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New 90 Year Old Home Near Univ. of Nebr-Lincoln's East Campus

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Welcome to the Johnson Guest House! This beautiful house was built in 1918 in Lincoln's historic East Campus Neighborhood, adjacent to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s East Campus. A total renovation of the home was completed in 2011, restoring the home’s charm and adding modern amenities & conveniences. Honored recipient of the 2013 Residential Rehabilitation Award from the Preservation of Lincoln Association. Neighborhood attractions such as the original Valentino’s Restaurant, International Quilt Study Center & Museum, UNL Dairy Store (hand-made ice cream & treats), Larsen Tractor Museum, and Maxwell Arboretum are within easy walking distance. Local restaurants, shopping, the Nebraska State Capital, Lincoln’s downtown and Haymarket District, city sports venues, and UNL’s City Campus are only a short drive away.

When you walk in the front door, the cozy Living room with its Fireplace and Hardwood Floors will greet you. The fully-furnished modern kitchen, dining room, full bath and the laundry area are all located on the First Floor. Wireless high-speed internet and HD satellite television are included in your stay.

The Second Floor will sleep 6 to 8 guests and features 3 Bedrooms, a full bath and the Study/Office. Two bedrooms have queen-size beds; one being an adjustable Sleep-Number bed. The third bedroom has two twin-sized beds. A queen sleeper-sofa is located in the Study/Office. Securely plug into the wired internet ports located in each room.

Move outside. Lounge on the front porch patio. Relax and entertain in the back yard. The back patio deck with its natural gas grill, ready for your cookout, is easily reached from the kitchen. Your guests have easy access to the first floor bath.

Need more activity? Catch the paved MoPac hiking/biking trail a few blocks away. Take the trail west for a short trip to the Skateboard Park in Peter Pan Park, connect to Lincoln’s extensive trail network or travel on to UNL’s City Campus. Take it east and you can follow it out of the city and for 26 miles into the countryside. Visit one of Lincoln’s many parks. In the summer swim at the nearby University Place Aquatics Center public pool. Madsen’s Bowling & Billiards provides year-round family fun and some of the best bar food in town.

Keywords: executive housing, guest house, fully furnished, internet, East Campus, wedding, temporary, lincoln, family

More Details


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in East Campus in Lincoln

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No Smoking and no lit candles
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Main floor
  • 2 full bathrooms. First floor bath has a walk in shower. Second floor bath has a combination tub & shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Queen size Beds 2 - (1) Standard mattress, (1) Sleep Number mattress, 2 Twin beds, (1) Queen-size sofa sleeper
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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New 90 Year Old Home Near Univ. of Nebr-Lincoln's East Campus
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
Parker, CO

Perfect for adults and/or kids

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property and so great for our grandkids. We had plenty of room and the kids loved the backyard to play in not to mention walking just down the street to the UNL dairy store for ice cream! The kitchen was well stocked and we had everything we needed for a graduation gathering. Everyone kept saying that it was the perfect place for us to be as a family. Don't hesitate to book this house, the owners are lovely people and so accommodating! Thank you so much Sherri and Paul!!

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Diane thank you for the review and for choosing our Guest House for your stay and the graduation celebration. We are glad the house worked so well for your family. We look forward to seeing you in the future.
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Woodland Hills, CA

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We were in town to bring our daughter to UNL and this house was perfect. Not knowing the area that well I was a little concerned that being at the East Campus would put us far away from everything. I was wrong! It was a short drive to the dorms and sightseeing at the Haymarket District. Having a house made it so much easier when we were moving not having to go up and down at a hotel. As far as the owners, Paul and Sherri, they were amazing, truly nice people. Very welcoming and made sure everything was OK with our stay. The cookies upon arrival were great however my favorite thing was reviewing the before pictures of this amazing house. You would not believe it was the same house! We look forward to staying there on all of our trips to visit our daughter.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeff, Thank you for the wonderful review. We look forward to hosting you and your family during future visits. Best Regards, Paul & Sherri
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Relaxing weekend for our family

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for a family reunion and this home proved to be just that - home. The owners were so welcoming. It was a great central location in Lincoln. Everything was clean and neat. We especially enjoyed the backyard and patio where we ate brunch each day. The house had everything we needed. We were even able to load up some of the lawn chairs to take to watch fireworks.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Accommodating Owners

  • 5 of 5

My family needed a place to stay on short notice in difficult circumstances. I talked to the owner the evening of one day and the morning of the next day, we completed the arrangements and we met at the house, had a tour and were on our way. Due to our circumstances, we weren't sure how long we would need the property. The owner was flexible, made sure we had what we needed and was very respectful of our need for privacy.

