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BEAUTIFUL, COZY FARMHOUSE ON ACREAGE MINUTES FROM TOWN

Jennifer

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks English, Spanish
People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Jennifer

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish
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Within 2 days
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
26 November, 2014
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BEAUTIFUL, COZY FARMHOUSE ON ACREAGE MINUTES FROM TOWN

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Mankato - The Charming Farmhouse

Fully Remodeled, Beautiful, Welcoming Space-- Private, Yet Minutes From Downtown

Comfortable, warm and inviting-- all in an excellent location. This completely remodeled farmhouse is located on almost 8 wooded acres just a few short minutes from downtown Mankato.

In the warm months, cross the street and find yourself on miles of walking, running and biking trails connected to the Red Jacket Trail system. Head down the road 1/2 a mile and spend the weekend mountain biking at Mt Kato or pack your kayak or canoe and make your way to the Blue Earth River just a mile down the road. Grab the family and visit any number of the many recreational lakes in the area, several within 20 minutes of the house. Or stay home, grill and eat out on the patio and catch fireflies in the yard.

In the winter months, watch the downhill skiers and snowboarders ski the front side of Mt Kato from your living room window while comfortably nestled in front of a warm pellet stove, or hit the slopes yourself! Snowshoe or cross country ski along the trails… or stay home and enjoy the peace and comfort that this home provides. Soak in the antique clawfoot tub situated in front of the picture window looking out over woods. Watch the hawks and deer in the backyard. Whip up a delicious dinner in the custom kitchen, utilizing the ample soapstone countertops and butcher block island. Or start a fire in the easy-to-use wood pellet fireplace and spend the evening reading, watching a movie, or enjoying time with those you love.

This peaceful home would make a great weekend or week-long retreat for a couple, a small family or a single professional who has to be in the area for work. It is a well-priced and much more comfortable and spacious alternative to hotels in the area.

As of April 1, 2014, we will now have on-site caretakers living in a separate apartment, with a separate entrance, in the lower level/basement of the house (pictures of this space not posted on this website). The caretakers will mostly stay out of our your way, but if you need anything, this couple is there for you! They will set up a bonfire on the property, recommend a restaurant or get you in touch with a local outfitter for a river adventure.

Please contact me with any questions!

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jennifer (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks English, Spanish

About Jennifer

Teacher, mother, editor, horsewoman

Jennifer purchased this chateau / country house in 2007

Why Jennifer chose Mankato

This house offered such a wonderful space in really one of the most beautiful sections of Mankato, the river valley. It was pretty rough when I bought it in 07, and many said it was way too big of a project for one person alone.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

There is just something about this property. You are close to everything, yet secluded just enough to feel peaceful when in the back property or relaxing in the home. The farmhouse is very well built and has great light because of its position on a small hill. It's one of those places where you just feel at home, easily...perfect for relaxing and rejuvenating.

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People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.5
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

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Beautiful, Cozy Farmhouse On Acreage Minutes From Town
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews
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Beautiful, Cozy Farmhouse On Acreage Minutes From Town
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3648068
+1 -5079959012
Mankato Minnesota
4

Cute, cozy house

  • 4 out of 5
Very cute house. We enjoyed our stay very much. The fresh eggs were a nice treat. It was fun to walk to the hen house with chickens (and duck) in tow to see if there were more eggs. Loved the close access to the walking path which took us to town. The kitchen had just about everything we needed except a coffee grinder.
  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Beautiful, Cozy Farmhouse On Acreage Minutes From Town
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3648068
+1 -5079959012
Mankato Minnesota
5

Peaceful Summer Getaway

  • 5 out of 5
Our family of four enjoyed a week in this beautifully-updated house and tranquil setting. Our kids loved the horse, chickens, and duck on the property, as well as the front porch swing and the rolling green hills around the house. Farm-fresh eggs were a delicious bonus. Thank you for the hospitality!
  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Beautiful, Cozy Farmhouse On Acreage Minutes From Town
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3648068
+1 -5079959012
Mankato Minnesota
5

Gorgeous Peace filled Retreat

  • 5 out of 5
We were so lucky to be able to stay in this lovely home. The peaceful nature of this sweet country retreat was felt immediately upon arrival.

