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Vintage Victorian Style Home """

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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.

John Willard
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Carver in Carver County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Vintage Victorian Style Home
average rating of 4.652174 based on 23 reviews
Madison , Wisconsin, USA

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!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Duluth, MN

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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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!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Harvey's Bar/Lola's lake house / Victoria house
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Carver, USA

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £14.44
laundry cleaning £64.99

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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