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Little Farm Getaway

Entire guest suite hosted by Catherine
4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bath
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Welcome to my little 8 acre oasis! Being the first farm I’ve ever lived on, I understand the peace and tranquility it can offer those who have never experienced it. Enjoy meeting my horses and mini donkeys, take a walk through my woods, or have a fire! Aside from being just far enough, but just close enough to all the happenings in the city and my town, my newly remodeled private entry, ground level two bedroom basement apartment offers an escape from the noise and a place to unwind and relax.

The space
(Extra amenities listed at bottom)
Located in my ground level basement apartment with a private entrance, this pet-free space was designed to allow my guests the authentic experience of staying on a farm, but in an updated and remodeled space with a modern farm-style feel to ensure that you feel like you're in your home away from home but with a sprinkle of the farm life. I am located on a corner lot off of a main access road, but it only gets busier during rush hour. The rest of the time it’s usually very quiet and peaceful. In the summer though there can be some motorcycle traffic. This is an old farm that’s very rustic and has a hay barn that’s been worn down with love :) Currently there is no set pathway to your back door entrance but you are welcome to drive your car around the back onto the grass and park it by the entrance to your space (unless it’s winter)! My lot is 10 acres. Most of that is the horse pastures but a good portion of it is the wooded area that you are welcome to explore! It is all fenced in.


Although the cooking space isn't technically considered a “full kitchen”, I have provided many appliances that will allow you cook everything you could in a full kitchen. This includes: Fridge, Electric double burner cooktop, griddle, crock pot, waffle maker, Keurig coffee machine, convection oven (cooks 12 inch pizza!), microwave, blender, all necessary kitchen utensils and amenities for cooking and a coffee station for your comfort and convenience. I also have a gas grill right outside your door (not in photos) as well as a fireplace! We have a dry rack and spray nozzle for quick and easy dish washing as well!

Most of the basement doesn't feel like a basement at all! The windows in the family room and kitchen are ground level, allowing you to look out onto my land and feel a part of it. Depending on which pasture my horses and mini donkeys are in, you can see them grazing right outside of the kitchen window too.

The basement does not have central air but it does have a window unit in the family kitchen that cools the space nicely (spring/summer months). On very very hot days when it might not be enough, I have every room equipped with rotating fans for those who want them to help keep things cool. There are no air conditioners in the rooms but fans help blow the air back there and keeps the entire downstairs unit cool! It naturally stays about 10 degrees cooler than the upstairs because it is a basement. There is also a dehumidifier for those who want that option. The basement also has its own separate heating system from the upstairs that you control.

There is a washer and dryer on your floor for your own private use as well and we provide one free laundry detergent pod per stay.

There is a private desk/work space for those who need or require it in the finished laundry room. The space has been redecorated and truly has a relaxing zen-like feel to it despite it being a laundry room. It’s actually my favorite room in the basement! The desk/work space inspires good focusing skills to help keep you on track with whatever you are working on. There are two windows in the room that let in natural light (see pictures) and both can be opened. We wanted to provide the option of a private work space for the guests that required it while also keeping it out of the way of the guests who don’t.

The family room has a giant projector screen with surround sound that makes for epic movie nights after a day of boating, hunting, fishing or trip to Mall Of America! The TV has Apple TV with Netflix, Disney plus, Hulu, HBO, and Amazon prime on it for you. You can also use airplay to cast from your own phone if you have your own apps you want to watch from. We also have board games, card games, puzzles, and books too!

Outside we have a fire pit with 2 wooden rocking chairs and extra camping chairs in the laundry room if needed. Feel free to burn ANY dead wood you can find around the property. Our wooded area is a great place to look!

There is also a garden box right outside your door planted with several different things that you are welcome to take from and use during your stay as long as they last!

There is plenty of parking space on our farm for big boats, rvs, trailers, ice huts, you name it, so feel free to bring all your toys!

We have a large wooded area with the most beautiful giant trees that makes for a very peaceful place to take a walk in the morning with your coffee! But really a great place to take a walk anytime! But it’s kind of hidden so go exploring for it behind the garage area! The entire property is at your desposal to explore other than the area the animals are in. (more on that in different section) The property is also completely fenced in on the back side so you can’t wander anywhere that isn’t our property, so have fun exploring! Since we are out in the country, the summer months can have lots of mosquitos, so just make sure you are aware of that. We provide some bug spray but might want to bring your own as well!

