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Vintage Victorian Style Home

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 6 to 9)

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 three 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.


Owner
John Willard
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

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 Minnesota

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.

Amenities

Carver House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

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Vintage Victorian Style Home
average rating of 4.6190476 based on 21 reviews
Madison , Wisconsin, USA
5

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Update vintage home.

  • 5 of 5

Loads of space. Walking distance to eat and shop. Small town charm. Very nice kitchen. Enjoyed the outdoor seating.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

A home with character!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Wonderful place to stay close to the Twin Cities!

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful house, but not exactly what I was expecting from the description given

  • 3 of 5

As many of the other reviewers had shared, the house is absolutely beautiful. It has so many details that shine from it's age, but it has been updated in the kitchen and in several other areas of the home. There is plenty of room throughout the house to enjoy and spread out. I rented this house with several other members of my family: my parents, my husband and two young kids, as well as my sister and brother in law. We were all traveling in from Ohio and North Carolina for a family wedding. My parents arrived first and had some electrical issues, possibly due to some bad weather. The owner was quick to respond back with my parents via calls/text. Thankfully the electrical issues did not continue.

One thing that threw me a bit was that the listing states that the rental has 3 bedrooms, however it had 4. Which was good and bad. The bedrooms are as follows: Bedroom 1- Queen, Bedroom 2-Queen, Bedroom 3- two twins (one on a box spring, one on the ground), Bedroom 4- a full and a twin. SO if you are hoping to rent this thinking there are 3 queens, it is untrue. One of the reasons we rented this home was that it stated it had one room with a queen and two twins (good for our two little ones to be in the same room). That was disappointing.

Also, the listing shows it has air conditioning. Again, true and false. In it being an older home there is no central air. It did have 3 air conditioning units, one in the kitchen area, and one in two of the bedrooms (one of the queens and the other bedroom with the full and twin). The weather wasn't very warm during our stay, however only about 3 of the windows in the ENTIRE house have screens so you can't open the windows to let in the cool air unless you want to be eaten by bugs (it rained and the mosquitoes were terrible). It was very hot in the house and the owner advised us to not run the air conditioners.

Communication was also another problem. This is probably the 6th house rental I have gone through (2 through vrbo) and after I booked I heard nothing from the owner in details. I contacted the owner, through email, several times 2 weeks prior to our trip asking for any rental contract, information we needed to know about the rental, and THE ADDRESS. After several days of no return email, I finally had my husband call him. Also, we had to pay an additional cleaning fee of $85 that will probably not be listed in your request quote.

It was a nice house to stay in, just didn't match the description.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Xcel Elec had a power out outage out on the pole , we had to get them out there for the Fix,all good now
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5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The pictures are great, but the house is even more lovely in person. There were so many cute little details in this house and we really appreciated the fenced in area in the backyard. The kitchen was well-equipped and we cooked several meals there during our stay. I can't say enough nice things about this rental!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Harvey's Bar
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Great boating on lake Waconia rentals available
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Chaska Town Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
212
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Harvey's Bar/Lola's lake house / Victoria house
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Buckhill
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Firemens Park
Car: recommended

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.

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Rates & Availability

Carver House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$190
From
$245
Fri,Sat
$1,440
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70
Pet Fee $20

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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