This is a treasured home and an outstanding example of small space living!
Pullout sofa couch
The main floor bedroom has a quality queen size mattress with quality bed linens. The upstairs bedroom his a full bed, a quality mattress, with quality bed linens. The living room has a sleeper, pullout sofa. This is an authentic 1950’s sofa. It has hardly ever been used, but best for children or someone under 30. The mattress could also be put on the floor and be used as a futon, which might be more comfortable than having it on the couch. In addition, I have a full size blow-up mattress with a hand pump.
Pool / Spa
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 28 - 2828
About Edie Barrett
I am an author, poet, and fine artist. In 2018 I started graduate school at The Humphrey School of Public Affairs, which is part of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. I’m pursuing a Master Degree in Public Affairs, hoping to use art as a vehicle for social change and engagement. I moved to Ortonville in 2010. Once upon a time, I was a NDSU student, and transferred to the University of California Santa Barbara to complete my degree. I remained in Santa Barbara for 26 years. I am a fifth generation Minnesotan and Norwegian. Although my professional background was in business, I am a lifelong artist and writer. I have always enjoyed interior design. The GuestHouse is my fifth home renovation project. My family and I have rented five different homes through VRBO. I know what I want my experience as a renter to be. Living in Santa Barbara I got used to having houseguests. Between being a vacation home renter myself, and having years of guests, I hope to strike a balance of providing beautiful accommodations, being a host if you need assistance, providing you with enough information to create your own memorable holiday.
Edie Barrett purchased this House in 2013
Why Edie Barrett chose Ortonville
My family lived in the Ortonville area during the turn of the century. While visiting here in 2008, I fell in love with the beauty of the prairie, Big Stone Lake, and the iconic small-town charm of Ortonville. I find the people here incredibly welcoming and generous. The fact that there is an active arts community is tremendously appealing to me. More and more, I see people from other areas discovering Ortonville as a well-kept secret.
What makes this House unique
The moment I walked into this house I loved it and I saw it’s creative potential. I have approached this renovation as an evolving art project. To my knowledge, there’s nothing quite like this rental home in western Minnesota, and perhaps in the state. My friends say to me, “This house is so personal! How can you rent it to strangers!?” It is a personal house. But I also want to give visitors the opportunity to stay in a unique home and get a sense of who we are as an art community. This area of Minnesota is exceptionally beautiful. To host people in a quality way, facilitate an appreciation of art, and help them to enjoy our beautiful region, well... that just really thrills me!