Also several food delivery apps deliver to our place, so that is a nice thing to have when you want to stay in and cozy up!

Extra amenities:
-Desk/work space
-Pack n Play
-Baby gate
-Air mattress
-Outdoor Fire Pit
-Keurig Coffee machine with complementary K-cups, sweetener, and cream.
-Space Heaters
-Fans
-Shampoo & Conditioner & Body wash
-Air purifier
-Speaker to play music
-Sound machines in bedrooms
-blender
-Scale

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 air mattress

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV
Washer
Dryer
Air conditioning
Backyard
Pack ’n Play/travel crib
Hair dryer

Accessibility

Bedroom

Step-free entrance to the room

Bedroom 2

Step-free entrance to the room

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Prior Lake, Minnesota, United States

Aside from the space itself, my GPS location is what makes my place the best one for you to stay at. You never even notice it, but a 2 minute walk from your stay, right out your back door, is the coolest hole-in-the-wall bar called Doherty's that is truly an experience of the country life and culture! They offer american food as well (food is ok, nothing fancy, but the drinks are great!). On Wednesdays during warm months, they have bike night, so bring your motorcycle! We do live on a corner lot on a main road but it’s usually only busy during rush hour. Sometimes they have live music playing or host events so it can be fun. The rest of the time though it’s very quiet and peaceful with the occasional car going by.

Five minutes up the road towards Prior Lake (my town) is everything you need for last minute stuff: Gas station, grocery store, more restaurants, snap fitness gym, bars, etc. Prior Lake (the lake not the town) is near me too and makes for an extremely popular boating place. For those wanting to steer clear of the crowds, 2 minutes up the road is lake Carl Macmahon where you can boat, jet ski, fish, and in the winter tons of ice fishing.

There are some state parks and designated nature walking trails within 10-20 minutes all around us that are so beautiful! I always say how lucky I am to feel like I am in the middle of nowhere but everything I need is just within reach.

With good traffic, Mall Of America is a short 30 min drive, as well as Downtown Minneapolis. The zoo is about 25 min away. If you’re driving during rush hour plan ahead for longer driving times.

The highway is a direct 10 minute path from my house and up there is a movie theater and a Walmart and a fun WWII themed restaurant!

Honestly, there is so much to be done all around me and my place will allow you to stay just far enough away from it all that you can unwind and relax from the stresses of life but go out and have fun if that's something you want too.

Hosted by Catherine

Joined in June 2020
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Hello! I am a student and avid animal lover. I use to train horses but fell in love with science so I am now going back to school in STEM. I’m very laid back, and when I’m not at school or at work I’m at home studying or out on the trail with my horse. I love hosting rentals and am so excited I finally get to do it out of my own basement!
Hello! I am a student and avid animal lover. I use to train horses but fell in love with science so I am now going back to school in STEM. I’m very laid back, and when I’m not at s…
During your stay
My name is Catherine and I own the property. I have a roommate who lives upstairs with me! She has a little old pug that you’re welcome to pet if you ever see her outside! We both work together at a doggy daycare. We are both VERY laid back! I want you to feel comfortable reaching out for anything you might need during your stay and I am also happy to leave you be to enjoy the peace and quiet the farm offers us every day. I own and run the Airbnb though, she isn’t connected to it, so if you need anything, reach out to me! I’m the one with brown/blonde hair :)

I have two horses and two mini donkeys that you are welcome to pet as long as you stay outside of the fence. If you would like a more up close and personal interaction with them I am MORE than happy to offer that! Just shoot me a text and we can do that.

Sometimes I am out doing farm duties and if you are out at the same time roaming the grounds, I will respect your privacy and wont approach you, but you are always more than welcome to approach and interact with me (brown/blond hair) if you want! Some people don't enjoy the interaction so I like to err on the side of caution. But remember to keep in mind if you book a stay with me, that this is an active farm and sometimes there are mowers or tractors running! But like I said earlier, usually it’s pretty quiet and I’m not out much. If I’ve got the tractor out, let me know if you want a ride!
My name is Catherine and I own the property. I have a roommate who lives upstairs with me! She has a little old pug that you’re welcome to pet if you ever see her outside! We both…
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