Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon

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 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.


Owner
John Willard
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 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.

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Carver

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • 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! 4.5/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

69% Complete
23% Complete
3% Complete
0% Complete
3% Complete
Vintage Victorian Style Home
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 26 reviews
5

Perfect for our trip!

  • 5 of 5

Nice house, was perfect for what we needed. Also, John was quick to respond to any questions we had.

  • Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
1

Bed bugs in one of the beds.

  • 1 of 5

We rented this house. It's a historic home-floors were dirty along with all of the area rugs and old carpet. I had dissinfected the bathtub and sinks since they were dirty. I can overlook those issues but the bed bug that we found we cannot overlook. We found it in the master bedroom on the bed AFTER finding bites on our poor nanny and sent videos and pictures to the owner. He stated he didn't have enough "evidence" after sending pictures and videos. Nothing else was done but we left the next day after being very stressed about it since my kids were there along with the fear of bringing them home. The part that was the most frustrating was the insinuating statements that alluded to us being the ones to bring them in! Infuriating in the least.

The location was not bad and the size was ok although the bed bug thing is a disgusting issue that I am sure hotels deal with also but other than apology not sure what else was done. Had high hopes, unfortunate situation.

  • Submitted: 7-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

A real home

  • 5 of 5

John was really helpful & accomodating & we enjoyed our stay. Especially late night snacks around the big kitchen island.

  • Submitted: 24-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Beautiful Old Victorian Home! Great Host!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Duluth, MN
5

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

House was nice, beds were very comfortable and John was great to work with.

  • Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
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: 24-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Location

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.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Carver

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$252
From
C$325
Fri,Sat
C$1,725
 

Additional information about rental rates

laundry cleaning C$119.42
Pet Fee C$26.54

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
Contact Owner
Available
Unavailable

Other Vacation Properties