couldn't resist buying it. It is so rare to see the older homes built in this victorian style and also completely redone on the inside, it's a real treasure. Someone clearly took very good care of it for a long time.
What makes this House unique
The outside of the home is beautiful. The brick and the structure are gorgeous. Then you go inside and it's just as wonderful. The old wood floors, the stained glass windows, the front porch, the flowers and plant life in both the front and back yard all add to the appeal of the home.
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Photos are very accurate! We rented this beautiful home to be near our adult children over the holidays. It was a gorgeous, clean, very well stocked home and our holidays were lovely. The owner was easy to work with. It is great for pets as it has a fenced in area in the back. There is so much room, at one point there were six adults in the house and two small children and we had more than enough room. It was a two block walk from the center of Carver, which had a liquor store and Harvey’s bar and grill. It was conveniently located to a coffee shop and a convenience store as well as a short drive to restaurants, Walgreens, Target, Cub’s etc.
We would definitely rent this place again. The beds were comfortable and there were nice sheets /comforters and an abundance of towels. It was just like home!
Beautiful Old Victorian Home! Great Host!
My family and I had the pleasure of staying at the Victorian home in Carver. This home was better than advertised. The kitchen was a joy to cook in, the front parlor a great space to read a book while the afternoon sun beat down on a rather blustery Christmas Eve day, and the bedrooms were spacious and comfortable. Downtown Carver was festive over the holiday weekend. While we didn't get to explore, did I mention it was a bit blustery, as a family we can't wait to come back for another holiday gathering set in this historical Victorian home. Thanks John for being such a great host!
House was nice, beds were very comfortable and John was great to work with.
Update vintage home.
Loads of space. Walking distance to eat and shop. Small town charm. Very nice kitchen. Enjoyed the outdoor seating.
A home with character!
This house has so many memories! You can just feel it! It was a get away for myself and my son and his family: 3 adults and 3 kids, and 1 dog, and it was so perfect in size and location! They all want to come back in the summertime when some of the quaint shops are open, and we can walk to the river! The sheer size of the rooms and the WONDERFUL kitchen for baking and cooking was all it took for me to be sold! Thank you for this fantabulous experience and we look forward to doing it again!
Wonderful place to stay close to the Twin Cities!
As others have said, pictures don't do the house justice. During our stay we had several gatherings, including a holiday party with over twenty people there and it worked perfectly. We even brought our Christmas tree with us to add to the holiday spirit!
My only criticism, and it's not a huge deal, but there was no welcome book like I've seen at other VRBO properties. So I had to contact the owner to find out wifi password, day of the week there was garbage pickup, etc. John always responded promptly, but could have saved us both the hassle if there was a sheet or two that contained that type of information.
We definitely will consider this property for future rental!
This vintage Victorian-style home has been completely restored and is located in the heart of historic Carver, Minnesota. It is short walking distance to the small downtown area of Carver which includes a nice restaurant, two bars, post office and a general store/gas station. It is driving distance to anything else that Minneapolis or the Southwest suburbs have to offer.