From the gorgeously appointed living quarters, to the front porch made for quite contemplation to the ADORABLE chickens and duck, we loved every bit of it. I've been telling everyone about the fresh eggs every morning - Thank you so much!
  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Beautiful, Cozy Farmhouse On Acreage Minutes From Town
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3648068
+1 -5079959012
Mankato Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
4

Beautiful place for a relaxing stay

  • 4 out of 5
I rented this house for a post-New Year's getaway for me, my wife, our infant daughter and our dog. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to others looking for a family-friendly stay. Details below:

Location
Conveniently located within 90 minutes of the Twin Cities, just outside of Mankato and within 30 minutes of St. Peter and New Ulm. The farmhouse feels secluded and quiet, despite having a county road passing right in front of it.

Interior
The farmhouse is spacious, clean, and well-decorated. The living room and dining room worked great for us; we even unrolled the yoga mats Jennifer provided and did yoga in front of the pellet stove one morning -- a great way to start the day.

In the master bedroom, we loved the mattress -- perfect combo of firmness and comfort. The only downside to the room is that the bed is up along one wall, so the person on the inside has to crawl over the other person if they need to get out. Oh, and the footboard's a bit short for me as a 6'4" guy :)

The second bedroom would work great for kids. We set up our daughter's pack and play in there and took advantage of the fact that there is already a changing table in the room -- very convenient. There's even a cute little balcony overlooking the room, although we couldn't figure out how a kid would get up there (maybe with a ladder that is stored away?).

Amenities
My wife enjoyed a couple of baths in the soaking tub in the bathroom. Jennifer provided some essential oils; it would have been even better if she'd offered some bath salts.

The kitchen is the highlight of the house, very nicely updated and well laid-out for cooking. Jennifer provided cookware, basics (spices, etc.), and a great coffee setup (espresso maker, drip coffee maker, and Starbucks ground coffee). The only thing we couldn't find was a larger skillet -- the biggest one we found was 9 inches. Get some larger pans and the setup will be perfect!

The pellet stove in the living room keeps the first floor of the house nice and toasty, and the heating system in general is first rate. The only things to note are that the fan is pretty loud, and that there's a trick to turning off the stove. We couldn't figure it out at first, but I called Jennifer and she let me know how to do it.

Hope this review is helpful for those considering renting the farmhouse. We would definitely consider it for future getaways!
  • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you and your family enjoyed your stay! The lavender bath salts are located on the bathroom window ledge; if you kept the shades drawn, they would have been hidden-- I'll move them to a better location :) Also, there is a large paella 20" skillet in the kitchen, but in a cabinet on the other side of the door (probably hard to find)-- I will try to find it a better spot, too! Thank you for your feedback and kind words. We hope to see you again at the Farmhouse!
-Jennifer

Location

Location

Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Mankato
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Mankato
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Neighbor's Italian Bistro
Nearest Ski
0.25 Miles
Mankato

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Mankato, Minnesota

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$242
for 2 nights
From
$112
$768
$2,018
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $150
Cleaning/turnover $18
Pet Fee $15
Notes Damage deposit is 100% refundable after check out. If you pay through personal check, you can write a separate check for the deposit (to be returned to you or destroyed after your stay), AND the turnover fee is waived. Please message me for details.

SUMMER RATE (or holiday rate) 2014/ 2015 is still at $128/night. $112 a night is our winter rate.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Mankato in Minnesota

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Deep soak clawfoot tub and custom tiled shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom has a large queen size bed with sitting area, walk-in closet with custom cabinetry and on-suite washer and dryer. Second bedroom has two twin beds with under-bed storage, individual reading lights/bookshelves-- room has a cathedral ceiling.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • ski
Notes:
Check in any time after: 2pm Check out any time before: Noon

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