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Country Living Getaway at Josie's Guest House

Bedrooms 3
Space 278 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Josie's Guest House is the sister House to Jessie's Guest House (#430809)

Welcome to Josie's at Ibling's Family Farm. This updated home is situated in Brownsdale, MN located on a family farm site that has been in our family for more that 100 years. Named Josie's after my mother who resided there. This location provides a beautiful venue for families, couples retreats, and girls weekends.

We are 90 minutes south of the Twin Cities just off Hwy 56. We are less than 45 minutes away from Rochester, MN home of the renowned Mayo Clinic.

In today's hectic busy world, let this be your escape from the daily grind and a place to recharge your batteries. Relax and enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds you. You can experience that top of the world feeling in the meadows of brilliantly colored wildflowers with Minnesota wildlife.

Enjoy the walking trails or the breathtaking views from the deck. You can go out and explore all that nature has to offer. Have a morning cup of coffee on the beautiful wrap around porch.

This house is perfect to bring the whole family! Parents can enjoy the upstairs level with complete kitchen while the kids enjoy the downstairs level of the home that is more catered to them. This home is ideal for family time or for girls night out, romantic retreats, business travel, bridal/baby showers or other small events. There couldn't be a more perfect spot for your unique gathering. You are welcome at Josie's!

More Details

Property Manager
Sherry Anderson
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Brownsdale

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 278 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Upstairs Bath also has a sit down vanity area
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , Downstairs Bathroom located between 2 Downstairs Bedrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Upstairs Bedroom has a King Size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Has Full Size Mattress on Bottom and Single Size on Top
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , Has a Queen Size Mattress
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital


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(4 traveller reviews)

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Country Living Getaway at Josie's Guest House
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The property manager is AMAZING super friendly and responded and accommodated on very short notice!! I highly recommend this property if your in town!!

  • Review Submitted: 15/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We love to make your stay feel like your home away from your home.
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Spacious and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here during a week of in-between period between selling our previous home and buying a new one. The kids and I were able to continue on with their homeschooling while my husband worked during the week.

The house is very spacious with 3 total bedrooms and two living spaces. There are essentially 2 apartments, making it great for split or multi-family setups. The downstairs apartment has 2 bedrooms with a queen and a twin over full bunk bed and 3 pull-out twin convertible chairs with it's own separated room living spaces (kitchen, dining, and living in separate rooms). The upstairs apartment has a single bedroom with a king bed and a queen convertible sofa along with it's own open concept living space. This allowed my husband and I some private time upstairs while the kids enjoyed video games or Netflix downstairs. There is a gas stove in the downstairs kitchen and an electric stove in the upstairs kitchen, which we thought was great.

Both apartments have their own bathroom, though the upstairs is definitely "master bath" quality and was very nice to get ready in in the mornings. One negative about the master suite/apartment was that there was was no door on the bathroom. You walk up the stairs straight into the bedroom and are 3 feet from the bathroom doorway. I had to make sure my kids stayed downstairs until I was ready in the mornings.

The beds were very comfortable, especially the upstairs king. The Internet was quick and reliable. The yard, deck, porch/patio and setting are beautiful, overlooking the fields and nearby wind park. The only caveat would be that you are on a fairly busy highway, so the noise from the road can get fairly loud. That wouldn't keep us from coming back, though, as we enjoyed our stay immensely. Overall a wonderful place to stay, to wind down and to relax.

  • Review Submitted: 18/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you do come back again.
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Shakopee, mn


  • 5 of 5

We went there for a girls weekend, had a great time. Good space, had everything we needed. Would stay there again without a second thought. Thanks

  • Review Submitted: 24/01/2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albuquerque, NM


  • 5 of 5

Lovely home! Everything we needed and much, much more. We were in the area for a family reunion and needed extra space to stay for 3 nights. So glad we found this property. Very well kept and updated. Owner and manager very communicative and responsive. If you need a place to sleep fewer people, or have a larger than 11 group, Jessie's place is right next door. Highly recommend these properties!

  • Review Submitted: 17/09/2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$63.71
Pet Fee AU$127.43

Small pets are optional to stay but there is an additional $100 fee.

Each additional person over 6 persons is an additional $25/night fee. Up to 11 guests can stay at Jessie's.

Any questions, please contact property manager.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.