We have stayed in other vrbo properties in multiple states. This property was the most thoughtfully stocked of any we have stayed in so far. It was clean, comfortable and quiet. We had plenty of room to be together and the library provided a quiet place, in addition to the bedrooms, if you needed some alone time. The weather turned unexpectedly cold while we were there and we really enjoyed tea or hot chocolate around the fireplace at night.

I enjoyed taking my grown children and my husband to Valentino's for pizza and the UNL Dairy Store for ice cream, two places I enjoyed as I was growing up...both within walking distance. We would recommend this property as it provides a great base from which to enjoy Lincoln and the surrounding area.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue, I am glad the our Guest House was available and able to provide you and your family the "homey" setting you needed. Thank you for the review. Sherri
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for the USA Rollersports Nationals and all I can say is WOW!! First of all, my thanks to the owner for her patience in helping us find the house when our GPS took us awry; she even offered to personally come find us. My daughter and I were met at the home by the homeowner and her wonderful smile and she gave us the tour of the home, explaining where everything was, how to reach her in case we needed anything, etc. along with some wonderful homemade cookies. This home was beautiful, immaculately clean, well-supplied, and most important a comfortable place we enjoyed coming "home" to each evening. The website for this home doesn't even come close to doing it justice. This home is centrally located to the practice rinks, downtown, restaurants, grocery stores, the University of Nebraska, the Dairy Mart (which we happened upon twice and is a must for visitors), and so much more. It is also on a main bus route for travelers without a vehicle. We have been coming to Lincoln every other year for the roller skating nationals and have always stayed at an extended stay hotel; however, why spend $1,800 for a small two-bedroom hotel room, when you can stay in a wonderful home like this for less? Although this was the last year at the Pershing, we are hoping now, more that ever, that the Nationals continue to be bi-annually in Lincoln just so we can enjoy this home again and again. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful guesthouse with us; we couldn't have been happier and you made this house feel like our home while we were there. Many thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brenda. It was so nice to get to know you during you stay. Our goal is always to provide a clean, comfortable environment in which you can truly relax and feel like you are at "home." Hopefully, next time our schedule will allow us to watch your daughter skate. Look forward to seeing you again in 2016.
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Salem, Oregon

Best hosts ever

  • 5 of 5

The friendly, accommodating hosts will do everything to make your stay exceed your expectations. One example, we stay in Lincoln to watch our granddaughter play softball they saved all the newspaper articles for us. Then even took the time to mail to us the ones published after we returned home.

The house is convenient to all University facilities and for quilters out there it is walking to the quilt museum. Two restaurants with in walking distance are Valentino's (pizza/Italian) and the Dairy Store (deli/ice cream).

The house is well furnished, the kitchen is fully furnished with everything you could possibly need (even Tupperware!). It was a home-away-from-home for me. I loved having so many charming bedrooms to choose from! This would be a nice house for both smaller and larger groups because there are multiple places for people to mingle or to sneak away for a little time alone.

We are looking forward to staying again and again and again.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sherri & Paul Johnson
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2018

About Sherri & Paul Johnson

We enjoy meeting visitors to Lincoln. Since we live nearby, we are glad to welcome visitors to our guest house. We can answer questions & provide suggestions to our guests. All you need to do is ask!!

Sherri & Paul Johnson purchased this house in 2009

Why Sherri & Paul Johnson chose East Campus

We have enjoyed living in the East Campus Neighborhood for over 19 years. We are proud of the neighborhood and actively work to preserve the area’s quiet, friendly & quality environment.

Over the years we watched the house that would eventually become the Johnson Guest House deteriorate. When it became available, we saw the hidden possibilities and took the initiative to restore the house from an eyesore to a neighborhood treasure.

What makes this house unique

Lincoln is known as a city with a friendly small-town feel. Home to Nebraska’s State government, internationally recognized universities, top-ranked college sports teams and a vibrant business community, Lincoln is clean, safe & welcoming to visitors.

We hope that you will find our Guest House, neighborhood and city welcoming to you.


State Capitol
"Nebraska State Capitol"
Memorial Stadium
"University of Nebraska Memorial Stadium"
International Quilt Study Center & Museum
University of Nebraska
Nebraska Wesleyan University
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Lincoln Municipal Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
State Capitol
Nearest Point of Interest
Memorial Stadium
Nearest Point of Interest
International Quilt Studies Center


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in East Campus, Nebraska

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
2 Adults(Call for Pricing)
5 Feb 2017 - 4 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £72 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £718.9
Cleaning Fee £64.7

VRBO QUOTABLE PRICING IS NOT ACCURATE. Please contact owner about pricing. Prices subject to change until reservation contract is finalized.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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